Real Estate

Real Estate (KeyNotes)

  • 7 Cybersecurity Tips for Working Remotely

    7 Cybersecurity Tips for Working Remotely

    Employees working remotely is trending upward in recent years with employers becoming more open to the concept. While having the choice of your work environment may seem like a great…

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    Simple and Inexpensive Ways to Recognize Employees

    What if you held the power to increase your company's productivity without spending a dime? Pish posh! That seems impossible. Actually, it's far from impossible, and it's quite simple. We…

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  • Our Fair Housing Act Overview for Realtors
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    Raising Awareness of Fair and Equitable Housing Issues

    The Fair Housing Act (FHA) was passed over 50 years ago, but we continue to recognize its importance each year during the month of April. The significance of this legislation…

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  • Make the Most of Your Accounting Internship Program
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    How to Ensure a Five-Star Rating for Your Internship Program

    Most of us can probably recall that internship in college when we made coffee, moved boxes, and filed endless stacks of paper. We added it to our resume, but did…

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  • Women in Real Estate Who Are Making Waves
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    Women Making Waves in Real Estate

    March is women's month, and we can't let it pass without giving a shout out to all the fierce ladies slaying the real estate industry one property at a time.…

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  • Boost Sales with Minimalist Staging
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    Boost Sales with Minimalist Staging

    As real estate agents, it's your business to know what's trending in the marketplace, so it's probably not a surprise to hear today's home buyers are attracted to a balance…

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  • The Myth of Real Estate Flipping for Profit
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    The Myth of Flipping Property for Passive Profit

    Ah… is there anything better than making a few (thousand) easy bucks doing something that’s already in your career’s wheelhouse? Thanks in part to television shows like those found on…

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    Do You Have the Right?

    Listing photography licensing and use. In our digital world, pictures are used more and more to communicate a feeling, a look, or even a message. A post to social media…

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  • 6 Practical Tips for Managing the Generation Z Accountant
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    6 Practical Tips for Managing the Generation Z Accountant

    Your accounting firm is in a good place. You've finally figured out how to manage millennials, and now, you have three (or more!) generations working together in relative harmony. But…

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  • How Airbnb Has Changed the Real Estate Industry
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    Love It or Hate It…

    Airbnb Has Changed the Face of Real Estate. Airbnb may have started out as an air mattress on the floor of a San Francisco loft, but the online booking service…

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  • How the Personal Touch Benefits Accountants
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    The Power of the Personal Touch

    Technological convenience may cost more than you think. The rise of technology has blown open the door of opportunity for everyone—including the competition. Though leveraging the benefits of the digital…

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    Fight Data Breaches at Your Real Estate Firm

    Stand tall against cybercrime. Prospective buyers take virtual tours of listings from the comfort of their homes. When you're working a deal, you likely use a digital app to collect…

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    Case Studies: Make Sure the Licenses Line Up

    Don’t let history repeat itself. You check your paperwork 10 times to make sure it's accurate. You clear room in your schedule to answer clients' questions. You're thorough, and you…

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    Set the Ground Rules for Wire Transfers

    Refuse to become the next victim—demand a phone call. Scammers are inserting themselves into transactions with a level of unprecedented sophistication. These scammers can duplicate email addresses, steal letterhead, and…

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    Real Estate Risk Management Roundup

    Don't make these same mistakes. You can never have too much safety. When you work a real estate deal, you might even check the fine details ten times to make…

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    How to Sell Historic Homes

    Let the years tell a story. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "We are not makers of history. We are made by history." Perhaps this is why historic homes hold a…

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    Case Study: A Violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act

    Always practice within the law. A mortgage brokerage firm had an arrangement with a lender who paid the firm based on the number of referrals received. The brokerage firm was…

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    A Trio of Top-Notch Apps for Next-Level Realtors

    Organize and manage with ease. For real estate professionals, managing your client list and properties can be a daunting task. Check out our infographic for information on how to simplify…

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    Avoid Wire Transfer Scams in 8 Steps

    Stop cyber thieves in their tracks. During real estate transactions, hackers attempt to divert closing proceedings from attorneys, banks, title companies, and REALTORS®. These thieves compromise the email accounts of…

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    4 Steps to Selling an “Unlovable” Property

    The struggle is real. Despite an improving housing market, it’s no secret that the majority of real estate agents have had—at one time or another—a long-standing face-off with a stubborn…

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    How to Ignite Success During Winter Home Showings

    Don't let the season dampen your resolve. Winter is a dreary time for home sales, but the added challenge doesn't mean you should abandon hope. If you take these guidelines…

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    The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Staging

    It's that time of year again. Holiday music is filling the airwaves, and twinkling lights are making every street shimmer. But amidst the holiday cheer, realtors are faced with a…

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    5 Steps to Take When a Claim Threatens Your Career

    Call, write, and stay proactive. Your client taps her nails on the chair as she sits in the customer lounge. She’s been waiting there for half an hour, because your…

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    Keys for Managing Real Estate Risk

    With great profits come great risks. Few industries know this better than the real estate industry. If you take the proper steps to prevent errors, satisfy your clients, and implement…

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    Errors & Omissions Risk Reduction Checklist

    As real estate transactions become more complex, it's important for real estate professionals to protect themselves from personal liability risks. In the current market, unhappy clients are quick to pursue…

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    8 Unexpected Steps to a Prosperous Real Estate Career

    A thriving real estate career—that's the dream, right? But how do you get there? Most savvy professionals understand it takes drive, passion, a commitment to great customer service, and an…

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    Don’t Buy E&O Insurance Until You’ve Asked the Broker These Questions

    Real estate is a complex industry. In addition to regularly dealing with expensive properties, real estate professionals also have to handle sensitive data, including legal documents and personal information, among…

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    Common E&O Insurance Mistakes

    Do you think general liability insurance for your real estate business covers all of your risks? If so, you may be in for an expensive surprise. General liability insurance leaves…

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    7 Ways to Reduce Errors & Omissions Risk for Your Firm

    Risk management is an essential part of any real estate firm's business model. Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance protects you from claims of negligence or misrepresentation, but you can also…

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