As the 2016 tax season comes to an end, you become your own private investigator: searching every crevice, purse, drawer, or shoebox imaginable to find every last receipt or document needed to show proof of purchase for business expenses. That’s the burden of tax preparation: whether you own your own business or work as a self-employed employee (1099 filing status), you have to show proof of all your business expenses. Knowing what you can deduct and keeping track of these expenses throughout the year can take the hassle out of filing your taxes. Continue reading
Not long ago, you either had to have a professional grade camera (along with the knowledge of how to use it) or hire a professional photographer to take your listing photos to compete with the images you see in magazines and on the web. Thanks to the advancement of today’s mobile technology, you can take and edit professional looking images on your phone.
Taking great photos on your mobile device isn’t just point and shoot; some skill is required. However, there’s no secret to amazing photos; with just a few tips and tricks you can capture the perfect image and add the finishing touches right from your phone. Continue reading
Mobile devices have become the preferred way of accessing the Internet and it’s more important than ever for real estate professionals to adjust their business strategies accordingly. Investing in this mobile trend has jumped to the top of almost every business’s “to-do” list, all searching for the best way to connect with today’s on-the-go consumer.
Jenn Williams, Digital Marketing Manager for Homes.com, recently attended the semi-annual Mobile Insider Summit along with mobile technology directors from major companies like Hotels.com, Retailmenot.com, and Volkswagen. This discussion panel of experts shared their thoughts on the evolution of the mobile industry, where it’s expected to go, and the driving forces behind it. Continue reading
REAL Trends conducted their 2013 Online Performance Study which included findings from their quest for “the holy grail of quantity, value, and the true source” of real estate leads. Let’s just say that it’s a great time to be partnered with Homes.com because the study concluded that the “clear front runner in quality was Homes.com followed by Zillow” and other real estate sites. Continue reading
Reaching out and marketing to clients has drastically changed over the years. Now, more than ever before, you can connect with potential clients on a personal level through the use of social networking sites. There’s one network that combines both the accessibility to client’s actions and the ability to reflect one’s one personal style, and that social network is, the one and only YouTube. Continue reading