'Should I pay down a collection?' How to answer clients
Consumers who've had a collection hit their credit report might be wondering if they should pay it off or hold off. Micah Curtis shares the right move to make — and the answer is not what you might think
by Rick Guerrero May 13
7 crazy critter encounters in real estate — and what to do about them
Stumbling across snakes, raccoons, coyotes and other wild animals during a showing isn't ideal — and oftentimes, it can even ruin a deal. Here are some steps to take (and the appropriate disclosures to make) when it comes to unwanted critters
by Bernice Ross May 12
Smart Home Tech: What are the top smart devices for pets?
For homeowners with pets, smart tech can be a great way to keep an eye on these furry friends, and provide them with what they need to stay happy and healthy. Here are a few devices that pet owners will find particularly useful
by Brandon Doyle May 7
The Real Word: Are you using these bidding war strategies?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss how increasing lumber costs are affecting buyers, bidding war tactics and how YouTubers are influencing the housing market
by Byron Lazine May 7
Buyers in bidding war? 15 tactics to help them stand out to a seller
Although the real estate market is red-hot, we can improve our buyers’ odds by presenting a deal that directly helps the sellers. Addressing price, time, convenience and certainty can go a long way in positioning our buyers to win the home
by Jimmy Burgess May 2
The Real Word: What Biden's tax proposals might mean for real estate
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss how Biden’s tax proposals could affect real estate, Zillow Zestimates in today’s housing market and Matt Lionetti’s latest Instagram Reel
by Byron Lazine Apr 30
Stressed out? How to cope with today's low-inventory market
Almost everyone today is struggling with this low-inventory, high-demand market. So, if you want to stand out from the competition and win more listings, here are some powerful ways to do it
by Bernice Ross Apr 28
11 tech tools that'll save you time — and drum up more business
Opinion
Automating your processes will allow you to focus more on building relationships — which is the key to taking your business to the next level. Here's a list of real estate tech that'll make your life easier
by Jimmy Burgess Apr 25
Smart Home Tech: How to choose the right home automation protocol
For consumers who want to integrate smart home products into one ecosystem, there are so many different paths to take. In short, Z-Wave, Zigbee and Wi-Fi are the most popular wireless technologies, but what sets them apart?
by Brandon Doyle Apr 23
The Real Word: How does climate change affect the housing market?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss how climate change is affecting the housing market, Zillow’s ad campaign, and features you should be using on Facebook and Instagram
by Byron Lazine Apr 23
It's a lawsuit waiting to happen! Avoid these post-closing problems
Running into post-closure problems is often burdensome for everyone involved in the transaction. In some cases where it morphs into a lawsuit, it can even be costly. So, how can agents prevent them in the first place, and what can they do to avoid litigation?
by Bernice Ross Apr 22
WATCH: Back to Basics 101 — Get dressed, and get to work
Realtor, trainer and consultant with Doorbell Real Estate in Tennessee, Laura Fangman shares her top tip for getting motivated to get more business
by Inman Apr 21
WATCH: Back To Basics 101 — 3 tips for brand new agents
Rebecca Nazareth, Realtor with eHomes, shares her top tips for brand new agents in this competitive market
by Inman Apr 19
WATCH: Back To Basics 101 — Don’t forget who you work for
Realtor, trainer and consultant with Doorbell Real Estate in Tennessee, Laura Fangman shares her top tip for reaching potential clients
by Inman Apr 16
The Real Word: Which markets saw the largest inflow of new homebuyers?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss mortgage changes for vacation homes, how many Americans moved during the pandemic and videos every agent should make
by Byron Lazine Apr 16
WATCH: Back To Basics 101 — Send handwritten notes to homeowners
Realtor with ehomes, Micah McNeill-Tyler, shares the threefold benefits of sending handwritten notes to sellers in neighborhoods your buyers like
by Inman Apr 14