Friday Finds: Agent tax tips, rookie negotiating tips, why millennials are still renting

February 26, 2016 by SmartZip in Articles 

Congrats on making it to Friday! Read on for the week's best real estate content and client shareables.

If you're waiting on millennials and other renters to hit the market, here's why it's not happening. Do you have a plan in place to nurture and educate renters as they save for a down payment and improve their credit?

Low vacancies are pushing rents and home prices up in metro areas across the country. Here are the five cities reaching a breaking point.

If you've walked into a potential listing that could serve as a time capsule, it may help to recommend modern paint colors that brighten rooms and make them look bigger. Tell your homeowners to bring this list of 12 great paint colors to the hardware or paint store.

Whether you're representing a buyer or investing personally in a new property, we highly recommend following these negotiating tips from the Bigger Pockets blog.

When the home next door to your listing is an eyesore, it could affect your client's closing price and your commission. Keller Williams shares how to talk with seller leads about their neighbors -- and how to proactively reach out to the neighbors, too.


As the spring market approaches, it's a great time to finish your taxes. Here's a great tax checklist for real estate agents.

Don't forget that tax time is a great time to get in touch with past clients, too. Share this list of "little known" tax breaks for homeowners while checking in with your sphere.


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