Homeownership Guidance, Advice and Blogs

As the Director of Affiliate Relations at HomeFree-USA, I’ve always been fascinated with how people handle their money. Like everyone else, I’ve had my financial ups and downs. In fact, it took me 32 months to pay off $32,000 in credit card bills and build up a six-month emergency fund. While that was a very difficult period, I am grateful – and wiser -- for the experience.

Through my personal experiences and working at HomeFree-USA, I’ve gained a ton of insight that I feel compelled to share. You’ll find those lessons here. Feel free to take the thoughts and ideas that resonate with you most and put aside the rest for later. I look forward to sharing my journey.

What Realtors Must Do to Thrive in a Shifting Landscape

Realtors are facing a sea of change that has the power to propel their business or cause it to implode. Success or failure is up to you. As the industry continues to evolve, here’s what you must do to make sure you evolve with it.

Realtors are facing a sea of change, as new technologies transform the real estate industry.

From iBuyers to flat-fee listings, new advances threaten to take away customers and limit growth potential. But you have the power to keep that from happening.

Change can be scary, but it can also present opportunity. As the industry continues to evolve, here’s how to make sure you evolve with it.

Expand your partnerships. When you work with new partners, you grow your network. With a larger network, you gain access to new potential clients, as well as new knowledge.  Going it alone in a rapidly changing industry is a risk you can’t afford.

Stay on top of new trends. Don’t take the chance of being left behind. One of the best ways to learn about the latest trends affecting the industry is to connect with other real estate and mortgage professionals. How else will you learn what techniques and strategies are working for others (and which techniques and strategies aren’t).

Learn something new. It’s easy to get stuck in our ways or to do things a certain way because we have always done them that way. However, when we take a chance and learn a new skill or a new process, we sometimes find that it can save us money and energy in the long run. Every so often, a new skill can even take our business to another level.

So how can you expand your partnerships, stay on top of new trends and learn something new? One way to tackle all three at once is to attend the next Reaching Millions Leadership in Housing Conference. This one professional event will give you the opportunity to network, learn and grow.

The real estate industry has entered a new phase. Make sure you’re ready.