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How to Network Better So Your Business Can Thrive

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By: Esther Victoria Toribio What thought(s) come to mind when the word “networking” appears? To me, the word networking is often paired with alcoholic beverages, light appetizers and in turn results in a social event between many individuals, most of whom already know each other. These types of events make it difficult for a new person to make any headway …

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Homeownership is Up Among Single Women. Could Targeted Financial Literacy be Why?

Lee Davenport, Ph.D Fair Housing, Working with Clients 1 Comment

By: Lee Davenport, Ph.D Recent data from well-known online mortgage marketplace has some wondering: Why might single women be buying more homes than single men? Well, to better answer that question, it is important to examine a little history to figure out how we got here. As Women’s History Month quickly approaches, this is as good a time as ever …

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Moving Tips to Help Your Clients Selling Large Properties

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By: Alex Capozzolo People decide to move for all sorts of reasons. They might be ready to move into their dream neighborhood or are looking for something a little closer to work to curb their commute. For some who are in a different phase in life, downsizing might be the reason. Moving is anxiety-inducing enough as it is, but selling …

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Guiding Home Journeys with Heart: Leading with Empathy in Real Estate

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By: Kayla Johnson Welcome to the world where bricks and dreams collide: the dynamic realm of real estate. In this bustling industry, leading with empathy is not just a “nice to have.” Tt’s the cornerstone for forging robust connections, understanding client needs and fostering a positive and supportive atmosphere. The reality is that we as real estate professionals are guiding …

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Create an Action Plan Around Your 2024 Business Goals

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By: Matt Clements If you’re reading this, and you’ve made goals for 2024, that means it’s implementation time. If, however, you haven’t made your goals, grab a piece of paper or a notes app and go ahead and jot a few things down. The trick to getting goals down on paper is to not overthink it. Goals should be pretty …

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Real Estate Lessons Learned in 2023

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By: Jennifer Weinberg I think I speak for most of us when I say “Don’t let the door kick ya on the way out, 2023!”  After a whirlwind few years of pandemic migration, buyer frenzy and super low interest rates, things got real in 2023. If you entered into the business in the last few years, 2023 probably felt like …

Can Real Estate Professionals Take a Digital Break? Experts Say Yes

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By: Leandra Beabout Editor’s note: This article was re-posted from the Wellness section of NAR’s digital REALTOR® Magazine. Do you have a complicated relationship with your phone? You’re not alone. A whopping 30% of American adults report being online “almost constantly,” according to data(link is external) from the Pew Research Center. Unfortunately, scientific research(link is external) makes it abundantly clear that too much …

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Webster’s Word of the Year Applies Directly to Your Business

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By: Jennifer Weinberg Merriam-Webster recently announced their word of the year for 2023: AUTHENTIC According to the long-trusted dictionary resource, authentic has two definitions: 1. Not false or imitation; real, actual. 2. True to one’s own personality, spirit, or character. Authenticity is a great word to reflect on as we move into the last couple of weeks of the year, …

The Complexities of Gentrification

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By: Kayla Johnson Gentrification is a complex and often controversial topic in real estate and urban development. It refers to the transformation of a neighborhood or community, typically in urban areas, where new, often more affluent residents move in. This often leads to changes in the character and the socioeconomic makeup of the area. The process is characterized by several …

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Time Management Tips for the Holiday Season

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By: Jennifer Weinberg Does anyone else feel like the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day goes by in a blur? We’re in the thick of December and there are office parties, school dress-up days, gift buying (and wrapping and shipping), volunteering and—oh, and yes, working! A flexible schedule hardly feels “flexible” this time of year. How can real estate …