Top 10 International Property Markets for Investment in 2020



Whether you’re searching for capital appreciation, rental income, currency diversification or a back-up residency, below are the top 10 overseas real estate markets to consider for investment in 2020. If you didn’t manage to take advantage of the serious opportunities for U.S. dollar holders this year, don’t worry; you enter 2020 with the upper hand […]

Modern Oriental Interior Design: Inspo from the Far East



We can’t all build our lives in Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan- the Chinese region of alpine lakes filled with the reflections of the surrounding landscape. The commitments that bind us to our home cities often mean that the spaces in which we live, lack sentiments of serenity and tranquil calm.  Image source  Whilst we’re engrossed in our […]

Faithful Flatpacks: Beautiful Interiors Straight Out the Box



There’s something magical about taking a few entirely two-dimensional panels out of a box and a few huffs and puffs, a scream and an air punch later, presenting to yourself a fully functional three-dimensional object. Pure magic.  Flatpack furniture has accrued a reputation associated with poor quality and lack of style over the years. As […]

5 Reasons why property investors should be more interested in interior design



An increasingly dominant role within the property market is that of the interior designer. This is true across the entire real estate landscape, from building a successful career in design to joining teams of investors and developers.  Any experience in interior design is likely to to be warmly welcomed by the real estate sector. The […]

How Do Employee Workplace Preferences Affect Commercial Real Estate Brokers?



People spend an increasing portion of their lives at work and seek greater comfort and options in the workplace. According to a recent survey from Clutch, 52% of employees prefer private offices at work. By contrast, only 28% prefer open-floor plans and 20% want cubicle offices. The survey included 503 full-time employees across the U.S. […]

Don’t Paint Yourself Into a Corner



Real Estate is hot today, make no mistake about it.  We’ve all heard stories of the unsophisticated and untrained buying a property, doing very little but riding the wave of appreciation, and selling it at a tidy profit.  Television shows abound that make it look easy (primarily because they omit a lot of the real […]

ADUs Accessory Dwelling Units The Wave of the Future



If you haven’t heard of them yet, you will soon. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are rapidly becoming a household name in cities that allow them (i.e., Salt Lake City, North Salt Lake City, Bountiful City, Woods Cross, San Francisco, Portland, etc.) and buzzing in other cities that want them. One state that is clearly taking […]

5 Clever ways to use text messaging for real estate



SMS is a very useful tool for real estate teams; automated texting can increase lead responses by 50%-70%. Texting offers the immediacy and universal availability of a phone call with the convenience and permanence of an email. These characteristics make text messaging highly valuable to any business with agents who need to send and confirm […]

3 Reasons Why Commercial Real Estate Brokers Should Pay Attention to Green Building Trends



Green building practices are becoming more and more common. In fact, 57% of building owners plan to make the majority of their projects green by 2021, according to a SmartMarket report. It’s a myth that these sustainability trends bring challenges for commercial real estate brokers. The public’s increased awareness of sustainability is growing the market […]

Using Furniture in Home Staging to Make a Home Appear Larger



Small spaces have a certain appeal and charm due to the fact that they hold your most favourite possessions so close to you and if everything’s arranged carefully, they become cosy, zen-like retreats. However, if you don’t use clever design tricks to place and store all your possessions, you might end up in a cluttered, […]