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By Jordan Grice Real estate professionals looking for the next wave in social media marketing may want to get on TikTok. With almost 100 million monthly U.S. users on the app—most are 39 years old or younger, based on data from Statista—agents nationwide agree that there is room to capitalize on connecting with prospective clients. “This popular platform is...

To be a successful real estate agent, gaining new leads should be a top priority. While cold calling, prospecting and other traditional methods still work today, it is important to keep up with the ever-evolving marketing techniques for REALTORS®. From refreshing your visual content to utilizing the growing power of social media, 2021 is the year to update your real...

By Meghan Belnap Moving into a new home usually isn't an easy, straightforward task. Sometimes it can even be very stressful. However, after the initial stress of dragging all of your belongings from one house to another, the process becomes easier and can even be quite fun. This being said, there are some things you can do to expedite the process, so planning ahead...

By Brooke Chaplan In a surging economy, many homeowners are thinking about updating mortgage loans to better suit their financial circumstances. There are several options to consider as you evaluate the balance of your home loan and current interest rate. Here are some ideas for refinancing your mortgage that may be worthwhile: Lower Payments Homeowner applicants...

By Lizzie Weakley Owning or managing a rental property is a major responsibility. Caring for the residential units, as well as the outdoor landscaping, can be time-consuming. A property manager may want to consider outsourcing important tasks such as these: Interior Painting You can paint a rental property as needed on your own time when someone moves out or when...

By Jordan Grice Developing and nurturing a solid social media footprint is an essential part of a real estate agent’s marketing arsenal, but it can also be a time-consuming one to boot. While spending time in front of your screen running multiple platforms can yield great results for your business, it shouldn’t have to come at the expense of getting in front...

By Brentnie Daggett Your home is likely the largest investment you'll ever make, and the cardinal rule of investing is to protect and preserve. Preventative home maintenance will not only protect your home and preserve its value, but it will also help you save money in the long run. Beyond the financial aspect, you want to ensure that your home is a safe and comfortable...

Are you considering buying or building a shipping container home? The idea of having a shipping container home intrigues many people. Using an affordable container that has been used to ship products around the world has its advantages. Multiple containers can be fashioned together to make a home to suit your needs. Even a home with living space over a few different...

By Anita Ginsburg Preparing to redecorate your home can be a daunting prospect. Sometimes you decide to redecorate due to a desire for a fresh, new home environment. Other times, you might want to redo your home due to damage like mold or smoke affecting all or part of your house. Whatever your reason, you'll likely want to move the redecorating project along quickly...

By Jordan Grice As the lumber industry tries to meet the overwhelming demand for building materials, experts say the supply of homes has continued to dwindle under lagging new construction and rising price tags. "We're still amid major shortages across the country, where the lead time for people to get their lumber can be months instead of weeks," says David Logan,...