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Land Back: The Role Real Estate Pros Play in the Movement

Lee Davenport, Ph.D Fair Housing, Land Use & Property Rights, Working with Clients Leave a Comment

By: Lee Davenport, Ph.D Are you working with clients who might have family land that they don’t remember? What about in your own family? You may be. For example, if your clients have formerly enslaved ancestors, they might have rights to land that they don’t know about. Let’s start with a little primer on the Land Back (or LandBack) Movement. …

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Renewals: What They Are and How to Add Them to Your Business

Marcelo Steinmander Rental Properties, Working with Clients 1 Comment

By: Marcelo Steinmander Renewals may rarely be in the spotlight regarding any of our real estate discussions. While writing this post, I actually realized that I am now in my twelfth year in real estate, and this is my first time discussing renewals as a business offering. No better time than the present to say a few words! First, let’s …

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Embrace an Educational Mindset and Watch Your Business Soar

Khalid N. Bryan Working with Clients Leave a Comment

By: Khalid N. Bryan In the fast-paced and competitive world of real estate, standing out and building strong relationships with clients is essential for success. While many real estate professionals focus solely on transactions, incorporating a mentorship-style approach can provide a significant advantage. Embracing an educational mindset can elevate your real estate career and benefit your overall business in myriad …

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Interior Designs Generating Instagram Buzz

Barbara Ballinger Working with Clients Leave a Comment

By: Barbara Ballinger Many clients buying their first home or condo may be unsure what style direction to take. Instagram, the social media platform, makes it easy, fast and affordable to learn what’s trending. New posts constantly roll in from amateur homeowners who want to share what they love and well-known design influencers who showcase their talents. Most design aficionados …

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How to Answer These Common Real Estate Questions

Blog Contributor Selling 101, Working with Clients 3 Comments

By: Wendy Gould While you certainly don’t need to know all the answers to everything, one aspect of being an excellent real estate agent is being primed for common questions asked by buyers and sellers. Anticipating the question, and having a great answer with solid reasoning behind it, instantly sets you apart from others. We’re highlighting six common questions you’re …

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Why People are Selling Their Houses and Moving

Alex Capozzolo Working with Clients 2 Comments

By: Alex Capozzolo Life happens, and within a matter of minutes, everything can change. As much as we’d like to be able to control all of the things life will bring, the reality is that deviation is inevitable, and oftentimes, moving is a circumstance that might not have been in the plan. People sell their homes and move for countless …

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The Nuances of Listing an Inherited Property

Alex Craig Selling 101, Working with Clients 6 Comments

By Alex Craig Editor’s Note: This piece is a part of a larger series on selling inherited properties. Make sure to check out all the articles in the series: The Nuances of Listing an Inherited Property The 5 Emotional Rules of Selling Inherited Homes What it Takes to Make It in the Inherited Property Niche Certain property types—like inherited property—require …

How to Sell a Home in a Noisy Neighborhood

Alex Capozzolo Marketing, Sales & Marketing, Working with Clients 3 Comments

By: Alex Capozzolo As a real estate professional, selling a house in a noisy neighborhood is challenging. All types of buyers, from families to older couples to single people, are concerned about noise levels. Whether there’s a loud highway nearby or noisy next-door neighbors, are often deterred by the thought of living in a place that doesn’t offer peace and …

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Preparing Clients for Appraisal Gaps

Neil Goradia communication, Customer Service, Financing & Credit, Working with Clients 15 Comments

By Neil Goradia House prices are skyrocketing! (YES, we already know that—old news.) Winning a bid can be tough and you need the “secret sauce,” right? (We’ve heard that before, too.) But have you put thought into how to address appraisal gaps for your clients? Appraisal Gaps Are on the Rise I’m seeing an increasing number of houses fall out …

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What Sellers Don’t Need to Fix Before Listing

Blog Contributor Sellers, Staging, Working with Clients 7 Comments

By Neil Goradia Your clients want to sell their home for the most amount of money, and if they need to make repairs or updates, they want to ensure they recoup what they spend. Welcome to my world. I recently sold my house. I have to tell you, I was really stressed out. Turns out most people are stressed when …