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The Pros and Cons of Trying to Time the Market

In many circles, when conversations about buying and selling homes arise, the concept of “timing the market” invariably emerges. Some people will swear by the practice, citing example after example of instances where buying low and selling high has worked … Read more

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home is one of the most significant financial transactions most people will ever be involved in. So it follows that choosing a real estate agent to help reach those goals is one of the most important … Read more

Get the Look — Avoid (or Fix) These Common Decorating Mistakes

You don’t have to be (or hire) an interior decorator to create a beautiful home that’s warm and inviting. Your own style, taste and imagination should dictate your decorating choices. But there are some common mistakes that can undermine the … Read more

Play it Safe — Security Tips for Real Estate Professionals

It might not be something you think about often, but keeping yourself safe, both in person and online, should be a priority for every real estate professional. It’s important to consider not only your physical safety, but also the security … Read more

Use Your Words — 5 Tips for Better Business Writing

It may not seem like it, but as a real estate professional, you spend a good chunk of time writing for your business every week. From texts, tweets and Facebook posts to letters, emails, listing descriptions and presentations, much of … Read more

Top 10 Reasons to Love Your Clients

Nearly every real estate professional we talk to tells us the same thing: they love their clients. And why not? Helping people buy or sell homes and invest in their future is one of the most rewarding careers there is. … Read more

Master These DIY Home Repairs

Among the many responsibilities of owning a home is basic upkeep and maintenance. When caught and taken care of in the early stages, many home repairs are fairly easy fixes. You’ll save yourself plenty of time, money and hassle if … Read more

7 Unexpected Things that Affect Home Values

Preparing your home to go on the market is a major undertaking. But despite your good efforts and best intentions, there are things that could be decreasing your home’s value that are all too easy to overlook. Use this rundown … Read more

The Right Match — How to Choose a Brokerage

As a real estate agent, one of the most important decisions you can make is choosing the brokerage where you will hang your license. It’s a decision that will play a major role in your success as an agent. And … Read more

Create the Perfect Home Workout Space

If you are among the millions of people who vow to be more active and improve their health in the New Year, you’ve probably considered setting up a home gym or workout room. But perhaps you’ve been discouraged at the … Read more

Top 10 Things to Throw Away Today

An easy way to get a jump-start on organizing your home is to take a few minutes to get rid of things you never use that are taking up valuable space. Here’s a list of things you can throw away … Read more

8 Habits of Successful Real Estate Agents

Perhaps you are just getting your start in the real estate business. Or, maybe you’ve been an agent for a while but you’re not experiencing the success you envisioned. And even if you are enjoying great success, there’s always room … Read more

Fresh Start — Winter Home Staging

Listing a home for sale during the winter months comes with its own unique set of challenges, not the least of which is how to stage a home for the season once the holidays have past. It’s easy to … Read more

Clear the Clutter — Easy Home Organization Tips

Now that the holiday hustle and bustle has passed, it’s the perfect time for a fresh start. Wouldn’t you love to have a neat, clean and organized home in 2017? One in which you can always find what you need, … Read more

Get Smart About Goal-Setting

As the year quickly comes to a close, it’s time to start thinking about what you’d like to accomplish in 2017. Setting goals to reach both professional and personal milestones will help you formulate your strategy, stay motivated and achieve … Read more

Strategies for Everyday Lead Generation

Generating new leads that will eventually become clients is one of the most important things real estate agents can do to succeed. But lead generation often ends up taking a back seat to the million other things agents are responsible … Read more

Top 10 Ways to Give Back for the Holidays

Giving back to the communities you serve as a REALTOR® is important throughout the year, and even more so during the holidays. Clients and potential clients take note of your charitable and service activities and like to contribute and get … Read more

Want to Buy a Home? Get Your Credit Ready.

If you are thinking of purchasing a home in the coming year, there are several things you should do before you ever step foot into a potential house. One of them is to review and improve your credit to help … Read more

Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

‘Tis the season to open your home to out-of-town guests. Whether they are just passing through for the night or plan to stay several days, you’ll want to treat your guests like the VIPs they are. Here’s how to make … Read more

7 Essential Winter Home Prep Projects

With winter on the horizon, now is the time to prepare your home for this unpredictable season. Properly preparing your home for winter will help keep you and your family comfortable, reduce heating costs and prevent structural issues that could … Read more