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What Happens When Tenants Escrow Rent

Attention all landlords and property managers! There are consequences for failing to keep a rental in good repair or otherwise abide by the terms of the lease. Under certain circumstances, a tenant may escrow rent with the county clerk of courts rather than pay the rent to the landlord. The tenant can withhold rent, if:… Read more

Powerful Networking: The 3 Golden Rules

You’ve probably heard it before: It’s not what you know, but who you know. Networking is invaluable to entrepreneurs. It allows you to learn from the experiences of others, gain new clients and promote yourself and your business. In turn, the value you provide to your connections will deem you an influential professional. To get… Read more

8 Careers a Real Estate Education Can Help You Achieve

Getting a real estate education can open the door to a vast selection of new careers. You might think of an agent when real estate comes to mind, but there are more options beyond becoming a salesperson. 1. Real Estate Broker A real estate broker is similar to a salesperson, but they can do so… Read more

How Real Estate Agents Can Manage Difficult Home Buyers

Whether you’re a seasoned agent or just starting out at a real estate school, one thing that all agents need to learn is how to handle difficult home buyers. How to Recognize Difficult Home Buyers There are several warning signs to look for when you are working with buyers. Rigid Requirements Every buyer should know… Read more

Top Lead Sources for Real Estate Agents

When it comes to generating leads as a real estate professional, there are many ways to do it. There isn’t one cookie cutter way that works for everyone. When it’s all said and done, you’ll want to make sure you have a good tracking system in place to discover which lead generating methods work best… Read more

How the Buyer’s Market will Support Your Home Inspection Career

In real estate, a buyer’s market is as simple as a market that is beneficial to the buyer. Prices are relatively low because supply exceeds demand. So, if you’re interested in purchasing a home, and the state of the market is favorable for buyers, you’ll likely be able to pick and choose what’s right for… Read more

How Real Estate Agents Can Reach Millennials

1. Who are millennials? Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, are more tech-savvy than their parents. As a result, they are basically constantly connected online and to each other. They have grown up seeing social and financial crises in America. In their formative years, they’ve witnessed the Great Recession, 9/11, and ongoing political conflict. It… Read more

Representing Buyers of Properties with a Homeowner’s Association

With Baby Boomers retiring and Millennials entering the real estate market, more buyers are purchasing condominiums or properties with a homeowner’s association. These buyers are looking to avoid the routine maintenance and upkeep that comes with owning a home. These properties are subject to additional restrictions of which buyers should be aware. Below are some… Read more

32 Tried and True Ways to Market Yourself in Real Estate

1. Become a thought-leader Position yourself as the real estate expert you are by starting a blog. Weigh in on the industry and offer reports or guides that your readers can download if they submit their contact info (then use their info for number 10 on this list). Share the latest real estate and mortgage… Read more

5 Essential Contract Clauses to Have on Hand

Most brokerages use form purchase agreements supplied by their local Board of Realtors. Many of those forms have been updated over the years to include the most frequently used contingencies. Namely financing and inspection contingencies. However, in a hot and competitive real estate market, clients are seeking to have other clauses added to their purchase… Read more

8 Habits of a Top Performing Mortgage Loan Officer

If you’re wondering if you have what it takes to become a successful mortgage loan officer (MLO), the answer can be found in your habits. Are you managing your time wisely? Do you have a business plan? When was the last time you networked? These are among many strategies you can implement to become a… Read more

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