7 Simple & Smart Basement Repairs to ConsiderNo space in your home is more accommodating and homey, or conversely scary, than your basement. A nicely finished basement can be the entertainment centerpiece of your entire home, housing your big-screen TV, the most comfortable couches in the place and a warm, inviting atmosphere that wraps each guest in comfort.
Automating HOA CollectionsOne of the biggest expenses and hassles for a homeowner association is collecting the regular homeowner fee. Every month, checks, money orders and cash are processed, tallied, bank deposits made and books posted. Then, letters are sent to those that haven't paid for one reason or another. Isn't there a better way? Absolutely.
Meet the real estate agent who’s empowering women to invest wiselySearch for Whitney Nicely on YouTube, and the first image you'll come across is her bright, smiling face surrounded by a fluff of brown curls. For Nicely, and many other women in real estate investment, that sweet facade often stops them from being taken seriously in what she calls "an old boys club."...Read More
One real estate broker and coach knows where to find the best industry information — he reads Inman SelectLoren Coburn is a real estate broker and coach in Norman, Oklahoma. He’s worked as an agent, broker and coach in his career, thriving in all three roles. Coburn has been an Inman Select subscriber for three years and recommends Inman Select to the teams he coaches....Read More
Priority Matrix wants to manage your listings and transactionsPriority Matrix was built for large-scale enterprises to organize disparate teams and complicated projects but has good applicability to the real estate industry. ...Read More
3 benefits to running a virtual real estate teamRunning a virtual real estate team is easier and much more profitable than most people think. Arnold Elite broker Chris Arnold earns hundreds of thousands annually with his virtual team, and he still has the time and the freedom to do the things he’s passionate about....Read More
Needle in the haystack: How to find listings even when the market’s dryWith inventory remaining at historic lows across the country and home prices on the rise, competition over listings is fiercer than ever. How can agents increase their flow of seller leads?...Read More
6 tips for rookie agents who need knowledge, confidence and cashIn my first year in the business, I faced three major shortages: knowledge, confidence and money. Taking educational courses helped immensely with the first two obstacles, but money was tight. I found one surefire path to success that was easy, cheap and helped to conquer all three stumbling blocks: know your territory. Here are a few tips from my novice experience to help you newbies as you learn. ...Read More
Is Gmail’s new ‘confidential mode’ perfect for real estate agents?Google just debuted a major upgrade to Gmail — and its features could be perfect for real estate. The new Gmail, announced by Google in a blog post Wednesday comes with "confidential mode." The settings will allow Gmail users to unsend emails, set expiration dates on emails and require a passcode sent via SMS to access an email along with other security features. Confidential mode will also allow email senders to remove the ability for their recipients to forward, copy, download or print messages....Read More
Compass acquires Chicago’s Conlon Real EstateThe acquisition of Conlon Real Estate, founded in 2009 and formerly of Christie's, will bring Compass's agent count in Chicago up to 300 agents and a sales volume in 2017 of $600 million, the New York-based brokerage said today in a press statement....Read More
HUD proposes major overhaul of Section 8, tripling rent for low-income familiesU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials on Wednesday proposed a major overhaul to the country’s Section 8 voucher program and the low-income rental subsidies that affect 4.5 million American families....Read More