3 ways to boost buyers’ confidence in a hot seller’s market
By SANTIAGO ARANA Although guiding homebuyers through a competitive market is a challenge, it's important to encourage them to be patient and trust the process. Here are a few ways to prepare your clients and help them stay ahead of… Read More
Why Do Agents Require Buyers to Sign Buyers Representation Agreement Before Showing Other Agent’s Listings?
We thought this blog article by Greg Hanner was worth reposting. I often get told by prospective Buyers that they don't understand why they have to sign a Buyer's Representation Agreement (aka Buyer's Broker Agreement) before I can show them… Read More
Spring Buyers Must Be Ready to Act Quickly
This spring will likely be another fiercely competitive one for home buyers. Real estate professionals should prepare their house hunters for record low inventories and rapidly rising home prices. “Demand for housing was already strong coming into the year and… Read More
No matter what, Realtors are the ones who make home happen
Written by Carl Medford: Despite the daily onslaught of market disruptors seeking to remove Realtors from the equation, there will always be a need for the personal touch in walking clients through the sale or purchase of their most important… Read More
Will Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall This Month?
Mortgage rates have hit new record lows 13 times this year, the latest in November. But will the downward trend continue this month? Nadia Evangelou, senior economist and director of forecasting for the National Association of REALTORS®, believes rates will… Read More
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick – CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, follow the steps below to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community. Stay home except to get medical care Stay… Read More
Should I Sell My Home Now or Wait Until the Spring?
by Kyle Hiscock. There are many questions homeowners ask themselves during the selling process. "How much will my home sell for?" "How much should I list my home for?" "Who should I select as a real estate agent to sell my home?" "What… Read More
NAR Passes Sweeping Professional Standards Committee Recommendations
NAR Does Not Tolerate Hate - Approved by NAR Board of Directors on November 13, 2020 NAR’s Board of Directors today strengthened REALTORS®’ commitment to upholding fair housing ideals, approving a series of recommendations from NAR’s Professional Standards Committee that extend… Read More
What a Joe Biden presidency means for real estate and housing
From Biden's campaign, here's how we can expect his administration to respond to today's most crucial housing issues BY LILLIAN DICKERSON | Staff Writer After days of suspenseful vote-counting, Joe Biden has been declared the 46th President of the United States. Biden and his… Read More
Preparing for an inspection? 10 things sellers need to do
There are many obstacles that can derail an inspection, especially in today's COVID-19 climate. As an agent, you should step in and offer sellers advice on what to do to make the process go a bit smoother, by Cara Ameer… Read More
7 Client Behaviors Emerging From COVID-19
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey As the effects of the pandemic continue, nine in 10 REALTORS® say their housing markets are in recovery mode, with many even saying their markets are hotter now than a year ago, recent member surveys from… Read More
CT homeowners’ delinquency rates soar to one of nation’s highest during COVID pandemic
By ANA RADELAT and KASTURI PANANJADY, the Connecticut Mirror As the COVID pandemic increases economic pain, Connecticut homeowners are falling behind in paying their mortgages at a higher rate than those in most other states. According to Black Knight, a firm that provides… Read More
DOES UNEMPLOYMENT COUNT AS INCOME IN RENTAL HOUSING?
The rental housing industry often feels the ripples of economic change in a direct way. Move outs, unpaid rent, late notices, subletters or roommates, and even evictions can have unintended consequences to long-term unemployment. With most businesses shuttered, many renters… Read More
More First-Time Home Buyers Are Entering the Market
A shift in the mix of home buyers has been occurring since the pandemic began. Investor numbers are shrinking, while the number of home shoppers purchasing their first home ever is on the rise. These buyers are freed from having… Read More
10 tips for buyers putting in offers sight unseen amid coronavirus
Buying a property without seeing it in person is hardly ideal. But, in the new world created by COVID-19, virtual touring is becoming increasingly common, by Nicole S0lari Buying a property without seeing it in person is hardly ideal. But, in… Read More