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.

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

Housing Wire

Staying productive and focused in the real estate market requires a combination of intelligent business decisions, technology and having a long-term approach to your strategy. That way, real estate agents can close sales without losing any potential leads.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Productivity Hacks For Real Estate Agents

McKissock

For even the most veteran real estate professionals, managing time can be a struggle. Email him your real estate news ideas at jdoris@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends , bookmark RISMedia.com.

The evolution of the more productive real estate agent 

Housing Wire

Bonnie Williamson never intended to be a real estate agent. As more and more people enter the real estate industry – membership at the National Association of Realtors has ballooned to a record 1.6 Real estate agents are busier than ever.

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

Housing Wire

FinCEN’s proposed regulation, outlined in an “advanced notice of proposed rulemaking” published in the Federal Register , seeks to create general recordkeeping and reporting mandates — now authorized under the Bank Secrecy Act — for persons involved in all-cash real estate transactions.

Need a real estate agent? Here’s how to pick the right one

Housing Wire

That’s what real estate agents are here for. Almost 90% of buyers recently used a real estate agent or broker to purchase their home, according to the National Association of Realtors. But not every real estate agent is a match for every homebuyer. .

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?

In today’s hot housing market, how are real estate agents staying competitive?

Housing Wire

Are you running your real estate practice like a business? Or is being a real estate agent just a side hustle for you – something you do in your spare time? Naomi Lempert Lopez , Real Estate Agent, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, San Francisco, Calif.

Top five questions to ask a potential real estate agent

Housing Wire

In today’s red-hot market, you need a real estate agent who can get creative, play hardball in negotiations, and help you stand out from the pack in a bidding war. And not everyone — even an agent recommended to you by a friend or loved one — is up to the task.

Real estate agents hold breath on commission disclosure

Housing Wire

But the session did not reach a looming inflection point for real estate agents: Whether they must tell homebuyers what commission percentage they stand to make. At issue is unprecedented transparency required out of real estate agents.

Seattle tops list of best metros for real estate agents

Housing Wire

cities determined that Seattle is the top market for real estate agents to currently work in, and Corpus Christi, Texas, was deemed the worst. In studying the cities, two factors were considered — job opportunity and competition, and real estate market health.

The activities RESPA allows real estate agents to perform

Housing Wire

Most real estate professionals understand that the Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act (RESPA) was created keeping customers in mind. RESPA has strict rules for real estate and mortgage professionals regarding kickbacks, referrals, and unnecessary fees.

Why there are so few real estate agents of color

Housing Wire

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. Amy Kong of Trust Real Estate hosts open houses where people ask, “Where is the agent?”.

No seasonal slowdown this year as real estate agents report a busier-than-usual fall

Housing Wire

The post No seasonal slowdown this year as real estate agents report a busier-than-usual fall appeared first on HousingWire. Housing Market Real Estate COVID-19 pandemic Fall homebuying home sellers homebuyers Homebuying season Real estate agents summer homebuying

Best Technology for Real Estate Agents

McKissock

The same is true for your career in real estate. When you are a busy agent who is strapped for time and maybe feeling a little overwhelmed, technology can simplify your life and help you be more productive. What do you think is the best technology for real estate agents?

6 TED Talks Every Real Estate Agent Should Watch

McKissock

Being a real estate agent can be really hard. Finding a client the perfect home or selling a property for a family desperate to move—not to mention the financial rewards that come with being a great agent—all feel wonderful. As a busy agent, stress is inevitable.

5 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Give Back

McKissock

Want your real estate career to make an impact on your local community? There are ways real estate agents can give back and serve people in need. Check out these five ways real estate agents are giving back. Real Estate for Rehabilitation.

5 Tax Tips for Real Estate Agents

McKissock

Tax season is in full swing and if you’re in real estate it’s useful to brush up on specific tax tips for real estate agents. Important tax tips for real estate agents to remember. Learn how with our free Real Estate Income Guide.

How to Save for Retirement as a Real Estate Agent

McKissock

It might seem difficult to save for retirement as a real estate agent when you’re not sure what your income will be from month to month, or when you don’t have an employer-sponsored 401(k). Should you invest in real estate instead of a retirement plan?

How lenders can build valuable referral relationships with real estate agents

Housing Wire

The ideal real estate agent-lender relationship is symbiotic: the agent earns trust with their borrowers by connecting them with a great lending resource, while the lender receives a steady stream of business from the agent.

The DOJ vs. NAR: What’s the impact to real estate agents?

Housing Wire

The following Q&A comes from the HW+ exclusive Slack channel, where HousingWire Senior Real Estate Reporter Matthew Blake answered questions about his latest coverage on the impact of the DOJ’s decision and how the industry is gearing up to respond.

Why It’s Important to Hire a Real Estate Agent

McKissock

Maybe you don’t want to work with a real estate agent to try and save some money, or you just think it won’t make much of a difference. Agents do more than just bring in potential buyers and show up to have documents signed. Real Estate Agents Have More Experience.

How real estate agents can alleviate consumer pain points in a tight market

Housing Wire

The severe lack of inventory in today’s housing market has been a source of stress for home buyers and real estate agents alike. They still face a scary, complex process – despite massive investment in the digital real estate space over the past decades.

Stronger real estate agent connections will be the key to lending success in 2022 – Here’s why

Housing Wire

That means you’ve been thinking about real estate agents…a lot. The purchase money mortgage transaction begins with the real estate sales contract and that’s not something our industry controls. Being where the agents are for better connections.

Two home offices? Real estate agents dish on the latest must-have amenities

Housing Wire

But the agent with TeamBarham, Keller Williams Homewood didn’t expect the grub question. As Americans ditch urban cores for roomier abodes in the suburbs, real estate agents say the list of must-haves has changed: buyers are looking for pools, home offices and makeshift learning centers.

3 Key Ways Best Real Estate Agents Leave Their Comfort Zones

McKissock

Some of the best real estate agents in the business today know how important it can be to go outside your comfort zone in order to keep — and retain — profitable clients. Here are ways that top-performing agents and brokers suggest getting outside your comfort zone.

What conversion rate should real estate agents expect when they purchase leads?

Housing Wire

No matter how experienced a real estate agent is, he or she relies on leads for business growth. But industry professionals report that there’s a misconception among agents about conversion rates. Real Estate Real Estate Tech HWplus

What it Takes to Be a Celebrity Real Estate Agent

McKissock

Ever wondered what it takes to work in real estate with celebrities? Being a celebrity real estate agent isn’t too different from working with clients who aren’t famous — but there are a few notable takeaways to focus on each time you have a celebrity client.

9 Things Clients Expect from Their Real Estate Agent

McKissock

Part of knowing your audience as a real estate agent is anticipating what they need and expect from your services. Without accounting for your real estate clients’ common needs and expectations , you might be underperforming and risk losing their business.

How Much Does the Average Real Estate Agent Make?

McKissock

If you’re considering switching careers to real estate, you might be wondering, “how much does the average real estate agent make?” Average real estate income depends on many factors. The answer to “how much does the average real estate agent make?”

Side’s Guy Gal on championing the high-volume real estate agent

Housing Wire

It became very obvious that you had this segment of real estate professionals that was unlike most others,” said Gal, who launched San Francisco-based Side in 2017 with Edward Wu and Hilary Saunders. Agents/Brokers Real Estate Brokerage Featured Guy Gal HWplus Side

Weird Real Estate Agent Photos for Appraisers

Appraisal Today

57 Weird Real Estate Agent Photos. Excerpt: Yes, many great real estate photos really capture the house. More Terrible Real Estate Agent Photos for Appraisers. appraisal business mortgage loan volume real estate market USPAP

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. One popular tech solution in the real estate space is virtual home tours, which the likes of Zillow , Redfin , realtor.com and Keller Williams have adapted to keep business going in a safe way.

Retirement Planning Tips for Self-Employed Real Estate Agents

McKissock

Self-employed real estate agents need to consider their financial options without the direction of a company to provide a 401(k) and contribution match. Fortunately, real estate agents have many great opportunities.

12 Ways the Best Real Estate Agents Wow Their Clients

McKissock

While good, old-fashioned customer service certainly goes a long way in impressing your real estate clients, the best agents in the business use several strategies to “wow” clients that set them apart from the rest of the competition. Getting to know your real estate clients.

Do Real Estate Agents Need to Work in an Office?

McKissock

No field is exempt – including real estate agents. After all, real estate is based on face-to-face contact and grows through online communication and social media, meaning it can be done from anywhere. . Is it vital for real estate agents to work in an office?