The Nekst Blog

Writings from the mind of Brett Keppler.
Realtor, Team Leader, Brokerage Founder and Creator of Nekst.

Business Development

Tips & Strategies for Growing your Transaction Coordinator Business

7 Steps to grow your Real Estate Transaction Coordinator Business, as recommended by TCs from across the country

May 29, 2024
Business Development

Nekst Selected to Join TinySeed’s 2024 Americas Class for Accelerated Growth

Nekst partners with the premier Accelerator for bootstrapped B2B businesses, TinySeed, to take the company to the next level!

May 2, 2024
Realtor Tips

Building a Real Estate Team doesn’t start with a personal assistant, do this instead!

New real estate agents make the wrong hire when building a team. Make this position your first hire instead!

January 11, 2024
Realtor Tips

Why would anyone choose an Annual Nekst Subscription when Monthly Subscriptions are available?

Nekst offers monthly & annual subscriptions. See the top 5 reasons why the smartest agents choose the Annual subscription option!

December 27, 2023
Business Development

Complete Guide to Real Estate Coordinator Fee Structures: Understanding the Variations

Master fees for your real estate TC business! From closing deals to dual agency, understand and set optimal charges with our guide.

November 14, 2023
Business Development

Determining the Right Time to Incorporate Your Real Estate TC Business as an LLC

Creating an LLC can seem like a big step but it's an important one for any business owner. These tips will help you decide if you're ready.

November 9, 2023
New Nekst Features

Nekst Mobile App is Coming!

Watch this quick Nekst teaser video for our mobile app!

November 2, 2024
Realtor Tips

Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Real Estate Business During Market Downtime

A slow real estate market is the perfect time to work ON your business. Do these 5 things to take your Realtor business to the next level!

November 1, 2023
New Nekst Features

Document Storage in Nekst will BLOW your mind!

Nekst now offers an amazing system for storing and sharing documents throughout the management of a real estate transaction.

July 19, 2023
Technology

When will AI officially replace the “transaction coordinator” role in a  real estate transaction?  

AI is getting ready to take over everything! When will it take over Real Estate? We asked ChatGPT & the answer may (or may not) surprise you

June 21, 2023
Realtor Tips

How to Win every Listing Appointment

Winning your listings comes down to being prepared, learning about your client and proving your expertise.

April 4, 2023
Teams

Happy Assistant = Happy Business: How to Minimize Team Member Turnover

Unhappy team members & high turnover have a significant impact on your real estate business. Try these tips for developing a loyal team.

March 7, 2023
Realtor Tips

Projecting Success as a New Agent

Projecting success as a new agent is vital if you want your friends & family to be comfortable working with you. Here's how you do it...

February 7, 2023
Realtor Tips

Being the Uber of Real Estate is a Big Mistake

You can "Uber" industries with few complexities. Client expectations & logistics of Real Estate make it difficult to "Uber" this industry.

January 3, 2023
Realtor Tips

What to do when your Listing isn't Selling

Price reductions aren't always the answer! Read feedback, talk to agents & communicate with the seller to create a plan that works for them.

December 27, 2022
Realtor Tips

Open Houses are Stupid and here's why...

Sellers ask for Open Houses because they see it as vital in attracting attention to their home. It's up to us to explain why it's not.

December 13, 2022
Realtor Tips

How to Protect your Brand when Changing Brokerages

Your most important tools in this business are your contacts and your image. Don't hand them over to someone else!

January 3, 2023
Technology

The Secret to Making your Real Estate Website Rank above Zillow (and everything else) in Google

Pushing out content content content got me to rank above Zillow on Google!

December 27, 2022
Realtor Tips

How to Build your first Database (in less than 1 hour)

You have more contacts than you know. Check social media, Christmas card lists & more to put together a list of people to reach out to!

December 20, 2022
Teams

This is When you should Hire your First Real Estate Assistant

There are many reasons to hire an assistant but the main reason is because you can only sustain a certain amount of business on your own!

December 20, 2022
Realtor Tips

There's not enough Rejection in Real Estate

More rejection in Real Estate would help incompetent agents quit or be motivated to get better, improving public opinion about Realtors.

December 13, 2022
Realtor Life

How to keep your Spouse and Kids Happy as a Busy Professional

Balancing Family & Work life can be difficult. Taking your spouse's schedule into consideration is just one way to help maintain balance.

December 6, 2022
Teams

It's time to Negotiate my Split with my Rainmaker, What do I do?

Brett speaks to mindest when looking at your future and positioning yourself to become an individual agent when the time comes.

November 29, 2022
Realtor Tips

The best Email Solution since Gmail (and 4 Steps to make it Work for You)

What's the best way to keep your emails manageable in an email based business? Hire help!

November 22, 2022
Realtor Tips

How to Quickly become an Industry Expert while Selling in a Small Town

Top agents know how important it is to work "on" their business and not just "in" their business. Here are some resources to get you started

November 15, 2022
Realtor Life

How to quit your Job and Become a Real Estate Agent

Being a Realtor is hard for the first few years. Be prepared for a difficult schedule & for people to question you.

November 15, 2022
Realtor Tips

Secrets to Real Estate Negotiating from a Top Agent

Creating urgency, taking baby steps & communicating with the co-agent are all ways to negotiate a perfect contract for your clients.

November 3, 2022
Realtor Tips

6 "Old School" real estate tactics to ditch immediately

Don't wear name tags, get a new photo, switch up your voicemail, no name puns, update your listings & please do not renew your vanity plate.

November 8, 2022
Realtor Life

Why Real Estate Agents use more of their brains than other professionals

Real Estate Agents use both their left & right brain to accomplish all of the tasks that most businesses hire teams for.

November 1, 2022
Realtor Tips

Why I happily sell crappy homes

Working with investors can be lucrative in regards to time spent as well as commission, which builds over the years & transactions.

November 1, 2022
Realtor Tips

Top 10 ways new agents screw up their real estate business

New agents have to do more than help clients buy homes. They need to manage their time well, keep a positive attitude and project success.

October 25, 2022
Realtor Life

How you know you've made it in real estate sales

Knowing you're no longer a new real estate agent but an experienced & successful one is great. Here's how you know for sure you've made it.

October 18, 2022
Realtor Tips

I tried to charge less commission but sellers wouldn't go for it.

Trying new ideas can be a good thing. In my experience, sellers expect to pay the market rate. Don't drop your rate, improve your service.

January 8, 2023
Teams

Are you a Real Estate Team but you don't even know it?

In order to hit a certain level of success, you need a team. Don't resist this trend. In the loosest, sense, you may be a Real Estate Team!

April 21, 2023
Realtor Tips

Why Community Life is as Important (if not more) as the House you Buy

An often overlooked aspect of home shopping is choosing the right community to be a part of. A great agent can help you find the right fit.

April 24, 2023

Built By A Realtor, For Realtors

Nekst is not just a tool for today—it's your partner for tomorrow, ensuring that as your business landscape changes and your operations expand, you have a robust, adaptable foundation that supports continuous success and development.

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