Agent Harvesting: The Best Way To Find The Top Producing Real Estate Agents In Your Area

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The biggest mistake buyers and sellers make when hiring a Realtor is that they do not do their homework before hiring a real estate agent.  They end up with a house that sits on the market longer, sells for a lower price, and the time spent dealing with that agent is a nightmare.  AgentHarvest helps minimize the chance of these things happening by finding agents in your area that are currently selling houses like yours, in your neighborhood, for you to interview.  Continue reading

Do Real Estate Agents Need a Physical Office?

Agents spend their days helping clients find real estate, but do real estate agents need a physical office? A recent study by Flexjobs found that telecommuting has grown by 115% since 2005, and nearly 4 million Americans work from home at least half of the time. Should the trend be any different for real estate agents? To help you decide if you need a little more real estate for your own home office, follow this guide. Continue reading

Are Agent Designations Really Worth Anything?

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Agent designations are available from a variety of sources. Agents can take a course to become a Certified Negotiation Expert or a Senior Real Estate Specialist. But are these certifications worth the paper they are printed on? Let’s take a look at how you can decide if it is worth earning a designation or if you should trust an agent because of a certification. Continue reading

Tesla Rooftop Solar Coming Soon to a House Near You

Roofing is not an exciting aspect of real estate to most people, but that may change with new developments from Tesla. Tesla is most known for its electric sports cars, but the company, led by entrepreneurial visionary Elon Musk, is trying to completely change how power grids works around the world. At the center of it is a giant battery and new roofing tiles that may show up shortly on your neighbor’s roof! Continue reading

Chicago Homeowner Sues Zillow Over Poor Estimate


A particular home shows up on popular real estate website Zillow with a Zestimate of $551,252, a fair estimate of the value by some measures. But the owner doesn’t think Zillow is even in the right ballpark, as the home last sold for $626,000. Unfortunately for Zillow, the owner of that home is a lawyer, and she decided to sue Zillow over its valuation of her suburban Chicago home. Continue reading

‘Just Listed’ The Home Seller’s Best Window of Opportunity


The key to success in anything is being knowledgeable and well prepared. Those who are have a definite advantage. Yet, many times home sellers sabotage themselves by overpricing or under preparing their home to hit the market. Continue reading

Finding Work-Life Balance as a Real Estate Agent

In real estate, you have amazing flexibility and control over your schedule, but one thing you might be missing out on is work-life balance, which is notoriously difficult to achieve as a real estate agent. Clients may need you to spend your evenings and weekends touring houses, but even the busiest agent can find time for family and recreation. Follow these tips to maximize the “life” part of your work-life balance. Continue reading

How Canadian Real Estate Went Crazy

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Vancouver is not all that far from Seattle and Toronto isn’t all that far from New York, but the real estate markets are very different in the United States and Canada. According to an analysis in The Globe and Mail, while Americans earn a little less than Canadians on average, the cost of living in Canada is much higher. One of the major drivers of that is real estate. Let’s take a look at what has been happening lately in the real estate market to our north. Continue reading

The Plano & Frisco, Texas Real Estate Market and Lifestyle Guide

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This guide is for the many thousands of newcomers relocating to Collin County.  Included is a summary of the hottest new developments, urban living with walk-ability, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, family fun, fitness, and pro sports venues that you’ll want to live near or at least visit.  We’ve also highlighted some of the best single family home subdivisions with neighborhood amenities such as community pools, playgrounds, trails, parks and in an array of price ranges in the Plano, Frisco area.  Literally everything can be found within a 12.5 mile stretch along the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) between Plano and Frisco. Continue reading

Are Tiny Houses Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?

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Could you imagine downsizing to a 500 square foot home on wheels? That is one new trend in housing. While it may sound crazy to sell most of your stuff and move into a home about twice the size of a typical college dorm room, people across the country are doing just that as they embrace the Tiny House Movement, a trend on living small to save money and resources. Is this a silly new fad, or something big that is about to catch on? According to some real estate experts, we are just beginning a new trend in housing and real estate. Continue reading