23

Feb
2017
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Shareable Stories for Your Clients

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If you’re not following Homeward, our blog for homebuyers, you might have missed these great stories to share with your clients. Feel free to link them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest or your blog—anywhere you need to bulk up your real estate content. Don’t forget we also have a library of free homebuyer guides to …

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08

Feb
2017
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Real Estate Photography Tips

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When preparing for a home sale, you’ll always get the best results by hiring a seasoned professional to take your real estate photographs. If you’re passionate about taking photographs yourself, these tips are a great starting point for taking high-quality real estate photos. For more real estate photography tips, check out the photo articles on …

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11

Jan
2017
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Open House Tips: Do’s and Don’ts

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An open house can make or break a home sale for you and your seller. These tips can help an open house go smoothly to increase the chances of an interested buyer moving forward. Do: Have a sign advertising the open house up in the neighborhood for at least one week before the event. It’s …

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30

Dec
2016
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New Year’s Resolution: Expand Your New Home Sales

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New Year’s is a perfect time to evaluate our goals. Here are tangible ways to prepare for helping your clients (and your business) in the coming year. Especially if you work in a tight housing market, new construction can be a crucial component of your real estate business. Expanding your new home sales starts with …

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27

Dec
2016
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4 Things Realtors® Should Pin (Other Than MLS Listings)

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Pinterest may seem like low-hanging fruit in your social media marketing plan. It’s photography-driven, text-minimal, evergreen, appealing to a major homebuying demographic, great for driving website traffic, easy to use and—best of all—free, except for the time you invest in it and any money you spend boosting pins. Using Pinterest to its best advantage, however, …

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07

Dec
2016
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Client Gift Guide for Realtors®

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A client gift is a valuable way to keep your relationship with your buyer top of mind in the years between home purchases. Whether you’re searching for the right closing gift or a holiday gift for past buyers planning a move in the coming year, we’ve got a few ideas (and estimated costs) for you! …

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08

Nov
2016
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10 Tips for Cold-weather Home Showings

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The fall/winter selling season has its challenges: lower housing inventory, shorter days, inclement weather, fewer buyers and curb appeal that’s not at its most appealing—just to name a few. However, it does have some advantages, such as motivated buyers and sellers, potentially faster loan processing and less competition for moving companies, appraisers and other move-related …

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25

Oct
2016
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What Your Client’s New-home Warranty Can Do for You

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A new-home warranty offers obvious advantages for your clients—and some not-so-obvious opportunities for you! If you’re used to selling resale, you’ve seen that once your clients have the keys, they’re generally stuck with the bill if they have a home problem four or six months down the road. With a new home and all-new appliances, …

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27

Sep
2016
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Headshot “How to” for Realtors®

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Whether you’re a new real estate agent ready to sit for your first professional headshot or a seasoned veteran who just needs an update, here are a few do’s and don’ts to consider before getting in front of the lens.   DO Hire a professional photographer. Your marketing materials are worth the investment. Listen to …

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08

Sep
2016
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Mortgage Cheat Sheet for Realtors®

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Clients shopping their mortgage options? Share our helpful infographic! This simplified starting point may clue them into a financing avenue they’ve overlooked—potentially boosting their buying power. Select each section of the infographic to read more about FHA loans, conventional or Jumbo loans, USDA loans or VA loans. Ultimately, the best resource for loan information is …

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