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Great Read Roundup: Remote Buying, Broken Deals, & the Mortgage Deduction

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career. We Bought a Home Sight Unseen (Here’s What We Learned) (7 minute read) Why it matters: It’s not something [...]

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5 Flooring Choices Make a Home Seem Larger

Here are a five subtle tips for your sellers that will help stretch smaller spaces. 1. Use lighter colors. Lighter makes the space look larger. The same goes for walls. 2. Use wider planks. Wider makes the space look larger. The same goes for tile; larger tiles make the space look larger. (Conversely, parquet hardwood makes the [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Expireds, Flipping Faster, & Off-Market Deals

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career. What’s the Best Way to Contact Expired Listings Without Being Intrusive and Rude? (6 minute read) Why it [...]

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Protect Your Bike with BikeIndex.org

If you’re into cycling, you know how expensive it can be to replace a stolen bike. Typically, police departments do not make bike recovery a high priority and the odds of finding the bike are pretty low. Thieves often “chop shop” the bikes for components or quickly sell them online. There is one free and [...]

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Great Read Roundup: McMansions, Design Tips, & Conversation Pits

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career. Zillow Ends its Dumb Legal Crusade Against McMansion Hell Blogger (5 minute read) Why it matters: Okay, we’ll admit [...]

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3 Power Conservation Tips for Your Clients

When the A/C is running non-stop in the summer months, the power bill can really cook the monthly budget. Here are a few simple tips to help your clients reduce their power bills year round: 1. Swap out old bulbs for LEDs. The new generation of LED lighting has gotten seriously good and a single bulb [...]

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Garage Safety Tips to Help Secure Your Home

Your garage is literally the gateway to the world. And in the world, there are plenty of thieves who see your garage as an easy entrance for pillaging your personal possessions. Garage security may seem straightforward, but there are a surprising number of ways they can be exploited. We recently came across a handy guide from [...]

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Essential Fireworks Safety Tips

Independence Day is here, and all summer long, people enjoy amazing displays of fireworks. From the spectacular hometown shows to the simple backyard celebration, pyrotechnics are an essential part of the party. But according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 240 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Salvage, Summer Flair, & Vacation Smarts

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career. Haylofts to Hardwoods: How One Family Salvaged a Historic Barn By Hand (9 minute read) Why it matters: There’s [...]

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Meet the “California Room”

Some summer hours are too beautiful to be ignored. Whether those dewy dawns before the sun is at full strength, or the long evening hours when the heat bleeds off the day, there are times when being outdoors is a tremendous pleasure. But this doesn’t mean you always want to spread out a blanket or [...]

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