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Buyer’s and Seller’s Agents Can Make History With Historic Homes Do you have clients who would jump at the opportunity to live in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s house? Or perhaps the very first mansion in the state of Utah is more their speed? As it turns out, successfully buying or selling historic properties like these requires a particularly

Vacation Home Sales Surge During COVID-19 Pandemic In the months after COVID-19 hit the United States, vacation home sales shot up, likely the combined result of low-interest rates, a desire to escape amid social distancing and lockdown, and an unprecedented ability to work from anywhere. It’s part of a major cultural shift around work and homebuying in the

President Biden Commits to Addressing Affordable Housing Crisis President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion jobs and infrastructure proposal includes a $213 billion investment in affordable housing, pledging to “build, preserve, and retrofit more than two million homes and commercial buildings to address the affordable housing crisis.” The proposal, called the American Jobs Plan, has faced significant Republican opposition since

Bitcoin Is Becoming a Bigger Part of the Housing Market Buying with Bitcoin has never been easier — or trendier. But can your clients use the digital currency to buy a house? Some sellers are warming up to the idea. Similarly, buyers might come across a listing that begins with a message to cryptocurrency fans: “Accepting Bitcoin!”

Learn These 4 Steps to Better Serve LGBTQ Clients LGBTQ homeseekers often face an uncertain journey when going through the home search and buying process. Like most minority identity groups, they are at significant risk of discrimination. Take homeownership - LGBTQ individuals are roughly 15% less likely to be homeowners than heterosexuals. Discrimination can manifest itself in a

These Are the 2020 Facts Agents Need to Know for Their Careers Regardless of COVID-19, the residential real estate market has been red hot the past year. Markets around the country have seen record numbers, including a big increase in home value and a drop in average days listed. Much of this can be attributed to an

Make Holiday Magic When Writing Your Customized Holiday Cards this Season The written letter has become a lost art for many. When you have other more efficient methods like email, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, text message, and that witchcraft telephone created by the famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell (or Antonio Meucci, depending on who you ask),

Tight Housing Inventory & Historically-Low Mortgage Rates Fuel the U.S. Housing Recovery A recent report from Realtor.com indicates that as states slowly reopen their economy, the once-stagnant housing market has begun to surge. Two contributing factors to this rise can be pinpointed to the 30-Year Mortgage Rates hitting historic lows (2.86 percent) and a more competitive housing

How Will COVID-19 Hurt Commercial Real Estate & the Banks Backing Their Holdings? The past decade has seen a remarkable rise in our economy as a whole. Almost every industry has seen massive gains, both in the spreadsheets and in the stock market. However, with the onset of coronavirus back in March, a high level of uncertainty

Follow These 5 Steps For Successfully Prospecting FSBO Listings Finding new leads or prospects can sometimes be the hardest part about working as a real estate agent. One of the ways to combat this problem is to develop your own real estate agent “niche.” A niche or target market provides you direction in finding the leads

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