Last chance! Deadline is February 28: Realtor® and volunteer Jennifer Hodge’s mentor helped her expand her outreach to help recovering addicts. If your charitable project could use expert advice and $1,000 seed money, apply for Volunteering Works. [ Link ]
After all the paperwork that comes with buying a home, few think about the ultimate paperwork – filing taxes. However being a homeowner comes with many benefits, including the opportunity for an increased tax refund.

HouseLogic Helps Homeowners Get the Most from Filing their Taxes
Learn how to build your brokerage into a recognizable symbol that signals who you are and why customers should choose you over the competition.

Finding Your Company's One True Brand
Take a peek through the windows of your newest listing — what do you see? A stunning seascape? The glitzy city skyline? Layers of mountains stacked against the horizon? Make it impossible for potential buyers to ignore the gorgeous vista that a property offers by maximizing its appeal with these two important strategies.

Room with a View: How to Accent Your Listing's Stellar Outdoor Views
What makes a legal marketing service agreement between broker and lender? Not what these two brokers did. [ Link ] #V4RE
Your clients are looking for a home to fall in love with, so here's how to perfect your matchmaking skills and help them find the one.

8 Dating Rules That Apply to Real Estate
Today on Facebook Live Office Hours, Joe is going to talk about his new series over on our blog ( about the challenges surrounding reconfiguring a smart home. As always, we'd love to answer your questions - comment below and we'll answer anything you're interested in hearing about!
Wire fraud schemes have been a hot topic in the real estate industry lately. But one real estate pro says she’s been caught up in a different kind of nightmarish scam — one that victims can do virtually nothing to prevent.

Local REALTOR® Leader Has Been Dealing With a Nightmare Email Scam for a Year
Have you hired someone to oversee your social media accounts? Make sure you are still protecting and managing your online interests.

Ownership of Business Social Media Accounts
Don't miss out on these common tax deductions for real estate pros! Get tips from Intuit QuickBooks and go into this tax season confident about how to save your hard-earned dollars. #QBSE #spon (via Realtor Magazine)

9 Tax Deductions Every Real Estate Agent Should Know
Would households still buy homes if they can’t itemize their deductions? Suddenly, that’s a possibility. [ Link ] #V4RE
Which Realtors do you know who deserve to be honored for their volunteer work (and win $10,000 for the community)? #GoodNeighborAwards [ Link ]
Steered ahead by strengthening demand in smaller markets, the commercial real estate sector should remain on stable ground in 2017 and offer decent returns for investors, according to the latest NAR quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

Stable Growth Expected for Commercial Real Estate in 2017
The results are in! NAR surveyed thousands of consumers, real estate agents, and industry professionals on interior and exterior home remodeling projects. The projects listed below are the best interior remodeling projects that can get you the biggest bang for your buck when it comes time to list on the market. #NARRemodel

Attention Sellers: Remodeling Projects to Increase Your Sales Price – Part 1
A long, long time ago — in internet years, anyway — usability pioneer Jakob Nielsen codified ten general principles for interface design. Nielsen had the then-new Web in mind, but some 20-plus years later these principles continue to be relevant. (via CRT Labs)

Adventures in WiFi: Smart Home Devices, Meet Your New Router
He has things in common with a Realtor, but that doesn’t make him a Realtor. #GetRealtor
A peak behind the scenes as our panelists get ready for today's 2pm ET webcast, "Using a Reverse Mortgage to Buy a Home". Check out the livestream at this link: [ Link ]
Existing-home sales stepped out to a fast start in 2017, surpassing a recent cyclical high and increasing in January to the fastest pace in almost a decade. All major regions except for the Midwest saw sales gains last month. #NAREHS

Existing-Home Sales Jump in January
NAHREP is now accepting applications for the Top 250 Award. Nominate yourself or someone you know for the most prestigious award in Hispanic real estate. Apply at by March 31st.
When a seller decides to no longer list with you, is there a point in ever seeing them again?

What to Do Next After Losing a Listing