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By Linzi Martin As a renter, finding a flipped property can be great. After all, you're moving into a recently renovated space that's clean, modern, up to code and more visually appealing, right? Unfortunately, that's not always the case. Take care when renting a flipped property. Some of these homes are flipped very quickly, and in the process, hazardous short...

By Frederick Peters Agents and clients frequently ask if the boards of co-operative apartment buildings relax their guidelines a bit when the market gets tougher. In reality, it's quite the contrary. Generally, co-op boards feel more apprehensive in tougher markets, when prices move downward and may bring less qualified candidates to their doors. While this is both...

By Shirley Lowe If you're purchasing a property with the sole aim of renting it out or selling it for a higher price, it can make for an excellent investment—but buying an investment property does have its pitfalls. For instance, if you fail to follow the No. 1 rule of real estate—location, location, location—you can suffer significant losses. Diversifying...

By Grace Carter A great business book is a rare thing and one worth having on your bookshelf—one packed with insider tips, industry knowledge and the low down on everything you need to succeed in your industry. As a real estate expert, it’s time for you to take your turn and share your professional knowledge with a market crying out for your business acumen. Real...

This article originally appeared on the Apartment Guide Blog. By Brian Carberry With a growing number of Americans renting, Apartment Guide conducted research to help uncover what renters really think is important and what they learned while going through the process of finding a home to rent. These findings provide insights to renters who are just getting started...

By Christina Clark Do you have a client looking to relocate? An office move can be an exciting and challenging time for a company—change is never easy for leadership. Transparent communication, fact-driven analysis and including the employees in the decision-making process will lead to the most positive outcome for the company overall. As managing principal of...

By Jesse Wood, CEO of eFileCabinet The real estate industry currently faces many unique challenges, according to a recent National Association of REALTORS® report. However, many of these concerns can be addressed with document management software (DMS) and improved business process management. According to NAR, one challenge is the lack of streamlined education...

From decor and design to dollars spent, homebuyers in the high-end market are unique, driven by a firm link between their portfolio of property and wealth. What characteristics define high-net worth individuals today? According to Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and WealthEngine, a luxury market researcher, the delineation between demi-billionaires, or those with a...

By Frederick Peters, Warburg Realty Today's New York City real estate market requires caution and care on the part of sellers. This is no time for ambitious, "it only takes one buyer" pricing. Many buyers who retreated to the sidelines in the past couple of years have returned to the market, knowing that their dollar will go further. And they're right—with inventory...

By Daniel Defendi Business security systems cover a range of options for business owners to protect and secure their properties from burglary and theft. Every business—brokerages included—can improve its security, whether it’s upgrading locks or installing a modern business security system. Here are some tips on what brokers can do to help protect their premises: Locks Proper...