Top Five Government Policies Everyone Should Know Before Buying Their First Home

Hold onto your home for two years! If you sell after 24 months, you’ll be exempt from capital gains taxes up to $250K for a single person and $500K for a married couple. Your mortgage may not be as steep

Posted in Real Estate Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Five Powerful Customer Service Tips to Help You Go the Extra Mile

1. Pay attention to the small things. Get in the habit of returning phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence quickly. Follow up, follow up, and follow-up.2. Stay in contact and keep good records. Take the time to jot down notes

Posted in Real Estate Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Three “Be’s” for Connecting with More Clients

Whether it’s plastering photos of yourself on billboards, helping out at local charity events or even sponsoring a little league team, each agent has their own secret for connecting with clients. The key to creating a connection with new clients

Posted in Real Estate Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Five Top Agents and Brokers Share Their Listing Secrets

You read tips from top coaches and strategists all the time, but what about advice from top-producing agents and brokers? We’ve often found that the best practitioners are often too busy closing deals to share best practices, so we did

Posted in Real Estate Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Generate More Seller Leads in Three Easy Steps

Finding new prospects is the lifeblood of any real estate practice. Along with converting prospects to clients, lead generation is probably the most profitable task you can factor into your schedule. It’s not an understatement to say that strong lead

Posted in Real Estate Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Don’t Call Me, Don’t Email Me, Text Me!

With consumers constantly on the move, having our mobile devices attached to our palms has become essential. In 2015, nearly two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone, keeping them constantly connected to the world around them. Reliance on mobile devices is

Posted in Real Estate Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Quarterly Foreclosure Activity Drops to Lowest Level In Eight Years

Foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 313,487 U.S. properties in the first quarter of 2015, down 7 percent from the previous quarter and down 8 percent from the first quarter of 2014 to the lowest quarterly

Posted in Foreclosures, Real Estate Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Quicken Loans Sues Justice Department and HUD

Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage lender, filed suit Friday in Federal District Court against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The company was left with no

Posted in Foreclosures, Real Estate Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Emergence of Millennials

Opinions on where real estate prices are heading from here might be mixed, but one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Millennials will be a big part of it. According to a recent survey from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR),

Posted in Real Estate Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Are Drones The Next Big Thing?

Earlier this month, a new report about the FAA’s updated regulations on the use of drones in real estate marketing was published, and that brought about one of the most interesting debates among agents and brokers we’ve ever seen. To

Posted in Foreclosures, Real Estate Tagged with: , , , , , ,