January 2020 Housing Market

Posted 1/16/20

As 2020 begins, many people will be looking to purchase new homes. However, faced with uncertainties within the U.S. economy, potential homeowners may hesitate when it comes to assuming decades of mortgage payments. Yet despite this, real estate agents everywhere continue to get plenty of interest from buyers and sellers alike. Since the majority of this interest comes from referral leads, it is crucial to convert these leads into transactions. If you're dealing with individuals who may still be hesitant about today's housing market, here are some important trends to consider.

Top 5 Best Real Estate Markets 2019

Posted 11/7/19

After several years of slumps in the housing market nationwide, more and more areas are seeing light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, 2019 has shaped up to be one of the best in recent memory. As a result, more and more real estate professionals and investors are getting online leads from buyers and sellers. But to turn referral leads into sales, it takes paying attention to details, putting the customer first, and replying to leads as quickly as possible, often within a matter of minutes. As for the best real estate markets in 2019, here are the top five.

How To Get Started Investing In Real Estate

Posted 9/16/19

If you want to build wealth, most financial experts agree real estate is the way to go. According to recent surveys, more than 90 percent of all millionaires have accumulated at least some of their wealth through real estate investments. However, while there are numerous books on the market depicting real estate investing as a way to get rich virtually overnight, those in the know realize it is anything but an overnight success. If you are ready to begin your real estate investing career and want to know how referral leads can help you achieve your goals, here are some tips to remember.

Benefits Of Buying A House With An Expired Listing

Posted 8/7/19

When people selling their homes work with a traditional real estate agent, they enter into an agreement that the property will be listed by the agent for a specific period of time, such as six months. However, as many unsuspecting people ultimately realize, their agent may not be working hard to sell their property. As a result, they end up with an expired listing and a house they are still eager to sell. Since the average city has over 1,000 expired listings per year, these are great opportunities for investors or agents who are motivated to sell properties as quickly as possible.

How To Buy and Sell Real Estate

Posted 8/1/19

According to a recent survey, only 15% of Americans are actively investing in real estate. However, that same survey revealed most people think investing in real estate is a smart way to build wealth. But to do so effectively, it takes time, patience, and a commitment to the smallest of details. As today's real estate market has expanded in many ways, investors now have a variety of choices when it comes to buying and selling properties. If you are an investor who is hoping to turn referral leads into profits, here are some tips to keep in mind.

Best Ways To Market Your Real Estate Business

Posted 7/18/19

With over two million licensed real estate professionals in the United States, many wonder how they will stand out from the competition. However, since real estate is constantly changing, it offers numerous ways to get creative in marketing your business. If you are ready to distance yourself from your competitors, here are the best ways to market your real estate business.

How To Be Successful With Online Referral Leads

Posted 7/9/19

For both real estate agents and investors, the market has changed dramatically over the past decade. As buyers and sellers take the online route to finding the best deal, agents and investors must do the same. As a result, online referral leads must be taken advantage of to turn these leads into transactions. If you are eager to be successful with online leads, here are some important tips you'll want to keep in mind.

Do Online Referral Leads Work?

Posted 5/7/19

As today's real estate business becomes more competitive, it is crucial agents and investors use every possible method available to stay ahead of the game. For many, having a strong online presence and a network that focuses on referral leads can make all the difference. Because of this, there is always much emphasis on whether these online leads are as effective as many believe. If you've been wondering about this as well, recent statistics bear out just how effective these leads are to agents and investors.

Making A Potential Client Into A Listing

Posted 4/25/19

As today's real estate market evolves, agents are doing the bulk of their business online. However, while this may sound as though it makes the job easier, it can also prove to have many difficulties. One of the biggest is how to turn these potential clients into an actual listing, which for many real estate professionals proves to be more difficult than they think. While these online referral leads are from people who are considering selling their property and have not made a decision as to which agent they will use, the lead itself means the door is open for a smart agent to take advantage and close the deal. To learn how, here are some great techniques to use.

Grow Your Client Base With Referral Leads

Posted 4/8/19

In today's ultra-competitive real estate industry, it is more important than ever to get referrals in order to stay ahead of your competitors. As more and more real estate business is transacted online, being able to take advantage of online referral leads is often what sets you apart from other agents. If you are eager to grow your client base, here are some ways you can do so online, as well as with other traditional methods.

Entry-Level Home Buying Predictions

Posted 3/27/19

With Spring right around the corner, the U.S. housing market is preparing for its busiest time of year. As both buyers and sellers prepare to test the housing market with their properties, a variety of factors will be at work, impacting the market in numerous ways both good and bad. Thus, if you are a real estate agent or investor hoping to get plenty of referral leads about property owners eager to sell their homes, here are some important details to keep in mind.

Tax Reform Effect On Housing Market

Posted 3/25/19

If there is one hot-button topic for most people, it is tax reform. While recent tax reform has impacted people in many ways, it appears the legislation is having a substantial impact on the nation's housing market. To find out how, here are some facts to keep in mind as you search for referral leads.

What To Expect For Spring 2019 Housing Market

Posted 2/28/19

As Spring arrives across the country, more people are turning their attention to purchasing a home. However, according to the latest figures from Realtor.com, they could be facing an uphill battle, especially if they are first-time home buyers. While statistics show the number of home listings in February increased by 73,000 over this time last year, they also show the median prices for homes rose by seven percent to $294,800. Because of this, affordability may be the biggest obstacle many buyers face in purchasing their dream home.

January 2019 Housing Market

Posted 2/11/19

As 2019 gets underway, the nation's real estate market may still have a hangover from 2018. According to most economists who focus on the housing market, 15% of U.S. homes listed for sale in January experienced a price cut. While this may sound alarming, most experts view it as simply the market undergoing a standard correction, since 2018 saw a rapid acceleration in pricing and listings.

Impact Of Government Shutdown On Housing Market

Posted 1/12/19

As the U.S. government shutdown goes on with no end in sight, more aspects of the nation's economy are being impacted. One of these is the real estate industry, which is beginning to find itself impacted in numerous ways. From families seeking to purchase a home to agents seeking referral leads or investors who are wondering if now is the best time to purchase a certain property, more and more people are feeling the results of Washington's disagreements. To learn about the specifics, here are some details to keep in mind.

Ways To Finance Your Real Estate Business

Posted 1/3/19

Whether you are a real estate agent eager to be your own boss, or perhaps an investor looking to take your real estate portfolio to the next level, financing is always an issue. While there are many different sources of financing available, choosing which ones will work best for you can be challenging. To help with the decision-making process, here are several ways you can finance your real estate business.

2019 Loan Limits Increase By FHA

Posted 12/27/18

If you are a real estate agent, investor, or someone looking to purchase or sell a home in 2019, one aspect of the market you may be dealing with will be new loan limit increases set forth by the Federal Housing Administration. According to economists and industry experts, 2019 will see the vast majority of the United States seeing increases. Based on the latest figures, new FHA loan limit ceilings will increase from $679,650 to $726,525 in 2019, while the floor for these loans will increase from $294,515 to $314,827. Because of these increases, agents, investors, and buyers and sellers are expected to reap significant benefits.

Tips For New Real Estate Investors

Posted 12/3/18

Long considered the best way to achieve long-term wealth, real estate investing is something many people decide to venture into at some point. However, while the thoughts of getting rich quick may be in their minds, the fact is becoming a successful real estate investor takes tremendous planning, determination, and a willingness to learn from one's mistakes. If you have decided to become a real estate investor, here are some important tips you'll want to remember.

Is Real Estate The Career For You?

Posted 11/21/18

For many people, becoming a real estate agent sounds like a great idea. In addition to meeting a variety of people, the job also offers the chance to earn a substantial income, be your own boss in many respects, and help people realize the American dream of home ownership. However, while offering many benefits, a real estate career should not be taken lightly. If you are considering a career in real estate, here are some tips to help you decide if it is the career for you.

Why Should Real Estate Agents Have A Website?

Posted 11/5/18

According to the National Association of Realtors, over 96 percent of home buyers purchase their homes through the internet. As a result, real estate agents who have a presence online have a distinct advantage over those who still sit in an office and wait for their phone to ring. With more people than ever conducting business through their smartphones, agents who have a website can gain referral leads much quicker than traditional agents. If you are a real estate professional who is ready to leave the competition behind, here are some of the best reasons to have your own website.

5 Traits Of A Successful Real Estate Agent

Posted 11/1/18

In today's business world, there is no area more competitive than real estate. With more people becoming licensed and entering the field, it can get harder and harder for an agent to find success. However, for those determined to succeed, there are certain traits they should strive to have and exhibit each day. If you are a real estate agent who wants to take the next step to success, here are five traits possessed by the most successful real estate agents.

How To Boost Your Client Base

Posted 10/20/18

According to the National Association of Realtors, 75 percent of a real estate agent's business comes from referrals and word-of-mouth. Because of this, it's crucial to find new and innovative ways to grow your client base. While it may take some time, the payoff can literally be worth millions. If you are an agent, or perhaps a real estate investor, who is eager to gain new clients, here are some great ways to do so.

Convert Online Home Seller Leads

Posted 10/9/18

As the real estate market has changed, one of the biggest differences has been the number of potential buyers and sellers looking at properties online. Because of this, agents and investors have had to adapt, and in the process learn how to convert those online leads into transactions. But to be as effective as possible in doing so, there are certain steps that must be taken. If you're a real estate agent or investor who is eager to learn how to convert these online referral leads into profitable deals, here are some tips to keep in mind.

New Home Starts a Predictor of Real Estate

Posted 5/7/17

As new construction continues to increase along with interest rates, the market is moving to equilibrium which is a place where home sellers don't decide all.

How to Convert Online Real Estate Leads

Posted 10/22/16

Learn the three step process in converting online real estate leads into transactions. In addition to the process we are providing the best email templates and phone scripts.