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As a real estate agent, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn are some of the most important weapons in your marketing arsenal. However, utilizing these and other social media platforms effectively is critical if you want to garner potential leads and get eyeballs on your current listings. Social media is nothing new to real estate professionals; most agents...

Flipping houses has become popular in recent years, thanks to TV shows highlighting dramatic transformations and large profits. Whether it is a handyman’s hobby or a contractor’s livelihood, there are many opportunities to make money through this process. However, while it’s definitely possible to earn some extra cash by buying a house, renovating it and selling...

It’s difficult to get a read on a market that fluctuates so much—especially in an environment that’s anything but normal. The new Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) from Fannie Mae, however, provides a glimpse into what today’s consumers are feeling and whether or not it’s a bad time to buy. Overall, the index remained relatively flat in June, decreasing...

By Meghan Belnap One of the most costly expenses for homeowners is their monthly energy bill. This is especially true for those who live in very hot or cold climates. Thus, it's no surprise why so many homeowners have already transitioned to solar power to meet their energy demands. However, before you fully transition, here are four tips to keep in mind during the...

By Anica Oaks How often are you really thinking about your home's plumbing? Even though you and your family likely use your bathroom multiple times throughout the day, you probably don't think too much about your water pipes. However, ignoring the plumbing in your home can have serious consequences. Here are several reasons why checking your pipes and plumbing regularly...

No matter how careful of a homeowner you are, you'll eventually have unexpected maintenance issues pop up around your house. While some of these may allow time for you to save up to repair them, some may need to be repaired immediately. Here are some easy fixes that you should be able to fit into your budget: Toilet Running Water A constantly running toilet is not...

By Brentnie Daggett If you're one of the select few who enjoys cleaning, keeping your home tidy might not seem like a huge chore. However, if cleaning isn’t your favorite activity, creating a schedule can remove a lot of the stress involved, ensuring that no task goes unnoticed for too long–especially if you live in a larger home. Keeping your entire house clean...

Developing a successful social media strategy in real estate is a never-ending task. As the industry grows and technology continues to advance, so does social media marketing for real estate agents. As we make our way through 2021, real estate professionals everywhere are discovering new strategies and tactics to increase not only engagement online, but incoming...

By Meghan Belnap It's time to list your home for sale. You've invested in updating and improving your home, so it should be smooth sailing from here, right? Although much of the difficult work has been completed, there is one more area that is going to need 100% of your focus: your home listing. Simply posting a For Sale listing is not going to be enough to attract...

By Kara Masterson If you have always wanted to live in a bigger home, then you may be wondering when the right time is for you to move. Bigger homes are more expensive and require more maintenance. However, you may be at a point in your life financially where you're ready for a bigger place. Here are several signs that indicate it's time for you to move into a bigger...