Folio for Gmail – Yea!!!

I’m not one to usually endorse services or products on my blog but I stumbled upon a Gmail extension the other day that I have to trumpet to my fellow real estate agents.  It’s called Folio.

Any agent that has ever processed a real estate transaction from start to finish knows that trying to keep track of all the paperwork, emails, conversations, deadlines, and notes is a daunting task.  The developers of Folio, Amitree, apparently felt your pain.  Here are some of the features that make this extension special:  Continue reading

Understanding Zillow’s NEW Owner’s Dashboard

Zillow is about to go after a huge, untapped portion of the real estate market that they have never pursued before – – – Sellers.  Property owners can now hop on Zillow and manage their real estate.  The real estate search portal also provides comprehensive, in-depth market analytics that provides consumers with greater insight into what is happening in their local real estate market.

Whether you like Zillow or not, you’ve got to hand it to them.  They’re always pushing the envelope and making industry insiders nervous.

All the best!

So God Made a REALTOR®

Every once in a while, something happens during a real estate transaction that makes all of us in the industry ask ourselves why we do what we do.

It’s hard.  Sometimes overwhelmingly frustrating.  Much of our work is performed behind the scenes where nobody else knows all the time and effort that goes into the business except for us.  We patch transactions together.  Soothe the egos of those around us.  And most of the time with very little recognition.

But every once in a while, a buyer or seller looks us in the eye and says, “Thanks.  I could never have done this without you.”

Sometimes these brief moments of interaction with our clients are accompanied by tears of joy or a giant hug.  And that’s when you know it is all worth it and you wouldn’t want to do anything else.

All the best!