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Survey Results: What Keeps Brokers Up at Night?

Survey Results: What Keeps Brokers Up at Night?

As we begin a new year, what are the most pressing issues on the minds of the nation’s real estate brokers? What are they most looking forward to in the year ahead? What strategies do they have in place to address inventory issues, technology adoption, agent retention or to ensure their continued profitability? Better HomesRead more about Survey Results: What Keeps Brokers Up at Night?[…]

Building a Reputation of Trust and Honesty

Building a Reputation of Trust and Honesty

In the following interview, Phyllis Staines, broker associate at RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., discusses disruption, marketing and more. Region Served: Jacksonville, Fla.Years in Real Estate: 20Number of Offices: 1Number of Agents: 16Favorite Part of Your Job: The freedom and unlimited potential for earning. I also enjoy solving problems, and those who are needing to buyRead more about Building a Reputation of Trust and Honesty[…]

Buying Is Better Financially in More Than Half of Markets: Report

Buying Is Better Financially in More Than Half of Markets: Report

It is more affordable to buy a home than rent one in more than half of markets—but for how long remains uncertain, according to recently released research. In 54 percent of the over 400 counties analyzed by ATTOM Data Solutions, buying the median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom one, according to ATTOM’sRead more about Buying Is Better Financially in More Than Half of Markets: Report[…]

The Great Debate: What the MLS Can Be, and What It Should Be

The Great Debate: What the MLS Can Be, and What It Should Be

Ask any agent, broker or constituent in real estate: There are challenges facing the Multiple Listing Service. A discussion on the future of the MLS—what it can be, and what it should be—hosted by the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) recently illuminated those issues, and strived for solutions. “An MLS should be defined not onlyRead more about The Great Debate: What the MLS Can Be, and What It Should Be[…]

California Real Estate Professional Among Mudslide Victims

California Real Estate Professional Among Mudslide Victims

A Southern California real estate professional perished tragically in the mudslides last week, one of more than 15 victims of the latest catastrophe to strike the state. Rebecca Riskin, of Riskin Partners in Montecito—known as the “first lady of luxury real estate”—was killed as a result of the ensuing flood and mudslides in the ThomasRead more about California Real Estate Professional Among Mudslide Victims[…]

Fair Housing Makes Us Stronger

Fair Housing Makes Us Stronger

On April 11, 1968, President Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law. This marked an important and historic change in our nation’s commitment to property rights, recognizing that property rights should not be abridged because of discrimination based on race, color, national origin or religion. In later years, the law was amended to prohibitRead more about Fair Housing Makes Us Stronger[…]

Confidence in Housing Subdued at Year-End

Confidence in Housing Subdued at Year-End

Confidence in housing was subdued in December in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), derived from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey® (NHS). The HPSI overall posted 85.8 in December, two percentage points lower than the month prior. “Consumers remained cautious in their housing outlook at the end of 2017, as tax reform discussionsRead more about Confidence in Housing Subdued at Year-End[…]