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Leads, Leads, Leads!

A successful real estate agent is adept at generating leads. Within the real estate industry, a lead is information on a possible buyer or seller. Let’s start out with this single truth: A real estate lead is the name and contact information for someone who is potentially a future client. Of course, it is more efficient to target individuals already considering purchasing or listing property, as opposed to the general public. In addition, if the lead is a person the potential client knows and trusts, then the real estate agent has an advantage over other agents when contacting the lead. All leads that have a legitimate way to contact them are viable. Every. Single. One. Even the ones that are only an email address. Even the ones that say “no”.

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Is A Career In Real Estate Right For You?

You’re sitting in your car headed to work and a shiny black luxury car pulls up next to you. As you idly watch it drive away you see the license plate frame say “Homes by “Blank.” That person is a real estate agent. It might seem like they are just lucky…..making money for unlocking a door. Of course you know there’s more to it than that, but you don’t know what that is. Maybe you would be great in real estate also….but how do you know?

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Best Smart Phone Apps for Real Estate Agents

Our smart phones and the Apps we use have become essential to our daily lives. According to The Statistics Portal, in 2016 the number of smartphone users in the United States is estimated to reach 207.2 million, with the number of smartphone users worldwide forecast to exceed 2 billion users by that time. With all of this technology literally at our fingertips, choosing the right Apps can be overwhelming.

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Is 2016 A Good Year to Get Into Real Estate?

As the new year begins several indicators point to a more prosperous real estate market nationwide, and especially in Florida. According to National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), “steady employment and economic growth, pent-up demand, affordable home prices, and attractive mortgage rates will keep the housing market on a gradual upward trend in 2016.”

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10 Best Real Estate Books for New Agents

Whether you are a new agent or a seasoned professional, the most successful real estate agents find that there is always more to learn in this profession. Agents need information on not only the buying and selling process, but on how to manage and grow a successful real estate business. It isn’t necessary to be an expert in business management, psychology, accounting, finance, banking, selling, prospecting, economics, and counseling; but all of these come into play and having a basic understanding of the basics is essential. Prosperous agents know that they must take it upon themselves to increase their knowledge through both formal training and independent reading.

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Nine Signs of a Great Real Estate Agent

What characteristics do the most successful real estate agents possess? What traits separate good agents from great agents? The best real estate agents are like the director of a play, paying attention to all of the players including those behind the scenes. To be really successful, there are certain practices that separate the average from the outstanding. And like any talent, some come naturally while others must be groomed. Whether you are looking to get into real estate as a career, or are looking for a great real estate agent, here are nine signs to look for.

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Why Real Estate?

Are you thinking of making a career change? A career in real estate might be a great choice for you. This engaging career is perfect for individuals with outstanding interpersonal skills, and provides a unique opportunity to travel and work outside of the traditional office setting. Acquiring a Real Estate license in Florida is not as difficult, costly, or time consuming as one might think. A career in Real Estate is advantageous for several reasons; but this type of occupation isn’t for everybody, so it is a good idea to check it out first to see if this is the right fit for you.

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How To Get Your Florida Real Estate License

Acquiring a Real Estate license in Florida is not as difficult, costly, or time consuming as one might think. Real estate agents, also known as sales associates or realtors, are professionals who know the laws and regulations accordant to real estate. Agents assist in both the sale and purchase of homes, buildings, businesses, and land. This engaging career is perfect for individuals with outstanding interpersonal skills, and provides a unique opportunity to travel and work outside of the traditional office setting.

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Online Real Estate Education vs. Classroom Courses

Although enrolling in a real estate school is the first step toward a rewarding career, there are many more choices you’ll make along the way – like how to attend school. Depending on your situation, you could benefit from earning your real estate education online or in a classroom. Here’s what to consider when making the choice.

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