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Staying on the right side of Airbnb rules, regs and taxes
Staying on the right side of Airbnb rules, regs and taxes

In Chicago, STRs are governed by a hulking, 58-page ordinance, and there are other restrictions layered on by city regulators and condo boards. So, if you or one of your clients are looking to buy an investment property with an

The Airbnb lending puzzle
The Airbnb lending puzzle

The mortgage lending industry and its public referees have responded to short-term rentals with more accommodation than restriction, a positive development for homeowners who hope to earn income through a short-term rental platform. Not only is it possible for homeowners

Deciding between Airbnb and traditional property management
Deciding between Airbnb and traditional property management

Whether you work in property management or your clients are looking for advice on how to capitalize on these opportunities, it’s important to consider the ways managing a short-term rental property differs from managing one for long-term tenants. Here are

Predictive analytics may reveal what’s next for your business
Predictive analytics may reveal what’s next for your business

Many agents and brokers are already using predictive analytics to determine homebuyer patterns and behaviors, and the trend lines point to more adoption of this technology as it

People first, then tech
People first, then tech

Though @properties is one of very few independent shops that develops technology in-house, co-founder Thad Wong said they didn’t initially set out with any particular focus on

If you build it, they will come
If you build it, they will come

Learn how one Dream Town agent rolled up his sleeves and got to work employing his limited programming skills to create a site for his business that uses a custom-built search

The path to painless tech integration
The path to painless tech integration

Keeping up with the latest tools requires not just deciding to use technology, but ensuring everyone on the team is able to take full advantage of

3 tech trends that can make home sales easier
3 tech trends that can make home sales easier

There are a few technologies that are poised to make significant leaps in the next year or so. How will they affect how you do

Beyond splits: How managing brokers recruit and retain for the long haul
Beyond splits: How managing brokers recruit and retain for the long haul

Many of the challenges a managing broker faces can be met head-on by recruiting the best talent available. But recruiting agents isn’t always about finding those with the best sales numbers or those who bring in the most

Taking the reins after tragedy
Taking the reins after tragedy

After her husband and business partner died suddenly, Emily Jeffries had to become the new managing broker of the office, taking over daily operations while preparing for and taking the test to earn her managing broker

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