Improving Your Business

Stories, articles and advice aimed at improving your business

Ending 1031s hurts land conservation, farmers

The land conservation and farming communities need to come together and let Congress know how vital the like-kind exchange is to the future of our land and that it must continue.

How will the stimulus bill help real estate?

The stimulus bill includes aid for state and local governments, new homeowners, small businesses and renters.

When Fannie met Freddie

If Realtors, lenders and homebuyers are the stars of the real estate show, Fannie and Freddie are the unseen producers who bankroll the production from backstage.

Builder associations oppose carried interest tax reform

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) opposes the change because it would raise taxes on the multifamily housing industry and on real estate investment partnerships.

What Matters to Real Estate Agents: Coldwell Banker weighs in

Best-in-class service, tools and support are keys to agent satisfaction, report finds.

Biden moves to reverse Trump housing policy

The order directs the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to reexamine Trump Administration changes to Obama-era fair housing rules.

DACA members now eligible for FHA loans

CBC Mortgage Agency, a nationally chartered finance agency, applauded the decision, noting in a press release that 85% of individuals in the DACA program are Hispanic and account for over a third of CBCMA borrowers.

Does your client know owning is cheaper than renting in most markets?

Here’s a little tidbit that might help clients decide whether or not it’s time to buy their first home — it could save them some money.

A Winning Mindset for 2021 Business Planning

Setting and reaching real estate goals is an exercise in expectations and drive.

Loan limit boost of 7.4% good for Houston buyers

This means homebuyers will be able to borrow up to the new level without triggering higher interest rates.

Want to thank your agents this holiday season? Here are a few tips

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, making it the perfect time for brokers to give a sincere thank you to the folks who have persevered in a challenging year.

True colors: A room-by-room color guide

Most Realtors know a fresh coat of new paint can transform a space, but do they know which colors will attract buyers? A new study has the answer.

What buyers see: A new study used eye-tracking hardware to find out

A new study reveals the areas of the home buyers are most interested in when looking at a property.

What does professionalism mean to you? Find out what Houston brokers had to say

We asked, you answered. Here’s what Houston Agent readers had to say about professionalism.

Top Texas Realtors offer social media strategies during COVID-19

Are you making the most of social media opportunities? Three Texas agents share their secret strategies.

CDC imposes eviction moratorium through 2020

Real estate industry associations oppose the decision and are calling on Congress to provide rental assistance to housing providers.

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