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By Tracy Staedter If you're one of the approximately two million people in the United States that holds an active real estate license, you're probably up against some stiff competition. To stay on top of your game, utilize your smartphone and data plan to effectively reach prospective buyers, promote your listings and manage your sales. Related: Ways Real Estate...

By Anita Ginsburg Regular maintenance is an ongoing process for every homeowner. Keeping up with smaller projects is essential if you want to avoid major problems down the road. Related: Becoming a Home Maintenance Pro: Tips for New Homeowners With a little bit of preventative maintenance, you can ensure that your home remains beautiful and efficient for years to...

For every real estate team out there there's a different view of how technology should be utilized. However, according to RISMedia, which recently surveyed agent teams across the country, the majority of respondents use lead-gen/referral services (29.6 percent) to generate leads; task/time management tools (31.1 percent) for office management; and aerial photography...

By Meghan Belnap Very few events in your life are going to be as exciting as purchasing a home, but first-time buyers need to remember that this process can be very complicated. Well before you make an offer on a home, you will need to carry out a few important tasks: Narrow Down the Location Finding a great neighborhood can be quite challenging, and you don't...

By Kathryn Foster Your home is your sanctuary; however, if outside noises prevent you from getting the rest and relaxation you need, your health and productivity could suffer. Soundproofing your home doesn't need to be a huge, expensive hassle. There are some easy ways to dampen the sound of your neighbor's dog barking or reduce the sound of trucks roaring down...

Selling can be overwhelming. You're packing everything up, trying to make the house look pristine when all around you is what feels like chaos. Since buyers want that great first impression, you know it's important to declutter—often that means cleaning until your home looks like it's never been lived in. And while you’re rushing around, trying to find a new...

We have teamed with leading online and continuing education providers Real Estate Express and McKissock to gain insights into the important issues and experiences real estate professionals face in their daily business, and to examine the range of markets and related opportunities and challenges that affect the future of your business. Licensed real estate professionals...

By Briggs Dickerson As a homeowner, there's only so much you can do when trying to sell your home. When it comes to real estate, hiring a professional agent is more of a need than an option. A real estate agent's greatest goal is to sell your house at a higher price in a lesser number of days. While it's possible to sell a home without representation, it's important...

By Yuka Kato The kitchen is the heart of the home, and one of the areas most likely to make or break a sale. In fact, 80 percent of homeowners say that the kitchen ranks in the top three for rooms they most want to see updated. While a dream listing for any REALTOR® is a home with a fully updated kitchen, it's more likely that people looking to sell their home...

By Meghan Belnap Investing in real estate can be a great way to earn some extra money for yourself. You can put the money that you make from real estate into a retirement fund, your children's education or another important life expense. Here are four ways to invest your money in real estate that could pay off handsomely in the end: Buy a Family Rental Home Whether...