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4 Easy Ways to Get Free Pictures of Your Property from Home post image

Most of us realize that high quality images can go a LONG way in creating a compelling property listing that sells real estate quickly.

In many cases, the pictures you include with your property listing will be the primary selling point your buyers are concerned with. These are the elements that will catch their attention, draw them in and ultimately cause them to say “YES” to the dream of property ownership.

If you want to capitalize on the deeply emotional thought process that leads to your next sale, getting great pictures should be your primary concern.

Unfortunately… getting amazing pictures ISN’T always a piece of cake. Hiring a good photographer or getting the pictures yourself almost always requires some element of time, money or hassle – but if you’re looking for the fastest way to get some reasonably helpful and informative pictures right now, there are a few simple ways to make it happen FOR FREE, without leaving your computer. [click to continue…]

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Make Hard Choices Easier With a Decision Matrix

Decision Matrix

When I was getting started as a real estate investor, I didn’t have a lot of money.

Being fresh out of college, my job wasn’t the type that threw off a ton of extra cash each month, but I somehow managed to save up a few thousand dollars before I took the plunge.

In those early days, every penny was precious. If I wanted to make something out of the money I’d saved, I knew it was CRUCIAL for me to earn an actual return on each dollar I spent. If I failed at this task, the money would be gone and I’d be left with nothing… and this kind of scenario was simply unacceptable.

Knowing that this seed capital was the lifeblood of my future financial freedom, it’s not surprising that I struggled quite a bit with every decision that required spending money.

It seemed like every day, someone would tell me about some new product, service, gadget or subscription that I would be STUPID to go without. While each one of these “opportunities” may have been legitimately awesome and helpful in and of themselves, the reality was – I had to be careful with my money. Buying up every little thing that caught my eye simply wasn’t an option, and when every red cent matters (as it did for me), I had to start saying “No” to a lot of good stuff. [click to continue…]

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101 Real Estate Leaders to Follow on Twitter

twitter for real estateWe sourced the web for some of the hottest real estate individuals and organizations who regularly blog and tweet about their experience with selling, buying and/or renting properties.

To be honest, there aren’t many real estate bloggers or thought leaders on the internet worth mentioning or following, but the ones we found are included below for you to keep an eye on.

We wanted these men, women and media outlets to meet 3 main selection criteria:

  • They had to be active on Twitter and share practical advice on real estate topics.
  • They had to have the guts to tell the truth and talk from personal experience.
  • They had to make real estate fascinating and educational.

Enjoy the post and be sure to connect with these folks yourself. Learning from each others is one of the best ways to improve your business, your brand and your future. [click to continue…]

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How To Automate Your Phone & Voicemail System

If you’re like most investors, the phone is a pretty big part of your life. This is one of the primary communication tools that you will be using on a daily basis to follow-up with leads, close deals, and make money. If you’re going to be effective in your business, you really need to know how to manage your phone time – there’s just no way around it.

In my business, I get a lot of phone calls from both motivated and unmotivated sellers. I also get a lot of calls from people trying to sell properties that I don’t want. I used to spend hours and hours talking to these kinds of prospects every day. Essentially, my conversations with these people would turn out to be a complete waste of time…  but how else was I supposed to know who I was dealing with if I didn’t talk with them on the phone? [click to continue…]

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3 Simple Steps to Building a Referral-Based Business

KFGraphicWith 20+ years working in the real estate sector, most of my best (and favorite) clients have been the result of someone else’s referral.

In any given year, 85% – 90% of my business is directly attributed to referrals. Imagine what your business would be like if every day your phone rang or your inbox received new messages from people who already trusted you because they heard great things about you?

It’s called building a referral-based business and it’s easier than you might think! Here are 3 tips that have helped me build a referral-based business that thrives. [click to continue…]

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