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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know Google Could Do for You
It's not often that a company provides a service so popular that it becomes a verb, but you probably have heard the phrase "Just Google it" many times. Doing a search using Google has become part of most people's daily routine: there are 4.4 billion worldwide searches every single day. But did you know that Google is much more than just a search engine? It is also a highly complex math calculator, a real-time currency converter, a sophisticated multi-lingual translator, a digital dictation machine and more. In fact, Google has so many hidden talents built into its search bar, these five may be only scratching the surface of what Google search can do for you. Here are five things that you can do with Google search shortcuts that you may not know about, but may save you an enormous amount of time.
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Find the Local Market that Offers the Best Growth Opportunity
Selecting and working in the wrong local market is a costly mistake that many real estate professionals make. But with some background knowledge, it's an error that you can avoid. If you selected your current Local Market based on the following factors, you may want to reconsider (and we will show the tools to do this, below): I live in this neighborhood; I like the area, the homes are nice; Other agents are marketing there, so I should too; I've got a listing there The reasons for choosing a local market area above aren't wrong, but they shouldn't be your sole reasoning. In this article, we'll look at how to select the best Local Market area—one that you can master (and be profitable in). To achieve this, we'll need to do some calculations (which we will walk you through step by step). Learn how to: Calculate the opportunity of a geographic area; Calculate the potential future opportunities of a particular market area; Look at other variables that will affect the Local Market you choose. To get started, grab a calculator, a pad of paper, and a pen. Let's get started!
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How to Set Your Goals Now for More Commissions in 2017
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What is a real estate client really worth to you? (Hint: it’s more than you think!)
As a real estate agent, you get paid by commission. This commission is the culmination of a lot of hard work: marketing your business, securing the client, promoting the property, negotiating the sale. So it stands to reason that you would put a value on that client equal to the commission you earned on the transaction, right? Wrong. Your client is worth more to you than that. Because the value of that client shouldn't be based on one transaction. It should be based on the relationship you have going forward, over its lifetime. The Lifetime Value of a Client (LTV) is a real, calculable figure that takes into consideration several factors: Age of your client Average years in a home Repeat business Referrals
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Weekly Video Tip: Golden Hour Calculator
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