Monthly Archives: January 2018

Why the size of warehouses has doubled since the 2000s

A new report from CBRE shows that the average size of warehouses built in the U.S. during 2012 to 2017 has more than doubled compared to the last development upswing, from 2002 to 2007. The average warehouse size increased by … Continue reading

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Why your emails are less persuasive than you think

You may be a natural influencer or a fantastic writer, but research shows you’re probably overestimating your persuasion abilities via email and underestimating an in-person request. It all comes down to trustworthiness, which is more readily conveyed through your nonverbal … Continue reading

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Texans tagged as most powerful people in residential real estate

Texas Association of REALTORS® CEO Travis Kessler was among the Texans featured in the 2018 Swanepoel Power 200, a list of powerful figures in residential real estate. Keller Williams Realty International founder Gary Keller was ranked No. 1 for the … Continue reading

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Improve your focus to boost your business

Whether it’s missing a transaction deadline or not getting an offer in on time, a lack of focus can be costly in real estate. But through simple strategies and exercises, you can clear distractions from your mind and focus on … Continue reading

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Don’t be seen as a spammer when sending marketing emails

Everyone complains about too much email, but it’s still an effective way to reach prospects and clients. If you’re sending marketing emails, get in the habit of including these items in your messages to avoid being seen as a spammer: … Continue reading

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Are REALTORS® required to disclose prior flooding from a property condition to potential tenants?

When you’re marketing a property for lease that had previous flooding from a property condition, REALTORS® should consider the Code of Ethics. Keep in mind that Article 2 says REALTORS® should avoid exaggeration, misrepresentation, or concealment of pertinent facts relating … Continue reading

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Can my unlicensed assistant unlock the door for potential buyers if I’m running late?

No. TREC Rule 535.4(c) states that a person must be licensed as a broker or sales agent to show a property. “Show” includes causing or permitting a property to be viewed by a prospective buyer or tenant, unlocking or providing … Continue reading

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