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Drones Continue Making Aerial Shots Attainable and Sustainable

In the past, when a real estate firm wanted aerial shots of a home, it required hiring a helicopter service. This obviously meant shots from above were reserved for only the swankiest of swanksters. But since the FAA granted the use ...


Expanding Your Brokerage Specialties and Business Opportunities in the New Year

Most everyone has a personal new year’s resolution, but do you have a resolution for ...


Further Easing of Mortgage Credit Standards on the Horizon, According to Lenders

Mortgage lenders continue to report that they have eased and expect to continue easing their credit standards, according to Fannie Mae's fourth quarter 2015 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey™. Conducted in November, the survey results show that more lenders reported ...


2015 Business Trends You Should Adopt to Ensure a Successful 2016

This has been a crazy year full of excitement, change, and opportunity for the real estate industry. The new year promises to provide more of the same; I want to dedicate some time to this year’s highlights (in no particular ...


Understanding the Tax Advantages of Real Estate IRAs

Jason Craig, President, The Entrust Group, recently sat down with RISMedia for a Q&A to shed some light on the tax advantages of Real Estate IRAs. ...


Hide and Go Seek— Where to Find Your Next Agents

One of the biggest challenges real estate brokers, owners and managers face today is the process of recruiting great producers. When successful, recruiting infuses a business with energy and growth, but all too often it can feel like a long and frustrating practice ...


Your Client Is Worth More Than You Think. And I Can Prove It.

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New Student Loan Repayment Option Could Positively Impact Housing Market

Student loan debt and its relationship to the successful recovery of the housing market has long been a hot topic in the real estate community. For millennials—the next generation of homebuyers—confusion over money is majorly effecting their natural financial trajectory, ...


Spotlight: Comprehensive Data—The Key to a Competitive Advantage

In a fast-paced industry like real estate, staying ahead of the competition is just as important as staying informed and on top of your market. Christian Zarif, a REALTOR® with Better Homes and Gardens Kansas City Homes, understands this, and has armed herself ...


Start Strong in 2016 with Five Must-Do Tasks

Planning ahead along with strong organizational skills play a big part in achieving your goals. As Mark Twain said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, ...


Plan Now for Success in 2016

While the holiday season is the perfect time to rest and take a break, it’s also the ideal time to plan for next year.  After all, success doesn’t just happen; it takes careful planning and a commitment to productive ...


Pinterest: The Perfect Place to Promote Your Business

If you’re not marketing your real estate business to women, you could be missing a huge opportunity. Pinterest users are 72 percent female, making it the ideal social platform on which to connect with the leading influencers of home purchases. These tips can ...


Desire to Buy Strong despite Affordability, Economic Concerns

Although only half of surveyed households believe the economy is currently improving, nearly all young renters eventually want to buy a home, and a convincing majority still view homeownership as part of their American Dream, according to a new quarterly consumer survey released ...


Housing Starts Jump to Highest Level Since 2008

Housing starts in November rose 10.5 percent, with an annual rate of 1.173 million units (SAAR), according to the recently released Census Bureau report. Single-family starts were up 7.6 percent to 768,000, their highest level since January 2008. ...


Urgent Alert: Sophisticated Email Scams Targeting the Real Estate Industry

Criminals are hacking into the email accounts of real estate agents or other persons involved in a real estate transaction and using information gained from the hack to dupe a party into a fraudulent wire transfer. The hackers often send ...


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