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 properties listed by others.  The reason is simple – it’s the law.  The link below […]

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 we don’t see that slowing down with millennials reaching prime home-buying age, and many remote […]

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 continue to hover near record lows, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaging around 2.9% for […]

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 home. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. […]

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 if the real estate agent overprices my home?”  Last but not least, “Is this a good […]

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 the application of Article 10 of the Code of Ethics to discriminatory speech and conduct outside of […]

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 vice presidential pick, Kamala Harris, have a lot on their plate, to say the least — […]