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A Homebuyer’s Checklist of Closing Documents

By: Equity National   May 5, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

A Homebuyer’s Checklist of Closing Documents

Closing day for buyers and sellers can be both exhilarating and nerve-racking at the same time. All the hard work you have done to help get your homebuyers to that point will soon pay off, but not if important paperwork isn’t available at the closing. Here is a basic checklist to print and share with your clients: Loan Note- This document indicates the homebuyers’ terms of their loan. It should include the amount to be borrowed, int...
What is Phishing? 4 Tips to Safeguard Your Perso...

By: Equity National   April 28, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

What is Phishing? 4 Tips to Safeguard Your Perso...

According to the Security and Exchange Commission, phishing involves the use of fraudulent emails and copy-cat websites to trick you into revealing valuable personal information — such as account numbers for banking, securities, mortgage, or credit accounts, your social security numbers, and the login IDs and passwords you use when accessing online financial services providers. Often phishing scams involve someone posing to be part of a le...
50 Words to Avoid in Email Marketing Campaigns

By: Equity National   April 20, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

50 Words to Avoid in Email Marketing Campaigns

Most people agree that spam–unsolicited email sent in bulk–is a nuisance and can slow down productivity. According to spamlaw.com, spam makes up more than 45% of all emails sent. Spam filters can cut down on the amount of junk messages that wind up in your inbox. However, professionals who follow the anti-spam laws by using permission-based email lists, often get their messages filtered out too. So, how can you make sure that your email...
Favorite Home Features for Today’s Baby Boomer...

By: Equity National   April 7, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Favorite Home Features for Today’s Baby Boomer...

Everyone has ideas for their retirement home. Today’s Baby Boomers (those born post–World War II between the years 1946 and 1964) often have much different retirement ideas than their parents did. While their parents were content with downsizing by possibly buying a condo or moving into a smaller one level home, a lot of Baby Boomers are using their retirement to upgrade or completely change their current living arrangements. A recent surv...
Understanding Emotional Intelligence and Success

By: Equity National   March 30, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Understanding Emotional Intelligence and Success

Emotional intelligence first became popular in the 1995 when Daniel Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ made the New York Times best seller list. In his book, Golemen, a psychologist and New York Times science writer, indicates that emotional intelligence could be a key element in achieving success for many people. What is Emotional Intelligence? According to Psychology Today, emotional intelligence i...
8 Ways to Protect Financial Information

By: Equity National   March 23, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

8 Ways to Protect Financial Information

With so many security breaches making the news lately, it can be an extraordinary challenge to maintain a secure financial identity in today’s world. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to help keep your financial information safe. Be sure to share these tips with your clients to assist them with guarding their finances and identify.  Protect all your PINs and passwords. Cover the key pad when entering numbers. Mak...
Networking for Introverts: 5 Tips to Make it Eas...

By: Equity National   March 16, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Networking for Introverts: 5 Tips to Make it Eas...

Networking can be extraordinarily useful if you do it regularly. However, many people stay away from networking because it can be awkward or they may not know how to network. Introverts, in particular, often have a hard time easing into networking. Take a look at these 5 tips to make networking easier.  Be Prepared – Have some ice breaker conversation starters in mind to use. Being aware of the latest news and knowing what’s tr...
Credit Score vs. Credit Report: What your client...

By: Equity National   March 9, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Credit Score vs. Credit Report: What your client...

The terms ‘credit score’ and ‘credit report’ are often used when discussing mortgages with clients. In many cases, they are thought to be one in the same by clients; however there are several differences that should be discussed. Both credit reports and credit scores are used to determine eligibility for a mortgage, but they both have significance in themselves. A credit report is a record of a person’s credit history over the ye...
5 Low Cost Ways to Increase the Value of a Home

By: Equity National   March 2, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

5 Low Cost Ways to Increase the Value of a Home

There are several ways to increase the value of a home before it goes on the market. Some of the easiest fixes are thankfully also the most inexpensive. When appropriate, offer these suggestions to your sellers before they decide to show their home for the first time. Declutter and deep clean- Have your client remove any unnecessary furniture or décor that might make a space seem smaller than it actually is and clean everything. For i...
5 Low Cost Ways to Increase the Value of a Home

By: Equity National   March 2, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

5 Low Cost Ways to Increase the Value of a Home

There are several ways to increase the value of a home before it goes on the market. Some of the easiest fixes are thankfully also the most inexpensive. When appropriate, offer these suggestions to your sellers before they decide to show their home for the first time. Declutter and deep clean- Have your client remove any unnecessary furniture or décor that might make a space seem smaller than it actually is and clean everything. F...

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