Communications Planning & Preparation Best Practices

If there ever was a time for MLSs and Associations to have a communications plan, it is now. 2020 lived up to its moniker by giving us clear vision into the unbelievable. And all bets are off in assuming we know what the future will bring. When you prepare a media plan, you are creating a communications system that can stand up to uncertain times in 2020 and beyond.

America’s top-ranked agent exposes a “dirty” truth about builders

In Part 5 of his podcast, “How Production Home Builders win by maximizing the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)” – available on iTunes and Google Play – Caballero uncovers a dirty little secret in the home building industry that many agents know all too well. Builders unethically advertise the same property at different prices in different places. Read More...

By |2020-04-15T13:41:33-07:00April 14th, 2020|Strategic Planning|0 Comments

Brokers Request Relief Aid from MLS

The Council of MLS hosted a meeting last week to gather perspectives from brokers and MLSs about COVID-19 related issues. Craig Cheatham of The Realty Alliance, Bill Fowler of Compass, and Caitlin McCrory of Redfin gave these suggestions for MLSs to consider.

By |2020-03-30T13:49:12-07:00March 30th, 2020|Broker-Agent Information, MLS, Strategic Planning|0 Comments

Top 10 Issues Impacting the Real Estate Industry: Annual Forecast Reveals

The 1,100 member Counselors released its Top Ten list once again at the National Association of Real Estate Editors conference, this year in Austin. The top concern? U.S. infrastructure was identified as the #1 issue impacting real estate.

6 Ways for Female Real Estate Technology Entrepreneurs to Become the Next Bill Gates

As someone who has started and led venture-backed companies I know how hard it is to raise money, even if you have a dream team focused on bringing your idea to life. While challenges still exist, there is encouraging news-- so, what are the best ways to get through the Venture Capital crisis facing women today?

Are you afraid your real estate organization will not survive for the long haul?

There are billions of dollars pouring into our industry today-- investment bankers and venture capitalists alike have caught the real estate bug. If the programs and companies you offer don’t meet the ever-changing needs of consumers, then you’re not going to be around for long. 

Brokers Need to Rebuild Their Marketing Departments

Since the mid-2000s, brokers have decimated their marketing departments to cut expenses and transition from print to digital. The landscape of the brokerage marketing department has changed, resizing teams and altering priorities.

Brokers Need to Rethink Their Website Strategy

The three key objectives of delivering integrated tools to agents, highlighting company listings on the broker website, and marketing agents on the broker website are paramount to success...

Catalysts Creating WAVes of Fast Change in a Slow-Moving Industry

There are many pillars of change happening in the industry today, some more significant than others, driven by very different catalysts. Teamwork drives higher productivity and greater income.