How to Deal with Difficult Clients

HDC_Difficult_Clients_2754_1200x600Wouldn’t it be nice if all your clients were happy, patient, and understanding? Unfortunately, for many that isn’t always the situation. As a real estate professional, you’ve walked through the doors into the service industry; you work closely with clients on a personal and emotional level. Dealing with different personalities and emotions can lead to some tense and stressful interactions with clients.

Difficult clients are part of business, but with a few tips, you can turn adversity into profit. Continue reading

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

The Calling, Sorting, Faxing, Filing, Mailing, Marketing, Best Results in Your Office, so That You Can Sell More Homes, Admins

HDC-Blog-Post---Admin-Pro-Day-2450Do you find yourself overwhelmed with phone calls, emails, marketing, scheduling, and data input? Do you wish you had more time to focus on helping people buy and sell real estate? If so, it may be time to consider hiring an administrative professional. Continue reading

Join the Fight Against Hunger In Your Community

HDC-Move-for-Hunger-2374Did you know that nearly 50 million Americans struggle to find their next meal?  What if there was a simple way that you could help these people?  Well, there is!  As a real estate professional, you help people who are relocating every day.  Along with all of the “stuff” that gets thrown out when your clients move is perfectly good, unopened, non-perishable food that can be rescued and brought to your local food pantry.  That is where Move For Hunger comes in!  Move For Hunger mobilizes the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger.   Continue reading

Who is Vouching for You Online?

“You’re gonna like this guy. He’s all right. He’s a good fella. He’s one of us.” Henry Hill Goodfellas 1990

How many of your closed clients in the last 12 months gave you an online review? If your answer is “none” or “I don’t know,” then you are missing out on a huge opportunity to be proactive in getting those referrals that your business depends on.  Yes, I said referrals. That is what an online endorsement is becoming. No, it’s not as direct as what you think of as a “traditional” referral, but in some ways it can be even more valuable. Continue reading