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New Classes Teach Real Estate Agents How to Work with Home Builders
HomesUSA Alliance, created by the real estate and home building industry giants Ben Caballero and Bob Hafer, announces new accredited real estate agent classes for April through June. The popular coursework, taken by more than 4,000 real estate agents, teaches agents how to work with home builders. In addition, Texas agents can earn continuing education credits required to maintain an active state real estate license. Real estate agents can register for the online new home sales education coursework at the HomesUSAAlliance.com website on its Calendar page. Registration now is available for classes set for May 11 and 12 and June 8 and 9, 2022 and is open to agents throughout Texas and nationwide. All real estate agents who complete the six classes will receive a new home sales certification. The Alliance has already provided thousands of real estate sales professionals with the training they need to better work with home builders. Hafer, who teaches the coursework he authored, notes the complete coursework includes "Building Your Real Estate Business Through New Home Sales," "Everything You Need to Know About New Home Construction," "How to Recognize a Green Built New Home," "How to Successfully Negotiate with a New Home Builder," "Understanding New Home Builder Contracts and Addendums," and "New Home Blueprint for Realtors." The classes are approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission for continuing education (CE) credits. Real estate agents can earn 11 credits from the six courses during the two-day program, priced affordably at $200 for all classes. Once all six CE courses are completed, agents earn their New Home Sales Certification from HomesUSA Alliance. "Real estate niches make riches," said Ben Caballero, America's top new home sales specialist and No. 1 ranked real estate sales professional. "By learning how to work with home builders, agents gain a specialization that can help them boost their business," he added. Hafer points out that the Texas Real Estate Commission requires agents to take 18 hours of approved Continuing Education credit every two years. "As an agent, you can complete about two-thirds of your two-year requirement in just two days with our courses. But, more importantly, agents gain inside knowledge about working with builders that really can't get anywhere else," Hafer added.
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Real Estate Agents Invited to Study How to Work with Home Builders
HomesUSA Alliance, founded by the real estate industry giants Ben Caballero and Bob Hafer, is inviting real estate agents to register for its online new home sales education coursework available in February and March. Real estate agents in Texas can earn continuing education credits required to maintain an active state real estate license. Real estate agents completing the six different classes offered will receive a new home sales certification. The Alliance has already helped more than 4,000 real estate sales professionals learn to work with home builders better. Available remotely via Zoom, agents can sign up for the entire two-day program or individual classes. The next two-day series of classes are on Wednesday and Thursday, February 16 and 17, and Wednesday and Thursday, March 16 and 17. Registration is online at the HomesUSAAlliance.com website on its Calendar page and is open to agents throughout Texas and nationwide. Hafer, who created and taught the coursework, notes that individual classes include "Building Your Real Estate Business Through New Home Sales," "Everything You Need to Know About New Home Construction," "How to Recognize a Green Built New Home," "How to Successfully Negotiate with a New Home Builder," "Understanding New Home Builder Contracts and Addendums," and "New Home Blueprint for Realtors." The Texas Real Estate Commission approved the classes for continuing education (CE) credits. Agents can earn 11 credits from the six courses during the two-day program. Priced affordably at $200, once agents complete all six CE courses, they will earn their New Home Sales Certification from HomesUSA Alliance. "Riches are in the niches," said Ben Caballero, America's top new home sales specialist and No. 1 ranked real estate sales professional. "Agents who learn how to work with home builders gain a specialization that can help them significantly grow their business," he added. Hafer points out that the Texas Real Estate Commission requires agents to take 18 hours of approved Continuing Education credit every two years. "Agents completing our new homes coursework can complete about two-thirds of their two-year requirement in just two days." "Most importantly, we provide agents with information about how to work with builders that's not available anywhere else," added Hafer.
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Following the Money: Is Proptech the Pied Piper or the Savior of Commercial Real Estate?
Proptech is advancing all areas of commercial real estate from developments in building innovations and blockchain technology to smart homes and green tech. If you are a commercial real estate agent, you are noticing the change. Globally, real estate is the biggest industry and depending on where the data comes from, its value ranges from billions of dollars to trillions of dollars. That is a lot of money coming from one sector with investors throwing more into proptech innovations daily. So are all these changes in technology making the road to success easier or are they leading you down the wrong path? Tech investors are flocking to the real estate industry because they envision a future that allows you to better share information, control energy consumption, and improve construction workflow. Precise Information Change is good. Without the use of current technology, it would be virtually impossible to do business in today's commercial real estate market. Technology has allowed you to precisely measure square footage calculations, visit properties through 3D tours and submit all legal documents necessary through online methods. Simply put, proptech and CRE go hand in hand and incorporating them into your daily routine is essential. You cannot afford to fall far behind in your use and understanding of proptech, or you stand to lose your way. Data Commercial real estate deals with a huge amount of data. Everything from contracts and legal documents to building information and management operations. There is a need to provide easier and faster ways to source and transmit data. Enter the technology sector. Tech investors are jumping into the billion-dollar real estate industry to satisfy the need. According to Prescriptive Data in 2019, there were over $31 billion VC proptech investments. Companies are investing in ways to supply better and more accurate ways to deal with all the data through a variety of innovative methods. Blockchain Blockchain technology is not just for cryptocurrencies, it takes on a whole new meaning when delivering information in the commercial real estate industry. This developing proptech helps to easily maintain and control transactions in a very transparent way. Future audits of facts and figures are simplified through the use of blockchain technology benefiting you as a real estate agent by allowing verification of transactions quickly and easily. Reducing risk and streamlining processes are just some of the perks you can look forward to. Construction Management It's no simple task to construct a multi-level building from the ground up. Proptech building information modelling (BMI) will help in the planning, construction and management of a building's infrastructure for the entire lifespan of the property. You will be able to see real estate floor plans in 3D transformed entirely from hand-drawn sketches in a matter of a few seconds. Not only does this technology help everyone involved from architects and engineers to construction companies, but it will help provide current information to any prospective purchaser. Investments and Operations In a commercial real estate transaction, you need ways to accurately supply information to assist in your real estate marketing plan. Current proptech trends are developing ways to supply real-time data allowing management to make better-informed decisions. Up to the minute statistics on a property's history, neighborhood details and current ownership costs will provide for better ways to estimate the value and future value for decision making. Smart technologies will be able to monitor various algorithms and adjust for safer and greener environments. Monitoring airflow and energy consumption are just a few benefits of proptech innovations. All this translates into buildings being more attractive in rental markets for both the purchasers and end-user. Benefits for Real Estate Transactions Critical data for both commercial and residential properties will be available to include geo-location technology for planning and development purposes. Details on topography, flood zones, and soil stability will speed up the process necessary for construction and redevelopment sites. For real estate agents and lawyers, property transactions will be verified instantly for legal documents, land titles and transfer of ownership. Through advancements in technology, all of a building's information can be digitally transferred in a matter of minutes. Waiting for week-long responses to register a sale will soon be a thing of the past. Technology and CRE have travelled on different roads for a long time. But the future is clear, following the money trail could lead you on a path to success.
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How to Boost Your Business When You Partner with a Builder
You Can Grow Your Revenue Stream by Creating a Relationship with New Home Builders Many would-be buyers begin their house hunt from existing housing inventory while others turn their homeownership dreams into reality with a custom-built home in their local communities. When you partner with custom home builders, you open the door to a whole new revenue stream for your real estate business. Creating a working relationship with custom home builders is a win-win-win for you, the builder, and the home buyer. At the same time, you add more value for buyers who've purchased land—streamlining their journey to the new home they want. It also works in reverse: Your builder partner can refer their clients to you to help them acquire the land they need. Either way, you can earn a commission as clients go forward. On top of a boost in revenue, you'll raise visibility for your land listings among buyers who urgently need them. Selling sales associates can also acquire more leads since builders often work with clients who need to sell an existing home to finance new construction. What Can Sales Associates Offer That Builders Need? You might wonder – what motivates a builder to partner with one sales associate over another? Many builders minimize uncertainty by working with the same title company and lender for every transaction. That helps ensure closing takes place on schedule and prevents them from absorbing carrying costs for completed stock. The builder-sales associate relationship can be just as vital for sales associates willing to commit to one or more specific builders. In any partnership, there needs to be a mutual commitment to promoting and benefiting the other party. Luckily, there are lots of ways sales associates can be indispensable to a chosen builder. Sales associates are experts at "translating," so builders and buyers don't end up talking past each other. They ensure that buyers understand the terms of sale, then work with the builder to ensure everything is delivered as agreed. Buyers love the chance to participate in the design and select finishes, but the fun stops if they feel misled. A sales associate orchestrates the process so all expectations are met. The sales associate's role is even more visible in new home communities. Actively promoting a builder's community fosters rapport. That feeling of reciprocity can make it easier for your future clients to get special requests incorporated into their new builds. First Steps for Creating a Builder Partnership Buyers of custom construction homes are often on their second or third property. You can maximize the value you offer by providing sales support for their existing home. This streamlines the transaction and benefits everyone involved by getting buyers to closing faster. To make the biggest splash with a builder, get to know their offerings inside and out––literally. Ask to visit recently-constructed homes, and those homes still in progress to get a sense of the process. Find out what the builder considers their key selling points so you can communicate them in ways that are truly meaningful for buyers. Familiarize yourself with all the available floor plans and add-ons so you can match options to each buyer's needs. Last but not least, interview builder representatives and find out the kinds of questions buyers have asked them in the past. Builders often look for partnerships with sales associates when they have been burned by unqualified buyers. By putting in face-time and doing your research, you will demonstrate to a prospective partner you're in this for the long haul. New construction is a lucrative area where you can expect cycles of strong growth. Not only that, but it's also exciting and fun for sales associates and buyers alike. Get Started Promoting Your Partnerships Delta Media Group® has made it easy to feature home builders, their communities on your website. Spotlight the builders, their communities, and model homes you represent on your website using DeltaNET™️ 6 and its Builder Showcase feature. Add a detail page for each builder highlighting their company details, inventory listings, and open houses. Call special attention to model homes. Adding Google maps to these pages, your website visitors can find these communities and listings easily. You'll be able to add floorplans, plat maps, brochures, and videos for potential buyers to view. Promote upcoming open houses on your website too. Find the right builder in your area, and your partnership could be the platform that brings you both to the next level. Not getting your copy of Delta Media Group's magazine, Real Estate Marketing & Technology? Sign up today. Your subscription is free. To view the original article, visit the Delta Media Group blog.
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Are You Marketing New Construction Homes Correctly?
Introduce Buyers to Builders and Their Communities on Your Website Many buyers opt for new construction homes over existing homes, especially in markets where a lack of housing inventory exists. No matter why a buyer is opting to build a house, marketing new construction homes is often a challenge for real estate businesses. The new construction market is strong, but you may still have to adopt new tactics to market newly built homes to your audience. Get started with these steps to market new construction homes to your clients.
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Top-Ranked Real Estate Agent Ben Caballero Issues New Podcast Episode
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Marketing New Construction Homes: What Real Estate Agents Need to Know
New construction homes are a popular choice for many buyers, especially in markets where a lack of housing inventory exists. No matter what the reason a buyer is opting to build a house, marketing new construction homes often presents unique challenges for real estate agents. The market for new construction is strong, but you may still have to adopt new tactics to market new construction homes to your audience. Get started with our guide on what real estate agents need to know about marketing new construction homes.
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Develop Online Applications with dataFloat
IDC Global is a software development company that focuses on database and data processing specialized to improve the performance of Internet and other networked applications. Their new product, dataFloat, offers significant improvements in performance and scalability for Internet and mobile applications and also allows clients to develop e-business and multilingual applications easier and more efficiently.
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