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What is Escrow and How Exactly Does it Work?

Home buyers standing in front of house that is in escrow
By Kartik Subramaniam, October 21, 2020

One of the most important elements of the real estate process is also, for many people, among the most misunderstood: escrow. At its core, escrow is simply a legal arrangement in which a third party

Practical advice for real estate agents

Top Qualities of a Successful Real Estate Agent: Breaking Things Down

Real estate agent shaking clients hand
By Kartik Subramaniam, October 14, 2020

In a lot of ways, the real estate industry is unique in that there are so many moving parts at play. Every property is different, and the same can be said for every buyer and seller. But the one common

Practical advice for real estate agents

How to Negotiate a Higher Commission Split as a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent negotiating a higher commission split with her broker
By Kartik Subramaniam, August 24, 2020

While this topic might be a little more advanced, especially if you are just starting real estate school online, it’s an important topic, nonetheless. Generally speaking, the way the real estate industry

Getting started in the real estate business

Breaking Down the Role of a Real Estate Transaction Coordinator

Transaction coordinators calendar on ipad
By Kartik Subramaniam, August 17, 2020

An interesting thing about the real estate industry is that there are far more people involved in the sale of a home than a lot of people realize. Of course, there is a buyer, a seller and their respective

Practical advice for real estate agents

Increasing Your Confidence as a Real Estate Professional: Your Guide

A confident real estate agent closing a sale on a home
By Kartik Subramaniam, August 10, 2020

If you had to make a list of some of the most important traits that any successful real estate professional should have, confidence would undoubtedly be right at the top. In a lot of ways, being a real

Real Estate Marketing Tips

Social Media Strategies for Realtors: Making a Connection With Your Audience

Real estate agent writing a new facebook post
By Kartik Subramaniam, August 03, 2020

According to one recent study all of the popular social media networks combined have nearly 3.725 billion active users between them. To put that into context, this represents the vast majority of the 4.54

Real Estate Marketing Tips

Does Direct Mail Real Estate Marketing Work

Mailbox with a direct mail real estate postcard
By Kartik Subramaniam, July 29, 2020

The truth is that any marketing can work it’s just a matter of how effective it is. As it relates to direct mail, it’s hard to envision a world where the volume of mail is dropped to absolute zero.

Selling Homes

Who pays for closing costs?

Real estate agent calculating closing costs with client
By Kartik Subramaniam, July 27, 2020

In any real estate transaction, there are closing costs that are to be paid by both the buyer and the seller, and it's important to remember that these can vary from state to state and transaction to transaction.

Practical advice for real estate agents

Understanding What Unlicensed Real Estate Assistants Can and Cannot Do

Unlicensed real estate assistant working on her laptop
By Kartik Subramaniam, July 22, 2020

Generally speaking, it's common knowledge that real estate agents are required to be licensed in the state in which they practice. This is more than just a simple formality, of course. Taking the real

Getting started in the real estate business

These 9 Steps Will Help You Build an All-Star Real Estate Team

Real estate team breaking from team meeting
By Kartik Subramaniam, July 20, 2020

In the real estate world, building an effective real estate team is a growing trend. Rather than working independently, real estate professionals, and even our real estate students are starting to plan