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A little pre-planning can ensure a smoother start When you’re ready to jump into the exciting world of real estate, chances are you can hardly wait to get started. After all, being your own boss, setting your own hours, building a client base and matching people with the perfect properties sounds great, right? Not to mention, all of those commissions…. But before you start your career as a real estate agent, you must consider a critical factor that could make or break your venture as a Realtor: how t... read more

Tips and techniques for passing real estate exams

Posted by Amy Swinger on May 22, 2019 in  uncategorized
Use these tricks to pass your initial Realtor license exam and other designations You’re in the home stretch to achieving your dream of becoming a Realtor, but first you have to face the licensing exam. Or maybe you’re facing another real estate exam and feeling jitters. It’s a challenge, but one you can surely handle with the right amount of prep and a little bit of insider know-how. Never fear, we’re here to help you pass your real estate exams — whether you’re just starting ... read more

Working With Millennial Homebuyers

Posted by Amy Swinger on April 09, 2019 in  uncategorized
Millennials—individuals born between 1980 and 1995—are entering the real estate market in droves. They are, in fact, the largest generation in history. So as a Realtor, understanding this key demographic and how you can work best with them is essential. While finding and purchasing the perfect property can be challenging for any first-time homebuyer, it’s especially challenging for millennials who are facing inventory shortages in many markets and pricing that may exceed their budgets.  Und... read more
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could be good news for real estate professionals when it comes tax time. The section 199A deduction, also known as the pass-through deduction, allows a deduction of up to 20 percent on business-related income for sole proprietors and owners of pass-through businesses. As most Realtors are sole proprietors, this could mean a more favorable tax rate for you. In fact, some analysts are calling the change a big win for Realtors.  Understanding Section 199A of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ... read more

Five Ways to Strengthen Your Negotiating Skills

Posted by Amy Swinger on March 13, 2019 in  uncategorized
As a real estate agent, the strength of your negotiating skills can mean the difference between a deal falling through (and the resulting fallout) and clients who are delighted and recommend you to others. In fact, having strong negotiating skills is, arguably, essential to your career in real estate.  But negotiating skills don’t come naturally to everyone, and most of us could stand to improve. So here are some tips and tricks you can undertake to hone your negotiating skills, close deals with less fr... read more
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