Being a successful real estate agent means staying on top of important industry trends, requirements, and technologies. While some real estate continuing education requirements vary by state, some processes and procedures are universal. 

Your brokerage is a good resource for continuing education information. But there are many other places where you can access free and paid continuing education classes, workshops, webinars, whitepapers, and other educational content.  Continue reading

Now’s the time to contact clients who have been considering buying a home and give them a little nudge.  

For the third straight week, home mortgage rates increased for all loan types. The rates have now reached their highest point since March 2020. 

Rates for 30-year mortgages had plunged to a record low a little more than a year ago. Affordable loans have sparked a housing rally that’s still running hot even as home prices continue to soar.  Continue reading

Each of your clients has a different idea of their dream house. For some, it’s a home on the lake in Northeast Ohio. For others, it’s a trendy brownstone in the hustle and bustle of city life in Pittsburgh.  

While house preferences will vary, all home shoppers have one thing in common – they are emotionally invested in their quest to find the home of their dreams.  

So, as their real estate agent, how do you tap into that emotional connection with each client to find them the home they can’t possibly do without?  Continue reading

What if you could give yourself a raise next year? 

2021 was a banner year to say the least. Home prices soared, and demand was at an all-time high. Hopefully, you rode that wave to a new career high as well. So, how can you possibly plan to have an even bigger year in 2022?  

This blog will highlight a few key things you should think about or develop plans for now (right now) so that when the new year begins, you’ll hit the ground running toward a higher income than ever.  Continue reading

You can buy groceries online. You can order food delivery from your phone. You can even monitor your home’s security from anywhere.

While having the capability to handle many transactions or tasks digitally with next to no human interaction is convenient, it also lacks some advantages of having a real person available if and when issues arise. Continue reading

As we head into the fourth quarter of 2021, the peak home buying season is wrapping up, and most of the bidding wars have subsided. No, that doesn’t mean you can take the next three months off, unless you don’t need a paycheck.

But it might signal the green light for your clients who were waiting to buy until demand decreased, prices became a little more reasonable, or their credit score improved. Bidding wars and the frustration and roller coaster of emotions that come with them aren’t for every house hunter. Continue reading

Interested in selling more homes? Want to make more money? If the answer is yes, then we have an opportunity for you. 

Amerifirst Poland is hosting a free watch party for REALTORS® to view Todd Duncan’s popular Sales Mastery virtual course October 13-15. Duncan, a well-known real estate and banking expert, will provide insight on how realtors can “make more money, create more time and achieve goals” during the three-day presentation.   Continue reading