How to answer these 7 common first-time homebuyer questions

How to answer these 7 common first-time homebuyer questions

To keep things running smoothly, we’ve compiled a list of questions first-time homebuyers should ask across the board. Agents who are prepared to answer these inquiries upfront and in detail stand at least one step ahead of the competition and faci...
By Kayla Matthews | Thursday, May 10, 2018
Rooftops Cape Analytics expands its aerial property analysis nationwide

Cape Analytics expands its aerial property analysis nationwide

Cape Analytics also uses its data mapping to work with real estate agents and brokers in order to alert clients about the cost of insurance. Eventually, Cummings hopes that the company will also be able to provide information pertaining to real estat...
By Veronika Bondarenko | Thursday, Apr 5, 2018
Downtown Boston Re/Max Leading Edge in Boston launches insurance agency

Re/Max Leading Edge in Boston launches insurance agency

Massachusetts Re/Max franchise Re/Max Leading Edge on Monday announced the launch of its new insurance agency Leading Edge Insurance, according to a statement released on Monday. The full-service insurance agency, to be offered to local families in t...
By Jotham ​Sederstrom | Monday, Apr 2, 2018
Hurricane Harvey damage in Port Arthur, Texas The coastal mortgage time bomb

The coastal mortgage time bomb

"It’s this slow moving disaster," says Cynthia McHale, director of insurance at Ceres, "No want wants to be left holding the bag."...
By Bryan Walsh | Monday, Dec 18, 2017
The latest from the Northern California wildfires

The latest from the Northern California wildfires

Stay updated with our coverage on the latest from the wildfires sweeping through Northern California and learn how the real estate industry is responding....
By Inman | Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Software generates binding home insurance quotes in seconds

Software generates binding home insurance quotes in seconds

Swyfft provides home insurance policy quotes in seconds using only a home's address....
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, Oct 9, 2017
15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers

15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers

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 | Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017
Expanded metal How property portals are expanding offerings across the value chain

How property portals are expanding offerings across the value chain

Big property portals around the world have built their businesses off of advertising. Much like the classified sections in the newspapers they replaced, portals like Zillow Group in the U.S. and Rightmove in the U.K. offer the most prominent way to a...
By Mike DelPrete | Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
How to become a home maintenance maven

How to become a home maintenance maven

Time is money, and no one wants to spend more of either. But there are ways to stay ahead of costly repairs that could result in DIY fails -- or worse -- insurance claims....
By Inman | Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016
State by state: high insurance deductible vs premium costs

State by state: high insurance deductible vs premium costs

For a homebuyer, traversing the landscape of insurance, mortgages and all things required to get that set of keys can be a headache to say the least, especially for first-timers. As a real estate agent, it's your job to provide some unbiased guidance...
By Kimberly Manning | Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
7 home fixes you must complete before selling

7 home fixes you must complete before selling

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 yo...
By Cara Ameer | Monday, Jul 18, 2016
8 homeowner’s insurance tips for first-time buyers

8 homeowner’s insurance tips for first-time buyers

For a first-time buyer, nothing is more important than properly protecting a new investment, and that means purchasing a homeowner’s insurance policy. As the buyer’s agent, you can help build an understanding about the importance of appropriate i...
By Zack Gould | Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016
Why the FICO score desperately needs a makeover

Why the FICO score desperately needs a makeover

It matters to you how much interest you pay when getting yourself a mortgage, but do you care how much your clients pay in interest cost when they’re buying a home? The truth is, as long they qualify for a loan, you probably don’t care....
By Nabil Captan | Friday, Jun 3, 2016
5 things every agent should know about insuring historic homes

5 things every agent should know about insuring historic homes

Whether you are helping your client to purchase or sell a historic home, there seems to be a lot of insurance misconceptions in the real estate industry regarding what is covered. We wanted to help set the record straight so that you can arm yourself...
By Meggen Taylor | Friday, May 27, 2016
natural disaster Nightmare on Main Street: When natural disaster strikes home

Nightmare on Main Street: When natural disaster strikes home

On Aug. 23, 2005, the hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s -- the famed French Quarter watering hole -- were flying off the bar. Few in the Sportsman’s Paradise had noticed the formation of small tropical depression germinating in the warm Atlantic Ocea...
By Octavio Nuiry | Friday, May 27, 2016
21 tips for first-time homebuyers

21 tips for first-time homebuyers

First-time homebuyers can easily be caught off guard by unexpected surprises. Here are 21 tips that will quickly get homebuyers up to speed and ready for a successful house hunt....
By Heather Sittig Jackson | Thursday, May 12, 2016
What you need to know about cyber threats and liability coverage

What you need to know about cyber threats and liability coverage

Cyber threats are becoming more and more damaging and costly, and it’s time to think again about getting coverage from cyber security failures. Understanding the specific threats, risks and costs in your marketplace will allow you to prioritize you...
By Michael Rogers | Thursday, May 5, 2016
7 questions you should ask a broker before signing on

7 questions you should ask a broker before signing on

Real estate agents have many financial aspects to consider when structuring their business. The experience of an established brokerage can guide you toward the best results. As you consider making the move to a new broker, go over these seven questio...
By Jackson Cooper | Monday, Apr 25, 2016