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How To Find A Mentor As A Real Estate Agent

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how to find a mentor as a real-estate agent

One thing that can make an enormous difference in your career success as an agent is whether or not you have a high-quality mentor who can help you navigate the ins and outs of real estate. In fact, many agents discover that they operate very well if they have more than one mentor to tap for questions and [...]

20 Qualities That Make A Good Real Estate Agent

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20 Qualities That Make A Good Real Estate Agent

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 tend to have in common, and if you want to be successful, then you want [...]

How To Buy a Foreclosure

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How To Buy a Foreclosure

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 portray it to [...]

Avoiding Burnout As A Real Estate Agent

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Avoiding Burnout As A Real Estate Agent

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 and loss of personal identity." [...]

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 problem creating something that fits your business where it is -- and prepares [...]

Does the brokerage matter when selling your house?

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Does the brokerage matter when selling your house?

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

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Living Space

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 [...]

Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

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Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

If you've been a homeowner before, you know that just like your vehicle needs regular maintenance like oil 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 repairs in the long run, and make your home easier to sell when the time comes. While [...]