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Growing personal wealth: How agents use what they know to invest in their future
Growing personal wealth: How agents use what they know to invest in their future

Though brokers help their clients invest in real estate every day, many don’t have their own portfolios set up yet. Learn from real estate professionals who have done this successfully, whether purchasing rental buildings, flipping homes or serving clients who

How to master the property management piece of your real estate investment portfolio
How to master the property management piece of your real estate investment portfolio

Brokers often assume they already know what they need to be successful landlords, only to find themselves in over their heads on their first rental. Here are a few common missteps and important tasks to keep in

Taking a step toward financial freedom in a time of economic crisis
Taking a step toward financial freedom in a time of economic crisis

It’s been about two years since the National Association of Realtors launched its financial planning and assistance wing, the Center for Realtor Financial Wellness, and just in time to find its footing for the coming global

6 real estate lessons from the woman who developed 1920s Chicago
6 real estate lessons from the woman who developed 1920s Chicago

In 1922, an unusual woman started a real estate firm in Chicago. She began with a single salesman who was still driving a taxi when he started, but within a couple of years built one of the nation’s largest firms,

Big data geolocation game offers chance to invest without risk
Big data geolocation game offers chance to invest without risk

A new augmented reality app promises to transform the way people think about buying and selling properties, using AI to turn players into virtual real estate magnates.

CoreLogic rolls out new tech tools
CoreLogic rolls out new tech tools

In the coronavirus era, agents are looking for ways to keep themselves and clients safe. These new tech tools from CoreLogic aim to help them navigate the uncertain terrain of the new

The new pandemic escapism is online home shopping
The new pandemic escapism is online home shopping

Now might be a good time for brokers to make sure their online assets are in order, according to a new report from

Build, buy or partner? Creating a real estate technology stack that works
Build, buy or partner? Creating a real estate technology stack that works

Sometimes it makes sense to build your own tech, whereas other situations call for an off-the-shelf solution or a vendor partnership. Which styles benefit different types of businesses and offices? Also, how can tech companies adapt to better serve the

A platform for expansion: @properties’ take on in-house development
A platform for expansion: @properties’ take on in-house development

In the big brand vs. boutique brokerage decision, most agents assume one of the main trade-offs is going to be between a relatively impressive suite of tools and support at the major companies versus a scaled-down but more nimble approach

A local site that shows brokers Chicago from a new vantage point
A local site that shows brokers Chicago from a new vantage point

Chicago Cityscape, an online information portal, provides a laser focus on data that gives brokers a strategic advantage, according to founder Steve

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