Working Around Your Buyer’s Unusual Schedule

By Phillip MacArthur

This year, while attending the 2016 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Summit Conference in Palm Springs, CA, I heard a reoccurring theme from my colleagues: How do you work with a buyer whose hours aren’t the typical 9-5?

In my experience, these buyers tend to be entrepreneurs, police officers, financiers, small business owners and healthcare professionals, whose jobs mandate they work early in the morning or late into the night. As their trusted real estate agents, we must adjust. But how?

Here are a few tips that have helped me manage these atypical clients. My advice:

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An Architecture of Change: 3 Basic Home Features to Be Thankful For

By Crescent Seward

On my ninth birthday I received an oddly mature, mid-century architecture coloring book full of 1960s homes and their intricate landscaping. (This was in the late 1980s well before adult coloring books became all the rage.) I poured over those pages with my colored pencils and imagined what it would be like to live in each one, play in those various backyards – and became thankful for my own sprawling front porch – which hosted many nights of capturing fireflies and laughing with my little brother.

Like most Americans approaching the Thanksgiving holiday, I’m reminded of what I’m thankful for and thought back to those simple days of childhood. While my nine-year-old self thought a big front porch to play on was pretty important, today I value a few other things in a home (walk-in closets, anyone?). I started thinking about how many different types of homes there are and how far we’ve come in architecture and technology. From drafty Victorians, electricity and indoor plumbing, tract housing, double-wide trailers, McMansions and quaint Craftsmans, to the future of smart homes – we actually have a lot for which to be thankful.

We’ve also been changing and evolving our homes well before 1989. Here are a few things I’m sure you’re thankful for, in no particular order:

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Augmented Reality in Real Estate

By Kyle Rank

Watch this video to discover how real estate professionals are using augmented reality to enhance the home buying experience!

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#GoodToKnow: How One Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Affiliate is Getting Innovative on Instagram

If you maintain your company’s Instagram account you’re probably familiar with this dilemma: How do you showcase your agents in a way that doesn’t seem promotional but helps them market themselves and their businesses?

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Thoughts on Leadership: Working Harder Always Wins

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me in Florida; I first flew to Panama City, grabbed my rental car and drove to Santa Rosa Beach for the launch of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida, a fine company led by Hunter Harman, John David Sullivan and Price Rainer. Then, I drove up to Jacksonville for an awards celebration with Linda Sherrer, Christy Budnick and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty team.

The Florida Network Realty event was Olympics-themed with most attendees dressed in Grecian-style togas. Held at the enormous EverBank Field in Jacksonville, the celebration was filled with hundreds of Florida Network Realty agents eager to commemorate their achievements and get inspired for even more success ahead.

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The National REthink Council: Apply Now!

Are you a top-producing, motivated leader in real estate? Are you interested in helping to create resources and tools that will enhance Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices nationwide? Apply now to join the national REthink Council, a group of recognized, passionate leaders within the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. Visit REsource Center > REthink > National REthink Council and download the application today!

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