By Vitaly Kuprenko To achieve success, every real estate business requires customer relationship management systems—or CRMs—to maintain relationships with clients. According to Thomson Data, customer retention can increase by 26 percent due to the integration of appropriate CRM software. Related: Curaytor Shakes Up How You Utilize Your CRM How should you choose...

By Brooke Chaplan With the New Year just beginning, it's time to think about resolutions to improve your life. Many people give up bad habits related to their health or finances while others start something new, such as taking a college class or changing jobs. Related: NAR Report: Theses Are the Top Home Improvements One of the most important improvements you can...

By Wendy Dessler The interior and exterior of your home have the potential for memorable design in the coming year. As the 20s of the 21st century are upon us, a combination of classic chic and modern savvy are combining to make new homes something to marvel at. Related: 4 Awesome Additions for Your Custom Home Design Here are a few different design families to help...

By Anica Oaks Younger adults who are part of the millennial generation often thrive in certain metropolitan areas. If you're a millennial who wants to make a positive life change, moving to one of these places could open doors to new career, friendship and romantic opportunities. Related: Top 30 Cities for Millennial Veteran Homebuyers Here are four cities that...

By AnnaBeth Rouse Franchises, in general, are great investment opportunities for individuals who want to become entrepreneurs or have a desire to add to their portfolio. Historically, franchise opportunities offer unique benefits and support that are crucial for new business owners. Real estate franchises offer the benefits of an established and recognizable brand....

By Meghan Belnap It seems like everyone is trying to sell their house today. With so many homes available, it's critical that you find a way to make your house stand out from the crowd. To sell your home quickly, try these four tips to get your listing noticed: Take lots of pictures Open houses and walk-throughs are great for selling, but you need something to...

In a competitive industry (or slower times), consistently earning listings is the way to win. To build business on the listing side, Bob Sokoler, leader of The Sokoler Team, based in Louisville, Ky., connects regularly with his sphere—"top-of-mind, tip-of-tongue," he quotes. "Your least expensive lead to acquire is a past client, especially if they've had a great...

By Jeffrey Fagan For many people, holiday to-dos include shopping, celebrating with friends and family and keeping the kids entertained over winter break. Selling your home during the holiday season may not be high on the to-do list, but there are some really good reasons why it should be for anyone considering selling. There are many benefits to selling your home...

By Anita Ginsburg Having a pest problem in your home, although irritating, happens more often than you may think. Likely, every homeowner will experience battling pests at some point. Related: Pests Causing Property Damage? 4 Warning Signs to Look For Although you've probably heard of people having rat and roach infestations, people often forget about termites because...

The holidays are approaching and that means it's crunch time to get your gift-giving strategy finalized. In real estate, agents typically give their clients things like branded products, baked goods and other items that help build their brand more than say "Thank you for choosing us." But there are methods of gift-giving that are more meaningful. These can include: Donating...