3 Ways to Increase Efficiency in Real Estate Next Year

Increase Efficiency in Real Estate We are all looking for ways to run our businesses more efficiently.  We want to save time, make more money, and also have time to enjoy our families.  That is the goal anyway.  In many instances that balance is way out of whack and we spend a lot of time doing things that make us little money, yet take up a lot of time, and we sometimes neglect our families.  So how do you increase efficiency in Real Estate going forward and in 2015?  There are several things you can do in your Real Estate business that can help you achieve that goal but I want to highlight 3 things that IF you take action now, will help you increase your business and also help you save time in 2015.

WordPress and Real Estate Websites-Questions Realtors Ask Most

As we head into the “slower” time of the year for Real Estate, now is the time Realtors reflect back on what made them succeed or not succeed through the year.  What needs to change and what needs to be implemented into their business so they knock it out of the park in 2015.  One of the main items on the agenda for my Real Estate clients in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area is the revamping of their website OR scratching it all together and starting over.  If you have been on my site you know that I preach that using WordPress is the way to go for SEO, controlling your site, and getting Found online.  Real Estate agents are starting to listen and now they are asking all types of questions about switching to WordPress.  Here are some of the FAQ’s and my answers to WordPress and Real Estate websites:

Settlement Agent vs Title Company-What is the Difference?

E009795As Real Estate agents and Mortgage Lenders you deal with a lot of different companies when closing your transactions.  If you are in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area hopefully you deal with just Stewart Title when it comes to your Real Estate closings.  Do you ever notice that some of the companies you deal with are “Settlement Agents” (Companies) and some are “Title Insurance Company’s?”  Are there differences when you compare a Settlement Agent vs Title Company?  Yes! There are several differences.  Many of these differences you are probably unaware.  Let’s talk about the differences between Settlement Agent vs Title Company and why these are important, and what it means for YOU when deciding where to send your business.