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Why BB&T Home Mortgage Is My Go-To Mortgage Partner

Work with a lender who is as dedicated to creating a positive experience as you are.

What To Do When the Appraisal Comes Back Low

If a home appraisal comes back low, it doesn’t have to mean the deal is dead. 

Top 3 Trends in the Real Estate Industry

Today’s real estate industry is vibrant and changing quickly.

3 Common Client Pain Points—and How to Handle Them

Here are some tips for managing some of the most common hurdles with homebuyers.

Owning the Close: 4 Ways to Maintain Rewarding Client Relationships

Here are four proven methods for staying top-of-mind with clients for years to come.

Not Using Social Media? Here's Why Real Estate Agents Should Be

A social media presence can provide countless benefits you won’t get otherwise.

New to the Real Estate Game? 5 Tips From Seasoned Pros

Shorten the ramp-up time of your "newbie" phase.

Market Ebb and Flow: How to Adjust Your Tactics Throughout the Seasons

When the market changes, there are ways to ensure your business doesn’t waver.

I've Got Someone for That: 5 Contacts Every Real Estate Agent Needs

Good agents connect their clients to other professionals.

Inspection Woes: How to Help Your Client Understand What Really Matters

The home inspection report can be an issue for prospective home buyers, but it doesn’t have to be. 

Indecisive: How to Help Your Clients Pinpoint Their Dream Home

Having a home-buying wish list early on helps your chances for a finding the perfect home.

How to Create an MLS Listing That Gets Clicks

Create MLS listings that help you get the word out about homes for sale. 

4 Best Ways to Network as a Real Estate Agent

Discover how to meet new people—and watch your business grow.

5 Tips for Working With First-time Homebuyers

Help first-time homebuyers step into a new world full of promise.

5 Real Estate Influencers Worth Following

Discover inspiration for generating leads, developing marketing plans and more by taking notes from those who do it best.

Does Your Mortgage Partner Have These 5 Traits?

Find a lender who works well with you and your clients based on these five traits.

Coaching Tips That Turn Homebuyers Into Homeowners in a Seller's Market

Real estate experts share their tips for coaching home-buying clients to be successful in the most competitive markets.

7 Tips for Working With the Listing Agent

Representing two parties with separate goals and expectations can make the relationship between Realtor and listing agent tricky at times. 

7 Social Media Best Practices for Realtors

Learn to engage homebuying prospects with these social media tips for real estate agents.

6 Tips for Gaining More Clients Through Referrals

Here are several ways to ramp up your referral game and grow your client base. 

5 Tips for Working Directly With Builders

Learn how to work with builders selling new construction inventory and avoid potential pitfalls.

5 Tips for Taking Great Listing Photos

First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to selling a home. 

5 Hot Markets for Real Estate Pros

 Here are some of the best housing markets—and what distinguishes them

5 Email Best Practices for Realtors

Modern-day real estate pros rely heavily on email—and for good reasons.

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