DropOffer wants real estate agents to go off-market

Housing Wire

Housing market inventory is low right now. Low inventory means fewer choices for homebuyers, but for years enterprising real estate agents have worked around tight market conditions by searching for off-market homes that fit their clients’ specifications.

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Agents scramble to meet demand…in Rochester?

Housing Wire

The market last year was unprecedented,” said Mark Siwiec, a Keller Williams agent in Brighton, a town just southeast of Rochester. “It Until about mid-May of this past year the market was unlike anything we’d ever experienced. Currently, it is less than 10 days on the market.

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How is the housing market impacting real estate agents?

Housing Wire

A real estate agent at Compass Florida in Coconut Grove, Schechter has 12 years of experience in the real estate industry, so he’s familiar with its cyclical ups and downs. But today’s housing market has forced him to pivot to remain successful. But what about real estate agents?

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How rookie agents are faring during the pandemic

Housing Wire

When the restaurant Tom Hunt worked at as a server temporarily shut down during the spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he decided it was the right time to pursue his longtime desire of becoming a real estate agent. “I’ve Hot markets can be challenging for newbies.

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Feds seek to enlist real estate agents in anti-corruption push

Housing Wire

FinCEN also solicits comments on whether and how to assign a reporting requirement to any or all of the following entities: Title insurance companies, title or escrow companies, real estate agents or brokers, real estate attorneys or law firms, settlement or closing agents.”.

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In today’s hot housing market, how are real estate agents staying competitive?

Housing Wire

Or is being a real estate agent just a side hustle for you – something you do in your spare time? So, if you’re planning to be a real estate agent long-term, it’s probably a good idea to run your business like, well, a business, especially in today’s highly competitive housing market.

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Lawsuit claims Compass defrauds agents

Housing Wire

Compass defrauded its real estate agents out of millions of dollars in sales commissions and broke pledges to give agents shares of stock, according to a new lawsuit that seeks class-action status. One program has agents buying stock at the “preferred” price of $154 a share.

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Redfin allows buyers to tour homes without an agent

Housing Wire

markets are now able to tour vacant homes listed on Redfin with or without a real estate licensee through the brokerage’s “ Direct Access ” home tour feature. Direct Access allows homebuyers to self-tour vacant properties without an agent by using the Redfin app to unlock the home.

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How agents are winning bidding wars in America’s most competitive markets

Housing Wire

In the ultra-competitive Westchester market, the odds were stacked against Heather Harrison and her client. With record-low interest rates, paltry inventory and a surge in buyers, agents are advising clients to be extraordinarily aggressive to win.

A real estate agent’s guide to long-term success

Housing Wire

Staying productive and focused in the real estate market requires a combination of intelligent business decisions, technology and having a long-term approach to your strategy. That way, real estate agents can close sales without losing any potential leads.

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Agents fight misconceptions to win deals for military veteran clients

Housing Wire

After completing countless Veterans Administration (VA) mortgage loan transactions over the years, Chris Pascoe, a Marine veteran turned RE/MAX agent, has developed something of a system. First, he has his clients lender call the listing agent.

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[PULSE] Are potential new agents holding off on entering the market?

Housing Wire

An analysis of recent real estate licensing trends released by Agent Advice this week reveals that licensing rates are beginning to recover from a precipitous drop caused by COVID-19 in March and April. The post [PULSE] Are potential new agents holding off on entering the market?

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How real estate agents can alleviate consumer pain points in a tight market

Housing Wire

The severe lack of inventory in today’s housing market has been a source of stress for home buyers and real estate agents alike. For buyers in today’s market, the severe lack of inventory adds another layer of frustration, FOMO (fear of missing out) and a sense of urgency.

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In defense of the individual real estate agent

Housing Wire

I saw a social media post recently by our local ‘mega-agent’ entitled: “Breaking News: Individual Real Estate agents added to Endangered Professions List!”. The individual agent is on life support, it exclaims. The individual agent. The mega-agent.

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Competing in the sizzling housing market of Provo, Utah

Housing Wire

But for the past 12 months, the metro’s housing market has been in complete chaos. “It It is hot, hot, hot here,” Clay Winder, a real estate agent for Keller Williams Westfield , said. above the list price and sat on the market about 11 days before going pending.

A closer look at housing markets across the country

Housing Wire

Local markets spotlights 5 different areas across the country, showcasing what is uniquely happening in those housing markets. Local real estate agents, loan officers and appraisers share what characteristics are currently defining their housing markets.

New program puts Black real estate agents at forefront

Housing Wire

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers has announced the creation of its “Black Real Estate Agent” program to provide financial, educational, and career support for aspiring Black real estate agents.

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How Top Agents Survive Challenging Markets

RIS Media

Even with many potential sellers going to ground during the recent pandemic, top real estate agents are finding creative ways to build relationships, ferret out listings, close sales and fine-tune their businesses. These tips are from top-producing agents at eXp Realty.

OJO Labs rolls out agent referral network

Housing Wire

OJO Labs has launched the OJO Select Network, an agent referral program that matches top performing agents with ready homebuyers or sellers based on an understanding of the agent’s skill set and the consumer’s needs. Select Network gives agents access to new leads, ready homebuyers who are kept engaged until they’re ready to work with an agent and custom consumer insights. Heller said Select Network will be available in over 50 markets by Nov.

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The Hawaii housing market heats up

Housing Wire

Real estate agents across the country have made it clear – low inventory and low mortgage rates have kept them busy throughout the pandemic, especially in typical vacation destinations. That trend is holding true for the housing market in Hawaii, located about 2,500 miles west of the mainland.

Luxury housing market inspires ‘total frenzy’ in vacation boom towns

Housing Wire

And while real estate agents repping luxury homes aren’t seeing as many bidding wars as they did this summer , their respective housing markets are still crazy right now. It’s been a really interesting summer, to say the least,” the agent at Tahoe Luxury Properties said.

10-Plus Video Marketing Tips for Real Estate Agents

RIS Media

The post 10-Plus Video Marketing Tips for Real Estate Agents appeared first on RISMedia. The internet and smartphones have made video content widespread and accessible. To engage with your clients, you need to shoot a lot of video.

A coastal exodus? These Century 21 San Francisco agents don’t think so

Housing Wire

Although many in the real estate industry say that San Franciscans are relocating to places more inland , some Century 21 agents in the San Francisco and Bay Area beg to differ. These Century 21 San Francisco agents don’t think so appeared first on HousingWire.

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Seattle tops list of best metros for real estate agents

Housing Wire

cities determined that Seattle is the top market for real estate agents to currently work in, and Corpus Christi, Texas, was deemed the worst. In studying the cities, two factors were considered — job opportunity and competition, and real estate market health.

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Summer Marketing Ideas For New Agents

Easy Agent Pro

Is this the year you’ll fine-tune your SEO and social strategy, maybe experiment with new marketing methods or buckle down and focus on conventional lead gen tactics? With that in mind, here are some summer marketing ideas for real estate you cant afford to miss.

Local housing markets across the country

Housing Wire

Local markets spotlights 5 different areas across the country, showcasing what is uniquely happening in those housing markets. Local real estate agents, loan officers and appraisers share what characteristics are currently defining their market.

What Every New Real Estate Agent Should Know

Properties Online

Blog For Agents Brokerage Trends Marketing and Sales Tips new agents Real Estate Agent TipsDon’t let being wet behind the ears in your real estate career leave you in hot water. There are a few real estate business tips every newbie should know to ensure a good start.

When it comes to home sales, August is the new May, keeping agents busy into the fall

Housing Wire

Rather than a typically busy spring home-buying season , the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the bulk of home-buying this year into the summer months, and real estate agents are busier than ever. Homes on the market sold four days faster year over year, as total inventory is down 35%.

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How Pueblo, Colorado became a hot housing market

Housing Wire

One example is Colorado’s housing market, which has seen the effects of an insanely competitive market combined with low inventory push buyers into secondary cities – and sometimes, beyond.

No seasonal slowdown this year as real estate agents report a busier-than-usual fall

Housing Wire

” Kanacki’s market, like many others, remains competitive as buyers continue to experience bidding wars amid historically low housing inventory and an uptick in home prices. “I Our market hasn’t let off because school has started,” Hamblen said. “We’re

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Top five questions to ask a potential real estate agent

Housing Wire

In today’s red-hot market, you need a real estate agent who can get creative, play hardball in negotiations, and help you stand out from the pack in a bidding war. And not everyone — even an agent recommended to you by a friend or loved one — is up to the task.

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First American fined $1 million for illegal perks to agents

Housing Wire

will pay a $1 million fine for improper benefits given to California real estate agents. The marketing representative was identified as Eugene Bleecker, now a former First American employee, who was providing said benefits to his Los Angeles-based group Advisory Group Real Estate Network.

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Need a real estate agent? Here’s how to pick the right one

Housing Wire

That’s what real estate agents are here for. Almost 90% of buyers recently used a real estate agent or broker to purchase their home, according to the National Association of Realtors. A real estate agent is a licensed professional who can guide you through the homebuying process.

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Mike Fratantoni on MBA’s 2022 mortgage market forecast

Housing Wire

Let’s not forget the substantial fiscal and monetary policy that provided extraordinary levels of support for households, businesses, and markets here and abroad. The improving job market is all to the positive. Will we really move into a purchase market next year?

2021 will be the year of the tech-enabled agent

Housing Wire

With the right tech stack, agents and brokers have access to rich market insights at their fingertips, the ability to provide virtual home tours…and a deeper understanding of what consumers really want in a home.”. Instead, the need for a great agent is stronger than ever.

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First-time homebuyers fueling hot Des Moines housing market

Housing Wire

The Des Moines housing market has had a record-setting year for home sales, which local Realtors credit to low mortgage rates, the work from home phenomenon and Des Moines’ affordable lifestyle. Housing inventory in the Des Moines housing market is tight.

Ben Caballero heads RealTrends’ 2020 top agent list

Housing Wire

Most of the highest producing real estate agents in the country belong to an established, national brokerage. The data captures a historic year in which the housing market cratered at the pandemic’s start only for sales to surge in the fall to their highest level since the 2006 housing bubble.

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