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Why Pinterest Should Be Part of Your Property Management Marketing Strategy

Social media is not just for socializing. If you are in the real estate business and want to get your rentals rented fast then you cannot neglect the power of social media. When it comes to property management marketing Pinterest, an online pinboard, can help you visually attract potential renters and provide numerous networking opportunities. Here are some ideas to show you how and why Pinterest should become part of your marketing strategy....(more)

Tips for Joint Rental Tenants

So, you are moving into an apartment with several friends. You will be joint tenants in the apartment contract. So, what does that mean for you? Here are some tips to help you make sure you are not held responsible for your roommates' actions....(more)

5 Facts to Know About Tenant Management of Your Rental Property

If you own rental property or are thinking of buying some in the future, there's probably a lot you don't know. In addition to keeping your property up to code and paying the bills on time, you have the issue of tenant management. If you want to make it as easy and carefree as possible, it's important to keep your tenants happy, which is easier said than done. Before you rush into the real estate business, read the following information to learn everything you need to know....(more)

Common Types of Commercial Leases

When you are searching for a commercial lease, finding a good landlord-tenant match can be a challenge. It can also be challenging deciphering the real estate terms associated with these commercial rentals. Working with a qualified real estate agent can be tremendously beneficial, but so can having a bit of knowledge of the types of commercial leases available before you begin your search. Knowing the costs of each of the different types of leases will help you decide which lease makes the most sense for your operating needs and budget....(more)


7 Cities You Wouldn't Guess Celebs Lived In

The town of Taos, where Julia Roberts chooses to reside, encompasses just 5.4 square miles of land....(more)

What to Consider When Scouting a Company to Build Your New Home

Because the financial investment to build a home is a large one, finding a reputable builder is just as important as finding one that fits your style. Home building companies are diverse. One builder may be certified in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), which focuses on green building, while another's goal might be to incorporate unique architectural details. Some home building companies have a financial focus while others focus on aesthetics. What follows is a list of considerations to aid in your search for a homebuilder so that you match your unique needs with a company that can deliver....(more)

Modern Septic Systems

Purchasing, maintaining, and pumping a septic system may be a distant problem for the majority of the population. But, for approximately 25 percent of the North American population, this is an established practice. Modern day septic systems are efficient and relatively maintenance free, except for routine pumping. The state of a home's septic system can effect a buyer's decision and the value of the real estate....(more)


Avoid Signing a Blank Real Estate Contract

Buying real estate is a very serious thing. It's a long commitment on a mortgage, and not something you can easily walk away from. It's generally expensive, too, and not everyone can qualify for what they want and need. The first thing you'll be asked to do when you want to make an offer is sign a contract. Since this is legally binding, read it carefully and make sure what you're agreeing to....(more)

Property Management Can Be Part of Your Real Estate Career

Many people who work in real estate also get involved in property management. That way, they can sell houses and manage rentals. There's extra work, but also extra income, to be had that way. It's a great way to expand a real estate business. Of course, it's important to do it right. If you're not sure how to handle managing properties, then it's a good idea to find out what you need to know before you get started....(more)

Virtual Real Estate Office

During times of economic downturn a lot of people lose their jobs, and this is especially true for those in the real estate business. However, necessity being the mother of invention as it were, some new concepts come about as a result. One example that realtors and real estate brokers came up with to save money on office space and still give their clients what they need is virtual real estate offices. Virtual real estate offices were created along with virtual real estate office websites. The topics listed below explore those virtual offices....(more)

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National real estate expert Brendon DeSimone is the author of Next Generation Real Estate. He has shared his practical advice with millions via the Zillow Blog, syndicated to more than 250 daily newspapers and top media sites online; Forbes, FOX Business, Yahoo! Real Estate & AOL Real Estate. He's been... Read More

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