Your Sphere of Influence – Attracting Real Estate Clients

This is not to say that we should forget about trying to attract clients from our sphere of influence because it is easier to attract total strangers. It is generally not. It is just important to think about what each individual in our sphere really thinks about us. It’s all a matter of perception.  We [...]

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Don’t Bug Out When Buying a Home in North Texas!

Texas is a great place to live and very affordable compared to other parts of the country. However, if you are coming from another state, you may want to know Texas has some Texas sized bugs! Not only is it humid, but the winters are mild and therefore many critters that should have been annihilated [...]

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How to Establish the Proper Asking Price for a Home

These days there are tons of resources at the average homeowner’s disposal, so you don’t necessarily have to rely on your real estate agent to take care of everything for you anymore. And although you may want the expert advice and inside information that this professional can provide when it actually comes time to buy [...]

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Home Staging: Should You Hire a Pro or DIY?

There are a lot of steps you can take to prepare your property for sale. You will certainly have to address any code violations before a sale can go through, so you might want to start by hiring a home inspector to let you know which items are bound to hold you up. From there [...]

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How to Decide What Real Estate Brokerage is For You

You just passed your real estate exam and now you are excited and ready to get started in real estate. However, before you can begin there is this thing called sponsorship. What is that and why do you need it? How do you make a good decision when you have no idea what to look [...]

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Disclosure Requirements When Selling a Home

Most homeowners, when trying to sell a property, are keen to make it appear as attractive as possible, which generally means fixing any major flaws (albeit at the least expense), sprucing up the cosmetics (fresh paint, new carpet, etc.), and touting the high points in listings, such as the open floor plan, the huge backyard, [...]

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The Benefits of Computer Training for Real Estate Professionals

On the whole, real estate tends to be a person-to-person kind of profession, even in this modern era of computerized interactions. It’s still a handshake business where agents help prospective home buyers to find the house of their dreams, or to sell the property that is no longer meeting their needs. But despite the fact [...]

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License to Inspect: the Latest App for Real Estate Professionals

If you ask someone in real estate what one of the most overlooked parts of their job would be, they might just tell you that many people overlook how much research is required in order to be successful. Take selling a house, for example. If it was simply a matter of someone putting up a [...]

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How to Refine Your Real Estate Marketing Efforts

Marketing is endlessly important in real estate. No industry imposes the same marketing demands on professionals who seek to be successful, and in order to solidify your place in the market you are going to need to refine your strategies. As we come through a serious economic recession, the only way to realize your full [...]

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The Most Common Home Inspection Issues That Can Sour a Deal

Buying a home is never a simple matter–investments like this take lots of time and consideration on your part. There are many houses available on the market, of course, but you may have trouble finding the right one for you. You can expect to make certain compromises in your home purchase, but there are a [...]

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