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  • Seven tax filing mistakes realtors should avoid

    As the dreaded tax filing deadline comes ever closer, real estate agents find themselves in a familiar position: how to pay as little tax as possible to Uncle Sam while staying off the radar of the ever-watchful IRS. We decided to make a list of seven tax mistakes that real estate professionals may accidentally make […] The post Seven tax filing mistakes realtors should avoid appeared first on eCo...

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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  • Five ways to bring spring to your next open house

    It wasn’t much of a winter in many parts of the country but that doesn’t mean it’s not time to gear up for the busy spring sales season. One way to do that? Bring spring right on into your next home showing and make it a selling point! Flowers The first thing that usually comes […] The post Five ways to bring spring to your next open house appeared first on eCommission: Blog.

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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  • Eight tips for selling to young families

    Understanding how to sell a home to a young family is perhaps the greatest skill you can acquire as a real estate agent. A couple that is buying their first home, either for existing children or future children, has a far more complex set of considerations than older home buyers or single people. Here are […] The post Eight tips for selling to young families appeared first on eCommission: Blog.

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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  • Video tip on DIY or buying new

    Every homeowner is eventually faced with having to deal with something that breaks. Whether it’s a broken toilet or a dripping faucet, you need not throw up the white flag of surrender and call out an expensive repair service to come fix it. You can do it yourself! This video will provide you some tips […] The post Video tip on DIY or buying new appeared first on eCommission: Blog.

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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  • Six spring cleaning tips for your clients

    Spring cleaning is a ritual that goes back centuries. While it’s not everyone’s favorite thing to do, spring cleaning is an absolute must for your customers who want to get top dollar for their next home sale. Here are six spring cleaning tips to share with any of your clients who are looking for some […] The post Six spring cleaning tips for your clients appeared first on eCommission: Blog.

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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  • St. Patrick’s Day: Homes of famous Irish-Americans

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In honor of the Irish holiday, we take a look at the homes of five famous Irish-Americans. Pierce Brosnan Possibly one of the most well-known Irish-American actors, Pierce Brosnan was born in Ireland, came to fame in America with the TV series Remington Steele and later played James Bond in that […]

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Pros and cons of using Google AdWords in real estate

    There are conflicting views among real estate agents about the usefulness of Google AdWords. Some swear by it, while some have sworn it off. Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether to incorporate the technology into your marketing campaign. Pro: If people aren’t clicking, you’re not paying To use Google AdWords, you […]

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Bunker down: preparing for the worst

    There has been a movement over the past decade or so that you may have become aware of. It involves people who want their homes (and themselves) to be prepared in case a natural disaster or man-made catastrophe were to strike and they would need to be self-reliant for an extended period of time. The […]

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Five events to consider sponsoring this spring

    If your real estate business is in a good place to donate time and money to the community, consider sponsoring an event. As an event sponsor, you’ll have the opportunity to reach a broader audience, gain some leads and show your commitment to giving back to the place you call home.   With spring around […]

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Video tip on building a solar powered home

    Have you ever wondered what a solar powered home should look like on the drawing board, or why are insulation ratings so important? Going green is not always as easy as it sounds. From the different types of eco-friendly technologies that exist to the sometimes complex nature of federal tax rebates, this video offers a […]

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Common grammar mistakes to avoid when working with clients

    English class may be forever in the rearview, but speaking and writing the English language well will always be an important part of your career as a real estate agent. Making grammatical errors, particularly in your written communications with clients, can make you look sloppy. Here are some common cringe-inducing grammar mistakes to keep in […]

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Moving day: a free checklist to share with clients that move

    As real estate agents, you are involved in many aspects of your customer’s real estate transaction. We thought you might like to share a handy checklist to help them manage what is often the most stressful part of the home buying and selling process: Moving! Please feel free to download and share this list with any and all who […]

  • Egypt Sherrod’s building your real estate dream team

    Buying residential real estate property is a journey best taken with the help of an experienced agent by your side. With so much riding on a home sale or purchase, you want the best talent possible to ensure you make the right decision. When searching for and picking an agent you can’t put the bar […]

  • Video tip on picking the right location

    Is there any single factor that helps determine quality of life and the value of a home more than its location? Be sure to exercise due diligence and invest enough time to scout the area before you commit to any single property, especially if you are from out of town. What are the three leading […]

  • Nine beginner blogging mistakes

    Establishing a successful real estate blog is no easy feat. It takes hard work, dedication, and a willingness to learn the tricks of the blogosphere. Here are a number of things that those jumping into blogging often get wrong: Sloppy writing Before you hit “publish,” make sure to quickly proof-read what you’ve written. Typos, spelling […]

  • Eight things to know about Homeowners Associations

    If you’re dealing with a lot of clients looking for homes in a recent development, particularly condos, you should definitely familiarize yourself on homeowners associations. They are an important part of anybody’s decision to live in a condo. They have rules –– learn them! Just like any other group of people, HOAs can vary significantly […]

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • How to use mass media to grow your business

    When it comes to real estate marketing there is never a shortage of ways to spend your hard earned cash. One of the ways that is often overlooked is mass media. What is mass media? More often than not it involves communicating to a large audience using traditional media outlets like newspapers, magazines, TV and […]

  • Video tip on remodelling projects

    A great deal of factors come into play in determining whether a remodeling project is really worth the investment. One of the most important factors? The market where your home resides. It’s the local market that ultimately helps decide how much in upgrades a homeowner should make prior to a sale. For instance, if the […]

  • How to use LinkedIn to get more leads

    LinkedIn is a must for any professional, but it’s particularly important if your job depends on being found by clients, as is the case for real estate agents. At the very least, a LinkedIn profile proves your existence and establishes a minimum level of legitimacy about you as a professional. If a customer can’t find […]

  • What to do when a lead goes cold?

    Getting leads is hard enough, but watching leads go cold is arguably the most frustrating part of being a real estate agent. And yet, it’s just a part of the job that even the most skilled agents have to deal with. In fact, how you deal with cold leads is one of the most important […]

  • What to do when a home seller won’t negotiate

    One of your chief functions as a real estate agent is to negotiate on behalf of your client to get the best deal possible. So it can be more than a little frustrating when you encounter a seller who is seemingly determined to avoid negotiation completely. Here are a few things to keep in mind […]

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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  • Video tip on house flipping

    Flipping homes is making a comeback. The reason for its renaissance is not at all similar to what drove the house flipping frenzy in the years preceding the housing market meltdown of 2008. No, this time around house flipping is popular because there are still so many foreclosed properties sitting idle on the market following […]

  • Egypt Sherrod’s ‘12 pros’ to use when selling to property virgins

    Buying property for the very first time can be a stressful journey. In my career, I have noticed that the best real estate agents will often go to great lengths to offer both practical and emotional support to their first-time homebuying clients. The challenge of working with new home buyers is that it’s rarely a […]

  • Six real estate myths busted

    You’ve heard it all before — buyers and sellers don’t need an agent, spring is the only time to sell, to heck with an inspection…the list goes on. There are many myths floating around that are simply not true. In order to keep everyone informed on the buying and selling process, here are six real […]

  • How a REALTOR® would list Washington’s Mount Vernon today

    Fun fact: George Washington was the only President who didn’t live in the White House. Instead, he chose to live in Mount Vernon — the Washington family home in Fairfax County, Virginia. In honor of President’s Day, we thought we would take a look at Washington’s estate and figure out how a modern-day real estate […]

  • Best public places to meet future clients

    Networking is a bit like dating. You never know when and where you will run into a potential partner, customer or future referral source. While treating every encounter or outing like a networking event can come across as salesy or forced, creating personal brand recognition and credibility can be as simple as hanging out with […]

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • The Importance of Brand Attitude! By Barbara Corcoran

    When you read my best-selling biography, Shark Tales – How I turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business, you quickly learn how important my family, especially my mother, was in helping me become the successful business person I am today. As a young woman, I complained to my mom about not having the same physical […]

  • Video tip on how smart homes make smart sales

    The concept of a ‘smart home’ is gaining in popularity especially as the technology becomes more affordable and easier to implement. What’s more, homes with smart home technology are even known to fetch a greater asking price because of the tangible benefits they provide. That means real estate agents should at least become fluent in […]

  • Why you should use Pinterest to discover home design trends

    Over the years Pinterest has grown to be a go-to source for home design ideas. Everyone from homeowners to interior designers, and even real estate agents, are on the site to see what new trends they should be incorporating into their homes. If you’re looking to be a well-rounded real estate agent who’s up to […]

  • Getting your marketing messages ready for spring

    As winter begins to wind down, you might want to start thinking about how you can get a head start on the spring housing market. Spring is traditionally a seller’s season, which means that now is the time to drive that point home to sellers. Of course, that’s no reason to give up on buyers […]

  • Video tip on how to stretch a home listing makeover budget

    For every new home listing comes the challenge of having to advise your home seller clients about the fastest, most economical way to ready the home for sale. It’s the same problem every real estate professional faces, whether it’s a listing for a small starter home or a luxury property perched on an ocean cliff. […]

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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  • Six personal finance books for real estate agents

    Not many of us were born with the instincts of a Wall Street bond trader. Investing for yourself — either on your own or with the help of a professional — takes time to learn.   But even if you’re not a billionaire like Warren Buffett, you can still learn how to become a better […] The post Six personal finance books for real estate agents appeared first on eCommission: Blog.

  • Five ways to market a home listing in the middle of winter

    As we’re getting closer to the busy spring season, many of us are preparing for the warm weather that’s ahead. Some parts of the country, however, are still in the grips of Old Man Winter. If you’re one of the many who are still out selling homes in the freezing temperatures and braving the snowy […] The post Five ways to market a home listing in the middle of winter appeared first on eCommission:...

  • Easy tips for remembering first names

    As a busy real estate agent juggling client needs and open houses, not to mention all the networking you have to do, there are times when remembering a person’s name can be a huge challenge. But is anything else as important in sales as remembering a name? Having somebody’s name at the top of your […] The post Easy tips for remembering first names appeared first on eCommission: Blog.

  • Valentine’s Day gifts your clients will love

    Valentine’s Day is typically seen as a day to shower your significant other with gifts, love and affection. But who says you can’t show your clients some love also? A Valentine’s Day gift for your client doesn’t have to be a grand gesture but it can be a little something to let them know you […] The post Valentine’s Day gifts your clients will love appeared first on eCommission: Blog.

  • Pros and cons of partnering with another agent

    Real estate can be a brutally individualistic trade. Some agents are committed to the one-man (or one-woman) show. Many choose the field precisely because of the opportunity to work and make a living on their own, without the constant presence of a boss or the need to collaborate with a team of colleagues. But there […] The post Pros and cons of partnering with another agent appeared first on eCom...

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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  • Avoid these five common financial mistakes

    FACT: Running a successful real estate business takes fiscal discipline. TRUTH: Becoming a good financial manager of a business is not something we are all cut out for. After all, many in the field of real estate are in sales because they love to sell, not because they love crunching numbers and doing taxes! Nevertheless, […] The post Avoid these five common financial mistakes appeared first on eC...

  • Six common tax-deductible expenses for self-employed real estate professionals

    Many people envy the lifestyle of the self-employed. You set your own hours, you don’t have a traditional boss to whom you are accountable, and in theory, you have unlimited earning potential. The main downside to all of this freedom is your increased tax burden – both paying them and preparing your returns. Many self-employed […] The post Six common tax-deductible expenses for self-employed real ...

  • Your next SUV depends on your priorities

    As a real estate professional, your choice of what SUV to drive depends on many different factors, including your professional and personal priorities, where you live and the kind of clients you serve. In this post, we’ll focus on three priorities shared by many real estate professionals and suggest an SUV for each. Seating and […] The post Your next SUV depends on your priorities appeared first o...

  • Five things millennials want in a house

    Millennials are now the largest generation in America, representing a whopping 75.4 million of the total population. With such a large number of millennials entering the job market over the next several years, it’s no surprise that their impact is beginning to be felt in real estate. Here’s the thing, while it’s true that millennials […] The post Five things millennials want in a house appeared fi...

  • How body language can impact your sales

    In real estate, what you say is extremely important. But how you say it is equally crucial, and the way your words are perceived are strongly influenced by your body language. Being a master seller means conveying confidence in your communication, as well as resisting certain habits –– some of which you may not be […] The post How body language can impact your sales appeared first on eCommission: ...

  • Promoting your profile on Zillow: do’s and dont’s

    When it comes to marketing your real estate business, Zillow is where you want to be. With around 124 million total users, the real estate website continues to grow its reach and influence as a resource for home buyers and sellers, as well as for brokers and agents. While your presence on the real estate […] The post Promoting your profile on Zillow: do’s and dont’s appeared first on eCommission: ...

  • Seven tips for creating a positive first impression with your voicemail greeting

    They say you only get one chance to make a first impression. While this phrase primarily applies to face-to-face meetings, it’s also applicable to voicemail greetings. As such, it’s important that your voicemail greeting is professional, upbeat, warm and informative. After all, your voicemail greeting could be the first contact a prospective new client has […] The post Seven tips for creating a po...

  • Eight ways to make your blog sell for you

    Creating a blog these days is easier than ever. There are plenty of platforms, such as WordPress and Blogger, that allow you to quickly launch an eye-catching real estate blog. In fact, there are even templates made specifically for marketing real estate. However, getting people to your blog and convincing them to choose you as […] The post Eight ways to make your blog sell for you appeared first ...

  • The best lead-generation source for building real estate success

    When it comes to the best lead-generation source for building real estate success, nothing beats a referral. In its purest form, a referral is a high-probability prospect who is introduced to you by someone both you and the prospect regard highly. Many of the most successful real estate practices are in large part referral-based, meaning […] The post The best lead-generation source for building re...

  • Seven common sense rules for staying safe on the job

    While it is extremely rare for real estate agents to be put in danger on the job, it’s always wise to be prepared. When you’re heading into unfamiliar areas, meeting new people daily, and are usually by yourself you must always be aware of your surroundings and potential vulnerabilities. More often than not it doesn’t […] The post Seven common sense rules for staying safe on the job appeared first...

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  • 8 characteristics of the most successful real estate agents

    What makes a successful real estate agent? There is a great diversity of personalities in the real estate trade, but there are also a set of characteristics that often define those who achieve the greatest success in the property game. Empathy Being able to relate to the hopes, dreams and the anxieties of those who […] The post 8 characteristics of the most successful real estate agents appeared f...

  • The top 7 navigation apps for iPhone and Android

    Gone are the days when directions were something you had to learn. Or, at least that is the attitude many –– particularly young people –– take these days. You should probably still make an effort to get around your city without GPS assistance. Driving is more stressful and less safe if you have to split your […] The post The top 7 navigation apps for iPhone and Android appeared first on eCommissio...

  • Tips for men on how to wear a business suit well

    Before meeting with a new client, prepping for a showing or attending a networking event, what’s the one thing you do before heading out the door? Check the mirror to make sure you look your best! As a real estate agent, you want to appear professional and one way to do that is by picking […] The post Tips for men on how to wear a business suit well appeared first on eCommission: Blog.

  • Top tips for real estate farming

    An important part of being an amazing real estate agent is gaining an intimate understanding of an area. What customers want from the person they entrust to find them a home or sell their home is a knowledge of the local market that is second to none. That’s one of the reasons it makes sense […] The post Top tips for real estate farming appeared first on eCommission: Blog.

  • Which Game of Thrones character makes the best REALTOR®?

    It’s a question you should definitely ask yourself at some point during your career as a real estate agent: Which Game of Thrones character should you most closely imitate in order to sell the most homes? Fortunately, there is a robust academic debate on the subject, and the following are the arguments in favor of […] The post Which Game of Thrones character makes the best REALTOR®? appeared first...

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

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Generated 6 months ago

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  • 6 signs your marketing needs an overhaul

    What worked last year might not be working anymore. It is entirely possible that the genius marketing strategy that brought you tons of customers is no longer effective. The local customer base may have shifted or the way in which your prospects  consume information may have changed. Perhaps some new competitors are eating into your […] The post 6 signs your marketing needs an overhaul appeared fi...

  • How to use pepper spray for defense

    As real estate agents, you know there’s a certain amount of risk that comes with the job. You’re showing properties in empty homes by yourself and often meeting people who likely know more about you than you do about them. Although we hope you’re never in a situation that requires you to use pepper spray, […] The post How to use pepper spray for defense appeared first on eCommission: Blog.

  • New car hacking: how to make that old car look new

    For many agents, having a brand new car every other year or so is simply not in the cards. But just because a car isn’t new doesn’t mean it can’t look like a million bucks with you behind the wheel. Before you pull up to your next listing, here are some practical (and affordable) tips […] The post New car hacking: how to make that old car look new appeared first on eCommission: Blog.

  • How a commission advance from eCommission works

    Regardless of whether you are a veteran real estate agent or a rookie, chances are you know the unique challenge agents face when it comes to managing cash flow. Closings and commission checks never happen on a predictable schedule whereas business expenses are never-ending. To help you bridge the funding gap, eCommission makes it safe […] The post How a commission advance from eCommission works a...

  • How to turn your team into a market leader

    Motivating yourself to be the best real estate agent you can be is hard enough. But getting a team of people to excel requires a whole other set of skills and considerations. It doesn’t come naturally to everybody, but great leadership can be learned! Here are a few things to keep in mind. Who are […] The post How to turn your team into a market leader appeared first on eCommission: Blog.

eCommission Financial Services, Inc.

Category: Content
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Generated 6 months ago

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  • Pros and cons of working with a real estate investor client

    Working with real estate investors can bring big business to you as a real estate agent, but making the jump from working with ordinary buyers and sellers to the investment game is not one to take lightly. You should learn a few things about how investors operate. You’d be surprised how different the experience, for […] The post Pros and cons of working with a real estate investor client appeared ...

  • House paint: colors that make a statement

    Color psychology tells us that color influences human behavior and the way we feel and think. It’s commonly used as a marketing and branding tactic and should also be taken into consideration when selling a home. When it comes to marketing a house, don’t underestimate what the power of a new coat of paint can do […] The post House paint: colors that make a statement appeared first on eCommission: ...

  • Prepping for a sale: Eight home deep cleaning tips

    First impressions are everything in real estate. In fact, most buyers make their decision about the house within minutes of seeing it. In order to minimize any chance for negative perceptions, it’s your job as a real estate agent to be sure your client’s home is show-room ready for all visitors. A thorough deep cleaning […] The post Prepping for a sale: Eight home deep cleaning tips appeared first...

  • What to do when a good market turns bad

    If you stay in the real estate biz long enough, you’ll see good markets turn into bad markets. Sometimes it’s an enormous, global event, like the Great Recession. Other times it’s something that uniquely relates to your area. Homes will always be selling, just not as many. A down market is just a more competitive […] The post What to do when a good market turns bad appeared first on eCommission: B...

  • 10 of the most beautiful neighborhoods in America

    There’s always that one neighborhood that stands out when you’re driving through town. Big or small, city or suburb, every neighborhood comes with its own uniqueness but some stick in our minds more than others because of their beauty, historic charm or luxury. Here are some of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the country: Garden […] The post 10 of the most beautiful neighborhoods in America ...

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