Getting clients into a newly built home can be thrilling, but there are things you, and they, need to know ahead of time to help them have the best experience possible. You’ll be able to help clients move into their house feeling confident that you’ve done everything to ensure it will be a home by staying involved in the process with a little research.

by Einat Mazafi | Jun 28

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.

by Jake Durtschi | Jun 27

Selling a home “as is” is all about eliminating surprise and setting and managing expectations upfront.

by Cara Ameer | May 24

Are you ready to learn how to master the real estate listing presentation and close more real estate listings when you get in the door? The following eight keys to mastering a real estate listing presentation come from Brian Weast — a top-producing Dallas-area real estate agent who has been on nearly 1,000 listing appointments during his career. Last year, Weast and his team used the following real estate listing presentation process to secure and sell 90 listings.

by Pat Hiban | Jul 25

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?

by Cara Ameer | Jul 18

“Being a Realtor is not rocket science,” goes the insufferable bromide. But as anyone who has gotten into the business knows, it’s no walk in the park either, especially as a new agent. And selling yourself as your client’s best guide through the real estate process is barely the beginning.

by Craig Landes | Mar 8

Consumers eager to buy or sell their homes might find waiting for the appraisal to be stressful. Appraisers want to serve their lender clients as professionally as possible, but they might face roadblocks.

by M. Lance Coyle | Dec 23

When you think of Christmas shopping, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t buying a home — and it’s probably not the first thing that comes to your clients’ mind either. However, Santa’s busy season can be an excellent time to house shop.

by Sharon Voss | Dec 7

The inspection process during any transaction can be a challenge. Nevertheless, nit-picky inspectors and buyers who believe they should be purchasing a perfect home are lending new meaning to the phrase, “You’ve got to be kidding.”

by Bernice Ross | Nov 16

As one of the cornerstones of our business, listings are our lifeline. They are one of the most vital pieces of having a successful career in the real estate industry. If this is the case, then why do listing agents continue to slack off when it comes to getting a listing ready to market?

by Jay Luebke | Oct 7

A home warranty is like home repair insurance — so does that mean they won’t cover known issues? Clients might be confused about that stipulation of a home warranty in their new contract. Use this article to explain what a known condition is, and why a home warranty might not always cover it.

by Whitney Bennett | Jun 9
Why it's wise to reveal all 'bad' information upfront
by Dian Hymer | Mar 25
Steps HOA should take to eliminate fire hazard
by Barry Stone | Mar 13
How to transform a real estate eyesore into a cash cow
by Dian Hymer | Feb 18