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Father of Harlem: The Phillip A. Payton Jr. Story
Blog
by The CE Shop Team

We’re commemorating Black History Month by highlighting real estate entrepreneur Phillip A. Payton Jr., though he’s better known as the “Father of Harlem.”

What Are Qualified Opportunity Zones?
Blog
by The CE Shop Team

The tax-deferment vehicle known as Opportunity Funds could diminish taxes on your capital gains while helping underserved communities thrive.

Tax Deductions
Video
by The CE Shop Team

In this video, our COO Dan Harris explains the importance of tax deductions for independent real estate professionals and how regular record-keeping can help you keep more of your hard-earned commissions come tax time.

Don't Shoot the Tax Man: What Reform Is Coming in 2021?
Blog
by The CE Shop Team

We can all agree: Taxes are terrible (but unfortunately necessary). Keep up to date with 2021 tax changes for real estate agents with this helpful guide.

Home Functionality Post-COVID-19
Ebook
by The CE Shop Team

Here’s how you can help homeowners find (or adapt) the right home for their needs in 2021.

4 Ways to Address Bias Against LGBTQ Clients in Real Estate
Blog
by The CE Shop Team

Discrimination has no place in real estate. Learn what steps agents can take to protect their LGBTQ customers and remove bias in their own business practices.

Sleep Where You Work: How WFH Is Changing the Modern Home
Blog
by The CE Shop Team

COVID-19 has pushed half the country out of their tight cubicles and into their homes. How will the modern home change with Americans moving to remote work?

2021 Design Trends to Keep in Mind When Staging a Home
Ebook
by The CE Shop Team

From splashes of color to easy-clean materials, incorporate a few fresh trends and stage your way to success this year.

How Do 1031 Exchanges Work?
Blog
by The CE Shop Team

Navigating the tax-deferment vehicle known as 1031 exchanges can help save you and your clients thousands of dollars in capital gains while increasing profits.

House Hacking
Video
by The CE Shop Team

Learning how to “house hack” can help your bottom line. COO Dan Harris explains the more common ways you can legally capitalize on current real estate laws.