11 Real Estate Negotiation Tactics That Work

March 4th, 2021

Part of being a real estate agent requires that you negotiate on your client’s behalf to get them the best deal possible. Often, you will be negotiating with other real estate agents or directly with homeowners or buyers.

Your ability to negotiate relies heavily on the local and national real estate market.

How to Evict Someone in 5 Steps

February 23rd, 2021

Deciding to evict someone is hardly easy. The eviction process is costly, and it can feel complicated for landlords who have never had to go through it before. While landlords should try to avoid eviction whenever possible, most will find that they have to start the process at least once while renting out properties.

Staging a House: 14 Psychology-Backed Tips

February 15th, 2021

When selling a home, you want to make prospective buyers fall in love with each room and the exterior when they view it virtually or in-person. As a full-time or part-time real estate agent, consider staging your client’s home to successfully catch the attention of viewers and increase the home’s selling price.

The Top 7 Online Real Estate Classes in 2021 + Tips for Choosing Your Real Estate Speciality

February 1st, 2021

If you’re interested in joining the exciting field of real estate, the first step is to get started on your pre-licensing courses. And with the pandemic still a major concern in most states, online options are more attractive than ever. To help you make the best decision, below we’ve broken down our top seven picks for real estate classes online along with tips for succeeding on your journey as a real estate professional.

Rental Application Trends in California’s Top 5 Cities

February 1st, 2021

California’s population is at its lowest growth rate in over a century. The Los Angeles Times reports, “From July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020, California saw a net gain of only 21,200 new residents — a 0.05% growth rate not seen since 1900.” ((Hayley Smith, Hailey Branson-Potts, “COVID-19 drives California population growth to record lows,” LA Times, Dec.

5 of the Top Realtor Associations in the United States

January 25th, 2021

Are you currently a member of any professional real estate organizations or associations? If you're not, you should be!

Whether you're new to the industry, or a veteran with years of experience, local realtor associations can help take your business to the next level! There are plenty of associations and industry organizations for agents, including those that specialize in buyer's agents, those that specialize in sellers agents, organizations that monitor ethical guidelines, and those that promote change to elevate industry standards.

5 Important Basics of Being A Long-Distance Landlord

January 20th, 2021

So you've got one property you'd like to rent out while living somewhere else or traveling continually, or perhaps you have a small handful of properties located in different areas. Under the right circumstances, you can handle all of your landlord duties and managing properties remotely.

2021’s Top 20 Real Estate Slogans + Worksheet

January 19th, 2021

If a potential client learns about your business via an online advertisement, prospecting postcard, or business card, your real estate slogans are the first pieces of information they’re going to gather about your brand. Because of this, your slogan needs to be top-notch.

Real Estate Trends and 2021 Housing Market Predictions

January 18th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the real estate market and a number of trends emerged during 2020, including:

Housing inventory declined up to 39%
The typical home spent a median of 65 days on the market between January and October 2020, two days less than the previous year
Housing prices through October 2020 were up nationally by an average of 3.4%, but only up by 1.4% in top 50 metro areas
Larger rental units were slowly returning to pre-COVID prices, while studios continue to experience decline
The largest generational group (25%) of buyers were older millennials

In order to help real estate agents better prepare for a successful 2021, we’ve assessed data to break down the most relevant real estate trends and housing market predictions.