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13 Tips For Explaining Real Estate Commissions To A Client

Buyers and sellers are becoming more and more educated about real estate transactions, but they also don’t know what they […]

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Buying A House With Bad Credit

Some people are under the mistaken impression that you must have good (or even great) credit in order to buy […]

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5 Gorgeous Kitchen Trends That Won't Disappoint

Your kitchen is more than just the heart of your home. It’s become the hot-spot of most households as a […]

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Be Informed: What is Escrow?

The first time you heard the term, “escrow” you may have been thrown for a loop. While the word may […]

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Client Red Flags: How You Know The Seller Will Be A Nightmare

When your job is heavily tilted toward customer service, you know that you have to deal with all kinds of […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Selling A House With Tenants

It’s stressful being a landlord at the best of times, but when the time comes for you to sell your […]

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How to Find the Right Vacation Rental

Planning to stay in a hotel for your vacation is so ’90s. The emergence of the internet and websites like […]

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How To Find A Mentor As A Real Estate Agent

One thing that can make an enormous difference in your career success as an agent is whether or not you […]

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How To Manage Stress When Dealing With Home Financing

One excellent way to improve your financial profile is to buy a home of your own. But we won’t lie: […]

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How To Buy a Foreclosure

Many buyers are understandably nervous about buying a foreclosed home, also known as a distressed sale. There are horror stories […]

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Avoiding Burnout As A Real Estate Agent

Every industry contains a danger of job burnout. Although it’s not an actual medical disease, the Mayo Clinic defines burnout […]

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20 Qualities That Make A Good Real Estate Agent

Lots of people are attracted to a career in real estate — but is it the right future path for […]

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5 Essential Financial Steps to Take Before Investing in Real Estate

If you’ve been thinking about investing in real estate, getting your finances in order before you start searching for properties […]

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11 Components Of A Real Estate Business Plan

If you’ve never crafted your own real estate business plan before, doing it for the first time can feel especially […]

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Should you rent or buy commercial office space? The answer depends on these things

Your company is growing and it’s time to move into a bigger, or maybe even a different space to meet […]

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Lease vs Buy: Which is the Smarter Choice for commercial office space

Your company is growing and it’s time to move into a bigger, or maybe even a different space to meet […]

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Living Space

Since the real estate bubble burst, people all over the country have started doing more with fewer houses. Here are […]

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Does the brokerage matter when selling your house?

Anyone who’s bought or sold a house before is already aware that the right agent can make a big difference […]

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How To Move On A Budget

As anybody who has ever bought a house before knows, real estate is quite expensive! Many buyers, although elated that […]

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Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

If you’ve been a homeowner before, you know that just like your vehicle needs regular maintenance like oil changes to […]

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What Your Brokerage Can Do For You: Buyers

Every real estate brokerage is pretty much the same — right? Even though this seems like common knowledge among buyers, […]

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25 Home Decorating Trends That Haven't Aged Well

Style is as individual as human beings are, but we can generally agree that there are some style trends that […]

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How To Pick A Neighborhood

If you’ve always rented before, then you might not have put too much thought into which neighborhood you were planting […]

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9 Types Of Mortgage Loans To Consider

If you’ve never bought a home before, the sheer number of mortgage loan options can be overwhelming. What’s the difference […]

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19 Things To Consider When Buying A Vacation Home

Taking a vacation somewhere you love can make you wonder what it would be like to own a vacation home […]

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Setting Incentives For Buyers: 13 Options Sellers Should Consider

In most parts of the country, the strong seller’s market we’ve been experiencing for several years is softening — which […]

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Is Spring Truly The Best Time To Sell Your House?

Conventional wisdom states that the very best time of year to sell a home is in the springtime — but […]

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Everything Sellers Should Know About All-Cash Offers

Selling your house can be a very stressful experience for homeowners. It can be emotionally challenging to make repairs or […]

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Buying A House In Another State: A Guide

There are plenty of good reasons why you might want to buy a house in a different state from your […]

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11 Things To Do When Selling A Fixer-Upper

In most markets, it’s customary for sellers to work on their home until it’s in top condition before listing it […]

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Buying A Fixer-Upper: A Complete Guide

Lots of us enjoy whiling away an hour or three watching those shows on HGTV that involve an attractive couple […]

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Should You Sell Or Rent Your House? 10 Questions To Ask Yourself

When moving out of a primary residence, most homeowners make the obvious decision to sell their current property. But is […]

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18 Things Buyers Should Check During The Walk-Through

The final walk-through is an exciting time for buyers: The house is almost yours! It can be tempting to spend […]

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What's Happening In The Real Estate Market: March 2019 Edition

There’s one question that real estate agents get asked all the time: “How’s the market?” It’s a difficult question to […]

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19 Ideas To Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

Even though humans are a species that builds and maintains our own shelter (also known as “homes”), we can all […]

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24 Green Upgrade Ideas For Your House

Implementing some “green” upgrades in a home you own is almost always a great investment — first, because it can […]

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How Low Can You Go: Making An Offer

Paying less than the listing price for a house might seem like a pipe dream in some markets, but for […]

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23 Common Staging Mistakes that Sellers Make

Staging a home isn’t an exact science — it’s more of an art, one that covers several rooms and flows […]

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11 Home Improvements That Can Boost Your Property's Value

Upgrading or improving your home can be one of the most rewarding activities you could undertake — and that includes […]

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9 Tips For Assessing Your Home's Value

As a homeowner, it’s perfectly natural to wonder how much your house is currently worth (and, not so incidentally, how […]

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15 Must-Do's Before Downsizing

Between the tiny-house craze and bestselling books about minimizing your life, we’ve probably all thought about downsizing at one point […]

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Informed Buyer: 13 Market Considerations to Assess Before Buying

When you’re thinking about buying a house, it’s normal to question whether it’s really the best time to jump into […]

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Informed Seller: 11 Market Considerations To Assess Before Selling

“Is this a good time to sell my house?” That’s one question that real estate agents are used to fielding, […]

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Relocating: 19 Things To Research Before You Buy

Relocating to a new city is an exciting experience — you can seize the opportunity to live in a new […]

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Top 15 Reasons For Sale By Owners Listings Fail

In a seller’s market, it’s easy for a lot of sellers to reach the conclusion that they don’t actually need […]

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33 Tips For Winterizing Your Home

Winter is coming … so what does that mean for homeowners? There’s a lot of information out there about the […]

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