Best Ways to Stay Connected to Your Referrals

After a successful sale, it’s always a good idea to keep in contact with that client. But when is the best time to follow-up and when does your outreach become too much or not enough? Real estate agents grow a large portion of their business from existing clients giving referrals, whether it’s a friend telling a friend or a client posting your name on social media next to their new home. It can be tricky, but here are a few tips on how you can keep in contact with your referral network without becoming a pushy salesperson.

Keep it relevant

No one likes letters, postcards or emails that are not going to help or inform them in any way. Don’t just send something to get your name in front of them, send material that the consumer will open and use. Price updates, housing trends or holiday greetings are all examples of emails or mailings that your client can appreciate and/or find useful.

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Five Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Lawyer

When dealing with real estate transactions, finding a reliable lawyer presents valuable advantages especially in protecting your personal and business interests.

The practice of real estate law encompasses a variety of fields. Real estate attorneys are able to deal with more complex issues such as zoning problems and ordinances, environmental issues, or contracts and lease agreements. However, they can also offer indispensable advice and assistance to more common commercial and residential transactions.

Whether you’re buying and selling a house, investing in real estate properties, or in the middle of a simple legal issue, having a lawyer by your side makes the process easier. However, before you embark on the search for the best real estate lawyer to handle your businesses, you might want to take note of a few questions that will help you land the right attorney for the job.

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Quad Cities Business News Ranks Realty Executives Northern Arizona as #1 Real Estate Brokerage

For the fifth consecutive year, Realty Executives Northern Arizona has been voted as the Top Residential Real Estate Brokerage in the annual “Best of Business” rankings by Quad Cities Business News. The Northern Arizona brokerage has served the Greater Prescott area for over 13 years and is among the most productive real estate agents in Northern Arizona.

With eight offices and over 150 real estate professionals, Realty Executives Northern Arizona is continually recognized nationally and locally. In 2017, the brokerage was recognized by RisMedia in the “Top 1,000 Power Broker Report.” For years, they have been number one in sales volume and market share for the Greater Prescott area.

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Realty Executives Premier Celebrates New Prime Location in Indiana

 

By: Kellyn Vale, originally published in ValpoLife.com

Spirits were high as Realty Executives Premier, a real estate company based in Valparaiso, hosted their public and official grand opening of their brand new location in Crown Point.

Several locations were considered for the new office, including spaces on Broadway and areas in Winfield. However, the company hit a stroke of luck when they caught wind of the Crown Point location’s availability before it even went to market.

“We love being in downtown Crown Point,” said Pam Tezak, who runs the agency alongside her husband Mike. “We started in downtown Valpo, so we decided to continue that downtown trend in Crown Point; we could not be happier with the location,” continued Tezak.

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Realty Executives Announces New State-of-the-Art Training Center

 

Realty Executives International is excited to announce the recent opening and growing success of the Southeastern Michigan Regional Headquarters and training facility. The headquarters, located in Shelby Township, a northern suburb of Detroit, is used for office and training space for regional real estate professionals.

The facility is named under the Realty Executives Home Towne brand, making it Home Towne’s fourth location. It is a meeting and training space for eight brokerages and over 100 real estate professionals in the region, including Home Towne’s own team of 82 real estate broker/owners and executives.The areas serviced by these brokerages include Metro Detroit, Macomb, Oakland, St.Clair, Sanilac and Lapeer counties.

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How to Make Your Furry Friends Feel at Home

 

We all love our four-legged family members, but sometimes your home isn’t set up for the hustle and bustle of pets. Whether its cats, dogs, birds or hamsters your family has taken in, all pets have different needs around the house.

Home builders are adapting by creating ways your home can be more pet-friendly and unique to each pet need. Below are a few amenities that families are opting for just to keep their furry friends happy.

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How New Material Graphene Can Make Smart Homes Smarter

 

By Patrick van den Bossche, President of Realty Executives International. Originally published in inman.com.

We are in an era where sustainability, energy savings, solar options, innovations, engineering and smart home tech knowledge are all extremely important to consumers, business leaders and employees trying to make a difference in the world. In 2018 alone, the U.S. spent $19.8 billion on smart home technology. I predict a new material called graphene will revolutionize the smart home industry and become a key factor in smart home technology advancements and innovations.

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Realty Executives International Announces Strategic Growth Investment With Mid-America Region

Realty Executives International is excited to announce its significant investment into Realty Executives Kansas City and the Realty Executives Mid-America Region, a territory that includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Colorado. This move gives the corporate office significant skin in the game in terms of growing this region and raising the bar on providing the highest level of service to the brokers and agents.

This investment is part of an ongoing effort by Realty Executives International to strengthen its aggressive growth strategy. Broker, owner and regional developers Steve and Nancy Summers of Realty Executives Kansas City, in equal partnership with Realty Executives International, will continue to oversee the operations of the Mid-America Region, as they have for the past 30 years, now as equity partners. Realty Executives International will offer expanded support and enhanced services in order to develop a deeper business relationship with the region.

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Realty Executives Premiere Welcomes Lisa Hoffmann as Director of Agent Development

Realty Executives Premiere is excited to announce that Lisa Hoffmann has joined as Director of Agent Development, bringing her skills and passion to work with new and experienced agents across Illinois. As part of her new role, Hoffmann will offer a whole new curriculum for Executives while incorporating elements of Realty Executives’  EXEC™ University, and will conduct one-on-one classes that are focused on agents’ long-term goals.

Hoffmann will be a great asset to Realty Executives Premiere as they focus on bringing in new energy and attracting new Executives to the brand. The office takes pride in developing its Executives, providing onsite coaching to help them escalate their real estate careers and perform at the highest level.

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Four Strategies to Create and Engage a Motivated Real Estate Team

 

By Dale Schaechterle, founding Partner and CEO at Metro Milwaukee-based Realty Executives Integrity. Originally published in Forbes.com

For new and experienced agents alike, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the housing market, whether that’s by achieving your monthly goals or perhaps even falling short. If it’s the latter, it’s especially important to foster a positive, uplifting and inspiring company culture for your fellow agents.

Establishing an entrepreneurial environment driven by collaboration and innovation is just one of the many steps required for success and high performance in the real estate industry. Incorporating these four skills and motivational techniques into your daily routine and monthly/annual goals can help shape a team player into a real estate superstar.

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