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Franchise Feature: Indianapolis

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Originally nicknamed the “Crossroads of America” for sitting at the junction of multiple highways, Indianapolis has certainly become the intersection of culture, nightlife, nature and sports.

With a bustling downtown, major sports teams, numerous parks and an affordable housing market, it’s easy to see why folks are flocking to Indy.

Known most notably for the Indy 500, which recently took place at the end of May, Indianapolis is famous for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Along with world-class racing, Indianapolis has major sports teams such as the NFL Indianapolis Colts and the NBA Indiana Pacers, making it an ideal place for sports fans.

It’s the 12th largest city in the nation, second only to Washington DC in its number of monuments.  It boasts major universities such as Purdue, Butler and the University of Indiana.

Besides its many monuments, residents can enjoy neighborhoods with a diverse range of dining, shopping, theatre, art, live music and nightlife such as:

Zionsville

A lovely place for families to settle with top rated schools, a charming New England style downtown and a quaint community full of unique local shops and restaurants.

Carmel

Money Magazine named Carmel the 3rd best place to live – now that’s impressive! It has a strong local economy with projected job growth and top rated schools, along with pedestrian friendly streets and an authentic sense of community.

Northern Indianapolis

Located only 15 minutes from downtown, this area has an exciting mix of entertainment, local art and dining.  Residents have access to great local schools and safe investment opportunities as Northern Indianapolis has an established real estate market.

Downtown

This neighborhood has something for everyone with single-family homes, condos, high-end lofts and converted work/live spaces available. It’s highly accessible as well with interconnected biking and running trails and has plenty to do for every type of interest from the Colts and the Pacers to Mass Ave Theatre.

Broadripple/Meridian Kessler

Known for its older homes and historically rich background, this neighborhood is only 5 minutes from downtown. It offers a wide range of dining an entertainment options and has a strong LGBT community.

While the city has much to offer, Indianapolis also has ample outdoor space for nature lovers to enjoy such as Eagle Creek Park and Nature reserve, one of the largest parks in the U.S., along with hundreds of local parks and bike paths.

Residents enjoy a low cost of living compared to the larger cities in the nation, meaning locals can stretch their dollars a bit further and enjoy all that the city has to offer. Studies show that the cost of living in Indianapolis is approximately 4% cheaper than the rest of the nation when looking at housing, healthcare, childcare and transportation.

Along with a lower cost of living, residents can enjoy the benefits of an affordable housing market. The median home values in Indiana are below the national average. According to Zillow, the median home value in Indiana is $130,400, whereas the national average is $178,400.

With a thriving city culture, low cost of living and reasonable housing prices, Indianapolis is an ideal place to set up shop and get the best of city living without the expensive city price tags.

If you’re looking to buy a home in Indiana, check out our office in Carmel, IN – a northern suburb of Indianapolis.

Sources:

http://careers.angieslist.com/life-in-indy/

http://www.zillow.com/indianapolis-metro-in_r394705/home-values/

http://cost-of-living.startclass.com/l/195/Indianapolis-IN-Metro-Area

http://www.clrsearch.com/Indianapolis-Demographics/IN/Quality-of-Life

http://motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/26/juan-pablo-montoya-earns-nearly-2-5-million-for-indy-500-win-full-box-score-with-winnings-attached/

United Takes New Orleans

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Its official, we’re heading to New Orleans for our 2016 convention. Even though it might seem like the 2015 convention just wrapped up, we’re already planning for next year.

With our dedicated agents, brokers and industry experts all in attendance, our conventions are always a great success.  The convention is a fantastic opportunity to uncover new ideas, learn tactics for advancing your business and gain amazing insights from industry experts. The agents and brokers in attendance are able to set new goals, build connections with a powerful network of industry experts and build momentum for the coming year.

Haven’t been before? Here’s what you need to know:

Who

United Real Estate agents, staff, vendors and strategic partners are all invited to join us for our 2016 Convention. We use this as a time to recognize past accomplishments as well as gear up for the future.

What

Our annual convention is an opportunity to learn from educational speakers, mingle with United executives and be recognized for past years’ accomplishments.

When

The convention will be held February 19-21, 2015.

Where

To make the event even more enoyable, we’re hosting it at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside located along the Mississippi River and at the edge of the French Quarter.

Interested in learning more? Contact our support team at 855-441-6288 or eventteam@unitedrealestate.com. They’d be happy to help.

What is EMS Express?

Our newest project coordinator, Kyle Yancik explains our newest offering:

United agents, are you looking for an easy and timely marketing service for your next listing? If you are, our new marketing service EMS Express is right for you. EMS Express is a low-cost, semi-automated option for simple and timely marketing services. EMS Express is for United Real Estate and United Country agents that already know what marketing materials they want to use for their project and don’t need a full marketing campaign. EMS Express is easy for you to use with template marketing materials ranging from postcards and brochures to media buying.

Meet the EMS team.

Meet the EMS team.

Developing marketing materials is streamlined – giving you better results, in a shorter amount of time. You receive professional looking marketing materials from
our in-house marketing firm, ultimately helping your client and you buy and sell properties faster. Take advantage of EMS Express today for your next project.
To see all the marketing materials EMS Express covers and to start your next marketing project visit http://www.enhancedmarketing.net/shop/.

Meanwhile, if you have needs that fall outside of EMS Express our full-service marketing campaigns encompass a variety of online and offline marketing media. Our dedicated team of marketers will customize a campaign to meet you and your clients’ needs.

To start your marketing project, complete our creative brief at enhancedmarketing.net/creativebrief/ and start working with your dedicated Project Manager today.  If you’re a United agent, it’s – Lauren Aleshire, if you’re with another sector of our company, we’ll assign you another project manager to help you through the process. From $30,000 full marketing campaigns to $200 postcards – we can handle us. Give us a call and we’ll help you achieve your marketing goals.

Translating CaptURE Success Into Personal Success in Your Real Estate Business

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All too often, it can be difficult to translate ongoing training into success in your business. Let’s face it: we attend a convention, network a little, and return to business as usual the following week.

Luckily, the United Real Estate CaptURE Success Convention breaks this archaic mold.

Known for its renowned speakers, extensive networking and training opportunities, and exceptional value for your personal real estate business, the CaptURE Success Convention offers you a comprehensive resource quickly approaching March 19-21 in Dallas, Texas. And if you want to boost your business in more ways than one, attendance is required.

Speakers in a Variety of Disciplines Offering Diverse Expertise

With speakers from within United Real Estate and outside of the company, this year’s speakers offer a diverse range of expertise in real estate coaching, speaking, social media, online marketing, and personal development.

As such, attending agents can expect to learn the information necessary to optimize their online presence, improve their interpersonal skills, and offer their business a unique boost upon returning home after the convention.

Helping You Adapt to a Changing Real Estate Environment

Like all fields, the real estate industry is constantly evolving with new technologies, tools, and resources you can use to succeed in your business. And, for simple access to everything you need to know, CaptURE Success is where you want to be.

Networking Never Before Possible

With attending agents from all over the country, the United Real Estate Convention is also a simple way to connect and network with agents you otherwise wouldn’t be able to meet.

Of course, networking is vital to success, particularly in today’s competitive environment. And as such, the connectivity offered by the Convention is simply another reason why the event draws increasing numbers of attendees on an annual basis.

Take Advantage of Everything the CaptURE Success Convention Has to Offer

Packed with keynote presentations, education breakout sessions, the expo, sponsor and exhibitor happy hour, awards recognition reception, banquet, and celebration and more, there is plenty to do the entire weekend!

Don’t worry, you still have time to register if you haven’t yet! Simply click here and enter your information for speakers, events, and networking that can take your business to the next level.

Don’t Miss These Three Speakers at the United Real Estate Convention

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If you’ve attended one United Real Estate’s Conventions, you might feel as if you’ve attended them all. But with speakers and topics changing every year, attending is a must for dedicated real estate agents around the country.

This year’s CaptURE Success Convention is no different and promises attendees two full days of information-packed sessions and resources that translate into success when you return home.

So, what are some of the highlighted speakers and presentations this year? Below, you’ll find just a small sampling of what you can look forward to when you join us in Dallas, Texas March 19-21, 2015.

Mike Merrill, Social Media Expert

As an Enterprise Account Executive and Digital Strategist at Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, Mike Merrill is deeply involved in the world’s leading digital platform for marketers. With extensive expertise in both social media and marketing, Mike is an in-demand resource to help professionals translate their business into the social media realm.

Mike’s presentation, “Building a Local Personal Brand,” is set to take place from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. on Friday March, 20. By attending, you can learn not only about personal branding, but how to expand your network and leverage social media to promote and differentiate both yourself and your business.

Also be sure to check out Mike’s presentation on “Taking Social media to the Next Level” also on March 20 from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. where you can learn which content and platforms will work best in terms of social media for your business.

Joeann Fossland, MCC, e-Pro, GRI, MRE, SRS, Coach and Instructor

Known for her enthusiasm and energy, Joeann Fossland is a personal coach at Advantage Solutions Group determined to ignite passion within each member of her audience. Involved in real estate since 1983, Joann has been an award winning agent, instructor for GRI and PMN programs, and has even served as Regional Sales Manager and Assistant Publisher for a top homes magazine.

Her presentation, “Niches Mean Riches,” is set to take place on Friday March 20 from 2:3-3:20 p.m. and will teach agents how to identify their target niches based on their strengths and area. This allows you to target your approach to a specific clientele while developing a marketing strategy designed to give these clients what they want.

Pat Zaby, CRS, CRB, CCIM, National Speaker and Instructor

For over 25 years, Pat Zaby has been speaking at national, state, and franchise conventions sharing his knowledge of speaking, teaching, and writing in the real estate industry. With a deep knowledge of residential and commercial real estate as well as sales and management, Pat is a comprehensive resource for agents at this year’s convention.

His event, “Run the Numbers…Seal the Deal!” is set on March 21 from 2:00-2:50 p.m. It is designed to teach agents how to take advantage of new tools that convert buyers and convince them why they should purchase their dream home now and why the information is in favor of this decision.

Register for the Event Today to Access These Speakers and More

With renowned speakers and cutting-edge information, there’s no place better to be come March 19-21 than at the CaptURE Success Convention.

Register today to reserve your spot and unlock actionable information that will translate to success in your real estate career.

Marketing Exclusively for United Real Estate Agents

Enhanced Marketing Solutions (EMS) works exclusively with United Real Estate and United Country Real Estate offices, managing close to 1,000 marketing campaigns a year. The EMS team is made up of 11 experienced marketing professionals whose talents range from graphic design to copy writing and everything in-between.

EMS can take care of all marketing needs, from a simple flyer design to a full digital, print, and direct mail marketing campaign. The marketing services provided by EMS are here to assist affiliates by giving them more time to find new listings, while we focus on generating interest and leads to your current listings.

In most cases, the owner of the listing funds the marketing campaign at no cost to the affiliate. Both the owner and the affiliate benefit from marketing because the listing sells more quickly.  Using EMS can help affiliates stand out from their competition because other companies don’t offer full marketing services such as these.  Check out the infographic below to see all the services EMS has to offer and get started on your creative brief at http://www.enhancedmarketing.net/project/.

 

Enhanced Marketing Solutions

A Message from the President

Our president, Peter Giese, is taking a few minutes to share with everyone why attending the 2015 United Real Estate Convention is a great idea.

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President Peter Giese, United Real Estate

I’d like to personally thank you for helping us grow as a real estate organization in 2014. Customer referrals are big part of a successful agent’s long term business success and agent referrals are part of our rapid growth as a real estate company. There is an incredible amount of excitement about our upcoming convention which is being in held in Dallas, Texas from March 19-21. As someone who referred an agent who joined one of our offices, you are also eligible to participate in the $5,000 drawing. To be officially entered into the drawing, all you have to do is register and attend the United Real Estate Convention and Awards Banquet. We will draw the winning name on Saturday March 21 at the conclusion of the awards banquet.

As a company, we believe the future holds great opportunities for leaders who are willing to leverage fresh perspectives, adapt to changing conditions, and incorporate new learning into how they pursue opportunities. Our convention will provide all attendees the ability to implement the positive business building habits and tools to grow. This also is a chance for us as a leadership team to hear from our agents who have supported us throughout the year, listening and learning from you. In addition to being entered into the $5,000 drawing, we would also like to invite you to meet with the executive management team at the convention for the first ever United Real Estate first ever national agent advisory group – STAR Roundtable. Your insights into why you joined United Real Estate and how we can continue to express the value we have to other agents and buyers and sellers is important to us.

Don’t miss this opportunity to position yourself as an expert in your local market. Being active with your company allows you to be recognized as an expert by your peers and clients. Buyers and sellers feel confident about doing business with those agents that are both recognized as experts in their local market and by their peers.

Thanks in advance and I look forward to your continued success with United Real Estate.

Best Regards,

Peter Giese
President
United Real Estate

10 ways to Earn a 10x Return from the United Real Estate Convention

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We know it’s difficult to get away but with national speakers, multiple training sessions and agents from across the world, the 2015 United Real Estate Convention is guaranteed to increase your productivity – and income – in 2015. Join us in Dallas March 19 – 21, 2015.

  • Implement one technology strategy from Andrew Dorn’s talk. Andrew Dorn is a National Speaker from Realtor.com®.
  • Retrain your brain to recognize and better capitalize on your current resources. Michele Gielan from GoodThink, Inc. will show you the way.
  • Catch CEO Dan Duffy in the halls and spend ten minutes talking to him.  He’s a hub of knowledge and his positivity is highly contagious.
  • Meet one new colleague who you refer a deal to.
  • Learn how to build your personal brand the right way.
  • Walk away with a roadmap to secure premier listings and entire development projects through Enhanced Marketing Services (EMS).
  • Identify six areas that will help you be specific about the best client for your skills and strengths.  Then build a plan on how to serve them.
  • Learn how to buy and sell existing books of business with Succession Planning
  • Fine tune your business by focusing on the things that make the most difference.
  • Learn one risk reduction technique in our digital world.

Interested in attending? Contact us at eventteam@unitedrealestate.com or (855) 441-6288- we’re happy to answer your questions or help get you registered. Or register online by visiting UREConvention.com.

Start the New Year off Right: Invest in a United Real Estate Franchise

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If you’ve ever thought about starting your own real estate business, look no further. No matter which area of property sales, purchases or rentals you’re looking at, you’ll find real estate franchises from United will offer you the best way into the real estate business, whether you are experienced in this field or not. We continually provide fantastic agent training, unsurpassed technology and a suite of tools that are tailored to your level of expertise.

Three top reasons to invest in a United Real Estate franchise are:

  • We are a recognized and highly regarded business with a long history in real estate and offer you an opportunity run your own business which will succeed now and in the future.
  • Our franchisees receive business tools and support that give them an edge over competitors, ensuring brokers will outperform their rivals time after time.
  • Our leadership team has the professionalism and experience to help grow your business. You’ll find it easy to recruit top agents to your fast-growing real estate business, in whatever area you decide to operate

Contact United Real Estate now to discuss setting up your new franchised real estate business and find out area availability.

United Real Estate Launches New Office Websites

The team at United Real Estate is proud to announce the launch of new office websites.  After many meetings, lots of review and even more strategizing, we’ve launched new office websites to make home buying and selling even easier for each of our offices. The real estate industry has changed tremendously over the past few years, as technology has empowered people with a plethora of new tools and access to information at all hours of the day. These changes have redefined what it means to have a positive real estate transaction – and we’re here to tell you that we’re on a mission to provide you with the best experience we can.

With the launch of our new office websites, we’re hoping we can make the home buying and selling process a little easier for our clients – and for our brokers.  United’s buyer- and seller-centric technology, paired with the most trustworthy and accessible real estate professionals in the business, allow us to serve our clients better than the competition. Our office websites provide significant value to our brokers and demonstrate our commitment to providing the newest, most innovative technology tools to our stakeholders.

In 2015, we’ll also be launching redesigned agent websites, to help our agents better serve their clients and to help clients better find the home of their dreams. Have questions about what we’re doing or suggestions about how we can do it better?  Let us know. We’re here for you.