Category Archive: Business News

The dirtiest surfaces in your new home will scare you

It’s not October yet, but we had the jitters after reading this cleverly-headlined piece about the dirtiest surfaces in a new-to-you home.   On the surface, your new home looks immaculate. After all, it was probably professionally cleaned a few times during the staging and selling process. However, all of that will be for naught soon because bacteria […]

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4 tips to help your real estate photos pop

What is the first thing people see when they look at a listing? It’s still the photos. Yes, video is more important than ever, and words can help you tell a home’s story, but it’s very important to get the best possible photos of your listings. With everything else to deal with when listing a house, it […]

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Your credit score – and 3 other things to know before buying a home

While market conditions continue to change as we move into the fall season, one thing remains constant. The journey of a first-time homebuyer can get complicated. However, our teams and fellow real estate professionals are here to help.  When we spotted this article about credit scores from CNBC recently, we knew it would make a perfect blog […]

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4 not-so-DIY projects when it comes to your home

Whether you’re in your first home or your seventh, you likely know that maintenance and minor repairs are just part of the dream. Thanks to the internet, some of these tasks have been made much easier with on-demand advice and do-it-yourself videos. However, our teams are here to tell you some genres of projects may […]

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4 STATS THAT SHOW HOUSE HUNTING HAS GONE TO THE DOGS

Maybe it’s because we had so much fun celebrating National Dog Day last month, but we’ve been thinking a lot about pets and the joy a furry animal can bring into our lives. With that in mind, we wanted to make sure we talked about how important of a role pets play in the modern […]

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3 reasons why internal communication is key

Normally, this is a space where we offer tips on how to talk to potential customers and the public about all of the great things you and your teams do, but today we’re doing a 180. It’s time to talk about how you communicate internally with your team or – if you’re a lone ranger […]

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Prospecting in a Competitive Market

As an agent, it’s critical that your toolbox include the resources you need to reach out to potential leads and secure the deal. Check out Alliance’s tools and tips below!  Ask Alliance’s Business Development team about the availability of prospecting list and targeted farm reports. *  Utilize our Profilez on Demand and/or Agent Intel tools […]

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Schools: How much should they affect your home search?

It’s back to school season for many families, so we thought it would be the perfect time to talk about how much a good school should factor into the search for your dream home. Like a tricky word problem in math class, the answer is not that simple.  For parents of school-aged children, it’s true […]

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3 Ways to Ward off Scammers

As the protector of your transaction and property rights for years to come, our team takes fighting fraud and other scams seriously. That’s why we’ve talked about this issue a lot over the years.  Thank you for your collective efforts in helping keep our buyers and sellers safe. Because wire fraud is such an important […]

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3 Steps to your YouTube channel

The internet is an endless goldmine of opportunities for real estate professionals to market themselves. We’re not telling you something new, but how do you know which platform is best for your real estate business? The answer is… all of them! Diversity is key when it comes to utilizing the internet for marketing your business. […]

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