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How Video Can Improve Your Real Estate Business


Did you know that 55 percent of all people watch videos online each day? Additionally, after watching a video, 64 percent of viewers are more likely to make a purchase. You may wonder what these statistics have to do with the real estate industry. Just think about it – if there are that many people… Read more

How a Home Inspector Builds Trust with Their Clients


While building trust is a multifaceted process, what it really comes down to is professionalism. This may sound easy, but it’s more complicated than you think. It’s more than dressing the part. There are several things that go into building your professionalism so you can build trust with your clients. So exactly what goes into… Read more

How Do I Develop a Training Program for My Staff?


Over $500 billion is lost each year due to employee disengagement. Failing to properly train and engage your employees can lead to big problems in the future. As the world of technology grows, you will have to work on utilizing the latest tools to grow your company. If your employees are out of the loop… Read more

Insuring a Tiny House


One popular trend in residential real estate today is the tiny house. According to tiny house expert The Tiny Life, a typical tiny house has between 100 and 400 square feet, while a traditional American home has an average of 2,600 square feet. Tiny homes offer people the ability to be sheltered and protected without… Read more

How to Grab Attention with Digital Property Listings


Each day in the United States, 14,027 houses are sold. As a real estate agent, you likely want part of that “pie.” However, with so much competition in this industry, standing out and having your listing noticed above others is extremely challenging. The good news is there are strategies and tactics you can use to help… Read more

How Zillow is Entering the Mortgage Lending Business


Zillow promises to be a one-stop shop for homebuyers if its announced acquisition of Mortgage Lenders of America goes through. The August 6, 2018 announcement heralds a new integration for real estate giant, Zillow. Already strong in buying, selling, and renting homes, apartments, and condominiums, the real estate clearinghouse has always advised prospective customers on… Read more

How to Resolve Insurance Coverage and Claim Disputes


When an insurance customer has a claim, it could mean they’ve experienced something traumatic. Like a car accident or a house fire. This customer could be hurting either mentally, physically, or both. The last thing they want to hear is their insurance doesn’t cover what they thought it would. When this happens, you’ll likely get… Read more

Best Software for Mortgage Loan Officers


Mortgage Loan Officers (MLOs) are constantly looking for ways to stand out in a competitive industry. They need to improve their marketing efforts, reduce the time and resources required to process mortgage loans, and improve their customers’ experience. There’s no doubt that technology is the key to achieving those goals. This brief overview gives you… Read more

5 Essential Marketing Videos Every Real Estate Agent Needs


Nearly 50 percent of real estate buyers polled by Virtuets claimed that they look at virtual tours and other videos during the buying process. To be successful in the real estate industry, you must take advantage of the technology at your disposal. Setting yourself apart from the competition is the only way to attract new home… Read more

4 Ways to Balance Family Time When You Own a Business


Juggling business and family is a constant struggle. We know Americans have a poor work-life balance. As a busy entrepreneur, there are a number of ways you can successfully focus on your career and personal life. Here’s how to do it. 1. Spend More Quality Time With Your Family A job involving owning your own… Read more

Home Inspection: What I Wish I Knew in My First Year


As an experienced home inspector, I’ve learned a lot; some of it good, some of it scary, but all of it important. If I’d known some of these things when I first started out, I could have saved myself time and aggravation. So, now that I have a few years of experience under my belt,… Read more

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