Ask the HOA Expert: Can a Board Control The Tenant Approval Process From Owners?Can a board require unit owners to have background check conducted on their renters and control the tenant approval process?Think Curb Appeal When Remodeling to SellWith home prices up in some areas, the return on remodeling investments at resale can be good. Making little changes can have big impacts when it comes to remodeling your home to sell. Some updates will return as much as they cost in hotter markets, but unless your home is in a rapidly inflating city, you may not get enough bang for your buck.
Stop buying leads! Go with this proven prospecting method insteadSick of spending thousands monthly on low-converting leads, veteran agent James Festini decided to cut them out of his business entirely. Here’s how he generates up to 25 qualified leads per week for free....Read MoreProspector, networker, converter, marketer: What’s your strength?Figuring out your personal strengths and letting the rest go will allow you to grow your business in ways you never knew were possible. Once you have identified the archetype that best fits you, use these guidelines to see which tools and strategies are most likely to contribute to your success....Read MoreLesson Learned: Get out of your comfort zone, and lather, rinse, repeatIn this weekly column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, it’s Northern Virginia broker Karen Wenner Cooper....Read MoreFuture-proof your business using lead management strategiesThe story of the market shift is simple: the seller’s market much of the nation has enjoyed for the last decade is re-balancing. Buyer leads have been repeatedly told, “Inventory is tight. You’ll have to act quickly to get the deal you want.” ...Read MoreLow-cost, high-impact marketing with video“What do Christmas decorations have to do with real estate?” asked Chrissie Wright. “Connection and engagement,” she said, answering her own question. “And it has everything to do with letting our community get to know us and trust us.”...Read MoreSell the lifestyle by being part of your community“The market in Telluride can be very tough,” says Teddy Errico, a leading agent with Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty. “The incubation period can be two to four years. It takes buyers some time to visit alternate locales before they figure out Telluride is perfect for them.”...Read MoreYou’re fired! 10 tips to prevent clients from giving you the axTo help you avoid the nightmare of getting fired, we’ve compiled a list of 10 commonly overlooked situations that can frustrate clients and lead them to sever your relationship and how to handle them....Read MoreCompass CEO reveals more ambitions to be real estate’s ‘one-stop shop’Compass CEO Robert Reffkin believes the real estate industry is experiencing a "Netflix versus Blockbuster moment," and he wants his company to emerge as a one-stop shop that provides all services associated with moving....Read MoreBreaking: Zillow sues Compass over poached employees, intellectual propertyZillow on Friday filed two lawsuits against Compass, alleging the tech-enabled brokerage poached its employees as part of an effort to steal its intellectual property.
The suits were filed in Washington state and in federal court, respectively, and argue that Compass lured away three Zillow employees who had signed contracts with non-disclosure and non-compete clauses....Read MoreAtlanta’s privatized affordable housing startup PadSplit raises $4.6MThe Atlanta-based startup has raised $4.6 million with help from Core Innovation Capital and other socio-economic aware investment organizations. ...Read More