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  • HomeSmart Paid For My Kids’ College Tuitions
      By: Tori Rosenblum At HomeSmart, when we talk to prospective agents or franchise owners, we’re met with questions like: How is that possible? What’s the catch? We get a lot of resistance because people don’t understand how we can do what we do and provide such great [read more]
    Source: HomeSmart Real Estate BlogPublished on 2017-12-14
  • Maintaining Your Home
      After you move from home buyer to homeowner status, you’ll need to be sure you take care of your new asset. Maintaining a home is an ongoing process and takes some work. Since your home is a pledge for security of your loan, you will need to [read more]
    Source: HomeSmart Real Estate BlogPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Emergency Fund
      Homeownership is different from renting in that all expenses are the owner’s responsibility. When you rent, the landlord handles repairs and other issues for you. Those that own their own home must realize storing some money away for a rainy day is essential. Savings for the Unexpected [read more]
    Source: HomeSmart Real Estate BlogPublished on 2017-12-07
  • Get The Perfect Real Estate Testimonial! Here’s How.
      By: Lauren Walker Testimonials are gold for real estate agents. That’s because social proof is the must-have validation you need for referrals — and referrals drive over 80% your real estate business. So, how do you ask your clients for reviews? How do you measure your own [read more]
    Source: HomeSmart Real Estate BlogPublished on 2017-12-05
  • Closing Time!
      The day your dream finally comes true is called closing day. Welcome to the official home owners club! This is when you get to “sign your life away” and begin to enjoy the benefits of home ownership. While the day has been anticipated, there are a few [read more]
    Source: HomeSmart Real Estate BlogPublished on 2017-11-30
  • HomeSmart Agent Case Study: Using Relola To Promote Local Expertise
      By: Jen Ross Laura Knowlton   Laura Knowlton loves her community. In fact, the Divide, Colorado volunteer firefighter, Colorado Springs EMT and wilderness medical team member is so fond of her home, that she became a real estate professional to extend her passion for providing service in [read more]
    Source: HomeSmart Real Estate BlogPublished on 2017-11-28
  • December Action Plan: 5 Areas of Focus
    By: Wendy Forsythe 2017 has been a whirlwind and here we are, staring down the pipe to the end of the year. So, let’s consider the last 40 days of 2017 — a critical time in our businesses. People are thinking about business and strategic planning and what [read more]
    Source: HomeSmart Real Estate BlogPublished on 2017-11-22
  • The Ins and Outs of Private Mortgage Insurance
      Homebuyers are hopeful to close on their new purchase. However, they end up getting derailed when they don’t have quite enough money for a down payment. Private mortgage insurance is a way to buy a home and not have to put quite as much money into the [read more]
    Source: HomeSmart Real Estate BlogPublished on 2017-11-20
  • Handling Your Mortgage
      You’ve selected your new home and the offer has been accepted. Congratulations! Now for the next step: the journey to get your mortgage. You have much to consider before you “sign your life away.” Home buyers are often so excited that they rush the mortgage process. However, [read more]
    Source: HomeSmart Real Estate BlogPublished on 2017-11-15
  • What to Consider When Buying Your Home
      If you’ve decided to take the leap into homeownership then you are in for an exciting time! Now that you are officially looking to buy, there are some things to consider. Buying a home is a big decision and it’s often the largest bill you pay each [read more]
    Source: HomeSmart Real Estate BlogPublished on 2017-11-07
  • HomeSmart Pays for Me to Travel the World!
      At HomeSmart, when we talk to prospective agents or franchise owners, we’re met with questions like: How is that possible? What’s the catch? We get a lot of resistance because people don’t understand how we can do what we do and provide such great value at such [read more]
    Source: HomeSmart Real Estate BlogPublished on 2017-11-02
  • The Plunge of Homeownership
     Taking the plunge into homeownership is an excellent decision to make. There are many advantages when it comes to owning versus renting. However, there are important financial decisions to be considered in advance. The benefits include things like tax deductions, a fixed monthly payment and customizing your home [read more]
    Source: HomeSmart Real Estate BlogPublished on 2017-10-30
  • Top 3 Marketing Rules and Action Items to Reignite and Grow Your Business
      By: Todd Sumney During the lifetime of your real estate career, you may experience a lull in business. This can happen to any agent, full-time or part-time, and can occur when you least expect it. But, this dreaded roller-coaster effect doesn’t have to happen. With the right [read more]
    Source: HomeSmart Real Estate BlogPublished on 2017-10-25
  • 3 Ways to Give Your Brokerage A Competitive Advantage
      By: Shannon Daniele, HomeSmart Realty Group Broker/Owner My brokerage, HomeSmart Realty Group in Signal Hill, California, went from two to 94 agents in three years. HomeSmart’s competitive advantage of being a high-value, high-service brokerage, allows our agents to take the lead in our local area as true [read more]
    Source: HomeSmart Real Estate BlogPublished on 2017-10-19
  • 3 Ways to Give Your Brokerage A Competitive Advantage
      By: Shannon Daniele, HomeSmart Realty Group Broker/Owner My brokerage, HomeSmart Realty Group in Signal Hill, California, went from two to 94 agents in three years. HomeSmart’s competitive advantage of being a high-value, high-service brokerage, allows our agents to take the lead in our local area as true [read more]
    Source: HomeSmart Real Estate BlogPublished on 2017-10-19
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