As a real estate agent, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn are some of the most important weapons in your marketing arsenal. However, utilizing these and other social media platforms effectively is critical if you want to garner potential leads and get eyeballs on your current listings. Social media is nothing new to real estate professionals; most agents...

In real estate, productivity is the key to success. For brokers across the country, the higher their firm's productivity is, the better their business is overall. With more opportunities, new challenges and an ever-changing landscape, it's vital that agents and brokers alike keep their eye on the prize every step of the way, through each conversation and every transaction. In...

Flipping houses has become popular in recent years, thanks to TV shows highlighting dramatic transformations and large profits. Whether it is a handyman’s hobby or a contractor’s livelihood, there are many opportunities to make money through this process. However, while it’s definitely possible to earn some extra cash by buying a house, renovating it and selling...

A White House infrastructure bill could reach the Senate as early as July 19, according to multiple House and Senate Democratic sources. While the language of the bill is still in the works and will be up for debate, a White House Fact Sheet released at the end of last month included the following targets: – Modernize and expand transit and rail networks across...

It’s difficult to get a read on a market that fluctuates so much—especially in an environment that’s anything but normal. The new Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) from Fannie Mae, however, provides a glimpse into what today’s consumers are feeling and whether or not it’s a bad time to buy. Overall, the index remained relatively flat in June, decreasing...

By Meghan Belnap One of the most costly expenses for homeowners is their monthly energy bill. This is especially true for those who live in very hot or cold climates. Thus, it's no surprise why so many homeowners have already transitioned to solar power to meet their energy demands. However, before you fully transition, here are four tips to keep in mind during the...

By Anica Oaks How often are you really thinking about your home's plumbing? Even though you and your family likely use your bathroom multiple times throughout the day, you probably don't think too much about your water pipes. However, ignoring the plumbing in your home can have serious consequences. Here are several reasons why checking your pipes and plumbing regularly...

At the young age of 30, working as a broker for Brown Harris Stevens, Matthew Cohen is known as a top broker in the business. He was recognized as one of the youngest brokers in New York City to surpass $100 million in sales in his first four years in the industry, with nearly half a billion dollars in closed sales.  As COVID-19 spread across the country, Cohen...

By Meghan Belnap If you're thinking about replacing your roof, you may be surprised to learn that you have more options at your disposal than just the traditional shingle-style roof. One of the most popular options includes metal roofing. Although much more costly compared to shingles, metal roofs provide homeowners a more durable and longer-lasting roof. Related:...

No matter how careful of a homeowner you are, you'll eventually have unexpected maintenance issues pop up around your house. While some of these may allow time for you to save up to repair them, some may need to be repaired immediately. Here are some easy fixes that you should be able to fit into your budget: Toilet Running Water A constantly running toilet is not...