1. Get A Smartphone
Stats show a large number of agents STILL don’t have a smartphone. They only cost around $99, and some are even FREE! There is no excuse anymore, go out and get one.

2. Don’t Use Text Slang… Ever
Slang is inappropriate to use in business communication, and your cell phone is no exception. Also, “Excuse any spelling errors – sent from my iPhone” should never be included in your cell phone communications. It shows a complete lack of care
Invest in Success with a Texas Real Estate License Fifty years ago, it was common for a person to work for the same company their entire life. Today, it is common for most people to switch their careers multiple times throughout their working lives. Switching jobs is an important and, often, difficult decision to make at any given time. If you are having to do it during a recession, you need to ensure you are making the right moves. If you are interested in profiting from the business of real es
The first step to obtaining your real estate license is to take your real estate courses. You can take your real estate courses on your laptop, iPad, Nook, Kindle, etc. The courses are correspondence eCourses, available online. You will need to take 180 hours of real estate education before you can take your exam. You can save money on your real estate courses today by utilizing the discount code: AIRESOCIAL. The next step is to file your application with TREC. Do this online and you will save t
The real estate market has been a mark of concern for the nation for nearly half a decade. Between the peak of real estate prices in 2005 to early 2009, total home re-sales fell 38 percent while sales of new homes dove more than 76 percent. Construction of homes and apartments skidded to a stop by nearly 80 percent, and for the first time in more than forty years, home prices posted consecutive yearly declines. But, according to The Associated Press, “the worst is over,” and people are jumpi
According to the S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price survey, U.S. home prices in 20 cities grew for the sixth straight month. While the increase was only 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis, the increase signals that the housing sector’s long return to form is coming along well. October saw a rise of 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis, which includes statisticians’ adjustments based upon changes in seasonal activity. While the market as a whole improving, several cities in Texas h
We are excited to announce that the Austin Institute of Real Estate will be airing “Your Real Estate Show” on Sunday, July 7th at 10:00am on KBVO in Austin! Make sure to watch, or set your DVR’s because this is one show you won’t want to miss! Hosted by the Austin Institute’s CEO, Wayne Morgan, the show gives viewers useful tips and tricks to help you succeed in real estate. In our first episode we interview Bob Petersen, Vanessa Nunez, and Kent Ambros
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Young buyers are a completely different breed of buyer than the ones that came before them. These millennial buyers are tech savvy and constantly on the go. They also have different requirements when it comes to purchasing a home. Some of these buyers are in a different place in their life than the previous generation of home buyers. A high number of them are not married yet, and this changes the needs they have in a home. Some of the items that made young home buyers wish lists may surprise
From the first moment you make contact with your new real estate clients, you should have the mindset that you will have a relationship with them for many years to come. Even if those clients never purchase another home or happen to move out of your sales region, they are still relationships that can lead to future referrals and are one of your greatest assets when it comes to networking. So how do you go about creating long-lasting bonds with your real estate clients? In addition to the stan