Building a niche can be the right choice

The real estate industry is unique in the sense that professionals can inject a lot of their personality into their businesses. When working with clients, it can help to connect on a closer level than in some other industries, and centering on this aspect can drastically boost sales.
The real estate industry is unique in the sense that professionals can inject a lot of their personality into their businesses. When working with clients, it can help to connect on a closer level than in some other industries, and centering on this aspect can drastically boost sales. [More]


Housing starts, mortgage applications decrease in May

The first half of this year has been one full of ups and downs, especially regarding the U.S. housing market. Today's homebuyers and sellers can expect a wide range of conditions from one coast to the other, and the real estate agents tasked with helping them have to keep a close eye on the sector.
The first half of this year has been one full of ups and downs, especially regarding the U.S. housing market. Today's homebuyers and sellers can expect a wide range of conditions from one coast to the other, and the real estate agents tasked with helping them have to keep a close eye on the sector. [More]


How to help clients correctly price their homes

Pricing a client's home is trickier than it may seem. This number can set the tone for the entire duration of the listing, and without the proper figure to send out to interested parties, activity around the property may wane and the sale could take a long time to get off the ground. So, real estate agents should make sure that the home's price is exactly what it needs to move fast. [More]


How to promote a real estate video online

The world of real estate marketing can be complicated at times. Professionals have their pick of a number of different strategies to get noticed, from the newsletter to social media. One of the most useful methods in today's fast-paced, Internet-driven society is the real estate video, however, and the trick to getting the most out of this type of media is to take advantage of online resources. [More]


3 tips to become a great real estate agent

A real estate agent's first time helping a client with a property can be a scary moment. That next question could be one without a solid answer, and a lack of understanding or knowledge about the listing may cause the entire deal to sink before it ever gets off the ground. In order to become the best possible real estate agent, here are three tips so any novice professional can have fantastic client relationships. [More]


Low inventory could cause problems for housing market

Over the past several years, the housing market has been up and down - and these constant fluctuations have constricted homebuying and selling activity. As a result, real estate agents are left trying to please clients in a difficult time, all while staying up-to-date with recent trends and shifts within the segment.
Over the past several years, the housing market has been up and down - and these constant fluctuations have constricted homebuying and selling activity. As a result, real estate agents are left trying to please clients in a difficult time, all while staying up-to-date with recent trends and shifts within the segment. [More]


While foreclosures are down, home flipping remains profitable

Across the country, real estate investors often turn to foreclosed houses and similar distressed properties as an avenue to find affordable deals. For some, it may seem that turning a profit may be harder as this type of home starts to dry up, but according to an industry report, home flipping is still a smart decision in parts of the country.
Across the country, real estate investors often turn to foreclosed houses and similar distressed properties as an avenue to find affordable deals. For some, it may seem that turning a profit may be harder as this type of home starts to dry up, but according to an industry report, home flipping is still a smart decision in parts of the country. [More]


How to succeed as a budding real estate agent

Becoming an established professional is challenging, no matter the industry. For real estate agents, this goal can be even trickier, thanks to the tough housing market, fluctuating conditions and the varied demands of clients. Thankfully, there are several solutions to grow and prosper as a young agent.
Becoming an established professional is challenging, no matter the industry. For real estate agents, this goal can be even trickier, thanks to the tough housing market, fluctuating conditions and the varied demands of clients. Thankfully, there are several solutions to grow and prosper as a young agent. [More]


New developments could impact real estate appraisers

The home appraisal is one of the most important parts of the buying and selling process. Recently, the Appraisal Institute announced that a new certification organization has been formed for real estate appraisers, and that could help many experts become better and have access to a wider range of information related to the profession.
The home appraisal is one of the most important parts of the buying and selling process. Recently, the Appraisal Institute announced that a new certification organization has been formed for real estate appraisers, and that could help many experts become better and have access to a wider range of information related to the profession. [More]


3 tips to become a better real estate investor

For seasoned professionals, investing in real estate is second nature. For those who are just starting out, this business can be confusing and intimidating. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways budding investors can get started in the industry, and a little bit of know-how and some helpful tips can make it much easier.
For seasoned professionals, investing in real estate is second nature. For those who are just starting out, this business can be confusing and intimidating. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways budding investors can get started in the industry, and a little bit of know-how and some helpful tips can make it much easier. [More]