6 Coronavirus-Friendly Home Upgrades That Cost Less Than $10K—and Will Bring In OffersCourtesy of Realtor.comBy Kathleen Willcox | Jan 22, 2021Getting a home improvement project to pay off is notoriously tricky. There’s no guarantee you’ll recoup the money you pour into a bathroom remodel or an outdoor kitchen. Plus, the COVID-19 pandemic has made completing even minor projects […]
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Still Not Organized? Here’s Why—and What To Try in 2021Courtesy of Realtor.comBy Kimberly Dawn Neumann | Dec 23, 2020Ever resolve to organize your closet or junk drawer, only to see your efforts devolve into a (slightly different) cluttered mess? Maybe it’s because you tried a method that doesn’t fit your personality.It turns out, people have different approaches to […]
You know that wonderful smell of cookies baking in the kitchen wafting through your home? Maybe it was when you visited Grandma’s house or your own childhood memories of cinnamon, cocoa powder, peppermint candies and vanilla. Cookie baking is one of the most enjoyed and anticipated traditions of the holidays. It’s also one of those nice […]
It’s November 2020. Is now a good time to put your house on the market – or wait until after the holiday season – or even Spring 2021?Typically, the housing market “cools” when the weather changes, however, with a pent-up buyer demand the real estate market continues to be brisk!Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the […]
We all know first impressions and staging a home go hand-in-hand … however, Halloween can bring out the silliness in all of us!Still have that blow-up kiddie pool handy? Stick a “mummy” or “skeleton” sitting in it & place in your front yard. Fill it with leaves, pumpkins, candy, juice boxes … use your imagination!Do […]
Curb appeal is for all seasons. Temperatures are cooling as Autumn is upon us. Now is the time to take a look around the outside of your home with a critical eye.Early fall is a great time to plant grass seed filling in bare or damaged areas of your lawn. Overseeding is the process of […]
When was the last time you smiled with pride upon opening a cleaned-up junk drawer or closet? If you can’t recall ever having this feeling, it’s time to hit these hot spots! And you don’t need all weekend to make some progress.“Mini tasks make a big difference—like the ones you can accomplish during a TV commercial […]
Meteor Shower in Your Own BackyardNo matter where you live, the 2020 Perseid meteor shower will probably produce the greatest number of meteors on the mornings of August 11, 12 and 13.If you find yourself needing a backyard to star gaze, we have the tools available to help you in your search. Maybe you’re wishing […]
Kids love to climb trees. And kids love to have a place to call their own. Remember having a tree house growing up – or wishing you had one?It’s a place kids can decorate with their own style. A place to sleep out; a place to giggle and tell secrets to one another. Creating these […]
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 advice.
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.”
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 to either already have or be able to cultivate these skills.
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If you’ve been thinking about investing in real estate, getting your finances in order before you start searching for properties and scheduling appointments will save you from money headaches in the long run.
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