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Top-Ranked Real Estate Agent Ben Caballero Issues New Podcast Episode
One of real estate's most popular podcasts, "Ben Caballero: Real Estate Lessons from the #1 Ranked Agent in the US," released today a new episode for home builders. "Following a recent federal advisory concerning the Covid-19 response, most states have designated residential construction an essential service," said Ben Caballero, president and founder of Dallas-based HomesUSA.com. "Home builders are continuing with construction, but they need creative ideas to help them prepare for the market's recovery while remaining viable. This new episode discusses ideas on how builders can do that," he said. "Ben Caballero Real Estate Lessons: Part 5 – How Production Home Builders win by maximizing the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)," features legendary top producing agent Ben Caballero, a current Guinness World Record title holder for "Most annual home sale transactions through MLS by an individual sell side real estate agent." Ben is the first individual with more than $2 billion of MLS recorded sales transactions in a single year, a feat he has accomplished every year since 2018. He has been consistently ranked as the No. 1 agent by REAL Trends in its "The Thousands" lists, which appears in the Wall Street Journal, for both transaction sides and volume since 2013. Now available for free download on Apple iTunes and Google Play Music, "Part 5" is the latest episode in a podcast series that has received thousands of downloads from real estate agents and home builders since its debut at the end of 2018. Ben says his newest podcast episode focuses specifically on home builders because, "Builders are missing a multi-million-dollar profit opportunity by not truly understanding the value, or taking full advantage, of the best and cheapest real estate marketing tool in the world: the MLS or Multiple Listing Service." In the new 14-minute episode, Ben explains why speed, accuracy and efficiency are essential to the management of builder listings in the MLS. Ben discusses how he fully leverages the MLS to help his 60+ builder clients in Texas make faster sales and increase profitability by reducing carrying costs. Throughout his five-episode podcast, Ben shares secrets to his success, gives advice to agents on how to build their businesses, explains the unique services he and his company, HomesUSA.com, provide builders, and tells stories about his rise to the top. Each podcast is introduced by award-winning real estate journalist and accomplished author Tom Kelly. "Most of America's 1.4 million licensed real estate agents remain housebound, working from home. Many are taking time to learn new skills to prepare for a major rebound in real estate business. My podcast series teaches agents a huge business opportunity: how to work with builders," Caballero added. Ben Caballero's podcast series is also available on Spotify, iHeart Radio, Player FM and most major podcast platforms free of charge.
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How to Achieve Success through Intent: One Real Estate Entrepreneur's Story
"Relationships are the driver for me in everything that I do," says Molly McKinley. You may recognize her name as a former technology executive in the real estate space. In fact, it was Molly's relationship with real estate professionals during her time as a tech executive that, in part, led her to start a company of her own, Intentionaliteas, an "intentional gifting platform" that helps agents "stay in flow" with current and past clients via automated gift giving. Molly is the first guest in a new interview series, 24/seven with Bondilyn Jolly, that explores "the person behind the professional." In each episode, host and real estate technology entrepreneur Bondilyn Jolly delves into what makes each guest tick—and what inspiration agents and brokers can learn from them. The series is produced by 3sixtyfive, a creative marketing agency that serves real estate professionals. Each episode delivers content via podcast, video, written interview, and photography. So what's Molly's secret to being remarkable at business? "Being thoughtful," she says in this episode. "We as human beings are just hardwired to connect with each other and that's the part that most people are trying to shortcut." But thoughtfulness takes time, and it isn't always easy, so she wondered how could she create thoughtfulness for people in their businesses so it's not just about technology, but "good, old-fashioned emotional intelligence." Hear more about how Intentionaliteas helps real estate agents achieve just that, Molly's spiritual approach to life and work, her dreams, greatest fears, and hopes for the future in this episode of 24/seven. Visit the official podcast webpage to listen to the interview and explore bonus content. You can also watch the podcast at the video below or stream it on your podcast app of choice: Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Castbox, Transistor, and Listen Notes. Podcast Timeline 0:12 - Bondilyn introduces the podcast and its first-ever guest, Molly McKinley. 3:13 - Molly shares her spiritual and intent-driven approach to work and life. 8:21 - Molly talks about how she first conceived the concept for Intentionaliteas. 10:00 - How working with real estate professionals during the previous five years influenced the creation and concept of Molly's business. 11:48 - Molly explains the basic idea behind Intentionaliteas, and how it automates and simplifies the gift-giving process for real estate agents. 14:05 - Molly shares her greatest fear going into starting a new business from scratch. 16:42 - How authenticity, right living, and not sacrificing her core principles are central to Molly in life and in business. 19:48 - Bondilyn and Molly discuss being mindful and being at a point in life where everything needs to align. Molly talks about how the technology she uses aligns with who she is, and how she uses it to manage and run her business. 24:37 - Molly offers advice to others who are looking to start a business or make a leap of faith like she did. 28:05 - Molly introduces us to her new podcast, Afternoon Tea, which features conversations for and with women in business. 30:35 - Bondilyn wraps up the podcast and points listeners to bonus content related to this episode (see below). Next Steps Listen to the full podcast and explore bonus content like photos, a written Q&A, fun facts about Molly, and more. Visit the Intentionaliteas website to learn how to automate thoughtful gift-giving to your clients Visit the 3sixtyfive.agency and Elevate websites Stay tuned for the next episode of 24/seven with special guest Brenda Thompson!
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New Thought Leadership Series: 24/seven with Bondilyn Jolly, with Guest Molly McKinley
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What Every Agent Should Know About Podcasting
A popular, but seldom discussed marketing option for real estate agents is podcasting. This medium is uniquely well suited for real estate because of the on-the-go nature of the business. Some agents listen to podcasts to up their selling game. Others create podcasts to share their experiences with other agents or to teach potential buyers and sellers what's what. Other agents, however, aren't familiar enough with podcasts to take advantage of them at all. If you count yourself among these, whether you're interested in listening to podcasts or creating your own, we've got what you need to know about what podcasts are and where to find them below.
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Top 10 Real Estate Podcasts (in Our Opinion)
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Using Podcasts to Build Your Real Estate Brand
Whether stuck in traffic or on the treadmill at the gym, chances are you've listened to a podcast at least once. In today's digital world, they're more popular than ever and according to 2018 Edison Research, "monthly listeners grew from 24 percent of Americans 12+ to 26 percent year over year." Lisa Fettner, VP of Marketing at ReferralExchange, recently interviewed Bill Risser, VP of Digital Strategy at Fidelity National Title and Founder/Host of The Real Estate Sessions Podcast, to discuss all things podcasting. If you're considering starting your own podcast, below are a few tips from Bill to keep in mind:
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Top 10 Podcasts for Real Estate Pros
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Free Podcast Series from the #1 Ranked Real Estate Agent in the World
Here's a great holiday gift and it's free: a new, four-part real estate podcast series that's available today featuring the wisdom and a little wit from Ben Caballero. Ben is the world's #1 ranked real estate agent. He's also the first and only agent in U.S. history ever to exceed the $1 billion mark for residential sales transaction volume in a single year, a feat he has achieved in each of the last three years.
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Have You Ever Considered Podcasting? Tips from an Agent Who's Done It
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From Books to Podcasts: Best Resources for New Real Estate Agents
New real estate agents everywhere--it's time to study up! From your lunch break to your morning commute to the office, reading real estate books, listening to awesome podcasts, and browsing some of the best online resources is the best way to advance your career (other than getting out there and working with more clients). We've compiled a group of resources for new real estate agents that includes websites, books, and podcasts to keep your brain active and entertained, and most importantly provide you with skills and knowledge to help you advance your marketing strategy, client relationships, and overall expertise.
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The 12 Top Real Estate Podcasts
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Stitcher: How real estate agents can learn on the go with podcasts that educate and entertain
Aside from Uber drivers and bus drivers, real estate agents may put in more road time than any other profession. And while you're always focused on getting from one place to the next in record time, you may not be handling your drive time as efficiently as possible. This week, we'll talk about the best mobile apps for real estate agents on the go. Check out our first post, where we looked at the Waze app and its Send ETA feature.
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3 Podcasting Best Practices for Real Estate Professionals
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Why Reusing Listing Photos Could Mean Legal Trouble
That house you sold in 2012 has just come back on the market. You know you still have a picture somewhere--there it is--and the home still looks pretty much the same. You upload the photo and relist the property. No problem, right? Well, actually, you could be stepping into some dangerous legal territory. We spoke with Larry Lohrman, a real estate photographer and blogger in Salem, Oregon. He frequently writes about issues at the crossroads of real estate and photography. One of the most common topics of discussion on his blog is usage rights for photographs commissioned from professional photographers. "I have a friend who's an agent and photographer in Seattle," he says. After a conversation about just this subject, Lohrman's friend went back to his office of more than 80 agents and asked around. "Down to a person, no one" -- not the managing broker, not a single agent -- "understood that when the agents pay a photographer for photos, they aren't getting ownership of the photos. They're only licensing those photos for a specific time and purpose." A number of recent high-profile cases have brought this issue to light, and may be cause for concern if you're not 100% sure of the legal status of your listing images: In 2008, photographer Liz Ordonez-Dawes was awarded more than $12 million when the court agreed that her client's distribution of seven photographs to third parties constituted copyright infringement. In 2013, Palm Beach County photographer Andy Frame sued several websites over misuse of his photos of Olivia Newton John's home in Jupiter, Florida. In 2014, a class action lawsuit was filed against CoreLogic for allegedly tampering with and distributing proprietary photographic works to their MLS clients.
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