Recent Articles by Debbie Biery

27 reasons to love your job in real estate

27 reasons to love your job in real estate

Real estate professionals are a passionate bunch, and we wanted to find out what they like most about being in this business ......
By Debbie Biery | Friday, December 16, 2016
A child playing in moving boxes 7 ideas to keep the kids busy so your clients can focus

7 ideas to keep the kids busy so your clients can focus

Nearly 30 percent of families with children under the age of 18 say their main reason for moving is to find a larger home and a good neighborhood, according to a recent National Association of Realtors report ......
By Debbie Biery | Monday, December 12, 2016
A hand outlining a game plan on a chalkboard 15 winning strategies for the new agent playbook

15 winning strategies for the new agent playbook

“If you were to create a 90-day 'road map' for brand new agents, what would you make sure to include?” Kristen Long, Realtor with Re/Max Realty Associates Chicago recently posed this question in Lab Coat Agents. ......
By Debbie Biery | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
25 holiday marketing ideas for real estate agents

25 holiday marketing ideas for real estate agents

'Tis the season to show your clients you appreciate their business. Real estate agents are making their lists and checking them twice, but what do you give those clients who’ve been naughty and nice? ......
By Debbie Biery | Monday, December 5, 2016
A Victorian farmhouse Old-house website Circa releases app for lovers of vintage homes

Old-house website Circa releases app for lovers of vintage homes

Mid-century modern beauties, Victorians houses built in 1900, fixer-uppers and restoration tips -- that's the lifeblood of the website and magazine Circa Old Houses, the "online historic house marketplace that showcases the most beautiful old homes f...
By Debbie Biery | Thursday, September 29, 2016
10 ways to buy a home that will grow with you

10 ways to buy a home that will grow with you

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level." No matter what demographic homebuye...
By Debbie Biery | Friday, September 16, 2016
8 horrible real estate marketing ideas you must avoid (and laugh at!)

8 horrible real estate marketing ideas you must avoid (and laugh at!)

Ready to amp up your marketing efforts? We all know that creative marketing is needed to differentiate yourself from the competition. While you are coming up with a way to share your message, be sure to steer clear of these horrible real estate marke...
By Debbie Biery | Friday, May 13, 2016
10 things your home stager better know

10 things your home stager better know

Contract signed, marketing plan created, photographer scheduled -- now what? Hire a professional stager, of course. According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 "Profile of Home Staging" survey, over 81 percent of buyers find it easier to v...
By Debbie Biery | Wednesday, May 11, 2016
4 must-ask questions before buying a vacation home

4 must-ask questions before buying a vacation home

Did you fall in love with your last vacation destination and know that you absolutely must buy a home there so that you can recreate those magical experiences? You’re not alone. According to the National Association of Realtors' 2015 Investment and...
By Debbie Biery | Monday, April 11, 2016
12 things every new, retiring and second homebuyer should know

12 things every new, retiring and second homebuyer should know

Homeownership and the pursuit of the American Dream is an integral piece of our history, livelihood and stability. Whether you are in the market for a place to enjoy your golden years, in pursuit of your first home or looking for your tropical getawa...
By Debbie Biery | Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Should you get your real estate license?

Should you get your real estate license?

Entering the complex and precarious labyrinth of the real estate industry requires more than just thinking, "Driving around showing people houses for money looks fun and easy!" I actually said that out loud 16 years ago when I decided to get my licen...
By Debbie Biery | Tuesday, December 29, 2015
6 lessons learned by going mobile on an epic real estate road trip

6 lessons learned by going mobile on an epic real estate road trip

We have taken our show on the road, so to speak. This article is the second in my series about what happens when we at eXp Realty, a cloud-based real estate company, decide to take our home and office totally mobile and live full-time in a motorcoach...
By Debbie Biery | Friday, December 11, 2015
On the road with the CEO

On the road with the CEO

What happens when Glenn Sanford, founder and CEO of eXp Realty, a cloud-based real estate company, decides to live full-time in a motorcoach, travel the country meeting with agents and brokers, and offer real-life education, training, and support? Th...
By Debbie Biery | Thursday, November 5, 2015