2018

Top 10 Real Estate Podcasts (With Links to Our Favorite Episodes!)

Boom Town

Kevin & Fred’s Next Level Agents Podcast . Want honest advice from some of the real estate industry’s best? Kevin Kauffman and Fred Weaver have decades of experience behind their belts, and they’ve decided to put their knowledge into snackable audio lessons. What I like about this podcast is that it features actionable advice any real estate professional can act on immediately. But don’t take it from me. Go ahead and have a listen!

kvCORE Platform Continues to Innovate with Advanced Features to Drive Higher Conversion Rates and Agent Production

Inside Real Estate

We are pleased to announce the launch of five powerful enhancements to the kvCORE Platform, Inside Real Estate’s premier business […]. The post kvCORE Platform Continues to Innovate with Advanced Features to Drive Higher Conversion Rates and Agent Production appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. Press Inside Real Estate kvCORE Updates

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The 10 Best Days to Buy a Home

Patch of Land

We have all heard the saying that smart real estate purchases are based on location, location, location. But that suggests you focus only on where to buy a home. What about when? Data indicates that there are definitely months of the year—and even specific days—when you are statistically more likely to acquire a property at a discounted price. On some days, in fact, that price can be many thousands of dollars below a property’s estimated market value. The question, of course, is which days?

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Remember liar loans of a decade ago? Those same people want to do away with appraisers.

Miller Samuel INC

My friend and appraisal colleague Ryan Lundquist and I authored a petition on change.org to point out the growing wreckless behavior that is enveloping the mortgage process. There’s a proposal from the FDIC, Federal Reserve, and Treasury Department not to require appraisals for some mortgages under $400,000. As we say in the petition , this change can impact several groups in particular: consumers, the taxpayers, the housing market and appraisers.

How To Build A Compounding Machine

Real Estate Finance HQ

Before I dive deep into the subject of how to build a compounding machine, let me explain exactly what my 7 year old son did after I gave him this advice. As Einstein said: If you can’t explain it to a 7 year old, you don’t understand it. My son Everest has a scrap metal business. To be more precise, he dives into dumpsters in my neighborhood looking for aluminum cans and copper wiring. He then takes it to a metal scrap yard and get’s cash.

7 Thank-You Notes You Should Be Sending Your Real Estate Leads [Free Templates]

Boom Town

Sending a thank-you note is a small gesture that makes a big impact. So much so that 22% of employers are less likely to hire someone if they don’t send a thank-you note after an interview. That’s pretty compelling! So how can you use this trick to generate more business in real estate? Here are 7 opportunities for sending a thank-you note that could lead to landing a new client. Thank You for the Referral. If you’re lucky, referrals can have a domino effect.

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How to Handle 11 Common Objections in Real Estate (Scripts Included)

Boom Town

Can you imagine buying a house without any hesitations or questions? There’s probably a thousand things swirling in a person’s mind when considering a real estate decision. It’s the source of many objections you hear. And no doubt, it’s challenging to deal with their resistance on a daily basis. To improve your odds at converting real estate leads, we’re going to focus on one word: Commitment. The goal isn’t to get someone to commit to a huge decision, like buying a house next week.

5 Morning Habits of the Most Successful Real Estate Professionals

Boom Town

Rise and shine! How do you begin your day? Are you pushing the snooze button and then racing against the clock to get out the door? Or are you truly in charge of your schedule. To be successful in real estate, motivation and efficiency aren’t merely useful, they are critical. The name of the game is to move through your day with intention. To be proactive instead of reactive.

7 Emails You Need to Send to Real Estate Leads

Boom Town

Consider the emails you’re sending to your leads. Would you open them if they appeared in your Inbox? More importantly, would you respond or visit a website? Prospects these days have an inbox full of info and offers, most of which they will consider “junk,” and delete. This is why you have to follow the best practices to help your email outshine the rest. Readers don’t delete emails that interest them. Easy as that.

Stop Losing Seller Leads. Work Your Farm This Way

Boom Town

You’re better than a mass-mailed recipe. Don’t risk having your brand tossed into the recycling bin. Instead, be strategic. Establish an area to farm. Market to those potential sellers. Add the leads you generate to your database. Track them over time. The first step is establishing an area to geographically farm of course. Once you’ve locked down the right target area, it’s time for some targeted, compelling marketing. Marketing to Your Geographic Farm.

The 50/50 Social Media Strategy for Agents & Brokers

Inside Real Estate

There are plenty of ways for real estate agents and brokers to automate their posts. But there is an important […]. The post The 50/50 Social Media Strategy for Agents & Brokers appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. blog facebook real estate marketing social media Real Estate Social Media social media automation Social Media for Real Estate social media solution

New kvCORE Open House App Maximizes New Business Opportunities From Open Houses

Inside Real Estate

Inside Real Estate, provider of the leading real estate software solution kvCORE Platform, is pleased to announce the launch of […]. The post New kvCORE Open House App Maximizes New Business Opportunities From Open Houses appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. Press Apple App Store Google Play Store Inside Real Estate Open House App

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Laurie Finkelstein Reader // Laurie Finkelstein Reader Real Estate

Boom Town

Never Compromise on Customer Experience. When it comes to success, especially in real estate, so often it’s all about transactions. It’s all about the hustle, the zeros, and making it to the top. But most of the top producers in real estate have one thing in common … they know why they do it. For Laurie, the “why” is all about the people. Her parents were in real estate, and she loved watching the way they could positively impact people’s lives.

Inside Real Estate’s kvCORE Platform Experiences Rapid Demand And Growth Since Launch

Inside Real Estate

Inside Real Estate, leading provider of real estate technology software, is experiencing record growth since the release of its kvCORE Platform just […]. The post Inside Real Estate’s kvCORE Platform Experiences Rapid Demand And Growth Since Launch appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance.

5 Agent Best Practices to Dust Off Your Sphere This Spring

Inside Real Estate

Spring’s here – dust off your sphere! Your sphere of influence (SOI) is more than just a catalog of people […]. The post 5 Agent Best Practices to Dust Off Your Sphere This Spring appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. blog Online Marketing Online Marketing Tips Real Estate Real Estate DIY Marketing Real Estate Lead Generation SOI

Keeping Your Sphere of Influence Warm When the Real Estate Market Cools

Inside Real Estate

As certain as geese flying south for the winter, you can depend on the real estate market slowing down after […]. The post Keeping Your Sphere of Influence Warm When the Real Estate Market Cools appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. 222 Best Real Estate CRM Software CRM Solutions real estate agents Real Estate Leads Real Estate Technology SOI

Facebook Business Pages

Inside Real Estate

Want to maximize your presence on social media as a brokerage or individual agent? A Facebook Business Page is a […]. The post Facebook Business Pages appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. 196 blog Circlepix Inside Real Estate PixSocial Real Estate Social Media social media automation Social media best practices

3 Ways AI Can Help You Close a Deal

Inside Real Estate

There’s a big misconception around what artificial intelligence (AI) really is and how it can impact your real estate business. […]. The post 3 Ways AI Can Help You Close a Deal appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. 215 263 AI artificial intelligence Best Real Estate CRM Software CRM Solutions Inside Real Estate Real Estate CRM

To Adopt or Not To Adopt

Inside Real Estate

Agent adoption has always been a hot topic. As long as new technologies develop and emerge in the real estate […]. The post To Adopt or Not To Adopt appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. 222 Agent Adoption Agent IDX Websites Best Real Estate CRM Software CRM Inside Real Estate kvCORE Real Estate Real Estate Lead Generation

Expectations for future house flipping returns

Patch of Land

First, the good news for house flipping: Average gross profits have risen steadily over the last few years. As the 2018 house flipping report from research firm ATTOM Data Solutions shows, completed house flips in 2017 yielded an average gross profit of $68,143, representing a 49.8% return on investment. Gross profit is defined here as the difference between purchase price and flip price, not accounting for expenses incurred.

Inside Real Estate Launches the New Kunversion+

Inside Real Estate

Inside Real Estate, a leader in software solutions for the real estate industry, unveiled today the newly enhanced version of […]. The post Inside Real Estate Launches the New Kunversion+ appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. Press Inside Real Estate Kunversion

The Unseen Perks of a Strong Broker Tech Platform

Inside Real Estate

It’s 2018. Having strong technology at the foundation of your brokerage isn’t something nice to have. It’s a necessity. The […]. The post The Unseen Perks of a Strong Broker Tech Platform appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. 222 Best Real Estate CRM Software real estate broker tech Real Estate CRM Real Estate Leads for Brokerages real estate solutions tech consolidation

Facebook Business Page Strategy: SEO 101

Inside Real Estate

Facebook has come a long way from its early days of college coders dreaming in a dorm room. Today, over […]. The post Facebook Business Page Strategy: SEO 101 appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. 222 Facebook Business Page Inside Real Estate PixSocial Real Estate SEO

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Patch of Land to Attend Pitbull's 47th National Hard Money Conference

Patch of Land

The Pitbull Conference is the oldest and largest organization of its kind in the country: educating brokers, lenders, and investors as to the emerging opportunities that exist in hard money lending. Their success can be attributed to their track record of consistently producing quality events for industry professionals to network and grow their businesses. They take great pride in the lasting relationships they have cultivated over time with both sponsors and attendees.

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3 Key Strategies for Being a Better Leader in Real Estate, with Doug Edrington

Boom Town

If there’s one thing Doug Edrington knows, it’s how to lead a team. Doug recently opened his own Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brokerage, J Douglas Properties, and runs (with no shortage of success), The Edrington Team. Last year his team sold 491 houses. And when he’s not busy being a top producer, he is also a Tom Ferry Coach.

Old School is… New School?

Inside Real Estate

When a real estate brokerage, team or agent is asked about what they are doing regarding their own individual marketing […]. The post Old School is… New School? appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. 222 Inside Real Estate kvCORE marketing

Shift Happens: How Top Agents Survive (and Thrive) in a Turning Real Estate Market

Boom Town

It’s been a whirlwind couple of decades in the real estate industry, with many agents experiencing both the peak highs and devastating lows. Defined by the crushing great recession of 2008 and the subsequent steady rise to a booming seller’s market (fueled by sky-high home prices and stalled inventory growth), it’s been a wild ride. Moving into 2019 the #1 buzz in the biz is undeniably the shifting market. Let’s start by saying, the market isn’t falling apart.

Quick and Painless Lead Nurturing Using the kvCORE Open House App

Inside Real Estate

Open houses have long been a staple of our industry and are a great way to collect new leads, but […]. The post Quick and Painless Lead Nurturing Using the kvCORE Open House App appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. 222 Inside Real Estate kvCORE Open House Open House App Real Estate

VIDEO: NBC SquawkBox - Impact of New Federal Tax Law on High-Cost Housing Markets

Miller Samuel INC

This interview occurred back on the 18th and was posted on Housing Notes on October 19th in case you missed it. Robert Frank of CNBC invited me to appear on the show. I’ve been on the show a half dozen times, especially during the housing bubble when I was always interviewed remotely in a dark room with an automated camera. This appearance was the first time on the actual set.

Q4 is Here: 5 Ways Successful Agents End Strong and Build Momentum

Boom Town

The fourth quarter often brings a slowing market, lots of time away from the office, and a mentality to wind down and delay priorities until the new year. So, it might come as a surprise that mega agents and real estate leaders believe Q4 brings some of the best opportunities to claim market share and create more opportunity in your business (both now and next year).