Five cool gadgets for the modern real estate professional

By loanDepot Staff Writers As a real estate professional, you know how crucial technology is for your business. Numerous...

Solidify your niche as a real estate pro

By AARON CROWE, Contributing Writer As a real estate pro, you want to be a magnet for homebuyers. The...

Five strategies to boost your social media presence

By CRAIG DONOFRIO, Contributing Writer Social media. Few phrases are enough to elicit a deep sigh from even the...

Minimum FICO rule: Homebuyers leaving money on the table

By loanDepot Staff Writers In the real estate industry, there’s a little known rule of which many borrowers, especially...

Social cues worth knowing when working with global clients

By AARON CROWE, Contributing Writer Knowing correct social cues can pay off when working with homebuyers from around the...
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Five cool gadgets for the modern real estate professional
Industry Simplified
Solidify your niche as a real estate pro
Industry Simplified
Five strategies to boost your social media presence
Industry Simplified
Minimum FICO rule: Homebuyers leaving money on the table
Industry Simplified
Social cues worth knowing when working with global clients
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How to avoid common closing issues

By loanDepot Staff Writers

It makes the list of most common fears homebuyers face: closing issues. They’ve found the perfect home, are pre-approved for a home loan, but an unexpected matter threatens to derail the homebuying process. While issues do pop up from time to time, real estate transactions that do not close – or do not close on time – are not very common. Yet the possibility is still a source of worry, so it’s worth peace of mind to understand the process in order to prevent any issues.Continue reading

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Beat procrastination with these 3 tips

By AARON CROWE, Contributing Writer

A heavy workload with an upcoming deadline can lead to all manner of procrastinating. From checking social media to chatting with co-workers about weekend plans, procrastination can undermine your productivity and quality of your work and also, your health.

Delaying important tasks despite the negative consequences is also associated with having hypertension or cardiovascular diseaseContinue reading

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Web appeal is the new curb appeal: Use a personal loan to ready your house for sale

By loanDepot, Staff Writers

The web has become a powerful tool for marketing real estate listings. In fact, 92 percent of homebuyers search online at some point during the homebuying process, making “web appeal” the new “curb appeal.”

Knowing how to properly market your client’s home with the right web appeal is crucial to the modern homebuying process. Homebuyers appreciate professional staging and photography, which helps them get a sense for what it’s like to live in the home.Continue reading

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Instagram Stories: Four big questions answered

By loanDepot Staff Writers

As a real estate professional, being on top of the most recent social media tools and trends is important to your business. But who has time to manage multiple social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter? As an agent, tapping into the psychology and strategies behind social media channels can help you identify which channels will deliver the greatest ROI for your efforts.Continue reading

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How mortgage interest deduction affects home values

By JERAMY GORDON, Staff Writer

As a real estate professional, sharing knowledge on the many benefits of homeownership is a tried and true way of building homebuyer confidence and loyalty. For instance, sharing the power of the mortgage interest deduction (MID) with potential first-time homebuyers can be the added boost they need to get into the market.Continue reading

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Tips for staying cool in a bidding war

As confidence in the economy continues to grow, housing markets all across the country are becoming more competitive. In fact, over the next few months, most states are expected to see “moderate” to “very strong” housing markets, according to the National Association of Realtor’s Realtor Confidence Index. As prices continue to rise and inventories shrink, bidding wars are making a comeback. Continue reading

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Helping first-time Millennial buyers break into the housing market

For first-time homebuyers who are also Millennials, the housing market can present significant barriers to entry, from credit and savings issues to extensive debt in the form of high-interest credit cards and student loans. But what choice does a young responsible borrower have?

Fortunately, new low-down-payment home loan programs have been created by government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to help lessen this burden.Continue reading

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6 Biggest Sales Assets to Maximize Volume

As a sales professional, make sure you don’t overlook the assets you already have in place when strategizing to increase your sales volume and productivity. Using current assets, such as existing and past clients and even your own sales team s, will typically be less time consuming and costly than adding new processes.Continue reading