Tiny House Movement Meets Slow Progress

The tiny house movement has continued to grow in popularity over the last few years.  Now we have the United Tiny House Association, a Tiny House Conference, and brokerages that specialize in selling tiny homes.  Tiny houses are even the subject of television and reality tv shows.  Unfortunately, the proliferation of these tiny homes has… 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

Tax Savings: Organize Your Real Estate Income

The real estate market of 2017 was better-than-average for most real estate professionals. It’s important to organize your real estate income and expenses so that you don’t overpay at tax time. The key to savings at tax time is to know which deductions realtors are most likely to miss and organize them by category for… Read more

Understanding Home Construction Contracts

Due to the tight real estate market, your clients may be contemplating building a custom home or building a home through a tract home builder. In either scenario, it is important that you understand the differences between the two main types of home construction contracts. Your clients should also always be directed to consult with… 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

The New Tax Law and Your Real Estate Business

As you probably already know, the 2017 “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” is now law.  What you may not know is how to implement those tax changes to maximize the profitability of your real estate business.  Below are some highlights of the new law so you can be sure you are taking every advantage of… Read more

How a Government Shutdown Affects the Real Estate Market                     

We’ve all heard about a government shutdown and what they mean to those working in government. But how do these shutdowns affect people who work outside of the government, yet rely on their services? For instance, real estate agents selling and buying homes, and mortgage loan officers could be in for some barriers. Real estate agents and… 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

How Insurance Agents Use Technology to Better Serve Clients

Thanks to today’s digital age, so many aspects of life and business are more convenient than ever. One industry that has particularly benefited from the advancements in technology is insurance. Developments in both hardware and software have made the insurance business better for both clients and salesmen. Harnessing the power of technology makes it easier… Read more

Managing Vacation Rental Homes

With the rise of vacation rental home websites, like Airbnb and others, many have sought to expand their practice to include the management of vacation rentals.  There is a difference between a vacation property management and traditional property management.  One difference is that a vacation rental is for a short-term (usually a week) while a… Read more

How Starting a Podcast Will Benefit Your Business

In an earlier post, we discussed the potential a podcast could have as far as audience reach and brand visibility. But let’s really get into the specific benefits your business will reap should you decide to start podcasting. Building awareness There are only so many ways people can learn about your company. If you practice… Read more

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