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How to Answer These Common Real Estate Questions

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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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Home Features Young Buyers Care About

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By: Wendy Gould According to NAR’s 2023 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends study, first-time homebuyers make up about one-quarter of the market. The elder and younger millennials and Gen-Z generations comprise this market section. It’s particularly exciting to see Gen-Z make their way into the market, said Dr. Jessica Lautz, NAR deputy chief economist and vice president of research, …

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Use These Staging Tips When Working With Sellers

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By: Monika Bhondy The most important rule when it comes to furnishing a home is that there is a distinct difference between decorating a house to live in versus staging a home to sell. Sounds much the same, but one key factor makes these two décor styles very different: personal preferences work well for owners but not necessarily for potential …

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What it Takes to Make It in the Inherited Property Niche

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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 There are certain skills and …

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Keeping Expenses Low and Quality High

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By: Jennifer Weinberg Whether you’re new to the business or a seasoned professional, the reality is that costs can add up. If you’re new, you’ve probably spent a lot of money to get started. You’ve paid for your pre-licensing classes, testing, filing for the license, fingerprints/background checks, and more—you are ready to hit the ground running. Great! Now you just …

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The 5 Emotional Rules Of Selling Inherited Homes

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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 In my last article, I …

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How to Build Your Professional Support System

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By: Jennifer Weinberg Real Estate is a people business. Your days are filled with conversations with other real estate professionals in your office, affiliates at your association, phone calls with lenders, and hopefully, lots of client meetings.   But here’s the reality: practicing real estate can be kind of lonely, especially as a solo practitioner. As you build your career, …

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Help Urban Area Sellers Boost Curb Appeal

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By: Alex Capozzolo Urban life typically means living in a condominium, townhome or apartment building. However, that doesn’t mean savvy homeowners can’t take proactive steps to enhance curb appeal. If you’re client is gearing up to sell their place in the city, there are several things you can recommend to them to improve urban curb appeal and make their home …

Effective Strategies for Building Trust With Your Client

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By: Wendy Rose Gould  When a client hires you as their real estate agent, it’s a sign they want your expertise and guidance in selling or buying a home. They’ve likely done some research to decide on an agent. They might have heard of you from a friend or family member, or they might have read reviews about you online. …