July, 2022

What Is Digital Marketing for Real Estate?

Realty Biz

Simply put, digital marketing for real estate is the process of promoting your real estate business online. The marketing activities involved can vary widely depending on your business type and target audience.

Should You Avoid Contingencies in a Seller’s Market?

Homes.com

Should you sacrifice contingencies in order to get your offer accepted? In a seller's market, some buyers may choose to, but there's risk involved. The post Should You Avoid Contingencies in a Seller’s Market? appeared first on Homes.com.

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6 Real Estate Reality Shows Agents Wish Existed

Lighter Side of Real Estate

There’s a never-ending loop of real estate shows you can watch on TV nowadays. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, you’re bound to find one on. But be careful: the minute you get sucked into one , you may find yourself sucked into the next the way they phase out of one episode into the next!

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Opinion: Is it time to bring Fannie and Freddie out of conservatorship?

Housing Wire

Late this month – July 30 – marks the 14-year anniversary of President George W. Bush, a Republican President, signing into law the HERA legislation , developed under a Democratic-controlled Congress.

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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.

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think Again

Keeping Current Matters

Over the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers Pricing Content Hub

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10 Signs Your Real Estate Market Is Shifting

Realty Biz

It is not unusual for real estate markets to change. It happens all the time. Quite often real estate markets stay the same for quite a while and then something happens that causes a shift.

5 Valuation Methods for Investment in Real Estate

McKissock

How do you determine the investment value of a property? Well, it’s an art. It’s not like valuing a house in which you are going to live. That would be the homeowner value. When estimating a property’s investment value, there are a variety of real estate valuation methods you can use.

What is a Buyer’s Market in Real Estate

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

The Definition of a Buyer’s Market In real estate sales, there are essentially three types of markets. There is a buyer’s market, a seller’s market, and a balanced market. The differences between buyers’ and sellers’ markets are like night and day.

With home sales down, why are home prices still up?

Housing Wire

Looking at the housing market in the years 2020-2024, one risk i identified early on was that home prices could accelerate more in this period than we saw in the previous expansion if inventory channels broke to all-time lows.

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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.

Want To Buy a Home? Now May Be the Time.

Keeping Current Matters

There are more homes for sale today than at any time last year. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

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Housing Demand Flattens as 1st-Time Buyers Retreat

Eyes on Housing

The share of adults planning a home purchase within a year stood at 13% in the second quarter of 2022, unchanged from the previous quarter, but lower than a year earlier (17%).

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Getting a Home Loan With Low or No Down Payment

Realty Biz

Saving for a down payment was always difficult for first-time buyers, but the recent increase in home prices has made things much more challenging. Finding a sizable down payment on a house of 10% or 20% can be daunting, but there are other options.

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Building Up? Here’s the Cost to Add a Second Story to Your Home

HomeLight

You’ve decluttered , reorganized, and maybe even rearranged some furniture, but there’s no getting around the fact that you’ve outgrown your single-story home. Maybe your family has expanded, or perhaps you’re now working permanently from home.

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!

Nine ways to afford more house without more cash

The Mortgage Report

Rising mortgage rates have put the squeeze on home buyers. Here are nine tips to afford more house at today's rates without saving more cash.

U.S. House passes remote online notarization bill

Housing Wire

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill late Wednesday creating federal minimum standards, which would allow notaries nationwide to perform remote online notarizations. The legislation passed the House with a vote of 336-90.

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Why Pre-Approval Is a Game Changer for Homebuyers

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re planning to buy a home this year, you might have heard that pre-approval is a necessary step to take before starting out on your journey. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers

Existing Home Sales Fall for the Fifth Straight Month

Eyes on Housing

As rising mortgage rates and higher home prices weighed on housing affordability, existing home sales declined for five consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

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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!

A kick-Out Clause Beats a Home Sale Contingency For Sellers

Realty Biz

Kick-Out Clause vs. Home Sale Contingency. Depending on the type of real estate market you are likely to see different clauses added to a real estate contract. When the real estate market favors sellers home sale contingencies almost become extinct.

Does a Patio Increase Home Value? How to Sell Buyers On Your Outdoor Oasis

HomeLight

Outdoor spaces, such as patios, have become increasingly attractive to buyers, thanks in part to the rise of more flexible and remote work. In fact, in a Fall 2021 HomeLight survey , agents reported that outdoor space was the third-most-prioritized feature for homebuyers.

Why Customer Relationship Management is Essential for Marketing and Leasing

App Folio

In our first episode of season 3 of The Top Floor podcast, we speak with two experts about the world

The housing market recession continues, despite starts data

Housing Wire

real estate investors and affordable homes. The June housing starts data beat estimates with positive revisions, however, this doesn’t change the housing market recession call that I made last month.

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!

Should I Buy a Home Right Now?

Keeping Current Matters

If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, you likely have one question on the top of your mind: should I buy right now, or should I wait? First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers Pricing Content Hub

Share of Two or More Stories New Homes Increased in 2021

Eyes on Housing

Information obtained from the US Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC) and tabulated by NAHB, shows that the rising trend of single-story homes reversed in 2021.

Wary builders fear new home buyers are being priced out

Realty Biz

Builders fear that demand for new homes could be on the wane. As a result, they’re taking their foot off the gas in terms of production, wary that too many prospective buyers have been priced out of the market by rising costs.

How Much House Can I Afford If I Make $70,000 a Year?

HomeLight

After several years of renting and moving in and out of different spaces, you’re (finally!) in a comfortable enough space financially to take the plunge and start looking for a more permanent place to call home.

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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!