Infographic: Easing the Burden of Student Loan Debt

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No Magic Formula for ‘Best Time to Book Airfare’

(TNS)—Search on the web for “best time to book airfare” and you’ll find many conflicting answers, all of them completely wrong—and not only are they wrong, but they do a disservice to consumers who fall for this “voodoo” airfare economics. One site gives a “guide” of 47 days before travel, although it admits that there […]

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How to Prepare Yourself for Becoming a Landlord

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How a fresh smell can make or break a home sale

Every home carries scents of the wonderful meals we prepare, cleaners we use, laundry we’re doing and even the furniture we choose, whether it be a leather armchair or antique highboy. Combined, these are like our family scent signature …

How to start your own real estate brokerage in 2017

Here we are at the end of another year, thinking about the year that was and about what we want next year to be like. People start searching the internet to learn how to become real estate agents, while real estate agents search for information on how …

6 ways to become a more effective networker

There is no way you haven’t heard it before: Real estate is a people business. However, even though we’ve all been reminded countless times, there are those of you out there who are unaware of just how much weight this proclamation carries. Truth be told, networking is probably the most important aspect of a real estate professional’s career. Nothing else coincides with more upside and growth than making connections with the right people …

How 1 agent won the trust of his elderly client

For elderly homeowners, the impact of a home failing to sell is much more significant than it might be for younger homeowners in their prime earning years. According to the National Association of Realtors, homesellers between 67 and 87 years of age ha…

2 rules for learning how to read real estate markets

Real estate brokers have two markets to think about, and they could not be more different. The housing market is inherently local. Most brokers — if they survive their first year — discover what classes of housing information are useful to them and t…

Startups that are onto something

Not every startup has a business plan that’s solid — but these might just be onto something. Watch the video from Inman Connect New York …

A guide to navigating a trade show in any industry

Having attended more than 50 real estate industry trade shows over the past few years, I know firsthand how daunting and overwhelming the information overload can be. With so many new technologies, ideas for running your business and bright minds to he…