Student loan debt remains impediment to housing market recovery

One of the biggest driving forces behind strong housing market growth is the first-time buyer segment. This group often includes young adults and individuals fresh out of college, looking to buy real estate and pay off student loan debt at the same time.
One of the biggest driving forces behind strong housing market growth is the first-time buyer segment. This group often includes young adults and individuals fresh out of college, looking to buy real estate and pay off student loan debt at the same time. [More]


How video is the perfect tool for real estate agents

When it comes to marketing strategies, few trends are as useful - and popular - as video. This is especially true in the real estate industry, where enterprising agents are increasingly taking advantage of this medium to reach out to clients and show off their expertise in their field.
When it comes to marketing strategies, few trends are as useful - and popular - as video. This is especially true in the real estate industry, where enterprising agents are increasingly taking advantage of this medium to reach out to clients and show off their expertise in their field. [More]


How to build real estate partnerships

While it may seem like it on the surface, the life of a real estate agent isn't a solitary one. In fact, it is quite the contrary - the best professionals in the business have a team in place that covers all aspects of this industry.
While it may seem like it on the surface, the life of a real estate agent isn't a solitary one. In fact, it is quite the contrary - the best professionals in the business have a team in place that covers all aspects of this industry. [More]


What clients should know about the current housing market

Some clients may be worried about the current up-and-down nature of the U.S. housing market. Looking at the recent conditions, it is easy to see why they might not want to dive right in to homeownership just yet - however, there are a few things they should know about this sector, and that could inspire them to buy or sell.
Some clients may be worried about the current up-and-down nature of the U.S. housing market. Looking at the recent conditions, it is easy to see why they might not want to dive right in to homeownership just yet - however, there are a few things they should know about this sector, and that could inspire them to buy or sell. [More]


NAR: Existing-home sales struggle to maintain strength

Contrary to the past few months, the pace of existing-home sales has begun to slow - fewer homebuyers are flooding the market, with the decline lead by waning investor activity across the country.
Contrary to the past few months, the pace of existing-home sales has begun to slow - fewer homebuyers are flooding the market, with the decline lead by waning investor activity across the country. [More]


4 creative marketing tips that agents can use today

Some days, it can be challenging to find that next great client. For real estate agents, learning how to market themselves, their services and their expertise can prove tricky, but finding the perfect strategy is a must if they want to succeed in this industry.
Some days, it can be challenging to find that next great client. For real estate agents, learning how to market themselves, their services and their expertise can prove tricky, but finding the perfect strategy is a must if they want to succeed in this industry. [More]


How real estate agents can stay connected to past clients

Once the deal is complete and your client has moved into - or out of - their home, you may think that your relationship with him or her is over. However, some of the best professionals stay in touch long after the initial transaction is finished, as this is when agents can provide significant value to past clients.
Once the deal is complete and your client has moved into - or out of - their home, you may think that your relationship with him or her is over. However, some of the best professionals stay in touch long after the initial transaction is finished, as this is when agents can provide significant value to past clients. [More]


4 intelligent ways to turn Twitter into a real estate workhorse

A major part of the real estate industry is developing a strong identity on social media. All professionals, especially agents, can use these sites to create their brand, attract new clients and provide value for followers.
A major part of the real estate industry is developing a strong identity on social media. All professionals, especially agents, can use these sites to create their brand, attract new clients and provide value for followers. [More]


Housing recovery stumbles, but remains strong on yearly basis

This year has been a good one for the U.S. housing market, as conditions have steadily improved and more homebuyers and sellers are flooding the market. However, trends over the past several weeks have been less than ideal, even with the year-over-year-gains - but there appears to be no reason to worry just yet.
This year has been a good one for the U.S. housing market, as conditions have steadily improved and more homebuyers and sellers are flooding the market. However, trends over the past several weeks have been less than ideal, even with the year-over-year-gains - but there appears to be no reason to worry just yet. [More]


How to ensure your clients leave happy

Your clients are one of the most important aspects of your business. Without them, you wouldn't have much in the way of a career - homebuyers and sellers drive the housing market forward. While you know the importance of a happy, satisfied client, you might have had some problems along the way ensuring that each person finishes the transaction in a good place.
Your clients are one of the most important aspects of your business. Without them, you wouldn't have much in the way of a career - homebuyers and sellers drive the housing market forward. While you know the importance of a happy, satisfied client, you might have had some problems along the way ensuring that each person finishes the transaction in a good place. [More]