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Month: July 2014 (Page 2 of 3)

10 Profiles to Circle on Google+ for Real Estate Pros

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We’ve talked before about how valuable Google+ is for real estate, but a huge part of getting started on any social media account is knowing who to follow. We’ve listed some of our favorite profiles you should circle on Google Plus so that you can start networking right away. Google+ is a great way to make connections in the industry and learn from other leading agents.

Note that this list is just the tip of the iceberg for the great content you can get from this social network. Many great profiles were already featured in our list of Twitter Accounts to Follow, so we thought we’d spread the love a bit for this round!

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Niche Market Series: Working with Senior Home Buyers

By Lolly Spindler

If you’re interested in making senior citizens your niche market in real estate, there are some things you need to know before promoting your specialty. Read on to learn what senior home buyers are looking for in a home and how to market to them.

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There are certain things you need to know if you plan on working with senior home buyers. For example, did you know that most seniors spend 40 to 50 percent of their income on their home? Here are the basics for building a senior niche market:

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How to Budget Commission [Infographic]

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This is our continued look at real estate agents’ commission paychecks. In the first part, we broke down exactly how a Realtor gets paid. You can see that infographic by clicking here.

In this part we will look at agent expenses and a suggested plan to help you budget commission paychecks.

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Working Holidays as a Realtor

By Lolly Spindler

working holidays as a realtor

How many Realtors had to work this past Fourth of July? Given your profession, it’s safe to assume that many Realtors had to tend to at least some business on the most patriotic of holidays. Although not officially in the job description (if there even is one), working holidays is part of being a Realtor; and although the cons are obvious—not getting a day off, missing out on family events—working holidays as a Realtor does have its pros.

But Why???

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How Does a Realtor Get Paid? [Infographic]

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It’s not always easy for a real estate agent to make money. Being (largely) self-employed and working off commission can make for a tricky salary. So where exactly does the check come from? With whom does a commission check get split? How does a Realtor get paid?  Here is an in-depth look at real estate agents’ commission paychecks.

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