Real estate tips, trends and insights for home buyers and sellers

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You Forgot Your Wi-Fi Password. Now What?

 A friend asks for your Wi-Fi password, but you’re at a loss. Now what? Here are the steps to easily retrieve your password: Mac1. Open the Keychain Access2. Search for the name of the wireless network for which you’d like the password. When found, double click on it. 3. Check the Show Password box to see the password spelled out. Windows * Open the Network and Sharing Center.* Next to Connections, select your Wi-Fi network, and then Wireless Properties.* Within Wireless Network Properties, select the Security tab, and

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Help Young Adults With Finances

Keeping track of budgets, money spent, and money saved is a terrific way to start out on the road to a healthy financial future. Share these smartphone apps with the young adults in your life to easily track finances.      Mint is a terrific way to track the 50/30/20 rule: 50% of income for essentials (e.g. rent, food), 30% for wants (e.g. shopping, eating out), and 20% for savings (e.g. paying down debt, “pay yourself first”

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Make Your Guests Feel At Home

   Whether they’re staying in a guest room, or in a hosted Airbnb, here are a few ways to ensure your guests feel right at home during their stay. 1. Once you’ve shown your guests where they’ll be staying, take some time to walk them through the space. Point out where they can store their luggage and hang clothes, which bathroom they’ll be using, which light switches do what in the room, how to operate any

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Prepare For Success At The Doctor’s Office

Going to the doctor can be a bit stressful, even if the reason for your visit is as simple as an annual check-up. It’s easy to become flustered once you’re in an exam room, and the questions you may have had in mind to ask your doctor can quickly disappear.      You can make your next appointment a stress-free success with a bit of preparation. Try these tips:      Take notes: If you’re having specific

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3 reasons to get the (GRI) designation in real estate

Are you interested in making more money as a real estate agent, advancing your career, and standing out from the competition? The Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation is an excellent option to help you learn more, influence consumers, and build more confidence in your real estate skills. 3 reasons to get the (GRI) designation in real estate. What does GRI mean in real estate? According to the National Association of REALTORS. The Graduate REALTOR Institute

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Earn the GRI Designation

In today’s competitive business environment, it often takes more than motivation and initiative to be successful. Earning a Graduate, the REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out among prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR with an in-depth knowledge of technical issues and real estate fundamentals. Discover why earning the GRI designation is critical to your business success. REALTOR Institute Policy Statement The REALTOR Institute curriculum represents the minimum of common

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Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation is for real estate buyer’s agents. Who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home buying process. By earning the ABR designation. You gain access to valuable real estate education that improves your skills and knowledge of homebuyers, ongoing specials, programs, and updates that keep you informed about issues and trends facing homebuyers, and access to members-only publications. As well as marketing tools and resources.

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What education and certification are required for a hiring manager?

What education and certification are required for a hiring manager? In addition to a high school diploma, property management companies may require different levels of education and certification from their property managers. So let’s take a deeper look at these requirements below Essential skills every property manager needs Communication – The property manager is always in contact with someone, be it owners, tenants, sellers, or interested parties. Therefore, strong verbal and written communication is essential! This means

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Real Estate designations and Certifications

Real Estate designations and Certifications are often combined with real estate certifications, and for good reason—both offer real estate professionals the opportunity to demonstrate their experience and expertise in specific aspects of the field. They allow agents, brokers, property managers, and other individuals with a niche in the real estate industry to demonstrate to potential clients that they have both specialized knowledge of various real estate niches. Realestate Certifications and designations are fundamentally similar in that

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Best real estate designation

Best real estate designation. You can become a licensed real estate agent in a matter of months. While that brief ramp-up may be appealing to you, you can be sure it’s tempting many other people in your town. These people become your competitors. To stand out, try to attract clients with your advanced skills. By earning realestate designations you can demonstrate to the market that you have honed your craft. With a real estate degree, you are

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4 Easy-Care House Plants

The benefits of plants are numerous, but not everyone has the inclination to take on a complicated schedule of watering and fertilizing the household greenery. The good news is that there are many low-maintenance plants that actually seem to thrive on neglect. Here are just a few. Spider: The long, striped leaves of the spider plant look fantastic in hanging pots, and they’re easy to keep happy. They love to get lots of sunlight and

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How To Cope When Plans Fall Through

No matter how much we prepare in advance, chances are very good that plans will have to change along the way. Some people are adept at going with the flow when this happens, but for others, a sudden schedule change can be debilitating. There’s no magic solution that makes plans bullet- proof or changes easier to handle, but there are some things you can do to help your brain cope with the stress of change.

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Lending Money To Family

Nearly everyone has probably borrowed money from a family member at one time or another, but getting $20 to fill the gas tank is a far cry from asking for a loan to start a business or put a down payment on a house. Lending larger sums of money to a family member can be incredibly helpful to the borrower, but a defaulted loan has the potential to ruin relationships, so it’s wise to tread

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Can Solar Really Save You $$?

Adding solar panels to your home’s roof can dramatically reduce your electricity bills, though the initial investment may be substantial. It’s important to do your research before diving in to make sure that investment will pay off sooner rather than later.   Look for incentive programs. There is a federal tax credit for homeowners who install a solar photovoltaic (solar) system before December 31, 2023. It’s a 26% tax credit if you install before December 31,

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Help Kids Adjust To A New Baby

Having a child is nothing short of life-changing and adding a second kid into the mix is a completely different kind of challenge—both for you and for your older children. Here are a few tips to help your littles adjust to the idea of a new baby sibling. Explain that the family is growing, using age-appropriate language. There are lots of kids’ books that can help with this. Talk about what the baby will be

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