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6 Tips to Capture The Best Real Estate Photos

Photography has never been more important in the real estate industry. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of REALTORS®, homebuyers across the country rated photos as the feature they use most when searching for a home online. Web listings or advertisements…

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The Easiest Way to Make More in Real Estate

Learning how to make more in real estate takes time and commitment, but research shows there’s an easy way to increase your earnings: be happy. If it sounds too simple, it’s not. We surveyed brokers across North Carolina to uncover how they earn money…

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Fair Housing, Is It? [Free Webinar]

On Friday, October 23, 2020, our sister school McKissock Learning is hosting a FREE non-credit webinar titled “Fair Housing, Is It?”  Join a virtual panel of real estate experts as they analyze the findings of the Newsday investigation, Long Island Divided, and discuss how…

How to Land Your First North Carolina Real Estate Listing

Getting started in real estate is no easy task, and many new North Carolina real estate brokers simply aren’t prepared for the hard work that goes into creating a successful career. Building a solid real estate business takes hard work and commitment, particularly when…

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Best Books for New Mortgage Loan Officers

There’s a lot to learn as a new mortgage loan officer. While it may feel overwhelming at first, time, patience and education will all help. Mortgage education, in particular, will bolster your comfort level and your ability to help borrowers. One of the simplest,…

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Staging a Home for Quick Offers and Sales

Home staging is simply the art of setting up the property so that you highlight its best features while making it appeal to a larger audience. As the seller’s broker, it is your responsibility to counsel your clients on how to stage the interior…

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Top Blogs for New North Carolina Mortgage Loan Officers

Are you a newly licensed mortgage loan officer in the state of North Carolina? First of all, congrats on starting a new and exciting career! If you don’t have a lot of experience under your belt just yet, no worries. There are plenty of…

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How to Succeed With Short Sale Clients

As a new real estate broker, you may want to spend time researching the benefits of marketing to short sale clients. Successful short sale brokers can generate significant amounts of commissions in much shorter amounts of closing time. They often have very happy, relieved, and…