As some states are beginning to reopen, we are all left wondering what the new normal will be. Regardless if your state has reopened, is in the process of reopening, or has plans to reopen soon, it’s important to be aware and follow the current guidelines set by the state and cities you’re working in.
Last month, a Virginia real estate agent was in the news after experiencing a brutal and terrifying attack at an open house. While the agent did survive the attack, she was hospitalized with extensive injuries and likely has a long recovery ahead of her. Unfortunately, these tragic stories are far too common, and for real
If you feel overwhelmed by cold calls, you’re not alone. Even in the internet age, cold calling can still be an effective way to grow your business. But sometimes it can be hard to deliver a sales pitch to someone who has never heard about you or your business. So, we’ve compiled some tips to
When looking for a new home, new construction can be an alluring option. Being the first to own a pristine new house, without the worry of wear and tear from previous owners. But don’t let that fool you- buying new construction is still a complex real estate transaction to navigate. Here are some of the
Situated along the western bank of the Mississippi River, Greater St. Louis is the largest metropolitan area in Missouri and the second-largest in Illinois. The region’s diverse economy has strengths in the service, manufacturing, trade, and transportation industries. St. Louis is also a popular tourist destination city, anchored by the iconic Gateway Arch and the
Even if you love your job, the 9-to-5 routine can be exhausting at times. Aggressive deadlines, commuting, and running from meeting to meeting are enough to wear on anyone. When stress from our professional lives overloads us, we can succumb to what’s known as “burnout”. A recent Gallup poll found that 67% of full-time employees
The real estate profession is growing. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment for brokers and agents is expected to grow at a rate of 7 percent from 2018 to 2028. This is a faster growth rate than the average for all occupations. That being said, there
While it may be true that more and more buyers are searching for their homes online, 63 percent of sellers still host at least one open house as part of their sales strategy. In a 2016 survey of agents, brokers, and others, 70 percent of respondents sold a home due to a connection they made
Regardless of your role in business, one thing is certain – how you set up your office affects how your clients and prospective clients perceive you and your business. The same is also true of a home office if you meet with clients there. Not only do you use your office design to market to
In today’s world, the first impression you make as a real estate professional on potential clients is likely to be your online profile. As the old adage goes: “You only get one chance to make a first impression”. So you need to make it count. While there are many marketing ideas for real estate agents
For several years now, Millennials, also known as Generation Y, have been the largest group of home buyers in the U.S. – and that percentage has been steadily growing. Older millennials currently outnumber younger millennials in this cohort by far. If you want to be successful in 2020, you must not only take notice of
Whether you are an experienced Instagram user or new to the platform, you should know that Instagram is one of the most used and fastest growing social media platforms in the world. Using Instagram for real estate is a great way to market properties, introduce promotions, engage with current and potential clients, and much more.