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Sammy Harper

Sammy Harper

Sammy Harper is a regular contributor to the Realvolve blog. In addition to a decade of digital marketing experience, she's spent the last five years immersed in the world of real estate and CRM. Fascinated by the real estate industry and inspired by agents’ stories, she vows to provide only the most valuable of content to help agents thrive.

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[VIDEO] How Your CRM Can Be Programmed To Work Around The Clock

By | on 06, Jun 2019 |   Real Estate CRM Realtor Software

As human beings, we have a finite capacity for what we can accomplish in a single day. There's a limit to how fast we can work, how much we can remember, and how much energy we are able to expend. Eve[...]

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5 Reasons Why Your Real Estate Leads Aren’t Converting

By | on 10, May 2019 |   Real Estate Success Lead Follow-Up

You have plenty of real estate leads coming in from your website...but that’s where the action stops. They’re not interested in doing a walkthrough of your property, they’re not answering your emails,[...]

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[Ebook] 24 Instagram Secrets for Real Estate Agents

By | on 18, Apr 2019 |   Social Media

If you're new to Instagram, it can be a little intimidating. Sure, posting a photo is simple enough—but then you throw Stories into the mix, and you see people doing live videos, and how the heck do I[...]

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Free Ebook: A 2019 Survival Guide for Real Estate Agents

By | on 16, Feb 2019 |   Real Estate Success

The real estate industry can feel perilous at times. Competitors rising to the top are getting bigger and better—and some of them, specifically the online services like Zillow and Trulia, pose a threa[...]

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An Unbiased Review of Realvolve, by The Close

By | on 07, Feb 2019 |   Realtor Software

If you're tired of hearing us tell you why Realvolve is so great, head on over to The Close and read Emile L'Eplattenier's review of our CRM. Emile is a real estate sales and marketing analyst at Fit [...]

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5 Steps To Growing Your Real Estate Business With “Warm Calling”

By | on 29, Dec 2018 |   Relationships Lead Follow-Up Real Estate Business

Is cold calling dead? Some experts seem to think so. Others argue that it’s still an effective means of generating leads. But one thing’s for sure—it’s got nothing on warm calling. What Is “Warm Calli[...]

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The Real Estate Agent's Guide To Becoming A Neighborhood Expert

By | on 17, Dec 2018 |   Marketing

As online services like Zillow and Trulia disrupt the real estate business, one thing remains certain—homebuyers and sellers will always trust a human over a machine, especially if that person is choc[...]

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7 Videos To Inspire You And Your Real Estate Team In 2019

By | on 15, Dec 2018 |   Real Estate Success

It's time to get amped for the new year. It's time to shake off that holiday hangover, pull yourself up off the couch, and get PUMPED! (Cue the jock jams.) To help you get revved up for an amazing 201[...]

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9 Tips To Help Real Estate Agents Stay Focused On Work During The Holidays

By | on 04, Dec 2018 |   Productivity

If you're a real estate agent, the holidays are no time to press pause on work. While it may be tempting to take off two weeks at the end of December—because, hey, everyone else is doing it—those two [...]

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11 Fall & Winter Holiday Pop-By Ideas for Real Estate Agents

By | on 02, Nov 2018 |   Pop-Bys

Real estate coach Brian Buffini coined the perfect phrase called "Pop-bys." Pop-bys are small gifts you give to your prospects and clients to remind them of who you are. These gifts say, "Hey, remembe[...]

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Are You Unintentionally Violating Fair Housing Laws? A Quick Refresher for Real Estate Agents

By | on 27, Oct 2018 |   Marketing

One cool strategy that has been discussed lately is the concept of becoming a "neighborhood expert"—learning everything you can about an area (especially things that can't be easily found online) and [...]

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6 Tips For Getting Your Real Estate Prospects To Show Up For A Meeting

By | on 10, Oct 2018 |   Real Estate Success

You've put in some long, hard prospecting hours—knocking on doors, calling past clients, hitting up friends for referrals—and suddenly, BOOM, you've struck gold! Someone looking to buy a home has agre[...]

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3 Clever Ways To Use Text Messaging For Your Real Estate Business

By | on 06, Oct 2018 |   Real Estate CRM Real Estate Sales Real Estate Success Marketing

Did you know that 40% of real estate clients prefer to communicate by text...but only 15% of agents do so? According to a report prepared by the California Association of REALTORS, the majority of rea[...]

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Are Your Emails Annoying Your Real Estate Leads?

By | on 02, Oct 2018 |   Lead Follow-Up Lead Conversion Email Marketing

Reaching out to your real estate leads on a regular basis with email is important for staying top of mind—but at some point, does it start to backfire? There’s a fine line between staying in touch and[...]

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Working During The Holidays: DOs & DON'Ts for Real Estate Agents

By | on 25, Sep 2018 |   Real Estate Success Real Estate Business

Labor Day has come and gone, which means it's officially fall and the perfect time to start thinking about and (sigh with me) planning for the holidays that will shortly be upon us. This is also the t[...]

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8 Strategies for Better Conversations With Your Real Estate Clients

By | on 13, Sep 2018 |   Relationships

Meaningful, productive conversations play an important role in building long-term relationships with your real estate clients. You use conversation to identify clients’ needs and provide information, [...]

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The DOs and DON’Ts of Building Real Estate Relationships in the Digital Age

By | on 13, Sep 2018 |   Relationships

It’s incredible how much technology has changed our world, even in just the last five years. Electric cars are on the rise; 3D printers are churning out shoes, prosthetic limbs, and violins; and smart[...]

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6 Prospecting Tips for New Real Estate Agents

By | on 11, Sep 2018 |   Real Estate Success Prospecting

You’ve secured a real estate license (congratulations!) and are ready to make this upcoming year your breakout season as an agent. But you can’t expect clients to magically appear before your eyes. Yo[...]

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9 Lesser-Known Tech Tools for Real Estate Agents

By | on 15, Aug 2018 |   Realtor Software Marketing

It’s important to press pause every so often—to take a break from the incessant grind of daily tasks—and take a moment to evaluate the tools you’re using to get your job done. As a real estate agent, [...]

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6 Not-So-Quick or Easy Steps To Earn Real Estate Referrals

By | on 07, Aug 2018 |   Lead Follow-Up Lead Generation Repeat & Referral Business Marketing Real Estate Business Mindfulness AHA! Moment Transaction Management

There are thousands of articles on the web offering scripts for asking for referrals, ideas for “referral rewards programs,” and marketing ideas that involve including “I <3 referrals” in your emai[...]

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10 Slimy Sales Tactics For Real Estate Agents To Avoid (and what to do instead!)

By | on 05, Jun 2018 |   Real Estate Success

Unlike homebuyers of decades past (those poor Internetless saps who didn't have access to Google or Yelp or greatschools.org), today's real estate consumers have countless resources for information. T[...]

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4 Reasons Why Extroverts Make Great Real Estate Agents

By | on 11, May 2018 |   Real Estate Success

Being a real estate agent means interacting with people day in and day out. You have to love people to love this gig. And that’s why it might seem like introverted real estate agents are at disadvanta[...]

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5 Cool Ways Real Estate Agents Can Use Instagram

By | on 02, May 2018 |   Social Media Marketing

Let me start by saying that Instagram is not for everyone. If social media marketing isn't exactly your favorite way to promote your real estate business—if you get more pleasure out of clipping your [...]

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7 Reasons Why Transaction Management Is Easier With A Real Estate CRM

By | on 25, Apr 2018 |   Real Estate CRM Transaction Management

Real estate transactions are complex. They require superhuman levels of organization, accountability, and attention to detail. Managing all of this in a filing cabinet, or in Excel spreadsheets...if y[...]

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Why Adaptation Is Crucial To Real Estate Success

By | on 20, Apr 2018 |   Real Estate Leaders Real Estate Success Real Estate Business

The following is a chapter ("Adaptation") from the book REAL: A Path to Passion, Purpose and Profits in Real Estate. The author of this chapter is Marc Siden, CEO of Onboard Informatics. They say the [...]

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