The traditional real estate model and brokerage has changed! The old model that existed since the early 1900’s is no longer practical or even realistic for today’s mobile savvy agent and Internet driven society. The technology, the tools and systems, the people and even the way we communicate have all changed and in a variety of ways.
Join eXp Realty President Jason Gesing and Brad Andersohn for this Google Hangout interview to drill down and discuss the unique elements that differentiate eXp Realty from other traditional bricks and mortar brokerages and models. Join us and invite a friend.
Here’s an eye opener to what the Future of real estate looks like, but happening today!
After exploring eXp’s agent-owned model and cloud-based culture for yourself, feel free to share this with others you believe might benefit. While it may not be a perfect fit for you right now, it’s likely you know someone or many who’d be a perfect fit for this model.
The original brokerage model was probably created from behind a horse and buggy back in the early 1900’s, so what would a real estate brokerage model look like if it were created today? Would it be different since we have the internet, mobile, social media, and the cloud etc. and now it’s 100+ years later? Time for a game-changer and industry disrupter!
eXp Realty IS the first-ever and ONLY “Agent-Owned Cloud Brokerage” in the industry and is also one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages in the United States. The traditional 100-year-old brokerage model may no longer be a sustainable model in today’s ever-changing mobile real estate market.
“The most valuable asset of any real estate brokerage is the agents and brokers who are a part of it. At eXp Realty our agents and brokers build an increasing ownership stake in our publicly-traded company simply by doing those things that good agents do anyway closing transactions and contributing to personal and business growth.”
At eXp Realty, our family of agents and brokers build and own their own businesses. They work, attend classes, strategize, collaborate, innovate, enjoy water-cooler chats, build teams, build unity and share experiences on our interactive, outdoor, avatar-based Cloud Campus. Education and on-going training is the key to a successful career in any industry.
Together, we’re leveraging systems, tools and some of the greatest people in the industry in order to grow an agent and broker-owned international, publicly-traded company. eXp Realty agents and brokers are working together to build businesses, build and enhance brands, increase profitability, reduce overhead and risk, and achieve bold career and life goals. This is all possible due to the re-evaluation and implementation of a new model.
Career Opportunity Description
We are actively seeking entrepreneurial, forward-thinking, Licensed Real Estate Agents. eXp Realty provides the systems, support and community that, in combination, provide opportunities for ownership, income and professional development not found elsewhere in the industry. A unique and life changing opportunity for real estate professionals.
Job Requirements for the Licensed Real Estate Agent
Must be a licensed real estate agent and in good standing with the local Realtor board.
Strong ethical compass, interpersonal skills and a commitment to customer service
You do not need to be a tech-savvy agent to join us. You just need a willingness to embrace and learn new technologies and tools in order to take your business to the next level and succeed in a competitive and rapidly-evolving industry.
eXp Realty’s Value
80/20 split; 16k cap;
The Most Aggressive Revenue Sharing Program in the Industry
Opportunity to own shares in publicly-traded eXp Realty International Corporation
Consistent flow of new leads through our Making it Rain program – we run the lead campaigns on your behalf. No more high-priced subscription agreements with third-party syndicators.
Powerful lead-generating website with mobile application at no cost to agent ($400.00 monthly value)
Access to any Regus office location business lounge in the world at no charge
Web design and graphic design services
Approximately 30 hours each week of live, interactive instruction and professional development opportunities
Professional coaching from coach and consultant to Fortune 500 companies
Paperless transactions – The most Eco-Friendly and Green company in real estate
Direct Purchase program where agents can elect to set aside 5% of commission to the purchase of Company stock at a discount to market
NO FRANCHISE FEES
The opportunity to learn from, share with, and develop professional and personal relationships with agents from across North America
A culture of ownership and collaboration – as fellow shareholders, we celebrate our successes collectively, rather than competing for successes individually
Premium Google Apps suite; business cards, email, toll-free number and more
Never Have Regrets – Always Wonder What-if?
You owe it to yourself to research and do the due diligence required to determine if this is the right fit and match for you? Simply making a lateral move just for the change would not be suggested, however if after researching and comparing your current business and financial model you decide there is a significant difference and value, then simply apply.
Contact Us! OWN your career, OWN your brand, OWN your brokerage, OWN your life! Apply today to start a completely confidential conversation about becoming an owner with eXp Realty. It’s Your Career – Own It!
This is the top 100+ list of the Best Business books available for real estate pros, broker’s and small business owner’s. The list has been compiled from recommendations by multiple real estate professionals, but not all the books listed are real estate specific.
The list below will include the author and a link to order or get more info on Amazon. I think you’ll agree that there are some really good ones you’ve already read and loved, and there will also be some that you haven’t read or heard of and that’s why I’m posting this.
Some of the authors here are personal friends and others are acquaintances. The majority here are all best selling authors from both recent and historical times. All these books along with their concepts and philosophies have stood the test of trial and time.
Best of all these books are all available for mobile, tablets and audio devices.
Top 100 Best Business Books – Changing The World Books and authors listed here are in no specific or particular order
One thing for sure is that there is a book here for you. A book that will motivate and inspire you, help you or a friend down the right path, teach how to grow and make better decisions, or help with wherever you are right now with whatever you’re needing in life.
Looking for some free “Kindle Edition” real estate books? HERE THEY ARE… FREE!
If there’s a book missing from this list that you feel strongly should be here, let us know?
Disclosure: If you read every book on the above list, you’d be the richest, coolest, smartest, best looking, most gracious, perfect, thoughtful, moral and ethical leader and the most happy human being on the planet to say the least! Don’t quit trying now 🙂
HomeSnazzer, a makeover app for Real Estate Listings, has this really cool tool that allows your website visitors the opportunity to “redecorate” homes while viewing them on the screen. The tools work on computer desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.
Here’s an inter-active virtual sample below to demonstrate how it works. If you’re interested in seeing the details on how HomeSnazzer works from a technical view or from an agent’s perspective, here’s how HomeSnazzer works.
It’s Easy. Just select a photo, then redecorate and redesign your dream home!
I love technology and I love real estate just like you. This may be something you’ll find useful in your marketing and advertising efforts. If not, no worries… sometimes it’s just good to know what’s out there, what’s new, and what’s available.
Here are some GREAT Real Estate Marketing Secrets and Tips from TOP Pro’s and Experts.
If you could line up some of the greatest marketing minds in Real Estate and ask them to give you just ONE single tip that has made them successful and that they’d be willing to share with you, what would you be willing to do or pay for that information? Really? What if someone did that for you and then provided it for free? As it turns out, I stumbled across the deck below being shared by Seth Price where he did just that?!
“For many real estate professionals and brands, 2015 will be the year they embrace content and inbound marketing. It’s still difficult for many in real estate to perceive the value in creating utility for consumers without turning that utility into an advertisement. But the rest of the marketing world has already begun to jump on the content marketing bandwagon. Some would say real estate as an industry hasn’t really moved far afield from the yard sign and “I’m a #1 agent” photos that still grace so many agent and broker websites. We have a long way to go to match the expectations of the consumer. But whoever said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks was not living in the Google era.” Read More
He captured some great tips and strategy secrets from some of the greatest real estate marketing minds in today’s business and compiled the “secrets” into the deck I’m sharing below. Take a good look at what these experienced and respected folks who live and work across the country that also live and breathe in the real estate space, and see what they have to say.
I guaranty you’ll come away with some great tips for your 2015 business success.
Have you ever paid to go to a seminar or an event where the keynote speaker shared a Powerpoint presentation that was loaded and choked full of great content? All you could think about during the entire presentation was, “How can I get a copy of this….” or “Will my mobile devices’ camera capture these slides…” only to find out that your hand scribbled notes and blurbs were all you had at the end of the day?
Been there, done that and got the T-shirt!
Here’s a way to access and collect some of the best keynote speaker presentations ever created by some of the best presenters and you don’t even need to leave your desk, computer or mobile device. Really? Seriously… you can find a ton of great information that has been shared with others via Slideshare.net. This is the PowerPoint storage cloud for some of the best available Powerpoint decks ever.
Looking for some PowerPoint presentations or decks that share how to use Social Media for Business?
Social Media 101: Understanding Social Media Channels, Demographics, and Usage
Maybe you are looking for ways to use Facebook for Marketing and Advertising?
Facebook not just social networking– Facebook marketing
Lots of people use Twitter for a variety of reasons but have you researched best practices by those using it successfully?
Twitter For Business: 6 Ways Brands Use Twitter
Google Plus has a multitude of great marketing features, tools and services that can help grow business. Have you seen these?
How to Use Google Plus to Generate Massive Online Exposure
LinkedIn was one of the very first online social media type sites on the web, used more as an online resume service and portal but times have changed and now LinkedIn offers members so much more that most aren’t even aware of until they see these?
How To Really Use LinkedIn In 10 Slides & LinkedIn in Higher Education
Pinterest hit the ground running and while most thought it was just a shred shopping channel for ladies sharing photos and pics, it was quickly determined that the link driving power of the site was a force to be reckoned with?
All You Need to Know about Pinterest & Exploring Pinterest for Business
Why is Video such an integral tool part of today’s business marketing and advertizing strategies? Why do so many watch and love Youtube?
SEO for Youtube – How To Optimize Your Content for YouTube
People love pictures just as much as they love video, maybe even more? How does Flickr and Instagram have any impact on business?
Instagram– An Impactful Tool For Boost Your Business
Secrets of Flickr
And finally, how do all these social media sites along with these excellent PowerPoint decks play into your mobile business?
Best Ever Mobile Apps For The Business Person On-The-Go
We’ve barely even scratched the surface with all the topics and discussions that presenters are uploading to Slideshare.net on a daily basis. There is a PowerPoint presentation for all subjects, you just need to use the search tool like I did to find them all. Why create a PowerPoint from scratch? Unless the author/publisher disables the option, they are available to be downloaded and shared right from your own computer.
Here’s just a few of the PowerPoint decks I’ve shared around the Country which are now available on Slideshare.net. Embedding more than one PowerPoint into a single viewer is an additional feature that comes in handy frequently.
Slideshare.net lets you share and learn, and also learn to share… on the net.
It’s easy to get lost in a really good book right? Especially a book that can have a huge impact on your personal and business life. The more challenging part of a great book is isolating the take-a ways that can truly make a difference in the way you see and do things? Like they say, doing the same thing over and over expecting a change is considered insanity! I wake up everyday making changes just to keep me sane. lol~
Here are more than 50 great take-away items from some of the world’s best business books available. It would be impossible for you to not experience a change in your personal and business life if you viewed each of these and then implemented only a few. On the other hand, if you were to implement the majority of what you read here, then experiencing a total and complete life change is not out of the question!?
The most important tip that is not shown in these slides is the YOU are the boss and charged with your own results and successes. YOU are the one in control of the outcome and your destiny. YOU can make the difference and are in charge of your own mindset and actions. So the best tip to learn here is to know who YOU are, who YOU want to become, and where YOU want to be with your personal and business life… then just make it so!
The Heartbleed Bug is being referred to as one of the most horrific Internet Bugs known to hit the Web since its inception. Internet Experts are claiming that ANYONE on the web with a website or accessing websites, social media, secured servers etc. IS affected, no exceptions! All social media sites, shopping channels, online VPN networks, Banks and domains are vulnerable.
Without getting too complicated in the explanation, and in an effort to focus on what you can do to protect yourself, here are the most important steps to making sure you are safe, secure, and protected going forward. Understanding what it is, how it works, then taking the necessary steps and actions to resolve and protect yourself is all that is required.
Everyone Needs to READ and DO THIS No Matter What!
What is the Heartbleed Bug?
According to heartbleed.com, the Heartbleed Bug is “a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).”
In layman terms, this simply means that the information or passwords you thought were encrypted and protected are actually not secure and private. The suggestion is that every company with a web site should be in the process of updating their security to patch this nasty bug.
What Should I do Next?
Mashable.com has provided a great list of sites you’ll need to visit once they’ve incorporated the security patch, so you can change and update with new passwords, it’s really that simple but you’ll need to make sure that each site has implemented the security patch first. Be sure to check this list for which sites you’ll need to do update.
You will be receiving emails from many websites and online Internet services over the next few days/weeks/months that will look just like this one i received about 15 minutes ago from Issuu.com
Here’s a short video that I personally found very helpful in the explanation of what the Heartbleed bug is, and what you need to do to protect yourself and secure all your online account information. Like it or not, at this very moment your presence and security on the Internet is now one of the most unprotected and vulnerable environments needing your immediate attention!! This is no joke.
Expect to see and get many more emails like this from companies large and small in the days ahead…
In this article, I’ll be testing a new webinar platform that combines Google hangouts, with a webinar style platform that uses YouTube for live streaming and then records the session for instant Youtube playback. This new platform coupled with it’s software and online tools offer some other really cool features too.
The landing and registration pages are pretty amazing and you can embed video right into the registration page. Here’s an example of a session coming up on April 11th, 2014 called “How To Build a Premier Agent Website.” To see the customizable background sample, here’s a session I’ll be participating in called “Which Niche Can Make You Riche” on May 5th, 2014.
One of my favorite features is the countdown page which also allow for an embedded video message to entertain or educate your registered attendees while they wait… instead of that annoying beep every 7 seconds while they wait for the presenter to arrive. In order to see that one, you’ll need to register for one of the above sessions:)
You can share your hangout/webinar on your sites and blogs using the custom video HTML like below.
Here’s what the “countdown” screen looks like if you try to access the Hangout/Webinar earlier than its scheduled time and date. I think this feature presents so many opportunities to educate, provide a trailer of sorts regarding what’s about to come, or simply entertain your attendees while they wait for you to arrive.
Other features include the ability to create custom notifications and reminder pages. Use all kinds of HTML, cool images, custom graphics with links up the wazoo and there’s an editing and feature table that makes some desktop publishing apps look weak and worthless.
There are a variety of other features and tools like the customizable “Thank You” page. You could also be charging a fee for admission. You even have the ability to play a pre-recorded video for your hangout/webinar session which appears as though you are there and live in person. You can market and provide links within the body of your recorded sessions and also within you’re live streaming sessions.
A very feature rich, unique and intense product and service in my opinion. I’m looking forward to investigating this product much further and possibly using my existing platforms as backups to this one which very well may end up my primary training, education and support platform for the real estate industry professionals.
All in all, I think this is the perfect platform to help train, educate and support an unlimited amount of attendees who are willing to spend some time in a hangout doing a webinar that can be shared and showed on Youtube and then sent out to a variety of Social Media platforms where others can benefit from the single efforts of one person’s desire to help others.
If you teach others, do webinars and seminars, use Google Hangouts to connect with other clients and community members etc, you may want to join me for one or more of these sessions above to see how it all comes together? I may even add a webinar/hangout on how to use this new product and platform to grow your own client base and your business bottom line.
As for me and my house, I’ll continue doing it for FREE! 🙂
The National Association of REALTORS® provides annual highlights from the profile of home buyers and home sellers every year and then makes it available publicly. If you’re not sure where to find the report, then you’re just like me?! You know it’s out there, you know it’s on their site somewhere, but who has 15+ minutes to go digging around the web to try and find it? I Do! So I did, and I’m adding it right here for all of you who by chance might find this interesting and valuable information useful? That is if you’re in the real estate industry of course. Enjoy!
Now if you liked the report above, you’re going to love having access to this “Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report which views and addresses all 5 generations of the home buying and selling groups. Gen X and Gen Y make of the majority of the pool, but take a look at some of the generational trends and how you might want to plan and prepare for what’s ahead in the real estate market.
You too can find more great info and article at REALTOR.ORG
DISCLAIMER: This blog is my personal resource and archive library for real estate technology, mobile apps, free websites and online tools, and pretty much anything I find on or off the web that I know I’ll be looking for and need to find at a later date and time.
The traditional real estate model and brokerage has changed! The old model that existed since the early 1900's is no longer practical or even realistic for today's mobile savvy agent and Internet driven society. The technology, the tools and systems, the people and even the way we communicate have all changed and in a variety of ways.