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Top 10 Reasons to be Thankful You’re a REALTOR®

We talk to real estate professionals from coast-to-coast — and even internationally— and while each one is unique, there are certain things we hear over and over. This month, we thought we’d share some of the many reasons to be … Read more

7 Tips to Sell Winter Listings

You’ve probably heard that the winter months are a terrible time of year to sell a home. Early in the season, people are focused on the holidays and out-of-town visitors. Later in the season the weather is dreary and properties, … Read more

Dollars & Sense — Maintaining a Budget on Commission

Most real estate agents agree, one of their favorite aspects of being a REALTOR® is not having a ceiling on their income potential. However, because real estate is not a 9-to-5 job with a predictable paycheck every two weeks, many … Read more

Get Your Move On — Money-saving moving tips

As exciting as it is to move into a new home, the process of moving out of the old one can be costly and time-consuming. And waiting until the last minute and being unprepared will only make things worse. With … Read more

Top 10 Haunted House Movies

Whether they’re actually haunted or not, there’s a good chance you’ve run into some listings that are just downright scary. In the spirt of Halloween, here’s our rundown of the Top 10 Haunted House Movies.

Poltergeist — For anyone who … Read more

Warm Up — How to Stage a Home for Fall

As the days get shorter, the air gets cooler, and the leaves start crunching underfoot, there’s no mistaking it — fall has arrived! That means it’s time to get back to creating cozy, inviting spaces when staging your listings — … Read more

How to Write Listings that Sell

As the saying goes, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words.’ But when you’re trying to sell a home, you need more than just beautiful pictures to tell the story — a well-written listing description is important, too. With most … Read more

Don’t Believe this Bad Mortgage Advice

When friends, family and co-workers find out you’re thinking about or are already in the process of purchasing a home, there’s a good chance you’ll run across at least one mortgage “expert” offering unsolicited advice. Of course they mean well, … Read more

Sitting Pretty — How to Furnish a Home on a Budget

Furnishing a new home is fun and exciting. Unfortunately, it can also be really expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of things you can do to lessen the cost of creating a comfortable, beautiful home that … Read more

Refresh Your Real Estate Etiquette

There was a time when the rules of etiquette governed everyday interactions, and breaking those rules was ground for (mild) scandal. Fortunately, social norms have relaxed over the years, and most of us operate much less formally than in times … Read more

Fact or Fiction? Help Clients Overcome These Real Estate Myths

As a real estate professional, one of the most important things you can do is help your clients understand the process of buying or selling a home. What makes your job more challenging are the persistent myths about real estate … Read more

Live in Color — How to Pick the Perfect Paint

One of the most exciting things you get to do when moving into a new home or updating your current living space is choosing how you’re going to paint it. Paint is a powerful, yet affordable, way to transform anything … Read more

Should you rent or buy? Ask yourself these 5 questions.

Any milestone life event, such as getting married or divorced, having a baby, relocating for a new job, or sending adult children out into the world, can put you in the position of having to choose whether to rent or … Read more

Do You Delegate? It’s the Best Way to Buy Back Time

Many real estate agents love the idea of having an assistant, but once they hire someone, they’re not quite sure how to proceed. If you’ve been doing everything on your own up to this point, handing over control of even … Read more

Top 10 Ways to Keep in Touch with Clients

We all know REALTORS® whose client base consists of 100% repeat and referral business. It’s an amazing achievement, and a goal many other real estate professionals aspire to reach. But how do they get there? Are they just lucky? Or … Read more

Small Space Living — 7 Ways to Make it Great

The Tiny House Movement is one of the fastest-growing housing trends in recent memory. Tiny houses are fully functional mobile living spaces that measure from 100-400 square feet. Obviously, fitting all of life’s necessities in such a tiny space poses … Read more

Are You Ready to Build a Team? Ask Yourself 5 Questions.

There comes a point in every real estate agent’s career when they realize they could greatly grow their business by forming a team. For some, this realization comes and goes without much thought; they are committed to being solo agents … Read more

Bank on It — Home Improvements that Add Value

There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when home improvement projects take center stage. Whether you’re preparing to put your home on the market, or simply want to spruce it up and make some upgrades for your own enjoyment, … Read more

Top 10 Green Home Features

Whether building a new house from the ground up or remodeling an existing home, adding green features just makes good sense. Not only are they often more energy efficient and money-saving, they help preserve and protect natural resources and can … Read more

Make Your Mark: 5 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Stand Out

If it seems like everyone you meet knows someone who is “in real estate,” there’s a good reason for that. There are approximately 2.5 million licensed real estate agents in the United States. But, only about 20 percent of those … Read more