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Relax and live a little: How to earn a spot at real estate’s rich table

You won’t find Aaroe Estates president and real estate agent Aaron Kirman slumped behind a desk or hiding behind his tablet. You’re more likely to catch him mid-volley on the tennis court with clients, chatting it up with prospects at dinner or enjoying a casual day of shopping with investors. Aaron Kirman Kirman, a 21-year […]

Nationstar does a branding 180, becomes ‘Mr. Cooper’

Nationstar has officially rebranded its servicing and loan origination operations as Mr. Cooper, seven months after the announcement of the name change during the company’s Q4 2016 earnings call. “We’re excited to officially become Mr. Cooper and will continue our efforts to transform the way we do business,” said Mr. Copper Chairman and CEO Jay Bray […]

FinCEN extends all-cash buyer rules to Honolulu

Welcome to the club, Honolulu! The Hawaiian metropolitan area is the latest to join a list of cities and counties that have to report all-cash real estate deals above a certain dollar amount to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN); FinCEN is also “revising the GTOs to capture a broader range of transactions and include […]

Freddie and Fannie’s appraisal-free mortgages to slash closing times

Hank Miller When real estate broker Hank Miller explains the mortgage process to buyers, he gives it to them straight. “It’s going to be the biggest pain in the ass that you’ve been through,” he says. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, government-owned entities that buy a large share of U.S. mortgages from lenders, are taking […]

NAR ‘Moving With Kids’ research: Focus on schools, service

It’s probably no surprise that school district and convenience to schools are important to homebuyers and sellers with kids. But do you have any idea how the presence of children in a household affects a seller’s urgency to move or a buyer’s willingness to compromise? Those are just two of the factors that the National […]

President Trump loses support of real estate industry

The majority of Inman readers disapprove of Donald Trump’s performance as president, an Inman poll reveals. Of those who responded to the one-question survey, 66 percent said they disapproved of the way Trump is handling the job, 33 percent said they approved and only 1 percent had no opinion. Results from poll conducted Aug. 21-22, […]

How to get the most out of your real estate coaching experience

Congratulations! You are ready to invest in yourself as a real estate agent or team leader, and you’ve hired a real estate coach. Hopefully, the potential to grow personally and professionally brought you to this point. Sometimes, it is unconverted leads piling up, general burnout or even just a static state for you and your […]

How email templates can save real estate agents much needed time

It’s not a surprise that when you hear email templates, you automatically assume it must have to do with bulk emails or mass newsletter emails. And you’re not wrong, but in this case, it’s more important to think about email templates as one of the easiest ways to personalize your emails to larger groups of […]

3 totally bustable myths about millennials in real estate

As a real estate agent who helps a lot of millennials through their first homebuying process, and a millennial myself, I have had several older agents come to me for help when dealing with this new generation of buyers. Although many of these agents have more experience in the real estate market than I do, […]

5 types of insurance first-time homebuyers should consider

Buying a home is a huge deal. It’s not only a sanctuary to raise a family in, but it’s also an investment in one’s future. New homeowners want and need insurance to protect this investment. Here are five types of insurance first-time homeowners should consider to protect their home. 1. Homeowner’s insurance Compulsory for homeowners […]

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