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3 tips for succeeding as a millennial real estate agent

Although millennials often get a bad rap for being “lazy” and “entitled,” they can break through these stereotypes and run a lucrative business. Here are a few tips for millennial real estate agents to keep in mind if they want to grow a successful business in today’s marketplace. Employ old-school marketing methods Because you grew […]

10 of the worst social media mistakes agents can make

We’re all guilty. At one point (for some over and over), we all commit various crimes related to our online presence and social media platforms. They have to stop. Whether you are a chronic online offender or a one-time culprit, here are the 10 social media mistakes you have to stop now — and their […]

How federal tax reform will raise homeowners’ state income taxes

There’s an unpleasant surprise awaiting homeowners who plan to use the standard deduction rather than itemize on their federal income tax next year. They could easily find themselves paying more in state income taxes in 2018 than 2017 because of the tax reform act. State and federal income taxes are closely tied. Some 41 states […]

7 home staging mistakes only rookies make

New real estate agents typically enter the field with high energy, eager to sell their first few properties, but that enthusiasm is rarely backed with the experience necessary to expedite or improve the effectiveness of the process. For the most part, home sales are decided by the intrinsic value and appeal of the home, along […]

What’s stopping you from putting in the effort?

It happens to the best of us. We have a goal of achieving something, and then some way, somehow, we find every excuse to not take action. Simply put, your behaviors are not aligned with your goals. And this, my friends, is the difference between the rich and the rest. Effort, ambition, desire, determination — […]

7 examples of Oscar-worthy real estate in the top movies of 2017

Red carpets, a Swarovski Crystal-clad stage and that little golden statue we call Oscar — that’s the stuff Hollywood dreams are made of. This year’s Oscar picks broke barriers, made history and told life-changing stories. And of course, here at Inman, we couldn’t help but notice the fine settings many of these stories were told […]

Realtor’s ‘Not-Haunted’ for-sale signs draw laughs, boos

For Houston-based Realtor Ellis Young, a traditional “For Sale” sign just won’t do. Instead, Young likes to add uncanny and hilarious phrases — the latest being, “Not Haunted.” Young’s latest listing in Manvel, Texas, is a 3,600-square-foot home with four bedrooms, three and a half baths and a private backyard — all features that should […]

Can Coldwell Banker and Century 21 deliver on their new brand promises?

Reposted with permission from Rob Hahn.  As you might have noticed, the past few days here on Notorious (Rob Hahn’s blog The Notorious R.O.B.) have been a touch heavy. So, today, let’s get into big broker branding. Can we spend a little bit of time congratulating two brands that are doing things right? At least, […]

Real estate daily market update: March 5, 2018

 We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. Most recent market news Monday, March 5 Bankrate mortgage rates The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Bankrate.com is currently 4.30 percent — up slightly from 4.28 percent last Friday. The 15-year fixed mortgage rate is currently 3.75 percent — up […]

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