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Behave in Listings, Surveillance (Cameras/Microphones), Secure Valuables, Secure Listings

By |2019-04-04T11:01:08-05:00April 4th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

Unfortunately, a handful of buyers and buyers reps sometimes misbehave in listings. #1 issue, bathroom break then hunt for opioid pain killers. Some thoughts. Always tell buyers to assume surveillance and behave in listings. Never discuss confidential information when surveillance is possible. Cameras and microphones are so small now. Cameras are legally safer than microphones. [...]

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Listing Rep Receive and Offer/Countoffer, Present to Seller, Respond to Buyer

By |2019-04-03T15:43:32-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Legal FAQs|

Listing Reps who receive a written offer or counteroffer from a buyer or buyer offer should timely and properly present the offer to the seller. Buyer Reps should always put offers and counteroffers in writing. REO servicer/sellers often are dealing with thousands of REO properties across the USA and rely on technology such as offer [...]

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Manufacturing and Housing in the Rust Belt States

By |2019-04-03T11:01:39-05:00April 3rd, 2019|NAR|

Job and wage growth are the economic drivers of housing demand. In this blog, we look at the employment and wage trends in the manufacturing industry and how the strong job growth in manufacturing has impacted housing demand in some Rust Belt states.[1] Download the State Employment Monitor. 2.5 Million Net New Jobs as of [...]

A Communications Plan Helps Agents Deliver Value to Clients

By |2019-04-02T12:36:10-05:00April 2nd, 2019|NAR|

By Chirag Shah Communication is not only the lifeline in any relationship: It’s what separates the average from the exceptional real estate salesperson. Delivering an outstanding client experience is as important as all the marketing you will do to sell a client’s property. As professionals in a service industry, we must strive to create a rewarding client experience [...]

Younger Millennials: Purchasing Habits Like Their Grandparents

By |2019-04-02T11:48:58-05:00April 2nd, 2019|NAR|

New in this year’s report, the 2019 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends, is the segmentation of Millennials into two cohorts. Younger Millennials, buyers aged 21 to 28 years, made up 11 percent of all home buyers in 2018, surpassing the Silent Generation as a buying group. This generation was born between 1990 and 1998, [...]

What Does Your Credit Score Mean?

By |2019-04-01T15:29:07-05:00April 1st, 2019|NAR|

In a previous blog, I discussed the importance of financial literacy education as a crucial tool for helping young adults become future homeowners and increase their economic well-being over time. In this blog, I will discuss how one’s credit score can affect the ability to obtain loans, and the cost of those loans. A credit [...]

New Books–April 2019

By |2019-04-01T08:51:30-05:00April 1st, 2019|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.  Mindfulness for All: the Wisdom [...]

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: February 2019 Highlights

By |2019-03-29T11:19:12-05:00March 29th, 2019|NAR|

The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI)[1] survey gathers monthly information from REALTORS® about local real estate market conditions, characteristics of buyers and sellers, and issues affecting homeownership and real estate transactions.[2] This report presents key results about market transactions from February 2019. View and download the full report here. Market Conditions and Expectations The REALTORS® Buyer [...]