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Real Estate Pros: Know These 5 Issues Faced When Inheriting A House REAL ESTATE PROS: KNOW THESE 5 ISSUES FACED WHEN INHERITING A HOUSE

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Oct 11, 2018

The recent death of legendary singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin initially posed a quandary for her four surviving sons. Because she didn’t leave a will, her $80 million fortune including Franklin’s numerous real estate holdings likely will take longer to divide, and the process could bec...

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7 Habits Of Highly Successful Real Estate Agents 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Oct 10, 2018

We all learned the positive effect of good habits in our lives, thanks to Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits. In the life of a real estate agent, there are 7 habits of highly successful real estate agents that can take your career to the next level. You’re an active listener trying to actually und...

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Real Estate Advertising Trends You Should Be Aware of This Holiday Season REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING TRENDS YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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Oct 09, 2018

Paid advertising is never static, as a direct result of supply and demand. Your cost-per-lead will fluctuate depending on the number of homebuyers relative to the number of advertisers in the market. Seasonality also impacts search traffic! Luckily, there are some patterns you can follow. Here are a...

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10 Knock-Your-Socks-Off Real Estate Marketing Ideas 10 KNOCK-YOUR-SOCKS-OFF REAL ESTATE MARKETING IDEAS

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Oct 08, 2018

Rather than spend an hour writing a post, why not pull out your phone and record your message? Topic ideas: info about a new listing, tips for cleaning up credit or how to stage your home to sell. Talk to the locals about their favorite local authors and musicians. Then, hire them to do a book readi...

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4 Types of Content Real Estate Marketers Need to Be Using 4 TYPES OF CONTENT REAL ESTATE MARKETERS NEED TO BE USING

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Oct 02, 2018

As the real estate industry shifts, it’s time for marketers to shift with it. These four types of content are keys to marketing real estate in the digital age. The real estate world has seen seismic shifts over the past few decades. Yet, it has been slower to change than other industries, whic...

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7 Myths About Real Estate Leads We Can Finally Put to Rest 7 MYTHS ABOUT REAL ESTATE LEADS WE CAN FINALLY PUT TO REST

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Oct 01, 2018

Growing a successful real estate business means creatively and strategically generating leads. In addition to referrals, many real estate professionals turn to “online leads” to generate more business. This could be in-house digital marketing (through Google and Facebook Ads) or paying f...

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Buying a Home in a Gig Economy BUYING A HOME IN A GIG ECONOMY

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Sep 27, 2018

A gig economy refers to a workplace in which temporary or flexible jobs are the norm, such as freelance or contract work, as opposed to permanent, full-time jobs.  There is no fixed salary, so income may be irregular and sometimes it may not even be documented.  Future income is also unpre...

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QuantmRE: A New Way To Invest In Real Estate QUANTMRE: A NEW WAY TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE

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Sep 25, 2018

It’s true: everywhere you look, there are articles about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. QuantmRE hopes to disrupt real estate investment by using both of those technologies to their advantage. The company recently launched a solution for equity freedom. The QuantmRE Network provides...

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Using Messaging Platforms for Real Estate to Deliver Content USING MESSAGING PLATFORMS FOR REAL ESTATE TO DELIVER CONTENT

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Sep 25, 2018

The 4 biggest messaging platforms now have more users than the 4 biggest social media platforms. Here’s how marketers are leveraging messaging platforms for real estate to deliver content to target audiences. Gone are the days when social messaging platforms were just about chatting or making ...

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5 Reasons Agents Feel Real Estate’s One of the Best Careers 5 REASONS AGENTS FEEL REAL ESTATE’S ONE OF THE BEST CAREERS

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Sep 25, 2018

Real estate is one of the best careers for overall happiness, according to a recent survey of workers across the country. As a group, real estate agents are optimistic about their careers and the future of the industry. Many real estate agents get into the job because with real estate you can manage...

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Innovative Ways to Discover Emerging Trends in Real Estate INNOVATIVE WAYS TO DISCOVER EMERGING TRENDS IN REAL ESTATE

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Sep 24, 2018

Competent real estate agents know the current market trends. But outstanding agents recognize the emerging trends in real estate. Staying ahead of the curve makes an agent more valuable to clients. Some of the top industry earners detect patterns and potential market changes before they happen. Cons...

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How to Organize New Real Estate Listings and Connect with Potential Buyers HOW TO ORGANIZE NEW REAL ESTATE LISTINGS AND CONNECT WITH POTENTIAL BUYERS

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Sep 24, 2018

Businesses continue to strive to have a paperless office after a decade of implementing the latest technologies. Despite these advances, real estate continues to generate seemingly endless paperwork. The paper chase including listing paperwork, marketing materials for clients, contracts, inspections...

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4 Investment Property Strategies Any Beginner Can Master 4 INVESTMENT PROPERTY STRATEGIES ANY BEGINNER CAN MASTER

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Sep 22, 2018

As part of our contributor series, Daniela Andreevska, content marketing director at Mashvisor, talks about investment property strategies. Mashvisor provides a real estate analytics tool which helps real estate investors quickly find traditional and Airbnb investment properties. One of the best asp...

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4 Must Have Fall Real Estate Lead Generation Techniques 4 MUST HAVE FALL REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION TECHNIQUES

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Sep 20, 2018

While fall isn’t as slow a real estate season as winter, it does begin a significant slide around the end of October. This is when you may find yourself digging deep into your CRM for fall real estate lead generation that will keep you going over the winter. While contacting folks in your data...

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Six Qualities Found in the Best Real Estate Agents SIX QUALITIES FOUND IN THE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Sep 19, 2018

People from all walks of life take a course and pass the real estate agent state exam. But this is only the beginning. A successful career in real estate requires more than education, licensing, and a desk at an office. The leading real estate agents know the secrets to success. Discover the six qua...

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Five Unique Real Estate Marketing Ideas to Get Attention Instantly FIVE UNIQUE REAL ESTATE MARKETING IDEAS TO GET ATTENTION INSTANTLY

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Sep 19, 2018

Effective marketing means more than being louder and bolder than the competition – although sometimes that works. The goal is to have a unique voice that reaches people. A compelling message resonates with them by addressing a need, question, or desire. An effective marketing campaign transfor...

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Must-Know Social Media Strategies for Real Estate MUST-KNOW SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR REAL ESTATE

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Sep 18, 2018

Social media fits real estate marketing like a glove but only if it’s done right. These social media strategies for real estate will help you effectively tap into new sources of leads. Real estate is a people business. That’s why you should leverage a marketing tool that is also all abou...

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The Starbucks Effect – How Starbucks Stores Affect Home Values THE STARBUCKS EFFECT – HOW STARBUCKS STORES AFFECT HOME VALUES

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Sep 15, 2018

Having a Starbucks location nearby is great for coffee drinkers. However, did you know the benefit it has for homeowners? The Starbucks effect adds value to help homeowners maximize their real estate investment. While people can have differing opinions about Starbuck see all of the mania surrounding...

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16 Best FREE Real Estate Apps for 2018 16 BEST FREE REAL ESTATE APPS FOR 2018

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Sep 14, 2018

If you’re a new agent, or even an experienced agent looking to free up some cash for Zillow Premier Agent or Facebook ads, finding awesome free real estate software isn’t easy. Luckily, we have you covered. We put together this list of the best free real estate software and apps availabl...

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11 Real Estate Marketing Strategies 11 REAL ESTATE MARKETING STRATEGIES

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Sep 12, 2018

Let’s face it. Even your best real estate marketing ideas from a few years ago might be on shaky ground in 2018. Here are just a few of the crazy changes that will affect how you market your business in 2018. Facebook just announced a massive change to their news feed that pushes your content ...

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Real Estate Signage: How To Create Signs That Sell REAL ESTATE SIGNAGE: HOW TO CREATE SIGNS THAT SELL

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Sep 11, 2018

Real estate signs say more about you and your residential or commercial real business than they do about the properties they advertise. Let’s look at the best practices for creating unique and custom real estate signs that raise awareness about your brand and start a conversation with your pot...

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How You Can Create a Master Real Estate Agent Marketing Plan HOW YOU CAN CREATE A MASTER REAL ESTATE AGENT MARKETING PLAN

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Sep 10, 2018

A marketing plan gives real estate agents direction, motivation, and goals to achieve. The most successful agents create a written marketing plan at least once a year. An effective plan is clear, concise, and comprehensive. Learn how you can create a master real estate agent marketing plan to take y...

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The Best Markets to Buy a Rental Property in the U.S. in 2018 THE BEST MARKETS TO BUY A RENTAL PROPERTY IN THE U.S. IN 2018

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Sep 08, 2018

Regardless of the fact that this has become a cliché in the industry, no one in their right mind can reject the importance of location for the profitability of a rental property. This is because the place where your real estate property is located will determine so many things such as the pro...

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8 Tips for Cutting Your Losses in Real Estate 8 TIPS FOR CUTTING YOUR LOSSES IN REAL ESTATE

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Sep 06, 2018

Some investors who’ve put a few grand down on a deal (that all of a sudden makes no sense) have decided that because they don’t want to lose their earnest money, they’ll close on it anyway and try to figure out a way to salvage the deal. Sometimes the best financial strategy is jus...

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3 Steps to Sending Stunningly Effective Realtor Email Newsletters 3 STEPS TO SENDING STUNNINGLY EFFECTIVE REALTOR EMAIL NEWSLETTERS

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Sep 04, 2018

Realtors have a lot of ammunition for creating fantastic email newsletters, including detailed knowledge of your region, inside information about the local housing market that is valuable to buyers and sellers, and beautiful property imagery. Here are three ways to get the most out of the real estat...

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How Top Industry Earners Gauge the Current Real Estate Market HOW TOP INDUSTRY EARNERS GAUGE THE CURRENT REAL ESTATE MARKET

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Sep 03, 2018

Gauging the real estate market is more than collecting sales data and median prices. Property location, potential ROI, and other factors determine the state of the market now and where it could go shortly. Successful real estate agents know how to assess these figures to best help their clients. Dis...

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Best LinkedIn Marketing Strategies for Real Estate Marketing BEST LINKEDIN MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR REAL ESTATE MARKETING

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Sep 03, 2018

LinkedIn isn’t just restricted to entrepreneurs or C-level officials. A lot of real estate agents and realtors are taking full advantages of the platform and seeing results using it. If you’re not much used to LinkedIn marketing it’s time to take full advantages because it’s ...

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How Real Estate Agents Can Leverage LinkedIn for Networking HOW REAL ESTATE AGENTS CAN LEVERAGE LINKEDIN FOR NETWORKING

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Aug 31, 2018

When it comes to marketing and LinkedIn, the typical user will connect with people by adding them to their network and never interact with that person. To properly utilize LinkedIn, you need to consistently be active on the platform. When connecting with people through LinkedIn it’s important ...

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How Top Agents Use Video Emails to Convert Real Estate Leads HOW TOP AGENTS USE VIDEO EMAILS TO CONVERT REAL ESTATE LEADS

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Aug 30, 2018

The video is hot. And for good reason. It’s an easy way to put a face to your brand, humanize your marketing message and really connect with your prospects. Adding video to your emails can seriously boost your results too. According to BombBomb, the industry’s leading video platform, of ...

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Post to Post: The Correct Way To Generate Real Estate Leads on Facebook POST TO POST: THE CORRECT WAY TO GENERATE REAL ESTATE LEADS ON FACEBOOK

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Aug 30, 2018

A lot of agents create a post, then sit back with the expectation that leads will start pouring in, but you and I both know that’s not how it works. The correct way to use Facebook is by posting AND commenting.  In other words, creating relevant content and sharing it on Facebook, as well...

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Real Estate Tech Round Up: AI, Blockchain And New Apps REAL ESTATE TECH ROUND UP: AI, BLOCKCHAIN AND NEW APPS

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Aug 29, 2018

Commercial application of Artificial Intelligence. eVest Technology, a commercial real estate software that automates the capital raising process, announced the launch of a software built for real estate professionals by real estate professionals. The program offers unique algorithms that aggregate,...

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FOR BUYERS: 5 DOS AND DON’TS ON PROPERTY TOURS FOR BUYERS: 5 DOS AND DON’TS ON PROPERTY TOURS

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Aug 27, 2018

Property tours are fun! You get to imagine yourself living in new spaces and, perhaps, learn something new about your priorities and preferences. It’s also relatively easy to make mistakes while touring properties mistakes that could anger the seller, hurt your negotiating position, or worse. ...

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Real Estate Advertising Ideas: Using Video Calls to Action REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING IDEAS: USING VIDEO CALLS TO ACTION

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Aug 27, 2018

Effective real estate advertising ideas include professional photos and videos. Real estate is a visual industry. People want to see homes for sale and try to visualize themselves living in them. Discover how to use video calls to action to sell houses and help buyers find their dream home.

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How to Get Real Estate Listings That Inspire Envy in Your Competitors HOW TO GET REAL ESTATE LISTINGS THAT INSPIRE ENVY IN YOUR COMPETITORS

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Aug 27, 2018

Getting real estate listings is the bread and butter of being a real estate agent. Listing properties produces income and gives agents an opportunity to show their localized expertise. Learn how to get real estate listings that inspire envy in your competitors. During open houses, neighbors often dr...

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4 Must-Have Fall Real Estate Lead Generation Techniques 4 MUST-HAVE FALL REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION TECHNIQUES

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Aug 23, 2018

While fall isn’t as slow a real estate season as winter, it does begin a significant slide around the end of October. This is when you may find yourself digging deep into your CRM for fall real estate lead generation that will keep you going over the winter. While contacting folks in your data...

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4 Real Estate Tips for Instagram That You Haven 4 REAL ESTATE TIPS FOR INSTAGRAM THAT YOU HAVEN'T HEARD BEFORE

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Aug 22, 2018

Post this content. Post that content. Make it engaging. And so on. So many articles are focused on posting content. They forget that a big part of the social media platform is being social. If all you do is a post, you are treating your feed like a bulletin board. Treat it more like a networking eve...

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Five Real Estate Direct Marketing Strategies with Compelling Calls to Action FIVE REAL ESTATE DIRECT MARKETING STRATEGIES WITH COMPELLING CALLS TO ACTION

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Aug 21, 2018

In a competitive market, agents must stand out from the competition and explain what makes them the right choice. Unlike mass marketing sent to everyone, direct marketing reaches your target market and encourages them to take action. Discover five real estate direct marketing strategies with compell...

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How to Get More Eyes on Your Real Estate Listings HOW TO GET MORE EYES ON YOUR REAL ESTATE LISTINGS

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Aug 21, 2018

Sometimes you get lucky and you have the perfect lead-in mind for your brand new listing. It’s in the perfect neighborhood, matches their “must-haves,” and rests comfortably within their budget. Other times, you aren’t quite so lucky. Fortunately, that’s where your mark...

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5 Reasons You Want Organic MLS Integration for Your Real Estate Website 5 REASONS YOU WANT ORGANIC MLS INTEGRATION FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE WEBSITE

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Aug 20, 2018

When it comes to displaying listings on your website, you have plenty of options. There are pros and cons to all the IDX solutions out there, and what might be good for you, might not work for someone else depending on your business goals. Without a doubt, the strongest IDX solution out there right ...

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Hyper Local Real Estate Marketing: Time To Get On Board HYPER LOCAL REAL ESTATE MARKETING: TIME TO GET ON BOARD

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Aug 16, 2018

Hyperlocal real estate marketing is finally catching on with the big portal websites. Whether or not your brokerage is ready is no longer the question. The question now becomes, what can you do differently to provide a hyper-local real estate marketing experience that is different from everyone else...

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4 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT MARKETING IDEAS TO ATTRACT MORE CLIENTS 4 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT MARKETING IDEAS TO ATTRACT MORE CLIENTS

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Aug 15, 2018

Consumers are empowered and digitally-savvy, and now that the digital transformation has firmly taken hold, they know how to filter out the noise of online advertisements and find the data they need to make informed decisions. Even the traditional buyer’s funnel has changed. Purchasing decisio...

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5 Must-have CRM Integrations to Optimize your Real Estate Business 5 MUST-HAVE CRM INTEGRATIONS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Aug 14, 2018

Just a friendly reminder when it comes to CRM: Buyer beware of the “complete CRM.” Unfortunately, this is usually code for a company trying to create a beast-of-a-system from scratch. (And typically not succeeding.) Instead, you should look for a system that has CRM integrations with oth...

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Five Fun and Inspiring Real Estate Business Marketing Ideas FIVE FUN AND INSPIRING REAL ESTATE BUSINESS MARKETING IDEAS

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Aug 13, 2018

Most real estate agents follow a similar marketing pattern to sell homes. First, the property description and images appear on MLS. The agent places ads in local publications and adds the property listing to social media. Then an open house is held, and the agent follows up with brokers and clients ...

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Top 5 Ways to Use Alexa for Your Real Estate Business TOP 5 WAYS TO USE ALEXA FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Aug 13, 2018

There is a lot of buzz around voice assistants and what robots can do for businesses in 2018. What could it mean for real estate? How much can Alexa (Amazon Echo) really do? The tech is still very new. Will, it completely transform the way you run your business, or even eliminate the need for agents...

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7 Need-To-Know Nuggets About SEO And Real Estate 7 NEED-TO-KNOW NUGGETS ABOUT SEO AND REAL ESTATE

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Aug 11, 2018

Many real estate professionals use paid marketing to get leads.  After all, it’s an effective strategy to obtain quality leads. However, it has some downsides. To start, you’ll need to continuously spend on these leads and bid for keyword phrases using Internet search engine results...

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10 Essential Features of a Highly Effective Property Website 10 ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PROPERTY WEBSITE

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Aug 10, 2018

Just like any other business, commercial real estate companies need a strong online marketing strategy to showcase properties and stand out from the competition. Recent studies* have shown that almost 80% of tenants and investors will start their property search online. This means your property webs...

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4 Ways To Use LinkedIn for Realtor Marketing Success 4 WAYS TO USE LINKEDIN FOR REALTOR MARKETING SUCCESS

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Aug 10, 2018

As a publishing platform inhabited by professionals, business executives and job-seekers, LinkedIn offers an opportunity for Realtors to go beyond just posting listings toward marketing their overall value in their community. LinkedIn is primarily a professional-to-professional communication tool. S...

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How to Build an Effective Real Estate Community Page HOW TO BUILD AN EFFECTIVE REAL ESTATE COMMUNITY PAGE

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Aug 10, 2018

Succeeding in real estate requires a fine mix of skill, savvy, and knowledge. While the first two are best gained and developed over years of hard work in the business, knowledge is a crucial advantage that any real estate professional can flaunt and harness right from the start. A keen and comprehe...

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12 Tips On How Best To Use Instagram For Your Real Estate Marketing 12 TIPS ON HOW BEST TO USE INSTAGRAM FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE MARKETING

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Aug 10, 2018

When it comes to social media and real estate marketing, you need to be on as many platforms as possible.  Instagram has proven to be great for real estate agents.  With the millions of users and billions of likes per month, you are missing out on a huge opportunity if you are not marketin...

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Top 10 States for Highest Real Estate Agent Income TOP 10 STATES FOR HIGHEST REAL ESTATE AGENT INCOME

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Aug 08, 2018

The average real estate income an agent can expect to make annually is highly dependent on the market. Both the state you live in and the community you work in have an impact on the amount of money you can expect to earn from real estate. Do you live in a state with high reported income for real est...

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A Realtor A REALTOR'S GUIDE TO FACEBOOK ADVERTISING

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Aug 08, 2018

Advertising On Facebook Is A Great Option For Realtors - Here's A Quick Guide To Getting Started. Money can go a lot further with Facebook advertising, compared to search engines like Google - where Zillow and Realtor.com tend to dominate the paid advertisements - offering a better ROI in a tigh...

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7 Major Trends That Will Impact the Construction Industry 7 MAJOR TRENDS THAT WILL IMPACT THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Aug 08, 2018

The construction industry is always changing and evolving. Every year new trends appear within the industry, from technological advancements to a stronger focus on sustainability. If you run a construction company and you want to make sure you stay ahead of the game, it can be useful to be aware of ...

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How to Generate Real Estate Leads Online as a 2nd Career Agent HOW TO GENERATE REAL ESTATE LEADS ONLINE AS A 2ND CAREER AGENT

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Aug 07, 2018

It seems like all the lead generating advice for real estate agents out there is geared towards 20-30 somethings, full of youthful, tech-savvy energy. This is shockingly silly given that a vast percentage of successful real estate agents are actually 2nd career agents.

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How to Use Recent Real Estate Sales Data to Corner Your Target Market HOW TO USE RECENT REAL ESTATE SALES DATA TO CORNER YOUR TARGET MARKET

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Aug 06, 2018

Most real estate pros develop a niche and craft marketing campaigns to reach out to potential clients. Recent real estate sales data helps real estate agents select a viable niche. Updated data reveals what your target market wants so you can answer their questions and fulfill their needs. Learn how...

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The rise of AI in Construction Technology THE RISE OF AI IN CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

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Aug 01, 2018

It is no secret that Artificial intelligence and other technologies have disrupted the current business scape and changed the way business is conducted. The construction industry is no exception.  Use of newer technologies has helped optimize operations including risk management, subcontractor ...

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Cities Seek Partnerships for Affordable Housing Projects CITIES SEEK PARTNERSHIPS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS

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Jul 31, 2018

The lack of affordable housing has become a national problem. The Urban Institute reports that for every 100 low-income American households seeking affordable apartments, fewer than 30 units are available. And the National Apartment Association reports 4.6 million new units will be needed by 2030.&n...

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Build Real Estate Backlinks: What Every Real Estate Professional Needs To Know BUILD REAL ESTATE BACKLINKS: WHAT EVERY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL NEEDS TO KNOW

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Jul 30, 2018

In today’s world, one of the battlefronts to build real estate backlinks online lies in overall web presence. Real estate professionals should always be thinking about SEO on their website. It’s pretty simple really, the easier it is to find you online the more leads come through the doo...

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Four Ways to Use Email to Improve Your Real Estate Marketing FOUR WAYS TO USE EMAIL TO IMPROVE YOUR REAL ESTATE MARKETING

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Jul 28, 2018

Email Is A Great Format For Targeted And Successful Real Estate Marketing. Like with all inbound marketing efforts, sending appropriate and valuable information to a targeted audience will resonate with them and make an impact. Email is the perfect way to send specific and helpful information (with ...

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The Six Most Common Mistakes When Buying Residential Land Real Estate THE SIX MOST COMMON MISTAKES WHEN BUYING RESIDENTIAL LAND REAL ESTATE

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Jul 24, 2018

You’ve probably heard home buying horror stories before. Everyone knows someone that got stuck in a mortgage they couldn’t afford or find out too late that their dream house was crawling in termites. Residential land buying mistakes are very different from home buying ones, but both have...

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Purchasing Investment Properties at a Real Estate Auction PURCHASING INVESTMENT PROPERTIES AT A REAL ESTATE AUCTION

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Jul 23, 2018

Homes sold at auction are often foreclosures. The lender wants to make a quick sale and get a portion or most of their investment back. Depending upon the equity in the home, this means you can sometimes find good deals through these auctions. Take the time to reach out to your local banks and let t...

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Carving Out Your Real Estate Niche Neighborhood CARVING OUT YOUR REAL ESTATE NICHE NEIGHBORHOOD

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Jul 20, 2018

Whether you’re a brokerage targeting one real estate niche, multiple neighborhoods or an agent trying to stay on top of one or two neighborhoods, we’ve got strategic advice on how to separate yourself or firm online.  Not all neighborhoods are in the MLS. So, if you want to dominate...

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Real Estate Career 6 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN STARTING A REAL ESTATE CAREER

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Jul 20, 2018

Before you can even sell a house, you have to sell yourself as an expert in your chosen area and its housing market. According to the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), 87% of buyers and 89% of sellers used the services of a real estate agent in their housing transactions. As you are taking the...

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2018 Real Estate Trends: What You Need to Know 2018 REAL ESTATE TRENDS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Jul 20, 2018

Real estate season is here, and experts are predicting the hot market conditions will continue throughout the summer in many states. Thinking of buying or selling? Here are the 2018 real estate trends you need to know, and what the hot market means for your house.

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5 Essential Real Estate SEO Tips and Strategies For 2018 5 ESSENTIAL REAL ESTATE SEO TIPS AND STRATEGIES FOR 2018

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Jul 19, 2018

How are real estate brands and publishers using content to rank higher? What are their real estate SEO strategies, and how can you adopt them for your own business and claim your market share in the future? Tackling real estate SEO is tricky, and requires the perfect blend of broad content and hyper...

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3 IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN REAL ESTATE AGENTS 3 IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Jul 16, 2018

All real estate agents must be licensed. Each state sets its own requirements, in terms of the minimum number of hours spent in real estate education. Before receiving a real estate license, agents must also pass an exam that covers national, as well as state and local real estate laws, standards, a...

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6 Ways to Improve Your Real Estate Newsletter 6 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR REAL ESTATE NEWSLETTER

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Jul 15, 2018

Are you spending all your energy on social media marketing and less on sending out newsletter-type emails? If you’ve already built a solid email marketing list then maybe it’s time to revive your newsletter strategy. With the goal of improving email open rates and conversion, we’ve...

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Real Estate Tech Ethics – Are You Violating Your Client’s Privacy? REAL ESTATE TECH ETHICS – ARE YOU VIOLATING YOUR CLIENT’S PRIVACY?

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Jul 12, 2018

We’re living amidst an avalanche of technology and a lot of it is pertinent to the real estate industry. Some of it seems to have snuck up on us, however, and it’s a bit like the Wild West out there. Believe it or not, there are real estate tech ethics that professionals can, and should,...

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5 Reasons to Outsource Your CRE Marketing 5 REASONS TO OUTSOURCE YOUR CRE MARKETING

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Jul 10, 2018

Running a commercial real estate business is incredibly demanding. Time is not on your side. Managing staff. Sourcing new deals. Juggling properties. Working with clients. You have your hands on many different areas of the business, which often times pushes marketing to the bottom of the to do list....

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Real Estate Marketing With Instagram: Why You Should Use Influencer Event Marketing REAL ESTATE MARKETING WITH INSTAGRAM: WHY YOU SHOULD USE INFLUENCER EVENT MARKETING

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Jul 10, 2018

Marketing with Instagram is an underutilized marketing strategy in real estate. Have you ever thought of using Instagram influencer event marketing as a way to promote a listing? Here are some reasons to consider it. Having your brand, product, or service recognized on Instagram will require a lot o...

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Real Estate Due Diligence: How to Inform Good Home Buying Decisions REAL ESTATE DUE DILIGENCE: HOW TO INFORM GOOD HOME BUYING DECISIONS

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Jul 10, 2018

Are you doing your due diligence as a buyer agent? Purchasing a property especially a home is an important and emotional decision. Before you begin to show properties, you should be aware of your responsibilities as a real estate licensee, as well as the risk and liabilities that come along when wor...

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4 Quick Real Estate Marketing Tactics That Actually Work 4 QUICK REAL ESTATE MARKETING TACTICS THAT ACTUALLY WORK

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Jul 07, 2018

For some agents, “innovative marketing” consists of email blasts and posting a listing on Zillow. But if you’re looking to stand out whether you’re looking for cash buyers, sellers, or just overall awareness around your brand marketing (and marketing correctly!) is crucial.&n...

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Commercial Real Estate Trends for 2018 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TRENDS FOR 2018

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Jul 06, 2018

The state of the market remains positive for 2018. Last year investments in commercial real estate proved to be fruitful, and this year promises to be strong too. There are several trends to keep an eye on for the year. Looking at the current state of the economy, there are no foreseeable circumstan...

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3 Must-Haves In Your Summer Real Estate Marketing Plan 3 MUST-HAVES IN YOUR SUMMER REAL ESTATE MARKETING PLAN

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Jul 04, 2018

Summertime is finally here and with it comes a new quarter and a chance to execute on your real estate marketing plan. How do you make sure your real estate marketing plan moves you forward this quarter and brings your business to the next level? It starts with being strategic, setting goals and hol...

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Private Mortgage Insurance Basics PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE BASICS

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Jun 28, 2018

Whether you’re buying your first home, moving or simply investing in new real estate, it is crucial to understand the elements of a mortgage before you take out a loan. Particularly, there are cases when banks will require you to get private mortgage insurance that you should be prepared for. ...

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Houston, TX Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis HOUSTON, TX REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Jun 28, 2018

The Houston real estate market took a significant hit when Hurricane Harvey decided to let its presence be known in August of last year. Similar to that of Hurricane Katrina (the natural disaster that leveled New Orleans in 2005), Harvey was responsible for the unspeakable tragedy and upwards of $12...

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Government Home Loans For Buyers GOVERNMENT HOME LOANS FOR BUYERS

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Jun 28, 2018

When buying a home, especially for the first time, it can be helpful to see if you qualify for any government home loans or grant programs. These types of loans tend to carry extremely low-interest rates and close just as quickly as traditional financing, despite misconceptions. With these benefits,...

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Top 3 New Technologies for Land Agents TOP 3 NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR LAND AGENTS

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Jun 27, 2018

As the land real estate industry continues to mature, it’s essential to keep up with the ever-changing and nonstop growth of it all. Using the latest technology not only allows you to better help your clients but also makes it easier to communicate with them and get to the closing process even...

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Santa Barbara, CA Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis SANTA BARBARA, CA REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Jun 27, 2018

The Santa Barbara real estate market continues to find itself at the forefront of California’s own real estate push. The coastal city is nothing, if not flourishing in today’s post-depression marketplace. Even then, flourishing could grossly misrepresent what’s happening to real es...

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5 Ways to Generate More Online Leads for Your Property 5 WAYS TO GENERATE MORE ONLINE LEADS FOR YOUR PROPERTY

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Jun 26, 2018

Having a property website for your listing can have many benefits and helps set the foundation for all of your online marketing activities. Not only can a property website help you stand out and differentiate from competing for property listings but it can help immediately capture interest and engag...

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Real Estate Investing Advice: How To Know if a Beachfront Condo is Worth It REAL ESTATE INVESTING ADVICE: HOW TO KNOW IF A BEACHFRONT CONDO IS WORTH IT

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Jun 26, 2018

When the temps start rising and the days grow longer, it's easy to imagine why you would want to spend more time on the shore. And, a beachfront condo can be a great investment when you aren't using it yourself. About this time each year, people begin putting up seaside properties. In fact, ...

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Is The FHA 203K Loan Right For Me? IS THE FHA 203K LOAN RIGHT FOR ME?

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Jun 26, 2018

Whether you are a first-time home buyer inspired by home renovation shows, or a savvy shopper in search of a great real estate deal, the 203k loan may be just what you were looking for. Read on to learn all about the FHA loan program designed for those who want to buy a fixer-upper, the pros and con...

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10 Ways to Grow Your Real Estate Brand on Facebook 10 WAYS TO GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BRAND ON FACEBOOK

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Jun 25, 2018

Hundreds of local and international real estate businesses have similar names. If you want to come out on top, you have to secure your business name in every relevant social media channel. Do this with your Facebook page URL and the name that appears beside your profile photo. You may include your c...

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12 Real Estate Email Newsletter Ideas That Will Boost Your Open Rates 12 REAL ESTATE EMAIL NEWSLETTER IDEAS THAT WILL BOOST YOUR OPEN RATES

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Jun 25, 2018

When it comes to effectiveness, email marketing ranks way up there.  It will help boost not only awareness but both conversion and retention rates.  With that being said, selling to your contacts is not the goal with your email marketing strategy.  You want to use this medium to furth...

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Buying A Home With A Reverse Mortgage BUYING A HOME WITH A REVERSE MORTGAGE

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Jun 25, 2018

Often misunderstood, and even more frequently forgotten about, reverse mortgages aren’t given the attention they deserve from the retirement community. Whether it’s blind ignorance or sheer negligence, far too many people are unaware of exactly what a reverse mortgage could do for their ...

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The State of Social Media: Algorithms and Real Estate Marketing in 2018 THE STATE OF SOCIAL MEDIA: ALGORITHMS AND REAL ESTATE MARKETING IN 2018

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Jun 24, 2018

Do you use social media in your real estate marketing to market listings, brand your business, and grow your network? Understanding social media algorithms on each platform can seem daunting. Not only does each platform prioritize different types of interactions, their algorithms prioritize differen...

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3 Misconceptions about Property Insurance 3 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT PROPERTY INSURANCE

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Jun 22, 2018

Through our more than 40 years in the insurance industry, we’ve heard some truly solid insurance advice from the thousands of property and casualty agents who do business with us. Yet, clients form misconceptions about property insurance, and without some fundamental insights, misinformation c...

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Seller Financing Real Estate 101 SELLER FINANCING REAL ESTATE 101

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Jun 22, 2018

As a real estate investor, it is crucial to keep all of your options in mind when it comes to selling or buying a new property. There are numerous non-conventional financing methods that can offer unique benefits, no matter what side of the deal you are on. Among these opportunities is seller financ...

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Is Buying Real Estate A Good Investment? IS BUYING REAL ESTATE A GOOD INVESTMENT?

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Jun 21, 2018

Investment real estate has a relatively low risk. The value of investment properties may decline over time if the neighborhood is going downhill, but you should be able to see that trend and sell the properties long before the home is worth half its prior value. Stocks could lose 50% or 90% of their...

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Crowdfunding Real Estate 101 CROWDFUNDING REAL ESTATE 101

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Jun 21, 2018

Have you ever considered crowdfunding real estate? Not only is this investment strategy a great way to diversify your portfolio, it is also relatively cheap and easy to get started. If a lack of capital and funding is the thing that has been keeping you from achieving your real estate investing goal...

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7 Ways to Integrate Social Media and Your Real Estate Website 7 WAYS TO INTEGRATE SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR REAL ESTATE WEBSITE

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Jun 20, 2018

Your social media marketing strategy should be built to encourage users to visit your website where they can get and share more complete information about you and your services.  But before you can do that you have to integrate your social media platforms with your real estate website.

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Real Estate Marketing Trends That You Can’t Ignore REAL ESTATE MARKETING TRENDS THAT YOU CAN’T IGNORE

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Jun 20, 2018

According to The National Association of Realtors® (NAR), 2018’s real estate market is dominated by two factors: a strong demand from buyers but a limited inventory and an influx of ready-to-buy, first-time buyers. Due to this, the real estate industry is looking at rising prices and appre...

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How much Home Insurance do I need HOW MUCH HOME INSURANCE DO I NEED

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Jun 20, 2018

If your home is damaged or destroyed you want to make sure that you are carrying enough insurance to rebuild your home, replace all of your possessions and be able to afford to live somewhere else while your house is being fixed. Homeowners insurance will help with all of these costs but you need to...

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27 Commandments to Your First Successful Real Estate Wholesale Deal 27 COMMANDMENTS TO YOUR FIRST SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE WHOLESALE DEAL

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Jun 20, 2018

Real Estate Wholesaling is the process of placing a property owner under contract for a specified price and either assigning or doubling closing on that property to a cash investor for a predetermined fee.  Real estate wholesaling has several small intricacies that make a seemingly smooth deal ...

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How To Capture Real Estate Website Leads Using A Landing Page HOW TO CAPTURE REAL ESTATE WEBSITE LEADS USING A LANDING PAGE

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Jun 20, 2018

Landing pages are standalone web pages, separate from your real estate website, that are designed for a very specific call-to-action. Visitors typically get to these landing pages by way of paid ads (more on this below). Unlike your website homepage, which greets visitors and encourages them to expl...

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How Utilizing Drones on Construction Sites Can Help Improve Efficiency and Safety for Your Company HOW UTILIZING DRONES ON CONSTRUCTION SITES CAN HELP IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY FOR YOUR COMPANY

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Jun 20, 2018

The construction industry has advanced dramatically over the past few years. A few hundred years ago, a custom built home would have been all but a dream. Now, they fill up real estate across the US. Other advancements have changed the way homes are designed, where they are built, how they are heate...

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Non-Conventional Home Loans NON-CONVENTIONAL HOME LOANS

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Jun 19, 2018

One of the biggest mistakes potential homebuyers can make is assuming that they cannot qualify for a mortgage. The availability of non-conventional home loans is on the rise, making it possible for a larger proportion of consumers to buy property, even if they do not have perfect credit or are unabl...

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6 FOOLPROOF STRATEGIES FOR REALTORS TO EARN TRAFFIC, LEADS & HOME SALES 6 FOOLPROOF STRATEGIES FOR REALTORS TO EARN TRAFFIC, LEADS & HOME SALES

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Jun 18, 2018

As digital technology and homebuyer expectations advance and evolve, so too must your real estate marketing plan. Specifically, you need to start thinking digital 86% percent of home buyers consider real estate websites the most useful source of information when buying a home. In fact, 44% of all ho...

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Are Rent-To-Own Homes In Your Future? ARE RENT-TO-OWN HOMES IN YOUR FUTURE?

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Jun 18, 2018

Often an afterthought, rent-to-own homes are not given the respect they deserve in the real estate community. Likewise, there’s an entire population of buyers that don’t see these lease-to-own homes for what they really are: a viable, alternative method for financing a real estate asset....

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Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy PROTECTING YOUR HOME: UNDERSTANDING YOUR HOME INSURANCE POLICY

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Jun 17, 2018

As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowner's insurance policy, and it protects you in more ways than you may think, helping you rebuild your home or rep...

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Creative Ways For REALTORS To Use Instagram Story Highlights CREATIVE WAYS FOR REALTORS TO USE INSTAGRAM STORY HIGHLIGHTS

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Jun 15, 2018

The food blogger could create a Highlight for each of those topics and populate those Highlights with pertinent content each week. When someone visits their profile and clicks on the Highlight named “Weekly Recipes,” for example, they can check out a reel of all the recipes the food blog...

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Real Estate Finance Books To Boost Your Biz In 2018 REAL ESTATE FINANCE BOOKS TO BOOST YOUR BIZ IN 2018

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Jun 15, 2018

We have said it before and we’ll say it again: the key to being a successful entrepreneur is to never stop learning. Whether you are looking to diversify your portfolio or improve your existing business ventures, real estate finance books are a great place to start. By reading and learning mor...

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How to Avoid Any Mistakes Investing in Real Estate HOW TO AVOID ANY MISTAKES INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

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Jun 13, 2018

Investing in real estate can be a profitable business venture, but it is hardly a get-rich-quick scheme. Real estate investment can build wealth, provide an inheritance for your children, and can help you achieve the American Dream. But it can also lead to financial frustration or more seriously, a ...

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Fort Collins, CO Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis FORT COLLINS, CO REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Jun 13, 2018

The Fort Collins real estate market can be summed up by a simple term most people may misinterpret without further explanation: boring. That’s not to say real estate in Fort Collins isn’t in an interesting place, but more so a declaration of steady momentum. If for nothing else, the Fort...

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3 Benefits of Working in Real Estate if You Need a Side Gig 3 BENEFITS OF WORKING IN REAL ESTATE IF YOU NEED A SIDE GIG

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Jun 06, 2018

More than 44 million Americans have a side hustle, according to Bankrate. Especially for millennials, side hustles have become important to make enough money to take adult financial steps. The benefits of working in real estate for your side hustle? There are a few. Real estate is a career that you ...

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New Study: Entrust Reveals 2018 Real Estate IRA Trends NEW STUDY: ENTRUST REVEALS 2018 REAL ESTATE IRA TRENDS

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Jun 06, 2018

From single-family houses to apartment buildings and commercial properties, Entrust clients have a long history of investing in real estate to bolster and diversify their retirement savings portfolios. Our new 2018 Real Estate Investor Market Research Report offers analysis and insights into where a...

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Is It A Good Time To Buy A House? IS IT A GOOD TIME TO BUY A HOUSE?

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Jun 06, 2018

The best time to buy a house is when you are ready. Nothing serves as a better indicator of whether or not you are ready to buy than your own circumstances. However, summer is nearly upon us, and what many are calling the best time to buy real estate is gearing up for what looks to be an active buyi...

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How Blockchain Technology Would Transform the Real Estate Industry HOW BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY WOULD TRANSFORM THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

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Jun 05, 2018

As of now, most of the real estate related transactions aren’t completely transparent because of the involvement of several middlemen like brokers, inspectors, lawyers, notary public, escrow companies, etc. But, here are the ways Blockchain helps in forming a completely transparent real-estate...

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5 Considerations When Developing a Succession Plan for Your Construction Business 5 CONSIDERATIONS WHEN DEVELOPING A SUCCESSION PLAN FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS

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Jun 05, 2018

Succession planning can be a huge deal for any family-run or owned business, including construction firms. The process is something that should be handled with patience and care. Poor succession planning can ruin a company and have a negative impact on personal matters. However, thoughtful successio...

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15 Benefits of Wholesaling Real Estate 15 BENEFITS OF WHOLESALING REAL ESTATE

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Jun 05, 2018

Wholesaling real estate is the practice of acquiring properties at discounted prices and reselling them for profit. A real estate wholesaler enters into a contract with a property seller, markets it to potential buyers, and assigns the contract to the most appropriate buyer. The profit that the whol...

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Maui, HI Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis MAUI, HI REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Jun 04, 2018

The Maui real estate market is already at the forefront of today’s housing renaissance, and nearly every indicator suggests the island will continue its positive trends. More importantly, however, it looks like the island has found what appears to be the beginning of a solution to the same inv...

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Best Personal Finance Software For Real Estate Investors BEST PERSONAL FINANCE SOFTWARE FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

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Jun 02, 2018

As entrepreneurs and investors, we know that smart decisions are well-informed and backed by facts. We know the numbers always have to add up. However, when it comes to personal finances, many of us choose to live in the dark, either because it can seem like a complicated topic or because we are afr...

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Summer Home Maintenance Checklist For Homeowners & Investors SUMMER HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST FOR HOMEOWNERS & INVESTORS

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Jun 01, 2018

Whether you are gearing up to host a backyard barbecue or you simply need to perform seasonal maintenance, a summer home maintenance checklist is essential for all property owners. There are several tasks property owners will want to complete as the weather warms up, such as roof and gutter cleaning...

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HOME BUYING TRENDS: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MILLENNIALS HOME BUYING TRENDS: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MILLENNIALS

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May 30, 2018

Generational changes influence just about every aspect of any market.  From the way, that information is consumed to style preferences and beyond.  This fact is evident in the growth of Millennial home buyers.  A Millennial is anyone born between 1981 and 1996; making the youngest of ...

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13 Beach House Decorating Ideas From Real Estate Pros 13 BEACH HOUSE DECORATING IDEAS FROM REAL ESTATE PROS

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May 28, 2018

A beach house can be a delight to own and live in.  They make great second homes and investment properties for the family to enjoy and rent out weekly during the high season. The only frustration you might have is the decorating. Maybe your beach house is looking dated, or perhaps you're pl...

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7 THINGS A FIRST-TIME BUYER SHOULD DO BEFORE STARTING A HOME SEARCH 7 THINGS A FIRST-TIME BUYER SHOULD DO BEFORE STARTING A HOME SEARCH

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May 28, 2018

Buying your first home is a big step! It’s wonderful to dream dreams, and it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of searching property sites like realtor.com. Before going too far, however, it’s a good idea to hit the “pause” button and consider these more serious ...

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Networking with Local Real Estate Agents NETWORKING WITH LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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May 28, 2018

Networking is critical for the growth of any business because being able to make connections with the right people can help you meet the goals you’ve set for your business and ultimately make your business more profitable.  Real estate investing is no different.  Real estate investin...

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How buyers & sellers choose their real estate agents in a digital age HOW BUYERS & SELLERS CHOOSE THEIR REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN A DIGITAL AGE

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May 28, 2018

We recently hired a third-party research company to interview anonymous buyers and sellers who bought or sold property, worth between $300,000 to $1.5 Million, within the past 12 months. The participants were asked a series of questions over an hour-long interview to help us better understand their ...

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Palm Springs, CA Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis PALM SPRINGS, CA REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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May 28, 2018

The Palm Springs real estate market represents a strict departure from the rest of the state of California. Whereas the majority of The Golden State appears to be firing on all cylinders, Palm Springs seems fine playing the contrarian role. For all intents and purposes, Palm Springs isn’t cont...

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GDPR And How It Impacts Your Real Estate Business GDPR AND HOW IT IMPACTS YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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May 25, 2018

By this time, you most likely have heard of GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation. But if you’re like many others, you’re probably still unclear on what it is all about and how it impacts your business. GDPR is a set of new Europe Privacy Laws that govern how private information is ...

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Advantages of Refinancing a Multifamily Property ADVANTAGES OF REFINANCING A MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY

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May 25, 2018

If you’re looking to grow your real estate business or increase the value of your current multifamily property, what are your options? You could sell your property, but there’s the risk of not getting the full value if you sell too early or if the property needs rehab to increase its val...

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Are You Ready to Invest in Real Estate Full Time? ARE YOU READY TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE FULL TIME?

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May 25, 2018

Investing in real estate is one of the few professions you can earn a full-time income in part-time hours. You don’t need to stare at a computer screen or punch numbers for eighty hours a week to earn a living. With just a few deals a year can supplement, or in some cases even exceed your full...

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How To Increase The Home Value Of Your Vacation Rental Property HOW TO INCREASE THE HOME VALUE OF YOUR VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY

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May 24, 2018

Do you want to learn how to increase the home value of your vacation rental property? Well, that’s you and every other vacation rental owner. The fact of the matter remains: the vacation rental property market is full of hopeful investors looking for new ways to add to their portfolios. This d...

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3 Ways To Make Positive Real Estate Feedback Work For You 3 WAYS TO MAKE POSITIVE REAL ESTATE FEEDBACK WORK FOR YOU

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May 23, 2018

When people decide to buy real estate, social proof matters a lot. If, for example, they get an honest recommendation about your agency by a friend, they will certainly prefer it over other agencies that no one has experience with. Positive social proof can also push people to make real estate moves...

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Long Term Vacation Rentals Or Short Term: Which Strategy Would You Choose? LONG TERM VACATION RENTALS OR SHORT TERM: WHICH STRATEGY WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

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May 22, 2018

With the advent of platforms such as Airbnb bringing much popularity to short-term rentals, it may feel as though long-term vacation rentals have taken a bit of a back-burner position. As an investor, would you choose between longer-term tenants or higher turnover? Both long-term vacation rentals an...

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Why you need Homeowner Insurance WHY YOU NEED HOMEOWNER INSURANCE

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May 21, 2018

Your home is probably one of the biggest assets you own and if it is damaged or destroyed it can be financially devastating. Unfortunately, a house is vulnerable to a wide variety of risks. Fires, storms, wind, hail and even injuries that happen at your home can lead to damage or lawsuits making hom...

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Boise, ID Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis BOISE, ID REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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May 21, 2018

The Boise real estate market has become the single greatest beneficiary of Idaho’s booming economy. Appreciation rates in the last year have outpaced the national average, and there’s nothing to suggest they want for the next 12 months. For all intents and purposes, the Boise real estate...

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The Best Way To Succeed When Buying A Vacation Rental Property THE BEST WAY TO SUCCEED WHEN BUYING A VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY

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May 21, 2018

Buying a vacation rental property represents the culmination of hours of hard work, an acute attention to detail, and a thirst for the one thing passive income investors covet the most: cash flow. That said, there’s a lot to learn before taking the leap yourself. From learning how to buy a vac...

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Spotlight: Real Estate Agent Facebook Strategies That Work SPOTLIGHT: REAL ESTATE AGENT FACEBOOK STRATEGIES THAT WORK

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May 18, 2018

As a real estate agent in Eureka, Missouri, Josh Khan, of The Josh Khan & Katie Busk Team, took a creative approach to create real estate agent Facebook strategies that would grow his business. He had been to training seminars where different social media strategies were taught, but he noticed e...

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How to Choose the Right Builders Risk Policy for Your Contractor HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BUILDERS RISK POLICY FOR YOUR CONTRACTOR

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May 18, 2018

When contractor clients are looking for a course of construction insurance policy, that means, as their agent, you must be ready to navigate numerous builders risk options to issue the right coverage. The question is: how can you quickly select the right policy for each contractor’s project? T...

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3 Qualities to Look for in an Effective Property Manager–from the Owner of a Property Management Firm 3 QUALITIES TO LOOK FOR IN AN EFFECTIVE PROPERTY MANAGER–FROM THE OWNER OF A PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FIRM

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May 18, 2018

Property management is a profession that overlaps and intersects with many other fields, such as accounting, marketing, construction, law, insurance, and many more. This makes it very hard to find or identify a good property manager versus an average or below-average one. The three qualities of an e...

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Rental Property Maintenance Tips You Won’t Want To Miss RENTAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE TIPS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS

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May 18, 2018

As a landlord, you are responsible for rental property maintenance, which means keeping your rental property up to code and in good condition for your tenants. A go-to system for repairs and maintenance issues can help save you time and money in the long-run. Keep reading for more tips on rental pro...

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6 Key Characteristics That Lead to Investor Success in Real Estate and Beyond 6 KEY CHARACTERISTICS THAT LEAD TO INVESTOR SUCCESS IN REAL ESTATE AND BEYOND

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May 16, 2018

Though some people might imagine a wealthy, besuited urbanite operating out of a high-rise office in downtown Manhattan or LA, that’s an outdated notion. It may have been true once, for the most part, but we’re now in a new era for the industry, and real estate investors now come from al...

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Everything You Need To Know About The Eviction Process EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE EVICTION PROCESS

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May 16, 2018

The eviction process is often touted as the most significant ultimatum in today’s real estate landscape — you either pay for your transgressions or you will be forced to vacate the premises. No other course of action carries more weight than the threat of eviction notices. It is worth no...

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Influencer Marketing for Real Estate INFLUENCER MARKETING FOR REAL ESTATE

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May 15, 2018

Influencer marketing is a relatively new method in real estate, but one you should definitely try. Reaching a larger audience beyond your usual target paves the way to establishing your brand’s presence on a much larger scale. This can significantly boost your business and set yourself up as t...

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How to Sell Commercial Real Estate: 6 Things You Need to Know HOW TO SELL COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: 6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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May 14, 2018

Selling commercial real estate can be a lucrative career choice. Whether you are an experienced residential real estate agent or you are just beginning your real estate journey, there can be a lot of surprises when making the transition into commercial real estate sales. Being prepared for those sur...

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4 Ways Tech Boosts Collaboration in Design and Build Construction 4 WAYS TECH BOOSTS COLLABORATION IN DESIGN AND BUILD CONSTRUCTION

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May 14, 2018

Collaboration is a vital part of the building and infrastructure design and construction process. Email just doesn’t cut it as a collaboration tool anymore. Explaining ideas to multiple collaborators results in long threads that are hard to keep track of, and unanswered questions and unhelpful...

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5 Reasons Why it’s Critical for Your Leasing Team to Have a Mobile Strategy 5 REASONS WHY IT’S CRITICAL FOR YOUR LEASING TEAM TO HAVE A MOBILE STRATEGY

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May 11, 2018

Commercial real estate leasing is one of the world’s most mobile professions. After all, if a leasing rep or broker is sitting at their desk and entering information into a spreadsheet more than they’re out in the field, viewing buildings, meeting with potential tenants and taking them o...

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How To Diversify Into Real Estate HOW TO DIVERSIFY INTO REAL ESTATE

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May 10, 2018

Real estate is known to be one of the greatest wealth creators known to mankind, with a majority of the wealthy having a great share of their portfolio in real estate. It is no wonder we have seen large numbers of people flocking into the space trying to strike it rich! But what are the different wa...

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Rental Properties 101: How To Find Tenants RENTAL PROPERTIES 101: HOW TO FIND TENANTS

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May 10, 2018

Curious about how to find tenants to fill your vacant rental property? There are plenty of tried and true secrets that will help landlords and property managers accomplish just that. Landlords with low vacancy rates are a hot commodity, so how can you become one? Despite what you may think, landlord...

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Social Media Marketing Tips Investors Shouldn’t Ignore SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TIPS INVESTORS SHOULDN’T IGNORE

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May 09, 2018

The advent of social media marketing has altered the way entrepreneurs in every industry do business, and real estate investors are certainly no exception. The advantages of a social media marketing strategy are simply too great to ignore, and you are doing yourself a severe disservice if you neglec...

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Socio-Cultural Trends Shaping Commercial Real Estate SOCIO-CULTURAL TRENDS SHAPING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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May 08, 2018

The commercial real estate is currently undergoing a lot of change. Economic developments, social movements, and technological shifts are all helping to shape the CRE landscape. Read ahead to learn about just a few of the trends impacting the industry and implications for how they will affect demand...

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The Best Ways To Find Renters For Your Property THE BEST WAYS TO FIND RENTERS FOR YOUR PROPERTY

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May 07, 2018

Thanks, largely, with the advent of technology, rental advertising has undergone a dramatic shift in a relatively short period of time. Understanding how to find tenants in today’s market isn’t what it used to be, and the sooner passive income investors realize that the easier it should ...

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Seattle, WA Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis SEATTLE, WA REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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May 07, 2018

The Seattle real estate market is at the forefront of what many are calling a residential renaissance. Few markets, if any, are as hot as the Emerald City is at the moment, and recent trends are expected to be anything but short-lived. Nearly every fundamental indicator, for that matter, is pointing...

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Are You Still Managing Your Own Properties? ARE YOU STILL MANAGING YOUR OWN PROPERTIES?

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May 04, 2018

There are legitimate pros and cons to almost every action you take in business. If you talk to ten people, five will be staunchly in favor of your action and the other five will have a completely different opinion. This is the case with property management. There is no disputing the value of a dedic...

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Construction is Booming in the U.S. Office Sector CONSTRUCTION IS BOOMING IN THE U.S. OFFICE SECTOR

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May 03, 2018

There may be fears of a lack of labor in the construction industry, but that has apparently not impacted a boom in the pipeline being experienced in commercial real estate’s office sector. There is a vast amount of office development taking place across the country, depending on the locale, ac...

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How To Become A Landlord: 14 Tips From The Pros HOW TO BECOME A LANDLORD: 14 TIPS FROM THE PROS

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May 02, 2018

Making the decision to purchase a rental property is a big one, and if this is your first time, then certainly you must be wondering how to become a landlord. There are few “land lording school” programs available, if any, and first-time landlords may feel that they need to take the sink...

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5 of the Hardest Things About Real Estate 5 OF THE HARDEST THINGS ABOUT REAL ESTATE

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May 01, 2018

Is it hard to be in real estate? We asked real estate professionals across the country that very question to get a sense of what the challenges are for agents who are new to the business.

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TOP REAL ESTATE TECH TRENDS: MACHINE LEARNING & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TOP REAL ESTATE TECH TRENDS: MACHINE LEARNING & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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May 01, 2018

In particular, facilities management and tenant portals are seeing the heightened use of robots, chatbots, and AI to offer renters better service with automated maintenance workflows for work orders, progress tracking, and even billing and payment. Here’s a scenario: A tenant’s dishwashe...

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Choosing a CRE Tech Platform: Find the Solution that Sticks CHOOSING A CRE TECH PLATFORM: FIND THE SOLUTION THAT STICKS

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May 01, 2018

CRE Tech space hardly resembles the world in which my co-founders and I launched VTS in 2012. Back then, only a few startups were knocking on doors and begging people to look at mocked-up versions of their offerings. Today, thousands of tech solutions are on the market. There’s growing awarene...

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Commercial Real Estate Marketing – Everything You Need to Know COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKETING – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Apr 30, 2018

Before you can get too far into this game, though, it’s important to have a commercial real estate business plan. That means knowing your target audience, knowing the local market, and being aware of all the ins and outs of this tricky, highly competitive real estate segment. Today, we’l...

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Raleigh, NC Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis RALEIGH, NC REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Apr 30, 2018

The Raleigh real estate market is firing on all cylinders. Nearly every economic indicator realized by the city is better off than it was even a short period ago. An up-and-coming tech industry has seen to it that demand remains prominent, and yet, home prices are still on the rise. As a result, rea...

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Tips To Calculate Your ROI On Rental Property TIPS TO CALCULATE YOUR ROI ON RENTAL PROPERTY

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Apr 30, 2018

A passive income property’s return on investment, otherwise known as ROI on rental property, represents an income-producing asset’s potential. More specifically, however, a rental property’s ROI suggests how much of a profit an investor stands to make on a given asset. As a result,...

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Are Drones in Construction a Good Investment for Small Businesses ARE DRONES IN CONSTRUCTION A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Apr 27, 2018

According to a recent Gartner survey, 72% of construction firms will either begin using drones or are considering using them within the next two years. Analysts believe the commercial drone industry will top $5 billion by 2020, and drones are replacing $127.3 billion in labor and services value alre...

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Blockchain Real Estate: Selling Property Is Getting Easier BLOCKCHAIN REAL ESTATE: SELLING PROPERTY IS GETTING EASIER

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Apr 27, 2018

Blockchain real estate transactions, records, and marketplaces could radically change the way we think about property. Current systems for tracking and trading real estate are disjointed and inefficient. There’s an enormous opportunity for blockchain to standardize and secure real estate data....

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Creating social media content in real estate, mortgage:Focus on the details CREATING SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT IN REAL ESTATE, MORTGAGE:FOCUS ON THE DETAILS

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Apr 26, 2018

This is a subject that I talk about all the time with my loan officers, real estate agents, and coaching clients. Everyone is so focused on just “getting things posted” that they forget about the details of their content. The details are what makes your content stand out in a noisy space...

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Commercial Vs Residential Real Estate Investing: Which Strategy Is Right For You? COMMERCIAL VS RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE INVESTING: WHICH STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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Apr 26, 2018

Deciding between commercial vs residential real estate investing is not a decision that will be made overnight. Each strategy offers its own set of benefits as well as its own set of challenges. The path an investor chooses to take will depend on his or her goals, risk tolerance, liquid capital, and...

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How to Build Real Estate Facebook Ads That Really Work for Leads Generation HOW TO BUILD REAL ESTATE FACEBOOK ADS THAT REALLY WORK FOR LEADS GENERATION

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Apr 25, 2018

With so many advertising platforms available on the internet, it can be difficult trying to pick out the right one to invest your resources on. The golden rule is to go where the people are, and the less spammy your advertisements are, the more lucrative they’ll be. This is what makes social m...

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Choosing a Contractor for Your Flip CHOOSING A CONTRACTOR FOR YOUR FLIP

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Apr 25, 2018

For a real estate investor looking to invest in fix-and-flip properties, having a quality contractor as a part of your team is a key component towards owning and operating a successful fix-and-flip business.  For many first time flippers the idea of doing the work themselves without hiring a co...

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4 Popular Mortgage Options That Triple Your Expenses 4 POPULAR MORTGAGE OPTIONS THAT TRIPLE YOUR EXPENSES

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Apr 25, 2018

Home is more than just an address. It’s where life happens tears are shed, joys are celebrated, and love is shared all under one roof. It’s also a big chunk of your budget. But when you find a home you really love, it can be easy to let emotion cloud your vision. Before you know it, you&...

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Top 5 data needs for researching commercial properties TOP 5 DATA NEEDS FOR RESEARCHING COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

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Apr 25, 2018

Valuate a property valuation and investment analysis platform, allows practitioners to perform real-time, interactive financial analyses in a collaborative work environment one that leads to more insightful, impactful and efficient conversations with prospects and clients. Expedite property valuatio...

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The Investor’s Guide To Buying Commercial Real Estate THE INVESTOR’S GUIDE TO BUYING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Apr 25, 2018

Buying commercial real estate has been placed at the top of a lot of investors’ wish lists, and for good reason: it has proven that it can be quite a lucrative endeavor for those that mind due to diligence and follow sound practices. Buying commercial real estate isn’t without a signific...

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Top Tips From The Pros On Multifamily Real Estate Investing TOP TIPS FROM THE PROS ON MULTIFAMILY REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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Apr 24, 2018

Have you ever been interested in investing in multifamily real estate, or wondered what the benefits might be? Perhaps you are looking to expand your portfolio, or are an investor experienced in single-family units who is looking for a new challenge. Below you will find a comprehensive guide, as wel...

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Honolulu, HI Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis HONOLULU, HI REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Apr 23, 2018

The Honolulu real estate market is about as healthy as they get. Median home values have been on the rise for the better part of a decade and, as a result, only a small percentage of homeowners are without any equity in the area. More specifically, however, Zillow estimates that only 4.5% of the hom...

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Tips for Finding a Quality Property Manager TIPS FOR FINDING A QUALITY PROPERTY MANAGER

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Apr 20, 2018

Owning and managing a portfolio of rental properties requires time and dedication from you as a real estate investor. As you continue to grow your portfolio, you may want to explore hiring a property manager to ensure that you can manage your portfolio efficiently. A property manager would be able t...

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The 7 International Retailers U.S. Landlords Need to Know About THE 7 INTERNATIONAL RETAILERS U.S. LANDLORDS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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Apr 20, 2018

Retailers based in other countries are not new to the U.S. shopping-center landscape. Consumers here are very aware of Aldi, H&M, IKEA, Zara, and others. But many companies not well known to domestic consumers are expanding beyond their home regions and targeting the American consumer in hopes f...

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Why Off Market Real Estate Deals Should Be Added To Your Investment Portfolio WHY OFF MARKET REAL ESTATE DEALS SHOULD BE ADDED TO YOUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

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Apr 19, 2018

Off market real estate deals are great for investors looking to gain an edge over their competition. While it may seem like supply is low and demand is high (making it more difficult to find deals) what you may not know is that hundreds of properties are sold each month without ever being listed on ...

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Amazon transforming commercial real estate investment AMAZON TRANSFORMING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

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Apr 13, 2018

There is no doubt that Amazon has remade retail. Its supply-chain management system is a model of efficiency, moving products from manufacturers to consumers' doorsteps at breakneck speed. Amazon isn't the only retailer making use of just-in-time inventory and delivery management, it's j...

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How To Buy Foreclosure Homes HOW TO BUY FORECLOSURE HOMES

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Apr 11, 2018

today's best real estate investors already know how to buy foreclosure homes, and it’s about time you did, too. After all, investing in distressed properties awards savvy entrepreneurs the opportunity to increase their profit margins in a way few other strategies can. It is worth noting, h...

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Digital Transformation: Why CRE Leaders Need a New Playbook DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: WHY CRE LEADERS NEED A NEW PLAYBOOK

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Apr 11, 2018

If there is one thing the success of the Eric Ries’ The Lean Start-up or Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur’s Business Model Generation have taught us, it is that there is no one method to starting or running a successful business. We have seen books from Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog...

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Phoenix, AZ Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis PHOENIX, AZ REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Apr 09, 2018

It wasn’t that long ago that the ominous bubble hovering over the Phoenix housing sector derailed any hopes the city had of realizing a healthy market. Not unlike the rest of the country, Phoenix was hit hard when the market collapsed. However, times have changed, and a stronger Phoenix housin...

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Blockchain reshaping real estate disputes but adding risk BLOCKCHAIN RESHAPING REAL ESTATE DISPUTES BUT ADDING RISK

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Apr 05, 2018

In the last few years, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies have undeniably influenced an array of markets. Until now the real estate market remained largely unchanged, but it will not fully escape the blockchain disturbance. Last fall the first property transaction using blockchain technolo...

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22 Home Upgrades For The Real Estate Rehabber 22 HOME UPGRADES FOR THE REAL ESTATE REHABBER

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Apr 05, 2018

Almost every homeowner has that never-ending list of home upgrades they wish they could complete. But not all upgrades are created equal. In fact, certain home upgrades on this comprehensive list can increase the value of your home by up to 10 percent! So, whether you’re looking for a few simp...

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Artificial Intelligence in Real Estate ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN REAL ESTATE

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Apr 04, 2018

For many people, the words “artificial intelligence” invoke feelings of an advanced, technological future, but the technology is already being used in operating systems around the globe. Machine learning in the commercial real estate is right around the corner, and the industry needs to ...

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How To Estimate Home Construction Costs HOW TO ESTIMATE HOME CONSTRUCTION COSTS

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Apr 04, 2018

Home construction costs can be intimidating for investors of every level, and rightfully so: few aspects of a fix and flip can impact the outcome of a deal more than the amount spent to make it attractive to potential buyers. The amount an investor spends on a rehab will, after all, undercut their o...

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Portland, OR Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis PORTLAND, OR REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Apr 02, 2018

The Portland real estate market is on track to maintain a great deal of the positive momentum it managed to build since the recovery got underway. Nearly every economic indicator is better off today than it was just a few short years ago, and that bodes incredibly well for the local housing market. ...

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How To Flip Houses With No Money Out Of Your Own Pocket HOW TO FLIP HOUSES WITH NO MONEY OUT OF YOUR OWN POCKET

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Apr 02, 2018

Let’s make one thing clear: it is entirely possible to flip houses with no money out of your own pocket; not only that, but there’s an entire community of investors ready and able to lend you the funds you need to complete your first deal. That’s right, there are plenty of investor...

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13 Items to Check When Performing Due Diligence on Multifamily Properties 13 ITEMS TO CHECK WHEN PERFORMING DUE DILIGENCE ON MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIES

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Apr 01, 2018

It is worthwhile to uncover these important due diligence points prior to purchasing a multifamily property. When under contract to purchase a property, inserting contingencies into the document relating to inspections can mitigate your risk. In the event something is uncovered you did not originall...

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Real Estate Link Building with Pinterest REAL ESTATE LINK BUILDING WITH PINTEREST

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Mar 30, 2018

One of the most tedious forms of SEO is link building. Getting a good amount of high quality, relevant links from other authoritative websites takes creativity, patience and a lot of trial and error. Fortunately, as new websites and trends pop up, so do opportunities for new ways to build links. Ent...

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How Will Virtual and Augmented Reality Impact the Real Estate Industry in 2018 and Beyond? HOW WILL VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY IMPACT THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY IN 2018 AND BEYOND?

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Mar 30, 2018

Real estate technology is evolving at a rapid speed. Various hardware and software applications have drastically improved how landlords, property managers, and homeowners associations manage their operations. Artificial intelligence is smack-dab in the middle of all of the real estate tech excitemen...

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Tax Benefits Of Owning A Home That Will Give You Your Biggest Break Yet TAX BENEFITS OF OWNING A HOME THAT WILL GIVE YOU YOUR BIGGEST BREAK YET

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Mar 30, 2018

With the 2017 filing deadline right around the corner, the tax benefits of owning a home might be on your mind. If you are not used to filing taxes as a homeowner, you’re sure to be asking yourself questions such as “are property taxes deductible” or “what my homeowner tax be...

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7 Tax Tips Real Estate Investors Should Know This Year 7 TAX TIPS REAL ESTATE INVESTORS SHOULD KNOW THIS YEAR

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Mar 29, 2018

Tax season is upon us, which means everyone is scrambling to file fast so that they receive a huge return. If you’re a real estate investor, chances are, you qualify for deductions that will help you save big. While it’s always important to talk to a professional before filing, get ahead...

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Trends Impacting the Millennial Investor TRENDS IMPACTING THE MILLENNIAL INVESTOR

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Mar 28, 2018

Millennials are the future of the commercial real estate. But their investing habits, preferences, and goals are vastly different from those of other generations. Understanding this generation’s demands and expectations and adapting to those needs will be critical to successfully attracting an...

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Real Estate SEO Tips: 10 Ways to Earn Organic Traffic and Leads in 2018 REAL ESTATE SEO TIPS: 10 WAYS TO EARN ORGANIC TRAFFIC AND LEADS IN 2018

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Mar 28, 2018

Real estate has always been a highly competitive business—and if anything, the advent of Google has only added to that. These days, it’s incredibly easy for buyers and sellers alike to use search engine queries to locate the best local agents. If your real estate business doesn’t a...

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3 quick and easy real estate SEO tactics that any agent can do 3 QUICK AND EASY REAL ESTATE SEO TACTICS THAT ANY AGENT CAN DO

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Mar 28, 2018

SEO (search engine optimization) can seem a bit mystical. I think, as a real estate agent, we probably get a call or email on a weekly basis from someone promising that we’ll be on the first page of Google. Today, I’m going to bring you three quick and easy real estate SEO tactics that a...

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3 Ways to Find Amazing Real Estate Deals on Craigslist 3 WAYS TO FIND AMAZING REAL ESTATE DEALS ON CRAIGSLIST

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Mar 27, 2018

In the “good old days,” people used the newspaper to place classified ads. Although the newspaper might still be an effective tool in some areas, a new business has emerged that is quickly putting newspaper classifieds out of business: Craigslist. Craigslist is an online classified secti...

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How To Pay Property Taxes HOW TO PAY PROPERTY TAXES

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Mar 27, 2018

Property taxes are a classification of taxes that are assessed specifically in real estate. Property taxes usually include land, buildings, and any improvements made to the property or land that cannot be moved. Local governments, such as the county in which the property owner resides, assesses the ...

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Denver, CO Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis DENVER, CO REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Mar 26, 2018

Though nestled in the majestic Rocky Mountains, the Denver real estate market has had no problem at all exerting its dominance. If for nothing else, real estate in Denver has not only come back from the latest recession stronger than ever, but it has also found a way to thrive; it now finds itself a...

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Ghost Restaurants and the Impact on Commercial Real Estate GHOST RESTAURANTS AND THE IMPACT ON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Mar 26, 2018

A hot, new restaurant concept is taking off in densely populated cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C., but don’t try to make a reservation or stop in to grab a bite to eat. These restaurants have no dining areas, no storefronts and no wait staff. They’re &ldquo...

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Real Estate Pinterest Ideas To Help You Generate More Leads REAL ESTATE PINTEREST IDEAS TO HELP YOU GENERATE MORE LEADS

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Mar 24, 2018

Pinterest for real estate agents is a great marketing tool.  If you do not have an account, it is time to create one.  With that being said, many agents make the mistake of only posting their real estate listings. There is so much more you can be posting that will help drive traffic back t...

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SPRING MARKET TIPS FOR HOMEBUYERS AND SELLERS SPRING MARKET TIPS FOR HOMEBUYERS AND SELLERS

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Mar 23, 2018

Spring has arrived.  And, after a colder, snowier, and icier than normal winter across Louisiana, the temperature isn’t the only thing that’s heating up. The real estate market is ramping up for home buyers and sellers alike.  Here are a few things to help navigate the spring m...

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7 Killer Tips for More Effective Real Estate Facebook Ads 7 KILLER TIPS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE REAL ESTATE FACEBOOK ADS

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Mar 22, 2018

Real estate agents are keenly aware that in order to be successful, their skill-set can’t be limited to selling a property. In fact, the ability to generate leads through captivating marketing campaigns is likely even more critical to achieving success in the competitive real estate industry. ...

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Real Estate Photography Tips That Will Help Sell Your House REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS THAT WILL HELP SELL YOUR HOUSE

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Mar 22, 2018

If you want to sell your home or investment property for the price it deserves, implementing any and all of these real estate photography tips is a must. Discover the do’s and don’ts of photography for real estate as well as several styles and strategies you can work to perfect.

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REAL ESTATE INNOVATOR ACQUIRES REALTY ONE GROUP SAN DIEGO REGION REAL ESTATE INNOVATOR ACQUIRES REALTY ONE GROUP SAN DIEGO REGION

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Mar 22, 2018

Realty ONE Group’s own Chief Strategy Officer, Burke Smith, a nationally recognized real estate entrepreneur and successful California real estate broker, has entered into an agreement to acquire the three Realty ONE Group offices in San Diego, as well as the franchise and regional development...

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Retail Growth More Prevalent Than You Might Think RETAIL GROWTH MORE PREVALENT THAN YOU MIGHT THINK

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Mar 21, 2018

Retail real estate might not be in such bad shape after all. Despite news about store closures, there are plenty of chains with expansion plans, and the sector is performing strongly overall in the face of exponential e-commerce growth, according to a Marcus & Millichap report. After all, the pa...

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8 Marketing Ideas for Real Estate Agents in 2018 8 MARKETING IDEAS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN 2018

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Mar 20, 2018

As we approach 2018, you should be thinking about ways to improve your business and start the new year out right. Here are 8 great marketing ideas for real estate agents to strengthen marketing efforts in 2018. Even an untrained eye can tell the difference between a high-quality professional photo a...

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4 tools for spot-on property pricing 4 TOOLS FOR SPOT-ON PROPERTY PRICING

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Mar 20, 2018

Coupled with strong market knowledge, a keen REALTOR® knows that employing certain tools in the comp analysis process can help land on the right price, right out of the gate, especially when it comes to determining value based on improvements made to the property and its condition. Here, RPR sha...

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HOW TO BREAK INTO THE LUXURY REAL ESTATE MARKET HOW TO BREAK INTO THE LUXURY REAL ESTATE MARKET

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Mar 20, 2018

“Study consumer trend reports on the affluent to understand what their buying habits are,” says Kay Evans, co-owner of the Southeast Region. Per the report, affluent consumers recognize loans are a part of life, they have a higher tolerance for risk, they will prosper in spite of dips an...

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Great Insurance Tips for First Time Home Buyers GREAT INSURANCE TIPS FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS

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Mar 19, 2018

Homeowners insurance is not required by law like automobile liability insurance. However, it is required by mortgage companies to protect the lender’s investment. Even if you were able to pay cash for your home, homeowners insurance is an important protection for what is likely your biggest as...

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Chicago, IL Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis CHICAGO, IL REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Mar 19, 2018

For all intents and purposes, the Chicago real estate market is about as healthy as they come. Unlike most other metropolitan areas of a similar size, the city of Chicago seems to have stumbled across a balanced market — one that favors both buyers and sellers. If for nothing else, the Chicago...

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Home Staging Tips To Sell Your Home Fast HOME STAGING TIPS TO SELL YOUR HOME FAST

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Mar 16, 2018

Home staging is an essential part of the home selling process because when done properly, staging a home can make or break the sale of the property. An empty property will not reveal the true potential of a home. Buyers will walk from room to room and notice features like size and crown molding, but...

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Tips For Selling Your Home And Maximizing Your Profit TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME AND MAXIMIZING YOUR PROFIT

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Mar 16, 2018

If you’re putting up a property for sale, it is in your best interest to pay attention to the latest tips for selling your home. Incorporating ways to appeal to the current base of home buyers can help you sell your home quickly while maximizing your profit. Even just a little bit of elbow gre...

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The Essential Guide to Commercial Real Estate Advertising THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING

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Mar 15, 2018

One of the biggest challenges for companies tackling their commercial real estate advertising as part of their commercial real estate marketing strategy is reaching a large enough audience to justify the expense. Especially early in the process, it can be frustrating how long it takes to generate su...

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TAX DEDUCTIONS 2018: WHAT EVERY REAL ESTATE AGENT SHOULD KNOW TAX DEDUCTIONS 2018: WHAT EVERY REAL ESTATE AGENT SHOULD KNOW

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Mar 15, 2018

Tax season is here! For busy real estate agents who manage their own finances, it can be hard to find time (and energy) to get expenses in order. If this is you, do not push these tasks to the bottom of your priority list. Setting aside time now can save you thousands of dollars in the near future. ...

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The Real Estate Escalation Clause And What It Means For Investors THE REAL ESTATE ESCALATION CLAUSE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR INVESTORS

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Mar 14, 2018

Today’s greatest investors are well aware of the escalation clause; it’s perhaps one of the most advantageous contract clauses known to real estate entrepreneurs, but did you even know it existed? Are you aware that there are a few key phrases that, when added to a contract, can actually...

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5 BIGGEST COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE CHALLENGES IN 2018 5 BIGGEST COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE CHALLENGES IN 2018

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Mar 13, 2018

Earlier this year we asked the commercial real estate brokers in the industry’s leading Facebook Community, CRE Mastery, what their top concerns were in 2018. We offered a series of responses for them to select based on some of the more common challenges we here when people engage in our coach...

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Fix And Flip Houses: What Is The Best Investing Strategy? FIX AND FLIP HOUSES: WHAT IS THE BEST INVESTING STRATEGY?

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Mar 13, 2018

One might assume that a rehabber will usually fix and flip houses for sale, but there is another viable investing strategy: renting out a property that has just been flipped. Below, you will find a discussion of how to get started flipping houses, which will help provide the platform for a compellin...

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San Antonio, TX Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis SAN ANTONIO, TX REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Mar 12, 2018

The San Antonio real estate market, not unlike the rest of The Lone Star State, is incredibly hot at the moment. Not only have median home values increased for the better part of a decade, but the rapid ascension hasn’t scared away new buyers. In fact, the San Antonio real estate market looks ...

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Selling Your Home Without An Agent SELLING YOUR HOME WITHOUT AN AGENT

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Mar 12, 2018

Selling without a Realtor is an option many investors have contemplated, myself included. If for nothing else, neglecting to enlist the services of a trained real estate agent sounds like it should be able to help you avoid “unnecessary” costs. After all, you don’t have to pay a Re...

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Will WeWork Become a Retail Force? WILL WEWORK BECOME A RETAIL FORCE?

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Mar 12, 2018

WeWork has definitely made its mark in commercial real estate’s office sector. Only eight years old, the office-sharing giant is no longer a startup. Last year WeWork brought in $900 million in revenue, has operations in 200 buildings around the world and is expanding – it opened its fir...

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Everything You Need to Know About Blockchain in Commercial Real Estate EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BLOCKCHAIN IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Mar 10, 2018

Blockchain has the potential to disrupt many processes within real estate. From accounting to title business and contracts, the blockchain will be omnipresent. Take, for example, the chain of custody and ownership of real property. Today we use a title company to research the records and give us ass...

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The Digital Footrace: Four Reasons Landlords Need to Invest in Technology Now THE DIGITAL FOOTRACE: FOUR REASONS LANDLORDS NEED TO INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY NOW

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Mar 09, 2018

As CRE Tech continues its rapid advancement, landlords who haven’t done so need to make moves to bring their technological capabilities up to speed. The benefits, including revenue optimization and workflow efficiencies, are becoming increasingly clear. But perhaps more important yet less obvi...

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Which Investing Strategies Work Best for You? WHICH INVESTING STRATEGIES WORK BEST FOR YOU?

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Mar 08, 2018

If you’re an experienced real estate investor, you have to give some thought and effort, from time to time, as to what types of investing strategies you’ll likely use in your investing business in order to be most successful. As a beginning investor, you may not have developed a “f...

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EXPERIENCE FINANCIAL FREEDOM THROUGH REAL ESTATE INVESTING EXPERIENCE FINANCIAL FREEDOM THROUGH REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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Mar 07, 2018

Investing in real estate is an effective avenue to help grow your wealth. But, before you invest in real estate – or advise your clients to do so – there are several concepts you need to understand. Keller Williams Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board Gary Keller explores the fundamental...

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The Home Buyer’s Guide To Real Estate Contingencies THE HOME BUYER’S GUIDE TO REAL ESTATE CONTINGENCIES

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Mar 02, 2018

Whether you are a home buyer or investor, ensuring that a real estate investment is sound is in your best interest – that’s where real estate contingencies come in. Imagine what a nightmare it would be if you purchased a great property, only to discover a myriad of expensive repairs to b...

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CRE investment market will remain strong CRE INVESTMENT MARKET WILL REMAIN STRONG

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Mar 02, 2018

According to a 2017 Q4 Greater Phoenix Investment Report by Colliers International, investment performance has been strengthening across all sectors in the Greater Phoenix area. Sales generally accelerated during fourth quarter 2017 with shopping centers and industrial properties posting the largest...

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Mortgage Rates Are Climbing Call Your Prospects Now Here’s How. MORTGAGE RATES ARE CLIMBING CALL YOUR PROSPECTS NOW HERE’S HOW.

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Mar 01, 2018

It’s been a nice run of rock-bottom interest rates, but mortgage rates are on the rise once again. Rates have gone up substantially just since the first of the year, buoyed by a strong economy and the return of inflationary pressures. As of March 1st, mortgage rates have risen for eight consec...

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Mortgage Rates Are Climbing – Call Your Prospects Now. Here’s How. MORTGAGE RATES ARE CLIMBING – CALL YOUR PROSPECTS NOW. HERE’S HOW.

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Mar 01, 2018

Now’s a great time to call your prospects and tell them to lock in a good mortgage rate. It’s been a nice run of rock bottom interest rates, but mortgage rates are on the rise once again. Rates have gone up substantially just since the first of the year, buoyed by a strong economy and th...

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Why These 8 Trends Will Dominate Real Estate Marketing and Lead Gen in 2018 WHY THESE 8 TRENDS WILL DOMINATE REAL ESTATE MARKETING AND LEAD GEN IN 2018

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Feb 28, 2018

To say that the real estate lead generation strategies have been in a state of flux in the past few years is a wild understatement. While cold calling and sphere prospecting will always work, technology has thrown a monkey wrench into the works. While a growth mindset helps, you still need to find n...

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6 Ways Home Buyers Can Avoid Closing Costs 6 WAYS HOME BUYERS CAN AVOID CLOSING COSTS

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Feb 27, 2018

If you are one of the countless home buyers who reach the end of escrow only to encounter an onslaught of taxes and fees, you have most likely wondered how to avoid closing costs. Representing an additional percentage of the purchase price, closing costs can undoubtedly have a dampening effect on th...

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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis LOS ANGELES, CA REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Feb 26, 2018

The Los Angeles real estate market has cemented itself as one of the premier housing markets for both investors and homeowners. As with its West Coast counterparts, the City of Angels has witnessed rapid price growth in the face of increasing demand. If for nothing else, real estate in Los Angeles h...

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Real Estate SEO Guide: 7 Steps to Your Success REAL ESTATE SEO GUIDE: 7 STEPS TO YOUR SUCCESS

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Feb 23, 2018

If you run a real estate website, blog or platform – you have surely faced cut-throat competition when trying to occupy the first page of Google for most of the property searches in your area. SEO for real estate has some peculiarities though, and I hope you will love this guide as you proceed...

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Working With A Realtor Vs Real Estate Agent WORKING WITH A REALTOR VS REAL ESTATE AGENT

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Feb 23, 2018

What is the difference between a Realtor vs real estate agent? If you are relatively new to real estate, chances are you have asked yourself about the differences between today’s most popular real estate professions. You may have noticed various industry titles being thrown around, such as rea...

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Half Price Books Bucks Store-Closing Trends With Experiential Retail HALF PRICE BOOKS BUCKS STORE-CLOSING TRENDS WITH EXPERIENTIAL RETAIL

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Feb 23, 2018

Much of what one hears about in the retail real estate industry nowadays is store closures, so it’s refreshing to learn about a company actually opening more locations. One of them is Half Price Books, which is doing so in a sector of retail that has gotten hammered over the years by Amazon an...

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Valor on Eighth offers affordable housing for veteran families VALOR ON EIGHTH OFFERS AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR VETERAN FAMILIES

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Feb 23, 2018

Valor on Eighth is the first of its kind affordable housing project in Arizona that will provide housing for veteran families with children. Located at 1001 E. Eighth St. in Tempe, Valor on Eighth is a 50-unit mixed-income rental community that includes five live-work units on the ground floor and 4...

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Rental Trends in San Francisco – Will the Bubble Burst? RENTAL TRENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO – WILL THE BUBBLE BURST?

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Feb 22, 2018

The city enjoys one of the lowest vacancy rates, resulting in the proliferation of smaller housing options such as condos. Since April 2016, the number of active condos listed has increased by 40%, according to the San Francisco Center for Economic Development (SFCED). This statistic did not even in...

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Propify aims to disrupt the real estate industry with blockchain PROPIFY AIMS TO DISRUPT THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WITH BLOCKCHAIN

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Feb 22, 2018

Propify aims to change the way real estate is traditionally bought and sold. Launching live in early April, Propify’s block explorer will change the way consumers search and browse properties, allowing consumers to navigate the real estate world through a social media application. The block ex...

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9 Real Estate Listing Tips to Get Your Property Noticed 9 REAL ESTATE LISTING TIPS TO GET YOUR PROPERTY NOTICED

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Feb 21, 2018

According to the most recent report from the National Association of Realtors, a total of 5,250,000 existing homes were sold in 2015, along with 510,000 newly constructed homes. With so many homes on the market, how do you make sure your listing isn’t drowned out by all the noise? It’s n...

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18 Tools Commercial Real Estate Marketers Should Know 18 TOOLS COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKETERS SHOULD KNOW

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Feb 20, 2018

In commercial real estate marketing, you want to maximize your returns without overextending budget and time investment. That’s why it’s so important to have the right tools at your disposal when executing a marketing campaign. Here’s a list of 18 of the most essential tools every ...

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7 Actionable Ways to Generate Real Estate Leads Online 7 ACTIONABLE WAYS TO GENERATE REAL ESTATE LEADS ONLINE

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Feb 20, 2018

Generating real estate leads online is a daunting task for many real estate agents who may not know where to begin. When it comes to finding leads and bringing in new business, online technology is a fantastic tool. In this article, we bring you seven actionable ways you can start to generate real e...

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9 Tips for Social Media Success as a Real Estate Agent 9 TIPS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA SUCCESS AS A REAL ESTATE AGENT

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Feb 20, 2018

You want to create social media posts that are simple for people to share. Coworkers, spouses, partners, friends, and family members are often well aware of when someone is looking to buy or sell. Make it simple for them to share your posts by providing easy links to popular sites and to email or me...

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Real Estate Marketing Ideas: How to Leverage Social Media feat. LA Top Team REAL ESTATE MARKETING IDEAS: HOW TO LEVERAGE SOCIAL MEDIA FEAT. LA TOP TEAM

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Feb 19, 2018

All businesses are looking for customers on tap. When it comes to real estate marketing ideas, there's no shortage of them on the internet. Which means there's a ton of bad information, but after scouring the internet I found a kindred spirit. A true master of marketing in the real estate in...

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VISION 2018: WE ARE REWRITING THE RULES OF REAL ESTATE VISION 2018: WE ARE REWRITING THE RULES OF REAL ESTATE

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Feb 18, 2018

“Right now, we’re living in two different times. It’s the best of times for the remarkable individual and worst of times for the unremarkable individual. Technology is rewriting the rules, reinventing job descriptions, creating new industries and eliminating others. I’m ready...

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7 Steps to Navigating Your Commercial Real Estate Career 7 STEPS TO NAVIGATING YOUR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CAREER

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Feb 16, 2018

Having worked with and/or studied over 1,000 personal commercial real estate business over the last 9 years, I continue to see patterns of success.  Likewise, I have identified the career pitfalls for individual commercial real estate brokers, agents, managers, mortgage brokers, and consultants...

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Insider Bid Management Tips for Real Estate Owners INSIDER BID MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR REAL ESTATE OWNERS

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Feb 15, 2018

It’s been firmly established that a well-run bidding process drives down costs on capital and construction projects while also reducing the risk of change orders and delays. As billions of dollars in project value have been run through our project management platform by some of the largest own...

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6 Easy Ways To Improve SEO For a Real Estate Website 6 EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE SEO FOR A REAL ESTATE WEBSITE

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Feb 13, 2018

The Internet is a powerful business tool. However, it’s also the least utilized tool for various real estate professionals. Nowadays, consumers use the Internet when they need to find homes or research a real estate agent. Undoubtedly, the Internet has changed how renting and purchasing homes ...

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New online real estate investment platform launches in Arizona NEW ONLINE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT PLATFORM LAUNCHES IN ARIZONA

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Feb 13, 2018

Online crowdfunding platforms for real estate financing continue to emerge across the industry and in new marketplaces. The latest example: Sharestates has expanded and launched in Arizona. Sharestates, an online real estate investment platform, announced its inception into the Arizona Banking Depar...

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Real Estate Marketing 2018 Tools for Success REAL ESTATE MARKETING 2018 TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

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Feb 10, 2018

A new year is upon us. What can you do in 2018 make your real estate marketing successful? These are our tips on how to use digital tools to enhance and grow your relationship marketing, and treat your target audience to engaging content. Before inbound marketing, content marketing, or even the inte...

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Arizona-based RealBlock brings blockchain to real estate ARIZONA-BASED REALBLOCK BRINGS BLOCKCHAIN TO REAL ESTATE

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Feb 10, 2018

RealBlock, an Arizona-based real estate blockchain company, announced that Title Security of Arizona has agreed to incorporate RealBlock’s blockchain enterprise into its day-to-day operation. RealBlock expects to unleash the key attributes of blockchain on to the transaction-heavy real estate ...

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Passive Income Investing With Real Estate: How To Achieve Financial Freedom PASSIVE INCOME INVESTING WITH REAL ESTATE: HOW TO ACHIEVE FINANCIAL FREEDOM

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Feb 08, 2018

Passive income investing isn’t for the faint of heart, but it is for those who want more freedom, more time, and a financially stable retirement. Passive income, as it relates to real estate, refers to buying a property (or several properties) and putting the units up for rent as a way to earn...

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Tax Reform’s Sprawling Impact on Real Estate Companies TAX REFORM’S SPRAWLING IMPACT ON REAL ESTATE COMPANIES

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Feb 08, 2018

Whether owners, developers, or contractors, real estate companies of all varieties are asking the same question: What does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) mean for us? Despite tax advisors’ best efforts, it is impossible to come up with a concise response, but this is for good reason. The TCJ...

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Best Places To Buy Vacation Rental Investment Property This Year BEST PLACES TO BUY VACATION RENTAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY THIS YEAR

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Feb 07, 2018

For many, the idea of investing in a vacation rental investment property sounds enticing, and looking into the best places to buy vacation rental property can be a great place to start. Together, with an array of tax deductions, earning equity in a property while someone else pays off the mortgage s...

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Virtual Reality & Real Estate: A Case Study VIRTUAL REALITY & REAL ESTATE: A CASE STUDY

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Feb 06, 2018

In a competitive real estate market, every edge counts. And the reality is, sometimes standard photos just aren’t enough. That’s why Coldwell Banker is at the vanguard of a movement towards virtual reality, a cutting edge technology that can transport the viewer to a different environmen...

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Department of Real Estate appoints Cecil Yates to test committee DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE APPOINTS CECIL YATES TO TEST COMMITTEE

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Feb 06, 2018

Commercial Properties, Inc./CORFAC International (CPI), Arizona’s largest locally owned commercial real estate brokerage, reports Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) Commissioner Judy Lowe has appointed Cecil Yates of Commercial Properties, Inc. (CPI) to the Arizona Test Development Commi...

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Revenue, Retention, Reputation: Why the Traditional Landlord Approach is Changing REVENUE, RETENTION, REPUTATION: WHY THE TRADITIONAL LANDLORD APPROACH IS CHANGING

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Feb 02, 2018

Historically the primary focus of the vast majority of office landlords was to secure enough tenants to fill their buildings as quickly as possible. Their modus operandi was simple: persuade an occupier to sign as long a lease as possible, with a minimum rent-free period and on a maximum pound per s...

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The Effects Of The Blockchain On Real Estate THE EFFECTS OF THE BLOCKCHAIN ON REAL ESTATE

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Feb 01, 2018

The blockchain is an emerging technology which will transform the way we buy, sell and lease real estate.
“A blockchain is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions. Constantly growing as ‘completed’ blocks (the most recent transactions) ar...

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How Much Does A House Depreciate Per Year? HOW MUCH DOES A HOUSE DEPRECIATE PER YEAR?

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Feb 01, 2018

Depreciation has become synonymous with the reduction of an asset’s value. As a result, most homeowners have come to resent the idea of depreciation. Who doesn’t hate the idea of their assets losing value? It is worth noting, however, that depreciation isn’t your enemy; it’s ...

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Budget 2018 positive for real estate and infrastructure BUDGET 2018 POSITIVE FOR REAL ESTATE AND INFRASTRUCTURE

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Feb 01, 2018

Commenting on the Union Budget 2018–19, Anshuman Magazine, Chairman, India and South East Asia, CBRE says, “It is fair to say that this year’s budget is a populist one, focusing on providing social security at the grass root level. The various announcements and funding provided are...

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4 Food Trends Playing a Major Role in the Future of Retail CRE 4 FOOD TRENDS PLAYING A MAJOR ROLE IN THE FUTURE OF RETAIL CRE

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Jan 31, 2018

Get this. People spend five hours per week looking at food posts on social media, on average. Meanwhile, they only cook food four hours a week. This, and plenty of other information, is available in recent report published by JLL on the global food industry and how it is reshaping commercial real es...

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TAX REFORM AND REAL ESTATE: WHAT TO TELL YOUR BUYERS AND SELLERS TAX REFORM AND REAL ESTATE: WHAT TO TELL YOUR BUYERS AND SELLERS

blog article

Jan 30, 2018

Are you struggling to understand how the new tax law will affect your residential real estate clients? That’s not surprising, considering the new law – passed late last year – represents the first significant tax overhaul in more than 30 years. The first thing to do is take a breat...

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Zacks Investment Research Lowers Ares Commercial Real Estate (NYSE:ACRE) to Hold ZACKS INVESTMENT RESEARCH LOWERS ARES COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE (NYSE:ACRE) TO HOLD

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Jan 30, 2018

According to Zacks, “Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation is a specialty finance company focused on originating, investing in and managing middle-market commercial real estate loans and other commercial real estate investments. The Company’s financing solutions are comprised of its ta...

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The CRE of Super Bowl LII: the Spotlight is on Minneapolis THE CRE OF SUPER BOWL LII: THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON MINNEAPOLIS

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Jan 29, 2018

The last time Minnesota hosted a Super Bowl was in 1992 in the now-razed Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. That facility was replaced by the sleek, high-tech U.S. Bank Stadium, which opened in summer 2016, but its international unveiling will be at the Super Bowl. It’s nearly twice the size of the...

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in January 2018 LUXURY REAL ESTATE HEADLINES: LAST WEEK IN JANUARY 2018

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Jan 26, 2018

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.

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Top 5 Real Estate Email Marketing Blunders TOP 5 REAL ESTATE EMAIL MARKETING BLUNDERS

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Jan 25, 2018

Real estate email marketing campaigns aren’t easy to get underway, but once they are you’ll spend less time and money on this form of lead generation than any other. To do it right, however, learn from others’ mistakes. Check out these five common real estate email marketing blunde...

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The Power of Social Media in Real Estate THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN REAL ESTATE

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Jan 25, 2018

Whether you’re buying or selling, social media plays a big role in today’s real estate market, providing connections, content and commerce. Did you know that Coldwell Banker is the #1 most influential real estate brand on social media according to Klout? At Coldwell Banker we empower our...

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The Rehabber’s Guide To Real Estate Short Sales THE REHABBER’S GUIDE TO REAL ESTATE SHORT SALES

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Jan 23, 2018

Real estate short sales occur when the total of the sale amounts to less than the amount owed on the property. Usually, this is made possible when both the lender and the borrower agree that selling the property is preferable to the borrower being forced to default on the loan. However, by selling t...

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GREAT HOME OR GREAT COMMUTE? GREAT HOME OR GREAT COMMUTE?

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Jan 23, 2018

It’s no secret that commute time and traffic have both become major factors for home buyersIn many cases, a longer work commute limits where buyers will consider looking. However, homes within buyers’ desired commute length may be out of their budget. If commute length is a top priority ...

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A Whole New World: Understanding the Value of CRE Tech A WHOLE NEW WORLD: UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE OF CRE TECH

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Jan 23, 2018

Today’s commercial real estate landlords and brokers are faced with an opportunity unlike anything that has come before – rapid innovation that will fundamentally change the way our industry operates. This explosion in CRE Tech has already been embraced by many early adopters who have st...

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Transform Your Space: Curating Art for Your Home TRANSFORM YOUR SPACE: CURATING ART FOR YOUR HOME

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Jan 23, 2018

Your home serves as the outward expression of your inner-self, something of a vessel for your spirit. To capture that essence, clear structure, a thoughtful palette, and ambient lighting hold key roles; but it’s what you display in this space that makes it unique. Curating art for this blank s...

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8 Hot Real Estate Marketing Trends to Watch in 2018 8 HOT REAL ESTATE MARKETING TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2018

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Jan 22, 2018

Which real estate marketing trends should you be keeping an eye on in the year ahead? What should you be budgeting for and planning to implement? While there are seemingly countless tactics and tools to choose from, a few stand out as the ones to follow. Each of these is relevant to businesses of al...

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Probate Real Estate Guide For Buyers & Sellers PROBATE REAL ESTATE GUIDE FOR BUYERS & SELLERS

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Jan 22, 2018

Probate real estate has proven, time and time again, that it deserves a place amongst today’s best acquisition strategies. At the very least, those investors that are able to acquire houses in probate may find themselves with an attractive deal that’s too good to pass on. It is worth not...

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2018: THE YEAR OF THE BUYER OR THE SELLER? 2018: THE YEAR OF THE BUYER OR THE SELLER?

blog article

Jan 20, 2018

At the start of every year, Analysts and Economists attempt to determine what sort of year it is going to be in the world of real estate.  Already being one month into 2018, it looks like it is going to be another year for the Seller.  While the demand for housing continues to grow at an u...

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The Basics Of Real Estate Crowdfunding THE BASICS OF REAL ESTATE CROWDFUNDING

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Jan 19, 2018

Real estate crowdfunding is a great way for both accredited and non-accredited investors to either get started investing in real estate or build upon and diversify their existing investment portfolios. If you’ve avoided investing in real estate because you don’t have the funds to get sta...

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The Land Market Trends Across America THE LAND MARKET TRENDS ACROSS AMERICA

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Jan 19, 2018

Last year was a crazy year for the land industry. An unpredictable market and multiple natural disasters made 2017 hard to follow and made it even harder to predict what would happen next with the land industry.

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3 Real Estate Investor Financing Tenets To Abide By 3 REAL ESTATE INVESTOR FINANCING TENETS TO ABIDE BY

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Jan 18, 2018

Securing real estate investor financing isn’t the monumental obstacle far too many new investors make it out to be, but rather a manageable task that can be carried out by anyone that puts their mind to it. You see, as trite as it may sound, you really can accomplish anything if you want to ba...

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How Real Estate Agents Can Get Started with Facebook Ads HOW REAL ESTATE AGENTS CAN GET STARTED WITH FACEBOOK ADS

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Jan 17, 2018

In 2018, the never-ending battle between businesses and brands for the attention of Facebook users is going to be more fiercely competitive than ever before. Despite the popularity of other social media apps like Snapchat, YouTube, Pinterest and Twitter, Facebook still remains one of the most widely...

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Creative Real Estate Financing Strategies You Should Take Advantage Of CREATIVE REAL ESTATE FINANCING STRATEGIES YOU SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF

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Jan 17, 2018

Whether you’re a real estate rehabber looking for ways to fund your next investment property or a prospective homebuyer looking to purchase your dream home, having a few creative real estate financing strategies up your sleeve can be a huge help. If achieving financial freedom is your priority...

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Commercial Real Estate Financing Basics You Can’t Live Without COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCING BASICS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

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Jan 16, 2018

If you feel ready to enter the niche market of commercial real estate investing, now is the perfect time to develop an understanding of commercial real estate financing basics to determine if this unique industry is a good fit for you. Use the information below as your commercial real estate financi...

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What’s Right for Your Client? WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOUR CLIENT?

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Jan 16, 2018

When assisting a client with a land transaction it is not only important to be able to answer your clients questions but also, possibly more importantly, to be able to ask your client the right questions. Below is a sample scenario of a new client and a few examples of questions a land professional ...

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Cryptocurrency is becoming a New Way to Purchase Real Estate CRYPTOCURRENCY IS BECOMING A NEW WAY TO PURCHASE REAL ESTATE

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Jan 16, 2018

Cryptocurrency could change real estate more than just in investment sales. RE/MAX’s London brokerage allows tenants to pay rent for the properties they manage in Bitcoin, Litecoin (LTC), and Dogecoin (DOGE). These transactions cost significantly less in fees than credit cards, and go through ...

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Why people think Amazon may buy Target and what a deal would mean for CRE WHY PEOPLE THINK AMAZON MAY BUY TARGET AND WHAT A DEAL WOULD MEAN FOR CRE

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Jan 16, 2018

Well-known technology analyst Gene Munster recently predicted Amazon will buy Target sometime this year. With a current market cap approaching $42 billion, that’s a bold prediction, but it’s not unbelievable. Yet the deal is certainly not a sure thing and there are good reasons to think ...

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Marketing Toolkit for Real Estate Investment Sales MARKETING TOOLKIT FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT SALES

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Jan 15, 2018

The marketing phase for commercial real estate investment sales is critical to ensure you generate enough interest to yield a healthy sales pipeline of prospects.  To position yourself at the head of the pack and command attention from your target prospects, you need the right tools and resourc...

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APR Vs. Interest Rate: The Quintessential Guide For Real Estate Investors APR VS. INTEREST RATE: THE QUINTESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

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Jan 15, 2018

The APR Vs. interest rate debate (if you can even call it that) continues to confound those that are less familiar with the real estate industry. Through no fault of their own, people that aren’t well-versed in the intricacies of investing are confused about the differences that exist between ...

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WAYS TO GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA WAYS TO GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

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Jan 15, 2018

Social media marketing has become an important lead generation strategy in many real estate businesses – and for good reason. When used correctly, social media allows you to instantaneously connect with potential clients and begin to build relationships that will result in more business. While...

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THE UNDENIABLE TRUTH… THE UNDENIABLE TRUTH…

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Jan 15, 2018

The future is here, which can be a scary piece of information to digest.  But with this, comes change and the ability to evolve. Real Estate and being a Real Estate Professional in 2018 is vastly different than even just a couple years ago.  The rise of the digital and social worlds (Faceb...

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The New CRE World Post-Tax Overhaul THE NEW CRE WORLD POST-TAX OVERHAUL

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Jan 15, 2018

It appears the overhaul of the tax code signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017, represents a big win for commercial real estate.  Some sectors will benefit more than others.   Let’s take a look at some of the asset classes within commercial real estate to better understand the potenti...

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The Best Practices Library: Your go-to resource for CRE strategy, now updated THE BEST PRACTICES LIBRARY: YOUR GO-TO RESOURCE FOR CRE STRATEGY, NOW UPDATED

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Jan 15, 2018

There’s no shortage of commercial real estate content out there (including our own), but the specifics of using CRE tech are a little harder to come by. Well, the Best Practices Library has the answer. We’ve recently made some updates that reflect our latest products, so we hope you&rsqu...

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3 TECH ESSENTIALS FOR RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE BUSINESS 3 TECH ESSENTIALS FOR RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Jan 14, 2018

Technology has become such an essential component in today’s real estate market that, if shunned or underutilized, could impact agents’ ability to sell homes and remain competitive.  In particular, 44 percent of all property searches begin online, according to the National Associati...

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BUYER PERSONAS: THE SECRET TO MORE REAL ESTATE SALES BUYER PERSONAS: THE SECRET TO MORE REAL ESTATE SALES

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Jan 12, 2018

How many real estate ad campaigns do you have running simultaneously? If that question sounds scary, you may need to rethink the way you are promoting your real estate business online. New technologies have radically transformed the way that business owners connect with clients.  This approach ...

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These 5 Easy Tips Will Boost Your Online Reputation in Real Estate THESE 5 EASY TIPS WILL BOOST YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION IN REAL ESTATE

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Jan 11, 2018

Real estate is a career with unlimited potential, but it’s also a highly selective market. Clients are particular about their real estate agents which makes sense: They’re about to make a costly and potentially life-changing investment. What’s highest on a client’s list when ...

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Why Every Contractor Needs Insurance Protection WHY EVERY CONTRACTOR NEEDS INSURANCE PROTECTION

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Jan 11, 2018

Contractors face many challenges even when a project is moving ahead as planned. General contractors have contractual obligations and the threat of a financial loss if a construction defect claim is filed. In order to guard against losses associated with injuries or other damages, contractors need t...

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5 Tips to Step-Up Your Real Estate Social Media Marketing in 2018 5 TIPS TO STEP-UP YOUR REAL ESTATE SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING IN 2018

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Jan 11, 2018

Whether you believe it or not, the majority of the real estate market has moved online. What used to be an industry that depended on cold calling and traditional marketing, has now moved to an industry that relies heavily on social media marketing. If you’re a realtor, you understand how big o...

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6 Ways To Make More Time For Achieving Your Real Estate Goals 6 WAYS TO MAKE MORE TIME FOR ACHIEVING YOUR REAL ESTATE GOALS

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Jan 11, 2018

Did you know, “I don’t have enough time” is the second most common excuse people make for not being able to achieve their goals? That’s right, the “don’t have enough time” excuse comes right after the “don’t having enough money” excuse acco...

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3 Types of Commercial Real Estate Leases 3 TYPES OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LEASES

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Jan 11, 2018

Commercial real estate leases can seem daunting, especially since they’re a long-term commitment that can cost a lot of money. But, they’re not as complicated as many think. There are three categories of leases when it comes to commercial real estate: Gross Lease (also known as Full Serv...

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6 real estate marketing predictions for 2018 6 REAL ESTATE MARKETING PREDICTIONS FOR 2018

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Jan 10, 2018

Last year was an exciting time for real estate marketing and we saw real estate agents embrace the power of digital technology like never before. We watched as Realtors ditched the mentality that their website is a business card, and saw them conquer new frontiers as they transformed their small ter...

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Looking Ahead: What’s to Come for Affordable Housing in 2018 LOOKING AHEAD: WHAT’S TO COME FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN 2018

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Jan 10, 2018

The beginning of each new year offers an opportunity to reevaluate what’s needed and important in our communities. Throughout Greater Boston, preserving affordability has remained a crucial issue, as living costs and property values continue to skyrocket and burden low-income residents. As we ...

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How Blockchain Could Revolutionize Real Estate? HOW BLOCKCHAIN COULD REVOLUTIONIZE REAL ESTATE?

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Jan 10, 2018

Over the last 6 months, the buzzword has been cryptocurrencies, so when we started hearing that our agents wanted to get their commissions paid in cryptocurrencies – we had to look at the possibility of giving that option to our agents in California and Nevada.The advent of cryptocurrencies, s...

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Five Unintended Consequences of a Commercial Real Estate Move FIVE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF A COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MOVE

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Jan 10, 2018

As you pull into your business home, you realize all of the parking spaces are consumed – and you’re forced to park in the adjacent lot.
When you enter the front door, you are greeted by several employees who co-habitate because your office space is insufficient for the body count...

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Property Marketing Made Easy with ClientLook and Buildout PROPERTY MARKETING MADE EASY WITH CLIENTLOOK AND BUILDOUT

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Jan 10, 2018

The integration between ClientLook and Buildout makes selling and leasing your availabilities easier than ever before. This market leading innovation allows you to build your property inventory in ClientLook while you maintain great relationships with investors, tenants, landlords and owners. When t...

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4 Tips to Find the Right Real Estate Agent 4 TIPS TO FIND THE RIGHT REAL ESTATE AGENT

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Jan 09, 2018

Finding the perfect real estate agent can make all the difference in your home search. However, many people don’t know where to start or what to look for when choosing an agent. Read on to discover how to get the best agent in your corner.

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Ten Lessons for Land Agents from a Decade in the Dirt TEN LESSONS FOR LAND AGENTS FROM A DECADE IN THE DIRT

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Jan 09, 2018

This January marks 10 years that I have been in the land brokerage business. Most of the lessons for land agents I have learned came by trial and error, and some have been impressed upon me deeply. That is what happens when you are clueless about what you are getting into, as I was when jumping into...

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How to Become a Local Real Estate Market Expert HOW TO BECOME A LOCAL REAL ESTATE MARKET EXPERT

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Jan 09, 2018

Real estate, like politics, is all local. When buyers and sellers are browsing the internet looking for the right agent to guide them through their next transaction, they’re looking for a local real estate market expert. Of course, they’re looking for someone with in-depth market knowled...

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Achieving High Stable Returns by Investing in Real Estate Notes ACHIEVING HIGH STABLE RETURNS BY INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE NOTES

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Jan 08, 2018

Many of our clients want the benefits of investing in real estate but not the problems associated with being landlords. Few realize that they can accomplish that goal by buying or participating in residential mortgage notes. Investing in mortgages can provide stable, reliable returns without the pro...

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Reality Check: Why Home Inspections Matter REALITY CHECK: WHY HOME INSPECTIONS MATTER

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Jan 08, 2018

One of the best pieces of advice you can heed when it comes to buying a house is to order a home inspection. Regardless of whether you're a first-time homebuyer or an old pro, you might have on rose-colored glasses when it comes to buying a house  your future home. Luckily, a certified home...

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What to know about cannabis real estate, and what might be changing WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS REAL ESTATE, AND WHAT MIGHT BE CHANGING

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Jan 08, 2018

Those interested in the cannabis industry will have a lot to talk about in the coming months. With the legalization of recreational cannabis sales in California, which went into effect on January 1, 2018, there are a total of nine states where the average citizen can purchase marijuana products, so ...

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20 Ideas to Tweet About Your CRE Business 20 IDEAS TO TWEET ABOUT YOUR CRE BUSINESS

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Jan 05, 2018

Twitter is one of the key social media platforms commercial real estate companies can leverage to create awareness, help build relationships, and stay top of mind with prospects and clients. With its quick-to-digest format (limited to 280 characters), there are many ways to increase visibility and c...

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9 SEO Hacks For Your Real Estate Investor Website 9 SEO HACKS FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE INVESTOR WEBSITE

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Jan 05, 2018

Offline advertising has always been an important marketing avenue for real estate investors to find great deals and get their properties sold. Direct mail campaigns, ads in community newspapers, local and regional radio and even TV spots have all proven to be effective ways to promote property listi...

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TOP 3 INSTAGRAM MARKETING DO’S & DON’TS FOR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS TOP 3 INSTAGRAM MARKETING DO’S & DON’TS FOR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

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Jan 05, 2018

In this article, I will teach you how to leverage your Instagram audience and promote your real estate business for maximum results. The goal here is to share some tips and tricks that you should follow in order to get the most engagement and better viewership on your Instagram account.

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6 Key Elements to Assessing Technology Costs in Construction 6 KEY ELEMENTS TO ASSESSING TECHNOLOGY COSTS IN CONSTRUCTION

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Jan 04, 2018

One of the most important things you can do when picking out new construction management software (or hardware) for your business is to evaluate how much it’s going to cost not just up front, but over time as well. This is called “total cost of ownership” (TCO) and while it’s...

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Real Estate Predictions in 2018 REAL ESTATE PREDICTIONS IN 2018

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Jan 04, 2018

The new year brings a renewed focus on personal goals: things like reading more and working out. Along with the resolve to improve physical fitness, many people are also committing to fiscal fitness—specifically, home ownership—as a goal for 2018. The last few months of 2017 brought chan...

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What Does It Take to Be a Successful Land Real Estate Agent? WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL LAND REAL ESTATE AGENT?

blog article

Jan 04, 2018

The land real estate business isn’t for everyone. It’s a field that requires enormous amounts of self-motivation, individuality, and hard work. It’s a field where working around the clock isn’t exceptional – it’s expected. That might seem overwhelming for some peo...

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The High Cost of Bad Customer Service in Real Estate THE HIGH COST OF BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE IN REAL ESTATE

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Jan 04, 2018

Just as dark is the absence of light, and cold is the absence of heat, bad customer service in real estate is the lack of something extra. Real estate agents seldom commit blatant errors in their customer service delivery. Rather, their mistakes are of omission: neglecting to provide the little extr...

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10 New Year’s resolutions worth keeping for every CRE broker 10 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS WORTH KEEPING FOR EVERY CRE BROKER

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Jan 04, 2018

We looked back at a year of blog posts to bring you the 10 New Year’s resolutions every broker should consider making and keeping in 2018. Feeling inspired? Pick one of these ideas and make it happen. Remember, success isn’t just about reading something and bookmarking it for later: it&r...

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Construction and Robotics In 2018 Real Estate CONSTRUCTION AND ROBOTICS IN 2018 REAL ESTATE

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Jan 03, 2018

Real estate is an investment that is often won or lost on the margins. While unusual macroeconomic trends and catastrophic events can create an overwhelming environment that makes either success or failure inevitable, the more common dynamic is for relatively small, incremental developments and deci...

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New Year, New House? Here’s How to Prepare for the 2018 Market NEW YEAR, NEW HOUSE? HERE’S HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE 2018 MARKET

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Jan 03, 2018

After the holidays is a great time to clear out all the things you no longer need,” says Redfin Charleston agent Tammy Trenholm. “Decide what you want to keep and then pack and store anything you don’t immediately need at your new place. Be sure to organize your closets and pantrie...

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Sellers: It SELLERS: IT'S RISKY PRICING HIGH TO 'SEE WHAT HAPPENS'

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Jan 03, 2018

Every seller wants to get the best deal for their house—especially when you consider that as much as $500,000 in profit can be earned tax-free. So why not just price your house to the moon? After all, you can just bring it down later, right?

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5 Tips To Begin Investing In Real Estate 5 TIPS TO BEGIN INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

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Jan 02, 2018

Are you a beginner looking to get involved in Real Estate? Have you heard about all of the millionaires & billionaires who have made their riches using this investment vehicle? Good, because sometimes it is more important to be working in the right medium than being the most educated or hardwork...

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Real Estate Investing Hacks To Usher In The New Year REAL ESTATE INVESTING HACKS TO USHER IN THE NEW YEAR

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Jan 02, 2018

Real estate investing hacks, as the phrase would lead many to believe, are nothing more than simple ways to improve the daily operations of one’s investing business. By definition, hacks need to be simple enough to carry out immediately, but well-worth the investment of implementing them. In o...

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Generate Endless Leads With Real Estate SEO GENERATE ENDLESS LEADS WITH REAL ESTATE SEO

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Jan 02, 2018

In a world of instant information and where people favor screens over faces, it is essential for real estate entrepreneurs to step up their online presences. One way to stand out from the crowd is to embrace real estate SEO, also known as “search engine optimization.” Utilizing real esta...

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The Most Important Financial Goals For A Real Estate Business THE MOST IMPORTANT FINANCIAL GOALS FOR A REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Jan 02, 2018

Financial goals for a real estate business can range from the utterly useless to the invaluable. For every ground-breaking goal that elevates a business to a higher level, there are several poor aspirations that are otherwise miscalculated, and it’s absolutely imperative that you (as a real es...

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Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality For Builders VIRTUAL REALITY, AUGMENTED REALITY, AND MIXED REALITY FOR BUILDERS

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Dec 30, 2017

Virtual reality is in the beginning stages of impacting our everyday world. Since the release of the Occulus Rift last year, VR has become the newest frontier of technological innovation. Regarding marketing luxury real estate it's changing the entire business model. Because virtual reality is s...

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Las Vegas, NV Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis LAS VEGAS, NV REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Dec 30, 2017

Few housing markets have experienced a boom in sound fundamentals on the same level as the Las Vegas real estate market. As a result, Sin City has become the beneficiary of some rather impressive appreciation rates, the likes of which many homeowners thought were impossible just a few short years ag...

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How the 2018 Tax Reform Bill will Affect Real Estate HOW THE 2018 TAX REFORM BILL WILL AFFECT REAL ESTATE

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Dec 30, 2017

Homeowners who have lived in their property as their primary residence for two out of the last five years still qualify for the full tax exemption, up to 250,000 profit (gain) on the sale for an individual, or 500,000 profit (gain) on the sale if filing jointly. See IRS website for full details. Thi...

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5 Updates Your Home Needs Every 10 Years 5 UPDATES YOUR HOME NEEDS EVERY 10 YEARS

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Dec 29, 2017

Home maintenance increases the value of your home should you decide to sell it. If you’ve been in your home for 10 years, keep in mind and consider the following 5 updates to keep it in best condition.

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REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY 2017 AND ROAD MAP FOR 2018 REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY 2017 AND ROAD MAP FOR 2018

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Dec 28, 2017

This was landmark steps that arrived at wiping out unaccounted money from circulation and reduce tax evasion. Due to this, the sales of residential units were impacted in first 3months of 2017. During this period investors with white money had also adopted a policy of wait and watch expecting decrea...

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3 Real Estate Business Goals Within The Reach Of New Investors 3 REAL ESTATE BUSINESS GOALS WITHIN THE REACH OF NEW INVESTORS

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Dec 26, 2017

Real estate business goals are pivotal for every investor, from the savvy veteran to the up-and-coming rookie. When all is said and done, it’s our goals that give us something to aim at on our ascent up the real estate investing ladder; the North Star that gives us direction. Real estate busin...

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The Benefits of Electronic Transactions in Property Management THE BENEFITS OF ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS IN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

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Dec 26, 2017

Most modern renters will agree that electronic rent payments are more convenient than writing a check, finding an envelope and stamp, and going to a mail drop box. In the same way that technology shapes the retail industry, and savvy retail merchants develop agile, consumer-centric policies to remai...

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Top Tools for Real Estate Agents In 2018 TOP TOOLS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN 2018

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Dec 26, 2017

Looking for digital tools to streamline your work can be a headache after one Google search returns hundreds of different options. But fear not, agents, we’ve done the legwork for you by parsing through to find the best tools for success used by other agents. Here are the top 7 tools you can&r...

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The Definitive Guide to Real Estate Marketing on LinkedIn THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO REAL ESTATE MARKETING ON LINKEDIN

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Dec 25, 2017

LinkedIn is the most powerful and active business social network on the planet and we already wrote about how it should form an integral part of a commercial real estate social media marketing strategy. For this reason alone, every commercial real estate company and professional should be using it a...

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ADVICE for this CRAZY Commercial Real Estate Market ADVICE FOR THIS CRAZY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET

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Dec 25, 2017

This commercial real estate market reminds me of an opened bag of potato chips – with 98.5% of them eaten. The full chips are consumed – functional buildings, with good owner motivation, priced aggressively but still within reason. What remains are the remnants of the whole crunch &ndash...

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5 Big CRE Trends Going Into 2018 5 BIG CRE TRENDS GOING INTO 2018

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Dec 24, 2017

Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking with Rick Lackey, president and founder of Real Professionals Network. RPN provides a mastermind orientation for commercial real estate professionals across several markets in North America. I have known Rick for several years, but never had the chance to at...

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2 Ways Millennials Will Affect The 2018 Housing Market 2 WAYS MILLENNIALS WILL AFFECT THE 2018 HOUSING MARKET

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Dec 22, 2017

Over the past several years, generation Y — most commonly known as the millennial generation — has been a heated topic of discussion. Whether it be about their work habits or the way they are expected to impact the 2018 housing market, you rarely hear crickets when it comes to the subjec...

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2018 Construction Industry Trends: Here’s What to Expect 2018 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRENDS: HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT

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Dec 21, 2017

Technology is always the future, but exactly what type of technology are we talking about in the construction industry? The most likely candidates are 3D printing and drones. Just a few years ago, 3D printing was a nascent technology used to create basic plastic models. Today? Its applications inclu...

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2018 Real Estate Trends You Can’t Ignore 2018 REAL ESTATE TRENDS YOU CAN’T IGNORE

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Dec 21, 2017

What do you think will be the most prominent 2018 real estate trends? As we enter the home stretch of 2017, it is only natural for investors to reflect upon the successes and failures of the past year. Contemplating how to improve upon past mistakes, while anticipating how 2018 real estate trends mi...

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KATHERINE KIERNAN FINDS HER PROFESSIONAL HOME AT KW KATHERINE KIERNAN FINDS HER PROFESSIONAL HOME AT KW

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Dec 21, 2017

Despite her accomplishments as a high-performing agent at Element Realty, with $24 million in closed volume and 104 units in 2016, Katherine Kiernan was ready to quit real estate. The brokerage lacked education opportunities, organization, innovative ideas and a culture that supported her team&rsquo...

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2018 Housing Market Forecast 2018 HOUSING MARKET FORECAST

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Dec 19, 2017

With 2017 nearly in the books, now is just as good of a time as any to take a crack at the 2018 housing market forecast. And while predicting exactly what will happen in the coming year is nothing more than a fool’s errand, it can be incredibly valuable to make educated guesses on current tren...

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How To Find Real Estate Investing Clubs In 2018 HOW TO FIND REAL ESTATE INVESTING CLUBS IN 2018

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Dec 18, 2017

Have you heard about the benefits of real estate investing clubs, but aren’t sure what they are and how to find a good one in your area? In an earlier column, we covered what a real estate investing club could do for your career, and how it could help take your entrepreneurial journey to the n...

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Realty Point unfolds platform for real estate marketing REALTY POINT UNFOLDS PLATFORM FOR REAL ESTATE MARKETING

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Dec 18, 2017

A Lagos  based real estate developer, Realty Point has launched a scheme that will assist estate agents to earn commission electronically from sales and through referrals. The platform known as Realty Point Independent Sales Agency (RISA), according to the managing director and Chief Executive ...

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Why Cambodia Real Estate is Asia’s Best Value Play WHY CAMBODIA REAL ESTATE IS ASIA’S BEST VALUE PLAY

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Dec 17, 2017

Cambodia, a small nation of just under 16 million people, probably isn’t the first place you’d consider buying property in. In fact, thoughts of genocide and the Khmer Rouge might enter your mind first when “Cambodia” is mentioned. That’s almost certainly the case if yo...

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The evolution of Free Zones and their impact on Dubai’s commercial real estate THE EVOLUTION OF FREE ZONES AND THEIR IMPACT ON DUBAI’S COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Dec 14, 2017

The impact of this on Dubai’s commercial real estate has been substantial. Large international corporates operating out of Dubai have been attracted to Free Zones, not just because of the ease and liberty of doing business, but also because of the attractive infrastructure they offer, includin...

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3 Commercial Real Estate Deal Gimmicks – Be Aware! 3 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEAL GIMMICKS – BE AWARE!

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Dec 13, 2017

Our commercial real estate market has progressed to the point of absurdity – in many instances. Six full priced offers on a new listing whose ask eclipses the recent comps by 15%. Or, sellers who are “dug-in” and not willing to listen to reason and therefore unwilling to budge on t...

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3 Ways Your CRM Can Improve Client Communications 3 WAYS YOUR CRM CAN IMPROVE CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS

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Dec 13, 2017

As you continue to grow your commercial real estate business and your client base, it’s important to utilize all of the features of your customer relationship management (CRM) software to ensure that you are nurturing leads and managing all of your clients efficiently. After all, success in th...

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8 Real Estate Predictions For 2018 8 REAL ESTATE PREDICTIONS FOR 2018

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Dec 12, 2017

What a difference a decade makes. In 2007-08, the real estate market unraveled. Today, it looks absolutely wonderful. The National Association of Realtors has a cheery outlook on 2018, predicting that total existing home sales in the second quarter of next year will keep pace with the same period th...

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Investing in Real Estate vs. Investing in Agriculture INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE VS. INVESTING IN AGRICULTURE

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Dec 12, 2017

Savvy investors have long realized the advantages of owning real, tangible assets, especially those backed by underlying land. Real estate, both commercial and residential, is probably most familiar option to investors that meets that criteria. But agriculture offers many of the same benefits, and c...

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KW LABS TRANSFORMS REAL ESTATE AGENTS FROM DIGITAL CONSUMERS TO CREATORS KW LABS TRANSFORMS REAL ESTATE AGENTS FROM DIGITAL CONSUMERS TO CREATORS

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Dec 11, 2017

A company decides to develop a tech product – developers disappear into a hole to design it, while consumers anxiously await its release. Once the first iteration of the product is available, it is riddled with bugs, requiring many fixes before it can run smoothly.

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Experts seek law to tackle housing challenges EXPERTS SEEK LAW TO TACKLE HOUSING CHALLENGES

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Dec 11, 2017

Stakeholders in the housing sector have advocated for a law that will help Nigerians surmount challenges facing the provision of affordable housing in the country. They also said that time has come for government at all levels to leverage and unlock the potentials in that sector to improve the econo...

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4 GOP Tax Proposals That Could Impact Commercial Real Estate 4 GOP TAX PROPOSALS THAT COULD IMPACT COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Dec 11, 2017

Commercial real estate (CRE) values in aggregate are impacted by a host of different factors including but not limited to the overall economy, interest rates, supply and demand, and government policies. As we head into 2018 and beyond, all of these factors will continue play a role in the CRE prices...

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7 Construction Estimating Tips That Will Save You Money 7 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING TIPS THAT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY

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Dec 07, 2017

Construction management software can certainly help, but there are a few pitfalls out there that even the most experienced construction manager can fall into if they’re not careful. We’ve identified some of the biggest areas where construction managers make mistakes and come up with seve...

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5 BIG CRE TRENDS GOING INTO 2018 5 BIG CRE TRENDS GOING INTO 2018

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Dec 07, 2017

RPN provides a mastermind orientation for commercial real estate professionals across several markets in North America. I have known Rick for several years but never had the chance to attend on of RPN’s meetings until recently when Rick traveled to Raleigh.

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How Will a Turbulent 2017 Affect Housing in 2018? HOW WILL A TURBULENT 2017 AFFECT HOUSING IN 2018?

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Dec 07, 2017

2017 was a year of political, environmental, and economic change. It brought the country a new presidential administration, a flurry of devastating natural disasters, and the lowest inventory of homes for sale on record. Will this turbulence bring about a different housing market in 2018? We think s...

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Foreign Property Ownership in Asia: Your 5 Best Options FOREIGN PROPERTY OWNERSHIP IN ASIA: YOUR 5 BEST OPTIONS

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Dec 07, 2017

Buying real estate is one of the most common ways people invest offshore. Perks include rental income, the ability to turn it into a second home, and the fact that governments don’t make you report international property.

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3 Tips to Help the Modern CRE Firm Hire the Right Talent 3 TIPS TO HELP THE MODERN CRE FIRM HIRE THE RIGHT TALENT

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Dec 07, 2017

With the wealth of valuable data becoming available, CRE professionals who rely on gut instincts to make decisions will be left behind. Firms therefore need to be on the lookout for candidates who are able to make sense of data, as well as translate it into smart business decisions.

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Real Estate Contractor Or DIY: How Will You Flip Your Investment Property? REAL ESTATE CONTRACTOR OR DIY: HOW WILL YOU FLIP YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY?

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Dec 06, 2017

Whether hiring a seasoned real estate contractor or electing to take the do-it-yourself (DIY) route, there are various approaches to flipping an investment property. However, if you are considering working on a property yourself, and decide to forego the services of a licensed real estate contractor...

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Five things to consider when weighing up global real estate risk FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN WEIGHING UP GLOBAL REAL ESTATE RISK

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Dec 06, 2017

A wide range of global changes and challenges mean security and scale of income has become a major driver of investor decisions, so the ability of cities to attract people and talent pools will be a key determinant of income security in the coming decade. In our latest publication, 'Impacts: the...

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The 10 Best U.S. Markets for Real Estate Investors, 2017 THE 10 BEST U.S. MARKETS FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS, 2017

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Dec 06, 2017

Nashville, Tennessee tops the list in 2017, with a combination of a massive 12.8% year-over-year appreciation rate and a middle-of-the-pack 6.32% rent-to-value ratio. The appreciation comes as no surprise to folks who live in Nashville, nor to those of us who have been watching Nashville during the ...

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Create​ ​your​ ​dream​ ​team:​ ​Adding​ ​former​ ​elite​ ​athletes​ ​to​ ​your​ ​CRE roster CREATE​ ​YOUR​ ​DREAM​ ​TEAM:​ ​ADDING​ ​FORMER​ ​ELITE​ ​ATHLETES​ ​TO​ ​YOUR​ ​CRE ROSTER

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Dec 06, 2017

Looking to hire new brokers to your team? There are plenty of salespeople out there, but it can be difficult to find the right fit for commercial real estate, a competitive industry with long deal timelines and complex transactions.

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6 Real Estate Construction Questions Every Investor Should Ask 6 REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION QUESTIONS EVERY INVESTOR SHOULD ASK

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Dec 05, 2017

Working with a contractor on a rehab can be stressful, and that’s even under the best of circumstances. Knowing which real estate construction questions, you need to ask, before any work gets done, is vital to protecting your asset and seeing your investment through to completion. What are tho...

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Global house price growth weakens GLOBAL HOUSE PRICE GROWTH WEAKENS

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Dec 05, 2017

The main story from this quarter’s data is of slowing growth. Overall, the index increased by 5.1% year-on-year compared with 6.3% last quarter. This represents the index’s lowest rate of annual growth since the start of 2016.

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Retail Landlords Don’t Get a Holiday Break RETAIL LANDLORDS DON’T GET A HOLIDAY BREAK

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Dec 05, 2017

It’s important for retail real estate landlords to pay attention to how tenants perform during this crucial time of year. The holiday season is make-or-break time for many retailers, making it the same for shopping center landlords, since the health of a tenant is often directly related to the...

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Bitcoin or Real Estate: Which is the Better Investment? BITCOIN OR REAL ESTATE: WHICH IS THE BETTER INVESTMENT?

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Dec 05, 2017

Bitcoin can be used to buy things electronically. In that sense, they’re like conventional dollars, euros, or yen, which are also traded digitally. However, bitcoin’s most important characteristic, and the thing that makes it different to conventional money, is that it is decentralized. ...

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OKANAGAN REAL ESTATE MARKET STATISTICS – NOVEMBER 2017 OKANAGAN REAL ESTATE MARKET STATISTICS – NOVEMBER 2017

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Dec 05, 2017

There were 189 sales, 759 active listings, and a $674,598 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 50. The condo market featured 112 sales and 313 active listings at the end of the month. The average sal...

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NORTH DELTA, SURREY, LANGLEY AND FRASER VALLEY REAL ESTATE MARKET STATISTICS – NOVEMBER 2017 NORTH DELTA, SURREY, LANGLEY AND FRASER VALLEY REAL ESTATE MARKET STATISTICS – NOVEMBER 2017

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Dec 04, 2017

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $914,900 for detached homes. At the end of the month, there were 139 active listings and 52 sales. The condo market had 10 sales and 14 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $348,100. Townhomes featured 7 sales, 17 active listings and a...

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4 KEY THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IN 2018 4 KEY THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IN 2018

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Dec 02, 2017

2018 is going to be a game changer in the real estate marketing space. The goal of this article is to future-proof yourself with all the changes that are likely to take place in 2018. The real estate marketing landscape has changed significantly in the last 12 months. The way you target potential bu...

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AMAZON ALEXA FOR BUSINESS. AND REAL ESTATE TECH? AMAZON ALEXA FOR BUSINESS. AND REAL ESTATE TECH?

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Dec 01, 2017

How awesome would it be to work with Alexa or any other virtual assistant that could integrate with real estate technology software like MRI or Yardi? Instead of asking follow-up questions to, for instance, an asset manager in a monthly meeting and then wait for them to research a response, which co...

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10 TIPS TO CHOOSE AN EFFECTIVE DOMAIN NAME FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS 10 TIPS TO CHOOSE AN EFFECTIVE DOMAIN NAME FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Nov 30, 2017

The first thing you need is to choose a relevant, and proper domain name for your real estate website. But how do you do that? How can you come up with such domain name ideas?

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Brokers respond: Who do you admire most in this industry, and why? BROKERS RESPOND: WHO DO YOU ADMIRE MOST IN THIS INDUSTRY, AND WHY?

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Nov 30, 2017

Whether it’s a mentor, an older colleague, or even a competitor, chances are you’ve looked at a person you admire and said, “Wow, how do they do that? I’d love to get to their level.”

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9 time saving apps for every CRE broker 9 TIME SAVING APPS FOR EVERY CRE BROKER

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Nov 29, 2017

There are tons of apps out there, and while many are helpful for CRE professionals, it can be daunting trying to find the ones that really make a difference. That’s why we did the dirty work for you. From simplifying leases to staying up to date on industry trends, these 9 apps give you the to...

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Mortgage Tips for First Time Home Buyers MORTGAGE TIPS FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS

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Nov 27, 2017

Buying a home involves a lot of lingoes that the average consumer may not either be aware of or understand.

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6 Questions to Ask Your Commercial Real Estate Developer 6 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER

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Nov 23, 2017

Commercial real estate development is often loaded with great risk and great reward. It can be a big commitment. Like a REALLY big commitment. And when making real estate decisions, it’s not something that should be taken lightly.

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Housing Demand Hits New High Despite Paltry Supply in October HOUSING DEMAND HITS NEW HIGH DESPITE PALTRY SUPPLY IN OCTOBER

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Nov 21, 2017

Existing home sales rose again in October, hitting a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.48 million units, but remains 0.9% lower than a year ago. Prospective homebuyers continue to face a dearth of homes for sale, as sellers show reluctance to list homes. Existing home sales remain well below pre-recessi...

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What Not to Do Before Buying a Home WHAT NOT TO DO BEFORE BUYING A HOME

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Nov 20, 2017

Many first-time home buyers are surprised to discover just how many ways you can mess up a home purchase. You may have got your pre-approval, found a home you loved and made an offer.

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3 Things CRE Professionals are Thankful for in 2017 3 THINGS CRE PROFESSIONALS ARE THANKFUL FOR IN 2017

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Nov 20, 2017

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and while the commercial real estate industry has experienced its share of challenges this year, it’s also evolving at an unprecedented rate. Change creates opportunity, and from booming industrial markets to the promise of new technologies, CRE profess...

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HOW TO GENERATE REFERRALS & NEW CLIENTS FROM OPEN HOUSES HOW TO GENERATE REFERRALS & NEW CLIENTS FROM OPEN HOUSES

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Nov 17, 2017

In this blueprint we will share a proven formula that will generate new referrals and clients form your open houses. If you do not have an active listing you can still use this system to grow your sphere of influence and get a steady source of clients.

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10 Tips For Getting Real Estate Leads From LinkedIn 10 TIPS FOR GETTING REAL ESTATE LEADS FROM LINKEDIN

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Nov 16, 2017

There are over 7 million real estate professionals taking advantage of the site and they are seeing great results when it comes to generating leads. LinkedIn has a high trust status with Google so your profile on there will help boost up your Google ranking when people search for you online. With th...

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The Two Simple Reasons Brokers Need to Use CRE Tech THE TWO SIMPLE REASONS BROKERS NEED TO USE CRE TECH

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Nov 16, 2017

There are two important reasons a commercial real estate broker should use technology to provide unparalleled services to their clients and be viewed as a true value-add partner, and to position themselves to be faster, and more efficient and accurate in their day to day work.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in the Florida Keys SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY BRAND EXPANDS PRESENCE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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Nov 16, 2017

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that its independently owned and operated affiliate, Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty in Islamorada, Florida, has acquired Tradewinds International Real Estate.

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A Look at Virtual Reality Headsets For Real Estate Marketing A LOOK AT VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSETS FOR REAL ESTATE MARKETING

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Nov 15, 2017

Virtual reality has finally entered the mainstream. In 2016 sales of virtual reality headsets reached $895 million dollars with sales expected to well exceed one billion dollars in 2017. Originally centered around gaming, VR technology has found a home in commercial applications. As real estate brok...

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Robotics & Cognitive Automation in Real Estate ROBOTICS & COGNITIVE AUTOMATION IN REAL ESTATE

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Nov 15, 2017

The pervasive nature of robotics combined with new developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI), has thrown open doors to endless possibilities, especially in business. There are many discussions about robots, their uses, and limitations. In fact, robots have recently been embroiled in an internatio...

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