3 Ways to Create Top Talent for Your Team

HDC_Top_Agents_Blog_2929_2_1200x600_2The more sales your agents make, the stronger your business becomes. Because of this, it’s natural to want to attract and work with experienced, proven agents. Still, there’s something to be said for helping your current agents grow into that role. Agents who haven’t yet made it big may be more flexible and open to learning new techniques. And with the right atmosphere, planning, and support, any agent can become a top producer. Continue reading

3 Ways to Get Top Talent to Join Your Team

HDC_Top_Agents_Blog_2929_1200x600_2Your team or brokerage is full of budding talent that you’re actively shaping into top agents. Still, there’s something to be said for experienced agents who have already proven themselves. The problem is, experienced agents are likely already attached to a brokerage or team. But that problem isn’t insurmountable. Those agents could be working with you. All you need is the right pitch. Continue reading

Lead Generation, Cultivation, and Conversion [FREE Webinar]

Join us on Wednesday, June 1st for a special RISMedia “Broker Best Practice” webinar, All About Leads: Generation, Conversion and Everything in Between, where you can learn all about leads from generation to conversion. This webinar will be diving deep into the different stages of capturing and converting leads, as well as offering a technological perspective from top experts in the field.

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Hear great tips from lead generation masters like Anthony Marguleas, owner of Amalfi Estates, Mark Seiden, CEO of the Mark Seiden Real Estate Team, along with Homes.com’s own national speaker, Joe Sesso.

Availability for this free webinar is extremely limited, so be sure to register to reserve your seat now!

Industry Technology Veteran Joins Homes.com National Sales Group!

Industry Technology Veteran Joins Homes.com National Sales Group

Homes.com welcomes Brett Barlows, industry veteran, to build and strengthen Homes.com’s relationships with brokerages. As the Strategic Accounts representative for Homes.com, Brett works across the country promoting marketing solutions to larger brokerages. He assists brokerages that want to increase online and mobile exposure, high-quality consumer inquiry generation, improved social media performance, and more.

Brett Barlows has been involved in many aspects of the marketing and technology side of the real estate industry, having formerly worked for Heartland Multiple Listing Service, CoStar, and realtor.com. Through this experience, Brett has learned best practices from some of the more tech-proficient brokerages and agents in the nation. Since the mid-1990s, he has strived to make marketing technology easier to implement for agents and brokerages, with the end result being a more productive real estate practitioner.

As 2014 comes to a close, reach out to Brett for expert marketing advice when creating your 2015 business plan. Connect with Brett Barlows at either 913-915-7769 or brett.barlows@homes.com to schedule a consultation.

If you will be attending the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo and would like to meet with Brett, click here to schedule a consultation!


Chicagoland Broker Stays on Top with Cutting Edge Website Solutions

Homes.com Helps Chicagoland Broker Stay on TopReal estate related searches on Google have grown 253% over the past four years (NAR), making it clear that buyers and sellers are relying on the Internet more than ever during their home search. Real estate professionals must have a website that can meet this demand, which is only possible if it contains all the necessary tools that a home buyer needs when searching for a home.

For Rosemary West, managing broker of RE/MAX Professionals Select, Homes.com has been a big part of her ability to be this resource. In addition to providing an easy-to-navigate and uncluttered website, Homes.com has given her the tools she needs to make her clients happy by selling their home quickly and at the right price. “We get as many as half a dozen or more qualified leads a week because of the appearance and content that Homes.com has helped us develop on our website,” says West, who also mentions the exposure to her business that has been generated from the partnership. Continue reading