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Realtors: Share Your Client Smiles With HomeGain

Have happy clients? Share the Smiles — with HomeGain!

HomeGain has launched a new campaign for Realtor members, called Share The Smiles, in which real estate agent and broker members can send HomeGain photos of their satisfied clients for publishing on HomeGain.com.

Here’s how it works: shutterstock_34549057

  1. Take a photo of your clients in front of their new or sold home. Even include yourself in the photo.
  2. Email one photo per client (less than 1MB each in size) up to 5 clients and we’ll post them online for the world to see!
  3. Feel free to include the names of your clients (and all your contact info!) and/or a 1-3 sentence review or description for each photo.
  4. As a HomeGain member, you’ll receive 25 Max Rewards Points per photo/client (totaling as high as 125 Max Points).

Yet another way HomeGain helps you promote your services — a picture says a thousand words! Submit your photos today!

About Max Rewards Points and see your account balance.

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Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on November 20th, 2009 under HomeGain

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HomeGain Enhances Property Listings With CyberCity 3D

3d-home-listing-cybercityHomeGain and CyberCity 3D announced a new partnership today (read PRWeb press release), which provides HomeGain’s real estate agent members the ability to display CyberCity’s 3D Virtual Viewing marketing products directly on HomeGain.com.

3D Virtual Viewing promotes homes for sale through the Google Earth™ API virtual globe. It provides an interactive, 3D model of the home designed to increase web advertising exposure and attract consumers searching for their next home.

See 3D home listings on HomeGain.com

HomeGain Realtor members can now link their CyberCity 3D models to their property listings directly from their AgentView product. Agents simply enter the 3D model URL in their HomeGain® account for that listing and a “View in 3D” button will automatically appear on HomeGain’s Search Results and Listing Detail pages linking the Google Earth™ API 3D model to the home listing.

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Posted by: Matt Malmgren on November 9th, 2009 under AgentView, HomeGain

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1st Week Winner: Agent Appreciation

Congratulations to  Chris K. Canfield of RE/MAX Schoolside Realtors® in Connecticut for being the first $50 winner of the HomeGain Agent Appreciation contest!

week_1_game_ssChris is an AgentEvaluator Platinum Club Member and has been with HomeGain since 2003. “Thanks!” stated Chris. “Every $50 helps these days.”

The correct answers from the Trivia Contest were:

What is the name of HomeGain’s new rewards program?  Max Points

What year was HomeGain founded?  1999

What did the BBB rate HomeGain?  A+

Next week’s new contest starts on Monday! Are you good at word searches? Might be worth the $50!

Login to your HomeGain account on Monday and Tuesday (and make sure you have your pop up blocker off) to get the link to the Agent Appreciation page. Or email us.

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Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on October 9th, 2009 under Agent Appreciation

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10 Things You Should Know About Working With a REALTOR

10-things-you-should-know-realtorI am continually amazed by how little some people know about the real estate business.

Most people generally have a good idea about how the industry works but every now and then I run into someone who is pretty naïve about the home buying process. Even doctors, lawyers, CEO’s and other professionals may not know how our business works.

Here are 10 things you should know about working with a Realtor®.

1)  Realtors® work on commission

There may be a few exceptions here and there but most Realtors work on 100% commission. That means no salary, no draw, no bonuses, no nothing. If there is not a successful closing the Realtor does not get paid. No only do they not make any money they actually lose money. Agents are essentially small businesses with various expenses like advertising, websites, business cards, stationary, direct mailers, gas, time and energy. If they don’t generate revenue they lose money.

Realtors are not public servants. Don’t ask them to work for you if you don’t think they will get compensated with a commission from a successful transaction.

2)  Hire a Realtor®

First figure out if you want to work with or without a Realtor. Some people want to work directly with the listing agent because they think that they will get a better deal on the property. If you do want to work directly with the listing agent keep in mind that they had a prior relationship with the seller before meeting you. The Realtor might look out for the seller’s interests instead of yours. It might be best to hire a Realtor that represents you in the transaction. Continue reading this post

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Posted by: Marc Rasmussen on October 5th, 2009 under Buying or Selling a Home, Realtor

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Agent Success Newsletter – September/October Issue

fall_success_title_barLast week HomeGain rolled out the September/October issue of its Agent Success Newsletter.

The digital real estate newsletter included:

Feature Story:

“New Survey Results: Where Do REALTORS® Think Home Prices Are Heading?”

The results of the 3rd quarter HomeGain Realtor Survey on Home Prices show that since the first quarter, HomeGain members are of the opinion that home prices are stabilizing and will continue to do so. 69% of HomeGain members believe that home prices will remain the same in the next six months.

We also asked our members whether they approved or disapproved of President Obama’s performance. What did they say? Read complete survey findings

Follow HomeGain: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

Agent Insight – Question of the Month:

Q: How does the new video feature on AgentEvaluator® work (for adding videos to my proposals)?

HomeGain News:

AgentEvaluator® “Refer an Agent” Sweepstakes – Chance to Win $300!

New Toll-Free Number For AgentView Members

HomeGain Nation Session Videos Now Available

October: 4th Annual Agent Appreciation Campaign Is Launched Continue reading this post

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Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on October 3rd, 2009 under Agent Success Newsletters

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Are Online Consumers Real?

In many cases, the perception of an online consumer is that they are not real. The result is that they are not treated as a true prospect and, clearly, deals will not close due to this situation.

cat-surfing-internetThis perception is understandable since an online consumer is represented on a computer screen as a series of characters in an email address or in their name. The person is not standing in front of you. They have no pulse and you cannot look them in the eye.

Their preferred method of communication is email which, by its nature, maintains a certain level of anonymity. Due to this desire to remain anonymous, the online consumer controls the frequency, or even possibility, of contact.

This same desire prompts an online consumer to register false contact information on a real estate agent’s web site whether or not entering contact information is even necessary for the consumer to gather the information they want.

Clearly, this is a huge source of frustration and, in some cases, expense for an agent.

But, on the other hand… Continue reading this post

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Posted by: Peter McCullough on September 14th, 2009 under Leads

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