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Why more residential developers should use LEED certification
Why more residential developers should use LEED certification

To generate growth and revitalize, cities need to attract and develop the necessary top talent critical for building companies and developing new industries. However, this rapid urbanization is not without a cost and places great stress on infrastructure and

Will upcoming changes in the VA help disabled vets get the housing accommodations they need?
Will upcoming changes in the VA help disabled vets get the housing accommodations they need?

Safe, practical housing for disabled veterans is an issue anyone regardless of political affiliation can get behind. Wisconsin Representative Bill Foster perhaps best summed up the bipartisan dedication to this demographic of Americans saying, “We owe these heroes a

What real estate brands can learn from the ecommerce industry
What real estate brands can learn from the ecommerce industry

When the retail industry started to move heavily into the digital sphere, it had to learn some hard lessons before it could flourish. All the old tricks that had worked with brick-and-mortar stores had to be reviewed. But since

5 issues faced when inheriting a house
5 issues faced when inheriting a house

The recent death of legendary singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin initially posed a quandary for her four surviving sons. Because she didn’t leave a will, her $80 million fortune – including Franklin’s numerous real estate holdings – likely will take longer

Four questions your clients should ask before buying a vacation rental home
Four questions your clients should ask before buying a vacation rental home

Have clients interested in renting out your yurt, tiny house or couch? Now there are several options homeowners have to make extra income. For those looking to purchase a second home, often called a vacation rental home, renting out

Chime Technologies explains how agents use technology to get everything done in the workday
Chime Technologies explains how agents use technology to get everything done in the workday

Time management is an area where nearly every real estate agent has room to improve. Real estate agents have a ton of different tasks to manage — from marketing to open houses to closing paperwork — and it can

Viewpoint: 5 tips for a fast home sale
Viewpoint: 5 tips for a fast home sale

There are a few steps you can take to ensure you have a speedy sale of your home. From setting the perfect price to using the best agent, you will see offers on your home in no time. Hiring

Viewpoint: Realtors can ensure their safety with smart tactics and technology
Viewpoint: Realtors can ensure their safety with smart tactics and technology

In 2013, the most recent year for which statistics were available, 25 real estate professionals were the victims of homicide, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In a 2015 National Association of Realtors study, 40 percent of Realtors

Viewpoint: Chime Technologies on 4 technologies agents can use to increase lead conversion
Viewpoint: Chime Technologies on 4 technologies agents can use to increase lead conversion

Buying a house is one of the biggest decisions people make in their lives, and it can take a lot to close a transaction. A typical conversion rate is anywhere from 3 to 10 percent — often lower in highly

Breaking down the barriers of real estate investment: A Q&A with Peter Vekselman from WeLend
Breaking down the barriers of real estate investment: A Q&A with Peter Vekselman from WeLend

Peter Vekselman has been working in the real estate industry for almost 20 years and completed more than 3,500 deals. With offices in Georgia, Florida and California, Vekselman has seen first hand the hurdles and difficulties that can come along

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