Buyer & Seller Tips

    Three Things Every Team Needs to Scale Efficiently

    Real estate teams offer big benefits, especially for agents searching for increased opportunities and growth. When building your team, finding the right strategy for scaling your business should take priority—and efficiency should be a cornerstone of your overall plan. Whether your team is just getting started or is well-established in your marketplace, it’s important to…

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    Building a Better Real Estate Business

    I wish being good at real estate automatically translated into being good at business. If the two went hand-in-hand, there’d be more success in this industry and fewer sad stories of agents failing or moving on to other careers. Unfortunately, being good at real estate doesn’t make one good at the business of real estate.…

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    How Brokerage Leaders Can Help Agents and Teams Adapt to Market Changes

    Leadership author John Maxwell wrote, “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” And when real estate markets shift, it provides a massive opportunity for leaders. After spending a decade or two (or three) in this business, you already know that change is an inherent aspect of real estate markets. However, when we are in the middle…

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    How to Increase Your Credit Score to Buy a House

    When you are buying a home and getting a mortgage, the purchase price isn’t really what you are paying. The actual cost of the house is how much you pay in interest to the mortgage lender. If you get a better interest rate from the lender, your payments will be less. Those who have the…

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    United Real Estate Group Crosses $35 Billion Threshold in Annual Sales

    United® Real Estate Group has announced its annual sales volume exceeded the $35 billion threshold in the twelve-month period ended August 31, 2022. This marks the first time in United’s history where the company has passed this threshold. “While no trophies are awarded for hitting new sales volume records, we are proud of the tens…

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    ‘Our Profession Is Being Victimized’: Unpacking the Top Issues Facing Real Estate

    Above: Bob Goldberg (left), Helen Hanna Casey (center), and Leslie Rouda Smith (right). Why should clients pay agents as much as they are these days? Sure, that’s a loaded question, but it sits at the crux of several ongoing lawsuits and federal probes that pose an existential threat to the real estate industry. Those legal…

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    Leaders Meet with White House on Housing Affordability

    Several affordable housing leaders met this week with National Economic Council Director Brian Deese, Domestic Policy Council Director Ambassador Susan Rice, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge, and Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Sandra Thompson to discuss housing supply and affordability. Leaders from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), National Association of Home Builders…

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    Homebuyer Affordability Improved for Third Straight Month in August

    The national median payment applied for by applicants decreased from $1,844 in July to $1,839 in August, improving homebuyer affordability for the third straight month, according to a report issued last week by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). MBA’s Purchase Applications Payment Index (PAPI) measures how new monthly mortgage payments vary across time—relative to income—using…

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    HomeJab Real Estate Photographer Survey Shares ‘Rants and Raves’

    HomeJab announces the release of its first annual “Rants and Raves” survey of professional real estate photographers. HomeJab, which has delivered more than 4,000,000 images to help real estate agents sell and rent more than $35 billion in listings, polled more than 100 professional real estate photographers for its survey, a release stated. “Research shows…

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    Harry Norman, REALTORS® Announces Leadership Shake-Up

    Jenni Bonura, president and CEO of Atlanta luxury firm Harry Norman, REALTORS®, has announced changes to the leadership of the company’s Buckhead Northwest and Woodstock offices. Tori Hughes, a current Harry Norman REALTOR®, was named senior vice president and managing broker of the Buckhead Northwest office. Hughes has been with Harry Norman since 2018 and…

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