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Good Negative Qualities to Say During an Interview

Getting asked what your weaknesses are is never easy, but with a little research and practice, you'll be prepared.<p>This story originally appeared on Glassdoor<p>You’ve got an interview at an awesome company, and you’re eagerly waiting to tell them why you’re so excited about working with them. During …

Employment

The Best Ways to Polish Granite Countertops so They Sparkle Like New

Figuring out how to clean granite countertops is one of the biggest challenges homeowners face after renovating their kitchens. While resilient, …

Cleaning

Creating An Explainer Video? Follow These 12 Tips From The Pros

Video content is at the top of the priority list for many modern brands, and it’s not hard to see why. Visuals are always more engaging than plain text, and a video can communicate much more information than a still photo can. Most importantly, a well-executed video is highly shareable: 92% of …

Marketing

Why Modern-Day Unicorn Marketers Just Don’t Exist

A few weeks ago, I ran across this visual in my LinkedIn feed from a fella named Larry Kim, CEO of Mobile Monkey:The notion of the “unicorn” marketer …

Social Media Marketing

Why Houses Are Getting Smaller

Are you one of the millions who have down-sized in recent years? If you are, what made you decide to move into a smaller home? Was it financial …

13 Things Your Landlord Won’t Tell You—That Could Cost You Money

Your landlord will tell you when the rent is due, whether you can have pets or not. But don’t assume he or she will tell you everything you NEED to …

Real Estate

Why You Should Be Renting Your Home to Location Scouts Instead of Travelers

Your totally average house might be the perfect movie set<p>The idea of letting strangers pay to use your house or apartment like a hotel might’ve seemed creepy a decade ago, but Airbnb is now a widely accepted way to travel and generate supplementary income. Why, then, do we not consider renting out …

Real Estate

5 Things You Always Forget to Check at an Apartment Viewing

It's easy to get caught up in square footage or closet space when looking for an apartment, but there are some other less obvious things that are …

Real Estate

Passive income is the Goal for most Investors. Here are the main 5 reasons why Multifamily Investing offers better opportunity and with less risk. Passive income is the Goal for most Investors. Here are the main 5 reasons why Multifamily Investing offers better opportunity and with less risk.

My personal investment goal is to create passive cash flow. To achieve this goal, I prefer investing in multifamily apartment buildings rather than …

Real Estate

The 20 most innovative companies in Real Estate (or PropTech)

The Real Estate market is ripe for disruption and has long needed a shake-up, and an injection of investment and technology to drag it into modern …

Real Estate

A Home Seller's Perception Vs. The Homebuyer's Reality

Buying or selling a home is one of the most important transactions in a person’s life. And at times it is also the most stressful, particularly because the seller’s perceptions often differ greatly from those of the buyer. It is important for each party to try to see both sides of the coin, so that …

Real Estate

Why home staging is no longer just for the rich and famous

Walk through enough open houses in Los Angeles, and you’ll find that they share a similar vibe: Midcentury modern furniture, fuzzy pillows, a surfboard on the wall, a vintage record player and zero clutter.<p>Those are the tell-tale signs of a “staged” home: one that’s been cleared of the owner’s …

Real Estate

Important Commercial Real Estate Terms You Should Known

Commercial real estate is far more complex than residential real estate. The contracts are longer, often the price tags are higher, and included in the process are many complex terms that an ordinary person does not understand. Make sure before entering into a commercial real estate deal you are …

Real Estate

How to Write a Contingency Into Your Buyer's Offer to Purchase

Sellers write contingencies into counter offers more often in seller's markets than in buyer's markets. But it's not uncommon to see a seller ask a …

Does your vacation rental have hidden cameras? Here's how to find out

It's firmly against Airbnb's and other rental companies' policies, but that doesn't stop some hosts from putting hidden, undisclosed cameras in their rentals.<p>Hosts have the right to use surveillance devices to protect their property, provided they are used in common areas and are clearly disclosed …

Smart Homes

The 10 Commandments of House Hunting

Anyone who has gone through the stress of house hunting knows that it can be a challenge of biblical proportions. Though no home buying experience is …

Real Estate

Selling Your Home? The One Thing You Should Do Before Potential Buyers Visit

If you're trying to sell your home and looking for advice, it's safe to assume realtors have more than a few ideas on the topic. Written in the …

Real Estate

How to Write the Most Compelling Creative Brief (with Examples)

The creative brief is the foundation of any successful creative campaign. It outlines the client’s vision and ensures that everyone is on the same …

Master These 6 Coaching Skills to Lead Your Team Where They've Never Dared Go

Good leaders coach people to correct problems. Great leaders can coach them to correct problems and take on new challenges.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I travel all over the world training, speaking and consulting. The majority of my business is facilitating …

Leadership

Want to Close the Sale? Do This 1 Thing

Top sales people know that you greatly improve your odds of closing the sale by what you do in the first few minutes of your sales conversation. Here is an insider technique to use up front that will help you close more business in the end.<p>Every sales person thinks the sale is made in the final …

Seven Tips For Stronger Negotiating Skills In Business

Negotiating a good business deal is not about winning or playing hardball, but about creating opportunities to influence and to achieve outcomes that both sides are happy with.<p>While it’s crucial to have a strategy and to know your negotiation range and ‘walk away’ point, more often than not success …

Creating Opportunities

The 7 Warning Signs Renters Always Miss In Their Lease

Shopping for a rental property can be downright exhausting, but—unfortunately–the work isn't over once you think you've found a keeper. Before you …

China's Crypto Millionaires Are Using Bitcoin to Buy Real Estate Abroad

The chives growing in one crypto tycoon's California mansion carry a hidden message.<p>Guo Hongcai, a beef salesman turned early bitcoin adopter from …

30 Home Inspection Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Make sure you understand the nature of home inspections<p>The job of the home inspector is to check on the safety of the home and identify potential …

10 Secret Hiding Place Products for Your Home

Keep your prized possessions safe and hidden with these secret-hiding-place products.<p>While it looks like an electrical outlet, this product is really …

Buying A Home? Don't Overlook These Nine Local Market Factors

Despite the increasing number of millennials choosing to rent rather than buy property, home ownership is still a goal for many Americans. These prospective buyers know that purchasing a primary residence is one of the biggest financial commitments they’ll ever make, and often conduct their own …

Real Estate

How to Start a Property Management Company & Business

Property management is a surprisingly easy and affordable field to enter, requiring minimal education or experience, and almost no small business …

Here's How To Choose An Air Conditioner For Your Apartment

We'll make finding the right unit easy breezy.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Reviews here have been</i> …

Here Are 10 Industries Blockchain Is Likely To Disrupt

You’ve probably heard that blockchain technology is going to revolutionize… fill in the blank. But what actually is it and how is it going to disrupt these industries?<p>In simplest terms, blockchain refers to a decentralized database. If you think of a traditional database like a spreadsheet, running …

Blockchain

What to Consider When Renting Out a House as an Investment Property

<b>Thinking of renting out a house as a way to make money in real estate investing?</b><p>Rental properties are the most common type of real estate …