Here's this week's news, information, and timely articles I thought you'd find of interest and benefit to your business and daily life.
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NEWS & INFO:
We're well-past the mid-year mark for 2014. What are industry expectations for the second-half of the year? Read below to find out:
Midyear update: 9 ways real estate will change in 2014 ...
Here are nine factors that we predicted would affect markets in 2014 -- and where we stand at the year's midway point. (MORE ...)
4 Reasons Former Clients Forget You Exist ...
Unfortunately, too often, this fairytale flow of deals isn’t an agent’s reality and there are a few pretty good reasons that all carry the same theme: Your clients don’t remember you.
Technology Overload: Does Your Technology Waste Your Time or Generate More Business?
With the advent of new apps, overlapping software and even 3D video technology in real estate, it's hard for agents to pinpoint exactly what it is they need to sell more homes and close more business in a given year. I love the "cool" factor just as much as the next guy, but often I see agents get caught up with shiny quarter syndrome in a way that doesn't bring them more business, nor does it help them transact the business they have more efficiently. (MORE ...)
Your clients/potential homebuyers are increasingly pet owners too.
Their concerns regarding their pets can trickle down and effect the choice of properties they view for purchase.
I've included the following info/article to help you increase your knowledge and awareness regarding this growing trend. Think "outside of the box" when using this info in the future ...
13 Home Projects for Your Pet ...
Want to show a little extra love to your furriest family member? More and more home designs are adding on pet projects. In fact, the LA Times
reports that “Designers say more dog owners are considering their pets’ needs when building or remodeling their homes ... (MORE ...)
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