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Tips for selling tenant-occupied properties

tenantoccunitThe home-selling process can be equally stressful for owner and tenant alike when it comes to selling a rental property. The trick to a smooth and successful tenant-occupied property sale is appealing to the tenants as well as the client — being upfront and compassionate with the process and in scheduling visits. Who knows: those tenants could turn out to be future clients down the road. Here are a few tips for selling tenant-occupied properties.

Five tax write-offs for real estate agents

taxwriteoffs_articleTax season is a stressful time. But as a self-employed individual, real estate agents can take advantage of tax write-offs for business expenses, helping to reduce the total taxable income. Here are a few to consider when you’re heading into tax season.

Tips for working with elderly clients

olderclinetThe baby boomer generation is steadily moving into older age and with that transition comes unique changes in their housing needs. As this demographic continues to grow, you may be encountering more and more senior clients or perhaps might be interested in positioning yourself as a specialist of this group. Here’s what to expect when you’re working with senior-aged real estate clients.

Go green: how to approach your real estate business from an environmentally-friendly perspective

goinggreen_imageMore and more concerned citizens are adopting environmentally-friendly practises in their homes and offices, including real estate agents and their home-buying and selling customers. Taking a greener approach and outlook to your real estate business isn’t only just good for the earth but it can also help position you positively among potential clients and customers that have made the environment a priority in their lives. Here are a few ways to approach your business from an environmentally-friendly perspective.

Tips for better engagement with open house visitors

openhousearticleHosting an open house isn’t just for introducing a new listing to the market. It’s also a great opportunity to bring new clients onto your roster that may be thinking of buying or selling soon. Here are a few simple tips to help convert open house visitors into clients.

Is home staging worth the investment?


Depending on the size and condition of the property, home staging can cost a few hundred or even over a thousand dollars. But is the expense worth the investment? A recent study from the National Association of Realtors helps us address this question.

Working with multigenerational clients

mgfamWhether for affordability, cultural norms or personal preference, more and more households are becoming multigenerational. This could be married couples (or single millennials) moving back in with their retired parents to save up and buy their own home or families with aging parents looking for in-law suites. It’s a demographic that’s only growing, making it a valuable niche to target. Here are a few tips for working with clients looking for multigenerational homes.

Housing trends for 2019


With a new year comes new challenges for the real estate market. Advancements in technology, changes in demographics and government policies will keep agents on their toes for the months ahead. Here are a few trends and predictions for 2019 and how agents can keep one step ahead.

Tips for selling homes over the holidays

winterforsaleWhile the real estate market tends to slow down over the holiday season, you may still have a few clients motivated to list their homes at this time. Whether it’s for personal or financial circumstances, it’s reassuring to know the market doesn’t shut down outright, but there are still challenges to face. So here are a few tips to help your client sell their property during the holiday season.

Keeping in touch over the holidays

holidaykeepintouchThe holidays are not only for spending time with family and friends. They’re also a great reason to reach back out to your former clients and touch base. It’s a welcome opportunity to check in and keep yourself top of mind. Here are a few great ways to effectively connect with your clients over the holidays.