20 Qualities That Make A Good Real Estate Agent

20 Qualities That Make A Good Real Estate Agent

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Lots of people are attracted to a career in real estate -- but is it the right future path for you? The thing about selling real estate is that not anybody can do it, but everybody thinks they can. There are some specific skill sets that the best agents in the business...

11 Components Of A Real Estate Business Plan

11 Components Of A Real Estate Business Plan

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If you've never crafted your own real estate business plan before, doing it for the first time can feel especially overwhelming. The good news, however, is that if you include certain things in your plan, and construct your plan in a certain order, you'll have no...

Does the brokerage matter when selling your house?

Does the brokerage matter when selling your house?

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Anyone who's bought or sold a house before is already aware that the right agent can make a big difference in your experience. But what about the brokerage where the agent is affiliated -- does the brokerage involved in your home transaction really affect you as a...

5 Ways to Maximize Your Living Space

5 Ways to Maximize Your Living Space

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Since the real estate bubble burst, people all over the country have started doing more with fewer houses. Here are a few simple tips for getting the most out of your humble abode.

How To Move On A Budget

How To Move On A Budget

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As anybody who has ever bought a house before knows, real estate is quite expensive! Many buyers, although elated that they're about to be homeowners (either for the first time or in new digs), also realize that they need to budget carefully for their move so they...

Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

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If you’ve been a homeowner before, you know that just like your vehicle needs regular maintenance likeoil changes to run well—so does your home. It can be easy to ignore or put these things off, but a well-maintained home will save you money from costly...

17 Steps To Buying A Home

17 Steps To Buying A Home

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Buying a home is one of those milestone life events that many of us have been dreaming about for ages -- but there's a reason why not everybody tries it as soon as they could. It's time-consuming, it can be messy, and it involves a lot of things that feel uncomfortable...

19 Factors That Could Keep Your House From Selling

19 Factors That Could Keep Your House From Selling

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Selling your house can be an intensely emotional experience in any market, but it's particularly nerve-wracking when it seems like other homes are going under contract in a matter of days while your listing lingers. In that situation, sellers can't help but wonder if...

30 tips for how to be a good landlord

30 tips for how to be a good landlord

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Whether you're renting out a single property or you have a rental empire, being a good landlord will get you a higher caliber of tenant. But maybe it's been a long time since you rented yourself, or perhaps you just don't really know what tenants want and need in this...