What Sacrifices Are Americans Making to Afford Housing

What Sacrifices Are Americans Making to Afford Housing?

It isn’t always easy to afford housing, whether you’re planning to rent or purchase a home. To pay off the mortgage or stay on top of the rent, many Americans need to make financial sacrifices. However, the kinds of sacrifices that a buyer or renter makes can vary from person to person. For example, it’s…

How to Upgrade a Dated Home Without Blowing Your Budget

How to Upgrade a Dated Home Without Blowing Your Budget

Upgrading an older or dated home can be a daunting process, especially if you’re working with a limited budget. Fortunately, you can make a large impact with small changes. Remove the knobs or pulls on your bathroom or kitchen cabinets and replace them with new ones. Similarly, upgrade lighting features to reflect the same metal…

It’s Easy to Take Better Listing Photos

It’s Easy to Take Better Listing Photos

Before a potential buyer stops by to view your property in person, they’ll likely consult your listing photos. Unfortunately, this means that if the photos are subpar, the buyer could be dissuaded from considering your property any further, even if it meets all their specifications. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a professional photographer to…

What Are First Time Home Buyers Looking For in 2022

What Are First Time Home Buyers Looking For in 2022?

Every year brings with it a surge of first-time homebuyers entering the market. However, the expectations those buyers have can change from year to year. So, what are first-time homebuyers in 2022 looking for? This year, most homebuyers are looking to spend under $350,000 on their new property. This is slightly below the national median,…

Should Realtors Attend Conferences

Should Realtors Attend Conferences?

No matter your field, conferences can be extremely beneficial for professional development. This is certainly true for those in the real estate profession. So, why should you actually attend a real estate conference, and what can you expect to gain from one of these events? In fact, one of the biggest perks is networking. Conferences…

When to DIY and When to Bring in a Contractor

When to DIY (and When to Bring in a Contractor)

So, you’ve recently decided on a brand-new home improvement project. As you start to plan, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is simple—will you take care of the job yourself, or would it be better to hire a contractor? Depending on the type of project and your skill level, the right answer…

How to Communicate Better as a Real Estate Agent

How to Communicate Better as a Real Estate Agent

To succeed at your job as a realtor and keep your clients happy, you’ll need to become a master at communication. One of the simplest ways to communicate better as a real estate agent is to start with a handshake. It seems easy, but it’s surprisingly effective—with a firm, steady handshake, your client is more…

Building a Reputable Social Media Presence as a Realtor

Building a Reputable Social Media Presence as a Realtor

The kind of social media presence you establish as a real estate agent is important. Social is often your future clients’ first impression of you and your business. As a result, you’ll want to come across as trustworthy and reliable from the very beginning, or you risk missing out on a potential client. You can…

The Best Social Media Platforms for Real Estate Agents

The Best Social Media Platforms for Real Estate Agents

If you’re a real estate agent in the modern era, you need to establish yourself and your business on social media. However, there are a number of platforms to choose from. Depending on the specific tasks you’re accomplishing via social media, some platforms may be more useful than others. Facebook is fantastic if you’re looking…

How Does Instagram Benefit Realtors

How Does Instagram Benefit Realtors?

Real estate agents have myriad social platforms to take advantage of, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more. However, one of the most popular platforms for professional realtors is Instagram. Instagram is special for a number of reasons. Perhaps most importantly, it’s the perfect place to share high-quality listing photos with your audience, giving them an…