Tips For Success Real Estate Blog

  • Why Real Estate Agents Should Start Using Google+ Today

    Don’t you have enough to do without adding another social media platform to your task list? Nope. If you haven’t already, it’s time to jump on the Google+ bandwagon. Google+ is growing at an astonishing pace, and could soon include a highly coveted benefit: better search engine rankings. Do you still need more reasons to start using Google+? Google+ is growing. It’s Google. Of course it’s going to…

  • No Bites? Here’s Why It’s Time to Slash Your List Price

    A home must be priced appropriately to sell. Easier said than done. Several factors, from seller motivation to a rapidly fluctuating market, can make it difficult to set the right initial asking price. So how do you know when it’s time to lower the listing price? If you’re running into any of the following scenarios, get set for a tough conversation with your seller: It’s time to lower the listing price. No p…

  • 11 Simple Tips for a Great Open House

    Open houses can be a great way to meet new clients, generate buzz, and encourage offers. But for unprepared agents and sellers, an open house can be a nightmare. Messy closets, overwhelming odors and curb UN-appeal can send potential buyers running. What’s the best way to utilize an open house? To show your listing in the best possible light. Put a gleaming face on your listing from every vantage point with t…

  • 5 Signs That You’re a Good Real Estate Agent

    If you’re taking the time to read this post, you’re probably a good real estate agent. You’re probably passionate about your field, your reputation, and your performance. You care about your clients, and want to serve their needs with dignity. And we commend you. Here are five other signs that you’re a good real estate agent. 1. You listen. Just because you’re not talking doesn’t mean you’r…

  • 8 Ways to Make Military Buyers Smile

    Happy buyers create happy homes and happy families. Happy buyers are a joy for real estate agents to represent. Happy buyers lead to referrals and repeat business. It’s a ripple effect that we all want to initiate, and it's our duty to provide quality service to our military clientele. By following these eight tips, any agent can earn a thumbs-up from their military buyers: 1. Ask questions. Lots of questions. …

  • 6 Ways to Stand Out as a Real Estate Agent

    In any type of market, real estate agents need to stand out from the pack. But how? We posed a question to the experts: our Military-Friendly Real Estate Agent Facebook community. We asked, "How do YOU stand out as an agent?" The response was tremendous. And while we couldn't include all of the valuable insights, we definitely wanted to share a few of the top comments. Without further ado, here’s a look…

  • Is Social Media Marketing Really Ruining Real Estate?

    A recent article entitled “How the Web is Ruining Real Estate” has ignited quite the firestorm among agents. The article, published by Realtor magazine, detailed comments made at the RE Tech South Conference that accused social networks of harming the real estate industry. Was Realtor magazine correct? Is social media marketing really ruining real estate? Let’s take a closer look at the debate. Is s…

  • Study Shows the Right Words Can Strengthen Your Real Estate Listings

    How important are the descriptive terms used in your real estate listings? Beautiful, move-in ready, charming … they’re all the same, right? Maybe not. A study conducted by real estate economist Paul Anglin found that homes described as “beautiful” sell for 5 percent more than the average home. But listing a home as a “good value” may result in a 5 percent discount. Conducted between 1997 and 20…

  • Military Clients Give California Real Estate Agent Sense of Purpose

    Agents from coast to coast have vastly different experiences and outlooks to share. In an effort to spread knowledge among our military-friendly real estate agents, we're proud to introduce a series of Agent Profiles to the Veterans United Realty blog. Our first profile subject, Bob Stanbrough, showed how veterans can rely on military backgrounds to build successful real estate careers. Our second profile p…

  • 8 Interior Real Estate Photography Tips

    Experienced agents may not always be expert shutterbugs, but they certainly know how to spot good listing photos. Our Military-Friendly Real Estate Agents recently shared a gold mine of advice for increasing the effectiveness of interior listing photos. By following these real estate photography tips and carefully selecting the images you share with buyers, you can help put the best face on any home. Tip …