In defense of the individual real estate agent

Housing Wire

I saw a social media post recently by our local ‘mega-agent’ entitled: “Breaking News: Individual Real Estate agents added to Endangered Professions List!”. The individual agent is on life support, it exclaims. The individual agent. The mega-agent.

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Keller Williams-owned app Smarter Agent to shut down

Housing Wire

Keller Williams -owned Smarter Agent , a Philadelphia-based startup that allows agents to create their own branded apps, will be shutting down its dedicated app. Inman News first reported that Smarter Agent would be shutting down.

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Need a real estate agent? Here’s how to pick the right one

Housing Wire

That’s what real estate agents are here for. Almost 90% of buyers recently used a real estate agent or broker to purchase their home, according to the National Association of Realtors. A real estate agent is a licensed professional who can guide you through the homebuying process.

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OJO Labs rolls out agent referral network

Housing Wire

OJO Labs has launched the OJO Select Network, an agent referral program that matches top performing agents with ready homebuyers or sellers based on an understanding of the agent’s skill set and the consumer’s needs. Select Network gives agents access to new leads, ready homebuyers who are kept engaged until they’re ready to work with an agent and custom consumer insights. The post OJO Labs rolls out agent referral network appeared first on HousingWire.

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2021 New-Agent Recruiting

RIS Media

Four Prime Recruiting Targets for New Agents in the Coming Year. Brokers and managers can take greater advantage of the upcoming market by recruiting new agents, and there are several categories of potential new agents that may be especially interested in starting a real estate career.

2021 will be the year of the tech-enabled agent

Housing Wire

With the right tech stack, agents and brokers have access to rich market insights at their fingertips, the ability to provide virtual home tours…and a deeper understanding of what consumers really want in a home.”. Instead, the need for a great agent is stronger than ever.

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In today’s hot housing market, how are real estate agents staying competitive?

Housing Wire

Or is being a real estate agent just a side hustle for you – something you do in your spare time? So, if you’re planning to be a real estate agent long-term, it’s probably a good idea to run your business like, well, a business, especially in today’s highly competitive housing market.

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Qualities of Top Agents

RIS Media

Many real estate agents want to know, “How can I be a top performer in my industry? What does it take to become a top agent?” Click here to watch this insightful interview in which Johnson hones in on the qualities of top agents. Qualities of Top Agents.

Supercharge Your Agents’ Digital Presence

RIS Media

Elevate Agent Profiles to Attract More Clients Through Improved Digital Engagement. In today’s real estate world, agents are everywhere at once through the magic of digital communication. The post Supercharge Your Agents’ Digital Presence appeared first on RISMedia.

Ask Your Agent: Seller Negotiations

American Lifestyle

The post Ask Your Agent: Seller Negotiations appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine.

Agent/broker perspective: How should agents handle inexperienced deal partners?


An agent is tired of working with other inexperienced agents who lack basic professionalism. Anthony Askowitz explores this hypothetical real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic.

A coastal exodus? These Century 21 San Francisco agents don’t think so

Housing Wire

Although many in the real estate industry say that San Franciscans are relocating to places more inland , some Century 21 agents in the San Francisco and Bay Area beg to differ. These Century 21 San Francisco agents don’t think so appeared first on HousingWire.

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No seasonal slowdown this year as real estate agents report a busier-than-usual fall

Housing Wire

The post No seasonal slowdown this year as real estate agents report a busier-than-usual fall appeared first on HousingWire. Housing Market Real Estate COVID-19 pandemic Fall homebuying home sellers homebuyers Homebuying season Real estate agents summer homebuying

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5 Mistakes New Agents Make

RIS Media

Here are a few of the most common mistakes new agents face when starting out. Agents should implement a proven system that helps them understand exactly what they must do each day to create a pipeline of quality leads. The post 5 Mistakes New Agents Make appeared first on RISMedia.

Two home offices? Real estate agents dish on the latest must-have amenities

Housing Wire

But the agent with TeamBarham, Keller Williams Homewood didn’t expect the grub question. As Americans ditch urban cores for roomier abodes in the suburbs, real estate agents say the list of must-haves has changed: buyers are looking for pools, home offices and makeshift learning centers.

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Agents are happy with careers despite long hours: Inman survey


Inman's second-annual Agent Appreciation survey revealed that many agents are working every day of the week, but that just as many are completely satisfied with their careers.

When it comes to home sales, August is the new May, keeping agents busy into the fall

Housing Wire

Rather than a typically busy spring home-buying season , the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the bulk of home-buying this year into the summer months, and real estate agents are busier than ever. Now, agents are showing and selling nonstop.

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California Association of Realtors makes Zillow’s dotloop accessible to agents

Housing Wire

Through this integration, CAR agents who use dotloop will no longer need to download and upload forms manually. The post California Association of Realtors makes Zillow’s dotloop accessible to agents appeared first on HousingWire.

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Building Your Career as a New Real Estate Agent

RIS Media

” Yet as many agents quickly learn, carving a successful path in this industry isn’t always easy. Data from the National Association of REALTORS® shows agents are earning less than $10,000 in their first two years on the job.

[PULSE] Are potential new agents holding off on entering the market?

Housing Wire

An analysis of recent real estate licensing trends released by Agent Advice this week reveals that licensing rates are beginning to recover from a precipitous drop caused by COVID-19 in March and April. The post [PULSE] Are potential new agents holding off on entering the market?

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Side’s Guy Gal on championing the high-volume real estate agent

Housing Wire

million agents that are licensed and members of the national association, and only about 6% are full-time, experienced high-volume – facilitating at least one transaction a month – professionals. Agents/Brokers Real Estate Brokerage Featured Guy Gal HWplus Side

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Pulse: Readers tell us how agents have helped them


This week, our readers tell us about a time another agent went the extra mile to save them in a bind. Agent Brokerage Pulse Service Teams 2021 Agent Appreciation agent to agent agents positives

Show your agents love! 12 simple ideas for 2021


Here are a dozen ideas (one per month) to let your agents know that you notice their efforts so that they'll feel appreciated, inspired and motivated all year.

How to create an agent leadership council for your team


One of the best ways to grow agent leaders for your team, brokerage and regulatory bodies is to create an in-house leadership council. Here’s how to get the ball rolling.

Real Estate Agents: Be fearless in 2021

Easy Agent Pro

Construction basics: According to the NAR, 60% of homebuyers want their agent to be knowledgeable enough to point out faults in homes. A couple of years ago when a friend wanted to sell her her Las Vegas home, I sat in on the listing agent interviews.

How indies can teach their agents to showcase their value


Indie brokerages can offer a lot, but we often don’t train agents on how to sell that value. Any agent who focuses on these 10 areas will provide clients with high-level service and be able to compete with even the biggest of franchises.

What ‘being the best’ means to 5 agents


We asked five experienced agents to define success. Here is what they told us.

5 Valuable Apps for Real Estate Agents in 2021

RIS Media

2021 is finally here, and as we continue to conduct business in this ever-changing landscape, many agents and brokers alike are relying on remote tools. Real estate agents often do not have the time to not just learn, but also utilize design programs, such as Photoshop.

Cheaters don’t prosper on Rate-My-Agent review site

REM Online

The original post can be found at the following URL: Cheaters don’t prosper on Rate-My-Agent review site.’s recent review audits found that several agents had created fake reviews for themselves. Products & Tech agent reviews

5 Tips for Effective Agent Recruitment

RIS Media

Agent recruitment can be one of the most rewarding responsibilities a broker takes on. Better still, if done properly, recruiting the right agent can offer the competitive advantage needed to reach a higher level of business success. Personalize prospective agent outreach.

5 Last-Minute Gifts for Real Estate Agents

RIS Media

You may be looking for a last-minute gift for the real estate agent in your life. Here are some top gift ideas to help agents grow their business or to help them relax after a long day. These books are filled with tested strategies that agents might find useful in their business.

10 Habits of Top Real Estate Agents

RIS Media

Real Estate Express is one of the nation’s premier online real estate schools, providing pre- and post-licensing courses, continuing education courses and professional development to hundreds of thousands of real estate agents across the country.

Streamline new agent engagement with Guru Solutions


Custom real estate software developer Guru Solutions has built a new system for streamlining the onboarding for new real estate agents.

Agents see income, satisfaction rise despite pandemic: Inman survey


Inman's agent appreciation survey shows that more respondents are now making six figures than when a similar survey went out last year. Satisfaction with compensation is also up.

Agent/broker perspective: Should agents still practice all COVID guidelines?


After months of virtual everything, an agent feels ready for much more direct interaction. Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. .