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March 2019

Look past these four myths about down-payment assistance programs —  Nationally, there are some 2,500 down-payment assistance programs giving buyers access to hundreds of millions of dollars, says Sean Moss, vice president of Down Payment Resource. See his presentation, Down Payment Programs 101, below. ...

Time to reexamine agency laws, consumer advocate argues —  The nation’s real estate agents are governed by a hodgepodge of agency laws that are bewildering to consumers, confusing to agents, and poorly enforced by regulators. That’s according to a new report by the Consumer Federation of America, The Agency Mess....

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February 2019

Broker-to-Broker Recommended Reading  — The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.  Click here to read part one. ...

Amid pressure on commissions, here’s how to defend yours —  Michael Lee, author of 111 Ways To Justify Your Commission, says that two-thirds of agents cut their commissions simply because clients ask. To justify commissions, Lee recommends preparing a catalog of the typical actions, research steps, procedures, and processes involved in any transaction. See a list from the Orlando Regional Realtor Association that can help you compile one of your own. ...

Feds broaden scrutiny of all-cash deals —  The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network in November said it would dramatically expand its use of geographic targeting orders to track all-cash purchases of homes. See the Geographic Targeting Order. ...

Home buyers embrace Internet but also value agents, study finds —  Fully 99 percent of millennial homebuyers use the Internet to research properties, according to the National Association of Realtors’ Real Estate in a Digital Age 2018 Report, which shows consumers embracing both high-tech and high-touch models of searching for properties. ...

“Agrihood” trend takes root —  Real estate developers are marketing “agrihoods,” developments that include community farms. See ULI’s report on agrihoods....

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Falling Commissions and Slowing Sales Volumes are Among Top Challenges for New Year

January 10, 2019
In 2019, real estate brokers will navigate a confusing cross-current of economic and industry trends, some providing welcome tailwinds, others creating challenging headwinds. On the bright side, the economy and job market are booming, stocks remain near record levels, and the housing market has experienced a robust recovery since the crash. Brokers are also leaning…To read more — login/sign up

 

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The Year in Brokerage Management

December 27, 2018
Every other week we post the summary of an article from Real Estate Broker’s Insider. Over the course of the year we’ve covered everything from agent recruitment to new business models to avoiding lawsuits. To wrap up the year, we’re highlighting five of our favorite posts. Timely and informative, they showcase some of the most creative…To read more — login/sign up

 

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January 2019

Housing market to see weaker price gains, rising mortgage rates —  The U.S. housing market will underperform the broader economy in 2019, according to the National Association of Realtors’ official forecast. See forecasts from the National Association of Realtors and the Mortgage Bankers Association....

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