2018

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

Miller Samuel

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.

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!

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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

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.

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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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[Media] Bloomberg Markets Interview January 11, 2018

Miller Samuel INC

So I was walking down Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in the late morning after a meeting and got a call from Bloomberg TV. Apparently, two different stories that featured two of the market reports I author - published by Douglas Elliman - were the number one and two most emailed on the Bloomberg Terminals worldwide. They wanted to talk about them. So I took a left and walked over Bloomberg HQ. Got to speak with Vonnie Quinn and Shery Ahn on set - who knew how to make an interview go well.

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Bloomberg Markets TV: September 11, 2018, Looking back at 9/11 and the Financial Crisis

Miller Samuel

I had a nice reflective discussion with Scarlet Fu and Caroline Hyde, reflecting on two milestones in New York City - 9/11 and the financial crisis. Miller Samuel CEO Says Credit Conditions Haven't Normalized Since Lehman. September 11th, 2018, 3:48 PM EDT.

PBS NBR CNBC Video - State of U.S. and Manhattan Luxury Market

Miller Samuel

CNBC clip. NYC luxury apartment sales drop from CNBC. PBS Nightly Business Report clip. Story with 2 clips begins at 18:20]. CNBC's Diana Olick reports on luxury home sales dropping in NYC due to tax laws and fewer international buyers.

Fall 2018 Elliman Magazine - Market Update

Miller Samuel

The Fall 2018 Issue of Elliman Magazine was just released and as usual, I provided a two-page spread showing interesting (my definition, lol) of what is going on in some of the markets under their national footprint. The magazine is well done and a fun aspirational read. click to expand].

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

Miller Samuel

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.

Bloomberg Markets Interview April 3rd, 2018

Miller Samuel

I'm a bit late to post this interview but the content is still relevant since it addresses the sales slowdown we are seeing across the NYC metro area. I had a fun conversation with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman and Julia Chatterley on "Bloomberg Markets.". ?. Manhattan Bloomberg TV Elliman Reports Sales Elliman Report Julia Chatterley Julie Hyman Bloomberg Markets

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.

Inside Real Estate Launches New Live Chat Feature on Circlepix Property Websites to Increase Interactions Between Agents and Prospects

Inside Real Estate

Inside Real Estate, a leader in software solutions for the real estate industry, unveiled today a powerful new lead generation […]. The post Inside Real Estate Launches New Live Chat Feature on Circlepix Property Websites to Increase Interactions Between Agents and Prospects appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. Press Chat Circlepix Inside Real Estate PR

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

[Media] Daniel Gershburg Podcast: Market Conditions, Valuation and Neutrality

Miller Samuel

I've been following Dan Gershburg 's Twitter handle for quite a while and found it to be a great resource for pretty much everything. He's a real estate attorney and we got to know each other a little bit over the ultraweb. Eventually he invited me to join him on his podcast. I got to talk with him about a few things outside my usual discourse: my concept of "neutrality" and how I got started (and who doesn't want to wax on poetic about themselves for 45 minutes?)

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

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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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

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Team

Boom Town

Kevin Kauffman and Fred Weaver are the co-founders of one of the nation’s most successful real estate teams and companies, Group 46:10 Network. Training-focused, fast-paced, technology-driven, 46:10 has been recognized as one of the top 250 real estate teams in the nation, year after year.

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.

Pros, Cons, and Best Practices of a ‘Guaranteed Sold’ Program

Boom Town

A guaranteed sale is attention-grabbing, providing an immediate sense of security for the seller. At face value, as an agent, it gives you a leg up on the competition. It shows the seller, “Look, I’m so confident that I can sell your house, I’m willing to buy it if I cant.” ” Sounds pretty good, right? Well, the downside is it’s gimmicky reputation. So few sellers actually follow through with the offer due to fine-print details, and low valuations.