Three Tips for Agents Who Want to Open Their Own Brokerage

“It was never my dream to work for a real estate company for the rest of my life.”—Stacie Perrault Staub

HDC_Staub_Recap_Blog_2690_1200x600.jpgWas it the idea of promoting someone else’s brand, working around someone else’s schedule, and splitting your commission that encouraged you to pursue a career in real estate? Probably not. Working for an established brokerage is a great way to get started in real estate, but it’s rarely the end goal of aspiring agents.

In a recent Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar, Stacie Perrault Staub, founder and owner of West & Main Homes and the brain behind the popular Genuine Hustle conferences, shared her tips to start your own real estate brand. Watch the free webinar “Launching a Real Estate Brand from Scratch” for more information, or find our three tips from the webinar below! Continue reading

Google for Real Estate #4: Google Drive

HDC_Google_Brive_Blog_2668_1200x630.jpgFor a long time, Microsoft Office—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.—was the undisputed king of document creation. Then came the internet, the cloud, and mobile devices with capabilities that rivaled and exceeded those of desktop computers. Suddenly Microsoft Office wasn’t the obvious choice anymore. That’s why part 4 of our Google for Real Estate series covers Google Drive, one of the best programs to store and create documents. Here you’ll find out what it can do, where you can get it, how it can advance your business, and more. Continue reading

Community Videos: Put the Spark Back in Your Business

HDC_Guigeure_Jones_Blog_2666_1200x600.jpgEvery real estate agent knows that their town is the absolute best place to live. As an agent, you know pretty much everything happening in your community and are always ready to offer recommendations on the best place to eat, best place for coffee, best theatre, and the best park. You know how special your community is, and as a real estate agent you have an incredible opportunity to share that information with the world. One way to share your passion for your community is with videos. Continue reading

Google for Real Estate #3: Google Allo

HDC_Google_Allo_Blog_2657_1200x630.jpgGoogle is approaching some really sci-fi level functionality. Over the next few years, Google’s advanced A.I. systems will be integrated into our homes, cars, and devices, allowing you to easily play music, buy tickets, schedule a meeting, or find information anywhere, anytime, with just a simple vocal command. In the meantime, we have Google Allo, the smart messaging app that incorporates the Google Assistant to connect you with your Google Suite on the go. In this installment of Google for Real Estate, you’ll learn how Google Allo can improve your communications, where to get Allo, what it can do, how it can assist your business, and more. Continue reading