If you remember, when I embarked on this crazy month of blogging, I pointed out that I was making up the rules as I went. So where did it ever say there were going to daily bullets? Nowhere that I can remember or will admit.
What follows are just random thoughts. These are not the Day 20 Bullets. Really.
- We had a great presentation today for eXp Realty here in Albuquerque. Brad Andersohn, our director of education and industry outreach took use through a presentation on agent productivity including three ways to steal traffic back from his former employer, Zillow. Amongst the really helpful tips were how to change/correct Zillow’s Zestimates and how to use the “Make me Move” feature to find home sellers. They were great tips.
- After the breakfast meeting I went up to Del Webb’s Alegria to preview a home for an out-of-town buyer who wants to make an offer on a property. It’s a beautiful home with fantastic views, and I believe we’ll be writing an offer on it in the morning. Have I ever written an offer on a property for an out-of-state buyer sight unseen? Why yes I have, and it’s a funny cool story that I’ll been jotting after I finish these remarks that resemble bullets but are not bullets.
- Being with a start-up real estate company is exciting, but it’s not always easy. eXp Realty has been around for 5 years. We’re in 30 states and Canada. We have 50+ agents here in New Mexico, so we’re growing fast, but we are still just a start-up. The possibilities at the agent-owned cloud-based real estate brokerage are endless, but along with growth and a new approach there are challenges. We are new, we are real estate pioneers, and we are not perfect. But I’d sure rather be imperfect and forward thinking rather than dead-in-the-water do it the same way it’s always been done boring. That’s just unacceptable to me. As much as I used to love RE/MAX, it’s 2015 now people….
- Wow, I shouldn’t have said that about RE/MAX. They were innovaters of their time back in 1980. They were the new brokerage model that gave their agents an opportunity to earn 100% of their commission. They were fresh, exciting and innovative 35 years ago. And they still have many very fine agents that I would call friends.
- The real estate industry is slow to adapt to change. Wait, check that. It’s the average real estate agent that is slow to adapt to change. Some of us Realtors are still having the same conversatons about how Zillow sucks many, many years after they’ve changeed the industry forever. Not only has the horse left the barn on this one people, the barn has rotted and fallen down and the lumber has turned to dust.
Ok, remember that although this post looks suspiciously like them, these are not my day 20 bullets.
I guess I really like this format.
Have a great evening everyone!
by Albuquerqeu Real Estate Agent Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty (505) 803-5012.