July 15, 2016 by Judy McHargue in Articles
Typically, this time of year can bring about a lazy hazy kind of feeling. But, I'm not feeling it. There's an intensity in the air and it seems like people are amping it up instead of winding it down. This week success was a recurring theme. How to achieve it, make it a habit and be smarter about finding it. Here, Business Insider shows us how being on time, being present and even getting in a good laugh can help us be more successful. See the other 11 actions successful people do in the first 10 minutes of their day. Stephanie Shock, for Inman News gives us 5 great and simple tips for how to avoid the blood, sweat and tears pain as we pave our road to success.
On Friday, Real Trends announced the top ranked agents in all 50 states and all major cities, over 250 Major Areas including nearly 600 major cities. There's a great assortment of brokerages represented in this outstanding list including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, The Hasson Company, Exit Realty and so many more. RE/MAX was excited to announce that RE/MAX agents and teams accounted for 28% of the rankings. Dermot Buffini recently sat down with RE/MAX founder Dave Liniger to discuss how this farm boy from Indiana made it this far. Dave explained that he refuses to quit. Dermot explained that while Dave experienced his fair share of ups and downs "Dave persisted because his mission was far more than a money-making exercise – it was a cause." Dave's mission is to see that his agents receive the maximum benefit earning 100% commission that the Real Estate Maximums name and philosophy was born from.
Speaking of success, Katie Lance, the great Social Media guru has said that "agents and brokers have told me time and time again that they receive 70-80% of their business from social media." These are extremely good odds. This week Katie shared tips and strategies for best social media success and warned us against making 4 big mistakes.
Like it or not, we cannot ignore that the craziness of the recent popularity of an augmented reality game is beginning to spur an augmented realty! Pokemon is a game which originated in the early 2000s as a Japanese anime cartoon with monsters in various shapes, sizes, colors and with special abilities. The goal of the original game is to capture and train creatures to battle and capture other creatures. Pokemon Go taps into Google Maps navigation with video game technology enticing users to search the great outdoors for Poke creatures! So, what does it have to do with real estate? Can it help you sell your house? Creative real estate marketers have begun adding the game to their listings ads with the goal of attracting more buyers. Check out this example by Holly Utt of Homes.com written for RIS Media:
CNBC writer Diana Olick isn't convinced the game will seriously impact sales this summer and states, "Pokemon may bring more people to an open house, and that could give the image of increased competition for a particular listing. Whether that drives the sale price higher is a potential phenomenon that hasn't exactly popped up on any screens just yet.", but it sounds like she's game to finding out.
Finally, it's been a long week let's celebrate the weekend and find our Friday feeling. Enjoy!
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