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Why working with family in real estate is a strength

As part of her 10 Questions podcast series, F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab interviews top producer Shelly Walters. Walters’s business is a family affair. She works with her husband, mother and her children in her family-run business. And a lot of her business is about face-to-face. She believes that the best leads are the ones you […]

Fair Housing Act covers LGBT people, federal court rules

In April 2015, landlord Deepika Avanti refused to rent one of her townhouses to the Smith family in the tiny town of Gold Hill, Colorado, in Boulder County.The Smith familyAvanti denied the Smiths, spouses Tonya Smith and Rachel Smith, who is transgender, and their two children, housing because of concerns regarding the children and “noise” as […]

What kinds of marketing agreements can agents and brokers make with lender/title partners?

A new real estate agent just entering the industry is approached by a title partner who wonders if the agent would be interested in sharing marketing costs — creating advertising materials that include both the real estate agent’s and title partner’s name and contact information, also known as co-marketing.Is this OK, or is it a violation of the […]

Getting top dollar for your seller: 5 best places to renovate

With the prime spring selling season gearing up, your clients may be wondering which parts of their home can give them the best return on investment if they choose to renovate. Here are the five key renovation strategies that are time-tested, require minimal effort and provide options for every budget. They are designed to get sellers […]

Daily market update: April 13, 2017

We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. Most recent market news: Wednesday, April 12 Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey Mortgage applications increased 1.5 percent from one week earlier The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 1.5 percent on a […]

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 22: The chase for business

Reposted with permission — show notes and credits available here. Nobody wants to be shamed in the public! Today’s guest, Kevin Tengan, will talk about the time another real estate agent not only publicly harassed him for not signing in at an open house but also chased him out of the house and down the block! […]

Is education the key to turning millennials into homeowners?

Just how big an impact did the recession have on young adult homeownership? In 2007, 53.5 percent of people aged 20-49 owned homes. By 2013, that number was down to 43.9 percent. Of those aged 25-34, 45.5 percent owned homes in 2007, but by 2013, just 31 percent were homeowners. What has been termed the […]

Why the saying ‘buyers are liars’ isn’t for me

The very first time I heard the expression “buyers are liars” was shortly after I started working as Realtor. I was annoyingly surprised that someone would actually say that. So cynical. Buyers aren’t liars, they just know what they like — or so I thought.Then I started working with buyers.One set of buyers told me emphatically, […]

What exactly is a full-service real estate brokerage?

In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates defines a full-service real estate brokerage. A full-service brokerage is one that will take the listing, take care of all of the marketing and handle all of the legal aspects. So with a full-service brokerage, you have the skills of an agent, both digital and paper marketing, and […]

Should you join a real estate team? Dueling perspectives

Teams have become a permanent fixture in today’s sophisticated real estate environment, and proponents argue that they can give agents the best of both worlds: Work-life balance and top producer status.Moreover, it can provide new agents the opportunity to pay their dues and learn the ropes before clients trust them with a deal that could forever […]

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