Elite Customer Care Is Key for NorCal’s Team LaHaye
If outstanding customer care is important in any market, it’s critical in today’s fast-paced and demanding environment, notes Mary Anne LaHaye, the force behind the successful, five-person LaHaye Team, an Abio Properties unit serving upscale Contra Costa and Alameda counties in Northern California. It’s the high-touch experience, LaHaye maintains, that makes clients feel valued, reflects […]
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Industry Spotlight: eXp Realty Just Surpassed 50,000 Real Estate Agents, Representing 63% YoY Growth
Get this: In 1908, there were only 1,646 real estate agents in the United States, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Of course, the population in the United States was only 88 million at that time, so things were somewhat relative. Today, there are 1,458,661 NAR members and the U.S. population is 328 […]
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Elevate Your Business: Competing Against iBuyers
The growing footprint of iBuyers in real estate has presented challenges that real estate professionals are still trying to address in the marketplace. Rather than shy away from competition, several brokers agreed that real estate professionals should embrace the evolving industry as they look to elevate their firms’ heading and remain competitive. Four dynamic brokerage […]
Understanding Copyright Law in Real Estate
Understanding copyright law is imperative in our ever-evolving digital world. Copyright law protects creative works from unauthorized use and, in the real estate industry, copyright issues often arise in connection with listing photographs. Improper use of listing photographs can create copyright infringement liability for agents, brokerages and MLSs. Implementing copyright risk-management strategies may help real […]
When Training Is the Cornerstone
How JBGoodwin REALTORS® Helps Agents Help People For JB Goodwin, building a successful real estate business boils down to one thing: helping people. “We’re trying to help our buyers and sellers have a transaction that is as smooth and safe as possible,” says Goodwin, who founded his namesake company in 1972 when he was just […]
4 Tips for Better Indoor Air Quality
Our homes harbor more than just our families and possessions. Home is also where pollutants, allergens, and other irritants accumulate and thrive, with possible harmful effects on our health. Here are some simple steps homeowners can take to improve the air quality at home and increase their comfort and well-being. 1. Handle the Humidity High […]
Register: How to Become a Modern Agent
What: According to the National Association of REALTORS®, there are currently about 1.4 million REALTORS® in the industry. What does that mean for you? Competition—a lot of it. In this upcoming RISMedia webinar, “How to Become a Modern Agent,” sponsored by zavvie and moderated by Sherri Johnson of Sherri Johnson Coaching & Consulting, you’ll learn […]
Home Office Staging the New Trend? NAR Highlights Findings in New Report
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently released its biennial report, the “2021 Profile of Home Staging,” which includes insights from buyers’ and sellers’ agents. “Staging a home helps consumers see the full potential of a given space or property,” said Jessica Lautz, NAR’s vice president of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, in the report. “It […]
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Women in Real Estate: The Potential – and the Pitfalls – for Women Leaders
The journey to leadership for women in the real estate business has been both daunting and deeply fulfilling. In an industry historically dominated by men among the higher ranks, women have had to overcome unique hurdles and persistent stereotypes in order to secure their seat at the proverbial table. The topic was candidly addressed during […]
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5 Signs You Would Love a New Career in Luxury Real Estate
There’s nothing quite like a new career in luxury real estate. The opulent homes, the high-profile clients, the bigger commissions—sounds exciting, doesn’t it? For the right person, it absolutely is. A new career in luxury real estate doesn’t have to mean a straight path to the traditional market—or even property management. Both brand-new and experienced […]
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