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By Anica Oaks If you're thinking about putting your home on the market, then you're probably excited to contact a real estate agent to discuss details. While that professional is going to be an important component of this process, here are some other things that you may need to take care of before you speak with a seller's agent: Contact a Financial Advisor Well...

By Kara Masterson Your fence has many uses as a part of your home, ranging from privacy and security to decoration and a boundary marker. As a vital component of your home, and one that's constantly on display for the outside world, you should want your fence to look it’s best. Related: 7 Exterior Home Improvements That Increase Resale Value Maybe it’s been a...

Some 17 years after its inception, Facebook is still the most popular social networking site in the world. For agents and brokers, it’s the most important site to be active on, ahead of Twitter and even photo-centric Instagram. However, with the majority of real estate agents in the U.S. using the site, the question becomes: how do I stand out from the crowd? The...

With changing weather patterns and extreme conditions becoming more common across the globe, it only makes sense to take an extra measure of precaution when it comes to protecting your home against relentless precipitation. Before you find yourself underwater, here are some ways to be better prepared for the rain. Review Your Home Insurance It's important that you...

By Kara Masterson If you are thinking about selling your home, you may only see headaches ahead. You may face a long list of improvements you'll need to make before your house can even go on the market. Related: 6 Essential Tips for Selling a House As-Is Before you take out a home equity loan to give your home an overhaul or bring in the contractors, consider these...

By Mark Johnson Have you ever gone through periods where you prefer to satisfy a short-term feeling rather than working on a task that will benefit you in the long term? Of course, you have...after all, we're all human. Procrastination is natural, yet when it becomes a barrier to achieving our goals, that’s when it’s time to do something about it. Remember: You...

By Emma Sturgis Investing in real estate is one of the best ways to build wealth and earn a high income. When investing in real estate, there are a number of ways in which you can acquire property. And among the most lucrative real estate investment opportunities is house flipping. Related: How to Afford Investing in House Flipping as a Career But before you set...

One of the hottest, and most important, topics of discussion among real estate professionals is agent safety. In an occupation where you’re often alone with sellers or potential buyers who may be complete strangers, there are many potential hazards. The broad topic of agent safety has been frequently written about recently; so in light of that, let’s explore...

Are you selling your house? You'll need to pay taxes on the property, but with some additional knowledge, you might be able to avoid a huge tax bill in the future. The goal of selling your home, beyond ensuring that you can move quickly as possible, is to ensure you get the most money you can. However, because of this, the IRS will have dollar signs in their eyes...

When you first list your home, you may be expecting a quick sale, especially in a hot market like the one we’re currently in. Other factors like a popular neighborhood or investments in home improvements, may lead you to believe that your property will sell in no time, but that isn’t always the case. Although you shouldn’t panic if your home doesn’t sell...