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

The Value of your Value Proposition

How do you recruit new agents? How do you keep the ones you’ve got? Just as agents need to prove their worth to their broker, brokers needs to prove their worth to the agents. Here are three ways to you can use back-office data to strengthen your value proposition: 1. Insight Show your agents how much money they’ve made this year compared to last. Email them their expense statements so Continue Article

The Future is now: Sustainable Homes for the Booming Millennial Market

I get home late and everyone’s asleep.  We’re in the middle of a heat wave, but it’s so cold inside that I know the A/C has been on all day and probably all week. Next month’s utility bill confirms this suspicion.  I walk upstairs and notice all the lights are on, except the one in the hall which would’ve shown me the Lego I just stepped on. So now I’m freezing and my foot hurts too. I Continue Article

How the iPhone 7 Can Improve DIY Real Estate Video and Photography

  Apple released the first iPhone eight years ago. Now it’s 2016 and we’re up to iPhone 7. Much has changed since the first version of the phone but not much has changed since the previous. Basically, the new iPhone is shinier, available in black, and will no longer support your primitive headphone wires. These updates don’t really impact real estate—outside of the fact that you’ll Continue Article

3 Ways That ‘NO’ Can Help Brokers and Agents Attain Their Financial Goals

Your primary goal as a broker is to improve your bottom line. Your agent’s primary goal is to get commission. Neither of you have control over the external factors which may affect your ability to attain these goals, but you do have control over your own actions which countervail these factors. All of us, when confronted with things out of our control, have a choice to make: be passive Continue Article

What’s the Difference Between an Amateur and a Professional Real Estate Agent?

Professionalism is not a status. It’s not a title. It’s not a business card. Professionalism is an ethos, an action, a way of life. You define your professionalism. The economy, the market, the weather—these are things you can’t control. The only thing that you have complete control of is yourself. Every day you define your professionalism. It’s in the way you wake up, get dressed. Continue Article

How to Write a Real Estate Blog

Why should I write a blog? I’d share some stats about how important it is to write a blog, but there’s simply too many to choose from. Check out this list for 45 reasons to blog. In a nut shell, blogging builds trust with your readers which in turn helps convert leads to deals. Can I pay someone to do it for me? You can pay someone to write your blog, absolutely. Someone with SEO knowledge, Continue Article

3 New Video Technologies that Can Transform Your Real Estate Listings

Video is always evolving. It’s an exciting time in the industry, though I’m sure the daily barrage of camera updates is just added noise in the real estate soundscape. There have, however, been a few notable advancements in video technology that you should pay attention to. These are advancements that can yield immediate and long-term results for the proactive, digitally-inclined brokerage. Let’s Continue Article

Real Business is Personal and Authenticity Lasts a Lifetime

I filmed at a business innovation conference a few years ago. The conference was run by MBA students from a prestigious Canadian university and attended by prominent business people from all over North America. I was paid by the MBA students to film the conference. That included all the keynotes, some of the breakout sessions, and all of the fancy snack and alcohol consumption. I was a one-man crew, Continue Article

4 Business Tips to Learn from Game of Thrones Season 6

I love HBO’s Game of Thrones. I also love the novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire that the show is (loosely) based on. Here’s a quick list of relevant business tips we can learn from the recently completed season. Note: this blog contains spoilers. Read on only if you’re completely up to date with the series. 1. Your title does not make you a leader, your actions do Jon Snow leads the Continue Article

Proverbs For The Real Estate Professional

Proverbs are fun. The idea of a proverb is to use an oft-repeated phrase, frequently metaphorical, to provide advice or a life-lesson. For example, ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’ implies that words & ideas are more effective, persuasive than force. Proverbs are used around the world and can have their own culturally-specific meanings as well as universal implications. They can Continue Article