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Real Estate Horror Stories

These real estate horror stories will have any agent running for the hills!

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Villager Spotlight: Jay Voorhees

Congratulations to Jay Voorhees, a Gold Phoneix Award recipient.

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4 Videos Every Realtor Should Be Creating

The average internet user watches 1.5 hours of video per day. Video marketing is big and it is only projected to get bigger. To stay on top of this trend, you must be creating good video content and being strategic with your posting strategy.

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The Ambiance of an Open House

Creating the perfect ambiance can make or break an open house. Here are some easy details that can take your open house to the next level.

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Email Subject Lines to Increase Open Rates

According to HubSpot, 35% of email recipients open email based on the subject line alone. Here are some subject line ideas to increase your open rates.

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Terrible Real Estate Pictures

'Terrible Real Estate Pictures' is a collection of the worst of the worst from around the country when it comes to showcasing properties.

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Our Top Blog Posts of 2018

Another year has come to an end - it's time to recap and review our most popular blog posts!

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Introducing Our New CEO

Jenna Rozenblat is Village Realty's new CEO.

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Your Open House Checklist

Hosting an open house can be stressful and a lot of things can get lost in the shuffle, so here is a checklist to make sure you do not forget a few of the most important things!

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Marketing Automation Tools for Realtors

Social automation services allow you to plan posts and emails and other forms of communicating with your target audiences.

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The Best Productivity Apps for Realtors

Here are some easy ways to ensure you are managing your time effectively, so you can continue to grow your business.

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9 Facebook Content Ideas

If you are not using Facebook as a platform to market yourself and gain leads, rethink that choice!

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Real Estate Marketing Fails

Are you guilty of any of these common real estate marketing fails? Here are some mistakes that you want to avoid if you want to get as many leads as you can.

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Villager Spotlight: Dan Lee

Meet Dan Lee, Village agent and Team Leader of the Elite Team.

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Setting Up Your Business Instagram

Instagram intimidation is a real thing but is one of the most beneficial things for a Realtor to set up. Master the platform with these step-by-step instructions!

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Making the Leap: Part-Time to Full-Time Realtor

As anyone who has tried to make the transition out of a job and into full-time real estate can tell you, it’s not for the faint of heart.

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Everything You Need To Know About Video Marketing

There are several ways to use video to engage with your clients, and 96% of consumers report that video is a helpful factor in making decisions.

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Tech Tool of the Week: Jonny On It

Village Realty and Jonny On It have teamed up to provide our agents with a branded home services app that connects you to quality service providers.

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Villager Spotlight: Lara Dolan

Meet Lara Dolan, Village North Realtor and co-leader of the Craft Dolan team.

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The Building Blocks of an Online Presence

Social media can be more than just catching up with old friends; it can be the best marketing resource you have in your business.

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Small Fish, Big Pond: Getting Over The Third Year Slump

Congrats! You’re in your third year of real estate. Here are some tips when you feel like you can’t go on.

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I'm Newly Licensed! Now what?

So you just got your license, congrats! And now you're wondering, what next? Here is our advice on how to hit the ground running.

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Realtor How-to: Blog Writing

Being online is the first step, but keeping your audience engaged is the second (arguably the most important) step. The goal is bring as many visitors to that page as possible, right? Blog writing is great for many reasons but here are the most important.

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Leveraging Your Personal Network to Get Leads

If talking about generating leads makes you nervous, I have good news: you do not have to do it alone, and you are probably already doing it well without knowing it, especially if you have a great network.

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Time-Saving Tips to Make You an Excel Expert

Check out these 4 tips to relieve your stress and make managing your database a breeze.

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Four Tips to Throw the Best Client Appreciation Event Ever

Throwing a client event can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are 4 foolproof tips for helping you host a killer soirée.

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Social Media Strategy: LinkedIn

Let’s talk about the ultimate professional platform: LinkedIn.

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Social Media Strategy: Instagram

To continue our conversation about social media strategy, we will move on to talking about the millennial stronghold… Instagram!

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Social Media Strategy: Facebook

For a Realtor, Facebook can be your biggest asset - if you know how to use it!

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Building a Strong Personal Brand

It feels like everyone these days is talking about having a strong personal brand, but why is this important and what steps can you take to do this?

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Becoming a Neighborhood Expert

Guest blogger, Meghan Holder, explains the importance of being a neighborhood expert and her knowledge on what clients are looking for in a Realtor.

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How You Can Give Back Year-Round!

Check out these tips on how you can give back year-round.

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Should Your Hire a Virtual Assistant?

Guest blogger, Nat Smiley, gives you his perspective on how your real estate business could benefit from a virtual assistant.

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Why Should I Hire You?

Go ahead and tell me, why should I hire you?

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Instagram Apps You Need Now

Did you know that 80% of Instagram users follow at least one business account? There is a huge opportunity for Realtors to build an audience, have their content seen, and convert clients on the platform.

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Money Management for Realtors

Money management always requires discipline and is especially important for Realtors. Here are the top three ways you, as an agent, can prepare financially and limit your money madness:

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Why Your Real Estate Logo Matters

A logo is the gateway to this brand recognition, it’s not the whole story but paints a picture of the company. Call it superficial, but this small detail is a huge part of your business.

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A Breakdown of Georgia Realtor Accreditations

In today's challenging market, continuing your REALTOR® education is the best way to invest in your career.

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Supporting First Time Homebuyers

Buyers face a variety of paperwork, fees and inspection issues, as well as general confusion about what needs to be done and what comes next.

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How to Conquer Four Common Realtor Mistakes

Continuing to make the same mistakes can be a sure sign it's time to try something new.

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How to Think Like a Start-Up

Being a Realtor means balancing your budget, marketing, maintaining relationships, building clientele, attending networking events, often working on weekends and more. Startups often are in the same position.

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Excuses That Keep Your Business From Growing

Don’t let these excuses keep you from growing your business. By investing in yourself, your business will bloom.

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Spring Into A More Productive You

Recognize this spring as a time to "spring clean" your life and as an opportunity to grow your business!

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How to Get the Referral Ball Rolling

As Realtors, you know one of the main ways you keep your business alive is from referrals. But do you know exactly how important those referrals are?

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How to Attract Millennial Home Buyers

According to new data from Apartment List, 80% of millennials do have the desire to buy their own homes. However, economic factors are delaying the process.

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Real Estate in a Digital World

Chances are you didn’t go into real estate because you love marketing and technology. Use your gift of building relationships to run your real estate business.

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You Hired an Assistant! Now What?

Is the hard part over, or just starting?

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How to Hire a Realtor Assistant

There are many ways you can hire an assistant, whether it’s a previously licensed Realtor who knows the business, an unlicensed assistant, virtual assistant, in person, part time, or full time.

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Is it Time to Hire and Assistant?

When your real estate business is growing exponentially, client relationships, closings, leads, marketing and maintaining your sanity can get tough. When you find yourself not having enough time in the day it may be time to hire a Realtor assistant.

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The On-Demand Economy for Realtors

What can Realtors learn from Uber, Postmates and Instacart? Turns out, a lot!

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6 Real Estate Podcasts to Listen To

There are some seriously great podcasts that can help you build your Realtor marketing. Here are some of our favorites:

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5 Overused Real Estate Terms

It’s time to change it up; clients are tired of hearing overused Realtor phrases. Here are 5 overused real estate jargons that should retire this year.

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How to Become a Google Verified Business

Are you trying to become a Google Verified Business? Follow these easy steps to allow your business to appear to customers via Google Search and Maps.

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4 Steps To Building Your Yearly Marketing Budget

A successful career in real estate means maintaining your personal relationships while continually growing and gaining new clients. Whether it is through social media, email marketing, or networking, marketing for Realtors is essential.

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6 Things To Do Before 8 a.m.

Some of the most successful people in the world swear that having a productive morning has helped their success immensely. Here are 6 things to do before 8 a.m.

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Holiday Marketing for Realtors

Every company is taking advantage of this season and throwing out marketing campaigns left and right. Why shouldn’t you do the same?

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Social Media Happy Hour

The best time to post on each platform!

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Pros and Cons of Joining a Real Estate Team

As a new real estate agent one important decision to make is whether to join a team or fly solo. There is no right or wrong answer, nor is one path easier than the other. It is up to the individual to decide what best suites their situation and personality.

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Six Types of Content Every Realtor Should Post

The platform (through social media, your blog, or website) you use to post content is up to you, but here are six types of content that can help you gain a larger audience and develop more clients.

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New Year, New Goals

As a Realtor, setting goals is necessary.There is no one to hold you accountable (unless you are on a team), and if you don’t have goals to meet, your sales can fall flat.

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How to Ask For Client Reviews in 4 Easy Steps

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9 Things Your Broker Should Be Doing For You

You are responsible for your own business, and while that can be exciting for those who are entrepreneurial at heart, no man is an island.

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How to Build a Vendor List

You’re an expert real estate agent. You can’t also be a plumber, lender, contractor, master chef, and masseuse.

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How To Set Up a Real Estate Facebook Business Page

You know social media is necessary to win at marketing for Realtors, but does the idea of setting up a Facebook page for your real estate business leave you puzzled?

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6 Blogs Every Realtor Should Follow

Blogs are a great way to stay connected to industry thought leaders, and building your Realtor marketing.

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A-Z Guide To Crushing Your First Year In Real Estate

Your first year in real estate can be as easy as ABC!

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Free Marketing Tools For Realtors

Here are some of the top free marketing tools that you can use to communicate with clients and build your brand.

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LOL at these Realtor Gifs

A life of a Realtor, as told by GIFs

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5 Simple Ways To Become A More Likable Realtor

Being a kind and trustworthy person definitely helps when working with your client but here are some other traits the most likable and successful agents have.

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7 Books Every Realtor Should Read

Looking to step up your Realtor game? Below are seven books that can help every Realtor grow their business.

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Real Estate Closing Gift Ideas

These are super simple and inexpensive, but will go miles with your client.

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6 Things People Hate About Realtors

Realtors don’t usually have the best “rep.” In fact, a survey on the Perceptions of Real Estate Agents by CoreLogic in Australia claims that only 9% of people rank real estate agents as “high” or “very high” in ethics and honesty.

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9 Content Ideas For Your Instagram

Instagram has over 500 million active monthly users and 75 percent of Instagram users take action, such as visiting a website, after looking at an Instagram advertising post.

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7 Daily Habits Of Top Realtors

By implementing these 7 habits you are sure to step your real estate game up to the next level.

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Tech Tool of the Week- OmniFocus

There are a lot of digital planners out there, so how does this one help you as a real estate agent?

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10 Things Every Great Real Estate Agent Has

You are a super star agent, now let’s put it to the test! Do you have all of these things that every great agent should have?

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How To Nail the Real Estate Listing Presentation

One of the most vital things a Real Estate agent can do to succeed is master the listing presentation.

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Generational Selling Guide - How to Position Your Listing for Each Generation

As a Realtor, you have enough to juggle. Trying to adapt to each client's wants and needs just adds another ball into the juggling game.

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Building Your Brand

“Branding is the art of becoming knowable, likable, and trustable” – John Jantsch

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Turn Up Your Real Estate Game 360° with Matterport 3D Technology

As an innovation leader in real estate virtual marketing, Matterport claims: More Clients, Better Listings, & Real Emotion.

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The Importance of an Online Presence for Realtors

The client is obviously online, are you? Having an online presence is more important than ever for Realtors.

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How to Write an Awesome Agent Bio

Sometimes writer's block strikes even the most self-aware Realtors. Your bio will often be the first introduction you get with a potential client, make sure yours is 10/10.

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Database Quick Tips: Capitalizing Contacts

You probably don't have all day to manually check each of your contacts, but by using this quick Google Sheets hack, your contacts will be capitalized and ready to go in no time.

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17 Content Ideas for Each Stage of the Buyer Journey

Creative content is king, but sometimes we all experience a mental block! Try one of these 17 Content Ideas for Each Stage of the Buyer Journey.

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6 Essentials of a Buyers Package

Servicing buyers is something almost every Realtor does. How will you stand out from the competition? With an amazing buyer’s presentation!

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Tech Tool of the Week: MailChimp

Aside from being an unceasing sponsor of all things digital, MailChimp, the product, could revolutionize your real estate marketing plan.

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Tech Tool of the Week: Slack

Team leaders and managers rejoice! There is a way to keep your entire team on the same page through easy and instant communication, even when your team is on the go.

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5 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook

Are you making the most of your Facebook Business page? These 5 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook can help you take your social media strategy to the next level- and stand out from the competition.

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Tech Tool of the Week: Buffer

Social Media is the cheapest and easiest way to reach a large audience with your message. But most Real Estate professionals are failing to use social media in their marketing.

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Content Marketing Mastery

If you have spent any time at all learning about online marketing, you have probably heard the phrase “content is king.” But what exactly is content, and how can you use it to grow your real estate business?

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Three Ways to Use Landing Pages to Grow Your Real Estate Business

You already know that more online conversions lead to more sales. Creative, well-designed landing pages are the best way to ensure that potential clients from paid ads are engaged and converted into leads.

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Becoming a Real Estate Brand

Branding is key when it comes to an overall marketing plan. Having a recognizable brand will allow you to earn the trust of potential clients, as well as help you craft your Realtor marketing strategy.