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If you're part of a real estate team, it's likely you have a team leader. According to RISMedia, which recently surveyed agent teams across the country, nearly half of all respondents (48 percent) say their team is organized around a leader. The other two choices—brokerage and self-directed—accounted for 38 percent and 14 percent of responses, respectively. This...

By Miron Lulic Asking the right questions when shopping for a mortgage is crucial, and failing to do so could cost you thousands. Related: How to Afford a Luxury Family Home With a Reasonable Mortgage The first question you need to ask yourself is, "How many mortgage loan applications am I going to fill?" You can save a significant amount of money long-term by...

By Bill Gassett We should all make sure we look after our finances, especially when a home purchase is on the horizon. Your financial well-being can have a huge impact on the interest rate you'll end up paying on your mortgage. Most lenders, whether U.S.-based or not, are going to check your financial status before they even start talking about prevailing mortgage...

By Seth Tilton For many potential homebuyers, it's hard not to fantasize about owning a dreamy summer home this time of year. With that in mind, let's look at five tips for agents selling vacation homes: Leverage technology, but be realistic. For many potential buyers, the ideal summer getaway is at least a plane or half-day car ride away. And while technology...

By John Graff Ethics. You don't hear too many people talking about this subject in today's competitive real estate—or any business—environment. Doing the right thing, being honest and upfront with clients, avoiding conflicts of interests...these character traits should never be considered weaknesses or flaws. Maintaining an ethical business reputation will help...

ActivePipe Helps Real Estate Professionals Engage Their Sphere by Automating Consumer’s Journey No matter where you are in your real estate career, communicating with your database is a simple way to bring in more business; however, for busy real estate professionals, the opportunity to connect with active buyers and sellers often goes unnoticed. But all that is...

Chances are your real estate team isn't posting on social media enough. A recent RISMedia survey found that 38 percent of agent teams typically post three to six times per week, while another 37 percent of respondents admit that they post less than two posts per week. However, how often your real estate team should actually be posting on social media depends largely...

By Meghan Belnap Living in a luxury home is a lifelong dream for many people, but purchasing a beautiful piece of property could end up putting you in debt for 40 years or longer if you aren't careful. Luckily, with a little bit of planning and some patience, you should be able to buy the house of your dreams with a reasonable mortgage. Here's how: Improve Your Credit...

By Kevin George This year is set to be a defining moment for the U.S. real estate market as millennials will continue investing in properties. According to Forbes, 45 percent of homebuyers will be millennials in 2019. Despite the growth real estate has showcased in the past few years, one of the biggest challenges agents and brokers still face is marketing. One...

It’s no secret that today’s consumers rely heavily on the internet and online reviews to shop for everything from housewares to homes. So, how can you ensure that potential customers not only find you, but see how great your team is? You can capture customers with spot-on marketing and keep them with stellar service. Did you know that more consumers found their...