Learn the True Costs Behind Rehabbing a Fixer Upper

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The average cost of a midrange bathroom remodel is nearly $17,000, according to “Remodeling” magazine’s “Cost v. Value Report.” That may be just the tip of the expense iceberg for buyers considering purchasing a fixer-upper. Help buyers plan wisely before purchasing a home that needs TLC by branding, printing, and hand-delivering a free article on [...]

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Use Your Tweets Wisely

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Bill Gassett By Bill Gassett So, you’ve finally joined Twitter. How do you know what to tweet about to maximize your time and energy on this rapid-fire platform? How often can you tweet without annoying people? Your followers’ Twitter feeds moves at lighting speed, so it’s okay to post up to 10 times per day [...]

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5 Simple Life Hacks to Boost Experience

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Sam DeBord By Sam DeBord Real estate rookies can really kick start their learning experience by picking up some simple shortcuts from those who’ve been selling for many years.  These are just a few of the real estate “hacks” I’ve learned over the years from seasoned practitioners that improved my experience and knowledge in simple [...]

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3 Ways to Start a Bidding War Through Staging

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By Audra Slinkey, Home Staging Resource Every real estate professional wants to have the reputation for being “the agent that makes the most money for their sellers.” But how exactly can you do that? First, I’m going to give you a real life example of a home that recently sold for $100,000 over asking price, [...]

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The Truth About Grad School

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By Brittney Schwartz, REALTOR® University Graduate school can be both an incredibly challenging and rewarding time in a person’s life. A lot of what you will ultimately take away from the experience depends upon how you approach it. Some of the best people to help you prepare are the ones who’ve already been through the [...]

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Scientifically Develop the Habit of Lead Generation: Part 4

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Alex Cavelli By Alex Cavelli “Simplify” —Henry David Thorough Over the last few weeks, I’ve taken lessons I’ve learned from the work of willpower scientist Colin Robertson and revealed techniques to help you develop the keystone habit of lead generation. Hopefully by now you’ve experimented and found success. Here’s a review: Part 1: “Do Not [...]

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Real Christmas Tree vs. Fake: Which Is Really Greener?

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In 2012, consumers purchased 24.5 million real and 10.9 million fake Christmas trees, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. Which are more environmentally friendly? Help homeowners answer that question by tweeting a free article, “Real Christmas Trees vs. Fake Christmas Trees: Which are Greener”, from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of five free [...]

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Make a Small Bathroom the Highlight

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Sellers’ snug bathroom doesn’t have to be a disappointment to potential buyers. Show them how to max out its potential by e-mailing a free article: “10 Inside Tips from a Designer Who Specializes in Small Baths” from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of five free articles now available in the “Save Big While Boosting [...]

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Six Reasons You Need a Mentor

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By Brittney Schwartz, REALTOR® University The to-do list for a new real estate professional is long. You’ve got to learn how to use your MLS, figure out the mechanics of hosting a stellar open house, and much more. Those basics are important, but right at the top of that list is finding a good mentor. [...]

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Thanksgiving for 10 Averages $50: Help Owners Prep

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The average cost to host a 10-guest Thanksgiving spread is $49.48, according to a 2012 American Farm Bureau Federation survey of 150 volunteer shoppers around the country. The cost of preparing your home for holiday guests is much more difficult to determine. But you can help owners do it wisely and efficiently. Add to your [...]

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