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How to Stop Foreclosure and (Hopefully) Save Your Home

Wondering how to stop foreclosure? If you're more than 90 days behind on your mortgage payments, your lender is probably knocking (or putting a …

Real Estate

Investment return: Here's how much your home remodel will pay you back

Diana Olick | CNBC<p>As home prices and mortgage rates rise, more and more homeowners are choosing to stay put and remodel.<p>Yet, depending on the project, some of the returns are diminishing. Remodeling spending is expected to approach $340 billion in 2018, a 7.5% increase over last year, according to …

Home Improvement

Self-Employment Tax in 2018: Here's How Much You'll Have to Pay

Find out what you'll owe the IRS if you work for yourself.<p>Employees understand how depressing it can be to have their paychecks get reduced due to …

Don't Stop at the Close: Selling Across the Full Customer Lifecycle

Closing a sale doesn't guarantee a happy customer<p>Recently, I went through the process of choosing a new SaaS product for my agency (out of respect for all involved, I'm keeping the name of the company and the kind of product they sell confidential).<p>I researched several providers and talked to sales …

How Do You Become A Great Salesperson? (Most People Forget To Do This 1 Thing)

Becoming a great salesperson takes practice. Lots of it.<p>Dale Carnegie framed it best: to become a great salesperson, you have to remember that people want to do business with people they like and respect. At the end of the day, while you may be selling to a customer, what you're really doing is …

Report: The SEC Is Investigating Jared Kushner’s Family Over Its Use Of The EB-5 Visa Program

Following up on prior reports of investigations into the Kushner family’s real-estate company’s purported use of visa programs that exchange green cards for business investments, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> indicates the Securities and Exchange Commission is getting involved. Per the paper’s latest …

Donald Trump

Eight real estate start-ups to watch in 2018

Both residential and commercial estate agents have been hit by a wave of proptech disruption since Purplebricks launched in Australia in late 2016, …

How to Sell a House to a Family Member: Tax Implications and Experts You Should Hire

If you're wondering how to sell a house to a family member, first, a bit of congratulations are in order. You've found a buyer! The most strenuous …

10 Email Marketing Campaign Tips to Keep Subscribers and Attract New Ones

Here are the do's and don'ts for using email to promote and grow your business.<p>It seems like every time I turn on the radio, there's an ad for an email marketing automation tool. Constant Contact, Mailchimp, Emma, iContact and even Salesforce make it pretty easy for small and mid-size businesses to …

This Startup Can Help You Build Your Brand in 35 Minutes (or Less)

Ah, convenience and efficiency. Entrepreneurs rejoice.<p>Building a brand as a micro-business owner, freelancer, or digital nomad can often feel like you're playing a game of connect-the-dots. Trust me, I've been there. You use one tool for emailing clients, another tool to create your brand's social …

House-hunters decide on moving into a new property in just eight minutes, finds study

It takes just eight minutes for house-hunters to know whether a new property is for them, according to a study.<p>After less than 10 minutes inside a …

Roofstock, a marketplace for single-family homes with tenants, just closed on $35 million in new funding

Roofstock is a two-year-old, Oakland, Ca.-based marketplace for buyers and sellers of single-family homes that have tenants residing in them. The rather specific idea behind it is appealing on a couple of levels, including because both institutional and retail investors can buy and sell homes …

Loftium will help you buy a house if you agree to Airbnb a bedroom and split the profits

Laura Coe never expected to buy a house before she was 30. The 29-year-old Microsoft finance manager has been renting in Seattle since she moved here …

You've bought the house, but the seller controls the lights. Now what?

SAN FRANCISCO — Chad Curry recently talked to a home buyer who worried there was something wrong with the furnace in her new house. Every time she set the thermostat to 70º, it reset itself to 80º.<p>Some sleuthing finally revealed the problem — the former owner’s new house was cold and he kept trying …

Learn how to make your Facebook, Instagram and YouTube social media accounts work for you

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>Whether …

Make Google Happy by Tackling Local SEO

Search engine optimization is complicated and tedious. The last thing you want to hear is that you need to do more of it.<p>But the fact is, local …

Local Search

Company culture creates results: the Keller Williams formula

A new Stanford School of Business analysis of Keller Williams Realty concludes that the Austin, Texas-based company takes a blended approach to …

Management

How to create a one-page property flyer - Realtors Property Resource® (RPR)

An exciting new option has been added to the already robust line-up of RPR® reports–the one page property flyer. As of the February 2015 RPR release, …

Marketing

REALTOR® Credit Card

Now available in partnership with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union: NAR's official REALTOR® Credit …

Personal Finance

Here's Where to Rent in Greater Boston Right This Second - Curbed Boston

Greater Boston may be in the throes of the Luxury Glutpocalypse, with tons of new apartments and the tenant incentives to match, but it's still tough out there to find a decent place, right, especially given the prices? And the weather's certainly not helping those schlepping from fast-going …

How to break into luxury real estate

NEW YORK — The path to becoming a “luxury agent” isn’t always a long and arduous journey. Sometimes agents can take a quantum leap into the …

Learn How to Set up and Build Your REALTOR® business | .realtor™

Guides, videos, infographics and books to help REALTORS® set up and grow their business online with the .realtor™ domain.

Real Estate

Brand Wars Report Sign-Up

Free Report: With hundreds of Agents watching the Superbowl, Field Agent learned more about viewing behavior, party budgets, and the tops brands of …

Marketing

Facebook for REALTORS®

<b>We've already done the research for you.</b><p>Before you search elsewhere, take advantage of the research we've already done for you. Formerly known as …

Real Estate

The List of Top Real Estate Blog Lists | Listly List

Here is the ultimate list of lists that present some of the best real estate blogs. These real estate blogs are consistently recognized as industry …

Real Estate

Marketing to millennials requires empathy

The average age of a Realtor is currently 57, and members of the millennial generation are between 18 and 34 years old. Working with these people …

Hook millennial buyers: Tell them real estate is like sex

When I was in my twenties, my father gave me a coffee mug and a book. The coffee mug was printed with a slogan: “Sex and Real Estate: Get Lots While …

Real Estate

Google Analytics

<b>We've already done the research for you.</b><p>Before you search elsewhere, take advantage of the research we've already done for you. Formerly known as …

The Shift Toward Independent Brokerages [Special Report]

Overview<p>Independent brokerages are more prevalent now than they have been in a decade, and an Inman survey suggests that real estate franchisors will …