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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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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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.

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.

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

Inman

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. .

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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[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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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.

6 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This Fall

Keeping Current Matters

Most real estate agents have developed a strong Internet and social media strategy to promote the sale of your house. The buyer’s agent, who solely represents the best interest of the buyer. You Net More Money When Using an Agent.

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SD Agent Survey – July

BubbleInfo

The post SD Agent Survey – July appeared first on bubbleinfo.com. I’m not sure what 100.0 means exactly, but it has to be the best ever! Jim's Take on the Market Market Conditions

Earnnest Releases New Real Estate Agent App

RIS Media

Earnnest, a digital earnest money service in the United States, recently released a native app to put digital earnest payment requests at real estate agents’ finger tips. “With the new app, agents have an even easier way of incorporating digital earnest money into their work flow.”

Why You Need a Real Estate Agent

American Lifestyle

The post Why You Need a Real Estate Agent appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. 12-Direct Buying & Selling Real Estate 12-Direct August August Buying and Selling Home Advice Home Buying Home Tips Housing Market Real Estate Agent Real Estate Tips Selling

Are agent reviews even relevant today?

Inman

A decade after some of real estate’s biggest names launched agent reviews, testimonials are gathering dust on portals, agent websites, and dormant social media profiles. Even the agents who continue to collect and publish reviews are left wondering: Do these reviews matter?

How agents are winning bidding wars in America’s most competitive markets

Housing Wire

” With the suburbs seeing record volume , agents and brokers like Harrison, who runs Compass’ operations in Westchester alongside her husband Zach, are counseling their clients on how to prevail in a fierce bidding war.

What conversion rate should real estate agents expect when they purchase leads?

Housing Wire

No matter how experienced a real estate agent is, he or she relies on leads for business growth. But industry professionals report that there’s a misconception among agents about conversion rates. The post What conversion rate should real estate agents expect when they purchase leads?

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How Every Agent Can Help Solve Our Inventory Shortage

RIS Media

Every agent today needs more listings. I recently wrote about a new “bridge” solution to help agents unlock inventory, allowing homeowners to buy their next home before selling their current one, solving the chicken-and-egg problem. How can an agent change that mindset?

3 Things Clients Want From Their Real Estate Agent

RIS Media

Keep reading to learn what clients want from their agent in terms of skills, qualities and traits. The most successful real estate agent will be the one whose name is synonymous with expert real estate advice.

Communicate to Drive Agent Success

RIS Media

Similarly, despite—or perhaps because of—multiple challenges and distractions in today’s world, real estate managers and brokers need to commit to consistent, leading communication to keep agents focused on making new sales happen. Ignore Everything Else…Keep the Focus on Sales.

Lead Nurturing Tips for the Busy Real Estate Agent

RIS Media

The post Lead Nurturing Tips for the Busy Real Estate Agent appeared first on RISMedia. Agent Best Practices Latest News Lead Story Business Planning Homes.com Lead Nurturing Real Estate Agent Success Tips

From one agent to another

The Living Room

I had the pleasure to help a Seattle Real Estate Agent here buy a home here in Portland. Thrilled to be welcoming another stellar human being and new Real Estate Agent to Portland! The post From one agent to another appeared first on Living Room Realty.

Are real estate agents financing their own demise?

Inman

Agent Sponsored agent Are real estate agents financing their own demise? Home Swap knock know certified agent real estate“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

Furnished or unfurnished? 3 agents weigh in

Inman

Agent Leading in Luxury Sponsored Sponsored Sections Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty furnished Furnished or unfurnished?

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.

Why agents need continued education — especially today

Inman

For agents, education goes hand in hand with having a positive work environment and company culture. Agent Brokerage Select Service agent education courses COVID-19 education jill butler media center mentorship training training center Training facilities

The Real Word: How efficient are agents?

Inman

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. Agent Brokerage Opinion Select Service Video Byron Lazine inbound moves nicole white real estate Ryan Serhant the real word The Social Dilemma Zillow zillow agents

Aspiring luxury agent? Here’s what your website needs

Inman

Luxury real estate agents need luxury websites, and that means custom photography, professional video, a solid personal brand and much more.

How to Become a Successful Part-Time Real Estate Agent

The Close

Many agents successfully pursue real estate part time. After reviewing the best online real estate schools, we chose Real Estate Express as the best option for new agents. In order to sell real estate, you must become either a real estate agent or a real estate broker.

5 Technology Musts for Real Estate Agents

RIS Media

The right technology can make life a whole lot easier for real estate agents. We asked real estate agents across the country for some insights into the best technology for real estate agents. Dotloop is one such tool that is specifically designed for real estate agents.

Do agents still need websites? Hell yes

Inman

Although some agents argue that with social media there’s no reason to build and maintain websites, Jay Thompson doesn’t agree for a few simple (yet obvious) reasons. Agent Columns Marketing Opinion Select Service Teams Technology Websites agent websites jay thompson social media websites

“Dear Serpa” Broke New Agent

Lab Coat Agents

What’s your advice to a newer agent who doesn’t have any repeat business, extra money to “buy” leads, to buy a dialer, or buy all the extra stuff brokerages tell you “you need” to get solid leads? The agents I see who are all doing well are doing so by REFERRALS, not cold calling etc.

Agents, stop sitting on your assets!

Inman

Though most agents have the similar goal of generating more leads, some still don't have a complete and functional database to market to. Here's why you should be organizing your list — and the most cost-effective marketing method to use.

Bo Menkiti: Empowering Agent Entrepreneurs

RIS Media

Size: 8 offices, 1,000-plus agents. BM: We say that we are fundamentally focused on empowering agent entrepreneurs. Speaking of technology, what has the company done to ensure that you’re offering your agents the latest and greatest to stay ahead?