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9 Tell Tale Signs You Should Hire an Assistant

I mastermind with agents from my area on a regular basis and a question came up in discussions with this mastermind group of top agents in Tampa, Florida, that I thought would be a great blog topic.

So, when do you know it’s time to add a full-time assistant to your business?

teamwork-hire-real-estate-assistantI was asked this question and the first response I could think of was: “When you can afford it”. I’ve learned in the last year, as our business has more than doubled, that if I hadn’t taken the plunge to hire my assistant, I’d still be in the same place I was last year.

Looking back a year ago when we decided to build a team, hire staff and add agents, I realize there were some tell tale signs it was time for us to get “people leverage” and help to take our business to the level we wanted to.

We were very productive and profitable (I sold $7 million that year and was “lean” on expenses) but we had lofty goals and knew there is no way I could keep up with it all myself.

Ultimately, I knew if I wanted to sell more real estate, I would need someone to handle the paperwork, admin tasks, transaction management, appointment setting, photo taking, lock box hanging, and all of the other tasks that can take us away from our lofty sales goals.

However, you have to have enough income or savings to be able to afford it for a few months. It’s always a risk because you could hire the wrong person, lose money, disappoint clients, etc. Continue reading this post


Posted by: Andrew Duncan on June 18th, 2009 under Realtor

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I’m A Raving Fan of HomeGain’s AgentView – Yes, I Admit It!

I started working with AgentView, formerly known as Source4Sellers, mid November 2006.  Since then much has changed with my business model and with AgentView.

My business grew from a fledgling concept to a full team model.  I had started the month before with HomeGain’s BuyerLink.  The traffic from BuyerLink helped build my faith in Internet marketing and build my lead database.  Even then, I knew that HomeGain was very interested in my success and building a true business partnership.

The AgentView product suite continues to develop and is now a full service ad-free solution which highlights and promotes the participating real estate agent.  When I first started with the product, the Source4Sellers solution contained an agent profile and a full CRM with built-in email campaigns.  Now AgentView is so very much more.  Some of the features include:

  • Agent Profile
  • Homes For Sale
  • Home Values
  • Agent Centric Blog
  • Local Information
  • Home Seller Tools

Agent Profile

The AgentView blog offers so much opportunity to help promote the area real estate agent and my Denver real estate website in an ad-free environment. This page is about the agent and their credentials.  The “Have a Real Estate Question for Brian?” is to the right of your contact information as a call to action.

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Posted by: Brian Kinkade on April 22nd, 2009 under AgentView, Technology

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Blogging Tip: Learning from Agent Blogs

What better way to learn how to improve your own blog than reading other agent’s blogs! Here are a few great examples of agents who are successful with their HomeGain Agent Blogs:

Heather Lawson not only gives consumers a link to useful home improvement tips, she offers readers a free newsletter. Give to get.

Aimee Freeman’s post can be found because it has a question consumers are likely search “How do I choose a builder? Aimee also has links to her content on other websites. Just add you market keywords in the title, Aimee “in North Carolina”

Marcy Moyer appeals to the pet lover in all of us. You’d be surprised how many people make real estate decisions considering their pet needs.


Blogging Tip courtesy of the HomeGain Blogging School Professor, Joseph Ferrara. To receive the weekly real estate blogging newsletters, sign up for AgentView and the HomeGain Blogging School.


Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on February 6th, 2009 under Blogging Tips

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Sharpening Your Market Knowledge

I just started using AgentView this year and have really benefited from it. Many times the consumer is just looking for the value of their home to be used when considering a refinance or maybe just curious about the market. However, this is a great opportunity to reach out and possibly get a listing lead. 

By responding quickly and trying to build a rapport, it may end up that a neighbor or family member is in the market to buy or sell a home.  I am always ready to help by providing such information. 

If you are good at it, people will remember you.

If nothing else, AgentView gives you the opportunity to sharpen your marketing skills and may refresh your knowledge of a particular area. It causes you to find out what a certain area in the market is doing.  I have been surprised on a few occasions.

Eric Pakulla is a long-time AgentEvaluator® Platinum Club member and now a HomeGain AgentView agent as well.

Visit Eric’s Agent Blog for home buyers and sellers in the Maryland area.

To learn more about AgentView click here



Posted by: Eric Pakulla on December 4th, 2008 under AgentView

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HomeGain Launches Redesign of Web Site

Last night we launched a new design of our web site.

The new  makes it easier for visitors to find real estate information and to connect with local Realtors quickly.

We’ve made the agent blogs, agent profiles and  agent listings more accessible with direct links to these sections from

Also available directly from is our instant home values tool and the popular Home Sale Maximizer tool that helps home sellers determine which home improvement will provide the best return on investment.

Visitors to can also find and compare Realtors with our Agent Evaluator product and can search MLS listings in the View Homes For Sale section.

Please take a look and let us know what you think.

Louis Cammarosano


Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on October 17th, 2008 under AgentEvaluator, AgentView, HomeGain


Real Estate Radio USA Gets Excited About HomeGain’s Agent Blogging Network

Barry Cunningham and Barry Johnson of Real Estate Radio USA open their April 30 radio show by discussing the launch of HomeGain’s new Agent Blogging Network with Louis Cammarosano.

Hear the story behind the origin of the agent blogging platform and how it came to fruition. Find out why real estate agents [and others in the real estate industry] are so excited and how they are already benefiting. Also find out how to get your own Agent Blog.

Barry Johnson stated: “The agent’s page clearly displays the person’s picture, contact info, blog posts, and a question box. It’s everything a consumer wants to see. That’s worth gold to some Realtors.”

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Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on May 5th, 2008 under HomeGain

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