3 People Who Should Absolutely Consider a Career in Real Estate

Do you know someone who wants to break free of the nine-to-five, set their own hours, and be their own boss? A career in real estate may be just what they’re looking for! To become a real estate agent, you just have to be eighteen years old (nineteen in some states), be a legal US resident, complete prelicensing education, and pass a licensing test. Some people who may excel in real estate include recent grads, parents, and people coming from a second career. Continue reading

Detailed Guide to Hiring an Assistant for Your Real Estate Business

We all have the same amount of time in a day, but it seems like some people manage to fit so much more into theirs. While some agents are making big money working four days a week, you’re working seven and are so busy with paperwork, phone calls, and creating Facebook Ads that you hardly have time to find new leads and convert sales. You’re stuck in a cycle of trying to manage your business all on your own and wondering how other agents manage to get it all done. Well…they get help.

Some agents put together teams of individuals who do everything from marketing to lead generation to showings. But you don’t need a whole team to clear room in your schedule. An assistant can handle many of the day-to-day tasks that are weighing you down. But hiring an assistant is confusing. What do you need to do? Where do you start? Can you afford to hire someone? If you’ve ever wondered if an assistant is right for you, what kind of help you need, or how to find and hire the right person, we’ve got you covered. Continue reading

The Smarter Your Home Gets the More Useful it Becomes

Understanding what a smart home is and what the technology can do for you and your leads is a great way to get a leg up on your competition. On the most basic level, a smart home saves you time and money by linking various systems around your home or office so you can control them via your phone or a voice command. But when you drill down into it, smart home technology can do so much more. Read on for a list of ways you can use smart home technology in your personal life and real estate. Continue reading

Time Management Strategies for Overwhelmed Agents

Done correctly, prioritizing tasks and creating time blocks can increase your income and allow you to work less. International speaker, author of Successful Time Management for Dummies, and CEO of Real Estate Champions Dirk Zeller recently shared his advice for “Taming the Time Management Monster” in a recent Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar.

According to Zeller, every interruption, even if the actual interruption is only thirty seconds, takes five minutes to recover from. That means that every twelve interruptions cost you an hour of productivity. “We get interrupted by all different mediums – personal face-to-face interruptions, social media interruptions, email, text; all types of interruptions,” Zeller explained. “Real estate agents are the most interrupted profession on the face of the planet.” Continue reading

Secrets Live, Coming to a City Near You

Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinars have offered free online seminars with real estate’s top agents, coaches, and leaders since 2006. Now you can experience these real estate secrets in person in a high energy, 3-hour course that is guaranteed to transform your business and help maximize your success. Continue reading