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Nathan Pierce

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NMLS ID 12920

801-272-0600 nathan@advancedfunding.com

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Two Sizzling Social Media Strategies

Social media can be a marketing boon, but coming up with ways to engage people isn't always easy. Below are two free and easy-to-implement ideas that will help you stand out from the crowd.   Educate Clients with a Private Facebook Group Build trust and add value by hosting a space around your primary niche or favorite real estate related topic. Private Facebook Groups are a by-invitation forum where consumers can experience your aptitude in action.  Choose a broad subject, such as building wealth through Utah real estate, investment properties, first-time hom...

November 7th, 2018 | Real Estate Agent Tools, Two Sizzling Social Media Strategies

ALERT: Wire Fraud at Closing

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Association of REALTORS® have announced concerns over closing cost scams, including scams in Utah. Here's how the scam works: Hackers break into a consumer's or real estate professional's email account to search for upcoming real estate transactions and closing dates. Then, hackers pose as the agent or title officer and email the homebuyer with a last-minute change to the wiring instructions. Should buyers wire money to the account, they will lose the money and likely lose the home they've been waiting for due to a lack...

November 7th, 2018 | Real Estate Agent Tools, ALERT: Wire Fraud at Closing

How to Time Block as a Real Estate Professional

As a Utah real estate professional, you know that your greatest resource is your time. And time, if left unchecked, has a tendency to slip away under the stress of the day-to-day grind. Between texts, emails, phone calls, and meetings, it’s easy to get lost in unproductive business. When you’re in the business of real estate, you know that every second counts. Make the most of what you do by blocking out your time so that it works for you. Don’t devote your day to distractions. Spend a few moments each week preparing what’s most important for your goals, and then tak...

November 6th, 2018 | Real Estate Agent Tools, How to Time Block as a Real Estate Professional

6 Listing Description Mistakes

While photos are key to painting an accurate portrait of a listing, descriptions are important too. Here are six common listing description mistakes and tips for how to fix them, so you can create listing copy that sells.  Spelling and Grammar Mistakes Attention to detail matters to homebuyers, and text errors can erode professional credibility. Spell check won't catch context errors (like "no grime area" instead of "no crime area"). Have someone else read your copy to help eliminate spelling and grammar mistakes. Poor Word Choice Avoid using jargon and...

November 1st, 2018 | Real Estate Agent Tools, Home Buying or Selling, 6 Listing Description Mistakes

Communication: Proactive Methods to Improve Business

I once heard the expression, "Communication is the lubrication in your organization." That couldn't be truer, especially in the world of business. You simply can't over-communicate when dealing with clients. I find that the best way to eliminate the constant state of reactivity in which most of us work is to employ proactive communication strategies, such as the following:   Make a list of the people with whom you correspond regularly. Take note of all the recurring questions that you have to answer time and time again. Then ask yourself how you can provide the...

October 17th, 2018 | Real Estate Agent Tools, Communication: Proactive Methods to Improve Business

5 Email Marketing Secrets for Realtors®

Email marketing for Utah Realtors® is still one of the best ways to connect with your prospects, clients and referral partners. Regardless of which system you use, or even if you outsource your marketing, it's up to you to understand how to get the best response from your marketing.  Consider these five best practices:   No more than 3 fonts: As a rule, professionals should never use more than three fonts in one design. And that doesn't mean you should use three. Just remember, clutter-free comprehension is the main goal of marketing by email.   Focus o...

October 15th, 2018 | Real Estate Agent Tools, 5 Email Marketing Secrets for Realtors®

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