Avoiding Burnout As A Real Estate Agent

Avoiding Burnout As A Real Estate Agent

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Every industry contains a danger of job burnout. Although it's not an actual medical disease, the Mayo Clinic defines burnout as "a special type of work-related stress -- a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment...

How To Buy a Foreclosure

How To Buy a Foreclosure

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Many buyers are understandably nervous about buying a foreclosed home, also known as a distressed sale. There are horror stories galore about people purchasing a foreclosure and regretting it, but buying a foreclosure isn't necessarily the nightmare that some people...

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.

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...

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...

33 ways to make your home energy-efficient

33 ways to make your home energy-efficient

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Not too long ago in our country's history, talking about making your house "greener" might get you labeled a hippie tree-hugger. But times change, and as gas, electricity, and water prices creep up, more and more homeowners are seeing the (strong) advantages that come...