13 Tips For Explaining Real Estate Commissions To A Client

13 Tips For Explaining Real Estate Commissions To A Client

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Buyers and sellers are becoming more and more educated about real estate transactions, but they also don’t know what they don’t know. As a result, agents have to answer more and more questions from buyers and sellers about their commission rates.

Buying A House With Bad Credit

Buying A House With Bad Credit

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Some people are under the mistaken impression that you must have good (or even great) credit in order to buy a house. That’s truly not the case — there are plenty of opportunities for people with poor credit to start on the journey toward homeownership and...

Is Buying A House Worth It If You’re Single?

Is Buying A House Worth It If You’re Single?

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When you were growing up, there were probably certain milestones that you imagined you would reach in your adult life that would be momentous and important. Falling in love and getting married are on that list of milestones for most people, as is the dream of one day...

Client Red Flags: How You Know The Seller Will Be A Nightmare

Client Red Flags: How You Know The Seller Will Be A Nightmare

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When your job is heavily tilted toward customer service, you know that you have to deal with all kinds of people -- and you aren't going to like all of them. That's just part of life! But there's a difference between having a slight personality clash with a client or...

Everything You Need To Know About Selling A House With Tenants

Everything You Need To Know About Selling A House With Tenants

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It's stressful being a landlord at the best of times, but when the time comes for you to sell your investment property and move on, the stress can feel palpable. You've probably spent time getting to know your tenants and have built a relationship with them, and most...

How to Find the Right Vacation Rental

How to Find the Right Vacation Rental

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Planning to stay in a hotel for your vacation is so '90s. The emergence of the internet and websites like Airbnb, VRBO, TripAdvisor and more have made it possible for travelers to feel right at home in a new city ... because they're staying in someone else's home and...

How To Find A Mentor As A Real Estate Agent

How To Find A Mentor As A Real Estate Agent

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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...

Avoiding Burnout As A Real Estate Agent

Avoiding Burnout As A Real Estate Agent

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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...

How To Buy a Foreclosure

How To Buy a Foreclosure

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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...