A real estate agent’s guide to long-term success

Housing Wire

Staying productive and focused in the real estate market requires a combination of intelligent business decisions, technology and having a long-term approach to your strategy. That way, real estate agents can close sales without losing any potential leads.

Are homebuilders burning bridges with real estate agents?

Housing Wire

Real estate agent Alanna Strei’s client wanted to check out “Tesoro Vista Del Sur,” 134 newly built townhouses in the Ocean View Hills area of San Diego. Do you need an agent when you have 10 buyers for every home?” Agents don’t want to hear that.


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DropOffer wants real estate agents to go off-market

Housing Wire

Low inventory means fewer choices for homebuyers, but for years enterprising real estate agents have worked around tight market conditions by searching for off-market homes that fit their clients’ specifications. Housing market inventory is low right now. Historically low.

Where real estate agents fit into Zillow’s grand vision

Housing Wire

Zillow, for years, made money selling leads to real estate agents, a practice that agents like Herrera already felt ambivalent toward. The post Where real estate agents fit into Zillow’s grand vision appeared first on HousingWire.

New program puts Black real estate agents at forefront

Housing Wire

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers has announced the creation of its “Black Real Estate Agent” program to provide financial, educational, and career support for aspiring Black real estate agents.

In defense of the individual real estate agent

Housing Wire

I saw a social media post recently by our local ‘mega-agent’ entitled: “Breaking News: Individual Real Estate agents added to Endangered Professions List!”. The individual agent is on life support, it exclaims. The individual agent. The mega-agent.

How is the housing market impacting real estate agents?

Housing Wire

A real estate agent at Compass Florida in Coconut Grove, Schechter has 12 years of experience in the real estate industry, so he’s familiar with its cyclical ups and downs. But what about real estate agents?

Real estate agents hold breath on commission disclosure

Housing Wire

But the session did not reach a looming inflection point for real estate agents: Whether they must tell homebuyers what commission percentage they stand to make. At issue is unprecedented transparency required out of real estate agents.

Top five questions to ask a potential real estate agent

Housing Wire

In today’s red-hot market, you need a real estate agent who can get creative, play hardball in negotiations, and help you stand out from the pack in a bidding war. And not everyone — even an agent recommended to you by a friend or loved one — is up to the task.

Seattle tops list of best metros for real estate agents

Housing Wire

cities determined that Seattle is the top market for real estate agents to currently work in, and Corpus Christi, Texas, was deemed the worst. In studying the cities, two factors were considered — job opportunity and competition, and real estate market health.

In today’s hot housing market, how are real estate agents staying competitive?

Housing Wire

Are you running your real estate practice like a business? Or is being a real estate agent just a side hustle for you – something you do in your spare time? Naomi Lempert Lopez , Real Estate Agent, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, San Francisco, Calif.

Why there are so few real estate agents of color

Housing Wire

Shawneequa Badger, leads an agent team at Corcoran Living in Oakland. Sudi Hernandez of Cloud 9 Real Estate Group loses leads when a client hears her Cuban accent. Amy Kong of Trust Real Estate hosts open houses where people ask, “Where is the agent?”.

No seasonal slowdown this year as real estate agents report a busier-than-usual fall

Housing Wire

The post No seasonal slowdown this year as real estate agents report a busier-than-usual fall appeared first on HousingWire. Housing Market Real Estate COVID-19 pandemic Fall homebuying home sellers homebuyers Homebuying season Real estate agents summer homebuying

Stronger real estate agent connections will be the key to lending success in 2022 – Here’s why

Housing Wire

That means you’ve been thinking about real estate agents…a lot. The purchase money mortgage transaction begins with the real estate sales contract and that’s not something our industry controls. Being where the agents are for better connections.

How lenders can build valuable referral relationships with real estate agents

Housing Wire

The ideal real estate agent-lender relationship is symbiotic: the agent earns trust with their borrowers by connecting them with a great lending resource, while the lender receives a steady stream of business from the agent.

The DOJ vs. NAR: What’s the impact to real estate agents?

Housing Wire

The following Q&A comes from the HW+ exclusive Slack channel, where HousingWire Senior Real Estate Reporter Matthew Blake answered questions about his latest coverage on the impact of the DOJ’s decision and how the industry is gearing up to respond.

How real estate agents can alleviate consumer pain points in a tight market

Housing Wire

The severe lack of inventory in today’s housing market has been a source of stress for home buyers and real estate agents alike. They still face a scary, complex process – despite massive investment in the digital real estate space over the past decades.

What conversion rate should real estate agents expect when they purchase leads?

Housing Wire

No matter how experienced a real estate agent is, he or she relies on leads for business growth. But industry professionals report that there’s a misconception among agents about conversion rates. Real Estate Real Estate Tech HWplus

Two home offices? Real estate agents dish on the latest must-have amenities

Housing Wire

But the agent with TeamBarham, Keller Williams Homewood didn’t expect the grub question. As Americans ditch urban cores for roomier abodes in the suburbs, real estate agents say the list of must-haves has changed: buyers are looking for pools, home offices and makeshift learning centers.

Why more real estate agents are leaving online portal leads behind

Housing Wire

In 2018, real estate agent Luis Robledo received a lead for a potential buyer looking to live in Venice Beach, California. Two years later, the same client called agent Robledo again. The site is branded with the agents’ team name and logos.

How 2020 exposed a greater need for collaboration between real estate agents and LOs

Housing Wire

HousingWire recently spoke with Propertybase CEO Vance Loiselle about real estate tech and how the past year has accelerated the need for digital collaboration tools across the entire customer journey.

Side’s Guy Gal on championing the high-volume real estate agent

Housing Wire

It became very obvious that you had this segment of real estate professionals that was unlike most others,” said Gal, who launched San Francisco-based Side in 2017 with Edward Wu and Hilary Saunders. Agents/Brokers Real Estate Brokerage Featured Guy Gal HWplus Side

Real estate agents can host virtual home tours with this new solution

Housing Wire

On Wednesday, real estate tech company Zigzy launched beta testing of Townify, a solution that enables real estate agents to host virtual open houses , which has become a necessity in a time when we are told to remain socially distant, the company said in a release. One popular tech solution in the real estate space is virtual home tours, which the likes of Zillow , Redfin , realtor.com and Keller Williams have adapted to keep business going in a safe way.

Safety Tips for Real Estate Agents


There is a lot in the news about the real estate market and how home values are rising, inventory and interest rates are low, and the like. The one issue that doesn't get much attention is real estate agent safety.

Do Buyers Pay Real Estate Agent Commissions?

REX Real Estate

In bringing fresh eyes and ears to the business of buying and selling houses,… Buying a Home Selling Your Home buy a home buyer Buying buying a house buying home

What Are the Fiduciary Duties of a Real Estate Agent?

CA Realty Training

You have to build strong relationships with your clients to have a long, lucrative career in real estate. . The top producing agents earned their fame and fortune because of the people they know. That’s how successful real estate agents create successful careers.

5 Hardest Parts About Being a Real Estate Agent

CA Realty Training

There’s a misconception about real estate agents. The truth is, there are many obstacles real estate agents face in their day-to-day lives. The real estate industry is a fast-paced and highly competitive industry. New Real Estate Agent Tips

7 Signs of a Bad Real Estate Agent


A friend has recommended a real estate agent they know from high school. However, your gut tells you something is off… Beginner Investors Investor Blogs Agent buying Real Estate Advice Real Estate Tips

Best places to be a real estate agent revealed

Valuation Review

With real estate inventory down by more than half compared to last year, the personal finance website WalletHub recently released its report on 2021’s Best Places to Be a Real Estate Agent. Read on to find out which areas made the list

REX vs. Traditional Real Estate Agents

REX Real Estate

Like all licensed real estate agents, REX agents can list and advertise homes for… Buying a Home Get To Know REX Selling Your Home get to know rex REX real estate selling a home traditional agent

12 Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Agent


Whether you are buying or selling a home, your real estate agent will be your partner through one of the most significant transactions of your life. Finding the right agent should involve careful planning and research, but many of us just don’t know where to start.

Tips for Finding a Good Real Estate Agent

Lamacchia Realty

FINDING A GOOD REAL ESTATE AGENT. Real estate agents are trained and experienced at negotiating for the client to get the most out of each transaction and to ensure each step of the process is done with great attention to detail. Agent Search Page.

More real estate agents charged with storming the Capitol

Housing Wire

Two more Texas-based real estate agents have been arrested for their alleged roles in the Jan. The three real estate agents also posted photos of themselves on the same flight and from when they landed at Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia.

Addendum vs Amendment: What Every Real Estate Agent Should Know


If you’re a real estate agent, you’ve probably found yourself wondering what the difference between addendum vs amendment is. While the two terms are similar in that they both refer… Agent Blogs Agent Real Estate Tips

Agents harness the power of social media to generate leads

Housing Wire

When Gogo Bethke began her career in real estate back in 2011, the Romanian immigrant felt like social media was her only option to generate leads and close deals. “I There is no shortage of social media options and many agents, like Lee, have turned to Instagram.

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Don't Believe These 5 Myths About Real Estate Agents


Buyers and sellers often enter the market with misconceptions about real estate agents - how they work, how the process works and what the agency relationship is all about. Here are five myths (and five truths) about working with both buyer's and seller's agents.

REX Launches Real Estate Agent Referral Program

REX Real Estate

To say the world and the real estate market have changed in the last… Get To Know REX REX Careers real estate agent real estate agents REX real estate rex real estate jobs

Real Estate Agent Property Questionnaire

Rowe Appraisal Group

I love when I have the opportunity to meet the listing agent at the property, but as you know, that’s not always possible. This fillable/interactive form allows you to make sure the appraiser has all of the information they need to complete a thorough appraisal of your listing.

Ask These Questions When Interviewing a Real Estate Agent

REX Real Estate

When interviewing a real estate agent, be sure to ask the following: Whether you… Buying a Home REX Tips Selling Your Home buyers agent first time home buyer homebuyers homeowners questions for agent selling a home

Ask These Questions Before Choosing a Real Estate Agent

REX Real Estate

Most homeowners choose a real estate agent based on a recommendation from a family… Buying a Home REX Tips Selling Your Home buyers agent first time home buyer homebuyers homeowners questions for agent selling a home

Denver real estate agent fired for removing Black Lives Matter signs from front yards

Housing Wire

A Denver-based real estate agent has been fired after removing Black Lives Matter signs from front yards, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Agents/Brokers Real Estate agents and brokers Black Lives Matter Denice Reich Denver RE/MAX Alliance

The 9 Best Real Estate Agent Directories for 2021


Being a real estate agent means constantly putting yourself in front of potential clients. In addition to your manual outreaching and prospecting, you should make sure you’re leveraging the power… Agent Blogs Agent Tools Agent Websites

The 100-years-war over real estate commissions

Housing Wire

In 2002, Natalya Delcoure and Norman Miller, two real estate economists, set about to learn what fees consumers pay real estate agents in America. They were especially interested in real estate commissions.