Articles by Nick Gaede

Nick Gaede

Nick Gaede

Nick is a Video Producer with Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies. He’s been writing, filming and editing videos since 2008. Nick enjoys spending time with his partner and two boys, as well as reading, writing and living a healthy, humble life.
Nick Gaede

5 Inspirational Quotes to Start Your Real Estate Business Off Right

Starting a new real estate brokerage in 2017 or just thinking about it? Treading into uncharted territory can be a trial of your physical and mental fortitude. Sometimes it takes a little inspiration from seasoned professionals to make the dream a reality. Here are a few insightful gems from people around the world: Whether major or modest, your brokerage started with a dream. That dream—the Continue Article

Is Recruitment Just a Numbers Game?

A new recruit sits in your office. Energetic, eager, Apple Watch. You’ve done your research. You know his numbers. And yet, projecting his success is as fruitless as forecasting the weather. He may be sharp today but what about tomorrow? How does he handle stress? Will he be respected by his peers? How long until he ‘burns out’? To paraphrase Socrates, you only know that you don’t know. This Continue Article

3 Timeless Techniques to Make Listing Videos Stand Out

Picture this: I’m a prospective home-buyer. On a daily basis, I read scores of listing descriptions and examine every photo. I scour websites and search Facebook and I watch all the listing videos I can find. As a shopper, I want to see something special. Something that stirs my imagination. Something makes me stop what I’m doing, pick up the phone and contact the listing agent because I Continue Article

5 Signs your Real Estate Website is Out of Date

No preamble, let’s get right down to it. Here are 5 signs your real estate website is out of date. 1. The site’s design hasn’t changed since George W. Bush was President It’s 2016. If your site’s design hasn’t changed in two terms of office, then it’s also as old as the very first iPhone, the housing market crash, and The Sopranos infamous series finale. In the tech world, there Continue Article

5 Amazing Proverbs on Business Insight

Running a business is like flying a plane. You’re the pilot. You’re trained, experienced. And you’ve got dozens or hundreds of people on board putting their future in your supposedly capable hands. You’re responsible for these people (not to mention yourself!), so you need to know what’s going on with your plane at all times. Any failure on your part might have serious consequences for Continue Article

How to be Creative in Real Estate: Don’t be Afraid to Steal

You’re in real estate: should you bother to be creative or leave that stuff to the ‘creatives’? Every profession involves creativity and every professional is creative. The idea that there are some elite and elusive ‘creatives’ roaming the Earth while the rest of us unwashed masses toil in darkness is about as likely as human life on Jupiter. Embrace creativity. I have it. You have it. Continue Article

Google’s Pixel and Daydream Can be Game-Changing for Real Estate Video and Photography

A few weeks ago, we wrote about how the new iPhone 7 could help DIY real estate professionals improve their listing videos and photography. Well, it seems only fair that we do the same for the new Google phone—Pixel. What unique ability does Pixel offer real estate professionals? Is it a worthy competitor for the iPhone? Does it have a headphone jack? What the heck is Daydream? Get all these Continue Article

4 Great Leadership Proverbs for Real Estate Brokers

Leadership is honesty and integrity and hard work. It’s not a mystery. All over the world, the most revered leaders are those who demonstrate a consistent set of values and inspire others to do the same. Let’s take a look at some leadership proverbs from around the world and see how they might relate to your brokerage. 1. Great chiefs prove their worthiness – Seneca Meaning: Leadership Continue Article