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By Richard Frankel Gone are the days of traditional real estate offices filled with cubicles. Like most things in life, the office culture is ever changing, catering to a new generation of employees. Brokerages are opting to enhance their offices and create effective workspaces, not only to attract new agents, but also to keep top performing agents where they are. Related:...

When it comes to home decor, styles vary widely, but how exactly are Americans shopping for their home furnishings?  Related: Damage-Free Decorating Ideas for Your Home A new ImproveNet survey explores just how Americans deck out their spaces, specifically focusing on furniture, and the results were surprising. To gather results, the team at ImproveNet surveyed...

By Anita Ginsburg Winter is on its way and you know what that means... soon, you'll need to turn on your furnace. In fact, if you live in a colder climate, you might have already done so. Related: 4 Tips for Home-Buying During the Colder Months Keeping your home warm while keeping your electric bill low is the goal for most homeowners. If it seems like your home...

By Brooke Chaplan As a real estate agent, getting referrals is the lifeblood of having a consistent paycheck. When you apply the right tactics, you'll have enough referrals to keep your financial situation solid. Related: Generating Leads and Landing Customers Online Here are some of the best tactics that you can start applying today with your existing leads to turn...

By Lizzie Weakley When you're ready to put your home on the market, make sure it looks its very best in order to outshine the competition. Related: Top Tips for First-Time Home Sellers While there are many things you can do to enhance your property, here are four of the most important aspects to highlight when attempting to attract buyers: Appeal Appeal reigns supreme...

By Virn Del Valle Poor plumbing conditions in your home can escalate to bigger problems such as flooding and accidents. On top of that, you'll most likely find your monthly water bills with exceeding charges. Related: Your Home Isn't Ready to Sell Until It's Been Checked By These Professionals Avoid these troublesome and costly issues by keeping your home's plumbing...

By Rob Barber Real estate brokerages aren't letting tech take them down without a fight. In fact, many are using technology as a differentiator—critical leverage in the battle for great agents in an already-crowded industry. And the proof is in the headlines. Just a quick glance at the past month's news shows all kinds of tech developments on the brokerage front....

By Meghan Belnap If you want to sell your home, you've got to make a good first impression. Doing so requires not just a great deal of preparation, but some professional oversight. Related: 5 Contractors Every Homeowner Should Have in Their Contacts Before you decide to list your home on the market, you'll definitely want to have it checked out by these professionals: Foundation...

Commentary by Pat Shea When our previous mobile app was sold to a competitor, we selected Homesnap, the public-facing brand of the Broker Public Portal (BPP), as our mobile solution. It was important for us to provide the services and tools that our agents were accustomed to, and we were excited about an app that would also consistently improve as technology continues...

By Brooke Chaplan Getting rid of dead trees is more complex than many people realize, and you could run into an array of issues if you aren't careful. Luckily, with the right equipment and a solid plan, you should be able to get that dead foliage off your property before you know it. Here are three things to keep in mind when removing dead trees from your property: Don't...