June, 2020

Increase Resident Satisfaction & Business Efficiency With Online Payments

App Folio

Online payments are more convenient for residents and efficient for your business. However, many residents may be unaware you offer this option, or may not know how to sign up. These challenges can easily be overcome with a little help and support from your team.

How Does a Construction Loan Work

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Construction Loans – What You Need to Know Are you considering getting a home construction loan? Do you want to know how a construction loan works? When building your own house, chances are you will need to get a construction loan. If you have ever gotten a mortgage before, you have some familiarity with how […]. The post How Does a Construction Loan Work appeared first on Massachusetts Real Estate Exposure. Featured Articles Metrowest MA Home Buying


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Stay Connected, No Matter Where

The Residential Specialist

Improved communication tools allow agents to reach their customers at any time and from any place. By Regina Ludes. When Judy Poitevent, CRS, started her real estate company WATERStreet Realty, LLC, in Excelsior, Minnesota, five years ago, she eschewed the traditional website in favor of a Facebook business page. The Facebook site allows people to share and comment on her posts, which frequently prompts a dialogue leading to a business partnership. “I

#263: How to Build Financial Resilience in 2020, with Dr. Brad Klontz, financial psychologist

Afford Anything

Do you feel like you’ve spent the last few months on an emotional rollercoaster? Especially with your finances? Many of us have experienced one — if not all — of the following situations since March: Volatility in the stock market rattling our retirement portfolios. Inconsistent and sometimes delayed unemployment benefits. Uncertainty around employment, including reduced hours, reduced pay, furloughs, and safety issues. Fears about our own health and safety.

Inside Real Estate Acquires dashCMA, Real Estate’s Hottest New Pricing Tool

Inside Real Estate

DRAPER, UTAH (PRWEB) JUNE 30, 2020 Inside Real Estate, one of the fastest growing independently-owned real estate software companies […]. The post Inside Real Estate Acquires dashCMA, Real Estate’s Hottest New Pricing Tool appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. Press


11 Money Myths That Make Success Hard To Find

I Am 1 Percent

Everyone wants to make more money, but sometimes commonly held myths will make you fearful for reaching out and getting the extra cash you desire. Read on for 11 common money myths that you need to banish from your life. Read more. The post 11 Money Myths That Make Success Hard To Find appeared first on I Am 1 Percent. Wealth money management


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Renting a Room in Your House: What You Need to Know

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Renting a Room in Your Home – Things to Think About Are you considering renting a room in your home? If you are struggling each month to pay your mortgage and your other bills, you are not alone. Many homeowners find themselves in a similar situation. For some, the answer is to rent out a […]. The post Renting a Room in Your House: What You Need to Know appeared first on Massachusetts Real Estate Exposure. Featured Articles Greater Metrowest MA Real Estate Marketing

Onward & Upward! 8 Tips for Growing a Thriving Real Estate Team

Boom Town

If you’ve hit a point in real estate where you need to scale in order to accomplish your goals, you might consider growing a team. Maybe you have more leads than you can handle by yourself or administrative tasks are swallowing time that could be spent nurturing those leads. In any business, scaling is an exciting step – but mistakes along the way could impede your growth! Here are 8 steps for building a rock-solid real estate team: 1. Hire the Right Talent, in the Right Order.

Don’t Wait—Automate!

The Residential Specialist

Automating tedious tasks can free up more time for agents to interact and connect with clients. By Matt Alderton. The robot revolution has begun, and there’s no stopping it now. In fact, almost half of today’s work activities could be automated by 2055, according to global consulting firm McKinsey & Company. In real estate, automation represents both a threat and an opportunity. On one hand, startups like REX want to automate real estate transactions in ways that replace human REALTORS ®.

Should I Buy a First Home or Investment Property?

Real Estate Investar

In years gone by deciding whether to buy a first home or invest wasn’t a choice. When it was time to settle down and have a family, it was expected that you took out a loan and bought your forever home, where you could raise your kids and live until retirement. These days, the landscape has changed and younger generations are looking at the situation through a different lens. First Time Investor

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Top 10 Reasons to Relocate to the State of Washington

Mandrona Group

Washington is known for its dynamic mountain ranges, and it’s bubbling economy. While we’re immensely proud of these two things, Read More. WA State Real Estate Blog


Disruptions Happen: Here’s How You Can Still Deliver Great Service to Your Residents

App Folio

Customer service has always been pivotal in property management. Based on a 2019 report by AppFolio in partnership with John Burns Real Estate Consulting, the number one goal for property management companies was to deliver excellent service to customers. Today’s consumers have high expectations when it comes to interacting with your property management company.

Dollhouse Doors For Your Wall Outlets? Yes, They’re A Thing

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Chances are you don’t spend much time thinking about your electrical outlets—until you need to plug in an appliance or charge your phone, of course. It probably never crossed your mind to spiffy up those sockets. Who could blame you? But dressing up those boring old outlets is exactly what one homeowner has done. And she’s gone beyond simply swapping out those neutral switch plates you find at the big box stores.


The Best Long-Distance Moving Companies

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Best Moving Companies for Long-Distance Moves Do you need to find one of the best moving companies? Are you going to be relocating across the country? Maybe you have just found out you’ll be transferred due to your job? Making a long-distance move or even just to a neighboring state can involve more complications and […]. The post The Best Long-Distance Moving Companies appeared first on Massachusetts Real Estate Exposure. Featured Articles Greater Metrowest MA Real Estate Marketing

Recapping The Real Estate Of The Union

Coldwell Banker

Check out the advice that Coldwell Banker's® CEO shared for home buyers + sellers to help navigate the real estate market during the Covid-19 pandemic. The post Recapping The Real Estate Of The Union appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. Buying a Home General Real Estate News Homeowner Tips Selling a Home Covid-19 Live Event Microsoft Teams Q&A real estate news

Facebook Advertising Trends & Tips for Real Estate Agents (During COVID-19)

Boom Town

If you’re wondering how you can best leverage this time and keep momentum during the ebbs and flows of COVID-19, you’re not alone. Agents and brokers everywhere are taking a step back to look at their digital advertising and marketing plans, seeing where they should (and shouldn’t) cut costs, and looking to the experts for guidance.

Why Home Sellers Shouldn’t FSBO

Imagine Your House

Home Sellers and Selling a home as a FSBO. So you’re thinking of selling your home by yourself. You think, “…how hard can it be?!…” …” You’re smart. You can do just about anything you put your mind to. Plus. A big plus. You want to save some money. You’re not alone as this is a very common belief held by many homeowners who decide to venture out into the lands of home selling without any experience selling a home.

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Louisville Housing Market Recovery Index

Louisville Homes

Due to the restrictions that were mandated across the country, real estate has taken a major hit. Today Realtor.com has published its Housing Market Recovery Index to try and predict when the recovery may arrive. This is for the top 50 markets in the U.S. and is based off their data in these four areas: 1. Housing Demand: based on realtor.com online search activity (10%) 2. Housing Prices: based on median list prices (30%) 3. Housing Supply: based on new listings (30%) 4.

5 Benefits of Homeownership (That People Often Forget About)

Lighter Side of Real Estate

When you work in real estate, you spend much of your time in the weeds of a transaction, so it’s easy to forget about the true joy that comes from home ownership. At the end of the day, after all the paperwork is signed, after the champagne has been uncorked, real estate is all about real people being able to call someplace their own—a small slice of earth where they can lay their head at night and make a future for themselves and their families.

Renting a U-Haul Truck: What You Need to Know

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Renting a Moving Truck From U-Haul Are you going to be needing to rent a moving truck? Are you interested in renting a U-Haul truck? If you are moving from one home to another without using one of the best professional moving companies, the U-Haul truck rental company should be near the top of your […]. The post Renting a U-Haul Truck: What You Need to Know appeared first on Massachusetts Real Estate Exposure. Featured Articles Greater Metrowest MA Real Estate Marketing

Translating Warren Buffett’s Success To Leverage The Global Financial Markets

I Am 1 Percent

Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing. Warren Buffett There is no doubt that Warren Buffett is known as one of the world’s most successful financial market investors. Biography.com states the following: “known as the “Oracle of Omaha,” Read more. The post Translating Warren Buffett’s Success To Leverage The Global Financial Markets appeared first on I Am 1 Percent. Wealth

Reach New Heights

The Residential Specialist

Aerial drone technologies are being leveraged by real estate professionals to assist with mapping and selling properties. By Donna Shryer. Some 20 years ago, Mary Biathrow, CRS, was asked to help sell a friend’s 77-acre island in the Bahamas. Now a broker with Berkshire Hathaway York Simpson Underwood, serving the North Carolina markets of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, Biathrow recalls the process back then. First, I looked for ways to get aerial footage.

8 Tips for Negotiating Your Next Property Purchase

Real Estate Investar

Negotiation is a discussion between two or more parties, intended to reach an understanding, agreement or to gain an overall advantage in outcome. Each party will try and gain the advantage for themselves by the end of the negotiating process. This article can give you some negotiating tips to help you purchase your next property at the best possible price. Purchasing and Negotiation


Coldwell Banker Honors Fathers

Coldwell Banker

Honoring Fathers everywhere with a few Coldwell Banker network stories of a few teams of Dads and their children. The post Coldwell Banker Honors Fathers appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. Holiday & Seasonal Coldwell Banker Teams Dads Father's Day Fathers


What Does It Take to Move?

Tre Pryor

Thinking about moving? Maybe you’re moving to Louisville? Read on to learn about the things you might not consider but should that we’ve titled, “What Does It Take to Move?” ” To move to a new home you need to prepare as seriously as you do for a hike, keep in your head a lot of … Continue reading "What Does It Take to Move?". The post What Does It Take to Move? appeared first on Tre Pryor, Super Agent. Real Estate Moving

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Down Payment Gifts: What You Need to Know

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

What to Know About House Down Payment Gift Money Are you wondering about the rules surrounding down payment gifts when purchasing a house? Finding the money to make a down payment on a house can be difficult, so help from a relative can speed up your progress towards buying a home. For many potential home […]. The post Down Payment Gifts: What You Need to Know appeared first on Massachusetts Real Estate Exposure. Featured Articles Metrowest MA Home Buying


7 Ingredients To A Successful Restaurant

I Am 1 Percent

Running a restaurant is a tough job. They say nine out of ten restaurants will fail in their first year. But it can also be extremely rewarding when you see customers coming back time and time again because they love. Read more. The post 7 Ingredients To A Successful Restaurant appeared first on I Am 1 Percent. Career


How One CPA Firm Is Supporting Community Associations By Going Paperless

App Folio

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the community association industry has been pushed to rapidly adopt new technology in order to continue to meet the needs of homeowners and board members.

3 Ways to Take Advantage of the Real Estate Market in 2020

Real Estate Investar

Early in the year, 2020 was shaping up as another very strong one for property investors. On the back of a big end to 2019, where house prices in Sydney and Melbourne in particular, started to rebound strongly, there was a lot of positivity in the air. Then come mid-March, COVID hit and the ensuing lock-downs across the country ground real estate activity to a halt.

6 Ways for Students to Decorate Your Home on a Tight Budget

Louisville Homes

If you’re a student living in your own home or even in a rented apartment – you’re lucky. But even if you reside in a dorm room, that’s ok for a while. Whatever your situation is, you need your home to be nice and comfortable. However, many students end up living in messy uncozy apartments for months and years. We’ve put this article together to help students who might want to decorate your home on a tight budget. . Photo by Eea Ikeda.