Managing a Real Estate Business

A Landlord’s Guide to Securing Long-Term Tenants and Keeping Them Happy

Every landlord has the same goal— find a trustworthy tenant that they can depend on. There are some seriously costly issues that can arise when leasing a space to a bad tenant. It is important that when a landlord has finally found a good tenant, they can make sure to do whatever they can to …

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why you should never give legal advice as a real estate agent

Why You Should Never Give Legal Advice as an Agent

This article has been fact checked by Lisa Rogers, principal attorney and partner at ARK Attorneys. As a real estate professional, unless you are licensed and certified to practice law, you should never give legal advice.  No matter how serious or minimal the advice seems, you never know when a client will decide something is …

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7 Trust Builders for Your Real Estate Website to Get More Leads

Your website is your first introduction to a potential client, and you are not there to sell why you’re the right person for the job.  This is why it is important to have “trust builders” on each relevant page. Whether it is a seller or a buyer from out of town, or a referral from …

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what encroachment is and how to settle it

What Encroachment Is and How to Settle It

Encroachment in real estate is when a homeowner builds on or uses a portion of a neighbors property without permission.  This includes fences, walls, and sheds, trees and gardens, or other landscaping that grows over or is built across the property lines.  An encroachment doesn’t always have to be something you can see either.  One …

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Triplex Houses – A Wise Urban, Suburban & Rural Investment

Triplex houses are when you have one building with three separated living areas, and each are complete with a kitchen, bathroom, and living areas.  It’s similar to a fourplex home in that you have multiple families or tenants residing in one building and a triplex gives you multiple options for revenue streams.   And building or …

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Why an LLC is a Good Idea for Real Estate Professionals

Being a real estate professional gives you the power to be your own boss, and have the freedom to run your business as you see fit.  It’s one of the main draws to the industry.  And when you take the plunge it can be exciting, but it is equally important to protect yourself.  That’s where …

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What to do If You’re Sued for Not Disclosing Defects

This article was fact checked by Imran Khan, Principal Attorney and Partner at ARK Attorneys. Being an agent comes with risks, but you can reduce them by being proactive.  And one of the things you should always do is to be upfront about property defects and document the way they have been disclosed.  And it …

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5 ways to become a better real estate agent

5 Out-of-the-Box Ideas to Become a Better Real Estate Agent

Being a successful real estate agent takes more than learning to juggle multiple tasks, play therapist, and pass tests.  It takes courage and the ability to stand out in a room.  This does not have to be tricky, even if you’re an introvert in an extroverts industry.  The secret is knowing how to fine tune …

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How to Protect Yourself From Disclosure Lawsuits as an Agent

This post was fact checked by Lisa Rogers, Principal Attorney at Ark Attorneys. Real estate agents, like you, can be a target for disclosure lawsuits when a buyer realizes that there are issues with their home after closing.  As a real estate agent, extra diligence is needed to help you avoid legal issues, and there …

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