A Real Conversation: Racism in Real Estate
Racism and inequality are often challenging topics to have an open discussion about. Recently, a panel of well-respected real estate agents came together on the Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar series to share their stories and provide solid tips on how to combat racism in real estate by moving forward in hopes of a […]
Realogy CEO and Congressman McHenry Talk COVID Aid and Real Estate Progress
What’s next in terms of COVID-related financial aid and how has the industry come together to continue supporting the goal of homeownership amid a pandemic? These questions were recently addressed during a Realogy Owner Update call with CEO Ryan Schneider and guest Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), who serves as the republican leader of the House […]
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Housing Affordability: 18-Month Low Due to Lack of Supply and Higher Prices
Housing affordability reached an 18-month low in the second quarter of 2020, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). Between the beginning of April and end of June, 59.6 percent of new and existing homes sold were affordable to families with a median income of $72,900. This is […]
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Thoughts on Leadership: Good Times and Goals
For this week’s post, I want to rewind the clock back to Friday…and then rewind it way back to my first year as a real estate agent. Let’s start with Friday, when I was invited to be a guest by Rishi Bakshi for the virtual Intero Happy Hour that included managers, staff and agents. Well […]
Your Past Clients and Sphere the Cornerstone of Your Business
Your past clients and sphere truly are your most important area of lead generation and focus. Your plan should include how you will market to them, how often you will call them and what will you say when you call. You will also want to set a budget and timelines for your touches and expect […]
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Online Brokerages Provide Added Benefits During COVID
During the COVID-19 pandemic, which has struck the California real estate market, we as a community and industry have seen and experienced ever-changing policies, protocols and guidelines. From virtual tours and open houses, masked and gloved home inspections, and sanitation precautions to new contract advisories, the ways properties are being bought and sold may look […]
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Low Housing Stock and Large Down Payments Stand in the Way of the Next Generation of AAPI Homebuyers
The Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) is a national non-profit trade organization dedicated to improving the lives of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community through homeownership. AREAA is a powerful national voice not only for its members—housing and real estate professionals—but also, the communities they serve. AREAA represents more than 17,000 […]
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Rental Industry Could Take a Hit If COVID Aid Is Not Extended
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans filed for unemployment benefits over the past several months. This aid was helping residents pay their rents, but with the added COVID-related benefits ending, and no extension yet announced, it could spell trouble for the industry. According to a new Zillow report, during the first week of […]
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Today’s Special: Bread Stale? Don’t Throw It Away, Make This Treat
(TNS)—Perhaps you’ve made loaves of delicious challah or sourdough bread during the coronavirus lockdown or picked up crispy baguettes from your favorite bakery. White bread is so amazingly good when it’s fresh from the oven; sadly, it goes stale very quickly. Of course, leftover bread can be ground into crumbs or torn into crunchy croutons […]
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What Do Homebuyers Really Want?
NAR PULSE—Did you know the demand for green homes has grown rapidly in recent years? Today’s buyers are evaluating quality, comfort, costs and health when purchasing a property. Home Performance Counts—a joint initiative from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)—prepares REALTORS® to answer their clients’ questions about […]