Making the transition from selling residential properties to selling commercial real estate can be an exciting move for any REALTOR®. But as with any professional move, the transition to commercial real estate presents unique challenges. If you plan ahead, do your market research, and apprise yourself of the latest trends, you’ll be able to break into the market and hit the ground running. To help ease the transition, here are 7 Tips for Selling Commercial Real Estate.
1. Talk to other commercial real estate agents. Ask if they have any tips for making the transition, or if they have particular expertise in your local market. You might even ask if they’ll help you gain experience by co-listing a property to start, allowing you to shadow them through the process. Continue reading »
Are you a REALTOR® looking to jumpstart your struggling or stagnant real estate blog? Maybe you haven’t been paying it as much attention lately, or maybe your traffic has been dwindling. Maybe you’ve just plateaued and started to lose interest. If you want to get back in the game and breathe new life into your blog, here are 6 Tips for Jumpstarting your Real Estate Blog.
1. Create a Content Calendar and Stick to it
Just like setting up showing dates and times or planning out any marketing activity, REALTORS® should set up a publishing schedule, whether that’s once a week, twice a week, or daily. The more your audience can count on consistent content the more likely they will be to keep coming back. Continue reading »
Real estate is a difficult field to master, requiring a great deal of education, the ability to multitask and tips and tricks that take a career to learn and apply. For new REALTORS® it can all be incredibly overwhelming. Fear not. Here’s a list of 10 Tips for New REALTORS® that can help everyone from the agent at their first day on the job to the 10-year veteran looking to help the new kids on the block find their way.
1. Find the Right Real Estate Company
Your first real estate company is usually the most formative in a REALTOR®’s career. Look for a broker who runs an organized, client-focused office with high ethical standards and processes in place for training. Does the company advocate technology? Do they have a strong presence in the local media? Do they market the company and the team well? Continue reading »
Homebuyers and sellers have their pick of eager agents to assist them with their real estate needs. We wanted to make sure that you stand out from the pack and demonstrate to your potential clients the advantages of working with a REALTOR®. We’ve compiled a list of 7 tools that you can add to your marketing repertoire.
1. Establish a Competitive Advantage with Education from REALTOR® University
Consider investing in a Designation or Certification Course offered by the National Association of REALTORS® which offer you specific skills that will help you offer unique services to your buyers and sellers. You can also take your training to the next level by applying to REALTOR® University’s graduate school where you can pursue a Master of Real Estate Degree in a variety of concentrations ranging from Real Estate Sales, Marketing and Management to Real Estate Appraisal.
2. Get Handy with Apps
REALTORS® have a number of useful apps at their disposal to help you work on the go and stay productive. NAR offers apps to help with business and your membership, while you can also download free apps on iTunes to help with marketing, managing client relationships and even helping with calculating interest rates and annual property taxes.