5 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Differentiate Themselves — RISMedia |

This is an extremely competitive industry, so real estate agents constantly need to find new and innovative ways to differentiate themselves—this has especially been true over the past year.

The turbulent market of 2020 forced real estate agents across the country to take a step back and examine the habits and practices that help them get and stay a step ahead of their competition. Homesnap recently spoke with a number of top-performing agents about how they are managing the current post-COVID real estate market and the tools and practices they are using to stay on top of their competition.

Here are five ways agents can differentiate themselves:

1. Utilize CRM and shortcuts to keep in touch and follow up with clients.
Kendall Bonner, broker/owner of RE/MAX Capital Realty and Sarah Renard, licensed broker with Windermere Realty Trust, both share their insights into keeping in touch with clients. They emphasize the

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PetScreening Announces Partnership With Bridge Property Management

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — PetScreening, a first-of-its-kind screening platform that empowers property managers to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes at no charge, today announced it has partnered with Bridge Property Management to implement its platform across Bridge’s entire multifamily portfolio. 

Bridge Property Management, headquartered in Salt Lake City, is a vertically-integrated real estate investment and property management firm with offices located in New York, San Francisco and Orlando. With over 25 years of experience, Bridge Property Management has overseen more than $5 billion of assets and continuously provides top-tier resident management services to 129 apartment communities throughout the country. Currently, the PetScreening platform has been implemented at 44,309 Bridge apartment homes spanning 122 communities and will soon be in place at the rest of Bridge’s portfolio.

“With pet ownership on the rise, it is important that

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15 Types Of Real Estate Agents Every Buyer And Seller Should Avoid

House or apartment hunting can be a fun and exciting prospect. While the qualities you want in your new space may be obvious—like a wood-burning stove, a fenced-in yard or a spacious master bedroom—qualities to look for (or more importantly, avoid) in a real estate agent may not be quite so clear. 

Choosing the right real estate agent may be just as important as choosing the right place for the next chapter of your life. To help, 15 members of Forbes Real Estate Council weigh in on the number one quality to avoid in a real estate agent. If you’re scouting prospective agents for your next move, be sure to avoid these types.

1. Too ‘Hungry’

Agents need to tell their clients the truth, even when that truth is difficult

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Kingston property management firm eyes third apartment tower at site near Baseline Road

A major Kingston-based real estate developer is looking to boost its inventory in the National Capital Region by building another residential highrise at a west-end site where it already owns and operates a rental apartment complex.

Homestead Land Holdings recently filed an application with the city to construct a 25-storey tower with 235 apartment units at 1300 McWatters Rd., near the corner of Baseline and Greenbank roads.

The company currently owns and manages 17- and 20-storey apartment buildings at the seven-acre site. The new highrise would be located just west of the 20-storey tower at the southeast corner of Greenbank Road and Lisa Avenue.

The proposal calls for 260 underground parking spaces as well as a surface parking lot with 29 spots. 

Under the plan, a two-storey recreation complex located between the two existing highrises would be redeveloped and new recreation facilities would be installed in the proposed 25-storey tower. 

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Safety Tips Every Real Estate Agent Should Know — RISMedia |

Real estate agent safety is an important topic that is often overlooked in many discussions. While no one plans to be in a dangerous situation, agents should be prepared for any possibility. In the most recent Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar, “Don’t Be A Statistic,” Jay Thompson shares some of his best safety tips to help agents be more aware and create a safety plan.

Entering the real estate industry in 2004, Thompson started out in the Phoenix, Arizona, market. He worked three years as an agent before transitioning to open his own independent brokerage. In 2012, Thompson switched roles and began working for Zillow as their directory of Industry Outreach, a position he held for seven years until his retirement. While Thompson jokes that he is “retired,” he currently owns his own consulting business and shares his knowledge of real estate with weekly news articles. He

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How to go about it

Running a chain hotel comes with several challenges. You may have to deal with a higher cost of operations, lack of communication between teams within properties, inefficient centralized control over all the member properties, etc. When not appropriately addressed, they will impact your profitability and guest service capabilities. So what is the resolution? The answer is – a robust technological infrastructure in the form of a comprehensive multi-property hotel property management system. It will help you with a strong management structure that is imperative for a successful multi-property operation.

As always, you have to do thorough research to find a Hotel PMS that would streamline and automate end-to-end processes to help meet the unique requirements of your chain hotel operation. Let’s explore more –

Cloud is the only way out

As a modern hotelier, you know the power of new-age solutions that are built on the cloud. However, here are

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Martin, our cash man and fundamental investing partner, emailed us final night time and mentioned simply “I’ve just about lost it all”. Recently, many householders bought expensive properties or refinanced to take fairness out of their homes when the rates of interest dropped. People who later misplaced their jobs or had a medical emergency suddenly DC Real Estate Agent misplaced their capability to make mortgage funds. Lots of these homes at the moment are coming available on the market as foreclosures as a result of their owners have not been in a position to sell consider me as their guardian angel when I am able to purchase their property prior to the sheriff’s sale, … Read the rest

Realtor Code Of Ethics: 22 Common Ways Real Estate Agents Violate It

New to the industry? Get started with everything you need to know about the early decisions that’ll shape your career, including choosing a brokerage, learning your market, creating an online presence, budgeting, getting leads, marketing listings and so much more. If you’re a team leader or broker-owner, New Agent Month will be jam-packed with resources to help your new hires navigate.

This post is largely taken from previously published work on Inman from the same author.

Let’s say you’re a newbie agent at a listing appointment and the seller wants to price the home higher than you think the market will bear. You don’t fight it because you want the listing and think you can talk the seller down later after the home fails to sell. No big deal, right?

Not so fast — you may have just violated the Realtor Code of Ethics. That’s according to Barbara Betts,

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Santa Barbara Property Manager Accused of Embezzling $700,000

Adam Pirozzi | Credit: Courtesy

District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Thursday that felony embezzlement charges have been filed against Adam Michael Pirozzi, 40, of Santa Barbara. Pirozzi has also been charged with financial elder abuse and an aggravated white-collar crime enhancement, Dudley said.

Pirozzi’s arrest stems from an investigation into his local property management company called AMP Core, Inc., which went by several fictitious business names including Santa Barbara Property Management and Harbor View Real Estate. Authorities allege Pirozzi embezzled more than $700,000 from approximately 100 of his AMP clients.

Few other details of the case have been provided, and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact District Attorney Investigator Kristin Shamordola at (805) 560-1044.

Pirozzi is scheduled to be arraigned on August 26 in Santa Barbara Superior Court.


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QUIZ: Will You Make It? 10 Questions For New Real Estate Agents

New to the industry? Get started with everything you need to know about the early decisions that’ll shape your career, including choosing a brokerage, learning your market, creating an online presence, budgeting, getting leads, marketing listings and so much more. If you’re a team leader or broker-owner, New Agent Month will be jam-packed with resources to help your new hires navigate.

This post is largely taken from Bernice Ross’ previous work on Inman.

Are you new to the real estate business and would like to know your odds of succeeding?  There is a profile of new real estate agent success. Here’s what you need to know. 

Target Training International (TTI), the California Association of Realtors, Texas Realtors and the Real Estate Simulator have all conducted extensive research on the correlates of success in real estate. Based on this research, the questions below are highly predictive of whether a new agent

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