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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
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Five Ways to Strengthen Your Negotiating Skills

Posted by Amy Swinger on March 13, 2019 in No Category
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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How To Get Sellers Off The Fence

Posted by Amy Swinger on February 26, 2019 in No Category
As a trusted expert, you can provide the info they need to jump As Realtors, we’ve all been there: you know homeowners who are considering selling their property, but for one reason or another they can’t take that first step. What’s holding them back could be any of a number of issues, from worries about whether they have much equity, or worse yet, negative equity, to concerns about their next steps. As a real estate agent, it’s important to remember that you are a trusted authority on th... read more
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How to Increase Leads and Close Sales as a Newbie

Posted by Mikayla Zimmerman on February 12, 2019 in No Category
Here’s how to get “beginner’s luck” as a Realtor Being a new real estate agent can be all at once exciting and overwhelming. Chances are you have questions about the whole process from start to finish. You may wonder how you’ll start generating the leads you need to build your business. You probably also have an interest in learning what you can do to close sales. Real estate is a complex industry, and being a Realtor requires skills that are unique—which is to say, while beginne... read more
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QUIZ - What type of real estate agent are you?

Posted by Anna Jotham on January 18, 2019 in No Category
Real estate agents come in all shapes, sizes and real estate styles, and it turns out there’s a huge benefit to taking some time to assess what type of real estate agent you are. After all, when we truly understand ourselves and our tendencies, we can identify areas where we would like to change and improve. So what type of real estate agent are you? Let this quiz help you on the road to real (estate) self-awareness. ... read more
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