9 hacks to instantly improve your listing’s curb appeal

A buyer’s first response to a prospective new home is based solely on its curb appeal. Here are the top curb appeal issues that listing agents should take care of before buyers even have a chance to reject the home.

5 reasons it’s tough to be a parent in real estate (and how to make it work)

From never having free time to figuring out how to prioritize your kids while making your clients feel like they’re No. 1 — being a real estate agent with kids isn’t easy. Here’s how agents are balancing their work and family lives.

10 Facebook post ideas all real estate agents should have in their arsenal

To make your Facebook page the go-to site for all things related to the area where you do business, here are 10 topics to spark your content creativity.

12 steps for making those tough decisions easy

As real estate agents, we worry about the well-being of our families, anyone who works for us and our clients — on top of our business. Learn how make a tough decision and feel good about it here.

The buyer’s agent home inspection cheat sheet

The cost of property inspections can present a major outlay for buyers already facing daunting down payments, closing costs and loan fees. Here’s your cheat sheet for explaining which inspections are essential and which are not.

Selling a house? 8 steps for making a big first impression

If you want to create a show-stopper opening for a new listing, insist on getting the planning and prep work underway as early as possible.

10 tips for making a first-time home purchase go smoothly

Able real estate agents know the first step with first-time (and really all) buyers is to get them pre-qualified — preferably with a lender who is accustomed to working with this group of buyers and who has the patience to explain (early and often) all the costs related to a property purchase.

10 design ideas to revive your outdated listings in 2018

Most real estate agents can walk into an original space and date the construction based on the wall and ceiling finishes, the color of the hardware, the way light fixtures look and the colors employed. And let’s be honest, a dated home will draw less i…

10 tips for charming your way into a successful real estate career

How great would the world be if everyone we ran into was charming? Just imagine a life free of negativity and overflowing with life-affirming enthusiasm. You can’t persuade others to be more charming, but you can add your own bit of charm to the world and improve your life — and others’ — in the process.

Staging vs. decorating: How to explain the difference to sellers

Most real estate agents today acknowledge that, in the majority of cases, staging a listing makes it sell faster and for more money. So agents swear by staging especially for pricier properties (and, according to a 2017 NAR study 38 percent of agents s…