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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

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