When Markets Cool: Wisdom from The Greatest Generation

In most parts of the country things are pretty good in the real estate market, but many of us know that the biz is very susceptible to dramatic cycles and shifts in conditions. Since we’re not unusually stressed-out, this may be a good time to take a look back and be prepared to handle the next Big … Read more about When Markets Cool: Wisdom from The Greatest Generation

War Story – Episode 3 – Client Appreciation

Episode 3: “Eminem Headlines! Is It The Real Slim Shady?” It's Party Time! In this installment of "War Stories" we meet a big-time agent who SHOWS big-time  customer appreciation. This successful agent throws an elaborate party to thank all of the clients who helped get him to the top. This agent … Read more about War Story – Episode 3 – Client Appreciation

Zero-Based Marketing a Myth, but Reducing Cost is Possible

Zero-ing out the cost of your real estate marketing is more fantasy than reality. All of us Conference Goers have heard the spiels: “Your Dry Cleaner will flip for the chance to put an ad on your door hanger!’ “Get your banker to pay for the moving van you just financed by telling her you’ll put … Read more about Zero-Based Marketing a Myth, but Reducing Cost is Possible

Digital Content Package Now Included with Each Publication

It's here! We know through our own marketing efforts how important it is to stay up on your digital channels. It's likely you need lots of fresh digital content for your blog, Facebook, Twitter, marketing/content emails, and LinkedIn - perhaps you need content to post to even more … Read more about Digital Content Package Now Included with Each Publication

Real Estate Marketing War Story: Pricing

Episode 2: “The Price was Actually Right” Ahh, pricing. It usually isn't a big deal to get clients on board with a list price that will effectively sell their home... but, sometimes it is. In this episode, Leo shares personal experience with pricing a client's home in Georgia too … Read more about Real Estate Marketing War Story: Pricing

8 Ways Exclusivity Bolsters Real Estate Marketing

Exclusivity, why is it important? Did anyone ever give you a check that bounced and the bank mailed it to you with rubber stamped stigmata on it like “Insufficient Funds” or “Dishonored”? Do you remember who gave you this infamous check? Think hard. Of course you do, and you didn’t need to think … Read more about 8 Ways Exclusivity Bolsters Real Estate Marketing

Discover Pubs War Story: True Tale of Real Estate Marketing Woe

Episode 1: "The Real Estate Man with No Marketing Plan" Tune in to Discover Publication's founder Leo Zupan's "War Story." In this debut episode he talks about a big-ticket client with a haphazard marketing approach. Our takeaway from the story? Consistency is key to a successful marketing … Read more about Discover Pubs War Story: True Tale of Real Estate Marketing Woe

Tactility: Giving Direct Mail Newspapers a Leg Up

Tactility – Why Your Newspaper is the Next New Thing Tactility, not a very common word, but a critically important one for the best kept secret in marketing for listings (and especially good news for direct mail). The dictionary says it’s “responsiveness to the stimulation of the sense of touch.” … Read more about Tactility: Giving Direct Mail Newspapers a Leg Up

5 Out-of-the-Box Steps to Convert a FSBO

The Secret Conversion of The FSBO I think you already know, but what’s that stat? 92% of houses For Sale By Owner eventually are listed by a realtor? Why, by golly, that makes FSBOs the lowest hanging fruit in America! Uh-huh. You bet. Sure. Like when you call a few of them and get abused, … Read more about 5 Out-of-the-Box Steps to Convert a FSBO

The inside scoop on a Discover custom publication

We often get asked, "what exactly goes inside my custom publication?" This post is designed to answer this question in more detail than you might see on the website, but keep in mind our friendly Discover-ers are just a phone call away to dive as deep into the details as you wish. Check out our … Read more about The inside scoop on a Discover custom publication

You’re Great… and Who Cares?

What Today’s Buyers Think about Self-Promotion Quick: take a look at these two different real estate agent newsletter story headlines: “Peter Williams Beat his Summer Home Selling Goals by 20%!” (by Peter Williams) “Hottest Summer for the Sunnydale Housing Market in Years!” (by Jason … Read more about You’re Great… and Who Cares?

3 Ways Agents Can Maximize Time

The three time-maximizers that agents forget: These rock-solid strategies are nothing new. And yet, we at Discover continue to be amazed by how often even the best agents go against the most basic best practices. We get it… sometimes, it seems easier to do the busywork yourself than stop and … Read more about 3 Ways Agents Can Maximize Time