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By Megan Wild If you're switching jobs or plan to in the near future, you might want to know how that impacts your ability to buy a house. After all, purchasing a home is a lengthy, stressful process once you tally up the time for mortgage approval and pounding the payment to find a home. If you're in the middle of considering a job change, your company has transferred...

Valentine's Day is approaching. And while it's typically reserved for romantic, coupley outings, there's no reason why real estate agents can't show love for their clients and referral business. There are puns abound and an endless stock of chocolate at your disposal—use them wisely. Here's how you can reach out to clients this Valentine's Day and remind them you...

A picture is worth a thousand words—or in the case of real estate, it might be worth a few hundred-thousand dollars, depending on the sale price of a home. First impressions matter, and since the majority of buyers start their search online, their first impression is cemented by property photos. So, why is it that some agents are still taking photos of dark corners...

By Yuka Kato Trends are an excellent way to predict things like homebuyer behavior over the coming months or years. Unlike a fad, which ends quickly, a trend is something that may continue on for 10 or more years. Each year, Fixr conducts a survey of influencers within the building and design industry—those professionals who are helping to shape the trends that...

As an agent, you interact with many partners throughout a transaction. In "The What and Who of Working with Lenders," RISMedia, in conjunction with Quicken Loans, is gathering insights on the financing industry, the major players and more. Who do you work with? Who do you want to work with? Have you had good experiences? Not-so-good? Share your thoughts in this...

By Kaitlin Krull As a real estate professional, it’s imperative that you keep up with the latest housing trends. After all, the features that buyers are looking for are constantly changing. If you want to stay relevant in a competitive real estate market, you’ll need to keep your ear to the ground and understand how your buyer works. In 2018, buyers are looking...

Many companies will tell you that referrals are the bread and butter of their business. And how do they come about? That's simple—word spreads quickly when you offer a good product. But, it's not as easy as sitting back and waiting for that word to go viral. To keep the business coming, you have to keep the testimonials going up on social and across the internet....

By Jason Caruso Whether you’re building an addition, completely remodeling or just finishing your basement, a home improvement loan can help add value and comfort to your home. There are a variety of loan options available that we detail later in this article, but before you explore those, there are four steps you should take to ensure that you'll get the money...

By Dixie Somers Andrew Carnegie—founder of U.S. Steel and one of history’s richest men—once observed, “More millionaires have been made through owning real estate than through all other industrial investments combined.” Owning real estate investments remains one of the most effective means of growing one’s wealth. But to fully take advantage of the opportunities...

Identity theft is defined as the fraudulent possession and use of an individual's private, identifying information for financial gain. Unless the proper precautions are taken, anyone can be at risk—including you. As a real estate professional, it's important that you're aware of how identity theft occurs and how you can protect yourself and your clients against...