10 Ways to Give Back to Your Community

HDC_Thanksgiving_Blog_2907_1200x600There are many reasons to give back to your community: to meet new people, improve or learn skills, make an impact, or just because it feels good. In the real estate business, giving back can also lead to new business opportunities, can strengthen your lead network, and can show others you’re committed to your community and not just in it for the paycheck. Here are ten ways you can get involved and make a difference in your community.   Continue reading

Surround Yourself with the Trappings of the Season On-the-Go

HDC_Festivize_Your_Ride_Blog_2628_1200x600.jpgIt can be hard to find time to sit down and enjoy the gorgeous tree in your living room or the menorah in your office when your job, family, and busy schedule keep you constantly on the go. However, with these ten ideas you too can bask in the trappings of the season—from your car!

In addition to adding a bit of festivity to your season, decorating your car can draw positive attention to your brand, help you stand out, and get potential clients to take note of you and your business. The enhanced atmosphere of your car will also make current clients feel especially well taken care of. Continue reading

Do’s and Don’ts of Talking Real Estate with Your Friends and Family

HDC-Family-and-Friends-Blog-2549“Oh, I didn’t realize you were a real estate agent” and “I would have used you if I knew” are some of the most heartbreaking phrases in real estate. Don’t let your family and friends “forget” about your real estate business by implementing these 4 steps. Continue reading

5 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Business Work For You

HDC-Korn-Secrets-Blog-2542Your business should be working for you, but if you spend your days juggling listings, leads, showings, and open houses, and still struggle to keep afloat, then you are working for your business. Twenty-five year real estate veteran and international trainer, Brad Korn, has teamed up with Michael E. Gerber to write The E-Myth Real Estate Agent: Why Most Real Estate Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It, which will be available in the near future. During his recent Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar, Korn previewed insights from his book, including how Gerber’s 5 Core Principles of Business can be used if you’re ready to be the boss and steer your business so you can live the way you want to live. Continue reading

Register Your .Homes Domain Name Before It’s Gone

HDC-Homes-Domains-Blog-v2-2463A few weeks back, I decided to start a website. I knew what I wanted it to be about and had a great idea for a domain name, so I got online, went to purchase my domain, and found that someone got to it before me. I tried about a dozen variations of my domain name, and before you know it, I was searching for domains so twisted around my original idea that no one in their right mind would want to use them. I eventually registered a name that would work, but I learned a valuable lesson—it’s hard to find a great, unclaimed .com domain name. Continue reading