These days, your savvy sellers will expect you to do something special beyond just going on the MLS. Often they are are simply not prepared to go on the MLS right now. In some cases, they prefer to skip the MLS altogether. Reasons a seller prefers to market his home off MLS Avoid unnecessary showings. […]
It’s the last inning of your son’s Little League game. The score is tied and the bases are loaded. And your son is up to bat. Your cell phone rings and you see the name of your client on your screen. It’s an important client. (But then, aren’t they all important?) What would you do? […]
Real estate agents are inundated with offers to join email blast systems and social media groups (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.). While it’s true that Top Agent Network posts are delivered via email and agents must join to use the system, TAN is quite different. Top Agent Network is a professionally funded company created by a true […]
Let’s face it. Many consumers have an unfavorable view of real estate agents. In survey after survey, real estate agents rank as some of the least respected professionals. So why is there such negative sentiment towards real estate agents? One big reason is that consumers perceive agents as putting their needs before the needs of […]
Face it… the Internet has eliminated lots of “middlemen.” When was the last time you used a travel agent? How often do you call your stockbroker? By consuming “direct” online, not only do you get to pocket middlemen fees; in most cases, it’s much more convenient. When home search websites started popping up in the […]
Happy New Year, Toppers! As 2013 comes to a close, Top Agent Network has crossed the 3,000 member mark nationwide—which means membership was up 67% in 2013. Wow! Thank you—because we know your support made this year’s success possible. Your enthusiasm has been clear in all the activity on the network and in your recent survey responses. […]
Maybe it was in response to the well-attended and animated session on Pocket Listings at last week’s National Association of Realtors convention in San Francisco? Inman News recently republished Teresa Boardman’s article, “Sellers can decide if ‘pocket listing’ is right for them.” We think it’s a good one.
A few months ago, we created a consumer video for TAN members to share with clients. Many TAN members have gotten new clients by displaying this video on their website, in blog posts and in client presentations. Members have also asked how they can share this video on Facebook. It’s easy—here’s how: Visit the “Why […]
Are Trulia and Zillow good or bad for the real estate industry? That question is one of the most contested amongst real estate agents today. Not contested is the fact that both companies have enjoyed impressive revenue and valuation growth. Real estate agents subscribing to their “lead-generation” services represent the lion’s share of each company’s […]
“Why do I keep getting returned to the edit page when I’m trying to post my listing?” Among the many questions I hear at the Member Support desk each week, this is one I hear frequently. Here are some tips to help you while posting on TAN.