Mon.Mar 27, 2023

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Agile fintech firm executes first fully automated AOT transaction

Housing Wire

Agile , a Philadelphia-based fintech company focused on mortgage-backed securities (MBS), announced on Monday the execution of the mortgage industry’s first fully-automated Assignment of Trade (AOT) transaction. AOT transactions involve three counterparties — a mortgage originator, a mortgage investor, and a broker dealer — and are designed to transfer loan collateral and hedge positions to a mortgage investor.

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Get Ready: The Best Time To List Your House Is Almost Here

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re thinking about selling this spring, it’s time to get moving – the best week to list your house is fast approaching.

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Tech hub housing markets cool as industry turmoil dampens demand

Housing Wire

Housing markets in tech hubs were in high demand during the pandemic, with potential buyers facing fierce competition on homes in cities like San Jose and Austin. But with the tech sector in turmoil, a looming recession, and consistently elevated mortgage rates, that trend is now making an about-face. While bidding wars were common in tech hubs during the height of the pandemic, housing markets in these areas are cooling more rapidly than the markets in other parts of the nation, according to a

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ChatGPT for real estate data? It may be here sooner than you think.

Inman

Timely exploration, adoption and smart use of this technology will help real estate professionals do more with less and focus even more on creating an impeccable customer experience.

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The 4 Most Impactful Actions to Take in Real Estate in 2024

Strategic real estate professionals know that the name of the game right now is to stay informed, adaptable, and ready to make confident decisions. In this free download, Inside Real Estate CEO, Joe Skousen, shares what he believes are the top 4 most impactful actions in real estate right now. We've been actively engaging with industry experts, analyzing data, and listening intently to the experiences of our agents on the ground.

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Opinion: The risk from Fannie Mae’s mission creep

Housing Wire

At a time of high mortgage rates and inflation, the federal government — along with government-sponsored enterprises — is understandably under pressure to lower costs and make homeownership more accessible. We share the goal of improving housing affordability. However, any effort to lower housing costs should be responsibly examined for potential risks to consumers, lenders and the broader marketplace.

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The 3 most requested home office features

Inman

There have been several instances within the past few years where the lack of a suitable office space has been the deal breaker for clients. Even if a home checks all the other boxes, office space can often be non-negotiable.

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Compass Houston founding member Garcia takes team to KW Luxury

Inman

Houston real estate veteran Haley Garcia has taken her seven-person team to Keller Williams. Garcia was with Compass from 2018 to early 2023 and generated $205.5 million in sales volume during her last two years with the brokerage.

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Significant Sales: February 2023 Highlights

Sotheby's International Real Estate

From a AUD€$17M sale in Byron Bay, Australia, to a US$44.55M sale in Woodside, California, here are February 2023’s five highlighted sales represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® global network. Byron Bay, Australia James McCowan and David Medina | Byron Bay Sotheby’s International Realty, AUD$17,000,000 Woodside, California Arthur Sharif | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage, US$44,500,000 Mexico City, Mexico Laura De la Torre and Maricruz Madrigal |

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Read Inman’s exclusive Roadmap to Real Estate’s Future

Inman

Brad Inman writes a letter to the real estate industry, published here in full, alongside the publication of Inman's Roadmap to Real Estate's Future that grew out of three days of conversations and insight at Disconnect 2023.

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Housing Affordability Conditions Improved in January 2023 for the Third Consecutive Month

NAR: Economic Outlook

Housing Affordability Conditions Improved in January At the national level, housing affordability rose in January compared to the previous month, according to NAR’s Housing Affordability Index.

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Need Curated Pre-foreclosure Lists to Generate New Real Estate Leads? Trellis Has the Data!

Trellis is a state trial court research and analytics platform that provides Real Estate Professionals (Buyers, Foreclosure, Loan Modification, etc.) with LEADS on Pre-Foreclosures, Lis Pendes, Distressed Assets and more — to help uncover **new** opportunities and grow their business. The process is quick and easy — and all in real time. Trellis will supply you with a link to the relevant dockets, a Leads sheet and access to its UI where applicable.

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First Citizens BancShares to acquire SVB in FDIC-brokered deal

Inman

The deal includes the purchase of approximately $72 billion in loans at a discount of about $16.5 billion, along with the transfer of all of the bank's deposits totaling about $56 billion, according to the FDIC.

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Why Sellers Don’t Like FHA Loans

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

What Are Potential Problems With FHA Buyers For Home Sellers Are you wondering whether to accept an offer from a buyer with an FHA loan? Have you heard that FHA loans could be a potential pitfall for a seller? When you go to sell your home, you hope to get many offers from well-qualified buyers. […] The post Why Sellers Don’t Like FHA Loans appeared first on Maximum Real Estate Exposure.

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‘Great Reshuffling’ winds down as COVID hotspots and tech hubs cool

Inman

Cities in the West that saw prices soar during the pandemic are now cooling while metros in the Northeast and Midwest are showing more resilience, according to a new analysis.

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When Do You Need a Building Permit and For What Projects

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Getting Building Permits For Work at Your House is Vital Did you not pull building permits for work done at your house? Getting a permit for building or improving is crucial. When you consider making improvements or additions to your home, it can be tempting to try and skirt the permit process. In some cities […] The post When Do You Need a Building Permit and For What Projects appeared first on Maximum Real Estate Exposure.

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3 Real Estate Office Hacks to Help Kickstart the Busy Season

Ready to better your Back Office? Dive into the secrets to a powerhouse back office with Brokermint expert, Jessica Souza. In this free download, she shares her 3 transformative hacks designed to clean house, get everyone on the same page, and set yourself up for success. From optimizing agent profiles to ensuring flawless transactions and boosting agent retention, these strategies are your ticket to a seamless operation.

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Side partners with marketing software company Evocalize

Inman

Evocalize describes its product as a "Collaborative Marketing Platform" that allows users to announce their services through an array of campaigns on Google, Facebook and Instagram

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Best Counties to Buy Single-Family Rentals

Broke Agent Media

BAM Key Details: ATTOM released its Q1 2023 Single-Family Rental Return Market report, showing an increase in single-family rental (SFR) returns in 91% of the 212 counties analyzed. Markets with the highest SFR returns are concentrated in the Midwest, South, and Northeast while those with the lowest returns are concentrated in the West. Rents are growing faster than home prices in most of the country and faster than wages in two-thirds of the markets analyzed.

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Market shift highlights brokerage fundamentals

Inman

The recent market shift has been a "great equalizer," accentuating the differences among brokerage models and the importance of agent count.

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Last Call: Everything You Need to Know Before Tax Day

Broke Agent Media

Do you want to maximize your earnings while minimizing your tax bill? It’s not too late to get your finances in order. BAM and Formations are teaming up once again for a last call before tax season wraps up. Join Formations founder Shahar Plinner and BAM co-founder Byron Lazine to learn tips to make the most of your 2022 taxes. Last Call: Everything You Need to Know Before Tax Day Tuesday, March 28th 3:00 pm EST Sign Up Now Tax Tips for Real Estate Agents This webinar will cover essential tax

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Accelerating Real Estate Sales Pipelines to Streamline Buyer Journeys

Navigated 360° tours, like YourVRTours, advance pipelines by engaging clients further along the sales funnel. These immersive experiences provide comprehensive property insights, increasing buyer intent and readiness. By embracing navigated tours, agents can optimize property exposure, better qualify leads, and streamline the sales process. Stay ahead in the ever-evolving real estate landscape with innovative technology that elevates buyer journeys and progresses pipelines more effectively.

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CHALLENGE: Audit your online footprint in 7 days

Inman

In just one week, you can make sure that every platform where you have a profile is fully updated with this handy-dandy checklist.

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JPAR® Gulf Coast Named Affiliate of the Year

Realty Biz

JPAR® Gulf Coast, a leading real estate brokerage in Mobile, Alabama, is proud to announce that its dynamic duo, Adrienne and Owen Gill, have been named Affiliate of the Year by JPAR® - Real Estate. The Star Awards, announced at the brand’s annual JPAR® Nation Celebration, recognize top-performers in a variety of categories. The Affiliate of the Year award is given to a JPAR® affiliate who demonstrates excellence in all areas of the business, including; operations; marketing; customer service; p

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Inman Innovator Awards 2023: Nominations are officially open

Inman

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Inman Innovator Awards. The winners will be honored at Inman Connect Las Vegas, Aug. 8-10, 2023.

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How to Overcome Content Struggles with Derrick Gregory

Broke Agent Media

This week on the Over Ask Podcast , Derrick Gregory joins Matt Lionetti and The Broke Agent to discuss the creative process behind his funny Instagram videos. He shares how he started making those videos and how he stays consistent with trendjacking and posting. He doesn’t shy away, either, from talking about the content that didn’t hit, as well as the frustration of content flops.

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Maximizing Your Online Presence: Tips for Real Estate Agents on Social Media

Speaker: Sarah Santa Ana, Real Estate Coach, Move4Free Realty

Networking is one of the crucial elements in every real estate organization's success. Both agents and real estate companies need to maintain robust networking links. This is why social media is essential for any real estate professional! Social media enables you to stay in touch with your present clients, maintain connections with your past clients, and engage potential customers and investors.

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5 Tips for Improving Your Social Media Marketing Skills

Realty Biz

You wouldn’t try to be a real estate agent without knowing how a mortgage works, or how to judge a home against comps. These days, you shouldn’t be trying to do your job as a Realtor without knowing how to market a home on social media. Recent survey data shows that 57% of Realtors use social media daily. This piece contains a guide with five tips for improving your social media marketing skills.

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How to Overcome Real Estate Agent Fears

Broke Agent Media

Most agents have a fear holding them back. The question is, how do you get out of your own head in order to become the best version of yourself? On today’s podcast, Byron Lazine talks with the #1 real estate coach Tom Ferry and Hudson County’s most accomplished real estate professional, Jill Biggs , about how to get over your fears and break through to greatness.

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Lucido Global launches new tech solution, Lucrativ

Real Trends

Maryland-based real estate firm Lucido Global announced a strategic partnership with Chime Technologies to launch Lucrativ , a comprehensive software and services solution for real estate professionals. Lucrativ is designed to maximize the effectiveness of both agents and management to foster sustained, scalable growth.

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Coldwell Banker Realty Agents in Arizona Continue to Set the Pace in the Industry!

Coldwell Banker

Award winners will be celebrated on Saturday, April 22 in Phoenix The post Coldwell Banker Realty Agents in Arizona Continue to Set the Pace in the Industry! appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

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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 order to create continued success in today’s real estate market, realtors need to utilize an arsenal of technology that will increase their efficiency and presence on social media. Using technology to manage your prospects and tap into their needs through websites, social media, and other channels is critical for real estate success in 2022 and beyond.

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House Selling Checklist: 5 Things to Do When Selling Your House

Realty Biz

While you may want a stress-free and quick house sale, selling a home can be challenging. This is because house sales have many moving parts, some of which you can manage and others out of your control. What you do when selling your home determines the kind of buyers you'll attract, how fast it will sell, and how much you'll sell it for. This article discusses five things to do when selling your house.

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Home Repairs to Get on Top of Before Summer Hits

RISMedia

By Meghan Belnap Summer is just around the corner, and that means it's time to make sure your home is ready for the season ahead. With hot weather come higher energy bills and potential maintenance issues. To avoid any unpleasant surprises during the warmer months, take some time now to make necessary repairs and check […] The post Home Repairs to Get on Top of Before Summer Hits appeared first on RISMedia's Housecall.

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How to Effectively Run a Real Estate Marketing Campaign: The Best Tools and Methods to Get Results

Realty Biz

With 40 million people on the move each year, there's a clear need and market for real estate professionals. But if you're trying to build your client base and sell homes for top dollar, you'll need to build your brand. That's where a robust real estate marketing campaign can let you and your properties shine. Keep reading to learn how to put together the best real estate marketing ideas to get results!

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7 Common Myths About Buying a New Construction Home to Not Believe

Mandrona Group

House-hunting is no easy journey, especially once you find that there’s a limited inventory of previously-owned homes in the housing.

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5 Data Proven Ways Agents Can Do 18% More Business

Curious as to how you could do 18% more business? How about 14 more transaction sides per year? Check out this infographic with data from a RealTrends study to learn more.