All Things Real Estate Weekly Resource Roundup: 12/2/2011

All Things Real Estate Weekly Roundup

Welcome to our first official Weekly Roundup of All Things Real Estate where you will find our favorite posts, tweets, tips and tools that we stumbled upon this week.

We’re passionate about building your business and want to bring you the most cutting edge and industry relevant topics.  So grab your cup of joe and read through the hottest stories we found this week.

Industry News

Fannie Mae, banks halt Foreclosures for the Holidays – Fannie and other lenders halt foreclosures for the holidays: Happy holidays struggling homeowners!

How Much Longer Can Homebuyers Really Afford to Wait? – Housing affordability remains at record highs, but many buyers are still on the fence.  Learn the steps you can take to help buyers understand the benefits of buying now.

How Do Buyers Shop for Homes –  Believe it or not, 91{0a8e414e4f0423ce9f97e7209435b0fa449e6cffaf599cce0c556757c159a30c} of buyers who used the Internet to search for a home then purchased through a real estate agent. This was huge stat confirmed by a NAR survey that we loved to see!

Survey: Most Boomers Would Cover Kids’ Down Payment – A survey completed by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate found that 1 in 5 Baby Boomers are now gifting money to kids for down payment.

Talent Attraction

Keys to Effective Leadership in Real Estate -One thing that agents want is to have a decisive leader. Yes, they want us to hear ‘both sides of the story’ and we must be always be good listeners, but when all is said and done a decision must be sometimes be made solely by the leader.

Tis the Season for Talent Attraction – While your friends and colleagues are sipping Eggnog and taking the rest of the year off, you can prepare for a spectacular 2012.  Gear up with these tips to recruiting and hiring top talent in your market!

What I Know About Talent Attraction Right Now – Do you know what top producing agents are looking for right now?  The steps to successfully identifying and attracting talent being with an understanding of what their needs are right now.

Lead Generation 

Want Better Internet Leads? Try These 3 Tricks From MIT – Find out how can you best generate leads from your website and how to create a killer follow up strategy.

Why I Date My Prospects and You Should Too – Social media reminds me of the dating process. I want to be wooed by a company before receiving the direct message or wall post pushing a product or service. So why then are we all going for the ring and a kiss on the first date?

Blogging and Social Media

Blog Traffic: 5 Insider Tips Your Competition Doesn’t Want You to Know – Everyone is talking about blogging.  Have you jumped onboard?  Learn tips that your successful competition doesn’t want you to know!

5 Easy Ways to Jump-Start Your Content Strategy  If you are a blogger then you’ve undoubtedly hit the “blogger wall.”  This excellent resource provides ideas to kick-start your creative juices!

Sales and Marketing

How Sticky is Your Brand – How often are you interacting with past clients or prospects and how regularly are they seeing your brand?  Determine what you can do to keep them coming back time and time again!

The 10 Biggest Referral Mistakes Salespeople Make – Referrals are the key that drives your business, but are you driving them away with these mistakes?

4 Free Online Sharing and Collaboration Tools That You and Your Clients Will Love – Need a way to efficiently share information, a task or a project?  Here are your answers!

Do you learn from your mistakes? Cure Your Mistakes with a Crumple – I loved this exercise and think you will too!

50 Do-It-Yourself Marketing Ideas for Your Real Estate Business – Tis the season to save, save, save with this enormous list of ideas to market your business!

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