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Preparing Clients for Appraisal Gaps

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By Neil Goradia

House prices are skyrocketing! (YES, we already know that—old news.)

Winning a bid can be tough and you need the “secret sauce,” right? (We’ve heard that before, too.)

But have you put thought into how to address appraisal gaps for your clients?

Appraisal Gaps Are on the Rise

I’m seeing an increasing number of houses fall out …

How We Created Our Biggest YPN Event of the Year

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By Maria Kauffman We are blessed with a great YPN committee at the Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS® in Grand Rapids, Mich., which is the result of a supportive association and board that invests in leadership opportunities for the newer and growing association members. Our local YPN committee was founded more than 10 years ago, and since then we have …

5 Colorful Fall Events for Your Local YPN

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By Erica Christoffer

Real estate has big fall energy as agents experience slight relief from the red-hot summer months. More YPNers around the country are looking for events and educational opportunities to continue their business momentum while making new industry connections. Here are five ideas for an eye-catching autumn affair.

1. Mix it up with a throwback soiree.

Kick it …

4 Takeaways From YPN Advance

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By Maria Kauffman Last month, I had the opportunity to represent the Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS® (Grand Rapids, Mich.) at YPN Advance as part of the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Summit in Chicago. At this event, local YPN committee chairs, vice-chairs, and association liaisons come together from across the country to discuss real estate and market trends, YPN …

Unfair Housing and the Part Left Out of Nursery Rhymes

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By Lee Davenport

A recent report by the National Fair Housing Alliance shows there were more than 28,000 fair housing complaints filed just last year. I repeat, there were TENS of THOUSANDS of fair housing complaints in the last year alone!

Those numbers indicate that despite fair housing being the law of the land, we have a long way to …

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3 Reasons to Get Your Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification

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By Alex Craig

I recently became certified as a Pricing Strategy Advisor through the National Association of REALTORS®; something I’ve been meaning to do for nearly a year. Since I needed a few more continuing education credits, I decided to knock out two birds with one stone.

If you’re not familiar with this certification, no problem. The PSA is a …

YPN Groups Focus on Business Building Events

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By Erica Christoffer

YPNs around the country are starting the year with a renewed focus on business growth. If you’re involved in planning for your YPN, show value to your members by developing events full of industry insights and business-boosting tips and takeaways. Here are five examples of topics and forums from YPN groups around the country.

1. Mega info …

Fresno YPN: Leading By Example

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By Erica Christoffer

The Fresno Association of REALTORS® YPN credits the cohesiveness and commitment of their committee members after winning both the Medium Network of the Year Award from the National Association of REALTORS® and the State Network of the Year Award from the California Association of REALTORS® in 2019.

In this Q&A, Brandon Uribe, 2019 chair of Fresno’s YPN, …

Take the Implicit Bias Test

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The National Association of REALTORS® has partnered with the Perception Institute to create a new 50-minute video called “Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing,” which aims to help real estate professionals address unconscious prejudices and stereotypes in their daily business interactions. “Fair housing, equality, and inclusion are among NAR’s most cherished values,” says NAR President Vince Malta. “REALTORS® follow …

Live Virtual At Home With Diversity® Course May 19

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By Marc Gould

The National Association of REALTORS®’ At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) certification course recently underwent a content overhaul and is overflowing with best practices for 2020.

Here are three ways taking the AHWD® certification course can expand your business and horizons:

1. Build a Foundation for a Diversity-Oriented Practice

An understanding of fair housing laws and a commitment …