Author: Nikki Lindholm

Top 30 Home Buying Destinations in the Americas

We wanted to see exactly what locations people in the U.S. look up the most when they think about buying a second home. Here are the most popular destinations in the Americas today: Mexico stands out as the 1st choice for American home buyers. Compared to 2015, when we launched a similar report and Mexico ranked 4th, the country managed to climb up the ladder; Canada comes in 2nd, which is again a surprise since, in the 2015 edition, it only held the 7th spot; Interest for Puerto Rico seems to be stable, as the country holds the same position it had three years...

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Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty President and CEO Patricia J. Petersen  Steps Aside as CEO, Names Deirdre O’Connell to Post

Petersen to remain as Chairman of the Board and President Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, one of the nation’s leading realtors, has a new Chief Executive Officer.  Patricia J. Petersen, President and CEO since 1991, has appointed Deirdre O’Connell to succeed her as CEO. Ms. O’Connell has served in many leadership roles for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, most recently as General Sales Manager.  Ms. Petersen will remain as Chairman of the Board and President of the organization. Through Pat Petersen’s strategic planning and dynamic leadership over more than 25 years and through tremendous changes in the industry, Daniel...

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One Wedding and A Down Payment

According to CNN, the average cost of a wedding these days is $35,329. Yes, you read that correctly, $35 G’s (Thanks a lot Pinterest….).  If you are shocked by this number, you are not alone!  In fact, due to this statistic many betrothed couples are weighing their options. Option 1 – Spend tens of thousands of dollars on a wedding celebration. OR Option 2 – Pocket the money and put the savings towards traveling, a house down payment, or student loans. The latter being a wise, but not-so-popular choice. Owners.com identified the top cities where the cost of a wedding is...

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Top Property Management Tools for Real Estate Agents in 2018

Back in the day, if you wanted to increase your chances of selling a property, you’d have to call the local newspaper, pay a little bit for a classified ad, and wait by the phone. A straightforward process, right? Not at all. While many real estate professionals still work this way, if you’re reading this post you probably know that’s not the most efficient and up-to-date method. Software that Leaves You to Be The Agent Property management and real estate software help property owners, real estate companies and real estate developers manage commercial and residential properties, allowing their users...

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How to Spend Your Digital Marketing Dollars This Year

Digital marketing goals to boost your bang for your buck. A start of a new year brings new business goals and objectives. Included in these resolutions should be a plan to maximize and track your digital marketing dollars to ensure your brokerage is receiving a tangible return on investment. Fortunately, there are some sound strategies to help you achieve these goals. Invest in landing pages. In addition to matching ads to a specified target audience, create a separate landing page relevant to the ad. This is critical for tracking conversions and funneling leads into your CRM. Create these landing...

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