Recruiting Real Estate Agents: Attracting Team Players

Before you can choose the best candidate out of all your applicants, you have to attract the applicants, and you don’t want to attract just anybody. You want to attract high-quality applicants to find someone who really might be your perfect new team member. You’ll save yourself tons of time and energy in the hiring…

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5 Things You Need for an Effective Team-building Activity

Team-building activities are an excellent way to form a high-performing real estate team and a strong culture. Over the years, some team-building activities have gained a bad reputation because companies don’t always plan effectively. To avoid hosting an activity that doesn’t improve your team dynamic, it’s important to craft your team-building activity carefully. Ensure your…

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Will New Construction in 2021 Create More Affordable Housing?

According to a recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, new construction was on the rise in August 2021. U.S. homebuilders started construction on 1.615 million homes — that’s up 3.9 percent from July 2021 and 17.4 percent higher than a year ago. Impressively, new construction…

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Commission Splits to Attract the Right Real Estate Agents

As a broker/owner, you can choose to split commissions with your agents in any number of ways. But each option for commission splits will attract different types of agents. You want to be sure that your commission split is attracting the kind of people you want to be a part of your team while you…

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Freddie Mac Creates Opportunity for Homeowners with Low Income to Stay in Their Homes

The U.S. Congress created Freddie Mac in 1970 to help increase stability and affordability in the housing market. Their role is to expand the secondary loans market by purchasing mortgages to then sell to mortgage-backed security investors. The secondary mortgage market increases the supply of money available for mortgage lending and the money available for…

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Low Inventory, Builder Production, And Flipping During a Pandemic

Low Inventory, Builder Production, And Flipping During a Pandemic

Even with the dip in inventory, the market is still outperforming pre-pandemic levels. Builders are slowing down production to catch up with a backlog of projects while trying to keep construction prices in check. Lastly, home flipping is just one way the residential real estate market will stand in stark contrast to the commercial real estate market moving forward.

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Alternative Appraisal, Cash-out Refis Surging, Covid-19 & Multifamily Design

This Week In Real Estate | 3.22.21

As more people work from home, employment verification has been challenging. With a cash-out refi, homeowners pay off their old mortgage and start a new one that allows them to have extra cash left over, similar to what happened before the start of the 2008 crash. Lastly, Covid-19 may create lasting impact on multifamily designs in the future.

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Why Should I Hire a Real Estate Coach?

Hire A Real Estate Coach

Becoming a superstar real estate agent doesn’t happen overnight. It can take many years for an agent to gain and master the skills necessary to make their business successful, stable, and profitable. Some agents may be able to advance on their own, but others may struggle to reach their lofty goals. When deciding if you…

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Empathy: The Key to Building Successful Relationships

Empathy and Building Relationships

Steve, an agent in Colorado, is always looking for the newest shiny object to take his real estate career to the next level! You see, Steve always thought he could build his business by staying on the cutting edge of technology. High-tech tools are important, but quite often the tool overshadows what’s even more important.…

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Real Estate Tech: A Look Through The Years

Real Estate Tech Tools

Whenever I hear the words, “high-tech tools,” I think back to the number of technologies I have used in my 40+ years of selling homes. I can remember strapping a phone to a cradle with Velcro and hearing the garbled sound of a phone connecting to a computer as we searched for listings. Before then,…

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