Open Houses 101: How to Market

Open Houses are a great marketing tool for real estate agents to get exposure on their listings, and ultimately for home sellers to get their listed homes sold! For agents, it’s the perfect time for neighbors to help you sell your listing by word of mouth because neighbors love living near their best friends, and not to mention, it really shows your clients you mean business!  Impress everyone with your successful open house, using the opportunity to showcase your business and your brand to current clients and potential clients who might stop in. It’s all about setting yourself apart from the others.

You know it’s true, this shouldn’t be new news! So why are your open houses tanking it? Great question!

Jason Jakus shows us how to successfully move from a handful of people attending your open houses to pulling in 15-40 people to your one open house! He emphasizes the importance of having a system, which initially may seem time consuming, but proves worth it with proper set-up and implementation.



P.S. If you are looking for a brokerage that can help you with technology and techniques to help build exposure for your business, we’d love to chat! Visit us at or send us an email at to learn more!

Leadership 101: How Can I Become a Better Leader?

We all know what makes an effective leader, right? A willingness to lead, hard work, a little empathy and sacrifice, and of course some knowledge of the industry are a few qualities that come to mind. So why can it often seem so difficult when asked to step into leadership and successfully direct the company or team in the right direction?

Danny McKnight shares a quick insight on being an effective leader in the real estate industry. His insight reminds us to focus on the basics – respect, integrity, and personal courage. Whether you’re a leader of a real estate team or want to take on a leadership role within your community, you’ll be inspired by his experience and words of wisdom!

“Take 5” & remember: always be closing, learning, and growing.



P.S. If you are looking for a brokerage that can help you hone your leadership skills as you look to grow both personally and professionally, we’d love to chat! Visit us at or send us an email at to learn more!

TAMPA REALTORS: Are You Attending the Florida Realtors Convention?

It’s that time of year again! Time for the Florida Realtors Convention and Trade Expo. This event usually attracts the best in the industry, provides for a great way to grow your referral network, and offers educational sessions to take your business to the next level.

Still not convinced? Contact our broker Anand Patel ( and he can share more reasons why you should attend!

The convention kicks off with REbarcamp August 19th and ends on Saturday Aug 22nd. Will we see you there? Be sure to reach out to us if so, as we’d love to connect!

Oh, and here are 35 MORE reasons why you should attend!












[VIDEO] Home Buying Process Step 3: The Search

Once you have your financing lined up and know your budget, it’s time to start searching for your new home in Tampa Bay! This is also a great time to visit open houses and get an idea of what’s on the market. Be sure to let your NextHome Discovery Realtor® know about which open houses you’d like to visit so they can accompany you and ensure you avoid some of the mistakes this couple makes!

Leveraging Social Media to Close More Deals!

Leverage Social Media to Close More Deals
It has never been easier to leverage social media to extend the reach of your personal brand and solidify existing relationships in your sphere of influence.



Tampa Bay area Realtors®, I’ll be teaching a class titled “Leveraging Social Media to Close More Deals” at the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors tomorrow, July 14th from 5:30 till around 7pm. Pizza and beverages will be provided so bring your appetite and your questions! Oh, and the class is FREE! We’ll be covering Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and more. This will be an interactive class where we will go as basic or advanced as those in attendance want me to go. We already have 60+ members registered!

Come learn:

  • How to use Facebook Ads to generate buyers and give valuable exposure to your seller’s properties
  • How to add value in LinkedIn Groups whose members are in your farm area
  • Why visual images and videos are so important
  • Why you need to come from a mindset of giving and adding value to others first
  • How using Pinterest can boost your website traffic
  • How to build your network with Twitter
  • and more…

>> Click here to register <<

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!