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Real estate daily market update: December 19, 2017

 We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. Most recent market news Tuesday, December 19 CoreLogic Loan Performance Insights 30 days or more delinquent – national The 30 days or more delinquency rate for September 2016 was 5.2 percent. In September 2017, 5 percent of mortgages were delinquent […]

The National Association of Realtors is the industry’s best hope for protection

Shame on me, I take too many jabs at the National Association of Realtors. But the fact is that NAR does some things so damn well, like influencing the laws of the real estate land. Last week, two sweeping public policy changes were up for grabs in Washington, D.C. — tax reform and net neutrality. […]

Wells Fargo taps new consumer lending chief in wake of scandal

A 33-year veteran of Wells Fargo has been tapped to replace the bank’s consumer lending chief, who left last month after he was accused of disparaging a former executive. Mary Mack, who as head of the Community Banking division helped reshape and restructure the financial institution’s 9,000 U.S. retail banks, will now oversee both that […]

The 7 most interesting people in real estate in 2017

Reposted with permission from Rob Hahn.  So I’ve decided to add to my end-of-the-year workload by starting something new this year. I call it the Interesting List, and there are seven — a number that is sacred to me as well as many of the world’s oldest religions — people on it. Hence, “The seven […]

How to get agents to try (and love) new technology

Across the board, brokerages struggle to reach even modest adoption rates in software implementations among their agents; the average rate for agents using brokerage-provided software is an abysmal 6 percent. At William Pitt Sotheby’s, we recently rolled out an intelligent customer relationship management platform (iCRM) and have achieved an adoption rate of about 66 percent […]

How an industry outsider taught me to be a better real estate agent

Bob Chapman is CEO of Barry Wehmiller, a manufacturing company based out of St Louis, Missouri. The question that arises when reading that line: How in the world does a manufacturing company help anyone become a better real estate agent? Great question, let me start with a little story: It was during the economic downturn […]

12 unbelievable real estate facts that will make you question everything

Think you’ve seen and heard everything in the real estate business? You might be surprised to learn about some of these fascinating real estate facts from around the world. If you want some fun conversation starters the next time you’re chatting with a client or colleague, don’t miss these fun pieces of real estate trivia below! 1. […]

Real estate reactions to Congress passing final tax bill

Both houses of Congress successfully passed the Republican tax reform plan, the largest set of changes to the tax code in a generation, and real estate is reacting. Prominent organizations and individuals in our industry are speaking out, and here’s a collection of what we’ve seen so far: National Association of Realtors (NAR) “The final […]

Keller Williams adds three Euro regions as international expansion continues

Keller Williams Worldwide president William “Bill” Soteroff told Inman the story that in Prague’s Old Town Square, in the Czech Republic, there is an apartment nearby where Einstein and Beethoven each lived at different times. Imagine what a good agent could do with that story. Keller Williams Worldwide has just awarded a new master franchise […]

5 home design trends you’re bound to see in 2018

New Year’s is right around the corner, and what better way to ring it in than totally revamping your home? This past year was all about cool neutral color schemes, white accents and marble countertops, but according to Zillow, 2018 will be about creating a warmer, welcoming vibe with these five trends: Floral prints These aren’t […]

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