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May 2018

Found 4 blog entries for May 2018.

If a real estate agent has hit a point when it’s necessary to scale in order to accomplish goals, it’s time to start building a team. It’s an exciting phase for an agent, but it can also be scary: A larger team means a bigger raft to keep afloat. By helping agents through the selection and onboarding processes, real estate managers can play an important role in easing the growing pains for agents who are bringing on other agents or assistants.

 

The greatest benefit of growing a selling group is the production increase that comes when team members use their talents to complement one another. Agents in a team can work under the firm’s umbrella and use its assets — including offices, employees, and technology — for only a fraction of the cost they

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Early in my career, I heard that real estate agents are like birds: They swoop in, grab the commission check, and are never heard from again.

 Unfortunately, there's some truth to that analogy. In my experience, home buyers get used to agents' sweet songs during the buying process, but they don't hear a single chirp after the sale. That's because very few agents have a monthly follow-up program after they close a sale. But it's not due to laziness. They avoid it because they're afraid.

 First, agents are afraid of bad news. Once all the paperwork is signed, everyone is happy. But as with anything new and exciting, reality sets in. Clients might end up less than thrilled with some aspect of their new home, for instance. Agents don't want to call up

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There may be no "I" in team, but when it comes to real estate, if you aren't the head of a team, you may as well not exist at all.

Traditionally, real estate firms helped agents create their own brand under the larger corporate umbrella. "Jeff Thompson, Windermere Real Estate" is how you'd be billed. Agents had to follow corporate guidelines, but there was always an emphasis on building your own individual brand — the idea was that if people knew your name, they'd come to you for their real estate needs, and everyone, including you, would make more money.

But when the real estate business began to boom, some of those branded agents wanted to become "mega producers." So they started building teams to back them up. The "rainmaker" agent would

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Back when computers hummed like refrigerators (and weighed just about the same), real estate technology was exclusively a tool for bigger firms flush with funds. Over the past few years, however, we've seen the democratization of real estate technology, which has opened the door for firms of all sizes to leverage the power of tech.

 

For instance, our contact management program, Moxi, has been a real game changer. We use it to track our agents' hot and warm lists, distribute neighborhood news, send out new listings to VIP clients, and help organize yearly neighborhood reviews. We also developed Moxi Present to provide sellers with professional listing presentations, helping them nail down pricing. And Focus 1st shows our sellers buying

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