Interest rate buydowns involve a trade-off between upfront costs and long-term affordability. Clever CEO Luke Babich offers strategies to help clients make the choice
Jul 17
Clever CEO Luke Babich writes that partnering with well-qualified lenders helps you help your clients, build your brand and add value to every real estate transaction
Jun 26
With commissions up in the air, is it time for some agents to explore alternative compensation models? Clever's Luke Babich weighs the options for those considering making a move
May 21
For real estate agents, highlighting diverse financing options is one of the easiest ways to attract more traffic to their listings. Clever's Luke Babich shares programs and options to know about
May 16
With some areas seeing rising prices and low supply, Clever's Luke Babich writes, many would-be homeowners are looking into unconventional routes to homeownership, including short sales
Mar 11
Buyer demand is still robust, but affordability challenges can make it harder for clients to qualify for financing, Luke Babich writes. Here's how to help
Feb 26
When buyers express reluctance, they’re not necessarily telling you they don’t want to move forward, Luke Babich writes. Sometimes, they’re asking you to help them move forward
Feb 19
Over half of Americans admit to browsing Zillow for fun. Luke Babich offers tips on finding serious buyers in the midst of this extra searching
Feb 1
Luke Babich suggests that by relinquishing a bit of control, you can unlock remarkable potential for gains by investing in real estate syndications
Dec 19
Gone are the days of collecting business cards and cramming them into an overstuffed Rolodex. These days, customer relationship management software keeps client info safe and accessible
Nov 22
Whether you're just getting started or have been at it for a while, you already know that finding potential clients is critical. Here are 13 tips to build and nurture your client base
Nov 1
More investors are maintaining rental properties from far away. Find out how to make that long-distance landlord more manageable
Sep 26
Crowdfunding disperses risk among a huge pool of real estate investors, and offers the possibility of unusually high returns, Clever Real Estate executive and Inman contributor Luke Babich writes
Aug 8
Savvy investors recognize that when your vacation home is empty, it’s just draining your bank account. Luke Babich shares strategies to turn it into a lucrative short-term rental
Jul 18
Bridge loans offer investors a quick and flexible way to finance an investment property, but they come with some disadvantages, writes Luke Babich, chief sales officer at Clever Real Estate
Jun 6
Is investing in a mobile home park — a designated lot for communities of mobile or manufactured homes — truly lucrative? Clever Real Estate's Luke Babich looks at the benefits and disadvantages
May 16
Real estate tax credits are incentives provided by governments and municipalities to encourage investment in certain types of real estate projects. Here's how to take advantage
May 2
There are many benefits and risks to consider before listing your property. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to allow pets in your rental units, here are the factors you should consider
Apr 10
A signed lease is a binding legal agreement that can’t be broken — except in the few exceptions when it can. Here are some common scenarios to watch for as a landlord or a real estate investor
Apr 4
What’s the best way to go about increasing your portfolio, and how do you know if you’re making the right choices?
Mar 28