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Top Apps For Insurance Agents


Did you realize that there are over 500,000 insurance agents in the United States? If you make a living as an insurance agent, you will have to work on setting yourself apart from the competition. Utilizing the power of technology is a great way to increase your productivity and the level of customer service you… Read more

Finding the Discipline to Be Your Own Boss


Being your own boss isn’t for everyone. It takes drive, determination, tenacity, and sometimes sheer will to make it work. There are many obstacles to making a successful real estate career, and some of them are beyond your control. Although discipline and knowing when to put your nose to the grindstone are not among them…. Read more

Working From Home: The Legal Requirements


You’re getting the education you need to start your career, and you’d like to be able to work from home. Before you start, make sure you know the legal requirements within your field for working from home. These legal requirements can include licensing, registration and taxes. Requirements can be imposed by your state, some by… Read more

Avoid These Common Home Office Mistakes!


The number of people working out of their home is increasing every day. Some people have a remote office in their home, while others conduct their business only from a home office. Creating a home office can be tricky. Avoiding common mistakes will allow you to make the most of the time you spend there…. Read more

20 Tools Every Home Inspector Needs


When learning to become a home inspector, it’s helpful to have tools on hand to get a clearer scope of a home’s condition. Beyond the typical screwdriver and tape measure, here is a list of tools that you’ll want to have on hand to ensure a safe and successful home inspection. The Basics Flashlight –… Read more

Top Benefits of Growing Your Team


According to a study conducted by Office Vibe, more than 60 percent of the business owners they talked to claimed to be concerned with the cost of unfilled positions within their company. This same study found that employee turnover rate can be reduced by nearly 28 percent by investing in employer branding. Having the right… Read more

How to Predict Real Estate Trends


Ah, the mystical realm that is real estate trend prediction. It’s full of fortune tellers and doomsayers and rarely do the so-called experts agree. However, getting a handle on current trends is not as hard as all that. While it’s true that no one can accurately predict the future of anything (sorry Miss Cleo), there… Read more

5 Top Real Estate Trends to Watch for 2018


Predicting trends in the constantly evolving real estate market is always a fun adventure! There’s always something new around the bend. This goes for commercial, retail, or residential real estate. Trends can come from anywhere. Anything from rising mortgage rates, falling home sale prices, a phenomenon like the 2008 housing bubble, to the newest trend… Read more

Features of Accounting Packages for Small Business


Real estate is your strength, not accounting, but you need to handle the taxes and other financial matters for your small business. Luckily, accounting software packages make it easier for you to manage these tasks and stay on top of your administrative responsibilities. FreshBooks FreshBooks is an excellent choice for new small business owners, as… Read more

5 Reasons You Should Hire A Tax Professional This Year


Using a tax professional to help make sure you get the largest possible refund this year is just one reason it pays to turn over this important job to the experts. At tax time, most small business owners focus on minimizing their tax bill or getting the biggest refund possible. Either way, a tax professional… Read more

Signs It’s Time to Hire New Employees


Owning a small business can be very enjoyable. Making this type of business successful will require a lot of hard work and the right team. When your business is still in the startup phase, you will probably be able to handle a lot of the work on your own. However, as your company starts to… Read more

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