covid-19

Going Virtual Permanently: How Agents Can Do It Successfully

Going Virtual Permanently: How Agents Can Do It Successfully

By Aly Yale / November 10, 2020
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Many real estate agents have been working remotely since the pandemic began, trading their morning commutes to the brokerage for coffee and checking emails at the kitchen table. It was challenging at first, sure, but now, agents are finding themselves…

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Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: We're Experiencing Pandemic-Related Delays

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: We’re Experiencing Pandemic-Related Delays

By Tara Mastroeni / November 4, 2020
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Welcome back to the Coronavirus Renovation Diaries. You may have noticed that it’s been a while since my last update where I convinced my building to let me start my renovation despite the virus-related lockdown. However, it probably won’t surprise…

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How to Stay Active When Your Gym is Closed

By Aly Yale / October 19, 2020
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If your gym is one of the millions closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, then you’ve probably found yourself struggling to stay active these past few months.  Sure, walks with the dog are better than nothing, but they’re not the…

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What Is an Appraisal Waiver?

By Aly Yale / September 30, 2020
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If you’re refinancing your mortgage loan, you might qualify for an appraisal waiver. This allows you to skip the appraisal process, as well as the fees that come with it. Appraisal waivers are only available on conventional loans, so if…

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Feeling Disconnected While Working Remotely? Try These Tricks

Feeling Disconnected While Working Remotely? Try These Tricks

By Aly Yale / September 16, 2020
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Remote work has become the norm for many Americans these pandemic-fueled days, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. And while the arrangement certainly has its perks (hello, no morning commute!), it also has some workers feeling…

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The NAR Conference Is Going Virtual. Here’s How to Get the Most out of Attending a Virtual Seminar

The 2020 NAR Conference Is Going Virtual. Here’s How to Get the Most Out of Attending a Virtual Seminar

By Tara Mastroeni / September 15, 2020
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Events everywhere have been shifting to virtual platforms amid the coronavirus crisis — and the real estate industry is no different. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently announced that this year’s annual conference & expo will be held in…

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How to Plan an Outdoor Movie Night During COVID-19

How to Plan an Outdoor Movie Night During COVID-19

By Tara Mastroeni / August 26, 2020
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Movie theaters might be closed for the foreseeable future in light of the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t recreate the theater-going experience from the comfort of your own home. Read on below to learn how to plan an…

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How to Get Your Kids Ready for Back to School During COVID-19

By Aly Yale / August 20, 2020
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The summer is coming to a close, and the school year is quickly approaching. Though some of that schooling might occur at home or via a computer screen, prepping your kids early is still critical — at least if you…

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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

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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