- January 27, 2017Vine may be dead. But the six second video thing is still alive. And getting some serious play from Google. Their recent push behind six second video content presents an intriguing opportunity for real estate brokerages to sell their brand to a younger, wider audience.
- January 10, 2017Starting a new real estate brokerage in 2017 or just thinking about it? Treading into uncharted territory can be a trial of your physical and mental fortitude. Sometimes it takes a little inspiration from seasoned professionals to make the dream a reality.
- January 4, 2017
The “In-Thing” in today’s world is Social Media. Social media has become a field where everyone wants to be a master but most are clueless on how.
In one of our previous blogs, we spoke about using social media the right way. This blog was a comprehensive guide on what, when and how to use different social media platforms. But before you get too overwhelmed I thought it would be great if we could debunk a few common social media myths so that you are truly on the path to success.
- January 3, 2017
A new recruit sits in your office.
Energetic, eager, Apple Watch. You’ve done your research. You know his numbers. And yet, projecting his success is as fruitless as forecasting the weather. He may be sharp today but what about tomorrow? How does he handle stress? Will he be respected by his peers? How long until he ‘burns out’?
To paraphrase Socrates, you only know that you don’t know.
- December 31, 2016
We all know emails are now one of the primary ways to communicate. Over the past couple of years, we have seen a gradual increase in the electronic mail over phone calls or actual meetings. The real estate industry is no different, it has slowly evolved and now has become truly digital. I receive tons of emails every year and I saw some stark difference between emails from different people. Some are extremely professional and some are super casual but what is the best practice? Here are some quick tips on how to improve your email etiquette.
- December 28, 2016
It’s that time of year again! The brokerWOLF Support Department has compiled our annual top 5 recommendations to help your year-end process run smoothly. Please review the following tips and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any year-end questions you may have.
- December 28, 2016
With the holiday season upon us, you may be eager to celebrate and spend time with family and friends. But this wonderful time of year also signals the approaching slow season. I have heard many people say how real estate is seasonal and brokerages find it challenging to sustain during these months. We all know we can’t control the market but that doesn’t mean that we can’t be productive. Here are 4 things to do during the slow season:
- December 20, 2016
It’s all about technology and convenience these days. I know it’s hard to juggle multiple things in this fast paced life but with technology, it’s never been easier. We now have technology and tools not to help us with almost any task. One such tool we all have is our cell phone – a tool that allows us to start, manage and finish any task instantaneously.
Jonathan Deesing on the Housecall blog does a great job in telling us 7 Ways to Take Control with Your Smartphone.
- December 20, 2016
Real Estate professionals meet new clients every day and it’s their job to find these clients their dream home. As we all know, it’s not as easy as it sounds. I have heard of agents complaining about how it took them weeks and sometimes months to find their clients the perfect home. In this fast paced world, every minute counts and that is why it’s essential to ask your clients the right questions before you take them to see homes. Asking them the right questions will help you get clarity as an agent who is showing them the properties.
- December 8, 2016
Your business card is your first and last touch point with your clients. It’s the first thing you hand over to new clients, and it’s the last thing your clients will refer to get in touch with you. I have seen tens and thousands of business cards over the past couple of years and most have a lot in common. Your business card should be short, precise and provide a gist of who you are and what you do. Here are 5 key things to keep in mind while designing your business card: