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Why an Economic Downturn Represents the Best Time to Invest in Real Estate

An economic downturn provides many opportunities that are nearly impossible for the average investor to take advantage of in a good economy. To help you educate your clients, I’m going to share my most persuasive reasons why investing in real estate right now makes sense.

Sean Moudry
Sean Moudry

How to Evaluate Fix & Flip Houses Like a Pro (+ Risk Worksheet)

Benefit from years of experience and countless fix-and-flip projects. Use our proven, foolproof process to prepare for, assess, and take advantage of fix-and-flip opportunities.


The Best Hard Money Lenders for 2023 (Interest Rates, LTV, Fees & More)

Choosing the best hard money lender for your investment project can be tricky. We did the research that will guide you to the best financing options for your particular needs.


7 Critical Parts of Every Real Estate Investment Business Plan

Buying your first investment property is an incredible thrill, but whether you want to fix and flip or buy and hold, you need to have a solid real estate investment business plan. 

November 8, 2023

8 Red-hot Real Estate Niches That Can Double Your GCI in 2024

Learn how to take advantage of today’s historic market shifts. When looking for a niche to optimize your marketing strategies and recession-proof your real estate business, it’s important to keep in mind those who are most likely to need your services.

November 2, 2023

The SRES Designation: Is It Worth It for Residential Agents?

After 28 years in real estate, I still love niche marketing. And the SRES designation claims to prepare you for the niche of one of the fastest growing demographics in the U.S.: senior citizens. The question is, is it worth it?

October 26, 2023

McKissock Learning Review: Pricing, Features, Pros & Cons

Do you see CE as opportunity for professional development and lifelong learning? We took McKissock Learning out for a test drive to find out how the educational platform, features, and pricing stack up.

October 24, 2023

How to Switch Real Estate Brokerages in 2024 (+ Template & Checklist)

So you’re thinking you want to switch real estate companies in the new year, but you’re not sure how or where to start? This step-by-step guide will make sure you’re prepared to make the transition to a new brokerage as smooth and efficient as possible. 

Enterprise Budgeting

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October 26, 2023

How to Estimate Real Estate Brokerage Expenses

Want to open your own brokerage? Let's get your budget in order! We break each cost category down, explain it in detail, and help you estimate your revenue and complete your accounting plan.

May 18, 2023

The Average Real Estate Broker Salary for Every State

Figuring out how much money a typical real estate broker makes is like trying to catch lightning in a bottle. But we’ve got some great tools and information to break it all down.

January 11, 2023

6 Steps to Creating a Real Estate Brokerage Budget (+ Worksheet)

Creating a successful budget for a new real estate brokerage takes a lot more effort than most new brokers think. There are many elements you must consider when creating your real estate brokerage budget.

November 20, 2023

The 15 Best Real Estate Prospecting Letter Templates for 2023

Check out our comprehensive list of letter templates to send to buyers, FSBOs, owners of expired listings, and more. Plus we share actionable tips you can use to write your own lead-generating copy.

May 22, 2023

6 Things Agents Shouldn’t Do During a Recession (& What You Should Do Instead)

Many agents have thrived through multiple economic downturns. The secret to coming out on top is to reduce your expenses, keep your focus on your customers, develop your skills, and increase the marketing that is working.

December 27, 2022

How Smart Investors Decipher & Respond to Real Estate Market Cycles

If you want to become a savvy real estate investor, you need to know what market stage your area is in or entering.

Property Marketing

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November 10, 2023

3 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Leverage Data to Improve Sales & Marketing Strategies

If you want to thrive in this challenging market, you have to adapt your property marketing plans. And the best way to stay agile right now is to incorporate data analytics into your short- and long-term strategies. Here's how.

November 9, 2023

29 Clichés You Probably Use That Clients HATE + What to Say Instead

Too often the phrases agents use make clients boil and leave other pros rolling their eyes. That’s why we put together this list of the most annoying, cringey, counterproductive clichés real estate agents use, and what we think they should be saying instead.

November 6, 2023

Top 23 Real Estate Postcard Templates That Actually Generate Leads (+ Design Guide)

Direct mail can be an incredibly effective at branding and lead generation. Learn about the types of postcards that will kick-start your business plan, why they work, when to send them, and where to find the best templates.

November 3, 2023

33 Open House Ideas That Will Actually Get You Leads in 2023

If you use the right tools, focus on making people feel truly welcome, and learn some simple scripts and strategies, open houses can still be a fantastic way for new and even experienced agents to generate leads.

December 19, 2022

How to Make Money as a Real Estate Agent: 9 Strategies to Earn More

Let's review some tried-and-true ways to make money as a real estate agent, so you can grow your GCI and build a thriving real estate business.

How to Become a Property Manager in 7 Easy Steps

From the outside, property management looks easy. However, it is very technical, and if you don’t set your systems up correctly from the beginning, it can be a very difficult and costly business to get into. These seven steps will get you into property management successfully and sustainably.

April 24, 2023

8 Jobs You Can Get With a Real Estate License

Did you know that a real estate license opens the door to a number of different careers?

September 29, 2022

How to Explain 1031 Exchange Rules to Your Clients (in Plain English)

It's crucial to understand 1031 exchange rules so you can better serve your real estate investor clients—so we've broken them down for you, in plain English.

August 9, 2022

9 Skills Agents Need to Work With Investors & Close 50-100 Deals a Year

Want to work with all-cash buyers who scoop up multiple properties per year?

January 25, 2022

How to Use the BRRRR Method to Build Passive Income in Real Estate (Quickly)

If you’re just getting started as an investor or you’re an agent who wants to maximize profits for buyers, you’ll need a solid investment strategy.

October 18, 2021

Fix & Flip 101: 10 Steps to Flipping Houses (the Right Way)

Thinking about doing your first fix and flip and feeling a little nervous?

August 29, 2021