REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR) – A Powerful Tool for Today’s Real Estate Agent

The National Association of REALTORS® data product is a powerful resource for real estate agents that know how to harness its information.  Here is a presentation that will introduce you to the program and give you an overview of its unique features and comprehensive reports.

All the best!

Is the Real Estate Agent the Next Dodo Bird?

Dodo Bird

Once a month, I teach real estate pre-licensing classes to people that have interest in obtaining their real estate license.  There are all kinds of people in the class from all walks of life.  Of all the people who take the classes, my gut feeling is that probably less than 50% of them actually pursue getting their real estate salesperson’s license.  But the ones that want to enter this business are the ones that usually bring the most questions to class and make observations about our business that cause me to rethink what I think is a given.

This past weekend, I had a young lady in the front row make a statement and then ask a pointed question:  “With all the changes occurring in the real estate industry and the onset of technological tools that makes it easier for the consumer to buy and sell real estate, it’s probably only a matter of time before real estate agents aren’t needed anymore.  What do you think?”

Pretty blunt and to the point, wouldn’t you say?  While this question came from one student, I realized that the vast majority of the class was intently waiting on my answer.

In a nutshell, here is what I said – – –    Continue reading

The Rise of the Virtual Showing

One of the most important jobs that a real estate agent has in today’s market is to expose a seller’s property to as many people as possible.  When it comes to exposure, the internet is King.

As is evidenced by the latest survey conducted by the National Association of REALTORS®, more home buyers find their home through the internet than anywhere else.   Continue reading

Heading Down the Road

Anyone who is even remotely involved with the real estate industry needs to put this publication on their ‘must read’ list.  It provides clarity and insight into some of the most perplexing dilemmas facing us today.  The FREE report can be accessed at the Danger Report website.