5 Tips to Enjoy the Holidays without Losing Potential Buyers

HDC_Soliday_Staging_Blog_2888_1200x600With a host of holidays quickly approaching, now is a great time to make your listings stand out. That said, here are a few tips to help infuse your staging, listing photos, and open houses with a bit of holiday spirit! Just remember, run your ideas by your seller and don’t go overboard. You want to attract buyers, not push them away! Continue reading

[Infographic] Secrets of Top Selling Agents: The Keys to Real Estate Success Revealed

SOTSA_Infographic_Blog_2884_1200x600Real estate titans such as Barbara Corcoran, Dave Liniger, and Gary Keller have found great success in their careers and have proven themselves willing to share their secrets with others. However, finding time to study real estate’s biggest sellers and influences can be a challenge; there are just so many. However, a solution is now available! Homes.com national speaker Joe Sesso condensed the lessons from the Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar series into a single, digestible book. Sample tips from each chapter below and visit Amazon.com to purchase your copy! Continue reading

The Facebook Page Checklist

HDC_Facebook_Checklist_Blog_2883_1200x600Facebook is continuing to make changes to its algorithms and offer upgraded services. This may be a good thing for Facebook and its users, but it can be challenging to keep up with all the changes. As an agent, you probably have a Facebook Business Page that needs continual content to boost your visibility to your followers.

But before you worry about the constant updates, make sure you haven’t forgotten to update the basics of your Facebook Page. We have compiled a simple checklist to make sure that your page is up-to-date and that you’re providing followers with the content they want to see and engage with. Continue reading

10 Things Every Real Estate Agent Knows

HDC_Real_Estate_Basics_Blog_1200x600Each month, Homes.com sponsors the Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar program, offering agents a free training resource where they can learn advanced real estate strategies. However, before you learn the techniques of the industry’s biggest earners, you must master the basics. Here are ten things every new real estate agent learns. Continue reading

[Infographic] Common American House Types

HDC_House_Type_Blog_2855_1200x600From the Taj Mahal to the Empire State Building, the world is full of interesting and unique architecture. Climate, culture, and resources have historically shaped the buildings found in specific areas, and that is still largely the case. However, with trains, planes, trucks, and boats shipping materials around the world, the lines have started to blur. Now you can find a Mediterranean style home in Maine or a Tudor manor in Texas, which is great news for your buyers. They have options. Lots of them. However, many people don’t know how to tell the different house types apart. That bungalow they saw on the market a few weeks ago may just be “the house with the big front porch” to them, making it hard for you to know to look for a new bungalow. Download your copy of the infographic to help your buyers understand the different house types and narrow down your search to help them find the perfect home. Continue reading