Breakthrough Blog

TED Tuesday: Pay attention to the details

Eric Sachs shares one of his favorite TED videos: Rory Sutherland discussing the importance of small, inexpensive changes can make a big difference


Etiquette Tip of the Day: Give some feedback!

Most agents would prefer to go home and unwind after a long day of showing houses, but taking the time to provide meaningful feedback to listing agents is a great way to stand out


Great marketing never takes a rest

In his latest blog, Chris Hardy discusses how real estate professionals need to be active and engaged in the community in order to get the best marketing results possible.


Should agent rebates and commission concessions be illegal?

Chris Hardy blogs that rather than seeking to make rebates and concessions illegal, agents should focus on providing the best service possible


TED Tuesday: Is social media making us less sociable?

Eric Sachs shares a TED video from psychologist and sociologist Sherry Turkle, who examines the effect technology has made on our ability to communicate face-to-face


Do agents need to reevaluate their approach to the business?

Nathan Froelich argues that real estate professionals could stand to operate more like ... drug dealers. In other words, agents should focus less on how they're perceived and focus more on the services they're selling.


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If you’re waiting for the market to hit bottom you may be too late

The most recent housing data continues to suggest that we're well on the way to recovery


Takeaways from the latest market statistics

Nathan Froelich takes a look at a recent report from Lender Processing Services and explains how the new stats affect agents.


How to get the most out of a real estate conference

Attending conferences can be a great way to learn about the business and make connections, but they can also be a little overwhelming. Here are 5 tips for survival.


Video: Top 10 Ways Not To Sell Your Home

This video has a tongue-in-cheek premise, there's plenty of truth here, too! Here are 10 great ways to make sure a home stays on the market as long as possible.


Where is the foreclosure market headed?

Completed foreclosures have steadily declined in the last year. What does this mean for real estate agents?


Top Producers will be made in the first three months of 2013

2013 is approaching, and several market indicators suggest there's a ton of opportunity to grow your business. Now's the time to get educated and get ready.


Does success lead to happiness, or does happiness lead to success?

Here's a great TED video that examines the relationship between between being happy and being successful.


The big 3 search engines: Why do agents hate them?

Read the comments from REALTORs on any social media website where you see the big real estate search companies advertising and you will experience a rare level of hostility. A recent Facebook advertise...


A start-up, one-year later

BreakthroughBroker.com celebrates its one-year anniversary!


This is Going to be Easy! It’s a “Seller’s Market” Right?

Interest rates are inching back up and terms like “seller’s market” are getting thrown around quite a bit; there is much discussion about how houses don’t stay on the market long… and that buyers are “comi...


Inventory Eases in Many Markets According to Realtor.com

Low inventory and low interest rates are a driving force behind the real estate market rebound. Realtor.com released a report today outlining the cities which still have low inventory. Is your market still hot?


The Phoenix housing market, is it all about supply or is it all about demand?

Prospective homebuyers and housing investors alike have the same questions about the current Phoenix housing market, both for new homes and for resale properties. The resale market in the Metropolitan area continues to be generally flat, wi...


The "O" Event: Raising the bar for real estate seminars

The "O" Event, an annual event presented by Old Republic Title of Phoenix, sets a new standard for real estate seminars. It's an action-packed day filled with exciting speakers and great information.


Home Buyers Face Decisions that Affect Their Long-Term Financial Picture

Fort Collins, CO – Taking the step into home ownership is one of the most important financial decisions a person will make in their lifetime. There are many factors to consider when embarking on this ventu...


5 Tips to Make Your Social Media Footprint with Facebook

Facebook is the Goliath of Social Media. Facebook has 700 million users daily. In an average week, there are more than 645 million views on local Facebook Business Pages and over 13 million comments on the...


You Deserve More from REALTOR.org

In this brief expose we look at what REALTOR.org has to offer to new agents. What we find won't surprise you.


Expert Interview: 3 Things to never say to a creditor

In this video Corey shares important advice for your clients as they work to improve their credit standing.