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How to Sell Value-Based Insurance

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Selling value-based insurance design (V-BID) can prove lucrative. Launched in 2017, Medicare V-BID will roll out across the United States over the new few years and should increase in popularity. Getting acquainted with the ins and outs of V-BID right now, however, could provide you with exciting new career opportunities in the future. As an… Read more

How Home Inspectors Cross-Promote with Local Businesses


Have you ever bought a hamburger at McDonald’s and automatically bought a Coca-Cola to go with it? You have been touched by cross-promotion. Think how your home inspection business would thrive if other businesses included you in their marketing plan, without charging you a dime. Think how fast your name would spread if it appeared… Read more

How to Grow Your Home Inspection Business


Over 5 million pre-existing homes are sold each year. Homes that are being purchased with a mortgage loan will have to be inspected. If you are a home inspector, you know all too well how competitive this industry is. Finding ways to make your business stand out from others in your area is essential. Are… Read more

Sales Tips for Insurance Agents


Have you ever sold something? Lemonade when you were a kid? An old comic book collection over the internet? Even credit card insurance over the phone? While that’s great, none of these selling techniques are going to work when it comes time to selling insurance. Why? Because, insurance is a unique beast, and, as a… Read more

How to Market Your Home Inspection Business


Being a home inspector can be a very rewarding job. Having success in this industry will require you to provide excellent customer service and to have a bit of marketing savvy. Edging out your competition will be much easier when developing a comprehensive marketing strategy. Studies show that companies who have a consistent brand presentation… Read more

Is Social Media The Next Big Thing In Recruiting?


The recruiting industry surely has changed since its inception around the mid-1900s. However, it’s really not a surprise that today’s recruiting practices are being impacted by new technology. After all, the world of digital has found a way to change just about everything over the past 20 years or so. With that said, social recruiting… Read more

When Should Your Clients Review Their Insurance Policies?


Reviewing insurance is like servicing your car — it’s something you should do on a regular basis to save money in the long run. The problem is, most people don’t review their insurance policies at all. They still pay for policies from years ago and never shop around for the best deals. As an insurance… Read more

Best CRM For Your Real Estate Business


In essence, the real estate business is all about developing and managing relationships. The most successful real estate agents really just how important it is to stay on top of their client’s needs. Each year, over 5 million pre-existing homes are sold in the United States. Nearly 90 percent of the people who sell their… Read more

5 Trends Every Appraiser Should Watch for in 2019


To be ahead of the real estate market, seasoned appraisers cannot afford to become stagnant regarding the current trends. They must get out in front of them if possible to maintain that advantage edge. In this article, we’ll discuss several trends that are prone to have an impact on the appraising industry. By the end… Read more

Top Tips for Recruiting Freelancers


In the real estate business, you work with freelancers every day. You might contract work out to inspectors, electricians, handymen, videographers, or real-estate marketers. As more real estate businesses utilize the huge freelance market, how do you source the best talent? How do you recruit the right workers remotely? There are many websites to hire… Read more

How to Know Whether a Client Qualifies for a USDA Loan


As a mortgage loan officer (MLO), you will have clients in all different types of situations. They will be looking to you to provide the information they need to make an informed decision about how they’ll finance their home. A conventional loan may not be the right answer for every client. For example, if you… Read more

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