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How to Avoid the Pitfalls of “My Word Is My Bond”

You’ve heard the phrase, “My word is my bond.” You may have said it yourself. You may believe, as we do, that keeping one’s word is important. The problem is that, in the day-to-day practice of real estate, our words are simply not the…

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How to Avoid the Pitfalls of “My Word Is My Bond”

You’ve heard the phrase, “My word is my bond.” You may have said it yourself. You may believe, as we do, that keeping one’s word is important. The problem is that, in the day-to-day practice of real estate, our words are simply not the…

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How to Embrace Change as a Real Estate Broker

The real estate profession has always been in a state of constant change. It is an evolving profession that has always seen new business models, new technology, new approaches, and different markets. There is nothing new about change. What is different about the change occurring…

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Deed Restrictions 101 for Real Estate Agents

Sometimes practicing real estate is like living in the TV show, The Twilight Zone. With apologies to Rod Serling… Imagine, if you will, the transfer of a farm where the seller will not allow the buyer to raise hogs. A farm with no hogs?…

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How to Build Trust with Your Clients

By Len Elder, DREI The real estate profession is and always has been a people business. People do business with people they know, like and trust and at the heart of the business lies the skills to cultivate and build relationships. Those who do…

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5 Tips for Writing the Best Real Estate Blogs in North Carolina

Writing a real estate blog is a great way for real estate professionals in North Carolina to both build their brand and engage with local audiences. With blogging becoming increasingly accessible due to online platforms like WordPress, Wix, and Tumblr, anyone has the ability…

4 Fresh Ideas for Winning North Carolina Real Estate Listings

The North Carolina real estate business is competitive, so you need to stand out from the crowd to score new real estate listings. Think creatively and go the extra mile to earn the business you deserve. #1—Sweeten the deal When putting together a pre-listing…

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Using Hashtags for North Carolina for Real Estate Marketing

Social media is an essential tool for North Carolina real estate marketing, and strategic use of hashtags can increase visibility and improve organic reach on sites such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. When you use a hashtag on your social media post, you enable…