Archive for the small business Category

No Marketing Equals No Realtor Growth

I study agent development pretty hard and track many Realtors growth and marketing.  One thing is for sure, that the truly busy agents are marketers and are always advertising their services.  Some agents choose to be part-time or just take what business may half heartedly fall into

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How to Go Medium Tech (a follow up to 6.22.17 post)

Yesterday I blabbed about focusing your technology as a Realtor and figuring out what works and what does not work.  After writing that I needed to follow up and maybe give explanation to examples of great technology and ones that may not be necessary or a time

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Real Estate needs to be Medium Tech

I love the latest tech tools like measuring apps and floor plans to CRM’s and mapping tools but is there a point where its too much?  Is there a point that you cross the line from being irrelevant to being just busy keeping up with the latest?

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Big Things to Think about Before investing in Commercial Real Estate

I absolutely love the thought of buying, improving and owning commercial real estate. It has a fantastic upside, can be leveraged and attracts the best tenants (small business) for long term cash flow. Commercial real estate can be flashy and its truly the top level of investing

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How to lower your real estate fees when using a Realtor

Real Estate commissions can be high and add quite a bit to the actual sales price of a home and as a Realtor myself I think we provide a tremendous service 87% of the time.  Real Estate commissions can vary from each deal and can get as

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My 4 Biggest Mistakes I made Starting out in Real Estate

I started my Real Estate career at the worst time imaginable along with thousands of other Realtors convinced that it wasn’t much more then getting your name out there and having your face on a business card.  It was a terribly slow go for sure and a

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What Do All These Lease Types Mean?

Exploring a new lease or looking at signing a lease as a business owner can be pretty stressful and a long term commitment for sure.  When you start looking at space and lease options it seems like every building has its own language and every owner definitely

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How To Fail at Holding an Open House

Open Houses whether you like them or not are an important part of selling homes but they can also be a huge waste of time if not done properly.  This time of year and during the summer the Open House gains more popularity as a way to

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3 Reasons You Are Failing in Real Estate

Are you slow right now?  Do you have a hard time finding new clients?  Are deals falling apart or far and few between?  This is common in a slow market but absolutely avoidable in the middle of summer or as we call it the “selling season” for

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Where to Find Great Deals on Commercial Real Estate

This question bothers me and typically comes from a new investor or what we commonly refer to as “bottom feeders” and while neither of them are bad places to be, they are normally not the greatest mindset for actively chasing commercial deals.  Commercial Real Estate is a

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