Realtors: How to Sell Yourself Upfront

When it comes to real estate marketing, the ultimate goal is referrals—and rightly so. Referrals are: ⇒ The result of your relationship-building efforts, successful sales history, and ability to deliver a great customer experience ⇒ The end result of your marketing strategy ⇒ The reason you offer thoughtful and informative content on your website and [...]

By | 2018-01-31T13:18:40+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Advice, Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: December 2017

Now that we're almost a full month into 2018, we can look back at the end of 2017 and get some perspective on the year. Overall, 2017 was a great one for existing-home sales. It was up 1.1% from last year and was the best year for sales since 2006. One interesting part of the [...]

By | 2018-01-30T11:52:58+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Advice, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

What You Need to Do Now if You’re Planning to Buy in the Spring

Thinking about buying a home in the spring? It may not feel like it right now, but it truly is just around the corner. Depending on your financial situation, your planning probably should have begun months ago---but don’t worry! For the first time home buyer who is reasonably confident about his or her source (or [...]

By | 2018-01-11T16:01:49+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Purchase|Tags: , , |

Embrace Self-Care: Stretch at Your Desk!

By: Tessa Kolaczenko, Talent Development Intern Work-related disorders aren't just limited to heavy manufacturing or construction. These injuries can occur in all types of industries and work environments, including office spaces. Research shows that repetitive motion, poor posture, and staying in the same position can cause or worsen musculoskeletal disorders. Staying in one position while [...]

By | 2018-01-02T10:38:57+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Talent Development|Tags: , , |

10 Ways to Avoid Cabin Fever While You’re Snowed In

Snow days at home always seem fun at first—who doesn’t love an excuse to skip work or school, stay inside, and get cozy in front of a fire? However, after a while, many of us can only watch so much Netflix before we start to get a touch of cabin fever. If you’re snowed in [...]

By | 2018-01-04T13:25:11+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Misc|Tags: |

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: November 2017

Was the U.S. housing market something you said you were thankful for at the Thanksgiving table? If not, it should have been! According to, sales in November were 3.8% higher than a year ago and were at their strongest pace since December 2006. The regions with the lowest median home prices also saw the [...]

By | 2017-12-26T12:00:36+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

New Year’s Resolutions: Ideas to Create Lasting Change

Studies upon studies have shown that people love to make New Year's resolutions, but they're not usually great at sticking to them. Researchers from the University of Scranton followed 200 people with resolutions over a two-year period. 77% of these people were able to keep their resolutions for one week---even 64% were still committed after [...]

By | 2017-12-27T15:59:45+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Misc|Tags: , , |

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