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Self Dealing – Means Disclose and Manage Risks

By |2018-11-06T16:52:23+00:00November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Some things to consider when self-dealing. Self-dealing can occur when a licensee or the licensee's LLC or the licensee's partnership or the licensee's spouse enters into a transaction with the licensee's brokerage's client (e.g. listed seller client, buyer client in a buyer agency agreement). Self-dealing is a very high-risk strategy for REALTORS®. Avoid if possible. [...]

Top Three Ways HOA’s Get Sued

By |2018-11-06T12:34:34+00:00November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Drone imagery of roofs, common areas, sheds, etc. are common uses but drones can breach privacy such as imaging interiors of residences through windows. Copyright of video, movies, music, photos, etc. are commonly used but illegally using someone else's intellectual property can create a lawsuit (e.g. playing music at parties, showing movies outdoors, using stock [...]

Third Quarter Single Family Metro Market Prices

By |2018-11-06T12:29:49+00:00November 6th, 2018|NAR|

The National Association of REALTORS® reported that quarterly home prices increased again this past quarter. Prices continued to rise, with 93% of the markets showing home price appreciation. While, single-family home price growth is slowing and median family incomes are rising, affordability has been declining. Knowing the mortgage rates and the qualifying incomes for down [...]

Ethics Deadline is December 31, 2018

By |2018-11-06T10:18:44+00:00November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Get your 2.5 hours of ethics training completed no later than December 31, 2018. If classes qualify...several providers offer. You can do CE ethics classes. Several providers offer. You can do online ethics classes. NAR offers see below. You can do free online ethics classes. NAR offers see below. See this link: https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/governing-documents/code-of-ethics/code-of-ethics-training Posted by [...]

REALTORS® Expect Home Prices to Rise 2% Over the Next 12 Months

By |2018-11-05T09:37:44+00:00November 5th, 2018|NAR|

In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, respondents are asked “In the neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make the most sales, what are your expectations for residential property prices over the next year?” Among approximately 3,000 REALTORS® who answered this question in the September 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the median expected price change in the [...]

Make a Bigger Statement in the Kitchen: Stylish Hoods

By |2018-11-05T02:00:00+00:00November 5th, 2018|NAR|

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine That spot over the stove is prime real estate in the kitchen these days. Lately that space is being reserved for a decorative hood, which is becoming almost like a centerpiece of the kitchen. Stainless steel hoods have been all the rage in recent years. But brass hoods and [...]

What We’re Reading–October 29-November 2

By |2018-11-02T07:54:16+00:00November 2nd, 2018|NAR|

 The Titanic II, walkable cities, Gettysburg ghosts, prefab houses and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Find your polling place with help from Hall & Oates!   Becky/flickr/2012 Swimming in a Mickey Mouse pool at a Disney-themed house. Saving cacti  and succulents in the Sonoran Desert. The benefits of reusing old [...]

New Books–November 2018

By |2018-11-01T08:15:55+00:00November 1st, 2018|NAR|

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Services at 800.874.6500 for assistance. Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey Hyperfocus [...]

Extending the Listing Agreement

By |2018-10-31T12:22:33+00:00October 31st, 2018|Legal FAQs|

SCR forms committee attempts to hold the number of forms to a minimum so there are some multi-purpose forms. SCR390 addendum is the most multi-purpose form. https://www.screaltors.org/wp-content/uploads/Forms/390.pdf Note that the title of SCR390 can be changed by checking the box for contract or lease or fill in the blank (e.g. buyer agency, listing agreement, land [...]

4 Ways Conference-Goers Can Be as Creepy as Halloween Flicks

By |2018-10-30T19:33:24+00:00October 30th, 2018|NAR|

By Lee Davenport Autumn is conference season! Typically, this is my favorite time of year—the leaves are turning, there’s a chill in the air, and it’s the perfect time to spend networking and learning at a conference (the REALTORS® Conference & Expo coming up this weekend in Boston, for instance). Unfortunately, there are some conference-goers [...]