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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Landlording Made Easy: 12 Hands-Off Strategies LANDLORDING MADE EASY: 12 HANDS-OFF STRATEGIES

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Feb 10, 2019

Automation and optimization are arguably two of my favorite things particularly when it comes to being a landlord. I’ve slowly arrived at the system I use today by finding and addressing capability gaps in my processes. Largely through the use of technology, I’ve eliminated a lot of the ...

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5 Insider Facts About the Real Estate Industry 5 INSIDER FACTS ABOUT THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

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Feb 10, 2019

Once you’re in the real estate industry your eyes will be open to a lot of truths that others aren’t aware of or can’t understand. To prepare you for your new career, we’re giving you the inside scoop with five insider facts only real estate professionals know.

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Complete 8 Step Guide to Investing in Opportunity Zones COMPLETE 8 STEP GUIDE TO INVESTING IN OPPORTUNITY ZONES

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Feb 08, 2019

While it may be abundantly clear that Opportunity Zones present great benefits to those that invest in multifamily, land, and commercial real estate, it hasn’t always been made entirely clear, what those exact benefits are, and what someone has to do to make an investment. The program, which w...

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4 Reasons the Real Estate Market is Looking Up 4 REASONS THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IS LOOKING UP

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Feb 08, 2019

Between domestic and international unrest, economic and governmental angst, real estate is something that seems to get lost in the shuffle. While the rest of the world seems to be in chaos, we can easily lose sight of the world of real estate or we just assume that it is suffering along with everyth...

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Is Real Estate School Hard? IS REAL ESTATE SCHOOL HARD?

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Feb 08, 2019

Real estate school is quite challenging. Many states require 90+ hours of in-classroom or online learning followed by a timed exam with 120 questions or more. Still, it’s rarely the difficulty of real estate school that causes people to fail, but mistakes during preparation. Procrastination, p...

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THESE 10 MORTGAGE MYTHS ARE PROBABLY HOLDING YOU BACK THESE 10 MORTGAGE MYTHS ARE PROBABLY HOLDING YOU BACK

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Feb 08, 2019

Do you really need a 20-percent mortgage down payment? When should you get prequalified? And what’s a good mortgage rate anyway? Finding out the truths behind these mortgage myths could make life a lot easier for a first-time buyer.

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4 Weird Ways to Generate Real Estate Leads 4 WEIRD WAYS TO GENERATE REAL ESTATE LEADS

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Feb 07, 2019

There are some ideas that border the line between genius and insanity. These might be some of them. We will be sharing a few unorthodox ideas on lead generation tactics while still being appropriate. So as much as you want to slide your business card over to the person in the bathroom stall next to ...

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How To Get A Better Perspective On Affordability HOW TO GET A BETTER PERSPECTIVE ON AFFORDABILITY

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Feb 07, 2019

Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate. Understandably, buying a home is more expensive now than immediately following one of the worst housing crashes in American history. Over the pa...

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How Real Estate Agents Can Win at Facebook Live HOW REAL ESTATE AGENTS CAN WIN AT FACEBOOK LIVE

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Feb 07, 2019

Live Video is an effective way to build relationships with your real estate leads. It can separate the digital wall that is obstructing the lead from seeing you as a real person. We will be highlighting a few concepts to help you get the most out of live video.

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How to Apply the Top 4 Super Bowl Commercials to your Real Estate Advertisements HOW TO APPLY THE TOP 4 SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS TO YOUR REAL ESTATE ADVERTISEMENTS

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Feb 07, 2019

The Super Bowl is the premier outlet for American advertisements. With 100 million viewers of all demographics, companies paid a record breaking price of $5 million for a 30 second time slot. Bud Light even hired the Game of Thrones director, David Nutter as the director of one of their commercials!...

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How to Prepare Real Estate Contracts Digitally HOW TO PREPARE REAL ESTATE CONTRACTS DIGITALLY

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Feb 07, 2019

One of the major pain points for many of our clients is managing contracts throughout the signing process. Preparing real estate contracts can be time-consuming and tedious, especially when it comes to multi-unit builds such as condos or planned communities. At Spark, our goal is to make the sales t...

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7 Real Estate Marketing Automation Tools You Should Be Using 7 REAL ESTATE MARKETING AUTOMATION TOOLS YOU SHOULD BE USING

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Feb 07, 2019

In order to be as competitive as possible in real estate, you have to constantly make improvements to your daily processes.  With only so many hours in a day, your number one task should be nurturing and delivering results to your clients. With that being said, your marketing efforts can often ...

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Starting Over in a New Real Estate Career: Facing Fears and Embracing Change STARTING OVER IN A NEW REAL ESTATE CAREER: FACING FEARS AND EMBRACING CHANGE

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Feb 07, 2019

Whatever industry or position you're currently working in, you're ready to move on. You're determined to make a career change and you've set your sights on real estate. What's next? Research the industry well and figure out what type of agent you want to be. Starting out, it may ...

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Rental Properties The Best Low Risk Investments in Real Estate RENTAL PROPERTIES THE BEST LOW RISK INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE

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Feb 07, 2019

There are several strategies that you can follow if you wish to invest in real estate. A long term investment strategy is where you buy and hold a rental property with the purpose of renting it out. This way you make money by collecting rent and building capital as the investment property appreciate...

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3 Best Cities for Foreign Investors in US Real Estate 3 BEST CITIES FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS IN US REAL ESTATE

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Feb 06, 2019

The US real estate market is fierce. Just last year, foreign investment in US real estate amounted to $153 billion. Many foreigners continue to choose the US as their investment destination given the stability of the market and the country overall. Particularly, given the political and economic inst...

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Getting Started in Real Estate: How to Find a Business Partner with Money GETTING STARTED IN REAL ESTATE: HOW TO FIND A BUSINESS PARTNER WITH MONEY

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Feb 06, 2019

If you know how to get started in real estate but don’t have the financial means, then real estate partnerships are the ideal solution for you. As a matter of fact, it is the best way to invest in property especially when it comes to financing rental properties.

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Report: Property Prices Are Still Rising in These 10 US Cities REPORT: PROPERTY PRICES ARE STILL RISING IN THESE 10 US CITIES

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Feb 06, 2019

The 2019 US housing market has become somewhat synonymous with the term “slowdown.” As the growth in property prices has decelerated, some real estate investors are hesitant to make any moves this year as experts speculate on what this all means for the future of the housing market. Howe...

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How to Find Multifamily, Land, and Commercial Pre Foreclosures HOW TO FIND MULTIFAMILY, LAND, AND COMMERCIAL PRE FORECLOSURES

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Feb 06, 2019

One of the longest standing difficulties in CRE for brokers, lenders, and investors, has been the inability to easily search and find multifamily, land, and commercial pre foreclosures in a timely manner. In this article, we’ll take a look at the easiest ways to search and find properties that...

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Ensuring Construction Worker Safety in Extreme Cold ENSURING CONSTRUCTION WORKER SAFETY IN EXTREME COLD

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Feb 06, 2019

In light of last week’s polar vortex in the US, worker safety concerns have come to the forefront. In the construction industry, where deadlines are strict and the demand is high, extreme weather conditions may not phase some project managers. While working in the -70ºF temperatures that ...

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5 Commercial Office Design Trends in 2019 5 COMMERCIAL OFFICE DESIGN TRENDS IN 2019

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Feb 06, 2019

The face of the modern-day workplace has gone through a lot of changes over the last ten years. In the past, the office was a place for employees working the traditional 9-5. The offices were joined to landlines, fax machines and large desktop computer with dial-up internet connections. The modern o...

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How to Craft Real Estate Branding from Scratch HOW TO CRAFT REAL ESTATE BRANDING FROM SCRATCH

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Feb 06, 2019

Developing your brand is crucial to success in real estate. Your brand will serve as the “face” that will identify you and define what you and your business are all about. In today’s highly-competitive real estate environment, branding can spell the difference between standing out ...

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Using Social Media Influence to Leverage the Real Estate Market USING SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCE TO LEVERAGE THE REAL ESTATE MARKET

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Feb 06, 2019

Using social media and video to leverage more leads and business has been on the rise in the real estate industry. Over the last few years, we have seen a handful of these real estate professionals find significant success on these platforms. Like all marketing methods, there are upsides, downsides,...

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4 Real Estate Marketing Strategies to Find Tenants Quickly in 2019 4 REAL ESTATE MARKETING STRATEGIES TO FIND TENANTS QUICKLY IN 2019

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Feb 06, 2019

Simply owning a rental property is not enough if you want to be making money in real estate. To succeed in the field of residential real estate in 2019, you should aim to keep your occupancy rate high and your vacancy rate low. That is why it is of crucial importance to know the best real estate mar...

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How to Stand Out as a Real Estate Agent in 2019 HOW TO STAND OUT AS A REAL ESTATE AGENT IN 2019

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Feb 06, 2019

As we anticipate peak selling season and come off the buzz of the holidays, it’s time to evaluate your real estate business. Right now, you and every other real estate agent like you is trying to be seen, be heard, gain visibility, and distinguish themselves in an ever-competitive market. With...

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What can Real Estate Agents Do to Improve Engagement with Leads? WHAT CAN REAL ESTATE AGENTS DO TO IMPROVE ENGAGEMENT WITH LEADS?

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Feb 06, 2019

Selling real estate is a constant dance. You’ve got to find ways to attract leads, then nurture clients and close the sale all at the same time. If you get the first part right, the rest of the sales process can go more smoothly. Here are a few tips to help you really engage leads to move them...

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How Successful Real Estate Agents Use Google Ads HOW SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE AGENTS USE GOOGLE ADS

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Feb 05, 2019

For someone who isn’t an expert, setting up a Google Ads campaign can be a pain in the ass not to mention setting up one that actually gets results. In this lesson, our amazing PPC Manager Mack will be walking you through, step-by-step, how to properly set up a Google Ads campaign for the Real...

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CAN YOU USE YOUR TAX REFUND TO BUY A HOUSE? CAN YOU USE YOUR TAX REFUND TO BUY A HOUSE?

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Feb 05, 2019

Tax returns are expected to be bigger and better in 2019, especially if you’re married with children. According to Morgan Stanley research, Americans have been over-withholding and could get back 26-percent more than in 2018. This adds up to $62 billion extra in refunds than the $235 billion i...

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Equal Pay in Commercial Real Estate Might Take Until 2119 EQUAL PAY IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MIGHT TAKE UNTIL 2119

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Feb 05, 2019

Even though real estate is a great career for women and does have a smaller pay gap than the national average, it’s not moving very quickly to close the pay gap that does remain. A recent white paper published by Commercial Real Estate Women estimates that at the current rate it will take unti...

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CRE Breaks in to the Escape Room Trend CRE BREAKS IN TO THE ESCAPE ROOM TREND

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Feb 05, 2019

Believe it or not, the latest CRE phenomenon in the experience economy isn’t as ‘new’ as you think. The very first escape room game was invented in 2007 by the publisher of the free paper SCRAP, Takao Kato. Kato’s live Escape Room, inspired by the Crimson Room video game crea...

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5 Essential Skills Every Real Estate Professional Needs 5 ESSENTIAL SKILLS EVERY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL NEEDS

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Feb 05, 2019

Real estate professionals play an important role in shaping the quality of living that their clients experience. As an industry expert, it’s your job to make your client’s real estate buying or selling experience as smooth and painless as possible. You must establish yourself as a versat...

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3 Real Estate Mentors That Coach You Remotely 3 REAL ESTATE MENTORS THAT COACH YOU REMOTELY

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Feb 05, 2019

The most successful real estate agents recommend finding a mentor that will take you under their wing and help you develop your skills. Finding the right mentor is easier said than done, but you can find real estate mentors and coaches online as an alternative. Whether you're a new agent searchi...

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Why CRE professionals should start thinking internationally WHY CRE PROFESSIONALS SHOULD START THINKING INTERNATIONALLY

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Feb 05, 2019

You may think people who live and work outside of the United States tend to keep their property purchases in their home countries, but real estate market trends show that isn’t necessarily the case. With more restrictions on foreign buyers like increased property taxes and limits on internatio...

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8 Top Tips to Take Advantage of New Tax Reform for 2019 8 TOP TIPS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NEW TAX REFORM FOR 2019

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Feb 05, 2019

Do you want to take advantage of all the tax savings that are available to real estate investors under the new tax reform? As a tax advisor by day and real estate investor by night, I’m here to share eight tax strategies you must know for 2019.

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Getting Into Real Estate: 3 Details New Developers Should Keep in Mind GETTING INTO REAL ESTATE: 3 DETAILS NEW DEVELOPERS SHOULD KEEP IN MIND

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Feb 05, 2019

It's important to research potential properties to make sure that they'll have accessible amenities for your potential buyers. You'll want to make certain that there will be access to electricity and water. It's also important for your property to offer easy access to phone service, ...

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Equal Pay in Commercial Real Estate Might Take Until 2119 EQUAL PAY IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MIGHT TAKE UNTIL 2119

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Feb 05, 2019

Even though real estate is a great career for women and does have a smaller pay gap than the national average, it’s not moving very quickly to close the pay gap that does remain. A recent white paper published by Commercial Real Estate Women estimates that at the current rate it will take unti...

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5 Things Real Estate Investors Must Know About 1031 Exchanges 5 THINGS REAL ESTATE INVESTORS MUST KNOW ABOUT 1031 EXCHANGES

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Feb 05, 2019

If you are a real estate investor in 2019, the odds are very, very good that you have heard of 1031 exchanges. However, if you are like most real estate investors in 2019, you do not really know exactly what a 1031 exchange is or what it can do for you.
1031 exchanges are a hot topic, particu...

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Investment Property Mortgage Rates in 2019: All You Need to Know INVESTMENT PROPERTY MORTGAGE RATES IN 2019: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Feb 05, 2019

Buying an investment property is one of the best ways to build wealth; that is if you do it right. If you invest at the right price, with the right investment property financing, you’ll be set for some positive cash flow. We only say this because monthly mortgage payments could really cut into...

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Searching for Property in a Low-Inventory Real Estate Market: 6 Tips SEARCHING FOR PROPERTY IN A LOW-INVENTORY REAL ESTATE MARKET: 6 TIPS

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Feb 04, 2019

Learning how to find real estate deals in a low-inventory housing market can be quite the ordeal. This is especially true if you are an inexperienced real estate investor. You must be ready to put in a lot of time and effort to find the right investment property for yourself when the market is in th...

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Real Estate Investing for Beginners: The Rate of Return Formula REAL ESTATE INVESTING FOR BEGINNERS: THE RATE OF RETURN FORMULA

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Feb 04, 2019

Calculating the rate of return on rental property is an important step to take in order to assess the viability of your future real estate investment. There are actually a few metrics that you could use to learn of the profitability of your rental property. So in this guide, we will tackle the retur...

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What WHAT'S IN STORE FOR COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS AND INVESTORS IN 2019?

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Feb 04, 2019

We covered in 2018 that landlords need to get technologically smarter to get the most out of their portfolios: this relates to activities that do well to retain high quality tenants in the long term and those that increase rental yields, too. In our 2019 commercial real estate outlook piece for mana...

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Liquidity modeling in real estate using survival analysis LIQUIDITY MODELING IN REAL ESTATE USING SURVIVAL ANALYSIS

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Feb 04, 2019

At Opendoor, we buy and sell thousands of homes a month. The longer a home remains in our inventory, the more exposure we have to macroeconomic shifts. Moreover, property taxes, home financing, and maintenance fees all increase with time. These costs which are sometimes referred to as “liquidi...

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Whose Mortgage Do You Want To Pay? Yours Or Your Landlord’s? WHOSE MORTGAGE DO YOU WANT TO PAY? YOURS OR YOUR LANDLORD’S?

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Feb 04, 2019

There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage either yours or your landlord’s.

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HOW TO COMPETE WITH INSTANT OFFER COMPANIES AS A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL? HOW TO COMPETE WITH INSTANT OFFER COMPANIES AS A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL?

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Feb 02, 2019

Instant offer companies are a real thing and they are here to compete with you for their fair share of the real estate market. However, you should enjoy that people are reacting to instant offers as they have. Why? Because it opens up a whole new kind of untapped marketing strategy that might lead t...

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Using Color to Reinforce Your Real Estate Brand USING COLOR TO REINFORCE YOUR REAL ESTATE BRAND

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Feb 01, 2019

Color psychology plays an essential role in marketing. The colors you use on your website, business cards, logo, and listings have the potential to affect your customers’ actions. Here are some tips on how you can use color psychology to your advantage.

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6 REAL ESTATE MOGULS YOU CAN LEARN A THING OR TWO FROM 6 REAL ESTATE MOGULS YOU CAN LEARN A THING OR TWO FROM

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Feb 01, 2019

It’s widely known that many successful people utilize residential real estate and commercial real estate for making money. As a matter of fact, 90% of all millionairesgenerate their massive wealth through real estate investing. In the US, at least 30 billionaires have reached that status by in...

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A Look at the NYC and DC Office Markets Before HQ2 A LOOK AT THE NYC AND DC OFFICE MARKETS BEFORE HQ2

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Feb 01, 2019

When the search for Amazon’s second headquarters search kicked off, there was a lot of discussion about how the tech giant’s new offices would transform the economics of the metro area on which it decided. Many pointed to the home of its current operations, Seattle as a model on what it ...

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11 Career Opportunities in Real Estate You Haven’t Thought of Yet 11 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN REAL ESTATE YOU HAVEN’T THOUGHT OF YET

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Feb 01, 2019

While being a residential real estate agent is one of the most common career opportunities associated with the real estate industry, it is by no means the only one. Yes, the majority of the high profile career opportunities in real estate involve buying and selling residential properties. However, t...

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IS REAL ESTATE A LIQUID INVESTMENT? IS REAL ESTATE A LIQUID INVESTMENT?

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Jan 31, 2019

No, real estate is not considered a liquid investment because it cannot quickly be converted to cash. In fact, real estate is among the least liquid investments because it takes considerable time to sell, which makes it difficult for investors to access their investment funds.
Real estate mak...

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Opportunity Adjacent: How to Invest in Opp Zones Outside Major Markets OPPORTUNITY ADJACENT: HOW TO INVEST IN OPP ZONES OUTSIDE MAJOR MARKETS

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Jan 31, 2019

One of the longest standing difficulties in CRE for brokers, lenders, and investors, has been the inability to easily search and find multifamily, land, and commercial pre foreclosures in a timely manner. In this article, we’ll take a look at the easiest ways to search and find properties that...

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4 Tips to Help You Always Find Cash Flow Real Estate Investments 4 TIPS TO HELP YOU ALWAYS FIND CASH FLOW REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

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Jan 31, 2019

Finding cash flow real estate investments is not easy, especially when you’re a beginner trying to succeed with your rental property business. In fact, when asking how to make money in real estate, although one of the most common answers is to find the best real estate investments, not every b...

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Rental Property Risks: Don’t Fall for These Shenanigans! RENTAL PROPERTY RISKS: DON’T FALL FOR THESE SHENANIGANS!

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Jan 30, 2019

In today’s highly competitive, low cap rate environment, it’s vital to get the underwriting correct. For example, at a 5 percent cap rate, every dollar you miss in net operating income translates to $20 in price. So, if you underwrite $10,000 in income you shouldn’t have, you just ...

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The Secret To Building Relationships For Your Real Estate Business THE SECRET TO BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Jan 30, 2019

As realtors, our relationships with people are the foundation of our business. Relationships lead to referrals, which make our businesses sustainable. Otherwise, real estate is just a job, not a career, and we are (effectively) unemployed after each and every deal. The art of establishing relationsh...

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4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth 4 PROVEN WAYS REAL ESTATE CAN BUILD SIZABLE FAMILY WEALTH

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Jan 30, 2019

The rising of home prices over time, is how the majority of wealth is built in real estate. This is the ‘home run’ you hear of when people make a large windfall of money. While prices fluctuate, over the long run real estate values have always gone up, always, and there is no reason to t...

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Residual Techniques in Real Estate Valuation RESIDUAL TECHNIQUES IN REAL ESTATE VALUATION

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Jan 30, 2019

Residual techniques in commercial real estate valuation are sometimes used to value a property, but these residual techniques are also often misunderstood. The income capitalization approach to valuation utilizes a cap rate that represents the value created by all of the real property. It incorporat...

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Pressure Building for Tech Transformation in 2019 PRESSURE BUILDING FOR TECH TRANSFORMATION IN 2019

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Jan 30, 2019

When it comes to investing its hard-earned dollars in technology, you can’t say the construction industry hasn’t been consistent. As in recent years, the 2018 JBKnowledge Construction Technology Report found that construction firms are still investing less than 1% of annual sales volume ...

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5 Novel Ideas for Real Estate Agents Using Instagram 5 NOVEL IDEAS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS USING INSTAGRAM

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Jan 30, 2019

Instagram - if you are not on it, get on it. The platform has undergone a few changes and implemented a new features over the past year. What does this mean for real estate agents? Now that we are a little more settled into the new year and used to writing "19" in our dates, we can think a...

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TOP 24 REAL ESTATE SOFTWARES THAT YOU SHOULD BE USING IN 2019 TOP 24 REAL ESTATE SOFTWARES THAT YOU SHOULD BE USING IN 2019

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Jan 30, 2019

Top producing real estate agents always have systems that make them more efficient. Whether it’s a simple app to track all of their daily tasks or managing your prospects on a CRM, you need to use the right tools of the trade to be successful. The real estate tech industry is going through a m...

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4 Tactics for Managing Unrealistic Buyer Expectations 4 TACTICS FOR MANAGING UNREALISTIC BUYER EXPECTATIONS

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Jan 30, 2019

Home buying can be a very emotional process for everyone involved. As a real estate agent, your job is more than just sales – you are now a built-in mediator, therapist, confidante, and more. With all those hats comes the complexity of managing your buyer’s expectations. In an already em...

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5 Digital Real Estate Advertising Strategies for Your Business 5 DIGITAL REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING STRATEGIES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Jan 30, 2019

People are spending more time online. In fact, the average American spends 24 hours a week online, surfing the web. That’s 151% growth since 2000 when people only spent about nine hours a week online. When it comes to marketing your business, all of this time spent online means digital strateg...

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Best Live Chat Tools For Real Estate Agents BEST LIVE CHAT TOOLS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Jan 28, 2019

If you haven’t noticed, live chat tools are absolutely dominating the web industry right now and for a good reason; businesses are seeing huge results when using them. For those of you who don't believe me, I suggest you check out this article here! Now, at AgentFire we have witnessed this...

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5 Steps To Building Your 2019 Real Estate Marketing Budget 5 STEPS TO BUILDING YOUR 2019 REAL ESTATE MARKETING BUDGET

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Jan 28, 2019

It's that time of year again the time when real estate agents should be figuring out how much marketing it's going to take and budget for to meet or beat their goals in the coming year. Here at Realvolve, we’ve started outlining our goals and initiatives for next year, so I thought I w...

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Tips to Optimize Your Commercial Real Estate Portfolio TIPS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO

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Jan 28, 2019

Optimizing the performance of your commercial real estate portfolio is a key component in maximizing your return on investments. You can use a range of strategies to achieve this purpose. In this section, we are going to explore five major strategies you can apply to achieve an optimized portfolio.

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9 Technology Tips for CLAW Realtors 9 TECHNOLOGY TIPS FOR CLAW REALTORS

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Jan 28, 2019

The real estate industry is evolving fast. In Southern California, things may be evolving the fastest. It’s to a point where Realtors say keeping up with technology is among their biggest challenges. To help CLAW members stay ahead in the game, we’ve come up with 9 technology tips. This ...

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7 Considerations When Buying an Older Home 7 CONSIDERATIONS WHEN BUYING AN OLDER HOME

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Jan 28, 2019

There are many benefits to purchasing an older home  you'll get character, and could pay a lower price upfront. You may even see potential to renovate an older home into the modern, beautiful home of your dreams.

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7 Tips for Promoting Real Estate in 2019 7 TIPS FOR PROMOTING REAL ESTATE IN 2019

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Jan 28, 2019

Real estate is a competitive industry, which means that finding some way to set yourself apart from your fellow agents can occasionally feel like a lost cause. But you don’t need to completely reinvent the wheel. Often, effective real estate promotion is just a matter of putting a unique spin ...

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Easiest Ways to Uncover Commercial Property Owners in California EASIEST WAYS TO UNCOVER COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNERS IN CALIFORNIA

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Jan 28, 2019

On top of being one of the largest, most populous states in the county, California also has one of the most active commercial real estate markets. On the surface, the sheer volume of commercial real estate transactions might lead one to believe it’s easy to conduct a property owner search in C...

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Full Proof Ways To Generate and Maintain Your Real Estate Referrals In 2019 FULL PROOF WAYS TO GENERATE AND MAINTAIN YOUR REAL ESTATE REFERRALS IN 2019

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Jan 28, 2019

Everyone is on Facebook and your business needs to take advantage of this platform in every way possible.  For real estate, it is one of the best ways to connect with people and get referrals.  A great way to build connection with your community is to create a specific Facebook page for it...

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Real Estate Business Card Tips for Agents REAL ESTATE BUSINESS CARD TIPS FOR AGENTS

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Jan 28, 2019

The arguments for using a photo on a real estate business card equal the number against. Southern California broker/agent Mellissa Zavala is in both camps, feeling that some situations call for a card with her photo. She solves the dilemma by carrying two different cards, one with and one without he...

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What Is a Good Cap Rate for Rental Property in 2019? WHAT IS A GOOD CAP RATE FOR RENTAL PROPERTY IN 2019?

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Jan 27, 2019

When a person enters the real estate industry, he/she is usually ready to select the best places to invest in real estate and the best investment property. However, it is not as easy as it may look. There are many aspects you should keep in mind when planning on investing in a property, such as inve...

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Where to Invest in the New Jersey Real Estate Market in 2019 WHERE TO INVEST IN THE NEW JERSEY REAL ESTATE MARKET IN 2019

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Jan 27, 2019

New Jersey is one of the hottest markets in the US housing market 2019. So, are you ready to start your property search in the New Jersey real estate market to take advantage of this? Then check out this list of the best places to buy investment property in New Jersey in 2019.

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Is Buying a Condo a Good Investment in 2019? IS BUYING A CONDO A GOOD INVESTMENT IN 2019?

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Jan 27, 2019

Many investors in 2019 are wondering “Is buying a condo a good investment?”  Although this may seem like a straightforward question, it is difficult to answer without knowing more details about the specific investment property of interest. Any potential income generating asset may t...

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How to Use Video Along the Real Estate Sales Funnel HOW TO USE VIDEO ALONG THE REAL ESTATE SALES FUNNEL

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Jan 27, 2019

Video is becoming a vital tool in any real estate agent’s marketing arsenal. Numerous statistics prove the value of video marketing. Often, agents want to invest time and resources into a video campaign, but they are unsure on how to even begin.

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What’s the Best Type of Commercial Real Estate Property for Investors? WHAT’S THE BEST TYPE OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PROPERTY FOR INVESTORS?

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Jan 26, 2019

Thinking about investing in commercial real estate? It can certainly be a lucrative venture. For those unfamiliar, this type of property is generally defined as land or buildings that are intended to generate a profit in some way. More specifically, commercial real estate is divided into subcategori...

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The Biggest Impediment To Growth In CREtech THE BIGGEST IMPEDIMENT TO GROWTH IN CRETECH

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Jan 25, 2019

The latest splashy headlines in CREtech tout total funding and the extraordinary proliferation of startups both wonderful things that benefit the entire sector. A reality check is in order though. Before the hasty celebrations kick off, let’s talk about the biggest impediment to growth facing ...

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3 Ways to Boost Your Online Reach Using Social Media 3 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR ONLINE REACH USING SOCIAL MEDIA

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Jan 25, 2019

Statistics show that 7 out of 10 Americans are signed up on a social network. And today’s real estate professionals realize that this online interactive platform is a powerful tool at their disposal one that’s literally often already in the palm of their hand.

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6 Real Estate SEO Tips to Boost Your Google Search Visibility in 2019 6 REAL ESTATE SEO TIPS TO BOOST YOUR GOOGLE SEARCH VISIBILITY IN 2019

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Jan 25, 2019

Like all industries in the modern era, online visibility is increasingly more important in commercial real estate. If you want prospects (tenants or investors) to find your CRE firm or discover your property listings, then you need to leverage online marketing strategies to get ahead. Investing in S...

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The Complete Guide to Content Creation For Realtors THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO CONTENT CREATION FOR REALTORS

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Jan 25, 2019

Have you ever wanted to drive thousands of leads to your website for free? That's exactly what successful content marketing real estate agents are doing. In fact, website conversion rates in 2019 are expected to be nearly 6x higher for content marketing adopters than non-adopters. Everyday home ...

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IS MACHINE LEARNING MOVING TOWARDS REAL ESTATE? IS MACHINE LEARNING MOVING TOWARDS REAL ESTATE?

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Jan 25, 2019

Machine learning is already disrupting other industries, even in its infancy. It’s creating opportunities for businesses to develop quicker than ever before, allowing people to process information that previously would not have been capable. Though the concept of artificial intelligence and ma...

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OPEN HOUSE SIGN IN SHEET DIGITAL SALES FUNNEL FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS OPEN HOUSE SIGN IN SHEET DIGITAL SALES FUNNEL FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Jan 25, 2019

Open House sign in sheets is a common practice among agents conducting open houses in their local area. Many real estate marketing coaches have their own version of the “perfect open house sign in sheet” alongside follow up strategies and more. However, we believe that these strategies a...

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14 Things to Consider Before Buying Investment Properties in 2019 14 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING INVESTMENT PROPERTIES IN 2019

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Jan 25, 2019

Buying investment properties continues to be America’s favorite way to invest. A real estate property will provide you with ongoing income for years to come and secure your financial future. However, there is a common misconception that investing in real estate is a get-rich-quick scheme in wh...

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How to Find Real Estate Deals in Any Housing Market in the US HOW TO FIND REAL ESTATE DEALS IN ANY HOUSING MARKET IN THE US

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Jan 24, 2019

With more and more people getting into the business of real estate investing, you’re going to want to know how to find real estate deals amidst the competition. And yes, real estate investment is a local industry, so finding the best investment opportunities is going to be a different process ...

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Why You Need Real Estate Reviews and How to Get Them WHY YOU NEED REAL ESTATE REVIEWS AND HOW TO GET THEM

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Jan 24, 2019

An online review for your real estate services can equate to much more than a method of inflating your self-esteem. It offers much more tangible benefits that can be leveraged to grow and sustain your business. Imagine, never having to spend another cent on lead generation because your reviews gener...

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How Successful Real Estate Agents Convert Online Leads into Clients in 2019 HOW SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE AGENTS CONVERT ONLINE LEADS INTO CLIENTS IN 2019

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Jan 24, 2019

Online real estate leads are becoming more popular as more consumers begin their real estate experience online. When it comes to online leads, unsuccessful agents think they're a waste of time while successful agents capitalize on each opportunity. Why do these agents have different perspectives...

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Commercial Property Insurance for your Business COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INSURANCE FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Jan 24, 2019

Commercial property insurance is a must-have policy for any business owner as this coverage will protect you from a major loss as a result of theft, natural disaster, and other damages to your company’s assets.  It’s nice to think that your company’s belongings will never be s...

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3 Things You Need In A Shifting Real Estate Market 3 THINGS YOU NEED IN A SHIFTING REAL ESTATE MARKET

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Jan 24, 2019

Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing perhaps even concerning. What is actually happening with mortgage rates? Are home values dropping or are they just rising at a slower pace? What impact will the economy have on the h...

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Luxury Real Estate Marketing: What It Is & How to Do It in 2019 LUXURY REAL ESTATE MARKETING: WHAT IT IS & HOW TO DO IT IN 2019

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Jan 23, 2019

Luxury real estate marketing targets prospective buyers and sellers interested in upscale properties using email, community outreach, and advertising. Marketing a luxury home requires extra effort and expense by the agent, so only highly committed agents should consider it. However, commissions can ...

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Home Ownership and the American Dream HOME OWNERSHIP AND THE AMERICAN DREAM

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Jan 23, 2019

For centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part of the American Dream. Whether they were born here or immigrated from another country, they wanted to own a piece of America. With so many prominent societal changes over the last few decades, it is fair to ask if people in Americ...

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To buy an existing home or new construction? TO BUY AN EXISTING HOME OR NEW CONSTRUCTION?

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Jan 23, 2019

When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams? According to a recent survey by Zillow, of the 38% of total ...

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Zillow Offers Expands To Five New Cities In 2019 ZILLOW OFFERS EXPANDS TO FIVE NEW CITIES IN 2019

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Jan 23, 2019

In 2019, home sellers in Miami, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Nashville, Orlando and Portland will be able to use Zillow Offers to request a no-obligation cash offer from Zillow to buy their home. Zillow will be launching Zillow Offers in each of these five markets throughout the year and expects all five...

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How Zillow Premier Agent Works ― Are Zillow Leads Worth Paying For? HOW ZILLOW PREMIER AGENT WORKS ― ARE ZILLOW LEADS WORTH PAYING FOR?

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Jan 22, 2019

Zillow is the largest real estate search engine on the internet, providing an effective platform for real estate agents to advertise and reach potential leads. With over 160 million visitors per month, Zillow provides big opportunities for agents via Zillow Premier Agent, but we’ll show you if...

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THESE ARE THE ONLY MORTGAGE TIPS YOU’LL NEED IN 2019 THESE ARE THE ONLY MORTGAGE TIPS YOU’LL NEED IN 2019

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Jan 22, 2019

Last year was an interesting one for homebuyers. A year that started with historically low rates and high home prices favoring sellers ended with mortgage rates reaching an eight-year high, stalled housing price increases, and a budding buyer’s market. Because of this, lenders and realtors say...

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Making Your Real Estate Service Stand Out MAKING YOUR REAL ESTATE SERVICE STAND OUT

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Jan 22, 2019

Being a Real Estate Agent is a competitive task, but AHS has some tips to help you stand out above your competition. Learn more here! Real estate is a competitive business. In many parts of the country, home buyers and sellers have lots of options when it comes to choosing a real estate professional...

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8 PR tips and tricks for commercial real estate power brokers or aspiring power brokers 8 PR TIPS AND TRICKS FOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE POWER BROKERS OR ASPIRING POWER BROKERS

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Jan 22, 2019

PR, short for public relations, is a prime strategy to raise your profile in the market and create goodwill that can be leveraged to support your commercial real estate business marketing. PR is a great complement to Apto’s CRE Digital Marketing Checklist, which includes useful tips on website...

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Real Estate Video Marketing: Grow Your Youtube Presence with this Tips REAL ESTATE VIDEO MARKETING: GROW YOUR YOUTUBE PRESENCE WITH THIS TIPS

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Jan 21, 2019

The real estate market is a predominantly visual one. People likely wouldn’t purchase a home without first seeing it with their own eyes, and they’re even less likely to visit an open house or a inspect a property without first seeing videos or pictures of it first. That’s just how...

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Five Organization Tips for Busy Real Estate Agents FIVE ORGANIZATION TIPS FOR BUSY REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Jan 20, 2019

The universe of real estate can be very boisterous. As an agent, you may feel like you’re busy to the point that it’s difficult to remain composed and responsible for what you’re doing. Despite the fact that it’s a great deal of work to continually be conversing with clients,...

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Here’s What You Need to Know about Home Equity Loans HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOME EQUITY LOANS

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Jan 20, 2019

A home equity loan allows homeowners to borrow against the equity they have in their home, or the difference between what they owe on their home and what their home is worth. So, you need some money and a lot of it. Maybe you have medical bills to pay, or college tuition bills for your children. May...

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How to Create a Commercial Real Estate Marketing Plan HOW TO CREATE A COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKETING PLAN

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Jan 20, 2019

Whether you have an established marketing team or working with limited resources, developing an effective commercial real estate marketing plan can be overwhelming, especially in the highly competitive digital age. When faced with an abundance of different marketing tools and solutions, it can be al...

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ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING GUIDE FOR 2019 ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING GUIDE FOR 2019

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Jan 20, 2019

Now that you are in the last year of this marvelous decade, it’s obvious how much our lives have changed with the use of social media. People consume content on these channels every single day. Countless businesses are being built by creating trust with users on social media. I mean if you thi...

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12 Creative Ways to Add Major Value to Apartment Buildings 12 CREATIVE WAYS TO ADD MAJOR VALUE TO APARTMENT BUILDINGS

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Jan 20, 2019

Have you ever wondered why the big players in residential real estate investment don’t focus on single family homes, but instead buy apartments? There are several reasons for this, but the big one is control. Owners of larger multifamily property (5 units and greater) can control the value of ...

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How digital marketing will transform real estate industry in 2019 HOW DIGITAL MARKETING WILL TRANSFORM REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY IN 2019

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Jan 20, 2019

Marketing for any product or service digitally has now become mandatory. With over 234 million internet users currently, the digital market has really opened up a plethora of opportunities for brands today. Real estate is one such industry that has really benefitted from the digital marketing wave. ...

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BECOMING A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR: HERE’S HOW ANYONE CAN DO IT BECOMING A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR: HERE’S HOW ANYONE CAN DO IT

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Jan 19, 2019

Real estate investing can bring in big returns and help you grow your net worth. Despite its potential financial rewards, becoming a real estate investor can seem like an intimidating idea to some people. However, with the right knowledge and tools, anyone can do it.

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How To Create A Vision Board For Your Real Estate Business HOW TO CREATE A VISION BOARD FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Jan 19, 2019

A vision board is a visual representation of who you want to be and what you want to accomplish. It’s a collection of images and text, pasted onto a board (or placed in a frame, or created in Photoshop there are no rules), and displayed prominently so you see it every day. The purpose of a vis...

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The Rise of Secondary and Tertiary Markets in Commercial Real Estate THE RISE OF SECONDARY AND TERTIARY MARKETS IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Jan 18, 2019

CCIM Institute Chief Economist K.C. Conway discusses the factors driving the rise of secondary and tertiary markets in today's commercial real estate industry.

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6 Reasons Why Construction Companies Fail 6 REASONS WHY CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES FAIL

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Jan 18, 2019

Running a successful construction company isn’t easy. The industry is full of risks can challenges that can lead to failure. According to data from BizMiner, of the 1,021,350 building, heavy/highway, and specialty trade contractors operating in 2014, only 722,281 were still operating in 2016. ...

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Housing Affordability and What’s Shaping the 2019 Rental Market HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AND WHAT’S SHAPING THE 2019 RENTAL MARKET

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Jan 18, 2019

As much concern as there seems to be about the state of the housing market at the end of the year and going into 2019, there is a more specific conversation to be had about the U.S. rental market. For buy-and-hold and turnkey real estate investors, this is perhaps the more pertinent discussion to be...

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15 Real Estate Lead Generation Tips 15 REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION TIPS

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Jan 18, 2019

As per the National Association of Realtors, 92 percent of purchasers utilize the Internet to house chase. With in excess of 160 million guests every month, Zillow is the biggest real estate site and the best place to set up your real estate business on the web.
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5 tips for better real estate listing descriptions in 2019 5 TIPS FOR BETTER REAL ESTATE LISTING DESCRIPTIONS IN 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

Few real estate agents can fill those boots. But you soldier on donning the marketing hat to generate real estate leads from your website, from social media, bus benches, shopping carts and billboards. The last place you want to put effort into are those couple of lines that constitute the listing d...

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45 Creative Real Estate Marketing Ideas & Strategies 45 CREATIVE REAL ESTATE MARKETING IDEAS & STRATEGIES

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Jan 17, 2019

Real estate marketing is all about promoting your brand as an agent and securing buyer and seller leads by sharing your listings on social media, advertising your agency, and building your website content. For fresh marketing ideas, check out our ultimate list of marketing advice from top-producing ...

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43 Real Estate Lead Generation Ideas 2019 43 REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION IDEAS 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

With marketing getting more complex, it can be confusing for real estate agents to maximize lead generation and get real estate leads that convert. To help, we compiled the top 43 real estate lead generation ideas using social media, software, and more. This ensures your hard-earned marketing dollar...

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The Six Best Overseas Real Estate Markets For 2019 THE SIX BEST OVERSEAS REAL ESTATE MARKETS FOR 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

Live and Invest Overseas, the world’s leading resource for overseas travel, investment, real estate and retirement, has announced the release of its top places to buy real estate in 2019. “This past year we’ve positioned ourselves for profit from townhouses on the coast of Brazil a...

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5 Smart Ways to Buy Real Estate Leads 5 SMART WAYS TO BUY REAL ESTATE LEADS

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Jan 17, 2019

If you’re like most real estate agents, all your marketing efforts share the same long term goal: More Leads. Which means you’ve probably considered finding a place to buy real estate leads. But how can you be sure you’re not just throwing money down the drain? Not all lead sources...

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15 TASKS YOU CAN OUTSOURCE TO A REAL ESTATE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS 15 TASKS YOU CAN OUTSOURCE TO A REAL ESTATE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

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Jan 17, 2019

While many internet-savvy real estate professionals know what a Virtual Assistant is or what do they do, I know a lot of folks who are just starting to ride the interwebs hype train. This section is for them. Virtual assistants help businesses in different types of industries by lifting a massive am...

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REAL ESTATE SEO BEST PRACTICES FOR NEWBIE SEO REAL ESTATE AGENTS REAL ESTATE SEO BEST PRACTICES FOR NEWBIE SEO REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Jan 16, 2019

SEO novices assume that everyone types the same keywords into Google, a common mistake. In fact a well-optimized Real Estate website will get traffic from people who type in variations of thousands of different keywords. When we asked our client what keywords he was checking he stated:  Major C...

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Real Estate Lead Generation: How to Stand Out in a Crowded Market REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION: HOW TO STAND OUT IN A CROWDED MARKET

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Jan 16, 2019

Lead generation is simple in theory, but unfortunately, generating leads effectively is not as simple. Why is that? Well, to start with, potential customers are constantly bombarded with ads everywhere they look: their mailbox, their tv, and their phones. They are literally becoming immune to advert...

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3 Technology Trends That Will Shape Commercial Real Estate In 2019 3 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE IN 2019

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Jan 16, 2019

2018 has seen a lot of transformative movement in commercial real estate. The year witnessed a competitive home buying market, and many observers expect a correction in the coming year. In a year that has witnessed a steady growth in commercial real estate low interests, it is important to examine t...

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How to Cope with the Stress of Buying and Selling a Home HOW TO COPE WITH THE STRESS OF BUYING AND SELLING A HOME

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Jan 16, 2019

A home is the single most important investment you’ll ever make in life whether you’re buying or selling, you have to be ready to negotiate and make snap decisions. That said, the whole process doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Here’s how to cope with the stress that naturally...

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What the Build-to-Rent Model Says About Investing in Real Estate WHAT THE BUILD-TO-RENT MODEL SAYS ABOUT INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

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Jan 16, 2019

The U.S. housing market is in a slump. 2019 is bringing with it a flurry of predictions and speculations, many of which have to do with the shifting environment. Are we due for a bubble burst? Unlikely. The conditions in which the housing market crashed in 2009 are wildly different than the conditio...

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Top Trends to Impact Atlanta’s CRE Market in 2019 TOP TRENDS TO IMPACT ATLANTA’S CRE MARKET IN 2019

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Jan 16, 2019

Cushman & Wakefield has released a list of the top 10 trends to watch in commercial real estate in 2019, some of which are likely to have an impact on Atlanta. No. 10 is tech expanding beyond local hubs with Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Seattle, Provo and Atlanta to grow during the next five years ...

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7 Best Practices For Keeping Up With Past Clients 7 BEST PRACTICES FOR KEEPING UP WITH PAST CLIENTS

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Jan 16, 2019

When looking for a successful real estate agent nothing is more telling than their list of satisfied clients.  If you want to become someone’s go to realtor for the long haul and have them refer others to you, you not only have to be be a great realtor throughout the transaction but you a...

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Industrial Real Estate Benefits from Partnering in Portfolio Strategy, Planning and Implementation INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE BENEFITS FROM PARTNERING IN PORTFOLIO STRATEGY, PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION

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Jan 16, 2019

Truthfully a significant portion of industrial real estate occupants do not have a portfolio strategy. In fact, only about 20 percent of companies have actually considered a long-term plan that is well-understood across the business. As for the other 80 percent? They are sorely missing out. As an in...

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6 Types of Rental Property Add-Ons 6 TYPES OF RENTAL PROPERTY ADD-ONS

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Jan 15, 2019

Generally speaking, adding additional living space to a property is not advisable unless it’s in a particularly high-end neighborhood. But as with anything, there are exceptions to this rule. Certain homes naturally lend themselves to easy additions, such as bedrooms or bathrooms, or present o...

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Top 3 Tips for Following up with Real Estate Leads like a Machine TOP 3 TIPS FOR FOLLOWING UP WITH REAL ESTATE LEADS LIKE A MACHINE

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Jan 15, 2019

Agents often expend most of their energy on generating more and more leads. And while drumming up a business is important, it’s what comes next that truly matters and moves your leads from that first phone call to the closing table. Follow-up is critical, but it’s also pretty straight-fo...

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The Top 7 Tips for an Effective Real Estate SEO Campaign THE TOP 7 TIPS FOR AN EFFECTIVE REAL ESTATE SEO CAMPAIGN

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Jan 15, 2019

Real estate can be one of the most competitive industries to work in. There are thousands of small, mid-sized, and large companies, all trying to capture their own market share and all equally active in marketing their businesses. Finding new clients can be significantly challenging.
There is...

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7 Tips on How to Prepare for the 2019 Real Estate Market 7 TIPS ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE 2019 REAL ESTATE MARKET

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Jan 15, 2019

What’s ahead for the real estate market in 2019? While there are many speculations of what may be to come, let AHS prepare you for the 2019 Real Estate Market. Read a wide variety of different forecasts and opinions from financial and real estate experts from different parts of the country. In...

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Global Economic Conditions Affecting Property Markets Remain Favorable GLOBAL ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AFFECTING PROPERTY MARKETS REMAIN FAVORABLE

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Jan 15, 2019

The latest string of stock market volatility notwithstanding, global economic conditions affecting property markets remain favorable. Despite some pockets of softness in the economic data recently, real GDP continues to expand in all global regions (~2.5% in the Americas, ~2% in Europe, ~5% in Asia ...

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Zillow Continues Quest to Take Over Real Estate With Move Into Mortgages ZILLOW CONTINUES QUEST TO TAKE OVER REAL ESTATE WITH MOVE INTO MORTGAGES

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Jan 15, 2019

Zillow is interjecting itself further into the the buying, selling, and home-financing process with its recently-added lending arm. The real estate juggernaut projects it will be making upward of 3,000 mortgage loans a month within the next few years, according to a report by GeekWire.

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Why Real Estate Teams Need Cohesive Branding WHY REAL ESTATE TEAMS NEED COHESIVE BRANDING

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Jan 15, 2019

For real estate agents trying to differentiate themselves from the competition, a beautiful and eye-catching brand is vital. But it’s also important that your branding remains cohesive across all levels of your marketing. Disjointed marketing materials have an amateur look and will give a conf...

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4 REAL ESTATE MARKETING TRENDS TO WATCH OUT IN 2019 4 REAL ESTATE MARKETING TRENDS TO WATCH OUT IN 2019

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Jan 15, 2019

Real estate marketing is undergoing a major change and 2019 will be a defining year for our industry. Social media, 3D-technology and other emerging trends will play a significant role in determining how effective is your overall real estate marketing strategy. Another emerging trend that will matur...

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10 Essential Tools For Real Estate Agent Productivity 10 ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENT PRODUCTIVITY

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Jan 15, 2019

What are essential tools for real estate agent productivity? Basically, they are anything that will help you get more organized, execute faster, or waste less time.

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How To Take Your Real Estate Website to the Next Level HOW TO TAKE YOUR REAL ESTATE WEBSITE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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Jan 15, 2019

Building a real estate website is essential to your success. It allows you to create a positive first impression and helps to build credibility and attract new clients. With the industry getting more competitive, having a basic website or an online listing simply isn’t enough. Real estate agen...

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Why Real Estate is the Best Career for New Parents WHY REAL ESTATE IS THE BEST CAREER FOR NEW PARENTS

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Jan 15, 2019

As a new parent, you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place; you feel the need to be there for your newborn child, but you’re also getting pretty antsy to be back at work. What’s a parent to do? Luckily, technology has made remote jobs much more common in the past decade alone. A...

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CRE brokers say they made more money in 2018 and expect the trend to continue in 2019 CRE BROKERS SAY THEY MADE MORE MONEY IN 2018 AND EXPECT THE TREND TO CONTINUE IN 2019

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Jan 14, 2019

After the last commission checks were cut and other compensation added up, a healthy majority of commercial real estate brokers say they made more money in 2018 than in 2017, according to the latest Apto National Broker Buzz Poll, which was conducted in late December by commercial real estate softwa...

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Residential Property Disclosures RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY DISCLOSURES

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Jan 14, 2019

When selling your home, you're obligated, by law, to disclose certain information about your property. Most states require that all sellers complete a written property disclosure form. Majority of the forms have a required set of questions that must be answered.

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How to Create Real Estate Facebook Ads in 5 Steps HOW TO CREATE REAL ESTATE FACEBOOK ADS IN 5 STEPS

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Jan 14, 2019

Real estate Facebook ads are used by realtors to generate buyer or seller leads through targeted advertising campaigns. To create realtor Facebook ads, agents need to sign up for a Facebook business account, determine ad goals, pick their target audience, and create lead-generating ad content. The b...

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5 Risks in Real Estate Investing and How to Limit 5 RISKS IN REAL ESTATE INVESTING AND HOW TO LIMIT

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Jan 14, 2019

There are many people who have become millionaires through real estate investing. However, there are a number of risks in real estate investing which make it a tricky business. Such risks have made many investors lose a lot of money along the way. At the same time, these risks are what makes it so r...

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How to Do Investment Property Research in 10 Steps HOW TO DO INVESTMENT PROPERTY RESEARCH IN 10 STEPS

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Jan 13, 2019

A successful real estate business starts with proper investment property research. So, how do you go about that process? Of course, when thinking about research, Google is the first thing that comes to mind. However, when it comes to a profitable property search, this is not the case.

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Keep an Eye on These Top Real Estate Investor Websites in 2019 KEEP AN EYE ON THESE TOP REAL ESTATE INVESTOR WEBSITES IN 2019

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Jan 13, 2019

Looking for the top real estate investor websites in 2019? Go no further, as we’re going to present them to you! Real estate investor websites are an essential part of your business. With advanced technology nowadays, it is easier to find investment property, analyze it, and keep up with it. H...

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THE ONLY INFORMATION NEEDED TO MAKE MULTIFAMILY INVESTMENT DECISIONS THE ONLY INFORMATION NEEDED TO MAKE MULTIFAMILY INVESTMENT DECISIONS

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Jan 13, 2019

The real estate community has become obsessed with data. In the multifamily space alone, there are countless sources for all sorts of ‘relevant’ data; Costar, Axiometrics, REIS, Reonomy, RCA, MPF Research, Yardi Matrix, etc.  The access to data has brought transparency to the space,...

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A Beginner Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Investing in a Duplex A BEGINNER REAL ESTATE INVESTOR’S GUIDE TO INVESTING IN A DUPLEX

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Jan 12, 2019

Don’t have any experience in real estate investing? That’s not a problem. Buying a duplex as your first investment is a great strategy for many reasons. The benefits are plenty and are waiting for you to take advantage of them. So let’s get right into it.

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The 10 Best Places for Buying a Vacation Home in the US in 2019 THE 10 BEST PLACES FOR BUYING A VACATION HOME IN THE US IN 2019

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Jan 12, 2019

In this article, we will discuss the benefits of buying a vacation home to rent out which make it the best real estate investment strategy for both beginner and experienced investors. Then, we will show you how to find the best places to buy a vacation rental home. Last but not least, we will list f...

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