Most real estate professionals don’t have a written business plan, simply because they have never learned the right planning sequence. To run a profitable business you must create an intentional future and Jackie Leavenworth, Realtor and International Speaker, will explain her 5 Step Business plan to help you do this during the “Plan for 2014, Hope is NOT a strategy” Homes.com Secrets Webinar. Continue reading
Today’s tech savvy consumer spends a lot of time online reading reviews, referencing social media and looking through countless websites before making a purchase decision. Since buying a home is one of the largest financial investments a consumer can make, you can bet they are doing extensive research to find the right person to help them through the home buying process. Are you confident in what they are finding about your business?
Building a positive online reputation for your brand should be top priority if you are serious about growing your business. Highly recognized brands like Target and Starbucks have spent millions, if not billions, of dollars growing their brand online. While it’s unlikely you will ever need this amount of money to market your real estate business, it just goes to show how important your online image is. Continue reading
Yes, there’s an app for that. In fact, we have 14 recommended apps that real estate pros should consider to streamline your business in the New Year. Let’s highlight the ones from Jimmy Mackin’s presentation “Must Use Apps for 2014” during the National Association of Realtors expo in San Francisco.
Homes.com has highlighted the Top 5 applications from Mackin’s presentation that you should be using to grow your business in 2014. We have also included links to each of the other recommended apps, so that you can choose which of them you can use to help improve your day-to-day business. With that said, let us jump right into it! Continue reading
There hasn’t been much mortgage activity since our last report, as rates have yet to move away from the .25% range. According to Janet Yellen, likely successor to the current Fed chairman,“We shouldn’t see much of a change to mortgage rates for the rest of 2013”. After all the instability in mortgage rates we saw during July and August, this news surely brings a sense of security to many American homeowners. Continue reading