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5 Ways to Build Wealth through Real Estate Investing 5 WAYS TO BUILD WEALTH THROUGH REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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Jun 10, 2020

When people talk about real estate investing, they often only talk about whether the value of the home goes up or down. While that may be true if your only investment was in your primary residence, it completely misses many strategies for creating wealth through investment properties. The fact is, t...

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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INVESTING GUIDELINES COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INVESTING GUIDELINES

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May 13, 2020

Real estate is always an attractive avenue for keen investors. The prospects of property appreciation and their potential returns keep luring people every now and then.Investment in residential property in India is always on the boom. However, the commercial real estate investing trend is also witne...

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Top Marketing Ideas in Real Estate That Work (in 2020) TOP MARKETING IDEAS IN REAL ESTATE THAT WORK (IN 2020)

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May 06, 2020

As a realtor, what’s your marketing strategy for getting ahead of the competition? Research shows that over half of all home buyers look for their next home through the internet. And that’s not all, only around 34% approach a real estate agent for help. Unless your clients are able to fi...

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THE BEST REAL ESTATE CALCULATOR THAT EVERY INVESTOR NEEDS THE BEST REAL ESTATE CALCULATOR THAT EVERY INVESTOR NEEDS

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Apr 29, 2020

If you know what you are doing, buying an investment property can be a lucrative venture with long-term financial rewards. However, not all investment properties will generate good returns. Therefore, it’s important that every real estate investor knows how to evaluate deals. Luckily, you don&...

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Utilizing your IRA to Buy and Sell Real Estate UTILIZING YOUR IRA TO BUY AND SELL REAL ESTATE

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Apr 27, 2020

Self-directed IRAs are the less offered and lesser known of the IRA options. That’s simply because they’re seen as needing too much effort to utilize correctly. The truth is that self-directed IRAs aren’t as complicated as they’re made out to be. Especially if you have the ri...

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8 Steps to Find (& Stick With) the Right Real Estate Investing Strategy for You 8 STEPS TO FIND (& STICK WITH) THE RIGHT REAL ESTATE INVESTING STRATEGY FOR YOU

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Apr 26, 2020

Search online for real estate investment strategies, and you’ll be overwhelmed with the information overload that hits you. Self-proclaimed experts, gurus, and never before heard of writers (because everyone has a book these days) keep posting hordes of stuff regarding where you should focus y...

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THE BEST WAYS TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE THE BEST WAYS TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE

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Apr 25, 2020

In short, in the case of real estate investment, the goal is to put money into work today and let it increase so you have more money in the future. The profits or “returns” you make on your real estate investments should be sufficient to cover the risk you take, the taxes you pay, and th...

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A California Perspective: Real Estate Principals Navigate the Current Lending Market A CALIFORNIA PERSPECTIVE: REAL ESTATE PRINCIPALS NAVIGATE THE CURRENT LENDING MARKET

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Apr 23, 2020

Early in 2020, the market was extremely liquid for real estate investors and operating companies. Interest rates were relatively low, asset values were high, unemployment was low, and there was little inflation—overall, the market was performing well. And then the lending market began to chang...

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What’s the Future of Commercial Real Estate? WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE?

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Apr 22, 2020

Real estate is a key element of the U.S. economy. Residential real estate provides housing for individuals and families and is a major source of wealth and savings for Americans. Commercial real estate creates spaces for retail, offices, manufacturing, and apartment buildings as well as creating job...

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5 Tips To Grow Your Real Estate Business Faster 5 TIPS TO GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS FASTER

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Apr 21, 2020

If you are intending to invest in real estate and are looking for methods of growing your real estate business successfully to earn a large income as soon as possible, I’m here to give you some quick and simple tips, that are essential when it comes to managing a business and achieving success...

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Commercial Lease Considerations in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic COMMERCIAL LEASE CONSIDERATIONS IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Apr 16, 2020

It has already been approximately one month since the COVID-19 pandemic thrust the commercial real estate industry in Canada into chaos. Landlords and tenants alike continue to face a litany of issues not previously seen in modern times. Many tenants are fighting for their continued survival, with s...

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COVID-19 may advance trends in commercial real estate COVID-19 MAY ADVANCE TRENDS IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Apr 16, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has quickly put the economy into turmoil. While many businesses are struggling to keep up with the drastic changes in the market, the commercial real estate industry may have some bright spots despite obvious uncertainties. The COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. is expected to ad...

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What is BIM and How Is It Changing the World of CRE? WHAT IS BIM AND HOW IS IT CHANGING THE WORLD OF CRE?

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Apr 11, 2020

The construction industry has been slow to evolve, especially in the realm of commercial real estate (CRE). In many ways, the construction process is not dissimilar from how it was when the first skyscrapers were built. However, as technology begins to change various parts of the industry, especiall...

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Commercial Real Estate In The Midst of COVID-19 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19

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Apr 09, 2020

It’s a specifically challenging time for the commercial real estate industry. The conventional wisdom has been that as businesses move to a more remote business model, they may question their space needs in the future. The ramifications of that pose a hurdle across all aspects of the industry,...

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Pandemic could mean opportunity for real estate investors PANDEMIC COULD MEAN OPPORTUNITY FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

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Apr 08, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has left no industry untouched. Many Americans and property owners didn’t have the cash to pay their rent this month. Which means some landlords are going to struggle with the mortgage, which means an opportunity for some property investors. Daniel Lebensohn, co-founder o...

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How Technology Is Enabling the Real Estate Process HOW TECHNOLOGY IS ENABLING THE REAL ESTATE PROCESS

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Apr 08, 2020

Almost everything right now is shifting to a virtual format. One of the big changes we’re adapting to is the revisions to the common real estate transaction, which all vary by state and locality. Technology, however, is making it possible for many of us to continue on the quest for homeownersh...

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HOW EXCHANGE RATES AFFECT REAL ESTATE HOW EXCHANGE RATES AFFECT REAL ESTATE

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Apr 07, 2020

Globalization offers international real estate investors the opportunity to build wealth from investment properties anywhere on the globe. Despite the ongoing uncertainties caused by the coronavirus breakout , the real estate industry continues to be one of the most attractive sectors for investors ...

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Helping Companies to Navigate a Changing Commercial Real Estate Landscape HELPING COMPANIES TO NAVIGATE A CHANGING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LANDSCAPE

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Apr 06, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted most every industry over the past few months, creating a scenario of rising financial stress, retracting employment and diminishing market confidence for companies around the globe. The commercial real estate industry hasn’t been immune from the pa...

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The Future of Real Estate & Realtors THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE & REALTORS

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Apr 03, 2020

It is where the AI (Artificial Intelligence) takes over days worth of a real estate agent's hard work and computes results in a second. We are moving at an unprecedented pace in technology and everything seems to be moving faster with time - Data capture, data analysis, home comparables, broker ...

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7 Reasons FLIPPING LAND Is Better Than Every Other Real Estate Strategy 7 REASONS FLIPPING LAND IS BETTER THAN EVERY OTHER REAL ESTATE STRATEGY

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Apr 02, 2020

Flipping vacant land is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood ways to make money in real estate. It’s also one of the best. I know this is a bold statement but when it comes to investing in real estate, I’ve been around the block. I’ve worked for BiggerPockets, been involved...

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How Custom Virtual Tours Can Save Your Real Estate Business in 2020 HOW CUSTOM VIRTUAL TOURS CAN SAVE YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IN 2020

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Apr 02, 2020

Outside of luxury listings, virtual tours have always been something of a solution looking for a problem. Sure, they look cool, and they definitely impress homeowners, but even a brand-new agent with the ink barely dry on their real estate license could tell you that they never really did much to, y...

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The 3 Tasks Every Real Estate Agent Should Be Outsourcing THE 3 TASKS EVERY REAL ESTATE AGENT SHOULD BE OUTSOURCING

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Apr 01, 2020

A clean, well-managed CRM can be your most valuable real estate tool. Too often, however, the database is so neglected and disorganized that it’s not living up to its full potential. Management of the system is an ongoing task, requiring a significant amount of an agent’s time. In fact, ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Real Estate Lead Generation THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION

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Apr 01, 2020

How do you generate your real estate leads? Are you still knocking on doors or have you embraced modern technology? Traditionally, real estate agents favored getting out into their neighborhood, knocking on doors, and introducing themselves to potential customers. Or buying lists of contacts, pickin...

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Effective Content Marketing for Your Real Estate Business EFFECTIVE CONTENT MARKETING FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Mar 28, 2020

It’s time to get on board with content marketing—real estate is changing, and as a result, real estate agents need to change their approach, too. Many agents may already understand the need for content marketing, but I’m often asked, “How do I get started and create a content...

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Coronavirus Disrupts Major Projects CORONAVIRUS DISRUPTS MAJOR PROJECTS

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Mar 26, 2020

As most of us have adjusted to the new reality brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19), developers and lenders are forced to look at the resulting economic shut down on ongoing real estate projects. When this virus first started making the news late last year, few people anticipated that it would t...

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How COVID-19 Is Changing The Real Estate Industry HOW COVID-19 IS CHANGING THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

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Mar 24, 2020

As we come to a close on the first week that most of us in the US are self-quarantining due to the COVID-19 outbreak (also known as coronavirus), we’ve already begun to feel the effects on the real estate industry. Direct marketing, physical face-to-face meetings are very much being put on hol...

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The Ultimate Guide To Data Real Estate For 2020 THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DATA REAL ESTATE FOR 2020

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Mar 23, 2020

The whole of the real estate sector has definitely changed, going through a thorough digitalization first, then moving into far more technologically advanced features, like hyper targeting and, recently, data-oriented features. Is data, therefore, the new trend for the real estate sector? Let's ...

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4 SEO Tips to Improve Your Real Estate Website Ranking 4 SEO TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR REAL ESTATE WEBSITE RANKING

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Mar 17, 2020

More and more marketers believe that SEO is dead. So much so that 210 people search “is SEO dead” every day. But we do not subscribe to this mentality. 93% of all online experiences begin with a search. And why shouldn’t they? The internet is full of useful information. So there&rs...

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How Coronavirus (COVID-19) Could Affect Commercial Real Estate Transactions HOW CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) COULD AFFECT COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

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Mar 16, 2020

The long-term effects of the coronavirus on the economy remain unknown, but we can predict some acute short-term effects on the commercial real estate market in general, and in particular on contractual relationships in this arena. There are many different implications of the force majeure concept d...

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The Commercial Real Estate Market in 2020 THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET IN 2020

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Mar 13, 2020

In the crowded conference room of a major institutional investor in late 2009, an investor asked the owner of a global real estate development company why so much of its good money had been thrown at obviously failing development projects. The answer was: Because we could. This anecdote raises a num...

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5 Ways Real Estate Has Changed Over the Years 5 WAYS REAL ESTATE HAS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS

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Mar 12, 2020

Many experts agree that the last 10-12 years has been the most consequential time in American real estate. We’ve gone from an abundance of foreclosures, cautious buyers, and hesitant lenders to soaring prices, low inventory, and fierce competition. As we start off a brand-new decade, let&rsquo...

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Investing in Commercial Real Estate INVESTING IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Mar 11, 2020

The term “commercial real estate” is a broad phrase that includes several types of properties spanning across certain residential, office, and industrial developments. Commercial real estate investment generally requires more capital than other types of investment projects and involves m...

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The Four Pillars of Real Estate Investing THE FOUR PILLARS OF REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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Mar 11, 2020

When it comes to investment strategy, why is it that real estate is consistently the preferred investment method of Americans? The reality is that the benefits of investing in real estate far exceed the obvious expectations. When responsible real estate investors commit to thorough due diligence, th...

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Why Property Management Is Going High Tech WHY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IS GOING HIGH TECH

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Mar 10, 2020

As the property technology world develops, real estate firms are devoting more attention to how technology can help their businesses. Technology impacts real estate agents to an ever-increasing degree, and tools for every aspect of a real estate company are currently being developed. New programs an...

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Everything you need to know about 1031 Exchange. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 1031 EXCHANGE.

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Mar 09, 2020

A 1031 exchange is used by savvy real estate investors to defer paying capital gains tax on the sale of an investment property. This is allowed by exchanging the first property for a second property the investor wishes to purchase. To put this in perspective, you would rolls the taxes of the sale of...

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How Will the Role of Real Estate Agents Change in 20 Years? HOW WILL THE ROLE OF REAL ESTATE AGENTS CHANGE IN 20 YEARS?

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Mar 09, 2020

Real estate is changing. Between iBuyers, new technologies, and the instant gratification economy, the traditional real estate industry of slow-moving mechanics and inefficiencies isn’t going to survive unless something changes, and fast. We’re already seeing companies like Carvana remov...

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Time Series Analysis of a REIT Portfolio TIME SERIES ANALYSIS OF A REIT PORTFOLIO

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Mar 08, 2020

Financial modeling is a technical application as old as finance itself. Traditionally performed through excel sheets and various DCF models, I wanted to set out and use Machine Learning to build a predictive model for the movement of an asset’s price. Within a two week project time period, I s...

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Real Estate Is Soaring, But Not Like 2008 REAL ESTATE IS SOARING, BUT NOT LIKE 2008

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Mar 04, 2020

Unlike last year, the residential real estate market kicked off 2020 with a bang! In their latest Monthly Mortgage Monitor, Black Knight proclaimed. The housing market is heating entering 2020 and recent rate declines could continue that trend, a sharp contrast to the strong cooling that was seen at...

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6 Ways to Finance Real Estate Investments 6 WAYS TO FINANCE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

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Mar 04, 2020

Financing options for real estate investors fall into several different buckets. They range from various types of investment property mortgages to hard-money lending and portfolio loans. You can even turn to peer-to-peer lending platforms or crowdfunding to get the money you need. Investors just get...

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Digging Into Real Estate Data DIGGING INTO REAL ESTATE DATA

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Mar 04, 2020

When speaking with perspective investors, the first question that I ask is how well they understand the numbers of a potential investment. If they reply with a simple, “everything’s good,” I know the deal probably isn’t for me. But, if they respond with hard data about the ma...

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Real estate and machine learning REAL ESTATE AND MACHINE LEARNING

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Mar 04, 2020

Since we know machine learning is driving innovation across every industry, real estate included, I took the time to summarize my experience as an attendee of ICNY by highlighting key findings in this blog post. These insights are based on my personal interpretation of the sessions, booth visits, an...

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WHAT IS REAL ESTATE SYNDICATION AND HOW TO START ONE? WHAT IS REAL ESTATE SYNDICATION AND HOW TO START ONE?

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Mar 03, 2020

Real estate syndication, also referred to as real estate crowdfunding, is an investment model where multiple real estate investors pool their capital for the common objective of financing a property investment. This way, real estate investors can invest in real estate projects that are considerably ...

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5 BEST REAL ESTATE INVESTOR MARKETING STRATEGIES 5 BEST REAL ESTATE INVESTOR MARKETING STRATEGIES

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Mar 03, 2020

Real estate investing has become a popular investment option. With increased competition, understanding how to find investment properties is crucial for any real estate investor. Most investors limit their efforts to investment properties listed on the MLS- they don’t really have a real estate...

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Real Estate Investing and Financial Literacy REAL ESTATE INVESTING AND FINANCIAL LITERACY

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Mar 02, 2020

Taking financial literacy into consideration will assist in forming a clear understanding of personal finance, how to plan for the future, and to achieve one’s financial goals. While such knowledge could be conveyed in high school, or earlier, it seldom is. For those who wish to invest in real...

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What Is Proptech? WHAT IS PROPTECH?

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Feb 27, 2020

Proptech now disrupting the marketplace ranges from artificial intelligent, automation and smart buildings to the use of big data, blockchain and cloud-based computing. Proptech, a portmanteau from “property technology”, is used to describe any technology for the real estate space. These...

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How Digital Media Is Transforming Real Estate HOW DIGITAL MEDIA IS TRANSFORMING REAL ESTATE

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Feb 27, 2020

Digital media is a part of everyday life for the great majority of consumers. We use digital media on our phones, computers, tablets, and other devices. In some cases, it makes our life easier while in others, it can seem to make things more complicated. Digital media can be entertaining and informa...

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THE GAME CHANGER REAL ESTATE CRM THE GAME CHANGER REAL ESTATE CRM

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Feb 26, 2020

A CRM is a Customer Relationship Management system, a software program that helps you run your business. A CRM is particularly helpful for sales professionals who are constantly chasing down leads. If you’re in real estate, your CRM will be involved in all aspects of your business. You can set...

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How REALTORS® Can Take Advantage Of 2020 Marketing Trends HOW REALTORS® CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 2020 MARKETING TRENDS

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Feb 26, 2020

Word-of-mouth is great, but it’s often not enough to generate the leads you need in your real estate business, especially if you’re just starting out.But rather than waffle around trying all the available online marketing strategies, we’re condensing the research down for you.Here ...

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Complete Guide to Real Estate Scripts in 2020 COMPLETE GUIDE TO REAL ESTATE SCRIPTS IN 2020

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Feb 25, 2020

There is a huge chance that you heard the word “scripts” thousands of times. It’s like a real estate urban legend that newbie real estate agents hear about all the time. Everyone has an opinion about it and no one can agree on it.Some say scripts are just a shallow representation o...

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3 luxury real estate development trends to watch in 2020 3 LUXURY REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2020

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Feb 24, 2020

Forget “location, location, location.” For luxury real estate today, it’s all about “lifestyle, lifestyle, lifestyle.” As a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Boston and a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® Ambassador, I’ve watched affl...

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What is Commercial Real Estate Data? WHAT IS COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DATA?

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Feb 21, 2020

Over the past few years, data has become the most discussed topic in commercial real estate (CRE). Like almost every other field, the proliferation and access to data is fundamentally changing the way the world thinks about commercial properties and commercial real estate in general. And like other ...

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Top 5 Trends Affecting Real Estate in 2020 TOP 5 TRENDS AFFECTING REAL ESTATE IN 2020

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Feb 19, 2020

Any buyer that’s been looking for a home can tell you how difficult it is right now to find a home in their price range. Several factors contribute to this trend. Baby boomers are staying in their homes longer, and we have tons of millenials looking for their first or second home. So we have l...

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3 Megatrends to Dominate Real Estate in 2020 3 MEGATRENDS TO DOMINATE REAL ESTATE IN 2020

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Feb 19, 2020

2019 was quite the year for the real estate industry, and we're ready to take on 2020! The first couple of months in the new year are always filled with noise and to help you focus on what's important, we've found the most powerful forces that are shaping the real estate industry. Let...

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WHY YOU NEED BIG DATA FOR REAL ESTATE ANALYSIS WHY YOU NEED BIG DATA FOR REAL ESTATE ANALYSIS

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Feb 17, 2020

The use of big data has permeated a wide range of sectors. In fact, professionals from every field rely on it to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of their analysis. As you would expect, big data had the same impact on the real estate industry as well. Over the past decade, big data has come to...

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Using Spatial Data to Make Commercial Real Estate Decisions USING SPATIAL DATA TO MAKE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DECISIONS

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Feb 13, 2020

DFW has record low unemployment rates of 2.9 percent as of December 2019. The workforce gap between retiring baby boomers and up-and-coming workers is causing a labor shortage and skill gap. Large tech companies are offering aggressive compensation packages to beat out the competition. And never min...

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How the Eco-Friendly Trend is Changing Real Estate HOW THE ECO-FRIENDLY TREND IS CHANGING REAL ESTATE

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Feb 13, 2020

As the eco-friendly movement gains traction, many industries are adapting—and adopting green solutions to reduce their carbon footprint. This happens at an individual level, as well, when people choose the more environmentally conscious option despite the higher cost. As renters became more aw...

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8 Tips for Selecting the Right Real Estate Agent 8 TIPS FOR SELECTING THE RIGHT REAL ESTATE AGENT

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Feb 12, 2020

If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, the first decision you will need to make is if you plan to go it alone or if you decide to hire a real estate agent. There are many reasons why it makes sense to have a licensed real estate professional on your side. We won’t get into them in thi...

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Why Company Culture Matters in Commercial Real Estate WHY COMPANY CULTURE MATTERS IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Feb 11, 2020

The pursuit of exceptional people in today’s competitive commercial real estate market is a challenging proposition. DFW has a wealth of talent who could work at any number of prestigious real estate firms. So, what sets one global commercial firm apart from the next? How do we attract and kee...

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TOP TECH TRENDS TRANSFORMING THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY TOP TECH TRENDS TRANSFORMING THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

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Feb 11, 2020

Real estate mobile apps and agent websites are becoming more and more popular as a means of searching for the right property, so those who are professionally engaged in this field and planning to expand their business should, in the first place, understand the market and look out for the latest real...

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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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Feb 10, 2020

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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8 Ways to Vet a CPA for Your Real Estate Investing Business 8 WAYS TO VET A CPA FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE INVESTING BUSINESS

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Feb 10, 2020

Even though it may sound like a simple undertaking, vetting a good certified public accountant for your real estate investing business takes a lot of research and effort. The best certified public accountant (CPA) advice for investors usually comes from one who either invests themselves in real esta...

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5 Qualities to Seek Out in Your Next Real Estate Partnership 5 QUALITIES TO SEEK OUT IN YOUR NEXT REAL ESTATE PARTNERSHIP

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Feb 07, 2020

A business partnership is often compared to marriage, and I get why. How well you know and trust your partner can not only determine the success of your partnership, but also your ability to make decisions together and overcome challenges. While most of us wouldn’t blindly enter into a lifelon...

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HOW TO CREATE YOUR REAL ESTATE BRAND IN THE NEW DECADE HOW TO CREATE YOUR REAL ESTATE BRAND IN THE NEW DECADE

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Feb 06, 2020

In a crowded industry, how do you make yourself stand out? Real estate is an easy business to get into, but, as many new realtors discover, challenging to close enough home sales to survive and thrive. Once you get the foundation of your education and licensure out of the way, you must go to work bu...

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Using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Real Estate Brokerage USING BIG DATA AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

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Feb 04, 2020

We’ve seen AVM increase over the past 10 to 15 years. The Zestimate wasn’t the first, but it became the most widely known. There are numerous others. The iBuying companies are using this data to purchase more efficiently and sell more effectively, which is an essential part of their valu...

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6 SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TIPS FOR PROPERTY MANAGERS 6 SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TIPS FOR PROPERTY MANAGERS

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Feb 04, 2020

A savvy property manager knows that in order to be successful in the current highly competitive market, they need to have the right skill-set. One thing that every property manager should know is how to generate property management leads through social media. Social media is a very powerful property...

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6 Benefits of Investing in Real Estate as an Agent 6 BENEFITS OF INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE AS AN AGENT

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Feb 03, 2020

There are numerous ways to make money from real estate. While you might be the most successful agent in your local market, you can increase your income and net value by investing in real estate yourself. After all, you are already an expert on buying and selling real estate, so why not use this expe...

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Sustainable Trends that will shape the UK’s Real Estate Market in 2020 SUSTAINABLE TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE THE UK’S REAL ESTATE MARKET IN 2020

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Jan 31, 2020

The climate crisis is becoming more and more real with each passing day. CNN reports that the effects of climate change will produce lifelong health problems for everyone as temperatures continue to rise. The growing threat of climate change has caused countries to take this problem more seriously. ...

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The 2020 Supply Chain: What Does the Future Hold? THE 2020 SUPPLY CHAIN: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

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Jan 30, 2020

Every January since 2007, CEOs have gathered at the state of logistics, transportation and supply-chain technology. This event provides unique insight into the state of CEOs’ minds. What did we learn this year? A good place to start is the data. Last year was terrific for supply-chain public m...

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5 TRADITIONAL REAL ESTATE MARKETING STRATEGIES THAT STILL WORK 5 TRADITIONAL REAL ESTATE MARKETING STRATEGIES THAT STILL WORK

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Jan 30, 2020

No one knows where the housing market is going, but one thing is for certain: consumer confidence is at stake. Research shows that consumer confidence in purchasing new homes has decreased, but sales of existing homes are going up. Nowadays, real estate agents have to work harder to get every morsel...

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PRIVATE EQUITY AND BLOCKCHAIN ARE SUPPORTING GROWTH IN REAL ESTATE PRIVATE EQUITY AND BLOCKCHAIN ARE SUPPORTING GROWTH IN REAL ESTATE

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Jan 28, 2020

It would be hard to find two more exciting sectors of the investment world than private equity and real estate. Bring them together for a three-day conference like the IMN Winter Forum 2020 and you get a ton of buzz, new ideas to explore and, for me, the bottom line: a lot of deals still to be made....

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What Is an Appraisal Review? WHAT IS AN APPRAISAL REVIEW?

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Jan 28, 2020

Appraisal reviews serve many important purposes. Sometimes the appraisal review process is more time consuming and requires research and analysis well beyond the original assignment, while other times the process is smooth with no problems. One of the difficulties that reviewers face in appraisal pr...

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The 3 universal truths of real estate marketing THE 3 UNIVERSAL TRUTHS OF REAL ESTATE MARKETING

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Jan 27, 2020

Whether it is the year 2000 or 2020, there are and have always been 3 universal truths of marketing that will drive results if followed. It’s important to note, these concepts work for small businesses, large enterprises and everything in between. You don’t need to be one of the bigger g...

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HOW TO FIND RENTAL PROPERTY FOR SALE USING AI HOW TO FIND RENTAL PROPERTY FOR SALE USING AI

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Jan 26, 2020

What is artificial intelligence? And how does it apply to real estate investing? Most importantly, how can it help you in your search for rental property for sale? This blog will answer all these questions to get you ready for the next step in your real estate career. Before the technological blow u...

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What WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO REAL ESTATE THIS YEAR?

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Jan 24, 2020

For 2020, I expect sales to rise around 2.9% to just over 5.5 million units.” Gardner expects home prices next year will continue to rise as mortgage rates remain very competitive. “Look for prices to increase 3.8% in 2020 as demand continues to exceed supply and more first-time buyers e...

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The 4 Types of Commercial Real Estate THE 4 TYPES OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Jan 23, 2020

Did you know there are 4 different types of commercial real estate? First, let’s set the definition for commercial real estate versus residential. Think of commercial real estate as the business side of the real estate industry. Small business owners and CEO’s are typically the types of ...

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REAL ESTATE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REAL ESTATE

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Jan 23, 2020

Real estate investing is one of the best strategies for building long-term wealth. However, before investing in real estate, you need to do some research. You want to learn as much as you can before you start to make moves in the housing market. To help you start your journey on the right foot, here...

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The real estate sales funnel: Converting prospects to clients THE REAL ESTATE SALES FUNNEL: CONVERTING PROSPECTS TO CLIENTS

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Jan 23, 2020

The difference between a lead and a prospect all boils down to one factor: communication, or the lack thereof. For instance, you meet Joe at a Chamber of Commerce mixer. He tells you he’s thinking of selling his home so you hand him a business card and, if you’re smart, you try to get so...

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10 Things Every Real Estate Agent Should Master 10 THINGS EVERY REAL ESTATE AGENT SHOULD MASTER

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Jan 22, 2020

Starting a new career is an exciting process. You want to dive in and learn everything you can to be the best in your company. Real estate offers the same excitement to beginners — you want to impress clients, gain leads and sell houses. What skills should you prioritize as you begin your care...

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HOW STALLED INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS CONTINUE TO ENSNARL THE REAL ESTATE MARKET HOW STALLED INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS CONTINUE TO ENSNARL THE REAL ESTATE MARKET

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Jan 21, 2020

At the Marks Paneth New York Real Estate State of the Market Seminar this past September, we heard some of the industry’s key influencers identify what they felt are the most pressing challenges facing real estate developers in the Greater New York region. Several voiced their opinion that the...

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Blockchain Use Cases in Real Estate Sector BLOCKCHAIN USE CASES IN REAL ESTATE SECTOR

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Jan 21, 2020

When we think about the connection between blockchain and real estate, we might not find any link. At the max, we can only think of the general benefits of blockchain like security, transparency, and traceability. But blockchain for real estate can help to overcome several old-age issues, especially...

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FAA Drone Regulations, Drones in Real Estate, and More Resources for Appraisers FAA DRONE REGULATIONS, DRONES IN REAL ESTATE, AND MORE RESOURCES FOR APPRAISERS

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Jan 21, 2020

Aerial drones are becoming more and more common as a tool for enhancing appraisal inspections. Ready to reap the benefits of drone technology in your appraisal business? We’ve put together a list of resources to help you learn all you need to know about FAA drone regulations, how to become a c...

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Two Words to Never Use When Leasing Space | Commercial Real Estate Tips TWO WORDS TO NEVER USE WHEN LEASING SPACE | COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TIPS

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Jan 20, 2020

Do you use words like "asking" or "quoting" while canvassing? In this video, Beth explains why you should not use those words. When we use these words, we are asking for the tenants to negotiate with us. As leasing agents, our job is to provide the maximum value to the shopping c...

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3 Ways to Improve Rental Property Security 3 WAYS TO IMPROVE RENTAL PROPERTY SECURITY

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Jan 20, 2020

Property managers should always look for new ways to update and improve their properties. Improvements to the security of a property could draw in more tenants than updated amenities or common spaces. Read on to learn three safety and security tips a property manager can use to improve the safety of...

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3 Crazy Ways Real Estate Could Change in the Next Decade 3 CRAZY WAYS REAL ESTATE COULD CHANGE IN THE NEXT DECADE

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Jan 20, 2020

Real estate is an industry that in many ways hasn't changed too much over the past several decades. Sure, it's much easier to research homes online, but the general fee structure and other characteristics of the industry are ripe for disruption. With that in mind, although nobody can see the...

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7 TIPS TO ENSURE AN OFF MARKET REAL ESTATE DEAL GOES SMOOTHLY 7 TIPS TO ENSURE AN OFF MARKET REAL ESTATE DEAL GOES SMOOTHLY

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Jan 17, 2020

Off market real estate deals can be a great way to find undervalued income properties. The fact that these deals are not subject to housing market dynamics makes them perfect for landing below market value real estate investments. But what are the steps that you need to take in order to ensure smoot...

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Why You Should Always List Your Commercial Real Estate Property WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS LIST YOUR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PROPERTY

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Jan 16, 2020

If you are thinking about selling your commercial real estate property, then you should list it. Why, well I’m a Commercial Real Estate Broker so you might say it’s how I earn my living and that would be correct to an extent, but brokers also do off market transactions. The fact is liste...

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3 ways to source commercial mortgage leads 3 WAYS TO SOURCE COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE LEADS

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Jan 16, 2020

What’s stopping more mortgage originators from diversifying their product offering with commercial lending solutions? For many professionals, commercial cold feet stem from a single issue: sourcing leads. With some tactical planning, sourcing leads becomes less of a mystery and more of a simpl...

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How to Use Real Estate Keywords to Get More Leads From Google HOW TO USE REAL ESTATE KEYWORDS TO GET MORE LEADS FROM GOOGLE

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Jan 16, 2020

Real estate keywords are words or short phrases that Google and other search engines use to categorize content. Generally speaking, the real estate keyword(s) used in an article will represent the main subject of the article or webpage. So in order to demystify some of the jargon and strategies you&...

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TOP 10 THINGS AGENTS SHOULD DO TO GET REAL ESTATE CLIENTS IN THEIR COMMUNITY IN 2020 TOP 10 THINGS AGENTS SHOULD DO TO GET REAL ESTATE CLIENTS IN THEIR COMMUNITY IN 2020

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Jan 15, 2020

A successful real estate professional always has deep connections with people living and working in their local neighborhood. In 2020 you need to seriously think about giving back to your community and adding value if you really want to stand out from the rest of the competition and dominate your lo...

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How do construction and contractor licenses and permits work? HOW DO CONSTRUCTION AND CONTRACTOR LICENSES AND PERMITS WORK?

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Jan 14, 2020

Construction and contractor licenses and permits show prospective clients that your company is qualified to handle the job and in compliance with local building regulations, and they can keep you from getting fines that impact your bottom line. Construction companies and building contractors are usu...

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30 million reasons to rethink the real estate closing 30 MILLION REASONS TO RETHINK THE REAL ESTATE CLOSING

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Jan 13, 2020

For decades, real estate lagged behind other industries in technological innovation. But now the industry is making up for lost time. The first wave of technology adoption helped drive consumers’ use of the internet during the home search process to more than 90% today, fundamentally changing ...

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FOUR WAYS APAC REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT HAS CHANGED SINCE THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS FOUR WAYS APAC REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT HAS CHANGED SINCE THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS

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Jan 13, 2020

It’s been over a decade since the global financial crisis sent shock waves through markets around the world. But its effects have been felt ever since, and real estate has been far from immune. In the last decade, the number of real estate deals over US$500 million has more than tripled, and c...

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Full-Service Real Estate: A Move in the Right Direction FULL-SERVICE REAL ESTATE: A MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

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Jan 12, 2020

As an industry, we’ve been very focused on improving the home search and closing processes. Over the last two decades, we’ve eased many challenges that buyers and sellers face during the home purchase or home sale process. Online search, company websites, electronic documents and signatu...

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The biggest mortgage industry trends of 2019 that will carry into 2020 THE BIGGEST MORTGAGE INDUSTRY TRENDS OF 2019 THAT WILL CARRY INTO 2020

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Jan 10, 2020

The last 365 days proved that as much as the industry tries to predict the real estate market, nothing beats proactively preparing for any type of lending environment. The best example of this was also one of the biggest mortgage industry trends of 2019: the drop in interest rates. By the end of 201...

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How to Create A Winning Commercial Real Estate Marketing Strategy HOW TO CREATE A WINNING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKETING STRATEGY

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Jan 10, 2020

Commercial real estate marketing has evolved during the last decade. Creating a successful commercial real estate marketing strategy requires more than having a fancy print brochure and pushing your commercial real estate listings to LoopNet. Below is a list of 17 unique commercial real estate marke...

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How to Generate More Real Estate Leads in 2020 HOW TO GENERATE MORE REAL ESTATE LEADS IN 2020

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Jan 10, 2020

According to the National Association of Realtors, an astounding 64 percent of sellers found their agent through referrals from friends or relatives. 74 percent of sellers used the first agent they found! And the average seller recommended their agent at least two times to other people after selling...

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2020 Real Estate Market Forecast 2020 REAL ESTATE MARKET FORECAST

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Jan 09, 2020

During the last five recessions, real estate prices often went up. Only in 1990 and 2008 did the prices decline, leaving it to reason that real estate continues to be a sound investment. So what can historical precedent combined with today’s data tell us about the future of real estate on the ...

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How Much Does Property Management Cost? HOW MUCH DOES PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COST?

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Jan 09, 2020

Hiring a property management company is usually more cost effective than expected. Once you factor in the savings your property manager is producing and calculate the highest best use of your time, hiring a property manager is an easy decision. If you are unclear on what a property manager does, typ...

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Real Estate Trends That Will Shape 2020 REAL ESTATE TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE 2020

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Jan 08, 2020

It’s easy to hop on Google and find plenty of predictions for the real estate market. While there are plenty of things that could happen with the market, there are specific real estate trends that tend to shape the market year in and year out. Some trends come and go, but others just change a ...

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What’s a real estate sales funnel? WHAT’S A REAL ESTATE SALES FUNNEL?

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Jan 07, 2020

Whoever came up with the “funnel” analogy when referring to the journey a sales lead unknowingly embarks on got it all wrong. A funnel’s sole purpose is to deliver something into a small opening. There is but one hole in a funnel. Anything you pour into it is forced out of that ope...

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5 Creative Ways to Diversify Your Real Estate Lead Generation 5 CREATIVE WAYS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION

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Jan 07, 2020

In a modern real estate market, we recommend diversifying your lead generation marketing efforts in the same way that Wall Street investors diversify their stock portfolios. It helps minimize fluctuation between lead volume. It also reduces risk if one of your lead sources were to collapse. You may ...

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What are other metrics of real estate marketing success? WHAT ARE OTHER METRICS OF REAL ESTATE MARKETING SUCCESS?

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Jan 06, 2020

When it comes to spreading a message in the luxury real estate space, agents are often covering familiar ground. They treasure each and every existing client and spend time and resources nurturing those relationships yet bringing in new leads is what truly keeps businesses alive. So how can agents e...

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Real Estate Industry Trends to Watch in 2020 REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2020

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Jan 06, 2020

2020 is here. Are you prepared for the changes that are coming to the real estate industry? From growing markets to new technological advancements, these are just a few of the things that will shape the year ahead. Read on to get the data you need to fine-tune your business strategy, gain a competit...

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How Big Data Will Impact Real Estate Buying, Selling and Developing HOW BIG DATA WILL IMPACT REAL ESTATE BUYING, SELLING AND DEVELOPING

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Jan 05, 2020

Big data, the vast amount of information generated daily in our connected world, is upending business models in industries from finance to tourism. It is also permeating real estate, a multi-pronged, multi-billion-dollar sector known for its reliance on tradition and intuition. Real estate has tradi...

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3 Benefits of Using Drone Technology in Real Estate Appraisal 3 BENEFITS OF USING DRONE TECHNOLOGY IN REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL

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Jan 03, 2020

Drone technology allows for enhanced observations of real estate by capturing pictures and videos from many different heights and angles. In 2017, real estate was the number one industry taking advantage of drone photography and videography. At first, drone technology was mainly used as a way of sho...

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The Biggest Issue Facing Housing The New Year THE BIGGEST ISSUE FACING HOUSING THE NEW YEAR

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Jan 02, 2020

Based on what is forecasted, we know that interest rates are projected to remain low and that appreciation is expected to continue as we move into 2020. Additionally, the upcoming election will provoke many unique perspectives on the health of the US housing market. The challenge will be understandi...

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seven predictions for commercial property in 2020 SEVEN PREDICTIONS FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN 2020

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Jan 02, 2020

30% of the 75 global office markets Knight Frank monitor will be Landlord favourable in 2020, as acute shortages of high-quality office space continue to condition occupier behaviour. In markets such as Bangalore, Dublin, London, Mumbai, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai and Sydney occupiers will incre...

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10 Things You Should Always Do to Generate Real Estate Leads 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD ALWAYS DO TO GENERATE REAL ESTATE LEADS

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Dec 30, 2019

According to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard, 50,036 homes sold in New York City in 2018, generating hundreds of millions in commissions. If you want to get in on that action, you’re not alone; the problem is in generating real estate leads in NYC. Real estate lead generation is highly competiti...

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The Secret to Keeping Lifetime Clients in Real Estate THE SECRET TO KEEPING LIFETIME CLIENTS IN REAL ESTATE

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Dec 30, 2019

In the high-end market, how much time does it take to acquire new sellers? What is your cost to attract buyers? What if you could spend less time generating leads because your clients are not only loyal, but recommend you to all their family and friends… that is every real estate agent’...

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5 REAL ESTATE MARKETING TRENDS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU LAND CLIENTS IN 2020 5 REAL ESTATE MARKETING TRENDS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU LAND CLIENTS IN 2020

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Dec 27, 2019

Real estate marketing is a crowded space especially in tier 1 and tier 2 cities where you have an astronomically high ratio of real estate agents to actual homeowners. While we are all excited to welcome a new decade, we also think it’s a good time for you to reflect on your real estate market...

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Three Rules when Accessing the Equity in an Investment Property THREE RULES WHEN ACCESSING THE EQUITY IN AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY

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Dec 24, 2019

Leveraging the equity in an investment property is one of the primary strategies used by investors to scale up in their real estate assets and access capital for other investments. Three of the most common ways to gain access to the equity in a property include cash-out refinancing, home equity loan...

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Why SMART Goals are Critical for Your Real Estate Business WHY SMART GOALS ARE CRITICAL FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Dec 19, 2019

The benefit on using this methodology for your real estate business is that it sets tangible numbers that you can track. You have a concrete measurement for your deadlines throughout the year. A goal such as, “generate more listings in my farm area” does not fit the bill! If you give it ...

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6 Tech Trends Shaping the Trajectory of Real Estate 6 TECH TRENDS SHAPING THE TRAJECTORY OF REAL ESTATE

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Dec 18, 2019

From new ways to lead generate to an evolving consumer experience, technology is transforming the real estate industry. To compete, agents need to plug into new tools and systems. And, they also need good old-fashioned business skills. Despite the digital age, clients crave human interaction, and th...

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Watch Out for These Cybercrimes if You’re in Real Estate WATCH OUT FOR THESE CYBERCRIMES IF YOU’RE IN REAL ESTATE

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Dec 18, 2019

The Internet is a powerful tool for the buy-and-sell of properties. It makes it easier for both real estate professionals and buyers to check out properties before even stepping foot on them. Real estate agents need to be careful with what they post online to avoid falling prey to cybercriminals. Wi...

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What Is PropTech? A Glance Into the Future of Property Technology WHAT IS PROPTECH? A GLANCE INTO THE FUTURE OF PROPERTY TECHNOLOGY

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Dec 11, 2019

PropTech is a buzz word popularized by the rise of startups, SMEs, and unicorns specializing in developing technologies for the property or real estate industry. It is still a loosely-defined terminology. More than a few have attempted to define it; fewer have gained widespread acceptance. At the ti...

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How the Right Real Estate CRM Will Save You Time HOW THE RIGHT REAL ESTATE CRM WILL SAVE YOU TIME

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Dec 10, 2019

Real estate agents are busy, and efficiency is a huge priority. Not managing your time wisely can greatly reduce your productivity and ultimately harm your business. An investment in time management is an investment in productivity. One of the best tools to help you with this is a real estate CRM, k...

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5 Goal-Setting Strategies for Real Estate Agents 5 GOAL-SETTING STRATEGIES FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Dec 10, 2019

With New Year’s just around the corner, many people are brainstorming their New Year’s resolutions. While it may seem like just a fun way to ring in the new year, goal-setting can be highly effective, especially for real estate agents. This past summer, Real Estate Express, along with RI...

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5 Ways AI is Changing the Real Estate Sector 5 WAYS AI IS CHANGING THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR

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Dec 10, 2019

The real estate sector, like many others, is slowly but surely adapting to the “data-focused” world and making some progress in defining use cases for artificial intelligence utilization. Quietly, tech-savvy CEOs and development managers are educating themselves on the application of dat...

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The Real Estate Pro Forma: What Every Investor Should Know THE REAL ESTATE PRO FORMA: WHAT EVERY INVESTOR SHOULD KNOW

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Dec 09, 2019

It’s critical for investors to make their pro forma as accurate as possible. That’s because the NOI (net operating income) and cash flow projections from a real estate pro forma are used in other investment property calculations such as cap rate, cash-on-cash return, and ROI (return on i...

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5 WAYS IBUYERS ARE CHANGING THE REAL ESTATE LANDSCAPE FOR RENTAL INVESTORS 5 WAYS IBUYERS ARE CHANGING THE REAL ESTATE LANDSCAPE FOR RENTAL INVESTORS

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Dec 08, 2019

First, Silicon Valley came for print media. Then they came for video stores. Now they’ve gotten around to the $100 billion real estate industry. But there’s no need for panic. The iBuyer industry, backed by venture capital and driven by data analytics, is still in its infancy, handling o...

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WHY INVESTING IN MULTI FAMILY HOMES IS A MUST FOR 2020 WHY INVESTING IN MULTI FAMILY HOMES IS A MUST FOR 2020

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Dec 07, 2019

Buying multi family homes for investment has always been one of the most effective strategies that you could implement. The sheer amount of cash flow that these income properties can generate makes this venture very profitable. But is investing in multi family homes still a viable option in 2020? Is...

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Is iBuying the Amazon of Real Estate Investing? IS IBUYING THE AMAZON OF REAL ESTATE INVESTING?

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Dec 07, 2019

Technology revolutionizes every direction it moves in. And it has quickly moved from being on the horizon of real estate investing to now racing with a thundering gallop across the landscape. Its swift and efficient movement, coupled with the rising cloud of dust signaling its advance, leave us unab...

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REAL ESTATE MARKET VALUE VS MARKET PRICE: LEARN THE DIFFERENCE REAL ESTATE MARKET VALUE VS MARKET PRICE: LEARN THE DIFFERENCE

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Dec 06, 2019

If you’ve been looking for information tailored to real estate investing for beginners, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you are buying an investment property and are looking for insight, or are a new real estate agent selling an investment property and need help setting the price...

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DOS AND DON’TS OF PURCHASING A FORECLOSED HOME DOS AND DON’TS OF PURCHASING A FORECLOSED HOME

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Dec 05, 2019

By all accounts, the American real estate market is on the upswing for sellers, with property values and mortgage rates rising. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not a hot time to buy. In fact, the experts recommend snatching up that investment property ASAP before interest rates climb eve...

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How to Buy Real Estate With an IRA HOW TO BUY REAL ESTATE WITH AN IRA

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Dec 05, 2019

Individual retirement accounts, or IRAs, are best known as smart ways to hold stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other exchange-traded investments. However, it’s possible to hold real estate and other non-traditional retirement assets in an IRA if you know how to do it. With that in mind, here&r...

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Why You Should Prepare for the 2020 Real Estate Market Now WHY YOU SHOULD PREPARE FOR THE 2020 REAL ESTATE MARKET NOW

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Dec 04, 2019

We live in a world that’s rapidly changing – and nowhere is the speed of this change more apparent than in real estate. From technological fads, to online trends to corporate reorganizations, the industry is full of distracting disruption and noise. Now, more than ever before, it’s...

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How Technology Has Changed the Property Management Industry HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED THE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

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Dec 03, 2019

Arguably, every industry across the board has been affected by the ever-changing advancements in technology. While the real estate space can generally be slow to adopt change, the property management industry has truly embraced the expanding role of technology in recent years. New technology is chan...

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5 Real Estate Technology Trends to Watch in 2020 5 REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2020

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Dec 02, 2019

The global real estate market has grown tremendously over the last decade. According to a PWC industry survey, the global stock of the market grew by 55% from 2012 when it was US$29.0 trillion to US$45.3 trillion in 2020. This growth is in the backdrop- of innovative technology in the real estate in...

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How To Get A Competitive Advantage For Your New Real Estate Business HOW TO GET A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE FOR YOUR NEW REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Dec 02, 2019

If you’re interested in starting a real estate business to help buyers and sellers navigate the stressful and complicated process of working through one of the biggest transactions of their lives, you’ll need to make sure your business is well prepared. Real estate is an enormously compe...

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HOW TO START A REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT COMPANY IN 2020 HOW TO START A REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT COMPANY IN 2020

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Dec 02, 2019

Real estate is a rapidly growing industry and starting a real estate business can be a lucrative venture. However, most beginner real estate investors act individually and never consider using a real estate investment company. Most of them simply don’t know the benefits of forming one or how t...

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For AI to Change Commercial Real Estate It Can’t Live in a Black Box FOR AI TO CHANGE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE IT CAN’T LIVE IN A BLACK BOX

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Nov 30, 2019

We have all bought into the promise that AI is coming to commercial real estate. Decisions are going to be made with orders of magnitude more sophisticated than they are today. We are going to look back on our valuation processes in a few years like doctors before the discovery of germs, like mathem...

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ARE CONDOS A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR 2020? ARE CONDOS A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR 2020?

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Nov 29, 2019

If you have been thinking about making the choice to invest in rental properties but aren’t really sure where to begin, you have come to the right place. The question we are asking today is: Are condos a good investment in 2020? Like most things, the answer to this question is not black or whi...

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What is GCI in Real Estate and Why It Matters? WHAT IS GCI IN REAL ESTATE AND WHY IT MATTERS?

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Nov 29, 2019

For a real estate deal to take place, there are usually many parties involved. Agents, brokers, buyers, sellers and so on. The buyer and seller often have to pay an extra percentage as the list gets crowded. There are some rules and regulations in pace to moderate these transactions. Commissions are...

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Automated Valuation Model How It Works in Real Estate Industry? AUTOMATED VALUATION MODEL HOW IT WORKS IN REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY?

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Nov 28, 2019

In the simplest terms, an Automated Valuation Model (also referred to as AVM) is a term used to describe a service that leverages a mathematical model to provide a real estate property value. It minimizes the need to personally inspect and scrutinize each and every property on the market the way it ...

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7 Compelling Reasons to Invest in Commercial Real Estate 7 COMPELLING REASONS TO INVEST IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Nov 26, 2019

Entrepreneurs everywhere are constantly on the lookout for new ways to invest their money and receive a substantial return on investment. While there are several avenues out there that you could take, investing in commercial real estate may be the best decision for all of them. Time to consider it f...

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The Pros and Cons of Investing in Section 8 Real Estate THE PROS AND CONS OF INVESTING IN SECTION 8 REAL ESTATE

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Nov 26, 2019

As the cost of housing continues to rise across the country, it’s becoming more and more difficult for families to make ends meet. In fact, many lower-income families spend 56% of their monthly income on rent, according to the Federal Reserve. Section 8 housing vouchers provide tenants with a ...

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How Technology is Shaping the Real Estate Industry HOW TECHNOLOGY IS SHAPING THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

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Nov 25, 2019

Advancements in technology are shaping the way real estate agents and homeowners navigate the home selling and buying process. In today’s modern world, real estate professionals rely on sophisticated data to drive decisions, assess home value, and find ideal buyers. Keeping up with the times c...

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What is Reputation Marketing and How It Works in Real Estate WHAT IS REPUTATION MARKETING AND HOW IT WORKS IN REAL ESTATE

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Nov 25, 2019

Marketing is the fuel in every business. Without marketing, your business won’t be noticed in this competitive world. There are so many people who are doing what you do for a living and you should do your best to stand out. Mainstream marketing takes various forms. From traditional word of mou...

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HOW TO FIND PRIVATE MONEY LENDERS FOR REAL ESTATE HOW TO FIND PRIVATE MONEY LENDERS FOR REAL ESTATE

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Nov 23, 2019

One of the perks of real estate investing is the sheer amount of financing options that are available to you. Real estate investors have access to a wide range of financing methods that make large-scale acquisitions feasible. One such investment property financing method that is seldom talked about ...

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5 Ways to Work Less and Get More Done as a Real Estate Agent 5 WAYS TO WORK LESS AND GET MORE DONE AS A REAL ESTATE AGENT

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Nov 23, 2019

Real estate agents don’t get paid by the hour, but the faster you work, the more money that’s apt to equal in the long run. That being said, you also don’t want to work so fast that you sacrifice quality; that will only lead to failure over time. Beyond the basics of being a good r...

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Here Is What Climate Change Does to Real Estate HERE IS WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE DOES TO REAL ESTATE

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Nov 21, 2019

Risk calculation is a considerable part of the real estate business. The problem with climate change predictions is that they rely on growth projections that have no similar past for basis. Ultimately, it comes down to what people choose to believe. As a result, prices in areas that are prone to the...

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Enhanced Mobility and Real Estate: What You Need to Know ENHANCED MOBILITY AND REAL ESTATE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Nov 20, 2019

Housing and transportation are usually the top two expenditures that an adult makes. A house is the most expensive thing that most Americans will ever buy, and a car or other personal vehicle usually takes the #2 spot. However, the Transportation-As-A-Service movement (TaaS) is starting to change th...

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Top 3 Tech Trends in Real Estate TOP 3 TECH TRENDS IN REAL ESTATE

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Nov 20, 2019

To many, real estate might seem like a static industry. Houses get bought and sold; what can be so dynamic about it? However, from the insider’s perspective, real estate is evolving rapidly, partly due to the intercession of technology. Let us take a look at three of the most important tech tr...

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Automation in Real Estate: 2018-2027 AUTOMATION IN REAL ESTATE: 2018-2027

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Nov 19, 2019

Real estate transactions traditionally involved a combination of labor-intensive processes that must be repeated over and over again, regardless of inefficiency. Nowadays, blockchain platforms like Propy have enabled specific real estate transaction processes to be automated with smart contracts.

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PropTech and ConTech Aren’t So Far Apart PROPTECH AND CONTECH AREN’T SO FAR APART

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Nov 18, 2019

If you are in the real estate industry, you are in the construction industry as well. In that light, today’s State of Construction Technology report released by JLL should be required reading. It provides not only an overview of the sectors within the construction tech industry but also an out...

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How to Network in Real Estate and Build Your Community HOW TO NETWORK IN REAL ESTATE AND BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY

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Nov 18, 2019

Networking is the key to your sales success. Having a solid network can be the difference between being very successful and simply getting by. By inserting yourself into different communities, you’ll get your name out and create more opportunities to strategically build your business. Here are...

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Robots to Replace Real Estate Agents? ROBOTS TO REPLACE REAL ESTATE AGENTS?

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Nov 18, 2019

While robots will not give agents any extra information about a home, they will provide real estate professionals with a greater deal of geographical freedom. No longer will an agent need to jump in a car for a 45-minute ride across town for a showing. Instead, a robot that is located on the propert...

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Why Social Selling Is An Important Tool For Real Estate Agents WHY SOCIAL SELLING IS AN IMPORTANT TOOL FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Nov 18, 2019

Most real estate agents have a robust social media marketing strategy. According to the National Association of Realtors, roughly 77% of agents use social media in some form, with Facebook topping the list of most-used tools. The goal of most social media marketing campaigns is to increase brand awa...

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Information Technology is Changing the Business of Selling and Leasing Commercial Real Estate INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE BUSINESS OF SELLING AND LEASING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Nov 17, 2019

Commercial real estate will never be run by two or three global companies like it is with Facebook, Amazon, and Google in advertising. While it’s true that real estate marketplaces such as Redfin are a success in the residential market, the dynamics of the commercial real estate landscape are ...

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COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT: 6 ESSENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT: 6 ESSENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS

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Nov 17, 2019

If your business goals include building a new space for expansion, knowing how to get the construction process underway can be challenging. Development of new commercial real estate is a demanding and stressful venture, much more than building a home. While some aspects are similar, commercial const...

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HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE AGENT: 16 PRO TIPS HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE AGENT: 16 PRO TIPS

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Nov 14, 2019

According to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 28% of home buyers find property through a real estate agent. This means that a career as a real estate agent can be very rewarding. However, not everyone ends up being a successful real estate agent. So if you are thinking ...

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WHAT IS AI AND HOW IS IT TRANSFORMING THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY? WHAT IS AI AND HOW IS IT TRANSFORMING THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY?

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Nov 13, 2019

One of the biggest creations of the 21st century, AI is a computer program that is made to mimic the thinking capabilities of a human being. Thanks to the Terminator and Matrix’s movie series, many individuals consider AI to be synonymous with the end of the human race. However, it does not ha...

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Top 3 Clever Strategies to Improve Your Real Estate Business TOP 3 CLEVER STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Nov 12, 2019

There is no end to perfection. This phrase perfectly describes the continuance of development. It’s a constant journey without an end state. How can this approach be applied to the business sphere in general and the real estate field in specific? Well… The world around us constantly cha...

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5 Trends in Real Estate Innovation 5 TRENDS IN REAL ESTATE INNOVATION

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Nov 12, 2019

Real estate innovation has dramatically changed the face of the business over the past several years. Innovation happens in both the startup space and through university programs such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Real Estate Innovation Lab, which focuses on technologies that impact t...

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4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Real Estate 4 WAYS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS CHANGING REAL ESTATE

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Nov 11, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a buzzword in many industry sectors, and real estate is no exception. But like many trendy new terms, it’s commonly misunderstood. Contrary to what many people feared, the rise of AI hasn’t led to a surge of jobs being replaced by computers, and ne...

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WHAT DOES PRE FORECLOSURE MEAN IN REAL ESTATE? WHAT DOES PRE FORECLOSURE MEAN IN REAL ESTATE?

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Nov 11, 2019

Real estate investors are always looking for ways to find profitable real estate deals. One common strategy is buying preforeclosure properties. However, many investors don’t understand the potential of pre foreclosure investing and how to buy a pre foreclosure. Read on to understand the meani...

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POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS

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Nov 11, 2019

It’s a well-documented trend that the rise of digital channels such as webchat, apps, FAQs, etc., has led to a change in the way contact centers handle interactions. The routine, “easy” interactions are now handled by self-service channels. Deflecting these low-value interactions h...

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HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS AFFECTING THE REAL ESTATE MARKET HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS AFFECTING THE REAL ESTATE MARKET

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Nov 10, 2019

Climate change has quickly become a hot topic in both the U.S. and around the globe. Every day we see news stories reporting unprecedented flooding, wildfires, and hurricanes. The U.S. suffered 11 major natural disaster events in 2018 causing more than $11 billion in residential and commercial real ...

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Top 3 Reasons Real Estate Agents Go Wild About Drones TOP 3 REASONS REAL ESTATE AGENTS GO WILD ABOUT DRONES

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Nov 10, 2019

Real estate marketing strategies have evolved over the years, thanks to advancements in technology. Back then, everything depended on billboards, newspapers, and television advertisements. Today, real estate agents can use drones. Drones come in handy for different reasons. These include creating ex...

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How to Leverage Your Leads for Referrals in Real Estate HOW TO LEVERAGE YOUR LEADS FOR REFERRALS IN REAL ESTATE

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Nov 08, 2019

Being a successful real estate agent in the 21st century starts with getting some great referrals for new prospects. These reviews should be from satisfied clients. Whenever you sell or help a client purchase a home, ask for their referral in an organic way. In most cases, simply asking will get you...

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HOW TO GET MORE REAL ESTATE LEADS IN 2020: 26 DIFFERENT WAYS HOW TO GET MORE REAL ESTATE LEADS IN 2020: 26 DIFFERENT WAYS

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Nov 07, 2019

With the New Year, there come new opportunities to grow your real estate business and realize your full potential as an agent. To become a top-performing agent in your area, it is crucially important to find out how to get more real estate leads in 2020. Here are the 26 best ways to generate leads i...

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Emerging Trends: Venture Capital Investment in Construction Tech EMERGING TRENDS: VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN CONSTRUCTION TECH

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Nov 07, 2019

The construction technology sector is in a curious position right now. Rapid growth in recent years signals strong interest from everyone within the long and complex construction cycle, however, sheer market size means the market is far from saturated. The industry’s biggest players are alread...

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7 Ways Smart Real Estate Agents Are Using LinkedIn to Get Better Leads 7 WAYS SMART REAL ESTATE AGENTS ARE USING LINKEDIN TO GET BETTER LEADS

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Nov 06, 2019

LinkedIn on the other hand is an entirely different story. Real estate agents that take the extra effort to find me on LinkedIn and send me a message are generally rewarded with some kind of response. After all, if you take the time to add me to your network, or spend a dollar or two to send me a me...

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WHAT IS A REAL ESTATE ROI CALCULATOR & DO I NEED ONE? WHAT IS A REAL ESTATE ROI CALCULATOR & DO I NEED ONE?

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Nov 06, 2019

Buying a rental property can be a highly rewarding investment if you know what you’re doing. As every property investor should know, profits are driven by the math behind the real estate deal. This can be complicated as there are a lot of numbers and ratios used to calculate ROI in real estate...

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8 Steps to Branding Your Real Estate Business 8 STEPS TO BRANDING YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Nov 06, 2019

Branding is defined as, “the process involved in creating a unique name and image for a product in the consumer's’ mind, mainly through advertising campaigns with a consistent theme. Branding aims to establish a significant and differentiated presence in the market that attracts and ...

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8 REAL ESTATE STAGING TIPS TO INCREASE HOME SELLING VALUE 8 REAL ESTATE STAGING TIPS TO INCREASE HOME SELLING VALUE

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Nov 06, 2019

Staging a house for sale has become a must-do activity for most sellers. According to industry analysis, staged homes usually sell sooner and for more cash than the unstaged homes. While there is a wide range of options for real estate staging tips out there, what you settle on is to be determined b...

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How Tech Is Driving a Culture Shift for Real Estate Agents HOW TECH IS DRIVING A CULTURE SHIFT FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Nov 06, 2019

As real estate gets more deeply entwined with technology, we’re starting to see the waves of change reach consumers and fundamentally alter their expectations for what types of services a real estate agent or brokerage should provide. Long gone are the days of listing books and driving around ...

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Best real estate lead generation strategy for a changing industry BEST REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION STRATEGY FOR A CHANGING INDUSTRY

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Nov 05, 2019

Anxiety levels in the real estate industry are at an all-time high. With so much changing, moving quickly, and contradictory information on the best real estate lead generation tactics, it’s no wonder agents are confused. Even successful, long-term professionals have more questions than ever b...

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5 Ways the Real Estate Industry Will Completely Transform Over the Next Decade 5 WAYS THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WILL COMPLETELY TRANSFORM OVER THE NEXT DECADE

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Nov 05, 2019

A recent Oxford study on artificial intelligence forecasts a 97-99% likelihood that real estate agents’ jobs will be made obsolete by AI. And not in 30 years, either. Think the next decade. As the global economy and job markets continue to evolve, we all have a choice. We can all cry and wail ...

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6 Skills All Top-earning Real Estate Agents Have 6 SKILLS ALL TOP-EARNING REAL ESTATE AGENTS HAVE

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Nov 05, 2019

So you have a license as a real estate agent. You are aware of all the rules, duties and responsibilities of an agent but still, you cannot find the key to success. Well, it is quite hard to stand out in the very competitive field of the real estate industry. However, it can be possible if you regul...

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The Past, Present and Future of Real Estate Crowdfunding THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE CROWDFUNDING

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Nov 03, 2019

Real estate crowdfunding has experienced a very similar trajectory. The new industry that broke into our collective existence only a few years ago with the introduction of the JOBS Act in Congress has spurred the trend of numerous companies trying to capitalize on the opportunity while giving accred...

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ACTIVE INCOME VS PASSIVE INCOME IN REAL ESTATE ACTIVE INCOME VS PASSIVE INCOME IN REAL ESTATE

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Nov 01, 2019

Real estate investing is a lucrative and profitable investment. What’s great about it is that there are so many ways to invest. Real estate investors have agency when it comes to choosing real estate investment strategies, degree of involvement, etc. The two umbrella terms that comprise all of...

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HOW TO DO A REAL ESTATE MARKET ANALYSIS IN 2020 HOW TO DO A REAL ESTATE MARKET ANALYSIS IN 2020

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Oct 31, 2019

Real estate market analysis, also known as comparative market analysis, or CMA for short, is comprised of determining the current market value of a property that you are thinking of buying or selling based on the sale prices of comparable houses in the same market. These homes similar to yours are c...

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Outsmart the Competition with These 10 Real Estate Marketing Strategies OUTSMART THE COMPETITION WITH THESE 10 REAL ESTATE MARKETING STRATEGIES

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Oct 31, 2019

Any real estate company worth its salt will have a strong online presence, whether through social media, online business directories, or an official site. Not only does it make it easier for prospective clients to find you, it also creates the impression that your company is legitimate. The majority...

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Retiring Early: Real Estate Investment Can Get You There RETIRING EARLY: REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CAN GET YOU THERE

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Oct 30, 2019

Most everyone dreams of being able to retire early, but for some, this is simply not possible. Most people cannot retire early because they do not take the necessary steps to place themselves in a favorable financial position. While real estate investment can be tricky, it can also pay off handsomel...

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HOMEOWNER AND LANDLORD: SET UP YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY HOMEOWNER AND LANDLORD: SET UP YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY

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Oct 30, 2019

There are many reasons homeowners decide to rent out their home rather than sell it – maybe you’d like to keep the home for future generations, maybe you are temporarily moving for work, or maybe you’d like to wait for the market to turn in your favor – whatever your decision...

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5 Secrets For Timing The Real Estate Market 5 SECRETS FOR TIMING THE REAL ESTATE MARKET

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Oct 29, 2019

Timing any local real estate market is pure speculation most of the time. But there are some trends you can look for to help decide when it’s the best time to buy or sell a home (or rental property). With experience and some basic trends, you can get better at timing the market and using that ...

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What is the difference between a home inspection and a property inspection? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HOME INSPECTION AND A PROPERTY INSPECTION?

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Oct 29, 2019

In this article, we are going to explore the differences between home inspections and property inspections. First, we will begin with an explanation of what home inspections are, what you can expect from a home inspection, when you might have your home inspected and how much you can expect to pay to...

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5 Ways to Get Started With Smart-Home Technology 5 WAYS TO GET STARTED WITH SMART-HOME TECHNOLOGY

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Oct 29, 2019

The most common way that homeowners get started with smart-home technology is by purchasing a voice assistant device such as an Amazon Echo (Alexa) or Google Home Assistant. These come in a variety of sizes, from the Google Mini or Echo Dot to the larger hubs such as the Google Hub or Echo Show, whi...

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How the real estate industry is innovating from the ground up HOW THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY IS INNOVATING FROM THE GROUND UP

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Oct 28, 2019

The disruption of traditional legacy business has been the driving force behind many of the most successful startups and tech investment of the past 15 years. The list of disruptors is endless: Expedia and Kayak in travel, Airbnb and HomeAway in hospitality, Uber and Lyft in transportation, as well ...

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Why Real Estate is Still the Best Long Term Investment WHY REAL ESTATE IS STILL THE BEST LONG TERM INVESTMENT

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Oct 26, 2019

As an investor, you may have heard for years that real estate is a great long-term investment, but you may just now be getting serious about taking advantage of these benefits for yourself. There are pros and cons to all investments, and savvy investors will carefully educate themselves about these ...

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IS REAL ESTATE A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR 2020? IS REAL ESTATE A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR 2020?

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Oct 24, 2019

With 2020 fast approaching, you must be thinking about the best ways to invest money in the new year. There are plenty of investment strategies in the US, including residential real estate properties, so which one should you go for? Indeed, in 2020 real estate is not only a good investment but actua...

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DUE DILIGENCE IN REAL ESTATE: 9 CRUCIAL STEPS DUE DILIGENCE IN REAL ESTATE: 9 CRUCIAL STEPS

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Oct 23, 2019

Buying and owning real estate always involves an element of risk. Many people have lost a lot of time and money pursuing deals which turned out to be disappointing. This is why it is important for every real estate investor to do their due diligence in real estate before buying an investment propert...

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BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE

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Oct 23, 2019

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do when you leave the house in the morning is put on your headset. I may be joining a meeting, calling a friend, getting coffee – sometimes all three – before I even set foot in the office. When I get to work, I’m collaborating w...

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POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS

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Oct 22, 2019

It seems like every photo shown of a business in action these days features a bunch of people in a huddle room, looking productive – just like our own Poly beauty shot below. But the technology that is IN the room really matters most to the people who are joining remotely – the people NO...

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5 BEST REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TOOLS FOR 2020 5 BEST REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TOOLS FOR 2020

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Oct 22, 2019

In 2020, the answer to the question “How to be a real estate investor?” will boil down to “With the help of the best real estate investment tools”. Manual real estate market analysis, rental comps data gathering, and investment property calculations will no longer have a plac...

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THE BEST LOW RISK INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE FOR 2020 THE BEST LOW RISK INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE FOR 2020

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Oct 22, 2019

Many people shy away from real estate because they believe it is a risky investment. As such, many individuals miss out on the low risk investments which could have potentially brought about substantial income. Although any property carries a certain level of real estate investment risk, there are a...

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7 earned lead generation tactics for new real estate agents 7 EARNED LEAD GENERATION TACTICS FOR NEW REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Oct 21, 2019

Leads are the lifeblood of any successful real estate agent’s career. More leads mean more business. Below, we’ll go through the types of lead generation and seven tactics for inexpensive earned lead gen. Whether you’re a new agent or one who needs a boost in leads, these strategie...

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WHAT IS ROI IN REAL ESTATE? A COMPLETE GUIDE WHAT IS ROI IN REAL ESTATE? A COMPLETE GUIDE

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Oct 20, 2019

Few things are more important to a real estate investor than getting a good ROI. What does ROI stand for? Return on Investment. After all, the basis of all investments stocks, bonds, or real estate is to make money and increase wealth over time. So it’s safe to say you’re hoping to turn ...

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8 Things to Consider When Setting Monthly Rent for Your Investment Property 8 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN SETTING MONTHLY RENT FOR YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY

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Oct 20, 2019

A successful investment property depends on a range of factors, but determining rental rates is one of the most important considerations you’ll face when it comes to profitability. Setting a rental rate is a careful balance between generating a profitable income, maintaining a competitive pric...

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You Should Never Sell Off Your Real Estate Portfolio, Unless… YOU SHOULD NEVER SELL OFF YOUR REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO, UNLESS…

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Oct 20, 2019

I absolutely love this quote: “The best time to buy real estate is now, and the best time to sell it is never.” There are probably a lot of folks out there who have spent five, 10, or 15 years building up these large single family home portfolios. You’re doing really well, you&rsqu...

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How Technology is Revolutionizing Real Estate Branding HOW TECHNOLOGY IS REVOLUTIONIZING REAL ESTATE BRANDING

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Oct 17, 2019

The real estate industry in recent times has seen lots of developments and is repeatedly evolving. The need for making more profitable property decisions, boosting efficiencies, and offering better customer experiences has led the sector to turn to technology. Despite the visibly crowded field, real...

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The Digitalization of the Real Estate Industry: Is Tech Taking Over? THE DIGITALIZATION OF THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY: IS TECH TAKING OVER?

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Oct 17, 2019

The world of real estate is shifting. Is technology taking hold of an industry that was traditionally all about in-person interactions? Relative to other occupations, real estate careers are low on the list of digitalization. According to a new report from the Brookings Institution, Digitalization a...

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EXPLORING C-PACE FINANCING AS THE REAL INDUSTRY EVOLVES TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE EXPLORING C-PACE FINANCING AS THE REAL INDUSTRY EVOLVES TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

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Oct 17, 2019

During a recent conversation with Sam Elbarouki of Dividend Finance, I realized we are witnessing the collision of a global issue within the ecosphere of New York City real estate. At this moment, Climate Change is gripping the world, and in our own backyard, the issue has been written into New York...

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Artificial Intelligence In Real Estate Investing Real Estate Investors, Are You Paying Attention? ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN REAL ESTATE INVESTING REAL ESTATE INVESTORS, ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION?

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Oct 16, 2019

Can artificial intelligence be applied to real estate investing? The short answer is yes it can. The following article can help you to be ready to take advantage of the opportunity that artificial intelligence offers to the real estate investment industry. How? By showing you how AI is helping inves...

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5 Strategies for Generating Real Estate Leads That Convert 5 STRATEGIES FOR GENERATING REAL ESTATE LEADS THAT CONVERT

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Oct 15, 2019

Finding new clients is an ongoing process that is necessary to kickstart and maintain your real estate career. Established agents can become so well known in their communities that they have a line of buyers and sellers knocking at their door to request their help. Until you get to that point, it&rs...

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HOW TO USE PRICE TO RENT RATIO IN REAL ESTATE INVESTING HOW TO USE PRICE TO RENT RATIO IN REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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Oct 15, 2019

Whether you’re a first-time investor or a seasoned one, you must have heard about the price to rent ratio. If not, here’s a quick definition – it is a metric that measures the relative affordability of renting vs. buying real estate property in a given housing market. Some real est...

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Trends That Will Transform The  Real Estate  Industry Outlook In 2020 TRENDS THAT WILL TRANSFORM THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY OUTLOOK IN 2020

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Oct 15, 2019

Economists pay close attention to the real estate market as a major indicator of economic news. While real estate growth in late 2019 has slowed down some, it is still a healthy market that is prospering. When navigating the real estate market, certain trends and statistics are worth mentioning.

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Transformation of Real Estate Industry Through Digitization TRANSFORMATION OF REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY THROUGH DIGITIZATION

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Oct 14, 2019

Digitization ensures to benefit most of the industries by transforming their core processes and system. Real estate industry, including many other businesses, has started adopting digital technology for their operational activities and operations. People are moving from conventional method towards d...

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HOW TO USE PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS AS A REAL ESTATE AGENT IN 2020 HOW TO USE PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS AS A REAL ESTATE AGENT IN 2020

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Oct 14, 2019

In 2020 there will be many different ways in which a real estate agent can use predictive analytics: from lead generation and property generation, through lead nurturing and property analysis, to buyer-to-seller matching and closing deals. The simple answer to this question is: Predictive analytics ...

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How to build a real estate sales funnel HOW TO BUILD A REAL ESTATE SALES FUNNEL

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Oct 14, 2019

Learning how to build a real estate sales funnel is one of the most important things you can do to make sure you’re properly communicating with potential leads. If you have no idea what a real estate sales funnel is, check out What’s a Real Estate Sales Funnel?

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PRICE TO RENT RATIO BY CITY WHERE TO INVEST IN 2020 PRICE TO RENT RATIO BY CITY WHERE TO INVEST IN 2020

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Oct 13, 2019

Making money in real estate is all about buying a top-performing rental property in one of the best locations for real estate investing. Easier said than done, right? There are so many ways to define the best places to invest in real estate and so many factors to take into consideration. Here we wil...

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Could Digital Conversations Signal Real Estate Change? COULD DIGITAL CONVERSATIONS SIGNAL REAL ESTATE CHANGE?

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Oct 13, 2019

Our urban world has rankings for almost everything. Have you left school and want to know which city to live or study in? Nestpick has you covered, especially if you’re keen on cities in North America and Europe. Or there is QS which provides data on the best cities for students based on unive...

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HOW TO QUALIFY AS A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL FOR TAX PURPOSES HOW TO QUALIFY AS A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL FOR TAX PURPOSES

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Oct 10, 2019

Real estate investing has always been one of the most effective ways to get tax deductions. Unlike other types of investments, the tax benefits that real estate offers are quite diverse. Having said that, it is important to note that benefiting from all these tax advantages requires meeting certain ...

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BEST CASH FLOW INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE: HOW TO FIND THEM BEST CASH FLOW INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE: HOW TO FIND THEM

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Oct 09, 2019

If there’s one thing every real estate investor is after, it’s to get rich in real estate. With the vast diversity of real estate, there are multiple avenues that allow investors to accomplish this goal. Investing for real estate appreciation, for instance, can make investors rich after ...

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WHAT IS PRICE TO RENT RATIO IN REAL ESTATE? WHAT IS PRICE TO RENT RATIO IN REAL ESTATE?

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Oct 08, 2019

The price to rent ratio is a simple measurement that compares the price of buying property to the annual price of renting in a geographic location to estimate what’s cheaper (renting vs owning), if it’s a good time to buy, and where the best place to buy might be.

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The Market For Real Estate Brokerage Mergers And Acquisitions THE MARKET FOR REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

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Oct 07, 2019

In the last two months, we assisted two brokerage firms, Joyner Fine Properties of Richmond, Virg., and Heritage Texas Properties of Houston, to combine with two other local firms. In the case of Joyner, it was with a local, strong credit union. In Houston, it was a merger with another local private...

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Bonds vs. Stocks vs. Real Estate: Which One Wins? BONDS VS. STOCKS VS. REAL ESTATE: WHICH ONE WINS?

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Oct 06, 2019

There once was a time when private real estate wasn’t even on the same playing field as stocks and bonds as an investment category. But as investors sought higher yields and less volatility, along with greater control over their investments, they began to place more capital in private real est...

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Content Marketing Made Simple For Real Estate Agents CONTENT MARKETING MADE SIMPLE FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Oct 05, 2019

Before we discuss the specifics and how-tos of content marketing, it’s important we have a clear understanding of why does it deserve to take so much time and energy from us. Firstly, let me repeat this- It will definitely take a lot of time and energy to create great content, but it’s a...

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HOW TO CALCULATE NET OPERATING INCOME FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTING HOW TO CALCULATE NET OPERATING INCOME FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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Oct 05, 2019

Many real estate investors rely on net operating income to determine the profitability of an income-generating property. Real estate investors use NOI to calculate other financial metrics pertaining to a real estate property including the net income multiplier, cash on cash return, capitalization ra...

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STARTING A REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IN 2020: 15 TIPS STARTING A REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IN 2020: 15 TIPS

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Oct 04, 2019

If you are thinking of starting a real estate investment business in 2020, you are on the right track to financial independence. A recent report by the Home Buying Institute shows that the US housing market 2020 is expected to get more robust. However, while investing in rental properties could be a...

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COMMERCIAL VS RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE INVESTING: WHICH IS BEST FOR 2020? COMMERCIAL VS RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE INVESTING: WHICH IS BEST FOR 2020?

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Oct 02, 2019

The choice between investing in commercial real estate versus investing in residential real estate is not an easy one. Each real estate investment strategy comes with its share of advantages as well as downsides. The decision a property investor makes will be determined by his or her preferred real ...

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COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS: A GUIDE FOR PROPERTY SELLERS COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS: A GUIDE FOR PROPERTY SELLERS

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Oct 02, 2019

When selling a home, you have to be careful about the asking price you set. Setting the right price is one of the most important steps when selling a house. If you overprice your home, it’s likely going to sit on the market for a long time. So if you want to sell your property fast without com...

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6 Ways to Overcome the Challenges of Implementing New Technology in Real Estate 6 WAYS TO OVERCOME THE CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTING NEW TECHNOLOGY IN REAL ESTATE

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Oct 02, 2019

As in most industries, the use of technology is growing and evolving within real estate. Processes like managing listings, correcting property photography, exploring virtual assisting, and more have become more enhanced. For example, instead of using a separate key to open a lockbox to retrieve a ho...

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The Importance of Real Estate Customer Relationship Management THE IMPORTANCE OF REAL ESTATE CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

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Oct 01, 2019

It is impossible to imagine a modern world without technology. Technology simplifies our lives and gives us the opportunity to organize our tasks and manage them better. As different industries are growing, technology is becoming more and more sophisticated. In other words, there are many and variou...

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20 BEST REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION IDEAS FOR 2020 20 BEST REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION IDEAS FOR 2020

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Sep 30, 2019

Being a real estate agent can be a very lucrative career. However, one of the biggest challenges that real estate agents face is generating leads in real estate. In such a competitive industry, your ability to get new prospects will determine your success. Otherwise, you are likely to go broke, rega...

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Why Collaboration Is a Necessity When It Comes to Our PropTech Investments WHY COLLABORATION IS A NECESSITY WHEN IT COMES TO OUR PROPTECH INVESTMENTS

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Sep 30, 2019

When people think of digital disruption, or indeed of start-ups involved in innovative and groundbreaking technology, the building and real estate industries don’t usually spring to mind. There is, however, huge potential for digitization and innovation within these sectors which have in the p...

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How to Make Your Real Estate Brand Stand Out From the Crowd HOW TO MAKE YOUR REAL ESTATE BRAND STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

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Sep 30, 2019

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) says that the majority of homebuyers consider the internet as the best place to kick off home hunting. Indeed, 99 percent of Millenials (who make up 66 percent of first-time buyers) check a real estate website at least once during the home hunt. In total, m...

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

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Sep 29, 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 seekers market. Fortunately, there are inexpensive ways to get the word out that you are hiring.

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5 STEPS TO FIND THE BEST CASH FLOW INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE 5 STEPS TO FIND THE BEST CASH FLOW INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE

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Sep 29, 2019

Investing in real estate is a business that involves buying, managing, renting, and selling property in order to make a profit. When done properly, investing in income property can be a great way to make money in real estate. However, finding positive cash flow investments to purchase can be quite a...

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THE PROS AND CONS OF AIRBNB REAL ESTATE INVESTING THE PROS AND CONS OF AIRBNB REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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Sep 26, 2019

Airbnb real estate investing is a great way for investors to earn income from their investment property. Essentially, it is a strategy where a real estate investor buys a rental property and lists either the entire house on Airbnb or individual rooms. Typically, a real estate investor does not live ...

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LONG DISTANCE REAL ESTATE INVESTING: PROS & CONS LONG DISTANCE REAL ESTATE INVESTING: PROS & CONS

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Sep 26, 2019

Should real estate investors consider buying an investment property out of state, or should they only invest where they live? This is a debate that has raged for several years now in regards to investing in real estate. While some think that owning property in another state doesn’t make sense ...

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New Facebook Ad Policy Means Big Changes for Real Estate Marketers NEW FACEBOOK AD POLICY MEANS BIG CHANGES FOR REAL ESTATE MARKETERS

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Sep 24, 2019

Facebook is no stranger to the limelight these days. From Cambridge Analytica and other confidence-shaking scandals to major changes to business pages, the only constant is change. But this months new ad policies for special categories including housing, employment, and credit is set to have a major...

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Real Estate Partnership Structure 101: Do’s & Don’ts REAL ESTATE PARTNERSHIP STRUCTURE 101: DO’S & DON’TS

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Sep 23, 2019

A commitment to a real estate partnership is not something to be taken lightly, but rather as an integral component to a successful real estate business. At the very least, aligning yourself with the right partner could very easily be the best decision you ever make. However, its just as likely that...

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5 TOP REAL ESTATE STRATEGIES FOR 2020 5 TOP REAL ESTATE STRATEGIES FOR 2020

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Sep 23, 2019

The world of real estate investing is always experiencing major shifts. In fact, real estate investment strategies that were once effective can become risky and unprofitable in an instant. In light of this, real estate investors have to be vigilant and up-to-date with every development in the housin...

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Real Estate Is a Relationship Business REAL ESTATE IS A RELATIONSHIP BUSINESS

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Sep 23, 2019

We all know in real estate sales and marketing, you have to have a lot of leads in your pipeline of potential buyers and sellers in order to hit your monthly and annual goals. However, too much focus on “lead gen” can be harmful to your referral business and your business reputation. Whi...

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6 Real Estaste Lead Conversion Tactics That Actually Work 6 REAL ESTASTE LEAD CONVERSION TACTICS THAT ACTUALLY WORK

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Sep 20, 2019

You have been given a multitude of differentiating tips from your fellow agents that do not seem to provide consistent results. Some will tell you they have a script that converts. Some will reference their coaches. Those solutions certainly work for that individual agent, but what about solutions t...

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TOWNHOUSE VS. SINGLE FAMILY HOME INVESTMENT: WHICH IS BETTER? TOWNHOUSE VS. SINGLE FAMILY HOME INVESTMENT: WHICH IS BETTER?

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Sep 20, 2019

One of the many choices real estate investors face when buying a rental property is a choice of a townhouse vs single family home. There are multiple types of single family homes for sale. So how does an investor compare and contrast the different types of residential real estate investments availab...

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What Generation Z Wants From Their Real Estate Agents WHAT GENERATION Z WANTS FROM THEIR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Sep 19, 2019

Now that the long-awaited millennial generation finally dominates home sales, the leading edge of an even newer generation of first-time buyers is just around the corner. Generation Z (those born between 1997 and 2012) is not only slightly larger than the millennials, accounting for one of every fou...

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2 REAL ESTATE RESOURCES YOU NEED TO START USING NOW 2 REAL ESTATE RESOURCES YOU NEED TO START USING NOW

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Sep 19, 2019

Knowledge is power and you want to be well informed when making a big investment like buying or selling residential real estate property. Luckily for you, there are multiple online real estate resources out there that you can add to your arsenal when selling or buying a house. Whatever your question...

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Real estate agent tips How to stand out from your competition REAL ESTATE AGENT TIPS HOW TO STAND OUT FROM YOUR COMPETITION

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Sep 19, 2019

Competition in the real estate industry is getting fierce day-by-day. As a Realtor, you are always under pressure of buying & selling homes to the customers and to generate successful leads. Its time for you to stand out from the crowd. Here are the top real estate agent tips to stand out from t...

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HOW TO STICK TO A RENTAL PROPERTY RENOVATION BUDGET HOW TO STICK TO A RENTAL PROPERTY RENOVATION BUDGET

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Sep 18, 2019

When it comes to any home renovations especially with investment properties having a budget is key to the success of the project. For many, it can be easy to overspend the budget, but a little research and planning can go a long way. These tips can help anyone stick to their renovation budget for th...

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4 Steps to Generating Leads with Non-Real Estate Facebook Groups 4 STEPS TO GENERATING LEADS WITH NON-REAL ESTATE FACEBOOK GROUPS

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Sep 18, 2019

Most social media marketers will tell you that you need to start a Facebook Group because this is the best place to cultivate business. While there is truth in that, you don't necessarily need to start one yourself. It's possible to generate real estate leads without having to build anything...

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6 Luxury Real Estate Trends to Keep an Eye On 6 LUXURY REAL ESTATE TRENDS TO KEEP AN EYE ON

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Sep 17, 2019

The luxury real estate market is changing rapidly due to technology that allows for increased consumer mobility. More and more buyers are able to tour homes virtually, giving them access to properties around the clock. Affluent buyers have started to expand the ownership of property beyond their his...

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How Direct Mailers Can Boost Your Commercial Real Estate Business HOW DIRECT MAILERS CAN BOOST YOUR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Sep 17, 2019

Marketing your commercial real estate business should be a top priority for all active agents. The goal is to keep your pipeline full and have a consistent stream of work. While most commercial real estate brokers don’t have a background in marketing, there are many things that you can teach y...

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Top 5 Types of Real Estate Transactions Used for Commission Advances TOP 5 TYPES OF REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS USED FOR COMMISSION ADVANCES

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Sep 16, 2019

No matter how successful they are, real estate agents constantly struggle with bridging the gap between closings to smooth out their cash flow while still investing in their businesses. It’s an endless juggling act of closings, getting clients and promoting listings, and showing properties. Th...

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WHAT IS DRIVING FOR DOLLARS IN REAL ESTATE? WHAT IS DRIVING FOR DOLLARS IN REAL ESTATE?

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Sep 16, 2019

Investing in real estate is one of the most effective ways of generating passive income and making a good return on investment. However, the first step in buying an investment property is knowing how and where to find property for sale. You can find investment property through newspaper ads, real es...

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5 CALIFORNIA HOUSING MARKET PREDICTIONS FOR 2020 5 CALIFORNIA HOUSING MARKET PREDICTIONS FOR 2020

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Sep 14, 2019

The California housing market kicked off 2019 with a weak start, but its been improving throughout the year according to the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R). And with mortgage interest rates trending downward, the California housing market predictions for the rest of 2019 are brighter tha...

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THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE: 4 TRENDS OF 2020 THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE: 4 TRENDS OF 2020

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Sep 14, 2019

What is the future of real estate? There will be some shifts in the industry that real estate organizations need to prepare for. The future of real estate is facing trends of urbanizations, changing demographics, and new real estate technology trends. Looking forward to 2020, there will be some econ...

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THE BASICS OF REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE THE BASICS OF REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE

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Sep 13, 2019

Maybe you just want to buy your first home, or maybe this first property purchase is the beginning of your real estate investment career. Either way, understanding real estate transaction basics is essential. Real estate closings can be a lengthy process so don’t worry if you can’t fully...

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5 Marketing Technology Trends for 2020 5 MARKETING TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2020

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Sep 13, 2019

“The aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous.” Peter F. Drucker Tweet This! While selling is an art, it solely depends on the fact how much marketing efforts you have put in to make it possible. And when it comes to marketing efforts it will be incomplete unless you leverage mode...

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10 Must-have Marketing Technology Stack for Your B2B Tech 10 MUST-HAVE MARKETING TECHNOLOGY STACK FOR YOUR B2B TECH

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Sep 13, 2019

Still think your current martech stack doesn't need an upgrade? Think again. 2019 is gradually coming to a close and marketing channels have shown no signs of slowing down. If you’re a marketer who’s part of a technology-dominated industry, you know well that it’s no longer a b...

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WHAT IS A POCKET LISTING IN REAL ESTATE? WHAT IS A POCKET LISTING IN REAL ESTATE?

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Sep 12, 2019

When the time comes to sell a home, the majority of homeowners will select the traditional way of marketing their property through listings on the open market. Yet, some others will choose to sell their home through pocket listings. Most estimates put these types of listings at just 10% of all natio...

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HOW REAL ESTATE SUPPLY AND DEMAND SHOULD AFFECT YOUR INVESTMENT DECISIONS HOW REAL ESTATE SUPPLY AND DEMAND SHOULD AFFECT YOUR INVESTMENT DECISIONS

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Sep 11, 2019

Just like any other industry, the US housing market 2019 is affected by the law of supply and demand. Understanding real estate supply and demand will help you make wiser investment decisions, thus enhancing your chances of success. When there is a surplus in real estate supply, price usually decrea...

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4 Must-Have Commercial Real Estate Building Tech Features 4 MUST-HAVE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BUILDING TECH FEATURES

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Sep 10, 2019

Technology has changed the way we all live and work. As a result technology infrastructures are a critical component for acquiring and retaining CRE tenants. What are the must-have commercial real estate building tech features?

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

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Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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Marketing Trend: Marketing Automation for Real Estate MARKETING TREND: MARKETING AUTOMATION FOR REAL ESTATE

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Sep 10, 2019

As your real estate brand grows, more and more tasks fall on your plate and digital marketing can seem daunting and time consuming. But marketers know the importance of a digital marketing strategy, so how to juggle these demands? The answer is automation.

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DO I NEED A LICENSE TO BE A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR? DO I NEED A LICENSE TO BE A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR?

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Sep 10, 2019

Do you need a license to invest in real estate? This is a typical question you hear when someone is planning on becoming a real estate investor. While having a license can be beneficial to your real estate investing career, you don’t necessarily need one if you want to be a real estate investo...

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8 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BEST RENTAL MARKETS 8 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BEST RENTAL MARKETS

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Sep 09, 2019

When learning about buying rental property, real estate investors are always told to invest in the best rental markets. But what exactly classifies as the “best rental markets”? More or less, there are eight characteristics an investment location would need to have to be considered among...

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REAL ESTATE AGENTS 11 THINGS WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR JOB REAL ESTATE AGENTS 11 THINGS WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR JOB

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Sep 09, 2019

Being a real estate agent is not an easy job. But those who are proficient in their skill, enough to deal with two opposing parties effectively, can sometimes even go overboard and sell more than what they’re actually required to sell. This means that good real estate agents may be able to sub...

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HOW TO BUY MULTIPLE RENTAL PROPERTIES IN 2020 HOW TO BUY MULTIPLE RENTAL PROPERTIES IN 2020

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Sep 08, 2019

You have been hearing about how great the real estate investing industry is, and 2020 is the year for you to go all in. Owning multiple rental properties could mean crazy wealth creation from all that passive income. But if you want to build up your real estate investment portfolio in a single year,...

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9 BEST TIPS FOR SURVIVING YOUR FIRST YEAR IN REAL ESTATE 9 BEST TIPS FOR SURVIVING YOUR FIRST YEAR IN REAL ESTATE

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Sep 08, 2019

Real estate can be a very lucrative and rewarding business. However, it can also be extremely stressful and frustrating, especially for the beginner real estate investor. Buying your first rental property, paying your mortgage, finding tenants, and managing a rental property can be very overwhelming...

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Who Pays for What? 8 Types of Commercial Real Estate Leases to Know WHO PAYS FOR WHAT? 8 TYPES OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LEASES TO KNOW

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Sep 05, 2019

There are nearly a dozen types of commercial real estate leases out there, each with their own rent, fee, and expense arrangements. What are the different types of commercial leases? Who pays property taxes on a commercial lease? Who pays insurance? Thats critical to understanding both your responsi...

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PSYCHOLOGY PRINCIPLES TO WRITE EFFECTIVE MARKETING CONTENT FOR REAL ESTATE PSYCHOLOGY PRINCIPLES TO WRITE EFFECTIVE MARKETING CONTENT FOR REAL ESTATE

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Sep 05, 2019

Content marketing is one of the most effective and most widely used tools in the world of business. To get in touch with your audience and serve them the right message, you need to have a well-planned content marketing strategy. Marketing for real estate is no different. Proper targeting, advertisin...

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How Realtors Should Repurpose Facebook Live Videos HOW REALTORS SHOULD REPURPOSE FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEOS

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Sep 05, 2019

Facebook Live broadcasts are now the most effective way to get the results you once had from the worlds most popular social media platform.

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HOW TO START A REAL ESTATE BUSINESS: A 10-STEP GUIDE HOW TO START A REAL ESTATE BUSINESS: A 10-STEP GUIDE

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Sep 05, 2019

The world of real estate investing, while it seems intimidating, is an exciting one to get into. Starting a real estate business is something that has crossed all of our minds at one point or another. As an investor, you can make great money, be your own boss, and provide a home for individuals, fam...

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9 COMMON REAL ESTATE MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM 9 COMMON REAL ESTATE MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

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Sep 05, 2019

Regardless of how many years you’ve been in real estate, mistakes happen. Even seasoned professionals might occasionally make unprofitable decisions or get into an unfavorable trade. These real estate mistakes are more common than you think, and shouldn’t get you down. To properly equip ...

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Top 5 Real Estate Marketing Tactics TOP 5 REAL ESTATE MARKETING TACTICS

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Sep 03, 2019

As a real estate marketer, you are always looking for ways to find more clients and grow your business. You already understand the need for a marketing strategy. But sometimes its challenging to identify the most effective marketing tactics to reach your audience.

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HOW TO GROW YOUR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENT ROLL IN 2020 HOW TO GROW YOUR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENT ROLL IN 2020

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Sep 03, 2019

Whether you have 1 client or 100, as a property manager, growing your rent roll will always be a priority. There is a number of different strategies you could use, but which are the best ones that will actually grow your business and increase your income in 2020?

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3 IMPORTANT STEPS OF A REAL ESTATE PROPERTY SEARCH 3 IMPORTANT STEPS OF A REAL ESTATE PROPERTY SEARCH

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Sep 03, 2019

Here, we will break down the basic steps which are necessary for an investment property search. And then, we will let you in on a little secret which will turn 3 big steps into 1 small one.

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REVERSE 1031 EXCHANGE: HOW DOES IT WORK FOR REAL ESTATE? REVERSE 1031 EXCHANGE: HOW DOES IT WORK FOR REAL ESTATE?

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Sep 01, 2019

Real estate investing requires a firm understanding of several technical variables. The scope of these variables extends from data analytics to various legal and fiscal aspects. Understanding how to manage taxes, in particular, can be extremely valuable to real estate investors. In this article, we ...

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The Pros and Cons of Wholesaling Mobile Homes THE PROS AND CONS OF WHOLESALING MOBILE HOMES

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Aug 30, 2019

In 2019, mobile home prices in many areas around the country are seeing a small or noticeable increase in selling demand and prices. This is more noticeable in some areas versus others. The reasons are simple. They partly stem from single family home prices and apartment rental prices drastically in...

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COMMERCIAL VS RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU? COMMERCIAL VS RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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Aug 29, 2019

Residential property management or commercial property management? The two share some similar aspects, but there are key distinctions that will leave you going down a different career path. Lets define each type of real estate career first, then talk about what each will require from you as the prop...

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CONDO VS TOWNHOUSE: WHICH IS THE BETTER REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT? CONDO VS TOWNHOUSE: WHICH IS THE BETTER REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT?

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Aug 29, 2019

Many potential property buyers, especially first time real estate investors, are usually confused about what types of investment properties to purchase. Buying a rental property gets especially confusing when choosing between almost similar properties such as a condo vs townhouse. Each real estate i...

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Marketing Real Estate on Social Media: 8 Best Ways to Get More Leads MARKETING REAL ESTATE ON SOCIAL MEDIA: 8 BEST WAYS TO GET MORE LEADS

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Aug 28, 2019

Did you know that 91% of marketers are looking for the best ways to engage their audience on social media? Real estate is a very competitive yet lucrative field, a fact that demands a real estate social media strategy. But only those who know how to utilize the best tools and strategies get results....

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HOW TO BE YOUR OWN BOSS BY INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE HOW TO BE YOUR OWN BOSS BY INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

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Aug 27, 2019

Making enough money to quit your day job is not only realistic with real estate, but its also quite simple to achieve once you have understood all the moving parts of the business. Becoming a real estate investor offers you a multitude of highly profitable investment strategies to choose from. Moreo...

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The Tax Advantages And Benefits Of Investing In Real Estate THE TAX ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS OF INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

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Aug 26, 2019

Real estate can be a great investment thanks to cash flow, buying below market value, leverage, and appreciation. However, one of the best reasons to invest in real estate is the tax advantage. There are tax advantages to buying rental properties or a personal house. House flipping is usually treate...

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HOW DO I START INVESTING IN MULTI FAMILY REAL ESTATE? HOW DO I START INVESTING IN MULTI FAMILY REAL ESTATE?

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Aug 25, 2019

As a real estate investing strategy, it is most common among seasoned investors. But, why not start your real estate career investing in multi family homes? A lot of novice investors avoid it due to the risk element. However, we are here to tell you that it is easier than you think, and here is a st...

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THE 1 PERCENT RULE IN REAL ESTATE EXPLAINED THE 1 PERCENT RULE IN REAL ESTATE EXPLAINED

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Aug 24, 2019

The 1 percent rule in real estate states that for an investment property to generate positive cash flow, the monthly rent should be equal to or greater than 1% of the total investment.

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WHY INVESTING IN DAYTONA BEACH REAL ESTATE IS SMART WHY INVESTING IN DAYTONA BEACH REAL ESTATE IS SMART

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Aug 23, 2019

Looking for a strong investment location in the Florida real estate market? We recommend you consider starting a real estate business in Daytona Beach. The city has got some favorable investment conditions that should not go unnoticed. You’re going to want to know more about the Daytona Beach ...

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3 TIPS TO GROW YOUR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT BUSINESS IN 2019 3 TIPS TO GROW YOUR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT BUSINESS IN 2019

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Aug 22, 2019

If you want your property management business to thrive, we’ve got some tips for you. With everyone looking for success in this billion-dollar industry, you need to know what moves to make and which steps to take when it comes to running a property management business in 2019.

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How Virtual Tours are Helping Real Estate Marketers Sell Properties HOW VIRTUAL TOURS ARE HELPING REAL ESTATE MARKETERS SELL PROPERTIES

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Aug 22, 2019

With online searches accounting for more than two thirds of the time that buyers devote to finding the right property, its essential for real estate marketers to adjust their efforts accordingly. But it takes more than a robust website and informative blog posts to get your properties sold. The late...

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5 WAYS REAL ESTATE INVESTORS CAN GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES 5 WAYS REAL ESTATE INVESTORS CAN GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES

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Aug 21, 2019

Real estate investment is often lucrative, but it does not have to be purely self-serving. Investors often wonder how they can use their profit to improve their community. With the resources at their disposal both financial and otherwise they will find a wealth of opportunities. So where should they...

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple la...

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16 Steps To A Winning Commercial Real Estate Marketing Strategy 16 STEPS TO A WINNING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKETING STRATEGY

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Aug 21, 2019

Commercial real estate marketing has evolved during the last decade. Creating a successful commercial real estate marketing strategy requires more than having a fancy print brochure and pushing your commercial real estate listings to LoopNet.

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets. You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design). But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in this race. Yo...

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NON ARM’S VS ARM’S LENGTH TRANSACTION IN REAL ESTATE NON ARM’S VS ARM’S LENGTH TRANSACTION IN REAL ESTATE

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Aug 20, 2019

Real estate transactions can be quite complex at times. Between the numerous tax laws and deferment strategies, lengthy purchase agreements, and extensive lease contracts, real estate investing for beginners can feel overwhelming without the guidance of a professional. Having said that, there are se...

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LISTING AGENT VS SELLING AGENT: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? LISTING AGENT VS SELLING AGENT: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

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Aug 19, 2019

Real estate agents play a major role in real estate transactions. Whether you are buying or selling a house, working with a real estate agent can be very helpful. However, hiring a real estate agent can be quite challenging for those who don’t know the difference between a listing agent and a ...

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HOUSING MARKET DATA: THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED IN REAL ESTATE HOUSING MARKET DATA: THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED IN REAL ESTATE

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Aug 19, 2019

Being a first-time real estate investor is not a walk in the park. The proper tools are needed for such an investor to make money in real estate. Fortunately, housing market data helps you do just that. As the name suggests, housing market data is real estate data of a certain rental market. It can ...

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HOW TO CALCULATE OPPORTUNITY COST FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTING HOW TO CALCULATE OPPORTUNITY COST FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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Aug 18, 2019

When trying to make decisions between two equally appealing investment opportunities, investors need to take a step back and evaluate their options in an objective light. When it comes to investing in real estate, many understand how rental yield, capital growth, and leverage are factors that create...

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THE ABSORPTION RATE IN REAL ESTATE EXPLAINED THE ABSORPTION RATE IN REAL ESTATE EXPLAINED

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Aug 18, 2019

The absorption rate formula is quite simple. In real estate, this rate is found by taking the total number of sold homes in the housing market and dividing it by the total number of available homes for sale. The result is the rate of absorption. This number shows the rate at which all of the current...

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TIPS FOR BUYING YOUR FIRST REAL ESTATE PROPERTY TIPS FOR BUYING YOUR FIRST REAL ESTATE PROPERTY

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Aug 15, 2019

The road to securing the purchase of your first real estate property, which is a very important milestone in every person’s life. Some opt to buy real estate to live in, while others see it as an investment opportunity. Whatever your motives are, you want this significant investment to deliver...

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Business And Marketing Strategies That Can Drive Real Estate Sales BUSINESS AND MARKETING STRATEGIES THAT CAN DRIVE REAL ESTATE SALES

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Aug 15, 2019

Here are the best real estate business and marketing strategies that will help you improve and expand your business.

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus? All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals, the ...

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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How Real Estate Marketers Can Leverage Content Marketing HOW REAL ESTATE MARKETERS CAN LEVERAGE CONTENT MARKETING

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Aug 13, 2019

In todays ever-evolving real estate world, now more than ever is it imperative to be seen. Not only should real estate professionals make themselves visible on a local level, but, their listings and services should also be seen nationally. Unfortunately, for some, the first thought of content market...

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THE PROS AND CONS OF REAL ESTATE INVESTING THE PROS AND CONS OF REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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Aug 13, 2019

The real estate industry is an appealing choice for an investor. Everyone needs a home and the need for housing is only increasing in most corners of the world. So are real estate values. Essentially, we are looking at a pretty stable industry. However, becoming a real estate investor can go sour if...

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ATLANTA REAL ESTATE MARKET 2019: WHERE TO BUY MULTI FAMILY HOMES ATLANTA REAL ESTATE MARKET 2019: WHERE TO BUY MULTI FAMILY HOMES

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Aug 12, 2019

Atlanta real estate investors have all the right things going for them. With the Atlanta metro experiencing continued growth in both the job market and population, its no surprise it has such a strong and dynamic economy in 2019.

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COLORADO SPRINGS REAL ESTATE MARKET 2019: WHERE TO INVEST COLORADO SPRINGS REAL ESTATE MARKET 2019: WHERE TO INVEST

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Aug 11, 2019

One of the top-performing states in the US real estate market has been Colorado. Thus, many cities in the Colorado real estate market, such as Colorado Springs, are some of the best places to buy a rental property in 2019.

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7 WAYS TO AVOID TINY HOUSE REGRET AS A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR 7 WAYS TO AVOID TINY HOUSE REGRET AS A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR

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Aug 10, 2019

A tiny house might be smaller than traditional houses, but they still offer good real estate investment opportunities. These small and often mobile houses offer enough living space for minimalist individuals and small families. They are among the latest real estate trends that make housing more affo...

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5 Cons About Being a Real Estate Agent 5 CONS ABOUT BEING A REAL ESTATE AGENT

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Aug 08, 2019

In a survey conducted by Business Insider, real estate agents were asked what the worst part about their occupation was. Today we have collected some of those answers, and offer a few solutions for them.

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Market Volatility And Confidence One Of 10 Trending Real Estate Issues MARKET VOLATILITY AND CONFIDENCE ONE OF 10 TRENDING REAL ESTATE ISSUES

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Aug 08, 2019

The Counselors of Real Estate has identified the current and emerging issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate in 2019 and 2020, with U.S. infrastructure being a primary concern of the 1,100-member organization.

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6 REASONS YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR OFF MARKET REAL ESTATE DEALS 6 REASONS YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR OFF MARKET REAL ESTATE DEALS

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Aug 08, 2019

Buying a profitable investment property is a critical part of the real estate investing process. Therefore, to be successful, an investor should know how to find real estate deals. With the current trend of high demand and low supply, finding good deals in the market can sometimes be difficult. Howe...

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What Sets Real Estate Technology Apart in 2019? WHAT SETS REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY APART IN 2019?

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Aug 08, 2019

Success in real estate is nearly impossible in 2019 without the support of a robust technology platform, this much is clear. But how do you know what is the right tool for you? In the end, it comes down to your return on investment. Is your real estate CRM empowering you to generate as much business...

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THE 3 STEPS OF THE SALES COMPARISON APPROACH TO REAL ESTATE VALUATION THE 3 STEPS OF THE SALES COMPARISON APPROACH TO REAL ESTATE VALUATION

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Aug 07, 2019

The sales comparison approach to value is the basis for something called a comparative real estate market analysis. This method employs the use of recently sold properties, similar to the subject property and in the same location as it, to find its value. This similar property is called a real estat...

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THE 4 STEPS OF AIRBNB MARKET RESEARCH THE 4 STEPS OF AIRBNB MARKET RESEARCH

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Aug 07, 2019

Diving headfirst into the world of real estate can be intimidating. But Airbnb real estate investing is one strategy that is gaining a lot of popularity among beginner investors. This is because owning an Airbnb investment property is a great way to get started since it provides endless opportunitie...

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5 EXPERT TIPS FOR DALLAS REAL ESTATE INVESTORS 5 EXPERT TIPS FOR DALLAS REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

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Aug 05, 2019

The Dallas real estate market has consistently been one of the hottest housing markets in the country. Despite a relative cool-off in 2019, this housing market still offers tremendous opportunities for real estate investors. In this article, we will go over some expert tips for Dallas real estate in...

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Valuing A Selling Owner’s Real Estate Firm VALUING A SELLING OWNER’S REAL ESTATE FIRM

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Aug 05, 2019

As trusted consultants in the residential real estate industry, we get the privilege of working with firms of all shapes and sizes. Whether branded by a major national franchise or independent, flat-fee or graduated commission plan, small or large, at REAL Trends we are here to guide our clients thr...

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4 Tips For Realtors on Social Media: How To Raise Followers 4 TIPS FOR REALTORS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: HOW TO RAISE FOLLOWERS

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Aug 04, 2019

In the modern world, everybody is searching for their answers on the internet so social media platforms have a real power. With their help, you will raise the quantity of your followers. But you should also know how to engage with them and how to target your homebuyers in the best possible way, othe...

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WHY IS IT A GOOD IDEA FOR A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR TO MAKE A WILL? WHY IS IT A GOOD IDEA FOR A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR TO MAKE A WILL?

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Aug 02, 2019

Making a will is the only way for a real estate investor to have an influence over events that will unfold after his/her demise. In some cases, this includes issues of personal significance but in a lot of cases, this is focused on the distribution of one’s assets amongst their successors. The...

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5 QUICK LINKEDIN TIPS TO GENERATE HOME BUYER AND SELLER LEADS FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS 5 QUICK LINKEDIN TIPS TO GENERATE HOME BUYER AND SELLER LEADS FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Aug 01, 2019

LinkedIn has taken the professional world by storm. One of the top reasons professionals are flocking to LinkedIn is because your profile will show up at the top of Google searches. A study conducted by Gravitate Online found more than 94% of users clicked on the first page.

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Lessons Learned From Starting A Real Estate Brokerage LESSONS LEARNED FROM STARTING A REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

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Aug 01, 2019

Starting your own real estate brokerage is an exciting move. It can be invigorating to take all of your experience and knowledge and build a company you are proud of. It also can be a challenge to turn an idea into reality. While there are resources out there to help you grow your business, from gui...

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Clever Ways to Find Real Estate Deals in Highly Competitive Markets CLEVER WAYS TO FIND REAL ESTATE DEALS IN HIGHLY COMPETITIVE MARKETS

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Jul 31, 2019

What it took was multiple follow-ups. The owner was originally not interested whatsoever, but we were able to convert them into being interested. The key was staying top-of-mind.

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Strengthen Your Real Estate Business With Facebook Groups STRENGTHEN YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS WITH FACEBOOK GROUPS

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Jul 30, 2019

As an agent, you have to be able to keep up with the latest trends in social media. It can be difficult, but it is a vital part of your job. Recently, Facebook announced some changes for how their content would be prioritized and shared, favoring the content and building engagement in Groups.

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How Blockchain Could Reduce Real Estate Fraud HOW BLOCKCHAIN COULD REDUCE REAL ESTATE FRAUD

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Jul 29, 2019

Anyone involved in real estate should be aware of the varying forms of real estate fraud that taken place and evolved throughout the years. Fraud has ranged from mortgage fraud to sellers not providing full disclosure as required by federal and state laws. Because of the large amount of money and th...

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The RE-evolution of Real Estate Capital Markets THE RE-EVOLUTION OF REAL ESTATE CAPITAL MARKETS

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Jul 25, 2019

If time is money, then blockchain is gold. But when you talk to landlords and real estate professionals about blockchains potential impact on their business, many have no idea what it is, some do not care, and others simply do not understand its practical use.

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5 LIES YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT BECOMING A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR 5 LIES YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT BECOMING A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR

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Jul 25, 2019

Whenever you bring up the topic of becoming a real estate investor, you are likely to hear some sentiments on why you should not or can not get involved. Becoming a real estate investor has developed a reputation for being challenging. This reputation creates fear and has held back several prospecti...

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The Sweet Spot of Advertising: Microtargeting and Real Estate THE SWEET SPOT OF ADVERTISING: MICROTARGETING AND REAL ESTATE

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Jul 25, 2019

Microtargeting helps real estate firms get the right message, in front of the right audience, at the right time.

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Email Ideas To Supercharge Your Real Estate Marketing EMAIL IDEAS TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR REAL ESTATE MARKETING

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Jul 25, 2019

In the age of social media and instant messaging, emails remain relevant since they allow users to communicate without the limitations that other platforms have, especially when it comes to character and formatting options. Its no wonder that 63% of realtors rely on email campaigns to generate buyin...

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Five Things You Need to Know About Visual Marketing in Real Estate FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VISUAL MARKETING IN REAL ESTATE

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Jul 24, 2019

Real estate is a busy industry. There are so many brokers trying to reach the same audience segments, all selling a product that is already hot in the market. Getting noticed by your clientele is a top priority, but with so much content crowding the internet, brokers need to do something different t...

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NYC REAL ESTATE MARKET 2019: 5 CURRENT TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW NYC REAL ESTATE MARKET 2019: 5 CURRENT TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Jul 24, 2019

The NYC real estate market has had considerable development in its current housing trends in 2019. The collapse of the Amazon headquarters deal, for instance, was a setback for investors who prepared for increased demand and growth in New York City real estate, and Queens in particular. Aside from t...

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The Next Generation of Real Estate Agents THE NEXT GENERATION OF REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Jul 24, 2019

At the beginning of 2019, Redfin had a board meeting to discuss Redfins development and retention of real estate agents. Every three months, we open each board meeting with an update on our efforts to be real estates best employer, but about once a year we discuss the topic in more detail, presentin...

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5 Real Estate Tools You 5 REAL ESTATE TOOLS YOU'VE (PROBABLY) NEVER HEARD OF - BUT NEED TO TRY

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Jul 24, 2019

Theres a wealth of real estate technology tools out there designed to help you with the heavy lifting that comes with your job - like generating leads, managing client relationships, marketing your listings, and more. But have you ever wondered which apps or products you are missing out on? The hidd...

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A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO OUT OF STATE REAL ESTATE INVESTING A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO OUT OF STATE REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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Jul 23, 2019

Out of state real estate investing is becoming increasingly popular with many investors. People who practice long distance real estate investing usually do so to own a vacation home or second home, but there are also other reasons to look to other states when buying a rental property.

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SEATTLE HOUSING MARKET 2019: 5 BEST PLACES TO INVEST SEATTLE HOUSING MARKET 2019: 5 BEST PLACES TO INVEST

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Jul 22, 2019

As the Seattle housing market continues to correct itself in 2019, buyers now have a better chance of buying a house in Seattle for investment. With prices coming down from the markets peak point and inventory of properties on the market going up, real estate investors are recommended to make a move...

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HOW TO BUY A MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY FOR SALE IN 5 STEPS HOW TO BUY A MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY FOR SALE IN 5 STEPS

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Jul 22, 2019

Let me tell you, buying a multifamily home for investment is the smartest method to make money in real estate. However, it is a process, and you need to be aware of every step of the way. After all, buying an investment property will get you to financial independence if you do it right. So, let&rsqu...

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2019 Real Estate & Construction Trends: Which Classes & Markets Are Poised for Growth? 2019 REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION TRENDS: WHICH CLASSES & MARKETS ARE POISED FOR GROWTH?

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Jul 22, 2019

As I survey the current landscape and look back at my notes and research reports from the past several years, several themes start to emerge. It has been a few years running now that some very smart, real estate-focused economists have been predicting that the new supply hitting the apartment market...

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How to Negotiate: 7 Real Estate Negotiation Tips HOW TO NEGOTIATE: 7 REAL ESTATE NEGOTIATION TIPS

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Jul 21, 2019

This article will offer seven powerful negotiating tips that you will likely find very useful while pursuing future real estate deals.

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The 4 Best Strategies for Finding Deals as a Real Estate Wholesaler THE 4 BEST STRATEGIES FOR FINDING DEALS AS A REAL ESTATE WHOLESALER

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Jul 20, 2019

The number one way to get a solid deal flow in your real estate wholesale business is through something called direct mail marketing. We have found that direct mail is the most predictable way to generate consistent deal flow, but it does come with a high cost.

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When’s the Best Time for an Open House? Ask Google Trends! WHEN’S THE BEST TIME FOR AN OPEN HOUSE? ASK GOOGLE TRENDS!

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Jul 18, 2019

In this article, I will show you how to use Google Trends to help you determine the best day and time to host an open house in your local housing market.

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5 Tips for Investing in the California Housing Market 5 TIPS FOR INVESTING IN THE CALIFORNIA HOUSING MARKET

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Jul 17, 2019

When it comes to the Golden State, buyers immediately think expensive, expensive, and expensive. But California real estate investors should know that the housing market is cooling down and things are not looking as expensive as they once were. When it comes to analyzing locations (whether it be sta...

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10 Factors That Affect Property Value (#7 Will Surprise You) 10 FACTORS THAT AFFECT PROPERTY VALUE (#7 WILL SURPRISE YOU)

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Jul 17, 2019

Whether you are selling or buying an investment property or home, you need to consider what the property is really worth. So what are the factors that affect property value? From location to planned infrastructure, facilities, size and aesthetics, there are numerous factors that affect what a proper...

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Where to Invest in the Phoenix Real Estate Market Right Now WHERE TO INVEST IN THE PHOENIX REAL ESTATE MARKET RIGHT NOW

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Jul 16, 2019

For starters, how is the Phoenix housing market performing in 2019? According to Mashvisors rental property calculator, which you can learn about by clicking here, it is a top rental market in the Arizona real estate market and the US real estate market as a whole. Here is the data for the Phoenix r...

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17 Real Estate Marketing Ideas for Real Estate Agents 17 REAL ESTATE MARKETING IDEAS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Jul 16, 2019

The real estate industry had some interesting ups and downs over the past decade. However, since its rock bottom in the past few years, it has been observing a steady growth. Today, the competition among the realtors is heating up. According to a survey, 87% of home buyers purchase their home throug...

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How to Create a Realtor Website Using WordPress and RETS HOW TO CREATE A REALTOR WEBSITE USING WORDPRESS AND RETS

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Jul 16, 2019

The Internet and social media present great opportunities for Realtors to market their listings to a larger audience. This helps them match homebuyers to available properties and close more sales. The foundation of any successful online real estate strategy is a successful website. A Realtor website...

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10 BEST REAL ESTATE NEGOTIATION TIPS FOR SELLERS 10 BEST REAL ESTATE NEGOTIATION TIPS FOR SELLERS

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Jul 16, 2019

Negotiations are fundamental to all real estate deals, whether you are selling a rental property or your own home. Seldom do sellers sell their property at the listed price. Instead, buyers will often make counteroffers that suggest a lower price or even different terms to the sale. In such situatio...

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Get tough on distractions and start selling more real estate GET TOUGH ON DISTRACTIONS AND START SELLING MORE REAL ESTATE

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Jul 15, 2019

In this profession, there are plenty of things that can cause distractions. The list gets even greater if you work from home. Here are the most common real estate agent distractions, and how to prevent them.

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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Affordable Housing Continues To Confound Americans AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONTINUES TO CONFOUND AMERICANS

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Jul 15, 2019

A recent study finds that median home prices have increased at four times the rate of household incomes since 1960. Another study finds the share of first-time homebuyers in the number of total sales has dropped from 50% in 2010 to 33% in 2018. Zillows own research from 2018 predicted the median hom...

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6 Ways to Diversify Your Real Estate Investment Portfolio 6 WAYS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

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Jul 11, 2019

From the very first year I started buying and controlling property on terms, I kept in mind the importance of diversity. Aside from the obvious long-term safety reasons, if you recall from past articles or from my bestselling book Real Estate on Your Own Terms, 2008 dealt me a pretty big blow. That&...

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How to Invest in Real Estate Using an FHA Loan HOW TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE USING AN FHA LOAN

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Jul 09, 2019

ONE WAY TO MAKE MONEY over the long haul is to invest in real estate. However, investing in real estate can be tricky because you often need a great deal of capital to buy real estate especially for investment. You can get around the capital requirement, though, with a little creativity. If you are ...

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14 Tips to Gamify Your Real Estate Office 14 TIPS TO GAMIFY YOUR REAL ESTATE OFFICE

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Jul 09, 2019

Sometimes we all need a little motivation. And more and more companies are responding with gamification. Gamification is the strategy of using games and friendly competition to make certain work tasks less draining. The popularity of gamification appears to be supported by the research. Several stud...

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LEARN HOW TO CALCULATE VACANCY RATE FOR RENTAL PROPERTY LEARN HOW TO CALCULATE VACANCY RATE FOR RENTAL PROPERTY

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Jul 09, 2019

Before investing in a rental property, it is imperative that you learn how to calculate vacancy rate. This indicator is extremely important when it comes to assessing the potential of an investment. Understanding the implication of this metric is essential for any real estate investor. In this artic...

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10 WAYS REAL ESTATE AGENTS ARE ESSENTIAL 10 WAYS REAL ESTATE AGENTS ARE ESSENTIAL

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Jul 09, 2019

Real estate is a uniquely impactful profession. One that allows individuals the opportunity to form bonds and create communities through simply buying and selling slices of land. Because of this, the need for real estate agents and brokers will never go away. We partnered with the California Associa...

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HOW TO BUY A HOUSE AT AUCTION WITHOUT CASH: AN INVESTOR’S GUIDE HOW TO BUY A HOUSE AT AUCTION WITHOUT CASH: AN INVESTOR’S GUIDE

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Jul 08, 2019

Have you felt discouraged by the cash only requirement of most auctions? We understand that, if you are a new real estate investor, you might not have the liquid cash to buy auction properties. However, not having the cash does not mean game over for your real estate business. Here, we will teach yo...

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What Is The Future Of Real Estate Brokerage WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

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Jul 08, 2019

Despite the constant buzz surrounding technology and its impact on the industry, it is unlikely it will replace the role of a trusted real estate advisor. Here’s why.

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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5 simple rules of real estate writing for the web 5 SIMPLE RULES OF REAL ESTATE WRITING FOR THE WEB

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Jul 08, 2019

For many agents, writing for real estate online is anything but simple. Its time consuming, its a struggle to come up with ideas and far too easy to put off. Your online presence depends on content and, if you follow just a few simple rules, it can not only steer visitors to your website, but carry ...

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TEXAS REAL ESTATE MARKET: WHERE TO BUY LONG-TERM RENTALS TEXAS REAL ESTATE MARKET: WHERE TO BUY LONG-TERM RENTALS

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Jul 07, 2019

If this market has been on your radar for a while now, theres a reason for that- Texas real estate investments are profitable and its no secret. Investors know what to look for when choosing an investment location, but what exactly does the Texas housing market have that real estate investors want?

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4 WAYS TO FIND THE MOST AFFORDABLE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS 4 WAYS TO FIND THE MOST AFFORDABLE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

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Jul 05, 2019

Real estate investors know the importance of buying affordable real estate properties that allow for some value to be quickly added to them. The lower the price you pay, the more profit you make. Sounds great! But where exactly can you find cheap real estate on sale for below market value?

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Three Benefits of Working with a Real Estate Attorney THREE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY

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Jul 04, 2019

Have you heard about Regulation Best Interest? Its a new rule from the SEC which tightens regulations for real estate brokers, among many other investment professionals. While this Best Interest Rule is unlikely to affect the average homebuyer or seller, it certainly highlights the importance of rea...

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7 Commercial Leasing Tips You Should Know 7 COMMERCIAL LEASING TIPS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Jul 03, 2019

If you are preparing to begin the search for a new office for your startup or to expand or relocate your company, the job likely feels monumental. The truth is that while commercial leasing is complex, the process is far from impossible. Following these tips will get you off on the right track and h...

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WHERE TO BUY ATLANTA INVESTMENT PROPERTIES IN 2019 WHERE TO BUY ATLANTA INVESTMENT PROPERTIES IN 2019

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Jul 03, 2019

Having an idea of where to buy investment property is vital when entering the business. Some locations are not projected to perform admirably during a given year, while others are destined to excel. The Atlanta real estate market fits into the latter category, as it was ranked 11 by the PwC in overa...

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A Simple Hack to Generate More Leads on Your Real Estate Facebook Page A SIMPLE HACK TO GENERATE MORE LEADS ON YOUR REAL ESTATE FACEBOOK PAGE

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Jul 03, 2019

Did you know Facebook provides your real estate business with an easy-to-use button for converting Facebook fans to real estate leads? The button they give you comes along with a wide selection of actions to take once it is pressed by a visitor. Today we have a quick guide that will show you how to ...

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5 Instagram accounts every commercial real estate broker should be following 5 INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS EVERY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKER SHOULD BE FOLLOWING

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Jul 03, 2019

While not yet the industry standard, more and more brokerages and CRE professionals are starting to use Instagram to build their brands and grow their businesses. We have rounded up five accounts from actual brokerages to multimedia companies that we believe are using the platform to connect with th...

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The property data behind proptech innovation THE PROPERTY DATA BEHIND PROPTECH INNOVATION

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Jul 02, 2019

Innovation seems to be the key that unlocks success. Steve Jobs certainly thought so, known for saying things like, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower, and, “Innovation is the only way to win.” I’d like to agree primarily with the latter on behalf of mo...

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Top 5 Digital Marketing Hacks That Can Boost Your Real Estate Business In 2019 TOP 5 DIGITAL MARKETING HACKS THAT CAN BOOST YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IN 2019

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Jul 02, 2019

Since 2013, things have not been going good for the Real estate industry in India. Especially residential real estate hit an all-time low in 2016 after the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act or RERA was imposed. The GST in early 2017 didn’t make things easier and demonetization of hi...

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HOW DO ONLINE REAL ESTATE AUCTIONS WORK? HOW DO ONLINE REAL ESTATE AUCTIONS WORK?

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Jul 01, 2019

When searching for an investment property online, you may find the perfect home with small print saying the sale is subject to an online auction. Immediately, questions arise. What does it mean to buy properties through online real estate auctions? Do I need to pay cash for the house? How does onlin...

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9 TIPS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS DEVISING THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY 9 TIPS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS DEVISING THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

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Jun 29, 2019

For better or for worse, the real estate market has never been at the forefront of technological innovation. But as the great poet once said the times they are a-changin’. Yes, the great digital wave that has, to some extent, changed the face of virtually every industry in existence is current...

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20 Best Real Estate Marketing Ideas and Plans to get Leads 20 BEST REAL ESTATE MARKETING IDEAS AND PLANS TO GET LEADS

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Jun 28, 2019

As a real estate businessman, you want your business to grow and prosper. Here, real estate marketing ideas and strategies play a significant role in capturing the attention of potential clients. As per the reports of NAR (National Association of Realtors), 5.34 million existing homes and 667,000 ne...

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Top 6 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home TOP 6 REASONS TO HIRE A REAL ESTATE AGENT TO SELL YOUR HOME

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Jun 27, 2019

As a homeowner, there is only so much you can do when trying to sell your home. When it comes to real estate, hiring a professional agent is more of a need than an option. A real estate agent's greatest goal is to sell your house at a higher price in a lesser number of days. While it's possi...

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A Guide to Real Estate Branding Ideas & Strategy in 2019 A GUIDE TO REAL ESTATE BRANDING IDEAS & STRATEGY IN 2019

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Jun 27, 2019

For top real estate agents, successful branding is true north for their business. It gives them the edge they need over their competitors and creates a positive lasting impression in clients minds. But branding that drives results does not happen overnight. The best real estate branding ideas come f...

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How To Help Your Seller Find Success With A Real Estate Auction HOW TO HELP YOUR SELLER FIND SUCCESS WITH A REAL ESTATE AUCTION

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Jun 25, 2019

For investors looking to purchase properties at an affordable price, real estate auctions provide a great opportunity to find a deal. First time bidders may find the auction process a bit intimidating, but conducting some research ahead of time can provide substantial peace of mind on the day of the...

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Co-Working Is the Most Misunderstood Trend in Commercial Real Estate CO-WORKING IS THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD TREND IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Jun 25, 2019

The 1990s saw the rise of a cornucopia of new ideas and products. From the internet to the Nintendo 64, the decade saw a host of innovations change the way we live our lives. But one of those things that exploded in the 90s wasn’t so innovative after all, despite its incredible influence on ho...

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4 Top Modern Methods of Investing in Real Estate 4 TOP MODERN METHODS OF INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

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Jun 24, 2019

Investing in real estate can be a great way to earn some extra money for yourself. You can put the money that you make from real estate into a retirement fund, your children's education or another important life expense. Here are four ways to invest your money in real estate that could pay off h...

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New Developments In Home Search Apps NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN HOME SEARCH APPS

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Jun 24, 2019

Ylopo, a digital marketing platform for real estate, is beta testing an AI powered app RAIYA, which stands for Real Estate Artificial Intelligence: Your Assistant. More than 300 Ylopo customers are trying RAIYA, a virtual assistant that employs big data to communicate with home shoppers via text and...

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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How Shadowing Fellow Agents Can Jumpstart Your Real Estate Career HOW SHADOWING FELLOW AGENTS CAN JUMPSTART YOUR REAL ESTATE CAREER

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Jun 24, 2019

You can be the most proactive agent in the world when it comes to studying up on continuing education, attending real estate seminars or putting in a strong effort during your daily work routine; however, nothing beats experiencing how the job is done from the shoes of a top agent. While coaching an...

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7 Terms You Need to Understand Before Signing Your Commercial Real Estate Lease 7 TERMS YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND BEFORE SIGNING YOUR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LEASE

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Jun 24, 2019

In every industry, there are terms commonly used by people who are familiar with those fields. In the real estate industry, there are terms normally used by real estate professionals, especially when it comes to signing of commercial real estate leases.

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

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Jun 23, 2019

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

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27-year-old Search Marketing CEO Lands 13-stop U.S. Speaking Tour 27-YEAR-OLD SEARCH MARKETING CEO LANDS 13-STOP U.S. SPEAKING TOUR

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Jun 23, 2019

Digital Summit, the largest conference series in the digital marketing industry, has invited Mehrguth to share his unique presentation, 5 Data-Validated Tactics to Increase the Experienced Marketer’s Qualified Lead Volume (…and 3 Tactics Guaranteed to Fail) with their audiences across t...

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

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Jun 22, 2019

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

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