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By Marion Weiler Dealing with decreasing margins and an increasing risk of losing top talent, brokerages of all sizes are looking for ways to counteract these dynamics. But way too often, the focus wanders looking at tangible solutions and monetary fixes. What's frequently overlooked is that a strong company culture across all levels of the organization and teams...

In celebration of Valentine's Day, we're taking a look at a recent LendingTree survey that analyzes which demographics move for love and the states that they end up moving to, as well as the circumstances in which they made their decision. The online lending marketplace surveyed some 1,550 U.S. consumers and found that 41% of respondents have moved for love. The...

By Anica Oaks Making the choice to purchase a new home is a major decision for anyone. Once you’ve settled on the idea that you do want to buy a home, there are many more options you’ll have to face; one of the most important is the ideal size of a home to best fit your family and lifestyle. Here are some tips so that you can choose the right size home to meet...

Are you considering either building a modular home or buying one that's already constructed? You are not alone. Many folks are turning to modular homes as another housing choice. Cost-efficient and headache-free, a modular home can be a great option for homeowners who dream of owning their very own custom home but don't want to go through the pains of managing architects...

By Lizzie Weakley To earn some extra money, you may  consider renting out your home. You cannot rush into this process, however, because there are many guidelines that you must review first. Here are some steps to follow if you're serious about renting out your home legally and sensibly: Check the Reliability of Your Tenants It's easy to end up with a tenant who...

When it comes to lead generation and maintaining strong client relationships, social media is a real estate agent's most powerful tool. From showcasing your available listings to posting educational content that keeps your audience engaged, each platform offers a chance to reach new potential clients and stay connected to your ever-growing social sphere. But your...

By Anita Ginsburg When you're ready to start a renovation or demolition project, the first step is to get prepared with all the equipment, tools, materials and supplies that will be needed. This includes renting items that you don't own. A debris receptacle is essential for collecting all the waste that'll be removed from the structure, including old drywall, damaged...

Last year, Zillow announced the launch of its own brokerage: Zillow Homes. Due to this, starting this year, rental listings syndicated through the MLS are no longer feeding directly to Zillow. Agents and brokers who would like their rental listing on Zillow, must now do so through Zillow's Rental Manager, a contract-based service that starts at $9.99 weekly, per...

Do you want to build your own home? Are you wondering how construction loans work? When it comes to real estate and mortgages, there isn't a one-size-fits-all choice. It all comes down to circumstances, and in this case, if you're constructing your own home, you're going to need a particular type of loan: a construction mortgage loan. Here, we'll discuss what construction...

By Anita Ginsburg The electricity that flows through your home is controlled through circuit breakers. Each individual outlet in your home is connected to a circuit breaker, which controls the power to it. If your power goes out, you probably head for the circuit box to see if the breaker tripped. Usually, a tripped circuit breaker is nothing to worry about. However,...