Love Letters to Sellers: Why They’re Not a Good Idea

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By: Neil Goradia

Letters to home sellers from buyers may seem innocent enough, however, they pose a very real legal threat. As a real estate professional, you must steer your clients clear of using love letters during the buying and selling process.

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Uncovering Bias to Interrupt Fair Housing Inequities

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By Lee Davenport

Have you noticed from shows like “The Tinder Swindler,” “Dateline,” “Snapped,” and the ID channel that abiding by the law is not automatic or even intuitive for everyone?

It’s April, but our mommas did not raise any fools—we understand that this very important factoid impacts all aspects of life.

Real talk: just because laws are in place …

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Does Home Maintenance Deter Millennials?

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By Barbara Ballinger

Millennials are buying houses—many for the first time—and in doing so they’re learning that houses require maintenance, which can often be pricey. These days, repairs can also be a challenge if the homeowners are not handy since contractors can be as scarce as the houses in some communities.

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Renting and Buying: New Trends Emerge Among High-Earning Millennials

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By Barbara Ballinger

Many millennials are ready to buy a single-family home and all it entails, but some found themselves shut out of the market over the past year, according to a recent analysis of 5.9 million rental applications conducted by RentCafe, a national Internet listing service that helps renters find apartments and houses.

After not being able to purchase …

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Millennial Movement in the Market

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By Rogers Healy

There’s a new generation ruling the housing market and it’s no longer the baby boomers. Forbes reports that about half of home buyers are under the age of 36, and about half of sellers are under the age of 41. And, according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2021 Profiles of Home Buyers and Sellers, the median …

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Is the Real Estate Market Finally Balancing Out?

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By Hazel Emlen The housing market was off to quite a competitive start at the beginning of 2021. For many buyers, the competition made purchasing a home quite challenging. Some buyers have given up on purchasing a home altogether. From the stress of competing with cash buyers and buyers who waive most or even all contingencies, many first-time home buyers …

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How to Stand Out in a Hot Market

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By: The CE Shop

The housing market was thrown for a loop in 2020 with dwindling inventory and booming demand for properties. As of April 2021, the median existing-home price in the U.S. was $341,600, a 19.1% gain year over year. Despite property prices skyrocketing, we are seeing more bidding wars and all-cash offers. This trend is continuing into 2021 …

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3 Reasons for Extreme Buyer Demand

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By Hazel Emlen

One of the hottest topics nationwide right now is real estate. Some of the big questions people are asking out there are: How is our real estate market doing? Is it a good time to sell? To buy? How are the interest rates? If you were to ask any real estate professional in any part of the …

‘How I’m Responding to My Clients’ FAQs’

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By Matt Clements

No doubt, we’re operating under new conditions, helping clients buy, sell, and rent property during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the common questions you’re getting from customers and prospects might be the same as always, while others might be unique to today’s world. In the spirit collaboration, here’s how I’m answering the questions I frequently receive.

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5 Things I Learned Working From Home During COVID-19

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By Jef Conn

I’m in week six of working from home in an effort to flatten the curve and limit interactions with our agents. It’s been a tough choice, but a necessary one that many real estate professionals across the country understand.

During the past few weeks, I’ve worked hard to continue my business. Through this, I’ve learned five important …