How to Make Your Website Festive [+ Downloadable Assets]

November 17th, 2020

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but your website is about to be so delightful. Creating a festive user experience can help you convert website visitors into happy customers. 

In this post, we offer tips and tricks for designing your website for the holidays and free festive website customizations you can download and use to help you drive sales this holiday season.

How a Real Estate Virtual Assistant Can Support Your Business

November 11th, 2020

A virtual assistant can be a great asset to your real estate business. Whether you’re looking to free up time to focus on high-impact work, such as closing deals that will generate revenue and grow your business, or you want more to achieve a better work-life balance, a virtual assistant may be the key to helping you achieve that goal in a cost-effective manner.

What’s The Best Way To Get Comps For My Rental Property?

November 4th, 2020

It's time to talk about rental comps -- and by comps we don't mean freebies but comparable properties. Property owners and agencies know that staying competitive in hot rental markets is essential to realizing your full earning potential, as well as helping you maintain excellent reviews and ratings online.

What is a Rent Increase Notice?

November 4th, 2020

As a landlord or property manager, you’ll sometimes need to increase the amount of rent that your tenants are charged. They won’t be happy about facing a rent increase, of course, but by handling these changes professionally and courteously, the experience of notifying a renter does not have to be uncomfortable.

How Knowing The Vacancy Rate Helps You Make More Money?

November 4th, 2020

All landlords and agents want to reap the rewards of full buildings and fair rent values. There are many steps you can take to increase the value of your property from high-end materials like granite countertops to onsite amenities like fitness centers.

What Factors Should I Consider When Buying an Investment Property?

November 4th, 2020

If you’re interested in buying an investment property, you’ll want to be thoroughly prepared and knowledgeable about your decision. Rental homes can be a great way to bring in extra income, but it can also involve some unexpected expenses as well as other issues that can cause you to lose money on the deal.

Rental Market Forecast For 2021

November 4th, 2020

Landlords and property owners are holding their breath as the entirely unexpected markets of 2020 wind down and the rental market of 2021 is on the horizon. What seemed like a "sure-thing" last year might be completely out of the question in the year to come.

Avoiding Evictions And The Importance of Rental Background Checks

October 23rd, 2020

Disclaimer: This article is not legal advice for you to use in the event that you need to evict a tenant. This legal information is not the same as legal advice, where an attorney applies the law to your specific circumstances, so you should consult an attorney if you’d like advice on your interpretation of this information or its accuracy.

Your Guide to the Top 7 Real Estate Classes Online to Propel You Into 2021 + Tips for Choosing the Best Career Option for You

October 20th, 2020

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.

Easy Real Estate Commission Calculator

October 20th, 2020

In a real estate transaction, the agents or brokers involved are typically paid by the seller via commission as opposed to a flat fee. Check out our easy-to-use real estate commission calculator below to calculate the commission rates for your deal, and learn more about how this amount is calculated further down the page.

How Long Should You Study for the Real Estate Exam? + Tips for Acing the Test

September 18th, 2020

It’s normal to be stressed before taking the real estate agent exam. After all, you’ve spent weeks, if not months, preparing for this and are probably eager to get started on your exciting new career path.

To help you prepare for the test and set your mind at ease, we’ve done our best to answer the eternal question: How long should you study for the real estate exam? We’ve also added some extra information about the test you should be aware of, along with a few helpful studying tips.