Clockhouse Realty opened its doors in January 2017 as a full-service mobile brokerage serving Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Despite not having a physical headquarters, the 25-agent company is growing rapidly, with a goal of adding at least 15 more by 2018. Jared Phillips, co-owner and vice president, along with his father, James Velozo, co-owner and president, put a lot of effort into making agents feel connected.
Are you thinking about expanding your company? There are many steps to take on this endeavor without adding too much stress to your team or expense to your company along the way. So where do you start? First, you have to figure out what you’ll gain by opening a new office location, says Ellen Rohr, president of Bare Bones Biz, a venture capital and consulting company headquartered in Missouri. Start with these steps as you plan for a second office:Put your dreams down on paper.
New agents will make mistakes. It’s not that they don’t have the chops or their intentions are bad; most mistakes are due to inexperience. Each day in real estate can be a lesson learned, and brokers who have spent years in the business can play a meaningful role in revealing some of the secrets of success they acquired early on. Here are a few lessons to think about and share as you mentor and guide new agents in your office. Not everyone will love you.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".