The latest from the Northern California wildfires

Stay updated with our coverage on the latest from the wildfires sweeping through Northern California and learn how the real estate industry is responding …

Software generates binding home insurance quotes in seconds

Swyfft provides home insurance policy quotes in seconds using only a home’s address …

15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers

To help make your clients’ first home purchase a success we’ve put together a go-to checklist outlining 15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers …

How property portals are expanding offerings across the value chain

Big property portals around the world have built their businesses off of advertising. Much like the classified sections in the newspapers they replaced, portals like Zillow Group in the U.S. and Rightmove in the U.K. offer the most prominent way to adv…

How to become a home maintenance maven

Time is money, and no one wants to spend more of either. But there are ways to stay ahead of costly repairs that could result in DIY fails — or worse — insurance claims …

State by state: high insurance deductible vs premium costs

For a homebuyer, traversing the landscape of insurance, mortgages and all things required to get that set of keys can be a headache to say the least, especially for first-timers. As a real estate agent, it’s your job to provide some unbiased guidance w…

7 home fixes you must complete before selling

The process of getting a property ready to put on the market can seem daunting enough. There’s clearing the clutter, endless amounts of cleaning, organizing and scrutinizing your property with a fine-tooth comb. What needs attention and what can you leave alone …

8 homeowner’s insurance tips for first-time buyers

For a first-time buyer, nothing is more important than properly protecting a new investment, and that means purchasing a homeowner’s insurance policy. As the buyer’s agent, you can help build an understanding about the importance of appropriate insurance cove …

Why the FICO score desperately needs a makeover

It matters to you how much interest you pay when getting yourself a mortgage, but do you care how much your clients pay in interest cost when they’re buying a home? The truth is, as long they qualify for a loan, you probably don’t care …

5 things every agent should know about insuring historic homes

Whether you are helping your client to purchase or sell a historic home, there seems to be a lot of insurance misconceptions in the real estate industry regarding what is covered. We wanted to help set the record straight so that you can arm yourself w…