Networking. A delight for some, a nightmare for others. Whatever your feelings are about networking, it is an essential part of being a real estate agent. However, just because it’s necessary, doesn’t mean that it can’t be fun and personally fulfilling as well. Last year in our Trick...
Contributed by Roger Odoardi of Blue Water Mortgage. As a real estate agent, you’ve probably worked with your fair share of clients who are looking to obtain a mortgage to finance their dream home. After all, as the first point of contact for any new buyer, your clients look to...
If you are like most real estate agents, your income is commission-based, which means it varies from month to month. Therefore, budgeting is a crucial skill to develop if you want to stay afloat. Last year in our Trick of the Trade campaign, we asked real estate agents across...
You’ve probably heard it before: Working part-time as an agent in real estate can be difficult. However, there are alternatives at the start of your career that can be fulfilling, both fiscally and experience-wise. If you’re new to the industry, you’re essentially a blank slate. You know the basics from schooling,...
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, Zillow found the places with the most 24-34 year olds living with their moms. Grown adults won’t have to go far to celebrate Mother’s Day in El Paso, TX this year. Zillow’s latest analysis...
In honor of National Bike to Work Week, Zillow used housing and Census data to find the most bike-friendly cities across the country. Seattleites looking to hop on their bikes for National Bike to Work Week are in luck:  The city...
Whether a landlord calls out 'Starbucks' or 'Close to Walmart' depends on where the rental is located. Home shoppers in Arkansas and Washington, D.C. are looking for retail with their rentals. Landlords in the D.C. area are seven times more likely...
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The land of the free and the home(s) of the solo millennial. Kelley Libby lives in an apartment with a view of the Richmond, VA skyline from her balcony. She rides her bike downtown regularly for dinner and a show, or...
One couple with a vision (and lots of support) transformed a decaying part of Cleveland into 'Hingetown.' Cleveland is the unsung loser of the post-recession economy. Overlooked unless LeBron James is on the court or the Republicans are convening, the home of...