Conducting an Effective Tenant Evaluation

July 24th, 2020

You’ve marketed your rental property and a potential renter has reached out to you. What do you look for in order to determine whether or not this is someone whom you should trust with your property? Of course, you want to minimize carrying costs and the number of days you’re waiting for a tenant, but in order to take care of the property you represent and minimize headaches down the road, you’ll need to conduct a proper tenant evaluation.

What You Need to Know About Becoming a Part-Time Real Estate Agent

July 23rd, 2020

If you’re searching for a side hustle that’s flexible, quick to start, and allows you to earn significant extra cash, look no further than becoming a part-time real estate agent. Because of its low barrier to entry (typically three to six months of training) and high earning potential, this alternate career path is becoming a popular choice for ambitious earners with extra time on their hands.

The Senior’s Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent as a Second Career

July 14th, 2020

For many of us, retirement is something we look forward to. Finally, we’ll be able to kick back, relax, and do whatever we want all day! However, did you know that over 20% of seniors actually choose to work during retirement age? Whether it’s to make some extra income or to stay occupied, holding at least a part-time job at 65+ years is becoming more attractive.

11 Open House Ideas for the Modern Real Estate Agent

July 6th, 2020

Although open houses are a long-standing staple of the real estate business, they’re also time-consuming and stressful for the agents who host them. If you’re putting in all this effort, make sure you’re getting rewarded with valuable prospects and potential client contact information along with finding a renter for the home.

Fraud-Watch: Combatting COVID-Related Fraud

June 30th, 2020

COVID-19 has created unprecedented interruptions -- both economic and personal -- for people around the world. In the United States, the wide variety of state-government responses and timelines for reopening have created an atmosphere that is ripe for abuse by unscrupulous people.

2020’s Top 20 Real Estate Slogans + Worksheet

June 19th, 2020

If a potential client learns about your business via an online advertisement, prospecting postcard, or business card, your real estate slogans are the first pieces of information they’re going to gather about your brand. Because of this, your slogan needs to be top-notch.

4 Open House Sign In Sheet Templates + Expert Tips

June 12th, 2020

Though the primary goal of open house showings is, of course, to sell or rent the property, the people you meet at these events are also an important source of new prospects. Because you already know that they are interested in buying or renting a new home, these types of contacts are much more valuable than people you’ll connect with through cold outreach.

Harnessing the Psychology of Advertising for Listings That Sell

June 5th, 2020

It’s no secret that we’re inundated with advertisements from every corner. However, you may be surprised to learn just how many you’re exposed to in a day. According to recent estimates, the numbers may be as high as 10,000! In such a competitive landscape, only the best of the best are going to make an impact on their potential customers.

Keeping Rental Messaging Streamlined during COVID-19

May 22nd, 2020

Communication is vital in the real estate industry, especially when marketing, showing and closing a rental property. Leasing agents and renters reach out to each other to clarify income history, employment details, and reference checks. Communication becomes essential during the tenant screening process, as landlords review potential renters’ backgrounds to make the best leasing decision.

Beginner Strategies For Top Real Estate Agents

May 13th, 2020

You’ve spent the past several months learning all that there is to know about residential real estate, including a lot of new terms, laws, and calculations. Now, you’ve passed your test and signed with a brokerage. The hard part’s over, right? Well, not exactly.

11 Real Estate Prospecting Tips + Postcard Template

May 13th, 2020

Real estate prospecting is the process of finding new contacts and turning them into leads in order to grow your business. This is typically done through a mix of email and phone outreach, increasing social media engagement, and meeting people in person through community events and networking.

20 Ideas for Generating Real Estate Leads for New Agents

May 11th, 2020

As a newly-licensed agent, you likely don’t have much of a contact base to start with. Knowing where to even begin looking for real estate leads for new agents can be overwhelming, and there’s a lot of different advice out there on the effectiveness of different strategies.