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Advice for Buyers & Sellers in Today’s Market

Sacramento Appraisal Blog

The housing market has shifted, and today I have some practical advice for buyers and sellers. This is coming from hundreds of conversations every month as well as stats I'm pulling. Some new memes too. Enjoy if you wish. UPCOMING (PUBLIC) SPEAKING GIGS: 8/11/22 Realtist Lunch & Learn (sign up here (open to anyone)) 8/15/22 YouTube

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Are sellers finally starting to thaw out?

Sacramento Appraisal Blog

That pretty much describes sellers. But in 2024 there’s a flicker of hope as sellers have thawed out just a bit. UPCOMING (PUBLIC) SPEAKING GIGS: 01/31/24 Joel Wright […] The post Are sellers finally starting to thaw out? Any thoughts?

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Freddie Mac: Seller/servicers must keep up with cybersecurity threats

Housing Wire

Government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) Freddie Mac this week released an industry letter encouraging seller/servicers to take the accelerating pace of cybersecurity threats seriously, and to ensure that processes and tools are maintained to limit exposure to potential security risks. “A These included incidents of social engineering (e.g.,

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9 innovative strategies to get more real estate seller leads in 2024

Housing Wire

With low housing inventory nationwide, agents are using innovative ways to find real estate seller leads and convert them into listings. To help you snag more listings, we updated our list of proven strategies to win more real estate seller leads in 2024. If you want a shot at generating seller leads online, you need one, too.

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RealScout launches seller lead nurture features

Housing Wire

Our customers for many years have said, ‘I also work with sellers, can we nurture them as well?’” According to Flachner, despite initial hesitancy for fear of biting off more than they could chew, RealScout began “peeling back the layers of the onion on seller nurture.”

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Opinion: No benefit to home sellers is worth sacrificing first-time homebuyers

Housing Wire

The recent settlement involving the National Association of Realtors and major real estate firms revolves around the practice of “broker cooperation,” where agents representing sellers share commissions with agents representing buyers. Last year, mortgage rates increased from 3% to 8% and home prices still increased in most markets.

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Maryland home seller files commission lawsuit in Missouri

Housing Wire

The complaint argues that the NAR and the brokerage defendants collude “to impose, implement and enforce anticompetitive restraints that cause home sellers to pay inflated commissions on the sale of their homes, in violation of federal antitrust law.” Because this blanket offer must be made available to every buyer-broker using the MLS (i.e.,

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