Chicago Real Estate Agent Tips to Get Started

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Real estate agents everywhere have to work hard, but a Chicago real estate agent has to stand out from a much bigger crowd. Chicago is one of the biggest cities in the United States, with 9.4 million residents in Chicago and the surrounding “Chicagoland” suburbs. If you are a Chicago real estate agent and want to make it big, follow these tips to stand out and succeed. Continue reading

Best Property Management Software for Landlords

Buying investment properties is just stage one in becoming a successful landlord. Once you own multiple units, you’ll want to invest in landlord software that helps you manage everything from tenant applications to rent payments to maintenance requests under one roof. The best landlord software even includes accounting modules built in! Read about the best options for property management software in 2018 below. Continue reading

9 Best Articles for (New) Real Estate Agents

Traits that successful real estate investors share in commonIf you are a new real estate agent, or just want to brush up on your real estate agent knowledge, there is a plethora of books, videos, and articles available to help you level up your skills. But if you want to skip the riff raff and just find the best articles in one place, look no further. Continue reading

Personal Finance 101 for Realtors

Real estate agents, whether Realtors or otherwise, have a unique personal finance situation unknown to most Americans. While it feels like you are paying them a lot as a customer, real estate agents don’t get paid every other Friday like everyone else. A real estate agent is running a business with irregular cash flows and other unique challenges. If you are an agent, follow these basic tips to put yourself on the path to financial success. 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

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

Best Housewarming Gifts for a New Home

Any time a friend or relative moves into a new home it’s an exciting experience. Between organizing, decorating, and getting settled in, new homeowners have a lot on their plate. A fun and thoughtful housewarming gift could be the perfect touch to tie a room together or make the new home a little more comfortable. If you are looking to buy a housewarming gift, here are some guidelines to follow. Continue reading

Maintaining a Professional Appearance as a Real Estate Agent

Real estate agents help people with the biggest financial transactions of their lives. As a real estate agent, maintaining a professional appearance is paramount to success. Here are some tips to keep a professional appearance as a real estate agent no matter what types of properties you have listed for sale. Continue reading