Category Archive: Realtor Resources

06/11/24

3 reasons to love homeownership during this special month

It’s time to talk about the joys of homeownership, especially since June is National Homeownership Month. Consider this survey: 88% of homeowners say they’re happy owning a home, while 69% of renters said they would be happier if they had their own place. Those are striking numbers that show how worthwhile buying a home can […]

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06/4/24

3 things to know about mortgage rates this summer

Happy National Homeownership Month! While we’ll have an entire blog devoted to reasons to celebrate the joys of owning a home soon, this piece is on a topic all of us know well. Yes, we’re talking about interest rates. Five months into 2024, it’s fair to say those who predicted multiple interest rate cuts from […]

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05/21/24

Age Matters: A generational handbook for listing agents

While we focus much of this blog on homebuying or the vital role our teams play when it comes to title and closing, this piece is centered on sellers – and how our REALTOR® friends can best cater to the needs and preferences of this group. However, it’s important to note that the motivations behind selling a home are as […]

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04/30/24

3 lessons “Bluey” can teach us all about real estate

What can the animated children’s show “Bluey” teach us about buying and selling a home? It turns out to be a whole lot. If you’re not part of the show’s target demographic – or a parent of a young child – you’re probably wondering, “What’s a Bluey?” right about now. If so, here’s an overview.   The […]

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04/9/24

3 money-related steps for prospective buyers

Did you know April is National Financial Literacy Month? While we’re not financial advisers, it’s important that anyone who is preparing to buy a home anytime soon is well-versed in the money aspect of it all, so we gathered essential tips from the experts regarding saving effectively for your future home. Organize your finances. There’s a […]

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04/2/24

4 takeaways from the potential NAR settlement

The landmark commission lawsuit against the National Association of REALTORS® appears to be headed for a settlement. However, how much change is on the horizon for buyers, sellers and those of us in real estate is still unclear.  Since we take pride in the real estate industry, we wanted to take a moment to summarize […]

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03/5/24

3 stats that show we need to keep talking about wire fraud

For years, wire fraud has been a thorn in the side of everyone involved in real estate. Despite continued efforts and conversation, it remains a formidable enemy. Plus, the scammers behind it continue to evolve and exploit any weakness they can.  Why are we repeating this warning now? A new report from a leading anti-fraud […]

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01/9/24

2024 predictions from industry experts

Happy New Year! As the calendar flips to 2024, there are plenty of reasons for positivity, and we love sharing optimism with all of you. Today, we’re focusing on this year’s forecast from the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR’s experts are honing in on “boring” words for 2024 – and honestly, we’d all welcome that after […]

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12/21/23

3 tips for positive market conversations with clients in 2024

Let’s dive into this blog post with a sprinkle of optimism, shall we? Enough chatter about rising rates, low inventory and affordability challenges. Let’s shift our focus to the recent whispers of encouragement echoing through the real estate corridors instead.  Economists’ predictions and the recent Fed announcement suggest promising changes are brewing. As a result, […]

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12/19/23

4 reasons to ramp up your home search in 2024

It’s almost a new year, which means we’re all contemplating big moves in the future. Some of us more literally than others. We know the current real estate market hasn’t been the easiest to navigate, whether you’re a potential first-time homebuyer or have gone through the process a few times. However, interest rates should be […]

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