Despite the long and unusual spring we’ve endured this year, summer is right around the corner. For many of us, this means looking forward to beaches and barbecues. And while these months should be a time for relaxation, for homeowners this also means finding the time for summer home maintenance. Staying on top of necessary
Even if you love your job, the 9-to-5 routine can be exhausting at times. Aggressive deadlines, commuting, and running from meeting to meeting are enough to wear on anyone. When stress from our professional lives overloads us, we can succumb to what’s known as “burnout”. A recent Gallup poll found that 67% of full-time employees
Edison, NJ, March 23, 2020 — As millions of Americans are being told to stay home, Choice Home Warranty has announced that it will provide its customers with enhanced coverage during the COVID-19 crisis. “At this time, more than ever, our customers need us,” said Victor Hakim, CEO of Choice Home Warranty. Effective March 23,
The real estate profession is growing. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment for brokers and agents is expected to grow at a rate of 7 percent from 2018 to 2028. This is a faster growth rate than the average for all occupations. That being said, there
While it may be true that more and more buyers are searching for their homes online, 63 percent of sellers still host at least one open house as part of their sales strategy. In a 2016 survey of agents, brokers, and others, 70 percent of respondents sold a home due to a connection they made
Your garage door opener is a great convenience you probably use almost every day but likely take for granted. In fact, the average garage door in the U.S. opens and closes 1,500 times per year. But what happens when your garage door opener doesn’t work? Garage door openers have an average lifespan of 10 to
Regardless of your role in business, one thing is certain – how you set up your office affects how your clients and prospective clients perceive you and your business. The same is also true of a home office if you meet with clients there. Not only do you use your office design to market to
In today’s world, the first impression you make as a real estate professional on potential clients is likely to be your online profile. As the old adage goes: “You only get one chance to make a first impression”. So you need to make it count. While there are many marketing ideas for real estate agents
For several years now, Millennials, also known as Generation Y, have been the largest group of home buyers in the U.S. – and that percentage has been steadily growing. Older millennials currently outnumber younger millennials in this cohort by far. If you want to be successful in 2020, you must not only take notice of
Whether you are an experienced Instagram user or new to the platform, you should know that Instagram is one of the most used and fastest growing social media platforms in the world. Using Instagram for real estate is a great way to market properties, introduce promotions, engage with current and potential clients, and much more.
According to the National Association of Realtors®, millennials were the largest group (37%) of home buyers in 2019. Consequently, your reputation is more important than ever when it comes to your online presence. Why? Because practically all millennials (98%) use the internet for their home search and when choosing a real estate agent. With that
The short answer is “no.” However, you want to avoid frozen water pipes whenever possible. A burst pipe will not only cause you a lot of trouble, it can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars to repair the water damage it causes. But there are many ways to guard against this happening to you.