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US Home Price Gains Slowed Last Quarter as Inventory Expanded

(MCT)—The national housing slowdown deepened in the second quarter as home prices posted their smallest gain in two years, according to a new report. ...


Budgeting Basics for Homeowners

A new home often means making significant adjustments to how you spend your money. Expenses such as mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, utilities, and maintenance add up quickly and can easily throw your best financial intentions out of whack. Creating and following ...


Own a Niche to Get Rich

If you haven’t already heard the above phrase, now is a good time to burn it into your brain. As a successful real estate broker who made the transition from the broker side of the business to the affiliate side, I have ...


Negotiate Like You Mean It for Win-Win Results

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3 Character Keys to Real Estate Success

The most successful real estate professionals are success-oriented, self-starters with a true entrepreneurial spirit. They also share the following three key characteristics: ...


How to Win with Online Leads

More than 90 percent of consumers rely on the Internet as a primary source of information for real estate. Typically, consumers request more information through a website and it becomes an online lead. There are ...


3 Cybersecurity Tips That Can Pay Off for Your Business

Cybersecurity should be one of your business' highest priorities, yet many employers think that just changing your password regularly is sufficient. ...


Attack of the Killer Office Chairs

(MCT)—I’m sitting down while writing this column. That's a pretty daring move on my part. ...


4 Video Marketing Tactics to Attract Local Business

While video marketing is not necessarily new to the real estate industry, the demand for it has certainly increased by leaps and bounds in the last few years. Since 90 percent of consumers watch online video (Invodo), this visual ...


5 Networking Tips to Increase Your Sphere of Influence

In the real estate industry, networking is one of the most important facets of the job. A savvy real estate professional will use each and every opportunity to meet new people and connect with them to make future business ...


Taking LinkedIn Seriously

With LinkedIn being the go-to spot for professionals, real estate agents now have a whole new territory at their disposal. If business is conducted online, and companies are scouting potential employees through LinkedIn connections, it makes sense for agents to bolster their ...


Six Steps to Improve Your Real Estate Website for Mobile Visitors

According to a Google study, 79 percent of mobile users will visit another site for the information they need if they find a site difficult to use. How are you engaging with potential customers via mobile? Use the six tips below to ...


5 Bad Ideas for Real Estate Websites

How effective is your real estate website? Check out the following infographic, which runs down 5 don'ts for real estate sites.


4 Mobile Strategies to Boost Your Local Presence

Ninety-four percent of smartphone owners search for local information on their phone (Vocus). You can bet that it’s a good idea for real estate professionals to establish a strong mobile presence to prevent being passed over. The question is how to get started and what are the best practices for ...


Rookie Real Estate Agents Can Benefit from Errors & Omissions Insurance

With the housing market on the rebound, people may be attracted to a career as a real estate agent. Rookie agents can be prone to mistakes, which is why E&O insurance is important for these professionals. The following are some of the most common errors made by inexperienced agents: ...


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