Do all the listings in your portfolio look shockingly similar? The key to your next sale (and your next commission advance) could be simpler than you think. Sniff out which distinctive features take a home from ordinary to extraordinary and you’ll give buyers a reason to sign on the dotted line.
What does your client list look like? Some agents prefer to niche down until they have a singular focus on, say, young families or wealthy retirees, but restrict your audience too much and you’ll find yourself with no one to sell to. Expand your opportunities by branching out into a new field and you’ll discover new ways to nourish your commission advance. One idea? Real estate investment. Go forth and conquer with these five tips.
It’s common knowledge that certain home improvements can make a marked difference in that property’s resale value, but while bathrooms and kitchens tend to get all the attention, there’s another factor that’s frequently ignored: landscaping. Depending on the expert, upgrading a home’s landscape can earn owners anywhere from 1.5 to 10 times their investment. Can someone really spend $500 on trees and sod and get $5,000 when they sell? It’s possible. As a real estate agent, coaching your clients on high-impact landscaping upgrades could help them sell for top dollar and get you well on your way to a larger commission advance.
Here are the landscaping trends for 2018 buyers may be looking for:
Think quickly – how are you harnessing the power of online marketing to advance your business and ratchet up your commission advance? Get serious about expanding your client list and your overall visibility with these seven down-and-dirty online marketing ideas.
By the end of 2017, there were more than 2 million active users each month on Facebook – a 16 percent increase over the same time period in 2016 and further proof that Mark Zuckerberg’s brainchild of a platform is still thriving. For real estate agents, it’s more important than ever that digital marketing strategies incorporate the ‘Book, but what can you do beyond maintaining your profile and posting relevant information as often as you’re able? As it turns out, there are an awful lot of ways Facebook can help you connect with clients, sell homes and earn a bigger commission. Here are four:
In the zany world of real estate, things can shift in the blink of an eye. While buyers once gravitated towards sprawling McMansions, the focus is now on smaller footprints, with tiny homes trending more than ever. Similarly, sleepy gated communities purposely built a fair distance from shopping centers and main roads are finding less favor with demographics yearning to have their needs met a little closer to home. This desire for all-inclusive living without the boxed-in feel of a tiny urban apartment has given rise to the walkable community, a place where car-free living is offering the public a new way to live — and showing real estate agents how selling convenience could translate into a climbing commission advance.
In real estate, business is sort of cyclical. You make connections, those connections turn into sales, successful sales beget new connections, and somewhere along the way you build up a successful repertoire. Along the way Commission Express will be there to provide you with a faster commission should you need it! Of course, all of that hinges on actually make those essential connections, and that means it’s time to get networking.
Here’s how you can starting branching out:
There are 525,600 minutes in a year. Are you happy with how you used yours? Exceed your own expectations in 2018 (and surprise yourself with a best-ever commission advance) by hitting the ground running thanks to these real estate New Year’s resolutions.
It’s almost 2018, and that means a new look at the real estate landscape. From tech advances and new niches to building your commission advance thanks to investors, here’s what you can look forward to exploring next year.
When you’re chasing your next commission advance, is holiday home marketing the first step towards prosperity or a guarantee that your bottom line will be left out in the cold?
There are several pros and cons to be considered, and we’ve got a peek at the most important.