For many real estate agents, 2017 has been an incredibly vigorous and fruitful year in closings. Working in direct sales is a challenge. Customers demand clear communication, sufficient attention and extremely kind and pleasant interactions. For even the most seasoned agents being “on” all the time is physically and emotionally draining. What’s an agent to do? Ask yourself: do you like what you are doing? Take a hard look at your business. Are you ultimately happy with your career?
Let’s be honest with ourselves. As January approaches, we have every intention of making good on our resolutions. But by February, we’re so buried by the to-do list that reaching our New Year’s resolutions seems about as attainable as riding a unicorn. Don’t feel bad. Real estate agents are humans like everyone else. Which means there’s a 92 percent chance you’ll epically fail at meeting your New Year’s resolutions. But this year is going to be different.
What’s the most heartwarming moment I’ve ever experienced in real estate? It was a summer evening in July, as I got the call around 7 p.m. from the buyer’s agent that the inspection on my listing was complete and went very well, but they were still at the home. He must have heard the hesitation in my voice, “You’re still there? Everything OK?,” I said; the inspection had started at 1 p.m.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".