NAR: 31% of Realtors say they feel unsafe at open houses

Housing Wire

According to the report, 31% of Realtors said they feel unsafe during an open house or showings, and 27% said they feel unsafe when meeting a new client for the first time at a scheduled location or property. Realtors also have to contend with the people they allow into house.

Open houses are returning

San Jose Real Estate

Open houses are returning to the California real estate scene, and private showings are also becoming more relaxed, but it won’t be a return to pre-pandemic practices just yet. Buying Tips Selling Tips Working in real estate open house open houses

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Questions To Ask At An Open House

Mashvisor

If you are considering buying a new house, there are endless questions that run through your mind. You want to make sure the house you are viewing is exactly what… Beginner Investors Investor Blogs Real Estate Advice Real Estate Tips

Virtual Open Houses & Showings – How They Work

REX Real Estate

As the country continues to deal with the impact of COVID-19, REX has already… Marketing Your Home coronavirus covid-19 marketing your home REX virtual open house virtual showing

Selling a Home Vacant vs. Furnished: How it Impacts Open Houses

Lamacchia Realty

SELLING A HOME VACANT VS. FURNISHED: HOW IT IMPACTS OPEN HOUSES. Pros of Selling Furnished Helps the buyer see how each room can be utilized Makes the house feel more like a home, not just a structure Furniture helps cover small imperfections (chipped paint, a scratch on the floor, etc.)

Investing in a Rental Property? The 10 Real Estate Tips You Need in 2021

Mashvisor

When done using the right real estate tips, buying… Buying Investment Property Investor Blogs Agent Down Payment Mortgage Neighborhood Analysis Open House Property Search

New Realities Buyers and Sellers Should Prepare For

REX Real Estate

The rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the real estate industry and is… Buying a Home Selling Your Home covid-19 low interest rates selling a home virtual open house virtual showing

Real Estate Tech Demo Day: Zigzy

Housing Wire

It offers open house sign-ins that automatically convert into a prospect, easily shareable listings for social media, virtual open house capability, personalized marketing materials and so much more! #1. Townify. Townify?provides?Real?Estate?Agents provides?Real?Estate?Agents

Real estate agents can host virtual home tours with this new solution

Housing Wire

On Wednesday, real estate tech company Zigzy launched beta testing of Townify, a solution that enables real estate agents to host virtual open houses , which has become a necessity in a time when we are told to remain socially distant, the company said in a release. Also via Townify, home sellers can control the number of people who visit their house. Although states have reopened, allowing for open houses to resume at limited capacity, virtual home tours remain popular.

Study: Real estate firms thrive on repeat and referral business

Housing Wire

On the flip side, interest generated from traditional open houses declined from 2018, according to the National Association of Realtors ’ 2021 Profile of Real Estate Firms. In 2018, 1% of surveyed brokerages said their business came from open houses.

As homebuyers flee to luxury mountain towns, local housing markets are heating up

Housing Wire

Like the rest of the country, open houses in Vail shut down in April and May, squeezing an already compressed buying season for the vacation area. The post As homebuyers flee to luxury mountain towns, local housing markets are heating up appeared first on HousingWire.

Why there are so few real estate agents of color

Housing Wire

Amy Kong of Trust Real Estate hosts open houses where people ask, “Where is the agent?”. Shawneequa Badger, leads an agent team at Corcoran Living in Oakland. Sudi Hernandez of Cloud 9 Real Estate Group loses leads when a client hears her Cuban accent.

Will a second lockdown cool off the red-hot Seattle housing market?

Housing Wire

14, a move that suspended open houses , although private showings are allowed with no more than five people. What is this second lockdown going to do to the red-hot Seattle housing market? In November, the state of Washington was placed in a second lockdown until Dec.

Wells Fargo pays $96M to settle LO comp lawsuit

Housing Wire

The lender’s account fraud scandal, in which millions of fraudulent savings and checking accounts were opened on behalf of Wells Fargo clients without their consent, became widely known in 2016. Wells Fargo agreed to pay $95.7

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Opendoor resumes iBuying in all of its markets

Housing Wire

Home sellers can sell their homes directly to Opendoor via Sell Direct, a contact-free solution giving homeowners the certainty of a home sale without worrying about listings, open houses and repairs. Opendoor has resumed operations in all 21 of its markets as of Tuesday.

RedfinNow launches in Phoenix housing market

Housing Wire

Since COVID-19 has enforced more restrictions on open houses, Redfin allows buyers to unlock the door of most RedfinNow listings via the Redfin app and self-tour seven days a week from 8 a.m. ” How the mortgage industry is working together to make housing more affordable.

CFPB: lenders engaged in redlining, reported bad data

Housing Wire

In the lender’s direct marketing and open house materials, the models were white. Lenders gave less compensation for bond loans subject to the requirements of a state Housing Finance Agency.

Brokerage uses VR to get consumers inside houses that haven’t been built yet

Housing Wire

Over the last few months, iBuyers and brokerages alike have launched solutions to keeping business going during the pandemic, including virtual home tours , 3D home tours and hosting virtual open houses. Urban District Realty , a Washington, D.C.-based

Improving your real estate technology, from search to sold

Housing Wire

Whether you’re a real estate agent needing to spruce up the yard for an open house or a DIY landlord who needs ongoing yard care for your rental properties, you can manage it all from the TaskEasy app.

3 mortgage industry trends that will define the rest of 2021

Housing Wire

Emerging out of the pandemic, the first half of 2021 showed that there is a historically low housing inventory across multiple markets in the U.S. Low housing inventory and the general uncertainty in the economy all factor into the current market price for homes and interest rates.

Black Americans still face massive housing barriers

Housing Wire

” Earlier this month, groups including the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of Realtors, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers unveiled a plan to increase Black homeownership significantly by 2030.

Cadence Bank reaches settlement with DOJ over redlining

Housing Wire

The DOJ alleged that between 2013 to 2017, the bank violated the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act “by avoiding predominantly Black and Hispanic neighborhoods [in the Houston, metro area] because of the race, color and national origin of the people living in those neighborhoods.”.

The Complete Guide to Virtual House Hunting During COVID-19

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

The Complete Guide to Virtual House Hunting During COVID-19. Although certain things, such as crowded open houses, will be off-limits for the time being, it’s still entirely possible to buy a new home. I hope that you find this article to be helpful in your hunt for a house!

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Flattening The Curve And Seeing The Shift From Greed To Fear

Miller Samuel

We've been self-quarantined in our house for 1.5 However, all of these housing-related workers such as appraisers and agents, are starting to see that market conditions do not include the gift that it will be "business as usual." [ NPR ].

9 Things to Know Before Selling a Home For Sale by Owner

Raleigh Realty

How to Sell a House By Owner (FSBO) Before selling your home for sale by owner, it's important to understand the pros and cons, what's involved, and what to expect throughout the process. This may be a themed open house that involves food, entertainment, etc.

Prepping for a Winter Sale

Lamacchia Realty

Make sure if you have an open house that there is easy access and that you put down ice-melt because an injured guest is the last thing you want. With the days being shorter during the winter, a lot of your workweek open houses may be at night. PREPPING FOR A WINTER SALE.

Missing Middle Housing in Victoria, BC

D Fritz Appraisals

Victoria’s Missing Middle Housing Initiative. As Canada’s housing market continues to hit record levels, young Victoria families are facing the decision to stay in condominiums and apartments or move elsewhere to be able to purchase a single-family home or townhouse with yard space.

What is the MLS in Real Estate?

CA Realty Training

How to Find Open Houses on the MLS. Another great feature of the MLS is the Open Houses section. . You can see all the properties that are holding an Open House in that area and take your buyer to preview those homes without an appointment. By Karen D.

How 2020 raised the stakes for the mortgage industry

Housing Wire

Open houses need to be conducted virtually, and applications, processing, underwriting and closings all require a work-from-home workforce to get the job done.

Easy Fixes Sellers Can Make to Enhance Their Home 

Lamacchia Realty

Before an open house, and even before taking photos for your listing, do a walkthrough of your home and make note of any missing or damaged cover plates. If there are windows in your home that need blinds, it’s safer to replace them prior to open houses and accepting offers.

The housing market faced uncertainty in March, but now ‘it’s a circus’

Housing Wire

The housing market faced a lot of uncertainty when COVID-19 caused the real estate industry to pause under shut-downs, but low interest rates and the desire for more space has turned this year into a boom time for real estate agents. Their housing needs have changed.

HousingStack Phase 4: Lead conversion

Housing Wire

Additional companies and products in this category include open house tools like Spacio (acquired by HomeSpotter last year), VHT and HomeJab (handling photography, virtual tours and floor plans) and Kleard (who provides “smart security” for listings).

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Current Real Estate Industry Trends

D Fritz Appraisals

During this period, many British Columbians experienced layoffs, placed themselves in social isolation and were hesitant to open their homes to strangers. Live-streamed open houses, virtual walkthroughs, masks and sanitizer waiting at listed homes became common as the first weeks wore on.

Tips for a Safe Home Showing

Lamacchia Realty

In 2020, we put out a recommendation that speaks directly to REALTORS ®, with 10 Steps for Holding a Safe Showing or Open House. If there are other people at the property for a showing or open house, be prepared to wait outside until it’s your turn.

Sell Your Home Fast For More Money: Houston Properties Online Marketing

Houston Properties

Best Houston Realtor To Sell My House. "The Get A FREE Home Valuation Enter your email to receive a free, easy to read seller's guide on how to sell your house in the shortest time for the most money. Put Your Home In Front With Our Open House Program.

Selling? Increase Your Home's "Screen Appeal"

Zillow

If you were counting on crowded open houses (or any open houses, for that matter) to sell your home, you've probably been rethinking your strategy. Related: Tips for Staging an Empty House.

5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

Zillow

You’ll likely notice fewer buyers at open houses, which could signal a great opportunity to make an offer. Real estate markets ebb and flow, just like the seasons.

How to Start a Real Estate Farm to Find Better Leads

CA Realty Training

Micro-farming is where agents talk to the neighbors of their listing to advertise an open house. By Bettina Siochi. Leads are everything. . More leads mean more clients. When you meet a lead, you have a chance to convert them into someone who wants to hire you.

Top Discount Realtors in Dallas, TX

Listing Spark

It can be a challenge to understand what’s important to look for when finding the right company or Realtor to sell your house in a “non-traditional” way. When searching for discount realtors in Dallas, you may notice a lot of options at your disposal.

Top Discount Realtors in San Antonio, TX

Listing Spark

It can be a challenge to understand what’s important to look for when finding the right company or Realtor to sell your house in a “non-traditional” way. Uncategorized discount realtor Flat fee home House Pricing MLS real estate realtor san antonio texas

Top Discount Realtors in Houston, TX

Listing Spark

It can be a challenge to understand what’s important to look for when finding the right company or Realtor to sell your house in a “non-traditional” way. Uncategorized discount realtor Flat fee Home Selling Tips house houston MLS realtor texas

Top Discount Realtors in Austin, TX

Listing Spark

It can be a challenge to understand what’s important to look for when finding the right company or Realtor to sell your house in a “non-traditional” way. Uncategorized austin discount realtor Flat fee Home Selling Tips House Pricing MLS real estate texas

How Many Homes Should I See Before Making an Offer?

Lamacchia Realty

Open minds are key. It is the age of technology, so most buyers see lots of homes online before ever setting foot in an open house or a private showing. HOW MANY HOMES SHOULD I SEE BEFORE MAKING AN OFFER?