Wed.Aug 03, 2022

3 Steps to Creating a Powerful Listing Presentation


In real estate, when it comes to building your business, converting leads is the name of the game. One of the top ways of convincing those potential clients that you’re the right agent for them is by creating a pristine listing presentation.

Can lower mortgage rates stop the housing recession?

Housing Wire

To say that mortgage rates have been on a wild Mr. Toad’s ride in 2022 is an understatement. In less than a year, we went from 2.78% on the 30-year fixed to as high as 6.28% , then recently got as low as 5% — only to have another move higher this week to 5.30%.


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Buying a Home May Make More Financial Sense Than Renting One

Keeping Current Matters

If rising home prices leave you wondering if it makes more sense to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market, consider this. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Pricing Rent vs. Buy

Expect a foreclosure spike in the coming months

Housing Wire

Distressed mortgages dating back to the height of the pandemic are expected to fuel a jump in foreclosure activity over the next 12 months, although the foreclosure rate is still expected to remain below the pre-pandemic historical average, a new report from contends.

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Rise of The Apps: Building Your Dream Tech Stack For Real Estate Success

Speaker: Trey Willard, Realtor/Team Leader at Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

In this webinar, Keller Williams Team Leader Trey Willard will teach you how to create a winning tech stack, and how to leverage apps for real estate success.

More Prospective Buyers Are Actively Searching for a Home

Eyes on Housing

The share of prospective home buyers who are actively engaged in the process to buy a home rose to 49% in the second quarter of 2022, after declining for three straight quarters.

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Banks Report Unchanged Home Lending Standards

Eyes on Housing

In the second quarter iteration of the Federal Reserve Board’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS) on Bank Lending Practices, banks reported largely unchanged lending standards across all residential real estate (RRE) loans.

Movement hires two Fairway executives to boost sales team

Housing Wire

South Carolina-based Movement Mortgage has hired two executives away from rival Fairway Independent Mortgage to boost the growth and development of its distributed retail sales team.

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Home Buying Checklist: A Survival Guide for Buyers


Owning a beautiful home you can call your own is a dream come true. Homeownership offers stability and a sense of security and safety, but the process of making the biggest purchase of your life can seem overwhelming.

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Don’t miss the Future of Title panel at HW Annual Oct. 4

Housing Wire

From tech adoption and innovation to M&A activity and partnerships, there have been a lot of shifts in the title sector, making “The Future of Title” session one of the can’t-miss panels this year at HW Annual on Oct.

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Real Estate Solutions: How to Crush Your Sales Goals and Fuel Your Pipeline

Speaker: Mary Maloney, Founder & Team Leader at Hometown Realty

In this webinar, Mary Maloney will demonstrate a methodology that will help you create a pipeline with continuous prospects.

The 10 Fastest-Growing Cities in Texas


Also known as “The Lone Star State,” Texas is home to a number of well-known cities such as Austin , Dallas , and Houston. However, you may be curious about what cities in the state are growing the fastest.

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Opinion: The elasticity in mortgage employment

Housing Wire

Is there a new way to address the truth about staffing in the mortgage industry? When will we learn to be more transparent to our employees — people with families and bills — and stop the endless flow of layoffs?

Stuck trying to create videos for social media? Try these templates

The American Genius for Real Estate

This app allows users to upload photos, videos, music and create a snappy-looking product in minutes - and they have templates for real estate. The post Stuck trying to create videos for social media? Try these templates appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

Mortgage demand increases after a four-week decline

Housing Wire

Demand for mortgage loans increased last week as a troubling economic outlook led to a decline in rates, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

The Complete Realtor: Tools to Successfully Manage Your Personal Life, Career, and Health

Speaker: Marki Lemons Ryhal, REALTOR, Keynote Speaker, 4X International Best Selling Author, and Podcaster at ReMarkiTable, LLC

In this webinar, Marki Lemons Ryhal will teach you how you can pivot and succeed as a real estate agent in the face of adversity!

Getting Pre-Approval for a Mortgage: What You Should Know


Being pre-approved for a mortgage enables you to create an accurate budget while putting you in a stronger position when making an offer on your dream home. But what exactly is mortgage pre-approval, and how does it work? Here’s everything you need to know. What Is Mortgage Pre-approval?

Class Valuation acquires AMC AppraisalTek

Housing Wire

National appraisal management company Class Valuation is extending its reach, with the acquisition of yet another appraisal management company. The AMC today announced the acquisition of AppraisalTek, a Chandler, Arizona-based AMC, for an undisclosed sum.

4 Most Affordable Jacksonville Suburbs to Live In


Jacksonville , an Atlantic coast paradise, has risen in popularity for those looking to live in Florida. With its proximity to nature, outstanding restaurants, and countless ways to spend your time, it shouldn’t come as a shock that 902,500 people are living in Jacksonville.

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Is home equity, now at $11.5 trillion, at its peak?

Housing Wire

Home equity climbed to a historic high of $11.5 trillion in the second quarter, but it could be nearing its peak as major equity-rich markets on the West Coast begin to show signs of decline.

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Database Restoration: How to Revive Dead Leads and Generate New Ones

Speaker: Rivers Pearce, CEO of W8LESS

In this session Rivers Pierce, CEO of W8LESS, will teach you how winning agents restore and revive their database to continue to gain market share!

When Can a Seller Keep Earnest Money Deposits in Real Estate

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Another way of asking when can sellers keep earnest money is how can a buyer forfeit it. When buying a home, the vast majority of the time you will be required to put up earnest money or good faith deposit.

Servicing business carries Pennymac in Q2 2022

Housing Wire

On the strength of its servicing segment, California-based Pennymac Financial Services delivered a $129.2 million profit in the second quarter, which was down 25.6% quarter-over-quarter and 36.7% year-over-year, the company reported Tuesday.

Mortgage rates fell again as housing market reaches ‘equilibrium’

Realty Biz

Mortgage rates took a sharp turn lower last week, just one day after the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate. The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 5.22% on Thursday, down from 5.54% earlier in the week, shortly after the Fed announced another rate hike.

9 Most Affordable Cincinnati Suburbs to Live In


Known as “The Queen City,” Cincinnati, Ohio , has become a destination for many people relocating to the Midwest. Cincinnati is known for many things, including its strong German heritage, and is the home of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team.

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The Real Estate Pulse: Analyzing the 2022 Housing Market

Speaker: Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown

In this session, Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown, will breakdown the top housing trends for 2022, and help you navigate the constant changes in the market so that you can achieve success!

12 Unexpected costs when starting a real estate career

Real Trends

Although becoming a real estate agent doesn’t involve significant startup costs, nothing in life is free. Like any other small business, you’ll need a budget to cover your expenses. But, unlike other startups, you’ll need a large financial cushion to manage your expenses.

10 Timeless Kitchen Trends That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Photo via Houzz by Studio Dearborn Kitchen design trends come and go—we’re looking at you, Formica counters and avocado-green refrigerator!—which which means you might get sucked into a fad now and then.

16 of the Best Real Estate Memes to Drum Up Referrals (Or at Least Remind Folks You Love Getting Them)

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Referrals from friends, family, and past clients are the lifeblood of a real estate agent’s business. Ideally the people you know would just remember to refer clients to you whenever someone they know wants to buy or sell, but they don’t always remember how much they mean to you.

CENTURY 21 AllPoints Welcomes Tom Shrum as Regional Vice President of Sales

Realty Biz

CENTURY 21 AllPoints is pleased to welcome Tom Shrum as Regional Vice President of Sales. covering Fairfield County and the Connecticut Shoreline. A member of the Mid-Fairfield County Association of REALTORS®, Shrum, a third generation.

Become THE Social-Savvy Agent With This Free eBook

Close more deals from social media leads in 2022! This three-chapter eBook covers the fundamentals of building a digital strategy. You’ll hear from top industry experts and get exclusive insights into how you can become the social-savvy agent. Get your copy today!