RE/MAX Advantage Hump Day Report 9.15.2010

RE/MAX Advantage Hump Day Report 9.15.2010

Hump Day Report 9.15.2010
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Quick Notes
Shirley and her mom should be okay.  Mom broke her leg on Friday and spent a crazy weekend in the Summerlin Hospital.  Shirley is so incredibly critical to our operation and she has given selflessly over the many years.  Please be patient as we crawl through this week.  Things will get better and up to speed next week.

Higher Commissions!  More and more listings are beginning to offer incentives on top their coops in the mls as well as builders.  DR Horton, Richmond American, Lennar are offering up to 6% on some of their quick delivery homes.  What does this mean?  Inventories are growing, absorption is slowing via fewer closings each month coupled with fewer able buyers thanks to our nation leading unemployment rate.  It is not unreasonable to believe prices will further decline in the last quarter of this year.

City Field in the MLS.  Listing agents are now required to complete the “city” field in the mls.  Many of us did not even realize there was no city field.  But now, there is one.

Major Props!  Congrats to Anthem’s Diane Dobson for earning her ABR designation.  Diane adds this to her CDPE designation she earned last month.  What’s cooler?  Diane got her first remax referral this past week as well due.  Keep it going Dobson!

Invest in Yourself
A critical factor in an agents’ success will be the investor buyer for the coming few years”-Dave Liniger.  Dave said this on stage this week and I have the best place to sharpen your skills from the founder of CDPE.  The new CIAS designation is rolling out in October (I will be attending – come with me!)  Email me for information

CDPE Returns!  Remember about the REO companies now setting themselves to be short sale servicers?  They will require CDPE designations or private training by the servicers themselves.  Alex Charfen said last week they are working on 5 more relationships like the one with LPS for agent qualifying for these networks.  End of September here in Las Vegas is another Live! Event.  Go here to register and get the $200 discount  Tom Rucci is registered and Jim Eggers too!�

Company News
Check out these top performers for RE/MAX in Nevada!
  Individuals; Val Hyams #2, Leslie North #5, Larry DeCoursey #10.  Teams; Shawn Cunningham #4, Rebecca McKenna #7, Chad Andrew #9, Sandra Thomas #10.

Free Money Opportunity.  In August, 187 web leads were delivered to company agents through and  For the month, almost 3000 unique visitors landed on our sites or the company site – almost equal amounts for each.

Business Looking for You; we had 23 walk-in and 58 floor calls between both offices for the month of August.

From the Technology Files
REPEAT!  Kurio  NEW Mobile MLS Access! GLVAR’s MLS now offers a NEW & IMPROVED Mobile MLS service for all members.  Brought to you by the same company that created MarketLinx Wireless, Kurio takes real estate search to a whole new level, allowing you to search property listings including off market listings, view similar properties nearby, access critical property details, email property flyers to your clients, and instantly connect with the listing agent.  You can even access your own active listings and your office listings with a single click and get instant market updates for your area of business!  All this and more is now available on your mobile device (yes, it even works on the iPAD).  There is NO ADDITIONAL FEE for the service.  It’s included in your semi annual MLS fees and there is nothing to download!  A “data” plan with your wireless carrier is required. Check it out and REGISTER TODAY at   If you need assistance with registration or have any questions, contact Kurio Support at 1.888.We.Kurio (1.888.935.8746) or at   Support is available Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Once you’re registered with your new Kurio account you can access Kurio at

Check out this tool!  Go to for a neat plug-in to your facebook page where it will add some real estate news to your site and a “scheduler” where you can write a whole week’s worth of posts and set the days to deliver them in advance.

Zillow Sends your Leads to other Agents!  Go to Zillow and complete your agent profile.  Doing so will ensure your listing leads go to you.  If you don’t, your leads go to their preferred advertisers.

25 Pictures on a Listing?  You bet!  Did you know that most of the top search sites for homes display their results based on the number of pictures with the listing?  More pictures, the higher the placement for the search result.  Are you helping your Seller get the exposure they deserve and are you getting all the potential return from your online marketing?  The company blog has a neat feature to help you deliver relevant news to your friends on face book or to “retweet” to your followers on twitter.  Click on a story, then share it with your friends.  Follow us on twitter ( and retweet timely and informative stories.