Legal Descriptions: How They Work and Why They Matter

One of the most critical (and confusing) pieces of information that goes into a land transaction is the legal description. To put it simply, a property’s legal description is the definition of the real estate being bought and sold. It’s more authoritative than the address and the parcel number, and if this information is stated… Continue reading Legal Descriptions: How They Work and Why They Matter

Product Update: Bulk Actions & Custom Email Signatures

We’re diving into fall with some major improvements to the Placester platform, beginning with two of our most requested features: Bulk Actions and Custom Email Signatures. Bulk Actions While storing leads and contacts in a central CRM is certainly a step in the right direction, managing and nurturing those relationships one by one can still… Continue reading Product Update: Bulk Actions & Custom Email Signatures

Nest Cam Review: Is This the Future of Home Security?

Earlier this year, we heard some troubling news about a series of break-ins that were happening in my neighborhood. Nobody ever wants to hear about crime in their neighborhood, regardless of where they live, but this situation was particularly troubling, because these break-ins were happening while people were at home, asleep in their beds. These… Continue reading Nest Cam Review: Is This the Future of Home Security?

The Quick and Easy Guide to Tenant & Borrower Screening

Let’s suppose your phone rings one day. You look down, but don’t recognize the number. You keep staring at your phone, and curiosity gets the best of you… so you pick it up. It’s a stranger on the other line. They start proposing this idea about getting into a long-term business relationship with you. They… Continue reading The Quick and Easy Guide to Tenant & Borrower Screening

Announcing Placester’s New & Improved CRM

At Placester, we’re always working to develop new features and functionality that help real estate professionals succeed online. But we’re also working to optimize our existing tools, making them simpler, more intuitive, easier to use—in a word, better. With that in mind, we’re pleased to introduce some major enhancements to Placester’s CRM solution. Fully Redesigned… Continue reading Announcing Placester’s New & Improved CRM

Bridge Loans 101: The A – Z Guide to Bridge Financing

In the broadest definition, the term bridge loan is commonly referred to as: A short-term loan providing temporary financing until permanent financing can be obtained. Bridge loans allow for very quick financing and are secured by real estate. More specifically, a bridge loan refers to a situation where a property owner is able to borrow… Continue reading Bridge Loans 101: The A – Z Guide to Bridge Financing

Windfarm 101: Is Your Land Ideal for a Wind Turbine?

While I’m out of the office this week (on vacation with my family – WOOHOO!!), I wanted to give the stage to Susy Bento, the marketing and communications manager at Alcen Renewable. If the idea of using your vacant land to produce renewable energy has ever sounded interesting or appealing to you, I think you’ll… Continue reading Windfarm 101: Is Your Land Ideal for a Wind Turbine?