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November's Top 10 Articles: Apps for 2015, Listing Presentations, and more

novemberWelcome back from the long holiday weekend everyone! Before we settle in to our December routines, let's pause and take a look back at our most read articles of last month. November is that time when we start to see the year ahead appear on the distant horizon. In fact, our most popular article last month offered app suggestions for a successful 2015. What else was popular last month? Read on to find out!

1. 15 Apps that Will Make Your Job Easier in 2015
It seems that every time you turn around, there's a slew of so-called top apps that people claim to be "game changers." Well, as you may know, this is not always the case. Apps are supposed to make your job easier, but it seems that most them are just another thing to keep up with. This list offers apps that will help streamline your operations, better manage your business and help your clients enjoy their home.

2. 5 Things Real Estate Agents Should Do Every Day
Being a real estate agent is tough, and there are always plenty of ways to fill your workday. No matter how busy you are, here are five things you should make time to do every day.

3. 4 Statistics that Sellers Love and Can Win Listings
When it comes to standing out amongst the competition and getting a signature on the dotted line, agents need to know how to show off why they are the best agent in their market. So how do you do that? The answer is simple: Data. To increase our listing business, we have to level-up our ability to deliver the data points that trigger potential clients' trust and confidence that we can, in fact, do what we say we can do.

4. Your Listing Presentation is Dead in the Water If You're Not Doing This

Did you know 75% of buyers use social media as part of their purchasing process? Social media is a serious and incredibly powerful marketing tool. Your listing presentation needs to demonstrate that you have a considered and effective social media strategy, and one that sets you apart and makes the difference when it comes to selling a home. Here's how to win way more listing presentations using social media.

5. 7 Small Mistakes That Are Costing You Big Dollars
A Google search of "Mistakes real estate agents make" will bring up a laundry list of results. These lists contain some of the bigger mistakes, but don't address any of the small mistakes that could potentially be costing you. That's why we've compiled a list of the seven small mistakes that are costing you big dollars.

6. The Dos and Don'ts of Listing Presentations
I don't know about you, but listing presentations make me nervous. Being fully, 100-percent prepared for a presentation is the only way to feel confident that you can not only swing it, but that you'll crush the competition. While I know that you don't need a complete walk-through on how to prepare for a listing presentation, I'd like you to consider a few dos and don'ts.

7. 4 Digital Basics Every Agent Should Master
We talk a lot about tech tools agents can use to grow their business. I won't lie--some of these solutions get pretty advanced. That's why we thought we'd turn the tables and look at the tech basics today. We're taking our cue from a new video featuring Chris Smith, who recommends that agents master these four tech basics. Read on for app suggestions and links to helpful resources.

8. Which Real Estate CRM is Best for You?
As a REALTORĀ®, this is probably a question you ask time and time again. You understand the benefits of using a CRM to manage your contacts, keep you organized and help you stay in touch, but with several to choose from, how do you identify which one is the best for you and your business? Here are the important questions real estate agents should be asking as they research CRM options.

9. Mining for Gold in Realtors Property ResourceĀ®
Realtor and RPR trainer Maya Paveza shares step-by-step instructions for using RPR: The "middle 60%" of agents in an office are stuck. They are striving to grow their business and looking for methods and systems to help them springboard to the top 20% of the office. Those are the agents I primarily focus on, and this is a trick I use to help them find new listings and grow their business.

10. 3 Ways Portals Help You Hire (and Retain) Top Agents
Recruiting top agents is a competitive venture, and any worthwhile prospects will pepper you with questions before deciding if your brokerage is right for them. Besides queries about commission splits, franchise fees, and training, expect to be asked how your company helps agents market their listings. To help you in that conversation, today we're going to break down how each of the three major property search portals helps you grow your brand with agents.