A list of posts in our real estate Real Estate Agent Industry Reports category.

For the Love of Real Estate: Why Agents Love Their Jobs

To be a real estate agent takes a special combination of drive, heart and service that few people can do. This Valentine’s Day, we asked real estate agents around the country to tell us what they love about being a professional in the real estate industry. Maybe you share some of these agents’ sentiments. Maybe […]

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Renae Virata Feb 10th, 2017

Stress-Free Closing Date: Disconnect Utilities Seamlessly

In our last blog about your sellers moving out, we discussed some strategies to help the closing date (whenever it may occur) to be stress-free.  Now let’s look at another element of moving out:  disconnecting utilities. Earlier, you advised the sellers to plan for overlapping residences so they won’t be fooled by a delayed closing […]

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Regina Brown Jun 29th, 2015

Don’t Be a Pop-Tart Real Estate Agent: Part II

Whenever we come across the latest technology that everyone seems to be raving about, it’s tempting to give it a try. But before you jump on the bandwagon for the hottest new organizational tool, lead generator or CRM, heed these tips to make sure you give each one a fair shot and to keep from being a “pop […]

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Renae Virata Jun 24th, 2015

Real Estate Sales Tracking Spreadsheets

You’re working your Home Value Leads as fast as they come in.  You and your team are processing seller inquiries and now you have listings from your leads.  Listings develop into closings (hooray!) and they’re closing escrow so quickly that you can barely keep track of them.  How do you handle so many sales? Many […]

Regina Brown Jun 12th, 2015

Should You Hire a Real Estate Intern?

Sometimes in real estate, work can get just so darn busy that you need a little help here and there to keep you sane and organized. As with any other field or industry, a great option is to hire an intern. Why Hire a Real Estate Intern Hiring an intern is one of the lowest-cost […]

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Renae Virata Apr 28th, 2015

Switching from Residential to Commercial Real Estate

Have you ever thought about switching from residential to commercial real estate? Depending on where you live (Houston and Dallas, for example), commercial real estate can prove quite lucrative. But there are some things you should know before changing your real estate focus so you don’t have any surprises. Commercial vs. Residential Real Estate Commercial […]

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Renae Virata Apr 3rd, 2015

My Friends Look At Zillow Before Ever Calling Me

This post was originally published as a guest post on Inman.com and is being republished here for our audience to discuss. Love them or hate them, Zillow is not going anywhere. Even with ListHub cutting off their feed to Zillow, their business will not suffer. In fact, it could probably make Zillow even more trustworthy […]

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Home Value Leads Mar 31st, 2015

SmartSheet Review – Transaction Management Software

By Regina P. Brown Looking for a custom transaction management system?  We just completed a review of SmartSheet. SmartSheet allows you to coordinate your entire real estate team by adapting the SmartSheet system to your company’s transaction requirements. It’s a productive tool for collaboration of transactions and sharing files, such as contracts, disclosures, and inspections. […]

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Regina Brown Feb 27th, 2015

Are Real Estate Agents Charging a Flat Fee Crazy?

A number of real estate firms looking to turn the industry’s standard system of charging a commission on its head are charging flat fees instead. Sure, we’ve heard about those MLS listing only flat fee services, but this is something different. We are talking about companies and brokerages who offer full service real estate listings […]

Home Value Leads Jan 26th, 2015

What Is The Best Real Estate CRM?

If there is one common question that I see day in and day out, it is “What is the best CRM for real estate?” The problem with this question is that it varies from agent to agent and depends on what you need it to do and how you need it to function. The best […]

Home Value Leads Nov 3rd, 2014