Mon.Oct 11, 2021

Brokerage, mortgage and title: Inside strategies to improve customer service


In the above session from Connect Now, Wendy Forsythe of Fathom Realty, Sean Varin of Encompass Lending Group, and Paul Yurashevich of Versus Title discuss how real estate agents need to build a team of service providers they can work with in tandem to best service their clients.

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Housing affordability improves for second straight month

Housing Wire

For the second month in a row, national housing affordability improved in August, according to the latest National Association of Realtors housing affordability index report. This improvement came as monthly mortgage payments fell by 1.1% while median family income fell by 0.7%.


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Experts Agree: Homeownership Provides a Path to Long-Term Wealth

Keeping Current Matters

A recent survey from found there are multiple reasons why Americans would choose to purchase a home instead of renting. Some of the most popular non-financial reasons given include: The flexibility to make the space your own. The pride homeownership offers. The sense of stability.

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The biggest risk to the housing market right now

Housing Wire

Now that we are heading toward the end of 2021, what can we say about the U.S. housing market this year? No question it has been another year of ups and downs with seemingly conflicting data, which could indicate a coming boom or a bust depending on how you decide to parse it.

Millennials are Determined and Prices are Soaring: The Step-by-Step Formula for Closing More Sales to Millennial Buyers Fast!

Speaker: Paul Moya - CEO, Millennial Labs, and The Go-To Performance Marketing Strategist and Realtor Coach for the Best in the World

Join Paul Moya, CEO of Millennial Labs and the Go-To Performance Marketing Strategist and Realtor Coach for the Best in the World, as he shares insights and information about the importance of understanding a buyer and how their needs change with each generation.

Real estate agent fatally shot by 84-year-old client


Suffolk, Virginia, real estate agent Soren Arn-Oelschlegel was fatally shot over the weekend during a visit to a client's home. Arn-Oelschlegel was visiting Albert A. Baglione, who'd moved into his new home just a few days before the shooting on Friday evening.

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This Denver brokerage doubled its business since affiliating with Corcoran


Just over a year ago, The Corcoran Group looked to Colorado as the seventh state for its rapidly growing affiliate network. That network itself launched just months earlier in 2020. Brokerage Sponsored corcoran Jon Larrance This Denver brokerage doubled its business since affiliating with Corcoran

Nonbanks are hiking conforming loan limits

Housing Wire

Earlier in the month, PennyMac Financial and United Wholesale Mortgage publicly announced that they are each raising their conforming loan ceilings by 14%, nearly two months ahead of the Federal Housing Finance Agency ‘s official decree.

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REX Homes – not disrupting anything except investor balance sheets

The American Genius for Real Estate

(EDITORIAL) What follows is an open letter response with 13 questions regarding numerous recent representations by REX Homes. The post REX Homes – not disrupting anything except investor balance sheets appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate. Op/Ed Real Estate News REX Homes

How lenders can work more efficiently in a tight profit margin environment

Housing Wire

As the refi boom declines – taking the intense production volume of 2020 and early 2021 with it – and we move to a more purchase-heavy market, lenders are seeing a decline in profit margins and an increase in origination expenses.

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Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

Compass stock, market cap tumbles to new low


The company's shares ended Monday trading at $10.74, down significantly compared to when they debuted about six months ago. The drop reduced Compass' valuation to $4.2 billion.

REX undergoes second round of layoffs

Housing Wire

REX Homes , the discount brokerage behind an anti-trust lawsuit against Zillow and the National Association of Realtors , announced its second round of layoffs late last week.

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Real estate agent in hot water over costly missing apostrophe


Anthony Zadravic if faced with up to $250,000 in court fees after he failed to place a crucial apostrophe in a Facebook post bashing his former employee.

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Old National Bank sued for alleged redlining practices

Housing Wire

The largest depository bank in Indiana, Old National Bank , is being sued for alleged redlining practices that spanned more than a decade.

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4 true advantages of a traditional brokerage


In the luxury space, there’s a reason traditional brokerages remain the best option not only for real estate professionals but also the buyers and sellers they serve. These top performers share their reasons why.

Nearly 14 million homes at risk of flooding in next 30 years

Housing Wire

Changing environmental conditions will put 13.6 million residential properties at risk of flooding in 2051, an increase of 1.2 million over the next 30 years, according to a report published Monday by the nonprofit group First Street Foundation.

How to brand yourself as the go-to local agent on Instagram


If you want to be known as the go-to local agent in your market, build an effective personal brand, and leverage a relationship-based marketing strategy, there's no better place for you than Instagram.

New Residential scoops up fix-and-flip lender

Housing Wire

New Residential Investment Corp. announced Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Genesis Capital LLC , a fix-and-flip lender, from Goldman Sachs.

The 3 Anchors of Agent Training That Ensure New Hires are a Perfect Team Fit


Enjoying this episode? Be sure to follow The Walkthrough to get future episodes delivered automatically: Apple Podcasts/iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube. 30-day and 60-day onboarding programs are common among today’s real estate teams.

Coldwell Banker Receives Partner of the Year Award from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

RIS Media

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC was selected to receive the 2021 St. Jude New Partner Campaign of the Year Award, for its efforts to help cure childhood cancer. In its first year, the CB Supports St. Jude partnership aimed to raise $250,000, a goal it met within the first six months.

How the luxury housing market became invincible in 2021


Luxury real estate agents reported having record years, and high-end properties have grown to become a larger and larger share of the overall market this year.

Op-Ed: National Coming Out Day Has Meaning in Real Estate

RIS Media

CEO Ryan Weyandt shares the importance of providing support for the community within the real estate industry. One of the questions I get asked a lot as CEO of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance is, “how many LGBTQ+ people are there in real estate?”

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It’s time to pay attention to QR codes: Your future clients


Thought QR codes were dead? The pandemic fueled the resurgence of these blocky, fragmented data icons, and now, they're everywhere. So, as a tech-forward real estate agent, here's how you can leverage them and meet clients where they are.

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With Flood Insurance Overhaul, Industry Hopes for Minimal Disruption

RIS Media

Flood insurance rates skyrocketing by 1,000% overnight. Property values plummeting in coastal communities as markets dry up. And buyers obliviously drawn into purchases before being slammed with enormous, rapidly increasing premiums.

How to find and connect with luxury clients


What I’ve learned over the years about luxury clients could probably fill a book, but here are three key points agents need to consider. Agent Sponsored bhgre Eileen Lacerte How to find and connect with luxury clients luxury real estate realogy

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For Sale by Owner (FSBO) Tips for Sellers

CT Homes

If you’re at all familiar with the world of real estate you’ve likely come across the idea of For Sale by Owner listings, or “FSBO” listings.

Part Two: Is Your LinkedIn Profile Working for You? Finishing Your Updates

RIS Media

Editor’s Note: This article is the second part of a two-part series. Find part one here. LinkedIn is more than just a networking site; it’s also a way to build your brand authority, and position yourself as the “go-to person” when it comes to real estate.

$22 Million Gets You Dinner With Emmitt Smith and His Great Big House

Realty Biz

Talk about a unique opportunity. Dallas Cowboy Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith has his home on the market for $2.2 million to match his jersey number 22. But, how about this?

A seller rejected my VA loan offer. What can I do now?

The Mortgage Report

In can be harder to get a VA loan offer accepted in a competitive market. Learn why some sellers don't like VA loans and how to improve your chances.

D’Angelo Realty Group Inc. Rebrands to RE/MAX Pathway

RIS Media

Stephen Fleming, president of D’Angelo Realty Group Inc., and new RE/MAX broker/owner has rebranded their real estate sales brokerage to RE/MAX Pathway.