Whether you want to establish yourself as an expert in your field, or simply connect with your followers, holding a Twitter chat is a great way to interact with your community. A Twitter chat—a scheduled chat session tethered by a universal hashtag—allows you to better understand and grow your clientele, in addition to promoting your business. Why a chat? The...

Puppy worshipers, Mustang aficionados, One Tree Hill fangirls (anyone?) – the bloggers of yesteryear were diary keepers, niche experts and devoted followers. Special interest blogging, while still popular, paved the way for today’s business blog, which is now a standard marketing endeavor for real estate agents. Whether they’re making a name for themselves online,...

In a competitive real estate market, sellers are always looking for something they can do to improve the values of their properties. They add landscaping, seal the driveway and clean everything from top to bottom. Yet, if you are in a neighborhood that is well maintained, you may find that every other home has the same basic maintenance done. What can you do to make...

For many real estate professionals, the mere thought of bringing a new team member—or two—on board is all it takes to talk themselves out of even entertaining the idea. However, creating a successful agent team will not only benefit your company (hello increased productivity, profitability and job satisfaction, goodbye having to tackle everything on your own),...

Despite the environment being a hot-button topic in global conversation, eco-consciousness has found its way into our everyday lives. More and more individuals are realizing that they, too, can have a positive impact on their surroundings. Longtime homeowners, buyers opting for new construction, apartment dwellers – they all play a role in protecting Mother Earth. Did...

Ah summer, the season of grilling, dipping in crisp blue pools, and selling homes. If you want the latter to seem as enjoyable as the first two, then you may want to take another look at your staging process. Staged homes sell 78 percent faster than non-staged homes, so it's important to do your due diligence if you want to find that baby a buyer. The following...

Leonardo DiCaprio is a baller. Though he may be sans-Oscar (hopefully not for much longer), this “Wolf of Wall Street” can still afford to drop $10 million on a two-bedroom apartment in an eco-friendly New York City high rise. But calling this building “eco-friendly” is the understatement of the century, because the amenities Leo now has at his fingertips...

No matter whether your clients are storing their belongings for a few months or a few years, they’ll want to ensure their stuff is stashed in a clean, well-run, secure self storage facility. More than 50,000 self storage facilities are scattered across the country. No two facilities are exactly alike. For instance, some storage facilities have interior walk-up...

I have long preached the 'if it's too good to be true...' mantra. According to a recent report from Kelsey Owen at BBB, folks that may be attracted to the idea of getting in the high velocity and potentially lucrative business of flipping are just getting their wallets flipped. Owen says while there are reputable flipping workshops, many unscrupulous workshop leaders...