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Further Your Career During COVID: Virtual Networking & Learning Resources for Real Estate Agents

Further Your Career During COVID: Virtual Networking and Learning Resources for Real Estate Agents

By Aly Yale / July 7, 2020
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Networking and continuing education are a big part of an agent’s job. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has made both of those significantly more difficult. Conferences are being canceled, in-person meetings and events are getting switched to Zoom, and many educational…

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10 Summer Activities for Kids That You Haven't Thought of Yet

10 Summer Activities for Kids That You Haven’t Thought of Yet

By Aly Yale / July 6, 2020
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It’s that time of year: the time when school’s out, the kids are “bored,” and you’re just plain out of ideas for constructive activities. Fortunately, we have you covered. Are you stuck on what to entertain the kiddos with this…

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" Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: Small Steps Forward to the Starting Line

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: Small Steps Forward to the Starting Line

By Tara Mastroeni / July 2, 2020
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Welcome to the newest installment of the Coronavirus Renovation Diaries! Last time, I talked about my experience buying my first home in the middle of a global pandemic, realizing that my unit needed more than a little TLC, and the…

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Home Buying Demand Is Up: Here's Why Sellers Should Act Now

Home Buying Demand Is Up: Here’s Why Sellers Should Act Now

By Aly Yale / July 1, 2020
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Despite all that’s going on in the country and its economy, home buying demand is surging. In fact, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, applications to purchase a home are now up 18% over the year. Home showing traffic has…

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The Dos and Don'ts of Listing Videos

The Dos and Don’ts of Listing Videos

By Aly Yale / June 30, 2020
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With buyers social distancing — and many sellers hesitant to let strangers into their homes — listing videos have become more important than ever. In fact, real estate brokerage Redfin reported an almost 500% increase in video tour requests in…

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How to Celebrate the Fourth of July During a Pandemic

How to Celebrate the Fourth of July During a Pandemic

By Tara Mastroeni / June 29, 2020
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Believe it or not, the Fourth of July is right around the corner. While the traditional barbecues and pool parties may not be possible this year, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate our nation’s birthday. With that in mind,…

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Coronavirus Renovation Diaries

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: When You Can’t Move In, Renovate First

By Tara Mastroeni / May 27, 2020
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Welcome to the start of a new series for Embrace Home Loans. I’m Tara, one of the blog writers for the site. While I usually bring you mortgage and real estate content, this time I’m doing something a little different.…

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6 Creative Ways to Celebrate Your 2020 Graduate

6 Creative Ways to Celebrate Your 2020 Graduate

By Tara Mastroeni / May 13, 2020
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It’s officially graduation season, but for many 2020 graduates, their celebrations aren’t turning out the way that they’d hoped. However, even if you’re unable to have an official ceremony or a big party, you can still make this time special…

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Reopening Your Office Post COVID-19? How Agents Can Do So Safely

Reopening Your Office Post COVID-19? How Agents Can Do So Safely

By Aly Yale / May 12, 2020
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Many states have loosened social distancing orders over the last few weeks, allowing businesses (brokerages included) to gradually open their doors to the public. But reopening shouldn’t mean it’s business as usual — at least if you want your colleagues…

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Need to Scratch That Travel Itch? 6 Virtual Vacation Ideas for the Whole Family

Need to Scratch That Travel Itch? 7 Virtual Vacations for the Whole Family

By Aly Yale / May 11, 2020
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The pandemic has made travel pretty difficult for the time being. Airports and crowded spaces are havens for the coronavirus, and if you want to keep your loved ones safe, steering clear of big museums, public landmarks, and busy theme…

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