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5 Tips for Building Your Referral Network

5 Tips for Building Your Referral Network

Need help bringing in new clients? You need to build your referral network, here’s how: 1. Give more referrals. If you want to get, you need to give. Work on giving three referrals a week by connecting friends, family and clients with other businesses. For example, when you hear a friend say they are tired […]

5 Groups Who Really Want to Move

5 Groups Who Really Want to Move

Nearly 10 percent of U.S. residents say they are so dissatisfied with their current housing, neighborhood, local safety, or public service to the point that they want to move, according to a newly released U.S. Census report, “Desire to Move and Residential Mobility: 2010-2011.” But other factors are also making more Americans desire to switch […]

4 Indicators Show Rising of Millennial Buyers

4 Indicators Show Rising of Millennial Buyers

Economists are getting optimistic that the millennials are emerging into home ownership. Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®’s chief economist, said earlier this year that 2015 will mark an opportunity for younger buyers to enter the housing market, which will fuel a stronger housing recovery. Some indicators that are making economists the most optimistic: Rising employment: The unemployment rate […]

10 Tips to Ensure Your Best Listing

10 Tips to Ensure Your Best Listing

10 tips to ensure your listings sell the property as well as you would. Be specific. Many listings start to sound the same when you read them back-to-back, so the smallest details of a property are often what sets it apart and makes it memorable. Use storytelling techniques. Compelling real estate copy has more than […]

BCRC - 2014 Commercial Club of Excellence

BCRC – 2014 Commercial Club of Excellence

  The members of the 2014 Commercial Club of Excellence were honored on Thursday, March 4. A total of 62 members were presented with awards. The Awards program is sponsored each year by The Title Group and Alabama Media Group. Attending representing The Title Group were Bart Crawford and Tom Crawford along with sales staff Ed […]

What Tops Owners Lists of Feature Needs

What Tops Owners Lists of Feature Needs

Energy efficiency is highly important to a growing number of households — so much so that the Demand Institute found that on a list of 52 housing and community concerns that more than 10,000 households were asked to rank in importance, households said energy efficiency had great importance even though only a fraction said they […]

Will No-Fly Zones Dictate the Future of Drone Use?

Will No-Fly Zones Dictate the Future of Drone Use?

From REALTOR® Magazine At NoFlyZone.org, addresses nationwide can be registered and added to a map of properties where owners have expressed their desire to keep drones away. Similar to a Do Not Call list, NoFlyZone is sharing the addresses with a coalition of seven drone manufacturers, who will pass the information on to their users […]

Your Quick March REALTOR Checklist

Your Quick March REALTOR Checklist

March marks the official start of spring, which is a prime time to grow your business. Now that the days are (finally) growing longer, check these items off your to-do list, to jumpstart your success in the upcoming season. Begin open house prep Open houses provide a unique opportunity to reach dozens of potential buyers […]

5 Ways to Stay Relevant Between Transactions

5 Ways to Stay Relevant Between Transactions

Keep in mind that upon the close of a transaction, your client transforms from buyer or seller into a homeowner. This means that to successfully keep in touch, you’re going to have to relate to them in their new role. This means focusing on content that’s relevant to homeowners–home repair and maintenance, insurance, decorating, etc.–and […]

2015 Member Safety Report

2015 Member Safety Report

This report contains the results of a survey of REALTORS® which asked about: How safe or unsafe they feel The root causes of any unsafe feelings Steps or procedures they follow to ensure safety What methods of self-defense they use The goal of the report is to measure and understand the scope of the problem, […]