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Emergency Evacuation: Is Your City Ready?

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When it comes to disasters, preparedness is key. However, all the bottled water in the world won’t do you much good if your city isn’t prepared to evacuate its residents if need be. PT&C|LWG took a look at ten major cities across America to see how they would fare in the event of an evacuation. And, Angelenos? The results… aren’t pretty. Take a look at their infographic below to see where …

The Pragmatic vs. The Personal: Working With Unrealistic Sellers

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One of the most frustrating things that an agent can experience is a seller who, against the agent’s best efforts, will insist on overpricing their property. In those cases, it’s hard to know how to proceed. National Speaker for Homes.com Joe Sesso has five key pieces of advice for agents who might be experiencing this all-too-common frustration. 1. Understand where they’re coming from Says Sesso, “Selling a house is easy. Selling …

Are More Millennials Moving in With Mom & Pop?

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Moving back in with the parents–super embarrassing, right? Maybe. But, according to a recent Pew Research Center study, that isn’t deterring millennials from moving back home more than ever before. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau from 2014, Pew concluded that a record 60.6 million Americans–a whopping 19% of all U.S. households–are living in multigenerational housing, but even that number is underestimating the real amount. Per Pew: “The Census Bureau …

Zillow Study Busts First-Time Buyer Myths

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Everything you think you know about first-time buyers is wrong. This new info comes fresh from a recent 160-question Zillow Group survey conducted with 13,000 homebuyers and sellers who closed transactions in 2016. The results of the survey bust several prevalent first-time buyer myths wide open and are soon to be released for the general public’s access. For starters? In 2016, a whopping 53 percent of all buyer sales were to …

13 Tips for Keeping Your Laptop Safe

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Almost anyone who works on the go knows this to be true: your laptop is your livelihood. But are you protecting it as carefully as you should when you’re traveling? Many agents see no problem in briefly leaving their laptop unattended–but it only takes a second for someone to snatch it and, with it, your client data. Here are some important tips to remember when traveling with your laptop, courtesy of …