How to plan for a major home renovation

In the real estate industry, there are trends, fads and fashions that can take hold, shaping how and why homeowners make important decisions about their properties. In few places is this more relevant than when remodeling, as a wrong turn - or the right move - can be the difference in the sale of the house.
In the real estate industry, there are trends, fads and fashions that can take hold, shaping how and why homeowners make important decisions about their properties. In few places is this more relevant than when remodeling, as a wrong turn - or the right move - can be the difference in the sale of the house. [More]


Affordable conditions help drive up home sales

Since the Great Recession, real estate professionals have had to cope with a variety of difficult housing market conditions, from a lack of homes for sale to fewer buyers and higher prices. This has made it tougher to buy and sell real estate at times, but recent changes are showing that a brighter future is on the horizon.
Since the Great Recession, real estate professionals have had to cope with a variety of difficult housing market conditions, from a lack of homes for sale to fewer buyers and higher prices. This has made it tougher to buy and sell real estate at times, but recent changes are showing that a brighter future is on the horizon. [More]


How home staging can help clients sell

There is a lot a quality real estate agent can do to help get a home sold, from posting on social media to talking to people on the street or holding an open house. But, no matter how effective the marketing is, the number of potential buyers may still be low if the home isn't staged properly.
There is a lot a quality real estate agent can do to help get a home sold, from posting on social media to talking to people on the street or holding an open house. But, no matter how effective the marketing is, the number of potential buyers may still be low if the home isn't staged properly. [More]


How to stay organized on the job

Life in the real estate industry can be hectic at times, with a high number of clients, tasks and duties on a daily basis. For professionals, all of this work can get in the way of organization, hampering productivity and effectiveness. If this is the case, now might be the perfect time to figure out how to rectify that situation.
Life in the real estate industry can be hectic at times, with a high number of clients, tasks and duties on a daily basis. For professionals, all of this work can get in the way of organization, hampering productivity and effectiveness. If this is the case, now might be the perfect time to figure out how to rectify that situation. [More]


Why first impressions make a difference in real estate

One of the driving forces behind the real estate industry is the first impression. This includes when a potential client meets their agent for the first time, and it includes when they go see a listing. If either of these moments miss the mark, the client could turn around and walk away.
One of the driving forces behind the real estate industry is the first impression. This includes when a potential client meets their agent for the first time, and it includes when they go see a listing. If either of these moments miss the mark, the client could turn around and walk away. [More]


As housing market improves, professionals can find ways to succeed

The last few years have been tough on the housing market, with conditions coming out of the Great Recession less than ideal, and professionals tasked with finding ways to navigate these completed waters and still find success. But, things have changed, and now, the market is poised for growth and improved conditions.
The last few years have been tough on the housing market, with conditions coming out of the Great Recession less than ideal, and professionals tasked with finding ways to navigate these completed waters and still find success. But, things have changed, and now, the market is poised for growth and improved conditions. [More]


Existing-home sales, mortgage activity climb in late August

Recent memory has shown that the U.S. housing market is full of its share of ups and downs, as residential financing rates, home sales and many other conditions are constantly in a state of fluctuation.
Recent memory has shown that the U.S. housing market is full of its share of ups and downs, as residential financing rates, home sales and many other conditions are constantly in a state of fluctuation. [More]


How to balance multitasking with productivity

The daily life of a real estate agent is extremely busy. Most of the time, there is a client who needs help, a home that must be looked at and paperwork that won't take care of itself. This only scratches the surface, and novice professionals may sometimes feel overwhelmed getting a foothold in the business.
The daily life of a real estate agent is extremely busy. Most of the time, there is a client who needs help, a home that must be looked at and paperwork that won't take care of itself. This only scratches the surface, and novice professionals may sometimes feel overwhelmed getting a foothold in the business. [More]


How a video can get that home sold

When it comes to selling real estate, there are a number of strategies employed by real estate agents. They can rely on the open house, social media or word of mouth, just to name a few. While these are some of the popular options, not all professionals are taking advantage of another key method: the video.
When it comes to selling real estate, there are a number of strategies employed by real estate agents. They can rely on the open house, social media or word of mouth, just to name a few. While these are some of the popular options, not all professionals are taking advantage of another key method: the video. [More]


Affordable mortgages help drive demand for real estate

The past several years have been tough on the U.S. housing market, with fluctuating conditions putting pressure on real estate professionals to help clients find their perfect homes, all while a favorable climate was scarce.
The past several years have been tough on the U.S. housing market, with fluctuating conditions putting pressure on real estate professionals to help clients find their perfect homes, all while a favorable climate was scarce. [More]