Tue.Nov 29, 2022

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9 Easy Instagram Hacks to Get More Likes, Comments & Followers

The Close

Let’s be honest … the only thing that matters in real estate (and in life) is the engagement you get on Instagram. Jokes aside, the way people interact with your content certainly affects the reach and cachet of your real estate brand.

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The war for top talent and why LOs move shops

Housing Wire

Given the market contraction and numerous layoffs in the industry, it may be surprising to think that loan officer recruitment and retention could be a focus for some lenders and independent mortgage banks right now.

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3 Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re a homeowner, odds are your equity has grown significantly over the last few years as home prices skyrocketed and you made your monthly mortgage payments. For Sellers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers

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Government to backstop mortgages over $1 million in 2023

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on Tuesday announced that the baseline conforming loan limit for 2023 will be $726,200, an increase of 12.21%, or $79,000, compared to 2022. .

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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.

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Home Prices Continue to Decline in September

Eyes on Housing

Home prices declined for the third straight month in September as the housing market continues to cool. In September, all 20 metro areas experienced negative home price appreciation. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S.

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The New Rules for Attracting, Retaining, and Leading Top Talent

App Folio

One of the top challenges property management companies face today is attracting and retaining top talent. And now that a

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Mortgage demand dropped last week despite a decline in rates

Housing Wire

Mortgage rates dropped last week, but it wasn’t enough to spur mortgage demand. The market composite index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, declined 0.8% for the week ending November 25 after rising 2.2% from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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Leaked email from Elon Musk gives 6 tips for ‘insane’ productivity

The American Genius for Real Estate

When a leaked email to Twitter employees emerged, it spilled Elon Musk's lean 6 rules for productivity - and we have to agree with them. Real Estate Brokerage Elon Musk meetings productivity Real Estate News Twitter

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Study reveals alarming inequality trend for Black, Native American borrowers

Housing Wire

Mortgage fairness for Black and Native Americans is no better today than it was 30 years ago, according to a new mortgage fairness report.

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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.

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Opinion: Dating the rate makes for a toxic relationship

Real Trends

“Date the rate, marry the house” is perhaps the most used phrase in mortgage and real estate marketing in markets like today, where interest rates are in flux. It should come as no surprise, as interest rates are moving higher and faster than at any time in recent memory.

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Home price appreciation continues to slow

Housing Wire

Yearly home-price growth continued to slow in September, with the year-over-year price gain shrinking for the sixth consecutive month, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index , released Tuesday. Nationwide home prices posted an annual gain of 10.6%

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Selling A House With Mold: What Does Black Mold Look Like?

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

How to Sell a House With Mold I am selling my home and found mold! Now what? What to do about selling a house with mold is a question real estate agents get quite a bit. The potential is there for mold to be found in almost every home. Where there is any amount of […].

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$1 million conforming loan limit reignites affordability debate

Housing Wire

The conforming loan limit for mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will pass the $1 million mark for the first time in 2023, reigniting a debate about the government’s role in the mortgage market and its persistent affordability challenges. Meanwhile, desperate for volume in a high-rate environment that’s pushed borrowers to the sidelines , some of the top U.S. nonbank lenders are wasting no time.

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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!

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Questions To Ask Before Buying A Condominium

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Top Questions to Ask When Buying a Condominium. The questions to ask when buying a condo found below are something every buyer should consider when purchasing this type of housing. I would be willing to bet that many of these questions are topics that many buyers would have ever thought to ask.

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RYAN WEYANDT, CEO OF LGBTQ+ REAL ESTATE ALLIANCE QUOTE ON SENATE PASSAGE OF RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT

Realty Biz

"The real estate industry should celebrate this Senate vote. Once the House passes and then President Biden signs the Respect for Marriage Act into law, our nation will have taken a major step forward to providing confidence to the LGBTQ+ community.

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Expired MLS Listing in Real Estate Explained

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

What is an Expired MLS Listing? Have you heard a real estate agent reference an expired listing? You probably wondered what it meant. Expired listings happen when there is no success in selling, and they fall out of the Multiple Listing Service.

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5 Budget Kitchen Updates To Help You Sell Your Home

Coldwell Banker

To help you do this effectively without eating into your profit margins, we’re serving up a platter of budget-friendly kitchen updates - helping you to maximize your kitchen’s aesthetic appeal without having to spend a small fortune.

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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!

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Taxes Assessment: What You Need to Know About a Property Tax

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Taxes Assessment For Property Explained If you have never owned a home before, you’re probably not that familiar with taxes assessments for property. What you pay yearly for being a property owner is known as an assessment tax.

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Necessary Improvement Ideas That Make Your Home Better

Realty Biz

Renovating can increase the value of your home , but not all renovations will yield the desired results. While some renovation projects will increase your home's value, others may actually lower the sale price. Every homeowner needs to know the renovation idea that works and the ones that don't.

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Indiana is a Hidden Gem for Real Estate Investors: Check Out These 8 Cities

HomeLight

Disclaimer: This post is meant to be used for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal or financial advice. If you are considering a real estate investment in Indiana, HomeLight always recommends doing your own research to determine which investment option is best for your situation.

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Florida tops relocation choices for homebuyers

Real Trends

The U.S. housing market has been affected by high mortgage rates, inflation and an unstable economy this year, deterring the number of potential homebuyers and sellers. A new Redfin report says in the months of August, September and October, 24.1% of homebuyers buying homes in the U.S.

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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!

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How To Perfect Your Real Estate Elevator Pitch (+ Examples!)

Easy Agent Pro

Elevator pitches are a vital part of nearly every business. Getting your mission, experience, skills, and services out in a quick pitch is a valuable asset to have. It helps to quickly connect with clients and give them the information they need to know if you are a good fit for them.

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5 of the Top We Buy Houses for Cash Companies in Ocala, Florida

HomeLight

Disclaimer: This post is meant to be used for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal or financial advice. Links and mentions of Ocala area companies in this post do not constitute an endorsement.

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What’s Most Important for Building Strong Appraiser-Client Relationships?

McKissock

Top earners in the real estate appraisal profession are those who consistently bring in new clients. If you’re looking to earn more referrals and repeat business, a great place to start is by fostering good relationships with your appraisal customers.

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6 of the Top We Buy Houses for Cash Companies in Dallas

HomeLight

Disclaimer: This post is meant to be used for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal or financial advice. Links and mentions of Dallas area companies in this post do not constitute an endorsement.

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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!