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Sammy Harper

Marketing Specialist

Recent Posts

The Bare-Minimum SEO Guide for Real Estate Agents

Posted by Sammy Harper on Feb 21, 2017 10:34:38 AM

If your real estate business consists of just you or only a small team, you probably shouldn’t be spending tons of time figuring out the intricacies of SEO. But with more and more people turning to the web to search for homes and agents, it’s not something you should be ignoring, either.

This SEO guide was written for those of you who are running a lean and mean real estate business. I’ll share just the essentials of what you need to know, and nothing more. Because you have more important things to do.

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The 5 Not-So-Obvious Reasons Real Estate Agents Should Talk To Strangers

Posted by Sammy Harper on Feb 14, 2017 11:17:00 AM

There’s one pretty obvious reason why real estate agents should talk to strangers: to meet new prospects. You never know who might be getting ready to buy or sell a home. Even if they aren’t ready now, you might make a friend (or at least a close acquaintance) who could become a client further down the road.

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How Meditation Will Make You A Better Real Estate Agent (No, Really!)

Posted by Sammy Harper on Feb 7, 2017 10:10:00 AM

If you’ve known Realvolve for even a short amount of time—in particular, if you know Dave—you’ve come to realize that mindfulness is a core value of the company. You’ve also heard someone (probably Dave) tout the virtues of meditation as a means of achieving that mindfulness.

It sounds a bit hippie-dippy, especially to those of you who aren’t the hippie-dippy type. But meditation isn’t some strange, alternative path to business success. It has become a mainstream habit practiced by all types of people—from CEOs to day traders to neurosurgeons. And it can benefit real estate agents, too.

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9 Email Mistakes That Are Hurting Your Credibility (& How To Fix Them)

Posted by Sammy Harper on Jan 31, 2017 11:17:00 AM

Banging out an email has become second nature. You probably don’t give it much thought...you just type out what you need to say and click Send.

But before you send off that next quick email to a lead or client, take a look at these common email mistakes that might be hurting your credibility...and consequently, hurting your real estate business.

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How To Be More Authentic (& build trusting client relationships)

Posted by Sammy Harper on Jan 24, 2017 10:26:00 AM

“The poseur, as we know him, is the man whom we have outwitted in his attempt to outwit us.”
- Oliver Forbes, The Century Magazine, 1912

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How To Be An Awesome Mentor To A New Real Estate Agent

Posted by Sammy Harper on Jan 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM

It’s a wonderful thing to help someone grow in their real estate career. Because let’s face it—it’s rough out there for new agents. They’re still getting used to the nontraditional working hours and uncertain income. They’re struggling to get enough leads. And they’re having a tough time winning clients because they don’t have the years of experience to back them up.

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Minimalism for Real Estate Agents: Eliminating “excess” from your work and life

Posted by Sammy Harper on Jan 10, 2017 1:21:00 PM

If you’re like most people in America, you’re buying too many clothes. You’re eating too many empty calories. You’re spending time with toxic people, when that time could be spent with the people you love.

I’m not trying to make you feel bad. Believe me, I’m definitely at fault. But I would like to propose a challenge—that we all try to be a little more minimalistic.

 

What is minimalism?

Minimalism is nothing new. It’s basically the idea of “less is more.” It’s about removing excess from your life and focusing only on what’s essential and what brings you long-term joy.

Excess can come in many forms—it might be clothes in your closet that you haven’t worn in a year, daily caramel macchiatos from Starbucks, or too many client meetings booked per week.

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4 Small, Totally Feasible New Year’s Resolutions For Real Estate Agents

Posted by Sammy Harper on Dec 30, 2016 9:42:00 AM

Three hundred and sixty five days stretch ahead of you. How will you spend them? What will you do differently to make this year better than the last?

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Building Your Real Estate Team: 7 Things To Consider Before Making Your Next Hire

Posted by Sammy Harper on Dec 28, 2016 8:58:31 AM

The hiring process is no picnic—not for the job candidates or for the employer—but it’s a necessary step in building a great real estate team. As you navigate through the process of writing a job description, posting to job boards, reviewing resumes, and interviewing candidates, you might find yourself getting overwhelmed. To help you narrow down your choices and find the very best person for your team, here are some things to consider.

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How To Be An Optimist

Posted by Sammy Harper on Dec 20, 2016 11:08:57 AM

“Life sucks, and then you die.”

“Every challenge is a new opportunity.”

Which school of thought do you subscribe to? How do you handle life’s hardships? Do you gripe and moan and accept your situation...or do you find a way to get back on top?

Life is better as an optimist. When you look on the bright side, you’re not just happier, but also healthier and more successful.

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