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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 24, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thin...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even ...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

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Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an example, one of the main questions someone typically h...

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Twitter Advertising for Real Estate: Here are the Dos and Donts to remember TWITTER ADVERTISING FOR REAL ESTATE: HERE ARE THE DOS AND DONTS TO REMEMBER

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Jun 24, 2019

Are you looking for an easy way to revamp your real estate marketing strategy? Would you like to integrate a new tool for better lead generation? If so, it is time to learn about Twitter real estate advertising.

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BOSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET 2019: 5 BEST NEIGHBORHOODS BOSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET 2019: 5 BEST NEIGHBORHOODS

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Jun 23, 2019

The Boston real estate market offers tremendous investment opportunities in 2019. The city has a lot to offer in terms of high-end amenities and its economy is still booming. More importantly, Boston house prices have been steadily rising in recent years with no signs of slowing down. Needless to sa...

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What Is a Brokerage Fee in Real Estate? WHAT IS A BROKERAGE FEE IN REAL ESTATE?

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Jun 22, 2019

Buying a home or selling one is the most significant financial transaction that most people will make. As such, many seek the assistance of a real estate agent. Of course, for their knowledge and expertise, these professionals charge a brokerage fee.

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Technology and the future of real estate TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE

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Jun 21, 2019

From the latter decades of the 20th century, technology has seeped into most facets of commercial industry. Computers, digitisation and the internet have permanently altered how we consume goods and services. You only have to look at the explosion of companies like Amazon and Netflix, to realise how...

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How Digital Real Estate Can Help You Gather Leads HOW DIGITAL REAL ESTATE CAN HELP YOU GATHER LEADS

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Jun 20, 2019

Digital real estate is defined in many ways, but generally, it refers to your virtual presence on the internet, including social media accounts, website domains, email messages and other digital mediums to which you contribute, control or that have your identity represented.

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5 Ways to Grow Your Real Estate Business by Networking 5 WAYS TO GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS BY NETWORKING

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Jun 20, 2019

If you are looking for a new way to grow your business, go to the contacts app on your phone. Now, scroll to the bottom and you will find the total number of contacts that you have saved. This number might surprise you, because you most likely do not connect with all of these people on a regular bas...

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20 Real Estate Housing Statistics for 2019 20 REAL ESTATE HOUSING STATISTICS FOR 2019

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Jun 19, 2019

Housing statistics give real estate agents factual insight into the evolving real estate market. These stats can be used to plan marketing strategies, understand client concerns, and choose farm areas. Additionally, these statistics mark trends in the industry, which allow agents to plan for shifts ...

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

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Jun 19, 2019

Attracting qualified real estate leads to your business requires more than an expertly branded website. These days, social media is doing much of the heavy lifting. While LinkedIn and Facebook have secured their dominance as the original tried-and-true online social networks, you shouldn’t ove...

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After a Real Estate Open House, What to Do with Those Sign-ups AFTER A REAL ESTATE OPEN HOUSE, WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE SIGN-UPS

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Jun 18, 2019

The most important part of a real estate open house isn’t necessarily the staging of the home or how good a host you are or how well your refreshments are liked. Those are important, of course, but perhaps the most critical thing is the survey sign-in sheet or app. There are two ways to handle...

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7 WAYS TO FIND DISTRESSED REAL ESTATE PROPERTY 7 WAYS TO FIND DISTRESSED REAL ESTATE PROPERTY

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Jun 18, 2019

Distressed real estate refers to homes whose current owners cannot maintain them. These properties are often neglected and in poor condition or risk falling into foreclosure due to defaulted mortgage payments and/or unpaid taxes. What is common among all distressed real estate properties is a low pr...

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10 TIPS TO SUCCEED AS A RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGER 10 TIPS TO SUCCEED AS A RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGER

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Jun 18, 2019

Residential property management is one of the most competitive real estate careers. It is therefore very crucial to have the abilities and skills that will help you stay ahead of the competition. Combined with determination and self-discipline, these property manager skills will enhance both your pe...

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DIGITAL MARKETING TOOLS AND TIPS TO GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS DIGITAL MARKETING TOOLS AND TIPS TO GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Jun 17, 2019

In todays digital world, a website is essential for your real estate business: No one will believe you are a real business if they cant find you online. But the value of digital marketing goes further: Done right, it energizes your real estate practice with a consistent flow of buyers and sellers re...

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How To Determine Value In Today HOW TO DETERMINE VALUE IN TODAY'S REAL ESTATE MARKET

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Jun 17, 2019

In order to determine the value of a home in today's real estate market, you need to have a keen understanding of the current relative supply of homes for sale. Whether selling or buying, a solid understanding of price and value will enable you to better negotiate a transaction as you'll und...

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REAL ESTATE TIP OF THE WEEK: HOW TO IMPLEMENT VOICE SEARCH REAL ESTATE TIP OF THE WEEK: HOW TO IMPLEMENT VOICE SEARCH

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Jun 17, 2019

While we all know keywords are pivotal to help your real estate website track well on Google, it might be surprising to learn about voice searches. With smartphones, any consumer can ask their phone a question by voice instead of typing it in. ComScore has predicted that by 2020, 50% of all searches...

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How to Pick the Perfect Real Estate Farm HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT REAL ESTATE FARM

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Jun 17, 2019

Farming is not just growing crops in a field. In real estate, farming means growing your business by marketing yourself to a specific area, or farm. A farm can be any geographic or demographic area in which you want to focus your business. Examples of farming include direct mail, postcards, door kno...

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Should You Pull Your Money Out of the Real Estate Market? SHOULD YOU PULL YOUR MONEY OUT OF THE REAL ESTATE MARKET?

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Jun 16, 2019

If you look at the real estate markets across the country, they have surpassed the peaks of 2005 and 2006. If you look at the stock market and Dow Jones Industrial Average and a lot of other indexes across the world, they are all at all-time highs.

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AIRBNB PALM SPRINGS: A GOOD REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT IN 2019? AIRBNB PALM SPRINGS: A GOOD REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT IN 2019?

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Jun 16, 2019

Every year in the US real estate market, short-term rentals become more and more popular and with that, they become more and more profitable. An Airbnb rental is, on average, the best real estate investment in many state and local markets according to Mashvisor’s data. The California real esta...

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IRR vs ROI in Real Estate: What’s the Difference? IRR VS ROI IN REAL ESTATE: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

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Jun 14, 2019

Why are we even discussing IRR vs ROI? Because these two return metrics are some of the most commonly used by investors in an investment property analysis when evaluating the potential profitability of a real estate investment, or determining the performance of a completed investment. While both mig...

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How to Have Better Client Meetings for Real Estate Agents HOW TO HAVE BETTER CLIENT MEETINGS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Jun 13, 2019

Everyone in real estate knows that social media cannot replace face-to-face interaction but just complement it. So, even though we live in the age of Facebook and Instagram, meeting your clients in person is a must. However, not every meeting with a client ends up being effective. In fact, if you do...

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How to Write a Real Estate Marketing Plan Step By Step HOW TO WRITE A REAL ESTATE MARKETING PLAN STEP BY STEP

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Jun 13, 2019

What’s the secret to building an effective real estate marketing plan? It’s not an easy thing to answer. You probably notice other real estate pros successfully promoting properties online and in real life. Ever wonder how they do it? Do they know some real estate marketing strategy that...

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How To Get Started In Real Estate HOW TO GET STARTED IN REAL ESTATE

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Jun 13, 2019

Great news: Multiple sources report that the outlook for the U.S housing market remains strong. We owe this to several factors—continued job growth, wage increases, and mortgage rates that have remained in a historically low range for quite some time (keeping housing payments affordable for ho...

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“Game of Thrones” comes to the Real Estate Industry – Part 1 “GAME OF THRONES” COMES TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY – PART 1

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Jun 13, 2019

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the future of not just the players in the real estate industry but the industry itself. Who wins and who loses in the next several years depends on various combinations of many factors against the backdrop of an uncertain environment, not unlike “G...

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The 3 Things You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market THE 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TODAY’S REAL ESTATE MARKET

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Jun 12, 2019

Depending on which news outlet you go to, you may hear some pretty contrasting takes on the current real estate market. Some say the market is going up, others say we’re headed towards a crash similar to the one in 2008. Instead of relying on over-sensationalized media reports, we prefer to lo...

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What’s Ahead in the U.S. Housing Market and What is the Impact on Relocation? WHAT’S AHEAD IN THE U.S. HOUSING MARKET AND WHAT IS THE IMPACT ON RELOCATION?

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Jun 12, 2019

In a nutshell, the remainder of 2019 seems to be more of the same! According to realtor.com, the market will be very similar to 2018 with little improvement. Below are some of the highlights: Inventory will improve slightly but not enough to meet demand. In April, 2019 inventory was up 4.4% over Apr...

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Top 10 Real Estate Certifications & Designations 2019 TOP 10 REAL ESTATE CERTIFICATIONS & DESIGNATIONS 2019

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Jun 12, 2019

Real estate certifications are specializations agents and other real estate professionals can earn from real estate organizations to expand their expertise and grow their business. Agents and brokers can make the most of certifications by choosing specializations consistent with their professional n...

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How Digital Marketing for Real Estate Can Help Sell Properties HOW DIGITAL MARKETING FOR REAL ESTATE CAN HELP SELL PROPERTIES

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Jun 11, 2019

Digital marketing is the newest way to brand real estate. Here are the best ways to begin a digital marketing strategy for real estate that will help reach prospective buyers and tenants to ultimately close deals.  Increasingly, marketers are realizing the benefits of digital marketing for real...

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5 "Must Have Features" to Have on Your Real Estate Website 5 "MUST HAVE FEATURES" TO HAVE ON YOUR REAL ESTATE WEBSITE

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Jun 11, 2019

A real estate website needs to have the tools and information to help buyers and sellers on their journey. This is done with marketing tools and content that educate them on their problem, provide different solutions to their problem, and drives them to schedule an appointment with you. Websites can...

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How to Set Up a Real Estate Sales Funnel in 10 Steps HOW TO SET UP A REAL ESTATE SALES FUNNEL IN 10 STEPS

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Jun 11, 2019

A real estate sales funnel is the path a buyer takes from when they first encounter your brand to when they convert into a sale. To set up a sales funnel that converts prospects into buyers—ultimately raising profits—agents need to define their audience, track leads with a CRM, and launc...

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How to Afford a Luxury Family Home With a Reasonable Mortgage HOW TO AFFORD A LUXURY FAMILY HOME WITH A REASONABLE MORTGAGE

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Jun 11, 2019

Living in a luxury home is a lifelong dream for many people, but purchasing a beautiful piece of property could end up putting you in debt for 40 years or longer if you aren't careful. Luckily, with a little bit of planning and some patience, you should be able to buy the house of your dreams wi...

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5 Simple Tips to Create Effective Real Estate Newsletters 5 SIMPLE TIPS TO CREATE EFFECTIVE REAL ESTATE NEWSLETTERS

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Jun 10, 2019

This year is set to be a defining moment for the U.S. real estate market as millennials will continue investing in properties. According to Forbes, 45 percent of homebuyers will be millennials in 2019. Despite the growth real estate has showcased in the past few years, one of the biggest challenges ...

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How Real Estate Agents Can Help First-Time Home Buyers HOW REAL ESTATE AGENTS CAN HELP FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS

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Jun 10, 2019

Buying a house, an apartment, or a condo can feel like a daunting task, especially for first-time home buyers. A skilled real estate agent can play a major role in guiding these fledgling property owners through the maze that is a real estate transaction. Dale Schaechterle, the founding partner and ...

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How To Get More Real Estate Listings: 4 Creative Ways HOW TO GET MORE REAL ESTATE LISTINGS: 4 CREATIVE WAYS

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Jun 10, 2019

Looking to get more real estate listings?  You should be if you are looking to have a successful real estate career.  The question is what is the best way to go about doing this in such a competitive market? There are many ways you can try and get real estate listings.  You could cold...

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THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD HIGH-WORTH REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD HIGH-WORTH REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO

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Jun 10, 2019

Your million-dollar real estate portfolio won’t come into being out of an event. It will happen out of a process. It would take time, an enormous amount of patience, and a lot of hard work from your end. Why do you think so many people dream of a “cash cow” portfolio but they never...

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TOP 3 TAX BENEFITS OF REAL ESTATE INVESTING THAT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY TOP 3 TAX BENEFITS OF REAL ESTATE INVESTING THAT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY

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Jun 07, 2019

You most likely went into the real estate investing business to not only create the lifestyle you have dreamed of, but to also build lasting wealth for you and your family. To accomplish this, knowing the ins and outs of property investing is essential, but creating wealth also entails being wise wh...

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5 Highly Effective Examples of Real Estate Ads for Facebook & More 5 HIGHLY EFFECTIVE EXAMPLES OF REAL ESTATE ADS FOR FACEBOOK & MORE

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Jun 07, 2019

What's the purpose of an ad? It's to spread the word about your business, product, or service. Ads increase awareness about your offerings. In the world of real estate, ads are a valuable tool to share information about the services you offer or the homes you're trying to sell. With 50% ...

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How to Get Real Estate Leads with LinkedIn: 11 Pro Tips HOW TO GET REAL ESTATE LEADS WITH LINKEDIN: 11 PRO TIPS

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Jun 06, 2019

If you think LinkedIn is only geared towards C-level executives and business owners, you are wrong. There are over 7 million real estate professionals taking advantage of the site — and they’re seeing great results when it comes to figuring out how to get real estate leads. According to ...

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Real Estate Marketing to Millennials: 26 Tips From the Pros REAL ESTATE MARKETING TO MILLENNIALS: 26 TIPS FROM THE PROS

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Jun 05, 2019

Millennials are very independent and always on the move. As of 2017, they have become the largest age group of homebuyers, which means that it’s time for real estate agents to master the art of real estate marketing to millennials. We asked experts to share marketing tips to reach these aspiri...

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Instagram Ads for Real Estate Marketers: 10 Best Practices INSTAGRAM ADS FOR REAL ESTATE MARKETERS: 10 BEST PRACTICES

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Jun 05, 2019

Sometimes I think I should quit Instagram because I spend so much time on the platform each week, but then I realize that I’d depriving myself of a true guilty pleasure that carries me through each day. Why? Because who doesn’t love scrolling through pictures and videos posted by friends...

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How Millennials are Reshaping the Real Estate Landscape HOW MILLENNIALS ARE RESHAPING THE REAL ESTATE LANDSCAPE

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Jun 05, 2019

Millennials are more technologically adept than previous generations. Because they’re eternally attached to their devices, it’s no surprise that millennials will use every app, website, or any other virtual resources available to them to research homes and neighborhoods. In fact, the Nat...

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AVOIDING AN UNDERWATER MORTGAGE: 7 TIPS FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS AVOIDING AN UNDERWATER MORTGAGE: 7 TIPS FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

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Jun 03, 2019

Investing in a property is a highly leveraged investment. If you buy securities, for example, you can only borrow 50% of their value. On the other hand, if you buy a rental property, you can borrow 80-97% of its value.  However, with high leverage comes high risk. One weakness of the standard m...

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The 5 Best Methods to Start Learning About Real Estate Investing THE 5 BEST METHODS TO START LEARNING ABOUT REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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Jun 03, 2019

What is the “right” source for you to study? Where do you find the best real estate knowledge? Let’s explore several of the most common learning methods you can use to obtain knowledge about the particular real estate niche you want to focus on. When I first got started investing i...

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10 TIPS TO USE FACEBOOK ADS FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS 10 TIPS TO USE FACEBOOK ADS FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Jun 03, 2019

Paid advertising can go a long way towards generating business and growing your customer base. Done right, Facebook ads can generate near-immediate traffic and interest in your listings. Still, many real estate agents face some confusion about the best way to use them. Use these ten tips to help gro...

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7 Real Estate Agent Tips for Dealing With Unresponsive Prospects 7 REAL ESTATE AGENT TIPS FOR DEALING WITH UNRESPONSIVE PROSPECTS

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Jun 03, 2019

Here are seven marketing principles to adhere to when sending a follow-up email after no response. Follow them, and you’re more likely to welcome a few of those potential buyers or sellers back into your open arms.

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What to Expect During the Home Selling Journey WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE HOME SELLING JOURNEY

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Jun 02, 2019

Selling a home rarely proves to be a simple, straightforward process. However, if you plan ahead for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than other sellers to identify and address potential hurdles. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan for the home selling jour...

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Real Estate SEO: Expert Tips to Generate More Leads REAL ESTATE SEO: EXPERT TIPS TO GENERATE MORE LEADS

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May 31, 2019

We know how important SEO is. It plays an even bigger role when it comes to the real estate business. As per a recent survey, about 95% of home buyers use the internet for information during the home buying process. Buyers begin their search online at least six to twelve months prior to making any p...

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How to Make a Stellar Real Estate Cover Video HOW TO MAKE A STELLAR REAL ESTATE COVER VIDEO

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May 30, 2019

With social media becoming more prevalent in digital marketing, people are turning to video to find new ways to drive clients to their sites. A clear cover video for your social networks or website is an easy (and highly effective) way to introduce yourself to new clients. Here are 3 things you need...

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Real Estate Analytics Software: How to Use It to Make Money REAL ESTATE ANALYTICS SOFTWARE: HOW TO USE IT TO MAKE MONEY

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May 30, 2019

First of all, real estate analytics software helps property investors detect the best places to invest in real estate. It helps conduct what we call the real estate market analysis. This process is based on past housing market data as well as present data. It goes through the previous market trends,...

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How Automation is Transforming Commercial Real Estate HOW AUTOMATION IS TRANSFORMING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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May 29, 2019

Technology has been bulldozing work as we know it, for better or worse, for decades leaving commercial real estate largely untouched until now. Real estate is faced with a new level of disruption with the onset of everything from blockchain and 3D-printers to robotics and automation.

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5 Best Practices CRE Brokers Use to Dominate Their Markets 5 BEST PRACTICES CRE BROKERS USE TO DOMINATE THEIR MARKETS

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May 29, 2019

The scope of commercial real estate (CRE) is incredibly broad, including tons of specialized facets that make up the greater whole. These niches give brokerages the opportunity to dominate a piece of the industry, thereby imprinting their name on the bigger picture. Today’s market is full of m...

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How Real Estate Brokers Can Boost Their Efficiency HOW REAL ESTATE BROKERS CAN BOOST THEIR EFFICIENCY

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May 29, 2019

New technology disrupts the way that business is conducted, but sectors are affected differently. While some seek out new tech to slash expenses and reach more customers, others are slow to embrace change and require encouragement. The real estate sector belongs to the latter category. In real estat...

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Millennials Might Regret Mortgages, But Not Their Homes MILLENNIALS MIGHT REGRET MORTGAGES, BUT NOT THEIR HOMES

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May 29, 2019

Young homeowners more often say they rushed through the buying process and have regrets about their mortgage, likely resulting from the challenges young buyers face entering today’s expensive housing market. Still, homeowners of all ages are, for the most part, happy with their home purchases,...

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10 Insanely Simple Real Estate Lead Generation Ideas 10 INSANELY SIMPLE REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION IDEAS

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May 28, 2019

The real estate industry is never static. It is constantly in a state of flux – growing and evolving as new ideas replace older ones. At the heart of this industry are the customers who keep it afloat. Businesses and agents earn their bread by generating new real estate leads. However, with an...

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5 Effective Ways to Use Instagram for Your Luxury Real Estate Brand 5 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO USE INSTAGRAM FOR YOUR LUXURY REAL ESTATE BRAND

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May 28, 2019

Looking to engage with new audiences and connect with your target market? Instagram is the perfect platform for luxury real estate brands looking to expand their reach. In fact, engagement on Instagram is ten times higher than it is for Facebook, and the demographic is substantially more affluent&md...

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Single Family vs. Multifamily Rentals: Which Investment Is Right for YOU? SINGLE FAMILY VS. MULTIFAMILY RENTALS: WHICH INVESTMENT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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May 26, 2019

Single family rental property investors enjoy much greater inventory choices. There are around 5 million home sales in an average year. More choices mean the potential for finding better deals and doing a higher volume of transactions. This may not feel like the case in some areas—for example,...

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Importance of Location Selection In Real Estate IMPORTANCE OF LOCATION SELECTION IN REAL ESTATE

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May 25, 2019

The decision which we take about the place where we live has a Greater Impact In Our Lives. Let’s Look Into The Points To Consider before you Choose A Location to Purchase in Real Estate. While you look for a proper location look into its Geographical Conditions Such as Climate, Job Opportunit...

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How To Start A Rental Property Business Like A Pro HOW TO START A RENTAL PROPERTY BUSINESS LIKE A PRO

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May 24, 2019

As Antoine de Saint-Exupery once said, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Consequently, the best plans have developed a reputation for helping people in every industry realize their own goals, no matter how lofty they may be. There literally isn’t a single professional who cou...

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8 Indisputable Reasons Real Estate Agents NEED to Prioritize Email Marketing 8 INDISPUTABLE REASONS REAL ESTATE AGENTS NEED TO PRIORITIZE EMAIL MARKETING

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May 22, 2019

Real estate agents need to make email marketing a priority. In a survey of agents, email campaigns were named one of the top three effective marketing strategies, right behind referrals and featured listings.

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Should You Wait for the Next Market Crash to Invest in Real Estate? SHOULD YOU WAIT FOR THE NEXT MARKET CRASH TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE?

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May 22, 2019

I’m talking about the real estate market. It’s crazy competitive, hard to find good deals, and sellers receive multiple offers on a lot of properties.  All this has many people thinking, “You know what? I think I’ll just wait for the market to drop again, since it goes u...

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5 Time-Wasters That Hurt Your Real Estate Business 5 TIME-WASTERS THAT HURT YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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May 22, 2019

You know those days where you just can’t motivate yourself to be productive? Those days when Facebook or your favorite movie or video game screams louder than the pile of work in front of you? I feel your pain. At least in my business, we have an excuse we can just call it “writer’...

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3 Ways to Follow Up with Real Estate Leads Generated Online 3 WAYS TO FOLLOW UP WITH REAL ESTATE LEADS GENERATED ONLINE

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May 22, 2019

As the old adage goes “The fortune is in the follow-up.” While the ways in which you can follow up with real estate leads have improved considerably in recent years, the fundamentals haven’t changed. However, these new opportunities have brought about some new twists and turns toda...

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The 5 Best Smart Home Devices for Your Rental Property THE 5 BEST SMART HOME DEVICES FOR YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY

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May 22, 2019

We live in the digital age. It seems that everything is getting more intelligent: from phones and TVs to toasters and washing machines. And home devices are part of this technological trend. In this article, Upkeep Media Inc., after successfully working with many property managers, looks at the best...

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4 myths about commercial real estate brokers—debunked 4 MYTHS ABOUT COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERS—DEBUNKED

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May 21, 2019

Commercial real estate brokers get a bad rap sometimes. They can be seen as pushy and aggressive, or borderline unethical. If you’re a potential prospect, you might get hounded by calls and visits from brokers. If you’re a broker, you could find yourself on a team so competitive you&rsqu...

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Top 9 Cities for Buy and Hold Real Estate Investing in 2019 TOP 9 CITIES FOR BUY AND HOLD REAL ESTATE INVESTING IN 2019

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May 21, 2019

The buy and hold real estate investment strategy was and continues to be the strategy of choice for many investors. It’s simply the purchase of rental properties with the intention of holding them for a long period. The reason why this is the most common strategy in real estate is that investo...

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Real Estate Data Analytics Is What You Need to Get Rich REAL ESTATE DATA ANALYTICS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO GET RICH

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May 20, 2019

For a long time, real estate investing was driven solely by speculation, educated guesses, and gut feeling. As a result, many investors kept making the same mistakes over and over again. While the element of risk cannot be completely eliminated, using real estate data analytics allows people to make...

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ERA Real Estate Expands Florida Presence Through Affiliate’s Growth ERA REAL ESTATE EXPANDS FLORIDA PRESENCE THROUGH AFFILIATE’S GROWTH

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May 20, 2019

ERA Real Estate, a global franchising leader, announced that its franchisee, ERA Real Solutions Realty in Cincinnati, has acquired the Fort Myers-based Right Choice Realty. Through this acquisition, ERA Real Solutions will nearly double its independent sales agent count and expand into three offices...

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Real Estate Landing Pages 2019: The Ultimate Guide REAL ESTATE LANDING PAGES 2019: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

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May 20, 2019

Real estate landing pages help agents capture leads by collecting contact information through listing-focused websites. In general, you can optimize landing pages for real estate by offering potential leads free content or home search and home valuation tools. Then, incorporate informative copy, eas...

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Renting vs Buying: Which is better for you? RENTING VS BUYING: WHICH IS BETTER FOR YOU?

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May 20, 2019

The debate about whether it makes more financial sense to rent or buy has been raging for decades. Advocates of buying argue that when you pay rent you’re paying for someone else’s mortgage. When you buy, you are making an investment, which can significantly increase in value every year ...

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The Best Real Estate Software in 2019: 13 Apps for Real Estate Agents THE BEST REAL ESTATE SOFTWARE IN 2019: 13 APPS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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May 20, 2019

Your real estate clients have been able to show interest in buying a new house or listing their property with just a few clicks on their phone. Agents, on the other hand, have traditionally been tied to their offices, digging through files and emails to find necessary information or faxing paperwork...

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KEEP YOUR REAL ESTATE EMAIL NEWSLETTERS FROM BEING TRASHED KEEP YOUR REAL ESTATE EMAIL NEWSLETTERS FROM BEING TRASHED

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May 20, 2019

It may seem odd for a company that provides direct mail services to the real estate industry to offer advice to agents about best practices for email. Especially when statistics claim that direct mail is more effective than email marketing. But we agreed to set aside this space on our website to off...

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GO FISHING ON FACEBOOK FOR REAL ESTATE LEADS GO FISHING ON FACEBOOK FOR REAL ESTATE LEADS

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May 19, 2019

“Successful marlin fishing involves having the right gear, knowing the right fishing tactics and techniques, and being in the right place at the right time,” according to FishermansOutfitter.com. The same can be said about anything one is trying to capture, from a mouse or a crook to the...

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How to Buy a Home Without Being an Active Investo HOW TO BUY A HOME WITHOUT BEING AN ACTIVE INVESTO

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May 17, 2019

Most of you reading this are thinking about or have already purchased a personal property. This article is to help show you this can be done as an investor, too, and likely sooner and for less money than if you were to try to simply save money for a home. The idea behind this article is to break thr...

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FIVE REASONS TO WORK WITH A LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT FIVE REASONS TO WORK WITH A LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT

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May 16, 2019

The internet has enough information to turn almost any beginner into an experienced do-it-yourselfer. Have a running toilet? Check out a couple of YouTube videos, and the next thing you know you are replacing the float, flapper, chain, and now have a perfectly quiet toilet. Never planned a dinner pa...

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How to Nurture Real Estate Leads to Fruition with Content Marketing HOW TO NURTURE REAL ESTATE LEADS TO FRUITION WITH CONTENT MARKETING

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May 15, 2019

Along with complex decision-making processes and long sales cycles, lead generation is undoubtedly one of the most challenging aspects of real estate marketing. There’s a common misconception that once a lead has successfully entered the sales funnel, business will immediately pick up.

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HOW TO ANALYZE REAL ESTATE DEALS: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE HOW TO ANALYZE REAL ESTATE DEALS: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE

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May 15, 2019

The process of analyzing real estate deals did not come easily even to the top real estate investors in the market. As a beginner, you will have to attend a few open houses, look up a few investment properties for sale online, and perform a real estate investment analysis before you get to the perfe...

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Staging Tips That Will Transform Your Website STAGING TIPS THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR WEBSITE

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May 15, 2019

As a real estate professional, you may be closely familiar with the importance of home staging and how it can become an essential skill when presenting a new home on the market. Staging a home can bring out the very best aspects of a space and can help your audience visualize the actual lifestyle th...

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How to Get Real Estate Listings HOW TO GET REAL ESTATE LISTINGS

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May 14, 2019

Real estate agents can struggle to capture new listings due to experience, seasonality or market fluctuations. When it’s no longer prime selling season, it’s especially challenging to convince a homeowner that they should list their home for sale. In fact, the Zillow Group Consumer Housi...

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Ways to Generate Real Estate Buyer Leads WAYS TO GENERATE REAL ESTATE BUYER LEADS

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May 14, 2019

Leads, contacts, prospects whatever your terminology may be, real estate buyer leads are the foundation of your business. A buyer’s information may be obtained through a paid online service, like social advertising, or through offline means such as referrals and campaigns. Zillow Group’s...

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WHAT MAKES THE TEXAS HOUSING MARKET A GREAT PLACE TO INVEST? WHAT MAKES THE TEXAS HOUSING MARKET A GREAT PLACE TO INVEST?

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May 14, 2019

There are some big real estate investment opportunities in the Texas housing market, and it’s time you get in on the action. To some, this comes as a no-brainer. You may have heard that it’s the best state to invest in real estate, but what makes it such an attractive prospect? Texas has...

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New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers NEW RESEARCH SHOWS HOUSING IS AFFORDABLE FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS

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May 14, 2019

Home prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers are being shut out of the market due to affordability concerns. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports on the percentage of First-Time Home Buyers (FTHB...

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Top 3 Benefits of Tokenization in Real Estate TOP 3 BENEFITS OF TOKENIZATION IN REAL ESTATE

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May 14, 2019

Blockchain is the latest in financial innovations, and it has taken industries and markets by storm. Its significant effect is also felt in the real estate sector. Whether “the storm” will pass or not, we do not yet know. However, with the 217 trillion-dollar market and its massive appea...

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U.S. Mortgage Banker Profits and Production Volume Down in 2018 U.S. MORTGAGE BANKER PROFITS AND PRODUCTION VOLUME DOWN IN 2018

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May 13, 2019

The Mortgage Bankers Association is reporting in its Annual Mortgage Bankers Performance Report that Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered U.S. banks made an average profit of $367 on each loan they originated in 2018, down from $711 per loan in 2017. "Despite a heal...

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HOW TO BUILD A REAL ESTATE NETWORK YOU CAN REALLY RELY ON HOW TO BUILD A REAL ESTATE NETWORK YOU CAN REALLY RELY ON

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May 13, 2019

Learning how to create a real estate network you can really rely on is critical for any new real estate investor. Business partnerships form the cornerstone of every type of business. Interpersonal relationships, whether they be long-lasting friendships, mutually-beneficial partnerships, or arms-len...

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THE FASTEST WAY TO FIND INVESTMENT PROPERTIES FOR SALE THE FASTEST WAY TO FIND INVESTMENT PROPERTIES FOR SALE

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May 13, 2019

Are you planning on getting into real estate investing and searching for your first property? Or are you an experienced investor looking for a way to beat your competition by finding the best investment properties for sale before anyone else? Either way, you are in need of a tool that does the job a...

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IS A HIGHER CAP RATE BETTER FOR INVESTING IN RENTAL PROPERTIES? IS A HIGHER CAP RATE BETTER FOR INVESTING IN RENTAL PROPERTIES?

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May 13, 2019

Cap rate, short for capitalization rate, is a return on investment metric. It is a calculation used to determine the profitability of a real estate investment. Simply put, the cap rate for rental property is the net operating income (NOI) of a property in relation to the property’s market valu...

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3 REAL ESTATE SKILLS BEGINNERS CAN HONE WITH THIS TOOL 3 REAL ESTATE SKILLS BEGINNERS CAN HONE WITH THIS TOOL

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May 12, 2019

Investing in real estate makes for a lucrative business if you take the time to learn about every step of the process. Surely, experienced property investors have accumulated real estate skills in this way that have made them into the most successful real estate investors. While you might be a begin...

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12 Real Estate Newsletter Ideas for Email to Boost Open Rates 12 REAL ESTATE NEWSLETTER IDEAS FOR EMAIL TO BOOST OPEN RATES

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May 10, 2019

When it comes to effective marketing tactics, email ranks way up there. With active email accounts closing in on 5.6 billion in 2019 and 99% of consumers checking email on a daily basis as a real estate agent, you want to be extremely active in this channel. When you’re brainstorming real esta...

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5 Reasons Why Your Real Estate Leads Aren’t Converting 5 REASONS WHY YOUR REAL ESTATE LEADS AREN’T CONVERTING

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May 10, 2019

You have plenty of real estate leads coming in from your website but that’s where the action stops. They’re not interested in doing a walkthrough of your property, they’re not answering your emails, and you can’t seem to nail down a second phone call. In this post, we’l...

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Agent Guide to Real Estate Farming AGENT GUIDE TO REAL ESTATE FARMING

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May 10, 2019

Farming is a valuable marketing strategy that involves planting, nurturing and cultivating leads that grow into future business. Farming is typically done in an area close to your home, where your connection to the community is strongest. There are two main types of real estate farming: geographic (...

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Chicago Real Estate Market 2019: 8 Neighborhoods to Invest In CHICAGO REAL ESTATE MARKET 2019: 8 NEIGHBORHOODS TO INVEST IN

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May 09, 2019

As one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, the Chicago real estate market is complex and diverse. The fluctuations we saw in 2018 alone show you how tough it can be. Experts in the real estate industry have predicted that Chicago will have the worst housing market in the US in 2019. Th...

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WHAT IS REAL ESTATE WHOLESALING AND IS IT RIGHT FOR ME? WHAT IS REAL ESTATE WHOLESALING AND IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?

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May 08, 2019

There are several real estate investment strategies that investors can choose to pursue. One lucrative strategy is real estate wholesaling. However, not everyone is familiar with the wholesale real estate. Real estate wholesaling is when you put a distressed home under contract with the plan to give...

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6 WAYS TO INCREASE THE BRAND AWARENESS OF YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS 6 WAYS TO INCREASE THE BRAND AWARENESS OF YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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May 06, 2019

Mashvisor has already posted about some of the year’s biggest marketing trends. Online marketing has become big business for realtors because it allows them to reach an incredibly broad audience. However, without physical branding implements, your real estate agency won’t be able to domi...

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5 WAYS TO FIND OFF MARKET PROPERTIES FOR INVESTMENT 5 WAYS TO FIND OFF MARKET PROPERTIES FOR INVESTMENT

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May 06, 2019

Spring time is among us and real estate markets across the US are heating up with competition. Although inventory has slightly crept up in the first few months of 2019, the issue of shortages is still rampant across the nation. If you are looking to avoid the headache of bidding wars and over-inflat...

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Drive Real Estate Referrals With A Robust CRM DRIVE REAL ESTATE REFERRALS WITH A ROBUST CRM

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May 04, 2019

Did you know that the number one source of clients for most realtors are referrals from past clients? And 74 percent of your customers are likely to give you a positive reference if you stay in touch with them after the completion of your services. Therefore, your real estate business is likely to b...

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How to Use Content Marketing to Generate Real Estate Leads HOW TO USE CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE REAL ESTATE LEADS

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May 02, 2019

Do you know why you follow accounts on Instagram? Or why you click the subscribe button on YouTube? And why people are more likely to make a purchase based on a recommendation on an Influencer? During the recession a number of businesses were able to grow their pipeline, even when consumer spending ...

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A guide to creating the perfect launch for your real estate business A GUIDE TO CREATING THE PERFECT LAUNCH FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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May 01, 2019

Launching a real estate business is an exciting step in any realtor's career. However rewarding running your own business may be, though, it's not without its difficulties. Starting your new business on the right foot will offer you a solid foundation to build upon and put you ahead of the g...

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Real Estate Yard Signs: What, Where, and Why REAL ESTATE YARD SIGNS: WHAT, WHERE, AND WHY

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May 01, 2019

Here we are in 2019, well past the dawn of the digital age, and little has changed with real estate signage. They’re still stuck in the front yard or window of a home for sale, they still get muddy and many agents still make the same mistakes with them. Of course, any discussion of real estate...

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Top 10 Real Estate Websites by Traffic 2019 Update TOP 10 REAL ESTATE WEBSITES BY TRAFFIC 2019 UPDATE

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Apr 29, 2019

According to the National Association of Realtors 95% of home buyers will use the internet to find their next home. Very few homes are sold because of open houses, print ads, yard signs, or any other marketing medium. This is why as the number one home selling agent in Portland (last few years) I pa...

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Real Estate Agent vs. Seller Agent Specialist: What’s the difference? REAL ESTATE AGENT VS. SELLER AGENT SPECIALIST: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

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Apr 26, 2019

Portland’s real estate landscape is vast! There’s a specialist for nearly every activity and that’s a good thing. To have a hassle-free real estate transaction, you need someone handling the mortgage, someone looking at the title, someone inspecting the home, etc. That’s why ...

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BEST WAYS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY FOR YOUR TENANTS BEST WAYS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY FOR YOUR TENANTS

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Apr 26, 2019

Renting a property is often called making a passive income. However, those who are actually making their living this way know, it’s anything but passive. In fact, the only way to remain competitive is to always change and adapt your rental property to the needs of its tenants. The property nee...

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CASH ON CASH RETURN CALCULATION IN REAL ESTATE: WHAT TO INCLUDE CASH ON CASH RETURN CALCULATION IN REAL ESTATE: WHAT TO INCLUDE

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Apr 25, 2019

Real estate investors use a wide range of metrics to analyze the performance of different income-generating properties and thus decide whether to buy or not. Some of the most popular metrics include the capitalization rate (cap rate), internal rate of return (IRR), gross operating income (GOI), net ...

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Real Estate Vs Stock Market: Which Is A Better Investment? REAL ESTATE VS STOCK MARKET: WHICH IS A BETTER INVESTMENT?

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Apr 25, 2019

There are a number of investment vehicles that have become synonymous with a good rate of return. Participating in the real estate industry and stock market, in particular, represents two of the most popular wealth-building strategies known to today’s investors. Both have developed a reputatio...

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7 Successful Real Estate Facebook ads Examples 7 SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE FACEBOOK ADS EXAMPLES

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Apr 25, 2019

Are you a real estate agent that has spent a lot of money advertising on Zillow with little ROI? Have you tried your hands on other online marketing strategies with little to no results?  If your answer to the questions above is a Yes, then you need to try Facebook ads. Facebook ads for real es...

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4 REASONS TO INVEST IN THE GATLINBURG REAL ESTATE MARKET IN 2019 4 REASONS TO INVEST IN THE GATLINBURG REAL ESTATE MARKET IN 2019

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Apr 24, 2019

When investing in real estate, it can be difficult to figure out which market to choose. How do you know where the best investment opportunities lie? Well, it all starts with you; what’s your budget, investment strategy, and rental strategy? Once you have an idea of what you want, you’ll...

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TEXAS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TEXAS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS

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Apr 23, 2019

If you’re thinking about signing a property management company contract without carefully reviewing it, you should reconsider. The fine print can be tricky at times, and you’ll want to make sure that you’re certain of the parameters of their contract before you sign. If you’r...

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REALTORS And Social Media: Latest RPR Survey Reveals Trends REALTORS AND SOCIAL MEDIA: LATEST RPR SURVEY REVEALS TRENDS

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Apr 23, 2019

Realtors Property Resource®, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®, is pleased to announce the results of its 2019 REALTOR® Social and Digital Media Report. The report includes findings from a survey of over 650 REALTORS® concerning how they use social an...

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13 US CITIES WITH THE LEAST AIRBNB LEGAL ISSUES IN 2019 13 US CITIES WITH THE LEAST AIRBNB LEGAL ISSUES IN 2019

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Apr 22, 2019

Buying an Airbnb investment property is one of the best strategies to make money in real estate investing. But Airbnb legal issues have been popping up across US cities and counties that either ban or restrict renting out on Airbnb. In this blog, we will discuss the most common Airbnb legal challeng...

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What Is The Best CRM For Commercial Real Estate in 2019 WHAT IS THE BEST CRM FOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE IN 2019

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Apr 22, 2019

For the last 25 years, one of the most common things I’m asked is: What is the best CRM for commercial real estate? I’ve made a career out of cracking the code on this so I’m the guy to ask. Every commercial real estate professional should be using a CRM. Based on my experience, yo...

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WHERE TO FIND THE BEST HOUSTON REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT IN 2019 WHERE TO FIND THE BEST HOUSTON REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT IN 2019

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Apr 21, 2019

Buying a Houston real estate investment is an opportunity that comes with high profitability. The Houston real estate market 2019 is one to tap into given the stability of the market and its track record of having some of the best long-term real estate investments in America. Current property prices...

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WHAT IS A GOOD RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR REAL ESTATE? WHAT IS A GOOD RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR REAL ESTATE?

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Apr 20, 2019

Like any other type of investment, buying real estate properties comes with risks and returns. One of the driving forces behind making smart real estate investment decisions is estimating expected returns before buying. By doing so, you can determine how profitable an investment property is compared...

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How School Ratings Data Can Help You Generate and Convert More Leads HOW SCHOOL RATINGS DATA CAN HELP YOU GENERATE AND CONVERT MORE LEADS

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Apr 19, 2019

The shift to the Internet has been transformational for the real estate industry. But it also presents challenges. One of the most fundamental is the question of how to represent a home and all its complexities online. Property photos and video tours can provide homebuyers a taste of what it’s...

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4 Trends that Explain how Millennials are Changing Real Estate 4 TRENDS THAT EXPLAIN HOW MILLENNIALS ARE CHANGING REAL ESTATE

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Apr 18, 2019

Millennials are possibly one of the most misunderstood age groups. From their technology to their outlook to their must-haves, millennials do things a little differently than prior generations. When it comes to real estate, the best way to reach millennial clientele is to understand their unique sit...

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How to Build a YouTube Channel for Your Real Estate HOW TO BUILD A YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE

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Apr 18, 2019

Traditionally, real estate agents marketed properties offline with optionslike newspaper ads and open house signs. Now with people spending more time online and making purchase decisions based on what they see on social media, listing sites, and more, you need a more engaging way to reach more peopl...

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What is Upstream in Real Estate? WHAT IS UPSTREAM IN REAL ESTATE?

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Apr 17, 2019

Upstream, sometimes referred to as the Upstream Project, is an effort within the real estate industry to centralize brokerdata management, storage, and distribution across the United States. The company does this by streamlining input for all broker related information such as agent and staff roster...

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How Much Does It Cost to Maintain a Real Estate License? HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO MAINTAIN A REAL ESTATE LICENSE?

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Apr 16, 2019

It costs about $1,200 per year to maintain a real estate license, including association fees, MLS fees, lock box fees, and continuing education requirements. The precise amount varies by state and local association, however. There is a lot at risk in real estate. In many cases, homebuyers and seller...

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THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY

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Apr 16, 2019

While investing in real estate definitely sounds like a good plan, there are a lot of people who make the mistake of believing that buying an investment property is an experience similar to buying a family home. Nothing could be further from the truth. You see, when it comes to an investment propert...

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10 BEST SINGLE FAMILY RENTAL MARKETS FOR 2019 10 BEST SINGLE FAMILY RENTAL MARKETS FOR 2019

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Apr 16, 2019

Single family home rentals are the most popular type of properties for making money with real estate investing. Not only that, but beginners are frequently advised to start their careers with these investment properties as they are a perfect entry point into the real estate market. This, of course, ...

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GOLD OR REAL ESTATE: WHICH ONE IS THE BETTER INVESTMENT GOLD OR REAL ESTATE: WHICH ONE IS THE BETTER INVESTMENT

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Apr 16, 2019

Investing in gold, investing in the long-haul. Gold as a commodity is best for the long-haul. The numbers show that gold is a good asset to hold, and has less volatility than stocks. It is even more attractive of an asset when planning for retirement or if you are planning to pay for your kids colle...

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How to Use Text Messages to Generate More Leads From Your IDX Real Estate Website HOW TO USE TEXT MESSAGES TO GENERATE MORE LEADS FROM YOUR IDX REAL ESTATE WEBSITE

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Apr 15, 2019

Most agents know the power of email. Through email lists, newsletters and drip campaigns, agents engage their leads with targeted marketing content. But SMS is even more powerful for real estate marketing. Where email marketing has an open rate of about 20 percent, text message has an open rate as h...

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10 Real Estate Apps That Will Amplify Your Productivity 10 REAL ESTATE APPS THAT WILL AMPLIFY YOUR PRODUCTIVITY

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Apr 15, 2019

Welcome to our annual “Best Apps” article; a yearly entry that has proven to be very popular among RPR users. Once again, we’ve researched and gathered up an impressive collection of digital applications that will make you a more efficient and more successful REALTOR®. Gone are...

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THE BEST PRICE TO RENT RATIO FOR INVESTING IN RENTAL PROPERTY THE BEST PRICE TO RENT RATIO FOR INVESTING IN RENTAL PROPERTY

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Apr 13, 2019

The best places to buy rental property are those with high rental demand, affordable real estate properties, and high rental income. A good starting point to assess the profitability of a given location is to look at its price to rent ratio (P/R). This ratio, along with other real estate metrics, ca...

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10 BEST CITIES TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE FOR BEGINNERS 10 BEST CITIES TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE FOR BEGINNERS

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Apr 13, 2019

Looking to start making money from rental properties in 2019? Good thinking – to quote Marshall Field “buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.” However, if we could make any adjustments to this quote, it wou...

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6 WAYS TO FIND SINGLE FAMILY HOME RENTALS FOR INVESTMENT 6 WAYS TO FIND SINGLE FAMILY HOME RENTALS FOR INVESTMENT

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Apr 13, 2019

Single family home rentals have proven to be one of the most rewarding investment opportunities in the world of real estate. Many property investors have been able to accumulate wealth through this investment strategy and continue to make money and build wealth in this way. So, as a beginner real es...

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BUYING A TAMPA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT IN 2019: IS IT PROFITABLE? BUYING A TAMPA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT IN 2019: IS IT PROFITABLE?

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Apr 12, 2019

The Tampa housing market, like many cities in the Florida housing market, is known to be lucrative. But just how money-making is it? To quantitatively find out, we turn to Mashvisor’s investment property calculator. Mashvisor’s calculator allows any investor to analyze a local housing ma...

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5 Tips for Writing the Best Real Estate Blogs 5 TIPS FOR WRITING THE BEST REAL ESTATE BLOGS

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Apr 12, 2019

Writing a real estate blog is a great way for real estate professionals to both build their brand and engage with local audiences. With blogging becoming increasingly accessible due to online platforms like WordPress, Wix and Tumblr, anyone has the ability to build one online. That being said, writi...

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Real Estate Leads For New Agents: 2019 Edition REAL ESTATE LEADS FOR NEW AGENTS: 2019 EDITION

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Apr 11, 2019

Real estate leads for new agents is priority number one if you are new to this industry.  As a new real estate agent, your goal is to build yourself a successful career.  In order to hit the ground running, you need the right lead generating strategies.

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How To Stand Out In The Commercial Real Estate Industry HOW TO STAND OUT IN THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

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Apr 11, 2019

Whether you are new to the commercial real estate industry or a seasoned professional, it’s important to differentiate yourself from your competition. Most markets are saturated with CRE brokers, but there will always be the top dogs that rise above the rest. Combine our commercial real estate...

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5 Things Tenants Should Not Expect Their Landlord to Do for Them 5 THINGS TENANTS SHOULD NOT EXPECT THEIR LANDLORD TO DO FOR THEM

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Apr 10, 2019

Tenants come with all sorts of expectations. Some are reasonable, some are not. On the reasonable side, tenants should expect their landlord to make repairs and maintain a property. They should expect to be left in peace to enjoy their residence so long as they pay rent on time. Sometimes, however, ...

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AI Will Impact And Disrupt The Real Estate Industry In A Big Way AI WILL IMPACT AND DISRUPT THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY IN A BIG WAY

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Apr 10, 2019

There has been a continual rise in the revenue generated by AI (as seen in the figure above), but sources reveal that this exponential growth may go nowhere in the near future. The impact of AI is set to increase in the real estate industry, and it is about to face severe disruption. The current mar...

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5 Things Real Estate Agents Should Know About New Construction Projects 5 THINGS REAL ESTATE AGENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

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Apr 10, 2019

Any experienced real estate agents will say selling a new construction project is way different from selling an existing one. It can be exciting for both the buyer and the real estate agent when they close the deal for a new home. After all, the buyer will be the first to live in it or use it for th...

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6 WAYS TO INVEST IN NEW YORK REAL ESTATE 6 WAYS TO INVEST IN NEW YORK REAL ESTATE

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Apr 09, 2019

New York is one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the world. Real estate here is well-known for offering up an abundance of investment prospects. Being one of the most famed cities in the world, New York City real estate has exclusive investment opportunities for everyone. But as expected, ...

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What Is a Short Sale In Real Estate? WHAT IS A SHORT SALE IN REAL ESTATE?

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Apr 09, 2019

A short sale is when a property is sold at a price that is lower than the mortgage that is owed on it and the lender accepts the loss. While not the preferred option for the homeowner or the lender, a short sale can provide an alternative to costly and lengthy foreclosure proceedings. Economic condi...

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8 Real Estate Solutions to Get Listings in a Competitive Market 8 REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS TO GET LISTINGS IN A COMPETITIVE MARKET

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Apr 09, 2019

Real estate can be a competitive field, and locking in listings is often challenging. If you’re currently trying to get established in a particularly cutthroat market, some challenges may arise in the form of competition from existing agents, a personal lack of experience within the market or ...

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8 Technology Items for CRE Road Warriors 8 TECHNOLOGY ITEMS FOR CRE ROAD WARRIORS

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Apr 08, 2019

When your career is in commercial real estate, you're sure to spend a lot of time on the road. You can't take your office with you when you're traveling for work, but you can make it easier to complete tasks on the go with the right technology. Here are some must-haves for CRE profession...

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WHERE TO FIND RELIABLE AIRBNB COMPS FOR INVESTMENT PROPERTIES WHERE TO FIND RELIABLE AIRBNB COMPS FOR INVESTMENT PROPERTIES

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Apr 06, 2019

Have you ever wondered how much your neighbors are making with their Airbnb rental? Ever wondered how much your place is worth? You’re not alone! One of the biggest challenges Airbnb hosts face is finding out what’s the right price to charge their potential guests. The best way to determ...

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POSITIVE CASH FLOW RENTAL PROPERTIES EXIST! HERE’S HOW TO FIND THEM POSITIVE CASH FLOW RENTAL PROPERTIES EXIST! HERE’S HOW TO FIND THEM

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Apr 06, 2019

There are people who believe that the days of finding positive cash flow rental properties are long gone and that beginner real estate investors may as well give up the search before they even start. Well, I am here to let you know that this isn’t true. Even though finding positive cash flow r...

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Social Media for Realtors 2019: Top Strategies for Growth SOCIAL MEDIA FOR REALTORS 2019: TOP STRATEGIES FOR GROWTH

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Apr 05, 2019

Social media for realtors will play an increasing role in their market share opportunities. In the past four years alone, online searches for real estate have jumped 253%. And while realtors consistently acknowledge how important it is to maintain a killer online presence, they often put social medi...

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Ultimate Real Estate Digital Marketing Guide For 2019 ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE DIGITAL MARKETING GUIDE FOR 2019

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Apr 05, 2019

Nowadays people are more dependent on the internet for looking at real estate properties as the internet provides ease in carrying out any activity like booking appointments to see property by sitting comfortably at home. Internet appealing features is one of the reasons which made the realtors shif...

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Real Estate Leads: Reality vs Expectations REAL ESTATE LEADS: REALITY VS EXPECTATIONS

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Apr 04, 2019

What is a lead? It appears that there might be a bit of a disconnect between what a lead is, and what real estate agents think a lead is. So today we will break down that wall and discuss the realities of what an online real estate lead really is.

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Commercial Real Estate 101: Top Tips to Optimise Your Passive Income COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE 101: TOP TIPS TO OPTIMISE YOUR PASSIVE INCOME

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Apr 04, 2019

The best reason to invest in commercial property is its earning potential. Depending on the area, commercial properties typically have an annual ROI of between 6% and 12%. These returns become even more impressive when compared to single family home properties that generally have an ROI of between 1...

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Use Six Degrees of Separation Theory to Find Your CRE Sponsor USE SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION THEORY TO FIND YOUR CRE SPONSOR

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Apr 04, 2019

The comment snowballed into a game and eventually a book called Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. The six degrees of separation is a rule of thumb that postulates that most of us are separated by no more than six people from the person we want to know. Your friend knows a friend, who knows a friend you ge...

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Stand out from Competitor Real Estate Agents-A Few Key Tips: Part 2 STAND OUT FROM COMPETITOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS-A FEW KEY TIPS: PART 2

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Apr 04, 2019

Keeping in touch with past clients plays a vital role in marketing yourself as the best real estate agent. Do you stay in contact with your clients months and even years after the sale? This is where a lot of real estate agents go wrong. After the deal closes, they’re on to the next transactio...

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9 Social Media Musts Before You Become a Real Estate Agent 9 SOCIAL MEDIA MUSTS BEFORE YOU BECOME A REAL ESTATE AGENT

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Apr 03, 2019

If you’re preparing to become a real estate agent, you probably have a lot on your to-do list before you notch that first transaction. But don’t forget to prioritize your social media presence. In today’s real estate market, developing your brand on social media is crucial to earni...

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Myths to Know About Commercial Real Estate MYTHS TO KNOW ABOUT COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Apr 03, 2019

There is a tendency for commercial real estate tenants to hold onto certain myths about their company’s space. This is often because they are professionals in their fields and tenants in commercial real estate properties. Knowing these myths before negotiating your next lease will help you to ...

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5 Important Factors to Consider Before Getting Into Commercial Real Estate Investing 5 IMPORTANT FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE GETTING INTO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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Apr 03, 2019

If you have a knack for real estate and are considering getting into the world of real estate investing, congratulations! It can be a very rewarding experience. And for seasoned commercial landlords, the efforts to build upon existing wealth by growing your portfolio is doubly as rewarding. Before t...

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How to Close New Real Estate Leads HOW TO CLOSE NEW REAL ESTATE LEADS

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Apr 03, 2019

It’s easy to think that all real estate leads are the same. Lead generation is a huge part of your day-to-day job as a real estate agent lead generation without lead nurturing is a goldmine of untapped potential.   Lead nurturing is “the process of developing relationships with...

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9 Social Media Musts Before You Become a Real Estate Agent 9 SOCIAL MEDIA MUSTS BEFORE YOU BECOME A REAL ESTATE AGENT

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Apr 03, 2019

If you’re preparing to become a real estate agent, you probably have a lot on your to-do list before you notch that first transaction. But don’t forget to prioritize your social media presence. In today’s real estate market, developing your brand on social media is crucial to earni...

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What Are the Best SEO Tools on the Market for Real Estate Agents? WHAT ARE THE BEST SEO TOOLS ON THE MARKET FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS?

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Apr 02, 2019

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the determining factors that drive traffic to your website. A search engine, such as Google or Bing!, will initiate crawling on your website to collect data about titles, keywords, images, links, meta tags and more. This information, along with other data w...

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How to Manage Your Agents With the Brokerage Add-on HOW TO MANAGE YOUR AGENTS WITH THE BROKERAGE ADD-ON

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Apr 02, 2019

The broker has a unique position in the real estate industry. As the office lead he or she takes a management role. By overseeing agents and assisting with transactions, the broker ensures that the office runs efficiently and remains profitable. With the Realtyna Brokerage Add-on, brokers can replic...

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Stand out from Competitor Real Estate Agents- A Few Key Tips: Part 1 STAND OUT FROM COMPETITOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS- A FEW KEY TIPS: PART 1

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Apr 02, 2019

For both new and experienced agents, spring is always a busy time in the real estate market. After the dull winter season, prospective buyers look forward to the springtime to purchase a home. Of course, as a real estate agent, you want to take advantage of the growing market during this time, so ho...

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16 Catchy Real Estate Ads and What You Can Learn From Them 16 CATCHY REAL ESTATE ADS AND WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THEM

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Apr 02, 2019

As a real estate agent, a big part of your job involves setting up ads to sell properties and generate leads. But there’s more to advertising than writing a summarized version of your listing, adding an image, throwing it up on Facebook, and waiting for the phone to ring. Advertising has to be...

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How Social Media Can Help Recruit Top-Quality Real Estate Agents HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN HELP RECRUIT TOP-QUALITY REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Apr 01, 2019

As a broker, you are always on the lookout for that next special real estate agent to join your team. It can be tricky to attract top talent, especially in a job seeker’s market. Fortunately, there are inexpensive ways to get the word out that you’re hiring. One of the most effective, an...

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Virtual Reality and Real Estate VIRTUAL REALITY AND REAL ESTATE

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Apr 01, 2019

With VR technology, users are able to immerse themselves in a realistic replication of a physical space. AR technology supplements can take such replication a step forward by projecting computer generated images on top of the actual world.  Both technologies enable a potential buyer, tenant, or...

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10 Texas Real Estate Agents to Watch in 2019 10 TEXAS REAL ESTATE AGENTS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Apr 01, 2019

Want a little inspiration for taking your real estate career to the next level this coming year? If you live in Dallas, Houston, Austin or San Antonio you’re already among some of the best agents in the state and in a good position to be a top producer yourself. Which real estate agents are po...

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How to Handle Objections in Real Estate HOW TO HANDLE OBJECTIONS IN REAL ESTATE

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Apr 01, 2019

It’s only normal for home buyers and sellers to have questions! It’s highly unlikely that anyone in real estate would complete a transaction without some hesitation and objections. Given, this can feel challenging as a real estate agent. You wear many hats in your job, and the salesman h...

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HOW TO GENERATE 100 REAL ESTATE SELLER LEADS WITH FACEBOOK ADS IN 2 WEEKS HOW TO GENERATE 100 REAL ESTATE SELLER LEADS WITH FACEBOOK ADS IN 2 WEEKS

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Apr 01, 2019

What does that mean?  When Facebook started they launched a product called “Fan Pages”.  These were essentially micro websites for brands, personalities, products, etc. hosted on Facebook. The goal was simple.   Get as many “fans” as you can.   W...

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7 Tips to Improve the Flexibility of Your Office Lease 7 TIPS TO IMPROVE THE FLEXIBILITY OF YOUR OFFICE LEASE

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Apr 01, 2019

Even if your company has a well-constructed strategic plan, the future is never entirely certain. What works for your company in terms of office space today may dramatically change within just a few years. Having a flexible office lease will give your company freedom to adapt to future circumstances...

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UNDERSTANDING BUYING POWER WITH RISING MORTGAGE RATES UNDERSTANDING BUYING POWER WITH RISING MORTGAGE RATES

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Apr 01, 2019

In the real estate market, prices fluctuate – and mortgage rates are no different. While mortgage rates are currently lower than they were last year, many experts agree that rates might hover near 5% throughout 2019*. And while these rates are easier to manage, it’s always key to stay ed...

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HOW TO GARNER CLIENT REVIEWS HOW TO GARNER CLIENT REVIEWS

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Apr 01, 2019

As many real estate agent’s know, implementing a review for each transaction you close is not only critical but difficult. For the real estate industry, reviews are a great way to separate yourself from the pack. With 84% of people trusting online reviews as much as they trust personal recomme...

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15 WAYS TO USE VIDEO STORYTELLING IN REAL ESTATE MARKETING 15 WAYS TO USE VIDEO STORYTELLING IN REAL ESTATE MARKETING

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Mar 30, 2019

Video storytelling is a prominent trend in the world of marketing. More and more brands are jumping on board, using platforms like YouTube to enhance their brand and adding an emotional facet to it. You’re probably wondering; “will video help my real estate business?” and the answe...

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Real Estate Mailers: Using Direct Mail to Stand Out REAL ESTATE MAILERS: USING DIRECT MAIL TO STAND OUT

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Mar 30, 2019

While never completely “dead,” direct mail real estate marketing is seeing a resurgence. Experts chalk it up to the overuse of email marketing, but direct mail outperforms most digital marketing tactics, according to the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). Direct mail marketing&rs...

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FACEBOOK VS. HUD: REAL ESTATE DISCRIMINATION FACEBOOK VS. HUD: REAL ESTATE DISCRIMINATION

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Mar 29, 2019

Back in November, Lisa Rice, president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA)released a statement saying, “housing discrimination is playing out in the form of hidden online calculations that companies can use to exclude certain populations from viewing residential real estate ad...

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Who will drive the ultimate tech revolution in CRE? WHO WILL DRIVE THE ULTIMATE TECH REVOLUTION IN CRE?

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Mar 29, 2019

Let’s talk big picture on the current and future state of the CREtech landscape. CREtech is a nascent industry, but much of the tech revolution’s trajectory in commercial real estate has already mirrored the massive and rapid technological changes seen across other industries: finance, h...

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6 Tips for Tracking Real Estate Income and Expenses 6 TIPS FOR TRACKING REAL ESTATE INCOME AND EXPENSES

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Mar 29, 2019

Finances are one of the biggest parts of real estate investment. We might not all be number-crunchers but knowing how to best track and manage both your investment income and expenses is one of the key attributes of a successful real estate investor. However, tracking your investment income isn'...

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Matching expectations: Proptech and its impact on end users MATCHING EXPECTATIONS: PROPTECH AND ITS IMPACT ON END USERS

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Mar 28, 2019

There has never been a greater emphasis on the value of customer experience in the business. Property is waking up to this reality perhaps later than other industries. Mallcomm by Toolbox Group is another example of how tech can benefit end users and the customer journey. Mallcomm can be used by man...

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How To Find New CRE Clients With These Prospecting Tips HOW TO FIND NEW CRE CLIENTS WITH THESE PROSPECTING TIPS

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Mar 28, 2019

Keeping your pipeline full is a top priority for commercial real estate brokers. While it’s great to have current clients who bring you repeat business, its’s also important to know how to find new clients. Prospecting doesn’t have to be a game of luck if you know how to do it corr...

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Best Real Estate Video Apps 2019 BEST REAL ESTATE VIDEO APPS 2019

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Mar 28, 2019

Want to create beautiful real estate videos but don’t have the budget? Fret not, we’ve compiled a list of the best free and low cost video apps to help you out. You can create slideshow and property listing videos to generate more enquiries, customer testimonial videos to attract more cl...

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Marketing Commercial Real Estate Basics – What do you REALLY Need? MARKETING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BASICS – WHAT DO YOU REALLY NEED?

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Mar 27, 2019

I’ve given you a lot of great ideas up to this point, but Rome wasn’t built in a day.  Let’s talk about some of the necessary marketing pieces you need to get started.  Once you have these key elements, build on them until you have a complete platform.

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8 critical factors that influence a home’s value 8 CRITICAL FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE A HOME’S VALUE

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Mar 27, 2019

Your home value is based on what willing buyers in the market will pay for your home, but every buyer is different. For example, one family might weigh location factors like schools and jobs over the size and condition of the home. We’ve outlined some of the most important factors that influen...

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3 Simple Tax Prep Tips for Real Estate Agents 3 SIMPLE TAX PREP TIPS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Mar 27, 2019

Tax Day will creep up faster than you think, and taxes can be daunting as a real estate agent. Did you know that most real estate agents are considered self-employed? You will file taxes differently than simply submitting an employer’s W2, and you need to be prepared to avoid a headache. Accou...

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5 Real Estate Marketing Trends To Take Advantage of In 2019 5 REAL ESTATE MARKETING TRENDS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IN 2019

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Mar 27, 2019

In order to have a successful real estate career, it is essential that you stay abreast of the latest trends in real estate marketing and industry wide.  As our world is becoming increasingly more digital and mobile, real estate agents need to be that much more creative with their marketing app...

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UNDERSTANDING TRID IN REAL ESTATE UNDERSTANDING TRID IN REAL ESTATE

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Mar 27, 2019

If you’re in the middle of purchasing a home, there’s a good chance you’ve heard a couple of words thrown around that might seem new to you – TRID being one of them. Essentially, TRID is a rule designed with consumers in mind; real estate, while exciting, can be a little puzz...

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Is Selling Your Home Right Now A Mistake? IS SELLING YOUR HOME RIGHT NOW A MISTAKE?

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Mar 26, 2019

Ask any real estate agent how the market is and you’re almost sure to get the same answer: “Great!” Even if the market is great, it still may not be a great time for you to sell. Many real estate agents will tell you that NOW is the right time to sell your home when in reality, the...

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How Will Commercial Real Estate Function in 20 Years Time? HOW WILL COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FUNCTION IN 20 YEARS TIME?

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Mar 26, 2019

In recent times, commercial real estate asset classes have experienced massive shifts. With the rapid rise of the internet, technology platforms and smart buildings, commercial real estate is very much amid its most profound period of change in decades. And some would argue its biggest change ever. ...

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Real Estate Digital Marketing - 5 Ways To Boost Conversions REAL ESTATE DIGITAL MARKETING - 5 WAYS TO BOOST CONVERSIONS

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Mar 26, 2019

The real estate market has unique challenges. As compared to other sectors, it is time locked, super localized, highly competitive and an extremely involved product. Consumers in India do a thorough online search before buying a high-value product like a house. According to a study done by Assocham,...

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WHAT MAKES REAL ESTATE BRANDING SO IMPORTANT WHAT MAKES REAL ESTATE BRANDING SO IMPORTANT

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Mar 25, 2019

Branding sets you apart from the competition. You can have a name and a logo just for the sake of it, but then you would be missing out on the power of branding. It’s an arduous process that requires research and modification to become effective. But it is effective. CEO and cofounder Mauricio...

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HOW TO WORK WITH INVESTORS HOW TO WORK WITH INVESTORS

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Mar 25, 2019

Real estate investors usually buy and sell multiple properties within a short period of time which would mean you could become their go-to agent when they’re looking to jump back into the market. But what do you need to do to set yourself apart from other real estate agents and impress this po...

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10 Ways to Make Good Commercial Leasing Decisions 10 WAYS TO MAKE GOOD COMMERCIAL LEASING DECISIONS

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Mar 25, 2019

When you consider how important your office space is to the success of your company, you can't afford to make a hasty decision when it comes to your commercial lease. To ensure that you make the best possible decisions regarding office leases, follow these ten tips.

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The impact of PropTech on city users THE IMPACT OF PROPTECH ON CITY USERS

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Mar 25, 2019

“For smart cities to succeed, they’ll need to integrate new connective technologies in both existing cities and master-planned communities,” says Serene Lim, communications specialist at global advisory firm JLL. “Many of those new technologies are already being applied in re...

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Real estate agent news roundup REAL ESTATE AGENT NEWS ROUNDUP

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Mar 25, 2019

Gather ‘round the old virtual water cooler, agents. It’s time for the real estate agent news roundup.Don’t you hate it when you read a national news item that is totally at odds with your local reality? You just know that your about-to-be listing clients are reading the same thing....

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5 Ways Brokerages Can Attract Top Agents 5 WAYS BROKERAGES CAN ATTRACT TOP AGENTS

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Mar 25, 2019

Expertise in attracting talented agents is a necessary skill in commercial real estate, especially for small independent brokerages. When it comes to attracting top agents into a brokerage, it’s all about showing them how this professional relationship will benefit their career. Skilled agents...

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Office Space Design Trends: What To Look For OFFICE SPACE DESIGN TRENDS: WHAT TO LOOK FOR

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Mar 23, 2019

The workplace is rapidly changing, with the tech industry piloting this shift. In the past 5 years, companies have increasingly focused on employee wellness, retention, and engagement. The end results are more productive employees, lower turnover rates, and a competitive advantage in attracting top ...

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A Complete Real Estate SEO Guide For 2019 Realtors A COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SEO GUIDE FOR 2019 REALTORS

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Mar 22, 2019

Previously, it was easy to do a real estate SEO and get ranked in search engine results, but with the changes in Google algorithm and millions of articles published every day, the competition is high. Every realtor is doing SEO for real estate websites, and it became a tough task to stand out from t...

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Time-Blocking for Real Estate Agents TIME-BLOCKING FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Mar 22, 2019

As a real estate professional, you’re probably overly familiar with the term “time-blocking.” That block of time on your Google Calendar that is sacred and can’t be encroached upon is the profit center for many real estate agents. Why? Because this is the time to be seriously...

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Time-Blocking for Real Estate Agents TIME-BLOCKING FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Mar 22, 2019

As a real estate professional, you’re probably overly familiar with the term “time-blocking.” That block of time on your Google Calendar that is sacred and can’t be encroached upon is the profit center for many real estate agents. Why? Because this is the time to be seriously...

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How to Successfully Market yourself as a Real Estate Agent through Social Media HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY MARKET YOURSELF AS A REAL ESTATE AGENT THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

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Mar 21, 2019

Have you reached a plateau in your real estate career where the prospect of improvement or progress seems unattainable? Are you struggling to connect with past clients or feeling overwhelmed with the idea of lead generation? There may be several reasons for this, but social media can help. Social me...

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How Brokers Can Use Social Media to Recruit Top-Quality Real Estate Agents HOW BROKERS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO RECRUIT TOP-QUALITY REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Mar 21, 2019

As a broker, you are always on the lookout for that next special real estate agent to join your team. It can be tricky to attract top talent, especially in a job seeker’s market. Fortunately, there are inexpensive ways to get the word out that you’re hiring. One of the most effective, an...

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What Are Closing Costs in Real Estate? WHAT ARE CLOSING COSTS IN REAL ESTATE?

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Mar 21, 2019

Closing costs are a variety of fees that are paid at the closing of a real estate transaction. These fees, which can total 2 percent to 7 percent of the final sale price, typically include loan, appraisal, and title fees as well as payments for your credit report and home inspection. Real estate is ...

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Yes! Real Estate Agents Should Switch to A Business Account on Instagram YES! REAL ESTATE AGENTS SHOULD SWITCH TO A BUSINESS ACCOUNT ON INSTAGRAM

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Mar 21, 2019

Instagram is the perfect social media platform for residential real estate agents. You can display your listings through albums, showcase your personality through stories, and have full conversations with people through direct messages. These are useful features if Instagram is your hobby, but it...

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Should Real Estate Agents Still Use QR Codes? SHOULD REAL ESTATE AGENTS STILL USE QR CODES?

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Mar 20, 2019

QR codes are tool that have not found a universally accepted use. When it first became the rage of online marketers, the original goal was to convert real life people into online traffic using their smart phones. The main obstacle with this was consumers did not have a reason to open an app to scan ...

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How to Rock your First Listing Presentation HOW TO ROCK YOUR FIRST LISTING PRESENTATION

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Mar 20, 2019

Have a real estate listing presentation coming up? Here are some tips you can use to impress the homeowners and leave with a signed listing agreement.

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Buying & Selling CRE with Tenants: Pros, Pitfalls, and Prospecting Tips BUYING & SELLING CRE WITH TENANTS: PROS, PITFALLS, AND PROSPECTING TIPS

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Mar 20, 2019

When it comes to buying and selling commercial real estate, plain and simply, the more “baggage” there is attached to that property, the harder it will be to transact. Current tenants, for example, are one of the most singular and forceful pieces of information on a property. Tenants can...

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What Does API Stand For in Real Estate? WHAT DOES API STAND FOR IN REAL ESTATE?

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Mar 20, 2019

API or application programming interface is an IDX technology used to transfer property listing data from an MLS to an agent website. Long used in non-real estate contexts, API has been gaining wider acceptance within industry since the introduction of the RESO Web API standard in 2016. The role of ...

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO A REAL ESTATE WEBSITE TO RANK IN GOOGLE HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO A REAL ESTATE WEBSITE TO RANK IN GOOGLE

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Mar 20, 2019

Ranking in Google is a tricky business, and even if you take all the relevant variables into account, in the end, you still might not get the results you were hoping for. This means that in most cases the answer to this burning question is – ‘It depends’. But who wants to hear that...

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10 Modern Features to Look For When Leasing Office Space 10 MODERN FEATURES TO LOOK FOR WHEN LEASING OFFICE SPACE

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Mar 20, 2019

Modern features and amenities are critical to your competitive edge. Tenants are searching for spaces where their workforce can operate at peak performance, with access to the tools and technologies which facilitate growth. As you assess your options, make sure you look for properties that understan...

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How to Create Facebook Real Estate Video Ads That Turn Viewers into Leads HOW TO CREATE FACEBOOK REAL ESTATE VIDEO ADS THAT TURN VIEWERS INTO LEADS

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Mar 20, 2019

There are 2.32 billion active monthly users on Facebook with 63% of real estate marketers creating video ads to target segments of this audience. This focus on real estate video ads is for a good reason: more people are watching videos on Facebook than on YouTube. Plus estimates show that 78% of all...

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How Empty Retail Space is Impacting Real Estate HOW EMPTY RETAIL SPACE IS IMPACTING REAL ESTATE

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Mar 20, 2019

Twice a month we search every corner of the web for the most relevant current events in the world of real estate. Our aim is to educate, entertain and provide insight into industry specifics. You’re probably aware that Kmart and Sears stores are seriously in trouble. Decades of subpar performa...

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The Ultimate Guide to Real Estate Marketing in 2019 THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO REAL ESTATE MARKETING IN 2019

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Mar 20, 2019

Don’t make the rookie mistake of going into the new year without a plan. Creating a real estate marketing plan will keep you focused on lead-generation so you have a full pipeline of new clients coming in all year long. In this post. We’ll cover: A few caveats to real estate marketing 15...

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INVESTORS: HERE’S HOW TO PLAN YOUR REAL ESTATE EXIT STRATEGY INVESTORS: HERE’S HOW TO PLAN YOUR REAL ESTATE EXIT STRATEGY

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Mar 19, 2019

Many people are ready to jump into the real estate investment game by acquiring new properties, but what happens when you’ve reached your goals and you need an exit strategy for your investment? There are a lot of reasons why people need a real estate exit strategy. Maybe you're ready to r...

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6 Steps to Identify Commercial Real Estate Pain Points 6 STEPS TO IDENTIFY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PAIN POINTS

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Mar 19, 2019

A prospect’s true pain point isn’t a problem that’s solution is a “nice to have.”  It’s a budgeted, frustrating, needs-to-be-solved kind of problem.  Your prospect’s pain points affect his or her bottom line and must be solved to continue growth an...

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8 Facebook Video Tips for Real Estate Agents 8 FACEBOOK VIDEO TIPS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Mar 19, 2019

As a real estate agent, you are set up to produce some amazing video content. Your listings are beautiful and your career is fast-paced. But where should you post? In this blog, we’ll introduce some video tips for posting real estate videos to Facebook. Facebook video is a bit different. Video...

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HOW MUCH EXPENSE GOES INTO A LUXURY RENTAL PROPERTY? HOW MUCH EXPENSE GOES INTO A LUXURY RENTAL PROPERTY?

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Mar 19, 2019

It’s always a big decision as to whether or not you should delve into the real estate market. Some say property is one of the safest ways to invest your money, but what kind of rental will give you the best returns? One option on the table could be a luxury rental property. Owning such a prope...

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REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CALCULATOR: WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT WORKS REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CALCULATOR: WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT WORKS

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Mar 19, 2019

Real estate can be an excellent investment if you know what you’re doing. Beginner property investors often ask: How do I know if I’m getting a good deal? How do I analyze investment properties to make sure they’ll make money? Are my estimates for expenses and potential rental inco...

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HOW MUCH PROFIT SHOULD YOU MAKE ON YOUR FIRST RENTAL PROPERT HOW MUCH PROFIT SHOULD YOU MAKE ON YOUR FIRST RENTAL PROPERT

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Mar 18, 2019

You are in the business because you have probably heard of many success stories of real estate investors capping big returns on their investment properties. When buying your first rental property, you want to be as assiduous as you can so as to generate the most profit and follow in their footsteps....

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WHY SPRING IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO BUY A HOUSE FOR INVESTMENT WHY SPRING IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO BUY A HOUSE FOR INVESTMENT

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Mar 18, 2019

There are many advantages to buying an investment property in early spring. From a strictly financial standpoint, winter has some proven numerical advantages. Winter is generally a buyer’s market. However, from a practical standpoint, evaluating and purchasing a home in the winter can be very ...

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BUYING A SECOND HOME TO RENT OUT: 5 STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR SUCCESS BUYING A SECOND HOME TO RENT OUT: 5 STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR SUCCESS

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Mar 18, 2019

Buying a second home to rent out is one of the best ways to set your foot in the real estate investing business. But what can you do to guarantee success? Although the process is not complicated, it is delicate. This might be your chance for testing the waters if you are considering becoming a real ...

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4 BEST CITIES TO INVEST IN TENNESSEE VACATION HOME RENTALS IN 2019 4 BEST CITIES TO INVEST IN TENNESSEE VACATION HOME RENTALS IN 2019

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Mar 17, 2019

To find out if you should invest in Tennessee vacation home rentals, a great place to start is to analyze the state’s Airbnb data. Where can you obtain access to such imperative data? Right here at Mashvisor, of course! Mashvisor’s investment property calculator analyzes traditional and ...

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INVESTING IN INCOME PROPERTIES: 8 STEPS TO POSITIVE CASH FLOW INVESTING IN INCOME PROPERTIES: 8 STEPS TO POSITIVE CASH FLOW

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Mar 17, 2019

Cash flow is simply the difference between revenue and expenses on a monthly basis. The revenue includes the rental income and any other sources of income from the rental property, and expenses include mortgage payments, operating costs, and vacancy costs. A positive cash flow scenario takes place w...

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Why You Should Start Branding Your Brokerage WHY YOU SHOULD START BRANDING YOUR BROKERAGE

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Mar 17, 2019

Branding is the term used to describe a marketing strategy that makes all elements of the way you operate and advertise easily identifiable as “yours.” Real estate branding means creating a style, ethos and vision for your brokerage that people can readily say belongs to you. It’s ...

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FORT LAUDERDALE REAL ESTATE MARKET 2019: WHY AND WHERE TO INVEST FORT LAUDERDALE REAL ESTATE MARKET 2019: WHY AND WHERE TO INVEST

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Mar 16, 2019

It’s important for real estate investors to conduct their due diligence before investing in any market. This means studying the market well; track any shift in housing market trends and keep tabs on the local market stats. Luckily, for property investors interested in the Fort Lauderdale real ...

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THE PORTLAND REAL ESTATE MARKET 2019: INVEST OR AVOID? THE PORTLAND REAL ESTATE MARKET 2019: INVEST OR AVOID?

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Mar 16, 2019

After a very hot few years in the Portland real estate market, the numbers are pointing to a softening and a cooling off in the market. Nonetheless, experts believe it’ll remain a strong market in 2019. Home to over 600,000 residents, Portland is the 26th largest city in the country and the se...

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8 top home selling mistakes you should avoid 8 TOP HOME SELLING MISTAKES YOU SHOULD AVOID

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Mar 15, 2019

Half the battle of selling a home is anticipating problems before they come up. Selling a home is a major life milestone, and it can be complex when you consider all of the steps involved: preparing and listing; making repairs; finding a buyer; navigating the closing process; and finally moving into...

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Key Items Needed in a Real Estate Agent KEY ITEMS NEEDED IN A REAL ESTATE AGENT'S ONLINE BIO

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Mar 15, 2019

Why should real estate agents need to take the time to write a short biography? Some real estate agents just want business and can’t be bothered with the smaller details. Well let’s pump the brakes a bit and reverse. Having a biography on your real estate website is an essential componen...

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Four Tips For Marketing Your Real Estate Listings With Instagram Stories FOUR TIPS FOR MARKETING YOUR REAL ESTATE LISTINGS WITH INSTAGRAM STORIES

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Mar 15, 2019

In order to have a complete real estate marketing plan, you have to include video if you want to be competitive.  Your two main jobs as an agent is to grow your business and market your listings with the best available resources.  When it comes to generating awareness and gaining customers...

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6 Places CRE Technology Will Take Us in 2019 6 PLACES CRE TECHNOLOGY WILL TAKE US IN 2019

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Mar 15, 2019

The commercial real estate technology scene has become advanced for an industry that was once dubbed as slow to adopt new technology. Now, commercial real estate uses plenty of apps, drones, and software solutions to serve its needs. This boost in technology in the industry will be sure to take CRE ...

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THE THREE R’S OF OWNING A HOME: RENOVATE, REMODEL, REDESIGN THE THREE R’S OF OWNING A HOME: RENOVATE, REMODEL, REDESIGN

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Mar 15, 2019

Being a homeowner means you’re the landlord of your own home you fix anything that breaks AND you renovate anything that you believe needs to be updated. A new survey conducted by LightStream found that 73% of homeowners plan to start remodelingthis year, which is up 26% from last year. They a...

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21 Ultimate Real Estate Social Media Ideas For 2019 21 ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE SOCIAL MEDIA IDEAS FOR 2019

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Mar 15, 2019

Nowadays you can’t find a realtor without social media presence, but how far are they utilising social media for real estate in an effective way? Generally, buying or selling of property will be done only once, and it’s the most significant decision of everyone’s life. Obviously, t...

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How Zillow Offers will change Premier Agent Conversationsq HOW ZILLOW OFFERS WILL CHANGE PREMIER AGENT CONVERSATIONSQ

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Mar 15, 2019

Zillow is running a new campaign of Zillow Offers commercials targeting home sellers. Real estate agents must prepare for seller questions about Zillow Offers and other iBuyer programs. Home sellers who see these commercials will ask real estate agents about Zillow Offers, as they do about “Ze...

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How To Help Your Landlords Boost Their Rental Yield HOW TO HELP YOUR LANDLORDS BOOST THEIR RENTAL YIELD

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Mar 14, 2019

As a property manager, your landlords engage you not only for your ability to upkeep their properties but also for your ability to help them maximise their rental yield. The more value you add to your clients, the more satisfied they will be and the more referrals they will send your way.

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Top Real Estate CRM Myths Debunked TOP REAL ESTATE CRM MYTHS DEBUNKED

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Mar 14, 2019

With any new system, the idea of initial set up can be daunting. Instead of feeling intimidated by the process of adding your contacts to IXACT, let us take care of that for you. The support team will go above and beyond to ensure your set up is complete and that your contacts are imported properly....

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How iBuying Will Impact the Real Estate Industry in 2019 HOW IBUYING WILL IMPACT THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY IN 2019

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Mar 14, 2019

Despite a softening market, technology will continue to radically transform the real estate industry in 2019 and beyond. This year, as home buyers continue to scrap for top dollar offers, a new trend has emerged into the national spotlight. Armed with advantages in reliability, speed, and ease, iBuy...

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Ten property hotspots across the globe investors should take note of in 2019 TEN PROPERTY HOTSPOTS ACROSS THE GLOBE INVESTORS SHOULD TAKE NOTE OF IN 2019

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Mar 14, 2019

For most property investors, having their ears to ground when it comes identifying the neighbourhoods on the rise is paramount to an intelligent acquisition strategy that pays dividends.  But when on the hunt for the elusive golden goose future yield, how can we really be sure that an up-and-co...

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Top Tips for Buying a Property in 2019 TOP TIPS FOR BUYING A PROPERTY IN 2019

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Mar 14, 2019

Are you looking to buy a property in Whistler this year? The market is constantly changing, and while it has recently favoured sellers, the tide could be starting to turn. Whistler is always a competitive market, but with the right knowledge and preparation you will be able to find a home at a price...

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SHOULD I BUY INVESTMENT PROPERTY IN A BUYER’S OR SELLER’S MARKET? SHOULD I BUY INVESTMENT PROPERTY IN A BUYER’S OR SELLER’S MARKET?

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Mar 14, 2019

The real estate property market, like any other market, is determined by demand and supply. Such market dynamics dictate whether it is currently a buyer’s or seller’s market. Real estate economics try to explain pricing patterns, mainly driven by supply and demand leading to changes in p...

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5 Mistakes Real Estate Agents Make When Getting a New Website 5 MISTAKES REAL ESTATE AGENTS MAKE WHEN GETTING A NEW WEBSITE

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Mar 13, 2019

It seems like real estate agents are always trying to get a new website with the latest and greatest technological gimmick "guaranteed" to generate them leads. Agents also seem to be perpetually disappointed in the results their websites are providing. Did you ever consider that it might n...

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TURNING THE TABLES: BUYER’S MARKET ON A HOT STREAK TURNING THE TABLES: BUYER’S MARKET ON A HOT STREAK

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Mar 13, 2019

A potential homebuyer is sitting at a blackjack table. He hasn’t raised his bet, but instead, places a contingency. The dealer proclaims, “winner, winner, chicken dinner!” While selling and buying a home doesn’t exactly happen in a casino you get the idea. Redfin has pronounc...

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7 Reasons to Still Be Bullish on CRE in 2019 – Part 2 7 REASONS TO STILL BE BULLISH ON CRE IN 2019 – PART 2

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Mar 13, 2019

Investing in commercial real estate, even as it’s at the peak of the market, can be a lucrative and stable investment. The odds are even more in your favor if you are forward-thinking in your approach. In this three-part series, we will offer seven reasons why you should (still) be bullish on ...

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What Are The Things To Look Out For With Commercial Property and Commercial Property Insurance? WHAT ARE THE THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR WITH COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INSURANCE?

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Mar 12, 2019

Commercial property is a complex investment at the best of times. But when disaster strikes, commercial landlords have to deal with the challenges associated with things such as vacant buildings, and from that point on it's a think-quick approach to move forward to reap the rewards of the asset....

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Manage your time; be more productive MANAGE YOUR TIME; BE MORE PRODUCTIVE

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Mar 12, 2019

For many real estate professionals, there are a hundred little things every agent has to do every day, which can lead to a lack of real estate agent productivity. Here are some tips to be more productive at work so your business can grow. For a real estate agent productivity is key. You know those w...

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Property Portfolios: What They Are and How to Analyze Them PROPERTY PORTFOLIOS: WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO ANALYZE THEM

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Mar 12, 2019

A property portfolio is a collection of all the properties under the ownership of a single person, group, or entity. On one end, a property portfolio can be helpful for an investor because it can be used as their résumé and as credibility to be leveraged when interacting with potential...

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How A Blog Can Help With Real Estate Lead Generation HOW A BLOG CAN HELP WITH REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION

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Mar 12, 2019

Real estate lead generation can be tricky, costly, competitive, and sometimes confusing. If you want a less expensive alternative that is still highly effective and helps you stand out from the crowd, then you need to start a blog like, now! It’s no secret that over 88% of homebuyers look onli...

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Daylight Savings Time: Time Management Tips for Real Estate Agents DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME: TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Mar 12, 2019

Time is your most valuable resource. It cannot be created but it can be lost; you can give your time, but you can’t receive it. Money, furniture, cars, clothes, and every other resource can be recovered once it’s lost, but time is irreplaceable. Since time is so valuable, it’s cruc...

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THE PROS AND CONS OF BUILDING A REAL ESTATE TEAM ARE YOU REALLY READY? THE PROS AND CONS OF BUILDING A REAL ESTATE TEAM ARE YOU REALLY READY?

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Mar 11, 2019

My journey started in 2012. I made the bold decision to quit my full-time, salaried job to pursue my next professional life in real estate. My first year in real estate, I sold 39 homes. Listing those homes was all about my own discipline and consistency. For eight months straight, I knocked on 200 ...

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LOOKING FOR RESIDENTIAL INCOME PROPERTIES FOR SALE ONLINE: 4 TIPS LOOKING FOR RESIDENTIAL INCOME PROPERTIES FOR SALE ONLINE: 4 TIPS

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Mar 11, 2019

Looking for residential income properties for sale is the first step once you decide to enter the real estate investing world. Thanks to the internet, the process has been since more efficient and less time-consuming. Still, you might need a little help. So in this blog, we provide you with 4 tips t...

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THE BEST RENTAL PROPERTIES YOU COULD BUY: 4 CHARACTERISTICS THE BEST RENTAL PROPERTIES YOU COULD BUY: 4 CHARACTERISTICS

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Mar 10, 2019

Investing in rental properties makes for one of the most durable, stable, and profitable investments out there. Your rental property investment is long term and generates more reliable returns as opposed to stocks and shares, for example. You may be wondering how does one go about investing in real ...

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5 Prospecting Steps to Master in the New Year 5 PROSPECTING STEPS TO MASTER IN THE NEW YEAR

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Mar 10, 2019

Prospecting is something all successful agents have mastered. There are standard prospecting procedures and more creative ways to prospect and the key to being a strong real estate agent is to learn how to be great at both. Here are five prospecting steps to master in the new year so you can gain mo...

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How to get Seller Leads with Facebook Ads: a modern twist on a classic Real Estate sales strategy HOW TO GET SELLER LEADS WITH FACEBOOK ADS: A MODERN TWIST ON A CLASSIC REAL ESTATE SALES STRATEGY

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Mar 10, 2019

My favorite strategy: mix curiosity and vanity. We use narrowly-focused geographic campaigns centered around houses that have recently sold. This is the equivalent of the 5/5/10 door knocking strategy: people notice when their neighbors are selling, so target the neighbors of recently sold homes.

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WHAT’S DRIVING THE DEMAND FOR APARTMENTS AND WHY I’M BULLISH CLASS B MULTI WHAT’S DRIVING THE DEMAND FOR APARTMENTS AND WHY I’M BULLISH CLASS B MULTI

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Mar 09, 2019

Multifamily, class B in particular, has been one of the best performing asset classes over the past decade. Demand has outpaced supply, leading to sustained rent growth and significant investor interest. As of March 2019, the average apartment vacancy rate was near all-time lows at roughly 6.5%.

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WHY ARE YOU STILL USING A REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT ANALYSIS SPREADSHEET IN 2019? WHY ARE YOU STILL USING A REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT ANALYSIS SPREADSHEET IN 2019?

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Mar 09, 2019

It is undeniable how much our lives have advanced along with technology. Nowadays, most of the aspects of our lives involve some sort of technology and that includes the real estate business. From machines involved in property development, all the way to real estate investment softwareit has all cha...

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BUYING FORECLOSED HOMES TO RENT OUT: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE BUYING FORECLOSED HOMES TO RENT OUT: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

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Mar 09, 2019

A foreclosure happens when a lender takes over a property from its owner to recover any money that is owed. For the longest time, buying foreclosed homes to rent out has been one of the most popular investment strategies to make money in real estate. But why? What motivates property investors to buy...

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TUCSON REAL ESTATE MARKET 2019: SHOULD YOU INVEST HERE? TUCSON REAL ESTATE MARKET 2019: SHOULD YOU INVEST HERE?

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Mar 08, 2019

The real estate market in Arizona is already booming in 2019 and experts are seeing positive trends in numerous cities across the state. While Phoenix and Scottsdale almost consistently make headlines as top places to invest in real estate, Tucson has been overlooked by investors. The Tucson real es...

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Brokers: Three Ways to Increase Your Market Share BROKERS: THREE WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR MARKET SHARE

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Mar 08, 2019

Increasing your market share can be done in two ways typically, either by increasing sales in areas you already operate in or by expanding into new markets. Neither of these options are easy and come with their own challenges as the market can change quickly, but there are a few other options you ha...

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Top Smart Tech to Integrate Into Your Home TOP SMART TECH TO INTEGRATE INTO YOUR HOME

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Mar 08, 2019

It's no surprise that one of the most common predictions for the real estate industry in 2019 is the continued importance of technology. As smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices continue to increase in popularity and capability, smart home technology continues to grow at pace. New techno...

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4 Reasons You’re Losing Real Estate Referral Business 4 REASONS YOU’RE LOSING REAL ESTATE REFERRAL BUSINESS

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Mar 08, 2019

92% of consumers trust recommendations from friends and family above all other forms of advertising (RETechnology). When someone is thinking of making a huge decision like buying or selling a home, you can be sure they seek advice from trusted friends and family. Referrals are a powerful source of l...

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Top Tips for Selling your Home in 2019 TOP TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME IN 2019

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Mar 07, 2019

Are you looking to sell your Whistler property this year? The real estate market is constantly changing, and while the last couple of years have been more favourable to sellers, the tide could be about to turn. However, with the right knowledge and preparation you can sell your home for a good price...

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How to Leverage Facebook Groups to Farm Real Estate Leads HOW TO LEVERAGE FACEBOOK GROUPS TO FARM REAL ESTATE LEADS

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Mar 07, 2019

Real estate Facebook groups are an amazing tool to help farm your neighborhood and connect with your network on a more intimate level. Your goal is to build an online community with local members, serve those members by sharing valuable information, and position yourself as the neighborhood expert. ...

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Real Estate Software Expectations vs. Reality REAL ESTATE SOFTWARE EXPECTATIONS VS. REALITY

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Mar 07, 2019

When it comes to real estate tech, getting software that actually works for you and your company is a tough nut to crack. Just like for Goldilocks, things notoriously turn out too small, too big, and rarely “just right.” Some platforms turn out to be too complex for the team, with abunda...

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26 Amazing Real Estate Marketing Strategies That Actually Work 26 AMAZING REAL ESTATE MARKETING STRATEGIES THAT ACTUALLY WORK

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Mar 07, 2019

Real estate marketing has changed over the years. Earlier real estate was only a brick and mortar business, but, the techniques that had worked a few years ago, no longer works now. Additional changes to real estate marketing are already making its presence felt. And as a real estate marketer, thriv...

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RENTING WHO? MILLENNIALS DITCHING THE LANDLORD RENTING WHO? MILLENNIALS DITCHING THE LANDLORD

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Mar 06, 2019

According to recent data from the Census Bureau, homeownership rates rose in the fourth quarter to 64.8% – a four year high. The increase in purchasing homes seems to be coming from millennials switching from renting to owning. And with rental prices rising, who can blame them? According to Co...

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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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A Look Back: The 10 Fastest-Growing Housing Markets in 2018 A LOOK BACK: THE 10 FASTEST-GROWING HOUSING MARKETS IN 2018

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Mar 06, 2019

Things are looking up if you live anywhere besides the Northeast! States in the West, South and Midwest all made Clever Real Estate's list of the 10 housing markets with the fastest-growing home values in 2018. Research analysts at the company took a deep dive into Zillow housing data, as well a...

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How WeWork, Keller Williams, and Zillow create innovative marketing HOW WEWORK, KELLER WILLIAMS, AND ZILLOW CREATE INNOVATIVE MARKETING

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Mar 06, 2019

What separates a Facebook post with just a handful of likes from content that has everyone in the industry talking? While the power of your brand and the depth of your outreach are big factors, everyone from veteran industry professionals to junior brokers can tap into the marketing strategies that ...

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Multifamily Designs Trends to Help You Stand Out Online and Off MULTIFAMILY DESIGNS TRENDS TO HELP YOU STAND OUT ONLINE AND OFF

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Mar 06, 2019

As younger renters enter the market, it’s important that multifamily developers, contractors, architects, and interior designers align their strategy with the preferences of this demographic. There are several multifamily design trends you need to know about if you want to stand out online and...

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Ways Real Estate Agents Can Appeal to Millennial Homebuyers WAYS REAL ESTATE AGENTS CAN APPEAL TO MILLENNIAL HOMEBUYERS

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Mar 05, 2019

Millennials, that large generation that was born between the early 1980s and the mid- to late 1990s, lag behind other age groups in homeownership. A recent report from the Urban Instituteshows that 8 percent fewer millennials own homes when compared to baby boomers at the same age, and 8.4 percent f...

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20 Marketing Ideas for Real Estate Guaranteed to Close More Sales 20 MARKETING IDEAS FOR REAL ESTATE GUARANTEED TO CLOSE MORE SALES

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Mar 05, 2019

Real estate agents have been helping people buy and sell properties for hundreds of years. But in the digital age it is all about innovating and finding easier ways to reach a larger audience, and we have 20 marketing ideas for real estate to help you accomplish this. Whether you're just startin...

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3 Steps To Becoming A Better Listing Agent 3 STEPS TO BECOMING A BETTER LISTING AGENT

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Mar 05, 2019

Are you one of those agents who takes the mandatory CE classes and calls it a year? Hey, we don’t blame you. After brushing up on Fair Housing laws, ethics, agency and whatever else is required to keep a license in your state, who wants to cram anything else into their brain? But, when you thi...

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How Do Real Estate Agents Get Listings? HOW DO REAL ESTATE AGENTS GET LISTINGS?

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Mar 05, 2019

Real estate agents get listings through a number of strategies, including networking with their target clientele and others who can provide referrals, using traditional and online marketing to reach potential customers, and employing old fashioned, shoe leather methods, such as door knocking, and co...

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THE DOS AND DON’TS OF CONTENT MARKETING IN REAL ESTATE THE DOS AND DON’TS OF CONTENT MARKETING IN REAL ESTATE

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Mar 04, 2019

“Content marketing” is a buzzy term, but it’s basically what it sounds like: You create content of value (photos, blog posts, videos) as part of your real estate marketing plan. Different from though complementary to the ads you place with just your name and photo, content marketin...

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Top 23 New Realtor Tips from the Pros TOP 23 NEW REALTOR TIPS FROM THE PROS

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Mar 04, 2019

New realtors are faced with the challenge of attracting clients without the background or experience to back them up. To help give these agents an advantage against the more established competition, we asked experts to share their best tips for new realtors.

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Top 26 Real Estate Short Sale Tips from the Pros TOP 26 REAL ESTATE SHORT SALE TIPS FROM THE PROS

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Mar 04, 2019

A short sale is a good opportunity for real estate investors and homebuyers to get a good deal on a property. However, buying short sold property is not the same as the other regular real estate transactions. We spoke with industry experts who shared tips to help you make buying discounted propertie...

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A Full Overview of Commercial Real Estate Data A FULL OVERVIEW OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DATA

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Mar 04, 2019

Commercial real estate is a multibillion-dollar industry, with more than 35,000 people employed in the commercial brokerage and management field at any given point in time. That doesn’t include the tens of thousands of service providers  lenders, appraisers, contractors, etc.  that o...

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Top Tips for Marketing and Selling Your Home Online TOP TIPS FOR MARKETING AND SELLING YOUR HOME ONLINE

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Mar 04, 2019

Selling your home will vary in difficulty depending on where you live; however, using online resources as part of your marketing strategy will help you sell your house faster and get you more exposure to those who may be looking to move from another area.

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Is Intergenerational Housing the Next Big Thing in Senior Living? IS INTERGENERATIONAL HOUSING THE NEXT BIG THING IN SENIOR LIVING?

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Mar 04, 2019

If you’ve never heard of intergenerational housing, it is the concept that seniors, young adults most often students , and even families with children can live together in one harmonious environment. The rationale behind this is it makes it is easier for us to connect with and understand one a...

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A GUIDE TO INVESTING IN SHORT-TERM RENTAL PROPERTIES WITH EASE A GUIDE TO INVESTING IN SHORT-TERM RENTAL PROPERTIES WITH EASE

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Mar 04, 2019

In the past few years, short-term rental properties have become a popular alternative for tourists looking for temporary lodging while on vacation. They have also become a great way to invest in real estate. The financial benefits of owning an Airbnb property are clear to investors. Sometimes, they ...

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WHAT MAKES FOR THE BEST STATE TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE? WHAT MAKES FOR THE BEST STATE TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE?

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Mar 04, 2019

Investment location is so important because the way your rental property performs depends on the housing market it’s in. Being a successful real estate investor is a tough thing to accomplish if you’re not investing in the most profitable locations. And with so many real estate markets t...

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6 REASONS TO USE SMART TECHNOLOGY TO ADD VALUE TO YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY 6 REASONS TO USE SMART TECHNOLOGY TO ADD VALUE TO YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY

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Mar 04, 2019

You’re already familiar with smart home technology that can automate the control of garden irrigation, finding the best HVAC contractors, lighting, entryways, and general home security. And, like every homeowner or real estate investor, you’re looking for ways to add value to your real e...

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REAL ESTATE INVESTING FOR BEGINNERS: NET PRESENT VALUE FORMULA REAL ESTATE INVESTING FOR BEGINNERS: NET PRESENT VALUE FORMULA

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Mar 03, 2019

It is no secret that investment property analysis is the key to success in the real estate investing world. As a beginner real estate investor, you have probably already learned a lot about finding the best real estate investments and using tools such as the investment property calculator. But have ...

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WORKING WITH A REAL ESTATE AGENT: WHAT INVESTORS SHOULD EXPECT WORKING WITH A REAL ESTATE AGENT: WHAT INVESTORS SHOULD EXPECT

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Mar 02, 2019

The process of buying an investment property can be quite complex for a first-time real estate investor. Even though the internet has made it easier for anyone to find income properties on their own, there is still no substitute for a qualified and experienced professional. That’s why many rea...

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Home Staging: Tips & Tricks for a Faster, Most Profitable Sale HOME STAGING: TIPS & TRICKS FOR A FASTER, MOST PROFITABLE SALE

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Mar 02, 2019

Home staging presents your property to a prospective buyer in an impactful way. It gets them to envision themselves already living there and entices them to feel like, “Yeah, this is home.” Cultivating that feeling through home staging helps you sell your property faster. Here’s ho...

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This Could Devastate Your Real Estate Investing Business THIS COULD DEVASTATE YOUR REAL ESTATE INVESTING BUSINESS

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Mar 02, 2019

What I’m about to say might not make me popular, but it may be the most important thing you’ll ever read about the safety of your real estate holdings.

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5 Things CRM Can Do Better Than Your Rolodex 5 THINGS CRM CAN DO BETTER THAN YOUR ROLODEX

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Mar 02, 2019

Traditional real estate brokers have been largely male and over 50 years old. Over the last couple of years, that is beginning to shift. More women are joining the ranks of commercial brokerages and they are around six years younger than traditional brokers and agents according to the NAR’s 20...

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New agent? Let’s bust some myths about your new career NEW AGENT? LET’S BUST SOME MYTHS ABOUT YOUR NEW CAREER

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Mar 01, 2019

Can you tell real estate fact from real estate myth? If you're a new agent, you might have heard a lot of rumors about how the business is run. Here's what you need to know so you don't fall for these myths.

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How The Real Estate Industry Works In the USA HOW THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WORKS IN THE USA

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Mar 01, 2019

In the USA, the real estate industry works through agents and brokers. These licensed salespeople assist during a real estate transaction by marketing homes, communicating with attorneys, and negotiating on behalf of their clients, though the rising use of the Internet and other technologies has cha...

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5 Easy Ways to Save Up for a Down Payment 5 EASY WAYS TO SAVE UP FOR A DOWN PAYMENT

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Mar 01, 2019

Real estate investing isn’t something that’s reserved for the wealthy. With just a small down payment, anyone can dip their toes into the water and enjoy the benefits of owning income-producing property.

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A Guide to Branding Class A Multifamily Properties A GUIDE TO BRANDING CLASS A MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIES

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Mar 01, 2019

As multifamily markets become more competitive, it’s important that your properties stand out – especially if you own or operate a Class A lease-up in a city like Seattle or Boston. But getting top dollar rents isn’t easy, and resorting to concessions is never a good idea. The secr...

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The Definitive Guide To Hyperlocal Real Estate Marketing THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO HYPERLOCAL REAL ESTATE MARKETING

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Mar 01, 2019

Hyperlocal real estate marketing breaks down your marketing and sales activity to the smallest target area or demographic possible. You do this to solidify your brand as the local super-agent. 7Hyperlocal real estate marketing strategies are the natural response to the current state of online real e...

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How to Create a Real Estate Landing Page to Convert More Leads HOW TO CREATE A REAL ESTATE LANDING PAGE TO CONVERT MORE LEADS

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Mar 01, 2019

As a real estate agent, a good chunk of your time is spent generating leads through ads, open houses, and other advertising tactics. If these leads share information about themselves and their needs while they’re on your website, you can nurture them and turn them into paying customers. But he...

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How to Become a Top-Notch Real Estate Email Marketer in One Month or Less HOW TO BECOME A TOP-NOTCH REAL ESTATE EMAIL MARKETER IN ONE MONTH OR LESS

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Feb 28, 2019

By now, we all know that email marketing is a powerful way to keep in touch and connect with real estate leads and past clients. In fact, a study by ExactTarget found that 77% of people reported that they enjoy receiving emails from companies they like.

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7 Winning Social Media Strategies for Real Estate Agents 7 WINNING SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Feb 28, 2019

Most agents want to be good at social media but end up not being good at social media so we created these 7 easy to implement tips to truly maximize ROI on your social media efforts! Agents are either loving or hating the new digital marketing landscape. If you’re the type of person that natur...

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5 Tips To Build Rapport and Boost Real Estate Sales 5 TIPS TO BUILD RAPPORT AND BOOST REAL ESTATE SALES

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Feb 28, 2019

In order to make it in the real estate game, the skill of building rapport is essential.  Without it, you will have a lackluster career at best. In order for people to choose you as their agent, there has to be a likeability factor and that is what rapport gets you.  Now, since you did cho...

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Real Estate Drone Photography & Video Guide 2019 REAL ESTATE DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO GUIDE 2019

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Feb 28, 2019

Real estate drone photography and videos can be used to show sweeping aerial views of a property’s acreage, home features, and other property highlights. Utilizing drone photography is a good idea if you’re a luxury real estate agent with room in your budget for expensive equipment or sh...

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Social Media for Real Estate Agents: 21 Tips SOCIAL MEDIA FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS: 21 TIPS

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Feb 28, 2019

The best real estate marketers think of social online like they do social offline! Social media provides a way to further connect with your local clients and groups and boost your real estate marketing efforts. Social can build trust, and spread your marketing through friends of friends. But how do ...

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How to Find the Best Franchise Investment Properties HOW TO FIND THE BEST FRANCHISE INVESTMENT PROPERTIES

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Feb 28, 2019

Whether you’re an investor looking to net-lease commercial property to franchise tenants, a business owner looking for a franchise to own and operate, or somewhere in between, finding the right franchise, however, is as much a matter of real estate as it is a matter of finding the right kind o...

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How Can I Get a Nationwide Data Feed of Real Estate Listings? HOW CAN I GET A NATIONWIDE DATA FEED OF REAL ESTATE LISTINGS?

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Feb 28, 2019

The best option to get a nationwide data feed of real estate listings may be ListHub, a syndication service that has agreements with more than 600 MLS. There are a few other options too, such as Point2, MLS Grid, and My State MLS, or becoming a member of a few large MLS and taking advantage of data ...

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Ten key trends for property investors in 2019 TEN KEY TRENDS FOR PROPERTY INVESTORS IN 2019

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Feb 28, 2019

Part of a series of articles from this year's edition of Global Outlook Knight Frank’s view on likely market performance in 2019 we highlight key opportunities across commercial and residential markets globally.

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How to Optimize your Real Estate Database to Increase Open Rates HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR REAL ESTATE DATABASE TO INCREASE OPEN RATES

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Feb 28, 2019

According to an article from MailChimp, the benchmark for email open rates in the real estate industry is 19.67% - are you hitting this number? Increasing your email open rate is a complex problem with a simple solution. It's not difficult and you don't need a formula or a magic trick to do ...

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9 Proven Networking Tips for Real Estate Agents 9 PROVEN NETWORKING TIPS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Feb 27, 2019

My second job out of college was with an incredible analytical instruments company. We offered technologies for detecting impurities in purified water. It's now a much larger and more successful company, but at the time it was just a tiny division of GE Water (now SUEZ) with a huge vision.

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37 Promising Real Estate Lead Generation Ideas For 2019 37 PROMISING REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION IDEAS FOR 2019

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Feb 27, 2019

Realtors always look for compelling ways to widen their networks and grab more real estate leads unlike traditional days, where the source for real estate lead generation is word of mouth marketing. To reach the audience of this modern era, you need to think out of the box. You can’t fix with ...

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5 Foolproof Tips for Successful Investing in Real Estate in Your 20s 5 FOOLPROOF TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE IN YOUR 20S

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Feb 27, 2019

One of the best things you can do for your financial future as a young person is invest. Investing, however, can seem like a daunting prospect. Doesn’t it take a lot of money? Don’t you have to know a lot of stuff about finance, strategy, and how not to mess up a delicate system? Investi...

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Real Estate Agent Roadblocks REAL ESTATE AGENT ROADBLOCKS

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Feb 27, 2019

Being a real estate agent is no easy job! You're constantly challenging yourself and pushing limits to grow your career. It’s a rewarding career in the fast lane, but that fast lane doesn’t come without its roadblocks. Real estate agents all face common challenges, and maybe you&rsqu...

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The Buzziest Luxury Markets Aren’t All a Million and Up THE BUZZIEST LUXURY MARKETS AREN’T ALL A MILLION AND UP

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Feb 27, 2019

There's a cost for the finer things, and a definitive link between living luxe and personal wealth but in the dominant luxury markets of today, there's more to it than the price tag. According to Coldwell Banker Real Estate's new report, "State of Luxury 2019," there's a cr...

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SHOULD YOU INVEST IN PHOENIX VACATION RENTALS IN 2019? SHOULD YOU INVEST IN PHOENIX VACATION RENTALS IN 2019?

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Feb 27, 2019

The Phoenix housing market seemingly never falls off the charts for the best places to invest in real estate. This year, Phoenix ranked 7th in Trulia’s Top 10 Housing Markets to Watch in 2019. The giant metro area features everything a real estate investor looks for in a location to buy rental...

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The 16 Best Real Estate Tools for 2019 THE 16 BEST REAL ESTATE TOOLS FOR 2019

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Feb 27, 2019

To stay organized as a real estate agent, you need the right set of real estate tools specific to your unique needs to help you. From organizing open houses to closing deals, you’ve got your hands full managing client expectations. The last thing you need is to be stuck behind a desk manually ...

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8 Helpful Tips to Branding a Commercial Real Estate Business 8 HELPFUL TIPS TO BRANDING A COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Feb 27, 2019

Commercial real estate brokers and agents love to skip immediately to this step, but without your specialty and target market established, you won’t be able to truly able to brand your business effectively.  Instead, get those first steps done and then move on to the fun stuff – BRA...

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Rise of Virtual Reality in Real Estate Business RISE OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Feb 26, 2019

The real estate industry is showing signs of revival and recovering from global economic slump. Several industry trends and reports suggest that the entire real estate ecosystem will change considerably over the coming years and beyond. The changing scenario will have major implications for real est...

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The 5 Real Estate Apps Every Agent Should Be Using THE 5 REAL ESTATE APPS EVERY AGENT SHOULD BE USING

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Feb 26, 2019

In this day and age, it is not hard to be addicted to your phone. Real estate agents are always on the go, therefore, making their mobile devices crucial to the way they run their business. While you probably have your go-to apps that help you get through your day, there are a few real estate apps t...

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USE THE CASH ON CASH RETURN FORMULA TO FIND THE BEST RENTAL PROPERTIES USE THE CASH ON CASH RETURN FORMULA TO FIND THE BEST RENTAL PROPERTIES

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Feb 26, 2019

When searching for the best rental properties, a key feature all investors look for is cash flow and profitability, typically in the form of return on investment (ROI). Calculating cash on cash return of a potential investment is one of the simplest and most effective ways to analyze the ROI.

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How to beat another broker in a competitive deal HOW TO BEAT ANOTHER BROKER IN A COMPETITIVE DEAL

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Feb 26, 2019

Apto currently occupies the second floor of a building right in the heart of downtown Denver. Our lease is up later this year, and since we’re a growing company, we’ll probably need to expand somewhere a little bigger. So it makes sense that it was last summer that brokers started poundi...

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4 Free Tools for Creating Visual Content Like a Real Estate Marketing Pro 4 FREE TOOLS FOR CREATING VISUAL CONTENT LIKE A REAL ESTATE MARKETING PRO

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Feb 26, 2019

Have you come across a competitor’s ad and thought, “I can make a better ad than that!”, but didn’t have the tools to do it? Well you’re in luck - I’m going to show you some free tools that you can leverage to cre...

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7 Reasons to Still Be Bullish on CRE in 2019 – Part 1 7 REASONS TO STILL BE BULLISH ON CRE IN 2019 – PART 1

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Feb 25, 2019

Choosing not to invest in commercial real estate because we are at the peak of the market is a safe way not to lose money. It’s also a great way to not make any. Ten years into the real estate boom following the 2008 financial crisis, the markets are predicting a softening, and a potential mar...

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Commercial Rent Escalation Tips For Corporate Tenants COMMERCIAL RENT ESCALATION TIPS FOR CORPORATE TENANTS

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Feb 25, 2019

When you sign a lease to use an office space or building for a specific term, it's important to understand that your rent will likely not be fixed over the entire term. Many leases include rent escalation clauses that allow landlords to increase the price of your rent over time.

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Should You Buy a House Remodeled Without Permits? SHOULD YOU BUY A HOUSE REMODELED WITHOUT PERMITS?

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Feb 25, 2019

Are you confused about building permits when buying or selling real estate? When you're a first-time buyer, you may wonder why so many homeowners try to sell a property without all of the necessary building permits. There are many reasons why a homeowner may pass on selling a home without the ne...

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3 Tips to Act Like A Business Owner in Real Estate 3 TIPS TO ACT LIKE A BUSINESS OWNER IN REAL ESTATE

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Feb 25, 2019

You’ve worked hard to establish yourself as a real estate agent. But as exciting as it can be, working for yourself can prove to be a real challenge! The way to find success in this industry to think like a business owner, and treat your real estate business as you would treat your own small b...

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5 Advanced Strategies for Real Estate SEO in 2019 5 ADVANCED STRATEGIES FOR REAL ESTATE SEO IN 2019

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Feb 25, 2019

Are you running a real estate SEO campaign and struggling to find results? Looking to funnel more traffic through your blog? Hey, you're in good company. When you’re starting out, it can be beneficial to stick to the basics. Keeping it simple allows you to focus on pumping out as much high...

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US HOUSING MARKET 2019: WHERE TO INVEST IN EAST COAST REAL ESTATE US HOUSING MARKET 2019: WHERE TO INVEST IN EAST COAST REAL ESTATE

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Feb 25, 2019

We’ve spoken countless times before about the influence a location has on the performance of an investment property.  Well, one of the most popular regions for real estate investment is the East Coast. However, just saying you want to invest in East Coast real estate isn’t enough; y...

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Comparative Market Analysis: Ultimate Guide to a CMA in Real Estate COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS: ULTIMATE GUIDE TO A CMA IN REAL ESTATE

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Feb 22, 2019

A comparative market analysis (CMA) estimates your home value based on the sales prices of similar homes in your area. This information allows seller agents to choose a listing price for their clients and helps buyers evaluate asking prices. CMAs should be used by all realtors as a way to ensure an ...

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Are Real Estate Fees Negotiable? ARE REAL ESTATE FEES NEGOTIABLE?

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Feb 22, 2019

Yes, real estate fees are negotiable because virtually everything is negotiable in real estate, including the commission, closing costs, staging costs, and repairs. All together, sellers can expect to pay about 10 percent of the final selling price in fees. But what you actually pay will depend on y...

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Staging your home the right way when it comes time to sell STAGING YOUR HOME THE RIGHT WAY WHEN IT COMES TIME TO SELL

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Feb 22, 2019

When you are selling your home, you want it to look its very best. The better your home looks, the better impressions would-be buyers will get from your home. The better the impression, the more money they are likely to offer you when placing a bid to buy your home.
Because of these things, w...

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Spring 2019 Survival Kit for Real Estate Agents SPRING 2019 SURVIVAL KIT FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Feb 21, 2019

It makes sense to continually collect testimonials for your website and social media content. Testimonials can tip the scales in your favor for online real estate leads and generating referrals from past clients. Zurple has created an email template you can use to make leaving testimonials on Zillow...

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3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash 3 REASONS WHY WE ARE NOT HEADING TOWARD ANOTHER HOUSING CRASH

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Feb 21, 2019

With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember that today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of twelve years ago.

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Top Safety Tips for Real Estate Professionals TOP SAFETY TIPS FOR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

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Feb 21, 2019

As a real estate professional, you're likely working alone and entering empty homes with people you may have never met before on a regular basis. In such a role, safety should be a top priority.

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Update from ULI: 4 emerging trends to watch in 2019 UPDATE FROM ULI: 4 EMERGING TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Feb 21, 2019

One word describes the state of today’s commercial real estate industry better than any other  change. That’s the underlying message of the Urban Land Institute’s latest Emerging Trends in Real Estate report. A joint project of ULI and PwC, the report considers the feedback of...

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Six Things Every Listing Agent Should Be Doing For Their Sellers SIX THINGS EVERY LISTING AGENT SHOULD BE DOING FOR THEIR SELLERS

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Feb 21, 2019

As a real estate agent, it is your job to make the home selling process as smooth as possible for your clients.  They have enlisted you for both your help and your knowledge and to get them the most money for their home without too many hiccups along the way. Now, because most people don’...

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5 Types of Real Estate Clients You Need to Understand 5 TYPES OF REAL ESTATE CLIENTS YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND

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Feb 21, 2019

Anticipating what your clients want, before they do is more important now than ever before due to the speed at which clients can conduct online research and receive referrals with just one simple social media post. Buying or selling isn’t just about profit, function and timelines – it&rs...

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The Big Advantage Real Estate Investing Has Over Stocks THE BIG ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE INVESTING HAS OVER STOCKS

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Feb 20, 2019

If you’re an investor or simply researching investing options, you’ve probably heard the question debated: “Is investing in real estate better than the stock market?” We might be a bit biased, but today, we’re going to delve into the argument for why real estate is supe...

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LoopNet Alternatives for Finding Investment Properties LOOPNET ALTERNATIVES FOR FINDING INVESTMENT PROPERTIES

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Feb 20, 2019

LoopNet is an online commercial listings platform, giving users easy access to active for saleand for lease listings across the U.S. and Canada. It is a marketplace for those looking to buy property that is for sale, and for those looking to actively market and sell a property. More generally, it&rs...

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EMAIL MARKETING GUIDE FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS 2019 EMAIL MARKETING GUIDE FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS 2019

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Feb 20, 2019

Every real estate agent relies on a healthy database of contacts for referrals, repeat business, and new clients. Whether you’re just starting to build your SOI, or trying to manage a growing CRM of prospects, email marketing is the most efficient way. Don’t know where to start? Luckily,...

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THE POWER OF STORYTELLING: ROLE OF EMOTIONS IN REAL ESTATE MARKETING THE POWER OF STORYTELLING: ROLE OF EMOTIONS IN REAL ESTATE MARKETING

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Feb 20, 2019

Emotions go hand-in-hand with stories. In an oversaturated market where the quality of products is normative, consumers are seeking an emotional connection with a brand. They crave the human touch of stories to influence their buying decisions. Thus, we’ve entered an era of marketing where eve...

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How Top Real Estate Agents Use Personal Branding HOW TOP REAL ESTATE AGENTS USE PERSONAL BRANDING

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Feb 20, 2019

Appearance isn't everything, but when it comes to your real estate business, appearance is important - especially online. Creating a trustworthy, relatable brand for your online presence is crucial when your leads are doing all their research online before even speaking to you. Top real estate a...

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10 Commercial Real Estate Concerns You Should Know 10 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CONCERNS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Feb 20, 2019

Commercial real estate is one of the largest markets globally. According to the report, the value of private office construction starts in the United States alone amounted to $6.2 billion in 2018. The reason why this industry is so huge is obvious: every company needs its offices. But the sheer quan...

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Mobile Apps Are Important For The Entire Commercial Real Estate Industry MOBILE APPS ARE IMPORTANT FOR THE ENTIRE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

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Feb 20, 2019

New technology has upped the game for modern property managers and landlords, forcing nimble efforts to adjust to the rise in adoption of platforms that automate the modern professional’s day-to-day. One of the most valuable outcomes of the rise of technology adoption is the increase in visibi...

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Agility Might Be The Most Underrated Aspect To Commercial Real Estate Growth AGILITY MIGHT BE THE MOST UNDERRATED ASPECT TO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE GROWTH

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Feb 19, 2019

What does talent agility even mean? It may seem like one of those terms that’s used by startups with no track record of success, but the term talent agility actually carries a lot of weight today. It’s something that executives and decision makers are continuing to warm up to and are und...

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8 tips for commercial real estate brokers to tap the power of social media for business marketing 8 TIPS FOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERS TO TAP THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS MARKETING

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Feb 19, 2019

If PR is a prime strategy to raise your profile in the market think speaking engagements, community relations and attention from third-party media social media can be a powerful complement to build relationships and enable others to spread the word on your behalf. Social media is “shared&rdquo...

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How to Create a Follow-up Video to Increase Callbacks from Real Estate Leads HOW TO CREATE A FOLLOW-UP VIDEO TO INCREASE CALLBACKS FROM REAL ESTATE LEADS

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Feb 19, 2019

If you’re experiencing callback challenges with your new real estate leads, a follow-up video could be your solution. This strategy is effective because videos are the next best option to being in the room with that lead. Through video, a lead can get to know your voice, body language, and per...

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The Best Tips for Buying Rental Properties That You’ve Ever Heard THE BEST TIPS FOR BUYING RENTAL PROPERTIES THAT YOU’VE EVER HEARD

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Feb 18, 2019

Ask anyone and they are more than likely to tell you that real estate investing is the best venture there is. In fact, owning a rental property could be the most lucrative investment of all time. If you hear otherwise, know that whoever told you so was likely not equipped with proper real estate kno...

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Financing a Multi Family Property: A Beginner Investor’s Guide FINANCING A MULTI FAMILY PROPERTY: A BEGINNER INVESTOR’S GUIDE

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Feb 17, 2019

Many investors are realizing the advantages of having a multi family investment property. Now if you’re a beginner real estate investor and want to get in on the action, you might have some questions about the issue most others face with this strategy- financing a multi family property. Don&rs...

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How Millennials Are Shaping the Vacation Rental Industry HOW MILLENNIALS ARE SHAPING THE VACATION RENTAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 17, 2019

Millennials (ages 23 to 38 in 2019) are the driving force behind many trends in the real estate market, including those in the vacation rental industry. This generation is increasingly spending money on travel, vacations, and accommodation. Research also shows that millennials would much rather spen...

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The 5 Hottest Cities in the Midwest Real Estate Market in 2019 THE 5 HOTTEST CITIES IN THE MIDWEST REAL ESTATE MARKET IN 2019

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Feb 17, 2019

It’s time you start investing in the right place- the Midwest real estate market. If you’re looking to invest your money in fairly priced income properties for a strong return on investment, investing in Midwest real estate is the way to go. Here’s exactly where to get started.Best...

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Hard Money Loans for Real Estate Property: The Pros and Cons HARD MONEY LOANS FOR REAL ESTATE PROPERTY: THE PROS AND CONS

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Feb 16, 2019

There are many ways to acquire financing when buying an investment property. Hard money loans for real estate are one way of financing rental properties instead of going through institutional lending.

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How to Buy Multiple Rental Properties in 2019 HOW TO BUY MULTIPLE RENTAL PROPERTIES IN 2019

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Feb 16, 2019

Did you promise yourself that 2019 was going to be the year you finally become a real estate investor and secure your financial future? Starting with a single investment property this year is one way to go about it, sure. In fact, you might not have even imagined that buying multiple investment prop...

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Digital real estate marketing in 2019: Voice search? DIGITAL REAL ESTATE MARKETING IN 2019: VOICE SEARCH?

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Feb 15, 2019

The author of one piece said that 62 percent of Google’s search traffic is initiated on a mobile device. I’m sure you’ll agree, that’s pretty impressive. The article went on to say that because of that hecka impressive number, all real estate professionals should start scramb...

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REAL ESTATE AGENT’S ULTIMATE LIVE STREAMING GUIDE IN 2019 REAL ESTATE AGENT’S ULTIMATE LIVE STREAMING GUIDE IN 2019

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Feb 15, 2019

In 2019 live streaming content for your real estate business is one of the most lucrative social channels to generate tons of organic traction. Most real estate agents are not using the power of live streaming to its full potential. While hosting one of our webinars with local real estate agents, we...

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How to Install Facebook Pixel: A Guide for Real Estate Agents HOW TO INSTALL FACEBOOK PIXEL: A GUIDE FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Feb 15, 2019

People visiting your website have the potential to become some of your hottest leads. The more time they spend on your site, the better, because it improves your chances of converting them first to leads and then to clients. But what happens when those visitors leave and don’t come back? Unles...

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20 Seasonal Real Estate Marketing Ideas for Spring, Summer, Fall and Even Winter in 2019 20 SEASONAL REAL ESTATE MARKETING IDEAS FOR SPRING, SUMMER, FALL AND EVEN WINTER IN 2019

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Feb 15, 2019

It’s 2019, and if you want to dominate your local market that means upping your game all year with laser focused, seasonal real estate marketing ideas. Spring and Summer are always the top seasons to rev up the engine for your marketing strategy when families are moving outside of the school m...

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Top 6 Real Estate Cybersecurity Tips TOP 6 REAL ESTATE CYBERSECURITY TIPS

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Feb 15, 2019

Imagine losing all your contact, property and financial data due to user error, malware or a natural disaster. What would happen to your business’ reputation and continuity? For many real estate agents and principals, the damage would be unthinkable. Not only would it negatively affect your bu...

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3 Myths Holding You Back From Home Ownership 3 MYTHS HOLDING YOU BACK FROM HOME OWNERSHIP

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Feb 15, 2019

There are many misconceptions when it comes to buying a home. Whether you are doing it alone or with a partner, the first step is to get the facts. From finding out your credit score to choosing the right loan program, it can't be denied this is one big decision. There are many things to fret ab...

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CRE Collaborative: Integrating the CRE Tech Landscape CRE COLLABORATIVE: INTEGRATING THE CRE TECH LANDSCAPE

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Feb 15, 2019

Commercial Real Estate has seen a proliferation of technological point solutions to solve different business needs over the past few years. There are sites like QuantumListing for posting listings, Leavitt Digital for getting those listings in the news, Buildout for marketing listings, and many more...

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7 CRE broker quotes to live by 7 CRE BROKER QUOTES TO LIVE BY

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Feb 14, 2019

The time for New Year’s resolutions is behind us, but as the year ramps up in earnest, maybe you could still use a little inspiration or wisdom from brokers who’ve been there. Here are a few of our favorite quotes from commercial real estate brokers we’ve talked to over the years. ...

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Real Estate Study: The Most Loved Neighborhoods in the U.S. REAL ESTATE STUDY: THE MOST LOVED NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE U.S.

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Feb 14, 2019

Zillow, which focused on the 35 largest metros in the country, defines each region’s "most loved" neighborhood as "the one having the highest rate of net user saves (saves minus un-saves) per household indicated as a clickable heart icon on a given home’s details page on Z...

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Top 25 U.S. Cities for Medical Facility Construction Starts TOP 25 U.S. CITIES FOR MEDICAL FACILITY CONSTRUCTION STARTS

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Feb 14, 2019

Leading all cities last year was Washington, D.C., with groundbreakings on hospitals, clinics, nursing, and seniors’ homes combined valued at $1.3 billion. Next in line were Cleveland ($1.1 billion), Phoenix ($883 million), Cincinnati ($858 million), Pittsburgh ($740 million), Atlanta and Orla...

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Is Now the Time for Commercial Real Estate to Embrace Lease Automation? IS NOW THE TIME FOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TO EMBRACE LEASE AUTOMATION?

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Feb 14, 2019

Imagine using a desktop computer from 1993 to complete your work today. While you certainly could get some things done, it would not have the full capabilities needed to do your job, and certainly not with the efficiency you need to do it well. That’s what the lawyers and other professionals a...

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Funding From Multiple Sources Will Boost Campus Construction in 2019 FUNDING FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES WILL BOOST CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION IN 2019

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Feb 13, 2019

Growth and change are descriptors common to colleges and universities throughout the country. That’s where the focus is but managing the two is almost impossible without an abundance of human effort and financial investment. It would be hard to find individuals anywhere who disagree with the i...

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5 Reasons Real Estate Agents Should Update Their Website Regularly 5 REASONS REAL ESTATE AGENTS SHOULD UPDATE THEIR WEBSITE REGULARLY

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Feb 13, 2019

A good habit to keep up with consistency is updating you real estate website. If this is something you don't practice regularly, you could be losing out on business! Read more to learn the benefits of regular website updates!

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Rights You Have Under Your Commercial Lease RIGHTS YOU HAVE UNDER YOUR COMMERCIAL LEASE

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Feb 13, 2019

There are rights you have as a corporate tenant. Knowing these rights will help you in conducting your business properly. This is because the success or failure of your business may depend on certain terms in your commercial lease. Here are five essential rights you have and must exercise to fully e...

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HOW TO GET STARTED WITH VIDEO MARKETING FOR REAL ESTATE HOW TO GET STARTED WITH VIDEO MARKETING FOR REAL ESTATE

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Feb 13, 2019

Ten years ago, one of the best ways to connect with your clients was through email. Today, we’re seeing the strong presence of videos being used for real estate marketing. It is an innovative and effective way of reaching the target audience. It also is a good way of presenting your brand, com...

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How To List Your Home For The Best Price HOW TO LIST YOUR HOME FOR THE BEST PRICE

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Feb 12, 2019

If your plan for 2019 includes selling your home, you will want to pay attention to where experts believe home values are headed. According to the latest Home Price Index from CoreLogic, home prices increased by 4.7% over the course of 2018. Real estate is local. Each state appreciates at different ...

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The 5 Steps to Finding Your Perfect Hyperlocal Home Seller Niche THE 5 STEPS TO FINDING YOUR PERFECT HYPERLOCAL HOME SELLER NICHE

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Feb 12, 2019

The days of casting a wide net with marketing and hoping for the best are over. Modern real estate marketing is all about going local hyperlocal. Home sellers are twice as likely to go for your home sales marketing when it’s targeted precisely to their needs. With the right targeting, you&rsqu...

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6 Best Real Estate Continuing Education Providers 2019 6 BEST REAL ESTATE CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDERS 2019

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Feb 12, 2019

Continuing education is required of every real estate agent, with specific requirements set by state real estate commissions. While the terms and frequency may vary with location, real estate continuing education can be an easy requirement to fulfill with the right provider. We reviewed the six best...

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How to Get Real Estate Buyer Leads in 8 Steps HOW TO GET REAL ESTATE BUYER LEADS IN 8 STEPS

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Feb 12, 2019

Real estate buyer leads refers to lists of individuals or businesses interested in buying a property. Their contact information is typically obtained through paid services like lead generation companies but can be acquired for free through manual efforts. Real estate buyer leads are key to making co...

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Top Software Tools for Commercial Investors, Lenders, Appraisers, and More TOP SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR COMMERCIAL INVESTORS, LENDERS, APPRAISERS, AND MORE

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Feb 12, 2019

Despite commercial real estate perhaps not having as many forays into technology compared to other industries, there are still a great deal of software tools to help with almost any primary CRE professional process. For sales brokers and investors, mortgage brokers and lenders, service providers, ap...

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10 Ironclad Budgeting Tips for Mindful Real Estate Investors 10 IRONCLAD BUDGETING TIPS FOR MINDFUL REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

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Feb 12, 2019

Everyone perks up when you start talking about fiscal responsibility, don't they? We know, we know. Don't doze off just yet! There is so much value in knowing how to command your money, especially in the world of real estate investment. When we think about what it means to succeed in this bu...

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Geofencing For Real Estate: The Future is Here and it’s location based GEOFENCING FOR REAL ESTATE: THE FUTURE IS HERE AND IT’S LOCATION BASED

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Feb 12, 2019

Are you into real estate business and looking for a strategy that can bring more leads to your business. Geofencing for real estate business is one of the marketing technique that works well for the realtors to boost their business. Real estate geofencing is a powerful marketing technique that opene...

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Commercial Real Estate Leads – Download a Leads List, Fast and Easy COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LEADS – DOWNLOAD A LEADS LIST, FAST AND EASY

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Feb 12, 2019

Now that you’ve identified and targeted your ideal market, let’s get a list of leads!  Getting a commercial real estate leads list doesn’t have to be time consuming or difficult.  With a few services that are available, you can download a list before the end of the day..

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Targeting your Market in 6 Steps for Commercial Real Estate Agents TARGETING YOUR MARKET IN 6 STEPS FOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Feb 11, 2019

Over the years in the commercial real estate industry, the only saying that makes me cringe more than “no one uses the Internet” (yes, this has been said to me, ironically, while the person was on my website) is “everyone is my market.”  Nope. Instead of taking the easy ...

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5 WAYS TO SEE HOW MUCH YOUR HOUSE IS WORTH 5 WAYS TO SEE HOW MUCH YOUR HOUSE IS WORTH

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Feb 11, 2019

If a home sale is in your near future or even near-is future then you probably want to see how much your house is worth. It’s important to know, because you don’t want to list it too high (and risk having it sit on the market for too long) or too low (therefore not maximizing your own RO...

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Social Media Marketing Musts for Real Estate Agents SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING MUSTS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Feb 11, 2019

Knocking door to door not working out like you expected? Today's real estate market is competitive, and your leads are no longer waiting at home for you to knock on their door they're online! Your marketing strategies need to update to target where your leads are. Thankfully, most of those o...

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HOW TO LOWER YOUR REAL ESTATE WEBSITE BOUNCE RATE HOW TO LOWER YOUR REAL ESTATE WEBSITE BOUNCE RATE

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Feb 11, 2019

Perhaps, you did not like the store’s look or maybe you noticed that the store didn’t stock the products you were looking for. Whatever the case, you took one look and bounced out! The same thing happens when web surfers visit a real estate website and it doesn’t offer what they ar...

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Viral Marketing And Buzz Marketing: What Is Better for Real Estate Business? VIRAL MARKETING AND BUZZ MARKETING: WHAT IS BETTER FOR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS?

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Feb 11, 2019

In terms of marketing, the real estate business has to face a number of specific challenges. Real-estate business is customer-oriented, and the target audience is so specific that it can be a real problem to create a personalized marketing campaign. Moreover, real estate marketing campaigns are loca...

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Tips for Managing Comments on Your IDX Real Estate Website TIPS FOR MANAGING COMMENTS ON YOUR IDX REAL ESTATE WEBSITE

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Feb 11, 2019

Comments are great for an IDX real estate website. They allow your readers to engage with you and with each other. This helps build a sense of community, and it keeps leads browsing. As the owner of an IDX real estate website, you should both encourage comments and limit them. This can be a tricky b...

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Tech Will Be the Differentiator for New Sales Brokers TECH WILL BE THE DIFFERENTIATOR FOR NEW SALES BROKERS

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Feb 10, 2019

Many millennials and younger generations are just beginning their careers as commercial real estate sales brokers and are trying to figure out how it all works. In a business that is relationship driven, it can be difficult for new brokers to know where, or how, to get started. Someone new to commer...

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E-books: Real estate lead capture mega-machines E-BOOKS: REAL ESTATE LEAD CAPTURE MEGA-MACHINES

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Feb 10, 2019

That little pop-up box that forces your real estate website visitors to cough up their contact information if they want to continue browsing your IDX is but one way to capture real estate leads. Apparently, people don’t mind being forced to do something in exchange for information. There are n...

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5 FACEBOOK VIDEO MARKETING STRATEGIES TO GENERATE MORE REAL ESTATE CLIENTS IN 2019 5 FACEBOOK VIDEO MARKETING STRATEGIES TO GENERATE MORE REAL ESTATE CLIENTS IN 2019

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Feb 10, 2019

Your real estate business needs to focus on video marketing in order to be successful. Facebook is clearly the most dominant video platform right after YouTube. Instagram (owned by Facebook) secures the 3rd spot. Most real estate agents are faced with the dilemma of how they can constantly keep prod...

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Incredible downsizing drip campaign INCREDIBLE DOWNSIZING DRIP CAMPAIGN

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Feb 10, 2019

Drip campaigns are an essential component of a real estate pipeline. A quality drip can help you automate your nurturing process and turn more leads into clients. The hard part is putting together a solid drip that can get you better results! At AgentFire, we have managed hundreds of thousands of do...

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