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How to Find Your Niche Real Estate Market

by Kristina Brunnler, Zurple Agents who specialize in a specific market often suffer less from slow seasons or economic downturns. By separating yourself from other agents, you’ll be in higher demand as there will be fewer agents in the supply. Developing a niche market may take years, but with these steps, we hope you can identify your target market sooner. Follow these steps to find and grow your niche real estate market: Calculate What is Profitable: Although being passionate about your niche is requisite to being successful, you also need a pliable market. Try to identify underserved groups. Maybe your community...

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The Real Estate Agent Directory™ on Facebook Surpasses Half-a-Million Members

If there was ever any question about how essential Facebook has become for real estate agents seeking to leverage its 1.86 billion users to garner leads, referrals, and brand exposure, look no further than the Real Estate Agent Directory™ (READ) on Facebook. Real estate technology company HomeASAP has announced that membership in its directory – a real estate marketplace that connects agents with home buyers, sellers and referrals in 15,000 U.S. cities – has surpassed 500,000 members. This represents 25 percent of all licensed real estate agents in the United States (estimated to be two million by the National...

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Property Panorama Offers Free Agent Profiles Using Structured Data

InstaView Bypasses Zillow and realtor.com to Deliver Listings Directly to Consumers Property Panorama, the leading producer of real estate virtual tours in North America, today announced it will provide more than 700,000 real estate agents with free Agent Profiles that deliver the most current and accurate information on listings directly to consumers by using structured data. Agents whose multiple listing services carry Property Panorama’s InstaView 3.0 virtual tour platform will be able to create and distribute Agent Profiles that incorporate listing data, including MLS numbers, location, price, history, specifications, open houses and contact information.  Agent Profiles use structured data,...

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Moving Families Initiative®: Easing Family Moves for Children

HSF Affiliates Home Connections is partnering with the Moving Families Initiative® (MFI), founded by former All-Pro football player Johnnie Johnson to help ease the transition of moving for children. As a director of relocation services for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty in Austin, Christine McCambridge understands how difficult a move can be for children. “Kids want to replace what they had or come close to it,” she says. Many times, however, parents are so overwhelmed with the move that they have a hard time thinking beyond the school district when looking for a house. That’s where (MFI) comes in....

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2017 The Thousand and America’s Best Real Estate Agents

For the 12th year, REAL Trends will be releasing its annual rankings of the most productive agents and teams in the United States. The Thousand, which includes the top 250 in each of four categories of rankings, as advertised with The Wall Street Journal, will be released June 23. America’s Best Real Estate Agents will be released in early July and includes over 12,500 of the top teams and agents in the country ranked by state and metropolitan area., please contact a member of the REAL Trends Technology and Marketing team at...

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