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  • Tips From Top Agents: Lynn Pineda and the Power of Real Estate Blogging

    We all benefit from helpful guidance and advice from our peers and those who've advanced in the field. Today, I want to introduce you to Lynn Pineda, a real estate agent with a passion for social media and blogging. Lynn is a top-producing Realtor located in Coral Springs, Fla. Lynn's motto is "Real Estate promised delivered." She serves Coral Springs and South Florida buyers and sellers and frequently works w…

  • How to Be Successful During Peak House-Hunting Season

    Peak house-hunting season is near. Temperatures are warming, flowers are blooming and people are preparing to buy and sell homes. As an agent, you obviously want to meet or better yet exceed last year's sales. To accomplish this you need a game plan. It'll take planning and preparation, but you'll be happy with the time you spent once you start seeing results. Set Goals To be successful you need to set goals…

  • Success with Lighthouse – Featuring Real Estate Agent Linda “Karly” Karl

    Linda "Karly" Karl is an agent with a passion for working with military families. But sometimes military service members, veterans and their families have difficulty qualifying for a mortgage. She wants to help each and every VA buyer, but many face credit issues. That's where the Veterans United Lighthouse program steps in to help. Thanks to the Lighthouse Program at Veterans United Home Loans, Karly has closed s…

  • Google Glass for Real Estate Agents

    Sarah Hill, Veterans United Chief Storyteller and Google Glass Explorer, recently hosted a hangout featuring the benefits of using Google Glass as a part of your real estate marketing strategy. Sarah is joined in this video by Elizabeth Mendenhall, the CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty and current National Association of Realtors regional vice president; Wendy Wiederhold, Director of Agent Relations at Veterans United Home…

  • How Can The Mortgage Industry Succeed On Google+

    This is a guest post from Bill Gassett. Check out our live chat "Tips from Top Agents: Bill Gassett — Dominate Your Real Estate Marketing Strategy Using Google+" on March 13 at 1 p.m. ET! It's the first in our "Tips for Top Agents" series. Are you a mortgage broker looking to increase your business from Google Plus? Well get your pen and paper ready so you can take some great notes on how to use Google Plus pro…

  • Earnest Money: Eliminating Conflict and Crafting Useful Contingencies

    Earnest money is a frequent sticking point when a contract falls through. Buyers want to know if they'll get it back, and sellers want to know they can keep it as compensation for time lost. Agents are stuck in the middle. So how do you reduce the number of conflicts that arise with earnest money? Whether you're a buyer's or seller's agent, be very clear when explaining the purpose of earnest money. For buyers…

  • Tips From Top Agents: Bill Gassett on Social Media Strategy

    We all benefit from helpful guidance and advice from our peers and those who've advanced in our field. Bill Gassett is a top-producing Realtor in Framingham, Mass., with more than two decades of real estate experience. His work ethic and insight are known far beyond New England. In addition to the hard work he puts in with clients, Bill provides guidance for fellow agents through his blog and a number of s…

  • Google Glass Could Transform Virtual Home Tours

    Real estate agents have a new way to conduct virtual tours using Google Glass, the equivalent of a hands-free smartphone for your face. This 1.5-ounce wearable computer controlled by your voice or a finger allows the real estate agent to video chat with up to nine other people while simultaneously showing them a live tour of a property. Google+ Hangout technology is baked into Glass, allowing hands-free voice …

  • Set Goals to Keep Your Real Estate Resolutions on Track

    Many of us do it every year. We make a list of things we want to try, do better or accomplish. But for many these resolutions fall flat and have already been forgotten by spring. How do you turn a resolution into an accomplishment? The key is setting goals. Goals are not a vague outline of something. They're not "I want to do better at..." They're destinations tied to actions, and there's clear actionable steps you…

  • Introducing: The Agent Platinum Desk

    Here at Veterans United Home Loans, we're excited to introduce a new resource designed specifically for agents: The Agent Platinum Desk. As many of you are aware, use of the VA loan is growing, with 630,000 VA loans closed in fiscal year 2013. With all of the benefits of the VA mortgage guarantee, such as 0 percent down and no private mortgage insurance, there's no surprise buyers are flocking to this loan product…