Too many people dive into real estate thinking that being your own boss means that you can do whatever you want to do. The fact is, you still have a boss, but the boss is you. Unless you have the discipline to force yourself to put in the work, you won’t succeed.
But even for the most successful agents, finding a good work-life balance takes a bit of work. You may be bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, but is your personal life suffering? Here are 6 easy ways to find proper work-life balance that you can fit into even the most hectic real estate schedule.
The agent who can offer listings which allow users to search with such specificity that they can pin-point the street where their dream home is located on with an integrated neighborhood map to boot, wins the day.
Real estate agent websites that use the IDX search box provided by their MLS membership are typically generic with limited search capabilities. iHomefinder software and tools like it are making it easier than ever to organize and customize iHomefinder listings for better SEO results.
Of all of the pictures ever taken over the course of human history, last year accounted for just 10% of those photos. That’s 10% of the growing 3.8 trillion photos that humans have taken since the first one ever taken in 1826 according to a study cited by Buzzfeed.
This fascination with capturing real life moments has lead to the age of visual marketing that we are now living in. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, they are all sites that appeal to the human desire to experience life through someone else’s eyes.
Feeling blocked trying to come up with neighborhood information for your website? The problem is that you are likely making it a lot harder than it has to be. You are a local expert right? You know your neighborhoods inside in out, true? Well that is basically all that you need in order to write neighborhood information that buyers will love.
Did you know that Instagram is now more widely used than Twitter? There are more than 200 million active users on Instagram and that means that for real estate agents, it is a social media platform that can no longer be ignored.
While Facebook is still at the very top of the social media food chain with more than a billion active users, Instagram lends itself very well to real estate. The site is about sharing news through pictures and videos creating a new genre in online marketing called “visual marketing.”
Of all of the real estate agents in your area, what makes you different from the rest? Answering that question is an important part of becoming a real estate rockstar. Niche marketing is for specialists of a particular area of the real estate market that is being underserved in your location.
That can be a wave of REO and foreclosures in one of your neighborhoods or senior living communities that are being built. Your ability to zero in on a specialty will help to not only focus your business efforts but also help you to bring in higher quality leads.
You may feel that you have built a killer real estate website, but how will you know for sure? Without measuring the effectiveness of your website – and tweaking it where necessary – you are essentially throwing money and time right down the drain. Here are 5 ways to assess if your real estate website is effective at attracting visitors and more importantly, converting them into clients.
We have shown you our top 10 most unforgettable real estate websites from 2015. We looked back over the design trends that made a splash in 2015. And we have shared with you what to expect in 2016 for website style and design trends.
Year after year, we have been producing the best real estate websites in the industry. Over the last year, we have seen some of our most innovative designs produced for our clients. This year we wanted to do something a little different.
Some real estate websites that made a splash in 2015 will be forgotten as soon as the ball drops on New Year’s Day. Others will be well remembered long into the future. What sets one type of real estate website apart from the other is the use of advanced technology to create an overall user experience.
In 2015 many web designs are being constructed for mobile devices and the best are opting for less text and more images and videos to send a message. It is on these forward-thinking web designs that we place our focus with this list of 10 unforgettable websites from 2015.