Real Estate Agent

Staying Connected With Your Agents

As a broker, you’re probably thinking: do I really want to add more to my list of responsibilities? But keeping in touch with your agents is an area where you should always make the effort, because it’ll pay off handsomely. You need your agents, and they need you. If you’re consistently connected with them, you’ll both have a more positive business experience and they’ll be more likely to remain at your brokerage for years to come. Here are five ways brokers can stay connected with their agents. Offer support  The best way to make a good impression with your agents...

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How Much Down Payment Is Enough to Buy a Home?

One of the great mysteries for first time home buyers is their down payment amount. For years there has been a prevailing myth that you need to have 20% down in order to purchase a home. It’s not true! In fact, the average down payment on a home for a first-time home buyer is around 6% of the purchase price. For buyers who have bought before it moves up to around 12%. Both figures are a far cry from needing 20%. Keep in mind the minimum down payment depends on the type of loan, the lender you choose, and your current finances....

Kitchen Remodeling

6 Trending Colors for Kitchens

As everyone’s favorite gathering spot, the kitchen gets more traffic than any other room of the house. That’s why it’s one of the most important rooms for homebuyers and why it’s a perennial favorite of interior designers. If you’re looking to update your kitchen without breaking the bank, one of the quickest and most affordable ways to give it a facelift is with color. According to Real Simple, design experts are pointing to these six shades as some of the most fashion-forward colors for kitchens. Warm white. While soft, creamy white may seem like a very unexciting choice, it brings a...

Kitchen Remodeling

4 Stylish and Functional Kitchen Floor Options

Kitchen design is always a favorite topic among luxury homeowners. While we often pay close attention to materials used throughout, from appliances to cabinets to countertops, the floors tend to get overlooked. If you want a surface that boasts the perfect combination of durability and style in your kitchen, here are several excellent flooring options for any cooking space. Porcelain Tile Porcelain tile is a hard wearing material that holds up well in high-traffic areas like the kitchen. Perhaps even more important, however, is the fact that it’s nonporous and won’t absorb liquids, making it easy to clean up the...

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How to Find a Home in a Seller’s Market

In a seller’s market, there are more buyers looking for a home than there are houses available. That means sellers may have an advantage, since multiple buyers may be interested in purchasing their home. If you’re looking to buy a house in a seller’s market, it’s important to know what to expect and to be prepared so you can avoid common pitfalls. Get Pre-Approved  Before you start shopping for a house, you should get pre-approved for a mortgage. That means you will submit your financial information and supporting documents to a lender, and it will review them to decide how...

Home Projects

What You Need to Know About a Condemned House

Every now and then you may be driving through a particular neighborhood and see a home that is all boarded up. There are likely to be multiple no trespassing signs posted on the lawn and house. What you are likely seeing is a condemned house. Condemned houses are usually not found in affluent areas. They are more commonly found in lower income areas. If you are like many others, you’re probably wondering how the home got to the point where it needed to be condemned. If you are an investor or a contractor, you may also be wondering if the property will...

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7 Strategies to Follow to Build Client Loyalty in Real Estate

Building a loyal customer base can help a real estate agent’s success. In any successful real estate company, the top 20% of its most loyal customers account for 80% of total revenue. However, only a few real estate brokers attempt to establish real estate customer loyalty, which boosts their chances of success. A B2B customer loyalty program is how a company acquires, engages, and retains a customer. It is critical for B2B enterprises to invest in a client loyalty program. It enables them to form long-term relationships with their clients while also providing additional chances and perks. A business-to-business consumer...

Painting

5 Simple Paint Projects to Transform Your Space

You don’t need gallons and gallons of paint to make a stylish transformation to your space. In fact, the smallest pops of color can make the biggest impacts. With these simple, yet powerful paint projects, you can transform your space in a short period of time and for little cost. Kitchen Island  If you have a kitchen island, you can create a unique look in no time. Consider painting the bottom of your island a different color than the rest of your kitchen cabinets. For visual interest, choose a color that contrasts with the rest of your kitchen. If you...

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3 Things Your Clients Should Know About Property Lines

When you are buying or selling a property, it is important to understand the property lines. Knowing your lot lines will help ensure that the transaction goes smoothly. As a home buyer, you’re probably going to be interested in knowing the location of your boundary lines for more than one reason. Of course, you might want to know exactly what you’re buying but also not want to disturb the neighbors land. Understanding how to find your property lines should be a key consideration for any buyer before moving forward. Let’s have a look. What is a property line? Property lines...

Herb Garden

The Best Way to Grow an Herb Garden

If your jarred spices are out-of-date and flavorless or if you’re frustrated by wasting store-bought fresh herbs that wilt before you can use them all, there’s one simple solution: Grow your own herbs. Here are some tips and advice from the experts at Epicurious to get you started: Plant Outside, if Possible – Herbs grow best in full sun, meaning at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. So planting your herbs outside presents the ideal environment. This will also help you avoid the detrimental effects of a dry indoor atmosphere, which can lead to pests. To make an outdoor...