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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

Boost Curb Appeal for Under $100

You know that one house on the block that always catches your eye as you drive by? It just has that certain something that always makes you look twice and think “what a cool house!” That something is called curb … Read more

Transform a Home Into a Summer Oasis

Whether you’re preparing a home for listing during the summer months, or just want your own living space to feel cool, comfortable and seasonally appropriate, there are several things you can do to make that happen. Of course, you can’t … Read more

Applying for a Mortgage? Don’t Make These Mistakes.

Pair of hands protecting a house made out of currencyApplying for a mortgage is exciting, because it’s the first step toward becoming a homeowner. But the process can also feel invasive, intimidating, and a little overwhelming. After all, it’s not every day that someone you don’t really know takes … Read more

Made for Each Other: How to Define the Perfect Client

Imagine your schedule filled with only the clients you absolutely love working with. Many REALTORS® spend a good portion of their careers wishing to work with the ‘perfect’ clients, but never really finding them. They often think choosing to work … Read more

Bridging the Gap — Working Across Generations

Millennials. Gen X’ers. Baby Boomers. You might not realize it, but there’s a good chance you will have clients from every one of these generations at at some point in your career (if you haven’t already). Today’s home buyers and … Read more

It’s the Little Things — Tips for Moving with Kids & Pets

Let’s face it, buying or selling a home and moving across the country or even across town is one of the most stressful life events we experience. Throw in a few kids and a pet or two, and you’ve exponentially … Read more

Productivity Boosters — Get More Done Every Day

Maybe you’re just starting out in the real estate industry or your career is already established, but you’ve hit a plateau. Whatever the case may be, it’s always good to step back and re-evaluate your business practices and find ways … Read more

Get to Know These Real Estate Professionals

If it’s your first time buying a home, or even if you’re experienced but haven’t bought or sold in a while, you might not be familiar with (or remember) all the people who are involved in a real estate transaction. … Read more

Top 10 Creative Closing Gifts

Wrapping up a transaction with a closing gift is a wonderful way to celebrate the milestone that you and your clients have achieved together. But rather than giving every client the same closing gift, why not choose something that suits … Read more

Host an Open House that Gets Results

It’s become popular in real estate circles to say that open houses don’t work, or are a waste of time, or that buyers aren’t interested in them because they can find out everything they want to know about a property … Read more

How to Stage a Home Like a Pro

A beautifully staged home does more than just look good. It can actually help potential buyers bond with a home and imagine themselves living in it. Savvy sellers understand the power of staging a home for sale, but may not … Read more

Make Motivation a Daily Habit

Any high-achieving agent will tell you that staying motivated plays a key role in their success. But motivation is a tricky thing. Some days, your feet hit the floor and you feel ready to take on the world. While other … Read more

Top 10 Reasons to Use a REALTOR®

With so many online real estate resources available today, it’s tempting to think you can buy or sell a home without the help of a professional. But there are lots of great reasons you should use a real estate agent. … Read more

Learn to Manage Clients’ Stress

Real estate professionals are responsible for guiding clients through some of the most significant transactions of their lives. And because these transactions involve making huge life changes, coupled with major financial decisions, they’re going to be inherently stressful. But that … Read more

Easy Ways to Save for a Down Payment

Saving for a down payment is one of the most exciting, important financial moves you’ll ever make. It can also be scary and intimidating to imagine how you’re going to be able to save the recommended 20% down. But never … Read more