The Tale of Two Realtors

It doesn't take long for clients to notice an agent who isn't completely prepared. It works the same way when an agent is clearly prepared. Let's talk about two separate realtors. We'll call one Andrew and the other Mike. First thing is how they communicate with their clients or their leads. Andrew understands at the

January 10th, 2017|Categories: Agents, Client Relations|Tags: , |

12 Habits of a Successful Real Estate Agent

If you really like what you do, you never stop looking for new ways to improve. You can’t just go through the motions and stay the same if you want to be the best you can be. Once you start to implement these habits and tips into your own business, you will start to see

December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Agents|Tags: , , |

Statistics to Head into the New Year

The last few weeks, we've talked about preparing for the next year and making goals, but it's time to actually look at what 2017 could bring. Here are the big Here are the big numbers from 2016 that will shape this coming year. It’s well documented how almost everything in real estate starts online. Here are

December 20th, 2016|Categories: Agents|Tags: , , |

How One Agent Became an Authority

Here at Smart Agents we give our members the tools they need to rule their market. We interviewed on of our members from the midwest about how he is using his books and other marketing materials. Jonathan really went out there and pushed his books on people. If you're a member or not, this is what

December 14th, 2016|Categories: Agents, Marketing and Advertising|Tags: , , , |

Setting Your Goals and Preparing for a New Year

Real estate agents without specific goals don't have the planned out road to take to reach personal and business success. The start of a new year is a great time to review and set goals. Make sure your written goals are specific and closely tied to the things you need to or you’re most passionate about

December 13th, 2016|Categories: Agents|Tags: , , , |

Agent Tips to Get Ready For 2017

You should have a plan at all times, and right before the new year is a great time to plan out your coming months. Instead of coasting into 2017 and taking it easier than usual, now is the time to set yourself up to rocket into the new year. It's also the time to work

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Agents|Tags: , , |

Luxury Real Estate Tips

You’re driving through a luxury neighborhood. You see a Realtor’s sign in front of a home, then you drive a little further… and see the same agent’s sign again.  Then, you turn a corner and see another sign. You get closer and realize… it’s the same agent. They are owning this entire high-end neighborhood. That

December 1st, 2016|Categories: Agents, Marketing and Advertising|Tags: , , , |

Save a Dying Listing

Here are some last-ditch efforts that you should try when your listing has been on the market too long. It's not expired, but it is almost lifeless. Changing Out Pictures and Videos When the Seasons Change Keeping the pictures and your social media or property website updated to reflect the current season will make sure

November 16th, 2016|Categories: Advertising and Marketing Your Listings|Tags: , |

Avoid Any Bias With Divorced Homes

Divorced homes are a big niche for agents. It may not seem like the best thing to capitalize on, but these sellers usually have to sell and you can make their life a whole lot easier. Naturally, it's an emotional time for each side and it is something you need to navigate carefully. A lot of

September 26th, 2016|Categories: Client Relations, Divorced Homes|Tags: , , , |

What to Ask Expired Listings

Expireds are great targets to prospect. They're motivated sellers. In this blog we aren't going to break down the step by step process, we did that here when we discussed the approach and strategies needed. We also went over what it takes and how to smoothly get the owners of expireds to lower their listing price. This

September 21st, 2016|Categories: Client Relations, Expireds|Tags: , , |