Featured Classes and Events
- February 9 | Strengthen Your Presentation With Tech
- February 9 |How to List & Sell Commercial Investment Property
- February 10 | New Member Orientation
- February 11 | CVAR West Ribbon Cutting – Free
New Member Benefit – MLS for Your Mobile Devices
REALTOR STORE DISCOUNTS THIS WEEK!
Get over to CVAR West this week during our week-long Grand Opening Feb. 8-12; if you’re among the first 50 visitors you will receive a fabulous prize! Also, RSVP for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Feb. 11. All visitors to the CVAR West store get 30-percent off the flags and riders all week.
7 Tips for Smart, Scalable Growth
The tale of the tortoise and the hare taught us that slow and steady wins the race. The same can go for real estate. Whether starting a new brokerage or growing your business, have a calculated plan helps you win.
Businesses Aren’t Using Social Media Right
According to the 2016 State of Small Business Report, companies aren’t adopting the right marketing efforts for outreach on social media. Forty-five percent use it to promote specific products or services; 38 percent say they use it to share information about promotions, sales, and discounts.
But social media works best not for promoting products – like your latest listing – but for relationship-building.
4 Ideas You Need to Unlearn
There’s a lot of advice about how you should or shouldn’t grow your business or service your clients, and somehow, certain ideas become gospel in the industry. At this year’s Inman Connect conference in New York, agents and brokers shared their best business insights, and many of their suggestions went against popular thinking. Here are a few commonly accepted “truths” about the business and how some professionals found them to be misleading.
Real Estate Ranked Second-Happiest Industry
If you work in real estate, you chose one of the happiest careers, according to a new survey of more than 60,000 employees from 13 different industries. Real estate ranked number 2, behind consumer products and services, in TINYpulse’s “2016 Best Industry Rankings” survey, which studied employee engagement and satisfaction across 13 industries.
The Power of Pets
The conventional wisdom held that sellers should conceal all traces of their dogs or cats—the toys, bowls, beds, even the animals themselves—when prepping a home for sale. But those hardline messages are clearly softening, as pets become a plus in the marketing of homes for sale.
More Homes Built for Roommates?
The New American Home, unveiled at the International Builder Show last month in Las Vegas, was designed with roommates in mind. The 5,200-square-foot home tied in nontraditional living arrangements for extended families or roommates who may be sharing the same roof to ease financial burdens. The home, designed by Element Design Build, incorporated affordability and cohabitation as top concerns….
Renovation Revolution: 203K and HomeStyle Mortgage Loans
Your buyers can get a mortgage to buy a house and fix it up at the same time using the same loan. Renovation financing, otherwise known as FHA 203K and Fannie Mae HomeStyle loans, provide solutions for this stalled market segment.
2016 Law Targets Tenants Who ‘Host’ Tourists
A law that requires a “hosting platform” to warn a tenant that subletting the tenant’s residence may violate his/her lease and could result in eviction is among the new laws passed by the California Legislature and the U.S. Congress that may affect REALTORS® in 2016.
Does Murder Kill the Deal?