Sales Tips & Techniques Archive

REALTOR® Safety Tips to Mitigate Risks While Selling Homes

As a REALTOR®, you put yourself at risk when meeting strangers at an open house or for a showing. Follow these safety practices provided by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and other seasoned real estate professionals when you meet...
February 11, 2015

Field Guide to Remodeling Highlights Values to Sellers

Your client’s house looks pretty good, but you know there are opportunities to drive increased value to the home with a few pre-sale renovations. And the biggest return on home improvement investment may not reside in kitchens and bathrooms;...

Securing Prescription Drugs During Open Houses

Securing prescription drugs during open houses is a precaution all REALTORS® need to remind sellers to prioritize during the selling process since they will be inviting the general public into their home to view it. There is big money...

Fall Selling Season Brings Different Opportunities

Changes in seasonality bring different trends to the residential real estate market that savvy REALTORS® know how to address. As the summer vacation season shifts into fall, for example, there are several things you can do to increase business...

Niche Focus: Military and Veteran Markets

Recognizing when certain real estate industry trends are coming to an end may present lucrative niche segment opportunities for growth. This is particularly the case if you have a solid idea where your targeted market is heading. One niche...

A Day in the Life of a REALTOR® Geek

By Nobu Hata, REALTOR®, Director of Digital Engagement, NAR Hi everyone!  For my first NAR blogpost I was asked to nerd out on you guys a little bit, so I decided to the “Day in the life of…” route.  A...

REALTOR® Olympics | Winning Gold in Real Estate

Competing in real estate has more in common with the Olympic games than you may have guessed. Preparation and determination are key to being a successful REALTOR® in any one single sale. But to be a champion in real...

Home Staging in the Age of Informed Buyers

Home improvement shows on TV have made for a hyper-informed public when it comes to remodeling, staging and selling. Home buyers are more aware than ever of practices that REALTORS® use when selling a home, which makes it even...

Buy Low, Sell High: How to Flip That House the Right Way

Some REALTORS® look at the short sales market and see the Wild, Wild West. But there’s no denying that short sales, foreclosures, distressed homes and flipped houses make up a good percentage of the real estate landscape in 2012....

Capturing a Piece of the Second Home Market

The Second Home Market has changed a lot since the Douglas Fir Plywood Association published Second Homes for Leisure Living in 1960. Today, millions of Baby Boomers in the United States (40.7 million between the ages of 50-59) have...