Of all the rooms in your house, your kitchen likely saw the most action in 2020. With so many people staying at home making artisanal pizza and using their countertops as an office or classroom, this room endured plenty of wear and tear. And that means it might just be the room that's most in need of a refresh.
But where to start? For inspiration, we consulted with top designers from coast to coast to uncover the hottest kitchen trends in 2021—what you need and what you'll totally want. Some of these design changes were expected after a year of staying at home, while others might totally surprise you.
No matter what, 2021 will see the kitchen transformed into a space that can do the heavy lifting in a myriad of ways—with lots of comfort and a
You know what makes Halloween a whole lot less scary? Getting more leads! Lead generation doesn't have to haunt you. Halloween is the perfect time to get in front of families that might be looking for a new home. Here are some ideas to help you leverage Halloween in order to generate more leads.
1. Host an Open House
If you have a home for sale in neighborhood that is flooded with little goblins and ghouls looking for candy, it's the perfect time to host an open house. We suggest having plenty of candy and don't forget to throw in some business cards!
2. Fill the Flyer Box
If you have a listing, it is a MUST on Halloween to have that flyer box full of great marketing pieces. Where there are
The Secret to Being a Successful Realtor While Being a Full Time Mother: Part II
Part II of this mini series is an interview with another one of our Rockstar Agents who just so happens to be a full time mother on top of that. Angie Spigner is head of our Orlando area. She not only works her own real estate business, but manages a team of 7 agents too. While there might not be a secret potion you can drink and know exactly what to do when juggling motherhood and a job, Angie speaks to what her routine looks like and encourages you to take action as well.
Q: How do you balance being a busy mother and a busy professional?
A: Very carefully! You really have to be on a schedule, but willing to fluctuate, very organized, and be able to function
We've talked about how real estate can be a rewarding career path, in part, because you get to "pick your own hours". We've also talked about how in order to be a successful real estate agent, you need to put in the work and treat it as if it were an 8-5 job. Sure, working from home is great, but what do you do if you have children? How do you juggle building a real estate business and caring for your family? We're going to take a look into how one of our most successful agents, who also happens to be a full-time mother, handles her business.
Interview with Katherine Paquette:
Q: How do you balance being a busy mother and a busy professional?
We know the importance of having great photos when it comes to selling a home, but do you ever think about the importance of the descriptions, too? Sure, the pictures are what gets them to click, but the description is a powerful tool to get them to put that home on their list of "must-sees". Here are a few tips on what to do to get your potential clients to want to get in the car and look at your listing.
1. Don't be repetitive.
You are only allowed so much space on the MLS for your descriptions, so it's important to make the most of it. Do not repeat facts that can be found in the property details section. For example, there is no need to reiterate the fact that the home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
More than 44 million people have a side hustle according to Bankrate. The "Side Hustle" trend has become a huge part of life within the millennial group, especially, in order to save money for big moves like launching a business of their own or for a downpayment on a home. Whatever the case may be, these numbers tell us something. People are willing to hustle. However, not all "side hustles" can provide the kind of return most are looking for, but real estate can. In fact, real estate is so customizable, that it often becomes a full time career, which is what we strive for with our agents.
Here is why many people get into real estate, and why you should consider this your next career move.
Facebook and social media are no longer just "the future". It's here. It's happening. It's where 9 out of 10 American companies build their business. It's where more than 87% of realtors build their businesses. It's now.
The importance of your social media presence is huge and is only going to continue to rise. If you haven't committed to your social media strategy fully, it's time. There's no time to waste. Social media has taken the win as far as driving traffic to websites over Google, and if that doesn't say something to you, then I don't know what will. Also, I hate to break it to you, but that lead generating site that you pay hundreds of dollars to, is getting their leads straight from
It's Critical to Be On Your Best Behavior While Showing Homes Move Now Than Ever & Here's Why
Ever feel like you're being watched? What used to be just a suspicion may actually be realistic now a days, and we'll tell you why. As technology is getting better and coming in increasingly smaller packages, it's easy to miss the fact that you might be being watched while showing a home to your clients. Remember the good ole saying your mom used to tell you: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all"? Yeaaa, you'll want to hold that near and dear when doing a showing. While you might be physically alone with your clients in a home, the chances that you aren't actually 100% alone are skyrocketing.
Real Estate isn't for everyone, contrary to popular belief. Not everyone is cut out to work the business. Here are some key traits that don't make a good Realtor, to help you decide if this is the business for you before you invest time and energy into.
1. You Are A "Testing The Waters" Type of Person.
First of all, if you are just "testing" something out, you are already setting yourself up for failure. In fact, you're already planning to fail because you're giving yourself an out. All too often people start real estate because they see the successes of another realtor. Unfortunately, they don't see the hours of rise-and-grind it took to get there. When you're testing something out you are likely doing so
What To Do If You Don't Feel Motivated Enough To Work
We all have those days. The ones where you sit down at your computer and you just don't feel like working. Whether you're exhausted from your last deal, or you're just feeling a little unmotivated that day, the creativity isn't there and you're lacking the drive you need to make those calls. I get it. I've been there.
We grind into our minds that to be successful we have to utilize every second of the day. Constantly improving ourselves and cranking out deal after deal. Yes, don't get me wrong, it is very important to use your time wisely and to push yourself. It is important to make those follow up calls, and spend the time with your clients showing homes. However, it is equally as