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.
The blueprint for expanding your team profitablyMost teams wait too long to hire admin people and are too quick to bring on agents. The sole reason your team should be expanding is to provide better service to your clients....Read MoreKeeping It Real: Achieve your goals by starting smallOn this edition of “Keeping It Real,” a recurring podcast series on Inman, Peter Lorimer shares how setting small goals while getting into real estate paved the way for his best life experiences....Read More5 good reasons you need a vacationDid you know that your productivity dips if you work more than 50 hours a week? Here are some of the benefits of stepping away from the laptop, shutting down the cell phone for a few hours — or better yet days — and taking some time to practice self-care....Read MoreWho are Realtor association rules really protecting?We need to be more patient with our clients, writes regular Inman columnist and indie broker Teresa Boardman. Our Realtor rules are often obscure, byzantine and confusing to consumers. ...Read MoreForeclosure filings drop to lowest rate in 14 yearsForeclosure rates continue to dip, with the third quarter of 2019 seeing the lowest number of foreclosure filings since the second quarter of 2005, according to Attom Data Solutions's latest report....Read MoreGenuine communication is the anecdote to iBuyingThe Agency founder Mauricio Umansky believes that art of genuine communication is dying, and it's up to real estate agents to keep it alive or lose ground to disruptive real estate tech companies pushing things like iBuying....Read MoreHow to build a track record by knocking on doorsWhen luxury agents David Parnes and James Harris wanted to get into real estate years ago, they didn't have a track record, contacts or anything else that agents typically need to succeed. So they hit the pavement. Here's how that lead to success....Read MoreSmart-home tech for agents: Aeotec SensorsIn this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. Tune in, so that when your clients ask, you’ll be the expert. This week, Aeotec Sensors....Read MoreVideo marketing, staging matter more than ever for luxury listingsAt Inman Luxury Connect, Carrie McCormick, a development specialist at @properties, said that video marketing is a "requirement" these days, and her co-panelists said that staging is a top priority to create an emotional impact with buyers....Read MoreAgents should strive for authenticity in social media"It’s really important to present yourself and your personality," Jon Krabbe, founder of digital marketing firm Agent Image, said Wednesday morning during Inman Luxury Connect in Beverly Hills. "They can tell if it's authentic."...Read More