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Stop Wasting Time With the Wrong Leads

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By Lee Davenport

One hundred and seventy-five houses.

He showed 175 houses to only find out that the would-be buyer was not in a position to purchase for another year. My, my, my!

I hope you have never shown that many houses to a looky-loo—someone who is not prepared to buy for one to five years out, or longer. But …

Building Wealth Through Homeownership

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By John Blom

I’m often asked why I spend as much time as I do volunteering with the state (Washington REALTORS®) and National Association REALTORS®. There are many reasons, but perhaps the greatest is that I truly believe in the importance of  homeownership advocacy at every level. I believe in the value of owning a home, and that this opportunity …

4 Ways to Find Off-Market Deals for Buyers

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By James Vasquez

If you’re like most real estate agents, you probably source deals for your clients who are looking for fixer uppers or rental property using only one tool, your local multiple listing service (MLS); ours is San Antonio Board of REALTORS® MLS. When I first got started in real estate seven years ago, I fell into the same …

Educating Clients on HUD

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By Ryan Fitzgerald

Given the large financial requirement of buying a home, it’s often out of reach for a large portion of the U.S. population. The economic recession, which was triggered by the collapse of real estate and mortgage lending markets, further decreased home buying accessibility. A number of lenders have returned to the 20 percent down requirement when purchasing …

Tips for the Spring Market

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By Drew Heasley

The spring market is traditionally the hottest real estate market across the country. For my area in Pennsylvania, the busiest parts of the year are early spring and then again when school lets out. As an agent, you need make sure you and your clients are prepared for these annual peaks.

Sellers

Your sellers will be asking …

Why Real Estate Websites Need Community Pages

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By Kyle Hiscock

It’s 2016 and almost every real estate website is equipped with an IDX feed which provides the viewer with information on MLS property listings that are currently for sale.  This is certainly a great feature that a real estate website should have, but ultimately this is not something that is going to “wow” the user.

The primary …

Millennials, Markets, and Housing Mobility

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By Lauren Campbell

According to a recent Urban Land Institute study, most millennials are not living in the urban core – though the research shows that they would like to be.

Millennials – the generation that bore the brunt of sluggish hiring cycles during the recession only a few short years ago – are not bringing home salaries comparable to what …

World’s First Virtual Broker Open

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By Brandon Doyle

Last month, the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® Young Professional Network presented the first ever virtual broker open. Architech 3D Imaging was on hand to talk about 3D mapping and virtual tours, including Matterport as well as a new service they’re now offering. I spoke about how virtual tours can help market properties and save time for …

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3 Tips for Preparing Buyers

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By Andrew Janos As the real estate market continues to be fast-paced, the need to prepare your buyers is growing exponentially. Making sure buyers have a grasp on the market conditions and purchase process will allow you to manage expectations through the entire purchase. Here are three tips: Get pre-approval: Preparing a buyer financially ensures that they do not fall …

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Venture Into the Unknown: We Have a Job to Do

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By Brooke Wolford I have watched all of the changes occuring in real estate lately, and there’s a lot of speculation about what might happen in the future. You see, real estate has been evolving over the past several years, and I, myself, have gotten sucked into all the drama. I remember spending hours on message boards and in online …