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As an independent broker/owner (just me at my company right now, slowly starting to think about recruiting) and a techie/blogger, I want to blog about stuff for RE pros, but I'm debating whether to just post "for pros" and "for clients" articles alongside each other (i.e. a single blog with multiple categories) or to have a totally separate site with its own blog (e.g. pros.endzonerealty.com). Anyone else's brokerage posting "for pros" and "for clients/public"? Any pros or cons for A) having a single blog and re-doing the site organization to make it clear which posts are for which audience, or B) 2 separate blogs? Thanks for helping me think this through (and maybe reading my "for pros" articles in the future).
Does your brokerage offer a "referral" licensee program, something like $0 monthly fee and you just refer stuff to other associates? If yes, what if they want to buy or sell something themselves? How does that arrangement work? Do they refer it to another associate and get x% referral fee to themselves?
When was the last time you, as the buyer's agent, showed a listing to a buyer without a pre-approval or proof of funds letter in hand? Be honest. While we're at it, let's go for the gold and ask the last time no letter and no buyer broker service agreement. Yesterday? Why did you do it?
My personal opinion is that iframes aren't ideal, for sure, but sometimes they're ok. Google's smarter than me and my browser window. It receives text input for searches, voice input, translates languages, and learns new tricks everyday... so, I believe Google can see iframes. However, they're not ideal and, because Google can see iframes, Google can see the originating source of the content (e.g. the iframed content).
yeah, farming. good idea for marketing a property - why only if out of your local area - do you walk flyers around or already have an established newsletter there? Is it basically where they make doing bulk mail easy - no discounts for using this program, just that it makes bulk mailing easy? Or what is this program?
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If there is no way around the relo company you shouldn't have to pay a fee to the original agent. If you can keep the client because it was existing before relo, pay the agent and ignore them. The buyers employment details may require you to deal with relo.