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Connecting With Agents

The Appraiser Coach

When it comes to getting business, a lot of us like to go for the “low-hanging fruit.” AMCs are a wonderful source of that “easy to get” business. They’ve been. Read More.

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Offerpad proposes iBuyer-agent marriage

Housing Wire

The success of iBuyers is the failure of real estate agents. After all, iBuying companies Opendoor , Redfin and formerly Zillow are predicated on home sellers eschewing a listing agent and selling their home to the company. Offerpad did not make agents available for this story.

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Compass agents eschew company stock

Housing Wire

Back in 2018, Robert Reffkin exuded that Compass agents were literally invested in the brokerage’s success. It’s purely an offering to respond to an agent’s desire to have ownership in Compass’s future success.”. million in 2021 agent equity stock, according to a public filing.

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Agents, Don’t Skip the Appraisal

The Appraiser Coach

We frustrate buyers, sellers, loan officers and, sometimes, real estate agents. Appraisers have been accused of being “speed bumps” in the lending process. In some ways, I can understand their. Read More.

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For title agents, it’s still all about data

Housing Wire

Although there are a number of great technological tools available to title agents, and more coming into the market every day, it’s critical that these tools work together as seamlessly as possible. Agent data

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How LOs get into a real estate agent’s circle

Housing Wire

To get into an agent’s circle, an LO has to see problems before they manifest they need to communicate whether the news is good, bad or ugly, agents said. In turn, real estate agents are doing everything they can to ensure they get their clients into their home of choice.

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Agents scramble to meet demand…in Rochester?

Housing Wire

The market last year was unprecedented,” said Mark Siwiec, a Keller Williams agent in Brighton, a town just southeast of Rochester. “It in November, per Redfin, suggesting listing agents perhaps underestimated continued market demand. Rochester, New York.

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How to grow your agent-to-agent network in 2023

Inman

These strategies work, whether you are establishing, growing or maintaining your real estate agent referral network. Agent New Agent Select Service Teams building a professional network networking opportunities Nicole Beauchamp professional network

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The evolution of the more productive real estate agent 

Housing Wire

Bonnie Williamson never intended to be a real estate agent. million – brokerages have become less focused on attracting new agents into the industry and instead more focused on increasing the productivity of the agents they have. Real estate agents are busier than ever.

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Zillow testing major changes to Premier Agent program

Housing Wire

Starting May 25, “several hundred” real estate agents in the Raleigh, North Carolina and Denver metro areas will no longer have access to Premier Agent , thanks to major changes coming to Zillow ’s lead generating platform.

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Are homebuilders burning bridges with real estate agents?

Housing Wire

Real estate agent Alanna Strei’s client wanted to check out “Tesoro Vista Del Sur,” 134 newly built townhouses in the Ocean View Hills area of San Diego. Do you need an agent when you have 10 buyers for every home?” Agents don’t want to hear that.

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Everything agents should know about fiduciary duties

Inman

Real estate agents should be familiar with these duties and make sure to adhere to them to avoid legal liability and to maintain the trust and confidence of their clients. Agent Brokerage Columns New Agent Select Service Teams fiduciary duties fiduciary duty Julia Lashay Israel

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Agents harness the power of social media to generate leads

Housing Wire

Instead, the Michigan-based eXp agent created her Facebook business page shortly after passing her licensing exam in 2011 and named it “Gogo’s Real Estate.”. “I There is no shortage of social media options and many agents, like Lee, have turned to Instagram.

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Connecting With Agents

Appraisal Buzz

The post Connecting With Agents appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. When it comes to getting business, a lot of us like to go for the “low-hanging fruit.” AMCs are a wonderful source of that “easy to get” business. They’ve been … Read More.

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Agents National Title Adds Two

Appraisal Buzz

Hammann joins Agents National Title as Pacific Northwest Agency Manager and the company also names Kara Elgin as Central States Underwriting Counsel. The post Agents National Title Adds Two appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. Paul C.

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3 Ways Agents Can Help Appraisers to Be More Accurate

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

Real estate agents are typically the individuals who provide information in the MLS. In addition to not leaving fields blank, another way agents can help appraisers to develop more supportable opinions of value is when it comes to accuracy.

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Go pro! 23 reasons top agents stand out among amateurs

Inman

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Where real estate agents fit into Zillow’s grand vision

Housing Wire

Zillow, for years, made money selling leads to real estate agents, a practice that agents like Herrera already felt ambivalent toward. The post Where real estate agents fit into Zillow’s grand vision appeared first on HousingWire.

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How rookie agents are faring during the pandemic

Housing Wire

When the restaurant Tom Hunt worked at as a server temporarily shut down during the spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he decided it was the right time to pursue his longtime desire of becoming a real estate agent. “I’ve

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Redfin’s listings to disclose agent commissions

Housing Wire

The commission gobbled up by a homebuyer’s real estate agent will now be posted on Redfin’s listings. Under that deal, the MLS operator/lobbying group for real estate agents agreed that they could no longer keep Redfin and other websites from posting an agent’s commission fee.

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Fashion victims? When broker and agent style choices clash

Inman

Agent Brokerage Columns Lifestyle Select Service Teams agent broker perspective Anthony Askowitz fashion professional dress professional style styleThe standard for appropriate business attire is always a moving target, especially in real estate.

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How did you know real estate was for you? Agents share their stories

Inman

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Top 10 never-fail home staging tips for agents

Inman

Agent Agent Appreciation Month Design Listings Marketing New Agent Select Service Staging Theme Months misty soldwisch staging Theme-month-202301When done right, staging evokes a stronger emotional tie for buyers, which translates to a greater commitment to the home. .

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A real estate agent’s guide to long-term success

Housing Wire

In today’s fast-paced market, it’s easy for real estate agents to get caught up in scoring quick wins instead of developing a long-term strategy that guarantees sustainable success. That way, real estate agents can close sales without losing any potential leads.

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In defense of the individual real estate agent

Housing Wire

I saw a social media post recently by our local ‘mega-agent’ entitled: “Breaking News: Individual Real Estate agents added to Endangered Professions List!”. The individual agent is on life support, it exclaims. The individual agent. The mega-agent.

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Stellar MLS to launch new agent platform

Housing Wire

The nation’s third largest MLS, with over 70,000 agents in Florida and Puerto Rico, Stellar MLS announced Tuesday that it is partnering with Remine and MoxiWorks to launch a new platform for real estate professionals. Agent Florida MoxiWorks Multiple Listing Service Puerto Rico Stellar MLS

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Feds seek to enlist real estate agents in anti-corruption push

Housing Wire

FinCEN also solicits comments on whether and how to assign a reporting requirement to any or all of the following entities: Title insurance companies, title or escrow companies, real estate agents or brokers, real estate attorneys or law firms, settlement or closing agents.”.

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Pool of agents working in LA shrunk amid slowdown last year: Analysis

Inman

The number of active real estate agents in LA decreased by 27 percent year over year, falling from 4,800 agents in the fourth quarter of 2021 to 3,500 agents during the same period in 2022.

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Agents fight misconceptions to win deals for military veteran clients

Housing Wire

After completing countless Veterans Administration (VA) mortgage loan transactions over the years, Chris Pascoe, a Marine veteran turned RE/MAX agent, has developed something of a system. First, he has his clients lender call the listing agent.

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DropOffer wants real estate agents to go off-market

Housing Wire

Low inventory means fewer choices for homebuyers, but for years enterprising real estate agents have worked around tight market conditions by searching for off-market homes that fit their clients’ specifications. Housing market inventory is low right now. Historically low.

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Keller Williams-owned app Smarter Agent to shut down

Housing Wire

Keller Williams -owned Smarter Agent , a Philadelphia-based startup that allows agents to create their own branded apps, will be shutting down its dedicated app. Inman News first reported that Smarter Agent would be shutting down.

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What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from a mentor? Agents weigh in

Inman

From advice on managing your money, time and mindset to practical advice on attire, here's the best advice agents received from their mentors. Agent New Agent Opinion Select Service Inman readers reader responses social lob social media

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Redfin allows buyers to tour homes without an agent

Housing Wire

Direct Access allows homebuyers to self-tour vacant properties without an agent by using the Redfin app to unlock the home. The post Redfin allows buyers to tour homes without an agent appeared first on HousingWire. Homebuyers in 22 U.S.

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How is the housing market impacting real estate agents?

Housing Wire

A real estate agent at Compass Florida in Coconut Grove, Schechter has 12 years of experience in the real estate industry, so he’s familiar with its cyclical ups and downs. But what about real estate agents? The post How is the housing market impacting real estate agents?

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Top agents explore 2023 market trends, data and opportunities

Inman

Join Brad Nelson, chief marketing officer at Sotheby’s International Realty, on January 26th for the Insider open webinar, where top agents will explore this year’s market trends, data, and opportunities. What’s in store for 2023?

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Starting from the bottom, 3 star agents share their journeys

Inman

James Harris, Kirsten Jordan and Mia Calabrese shared their journeys from real estate newbies to some of the best luxury agents in the business, at Inman Connect New York on Wednesday.

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New program puts Black real estate agents at forefront

Housing Wire

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers has announced the creation of its “Black Real Estate Agent” program to provide financial, educational, and career support for aspiring Black real estate agents.

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OJO Labs rolls out agent referral network

Housing Wire

OJO Labs has launched the OJO Select Network, an agent referral program that matches top performing agents with ready homebuyers or sellers based on an understanding of the agent’s skill set and the consumer’s needs. Select Network gives agents access to new leads, ready homebuyers who are kept engaged until they’re ready to work with an agent and custom consumer insights. The post OJO Labs rolls out agent referral network appeared first on HousingWire.

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First American launches digital platform for title agents

Housing Wire

Title insurance underwriter First American has launched a new digital platform for title agents, according to an announcement on Thursday. The post First American launches digital platform for title agents appeared first on HousingWire.

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RE/MAX launches ad campaign highlighting the agent’s value

Inman

With the tagline, "The right agent can lead the way," the campaign includes broadcast spots and digital assets that emphasize RE/MAX agents as experienced real estate professionals equipped to help consumers through any market.

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