These are the trends that will dominate real estate in 2019

By Jim Dalrymple II | Source Inman Tremendous opportunities lie ahead for real estate professionals — but also risks, slowdowns, and potentially difficult transitions. That’s according to the 2019 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report released this month by the Urban Land Institute. The report, a joint effort with PwC, is based on interviews and survey responses […]

Will a shifting market kill off pocket listings?

While ‘Coming Soon’ pre-market listings will likely remain useful for luxury properties and as a tool to test price points, there will be fewer of them all-around, Realtors tell Inman By Jim Dalrymple | Source Inman In the heady days of the seller’s market, pocket listings were everywhere and agents were like oracles, showing buyers homes that […]

Should Home Buyers and Sellers Google Each Other?

By Cathie Ericson | Source We Google that new restaurant down the block, that handyman we’re thinking of hiring, and certainly our prospective dates. These days, we don’t think twice about Googling virtually everyone we meet. So it stands to reason that if you’re hoping to buy a home, you’d Google the seller—or, if […]

Buying in a seller’s market? Here’s 5 tips.

Source: Open Listings Blog Looking to get in on that perfect home in your dream neighborhood? So is everyone else. Whether it’s the killer school district, walkability, or central location that makes your target neighborhood a top pick, odds are homes for sale in hot markets are hard to come by. If you want to call your […]

9 Ways to beat Instagram’s algorithm for better reach and more likes

Social media platforms change with alarming frequency these days. Source: Neal Patel For years, Instagram was a haven of chronological posts that almost guaranteed engagement as long as you timed your post correctly and shared something interesting. But that reality is no more. Recent changes offer users more control over their feeds, which means it may be […]

Top 27 real estate website design ideas & tips from the pros

By J Gurner | Source FitSmallBusiness The most effective real estate websites present information clearly and concisely. We asked 27 top-producing real estate agents, brokers, and website designers for their best real estate website ideas and tips to do so. These experts were willing to share real estate website tips from site design to content […]

How to write good Instagram captions

8 Bookmarkable tips for perfecting your copy By Lindsay Kolowich | Source HubSpot Instagram marketing is all about the visuals. The quality of your photos will be the differentiating factor when it comes to gaining Instagram followers, getting them interested in your brand and what it’s about, and showing off the human side of your business. […]

Real Estate Bio: 10 Tips & 20 Examples from the Pros

By J Gurner | Source: FitSmallBusiness A real estate bio is the descriptive summary of your skills and abilities as a real estate agent, usually presented online or in print. Creating a strong real estate bio gives potential clients confidence in your abilities and the assurance to hire you. Here are 20 examples of real […]