Condo Owner's Bill Of Rights?
D.C. Councilmembers are studying a controversial measure that would provide new protections for condominium owners. While protections already exist for owners governed by a condominium association, conflicts often occur, including misunderstanding of rights or inequitable implementation of an association's policies and penalties.
Get a Better Mortgage Interest Rate
People will clip coupons and drive across town to save a few cents at the gas pump, but few will shop around for the best interest rate on their mortgages. Most buyers tend to go with the first lender they talk with, perhaps out of fear of losing the house if they don't act quickly enough. Paying one-eighth of a point too much can add up to thousands of dollars over the life of the loan.
From 6 to 80 agents in 18 months: Indie growth on steroidsWhat happens when a handful of top producers join forces to conquer the luxury real estate market? If you’re anything like the six driven agents who founded Seattle-based boutique brokerage Avenue Properties, what happens is $65 million sold in one week ......Read More
How to build a real estate brand from scratch in 9 monthsIt takes nine months from conception to birth to have a baby. If you had to build a business from the ground up in less than nine months, how would you do it? West + Main Homes is a brand-new brokerage in the Denver metro area -- broker-owner Stacie Perrault Staub decided in January to "take the next year to develop a brand totally from scratch." ......Read More
Opendoor’s ‘ultimate mortgage’ offers 1% off purchaseTo compete on price with real estate agents, high-tech investors known as "iBuyers" will need to figure out ways to sell their homes very fast and for top dollar. Leading iBuyer Opendoor, which makes quick offers on homes and can close in days, has taken another step in this direction ......Read More
Realogy’s NRT appoints new SVP and CFO, Roger FavanoAfter several announcements earlier this year about movement in Realogy's executive suite, the real estate giant had been largely quiet about any hiring announcements. But clearly Realogy is still tweaking its all-star lineup ......Read More
$1M neighborhoods on the rise in coastal metros: ZillowSince 2014, the U.S. has gained 346 new $1 million neighborhoods, which can be a good thing -- or a not-so-good thing, depending on how you look at it. According to Zillow, nearly one in 20 residential ZIP codes fall into this category because 10 percent of the homes in the area are worth $1 million or more ......Read More
Brokerage moneyball: Trusting data over your gutThe real estate marketplace is changing, and quickly. What were once outstanding ideas may have outgrown their usefulness. But how do you know ......Read More
NAR CEO Bob Goldberg: Disrupters aren’t ‘the bogeyman’Realtors can be a fearful lot, seeing threats in new technologies and new business models that might change the way they do business. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has in some ways encouraged this mindset, often disparaging companies such as real estate tech giant Zillow Group. But new NAR CEO Bob Goldberg, who is determined to paint himself as a change agent, is striking a more inclusive tone at the beginning of his tenure. In an interview with Inman, Goldberg said those thought of as "disrupters" should be invited into the "tent" of organized real estate in the hopes of turning them into Realtor advocates ......Read More
5 real estate marketing trends defining 2017Marketing. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. And though it may sometimes feel like marketing is falling outside of our job description, there’s more marketing in the day-to-day of the running of a real estate business than we may realize ......Read More
12 terrible habits of top producers that lower the barIn real estate sales, how many homes we sell and how much money we make is the only measure of success. What many people don’t know is that it's possible to be a jerk and make money too ......Read More
How to grab your ideal clients with Facebook’s target audiencesThere seems to be some misconceptions about what options advertisers (or agents) have for targeting their ideal audience on Facebook. Everyone seems to know about the basic targeting options: age, income, location, interests, behaviors, etc ......Read More