Closing a short sale is tough—all that complicated paperwork and those lengthy negotiations. Working with foreign buyers can also have its challenges—acquainting far-flung prospects with a whole new set of laws and financing procedures.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has decided that a suit against a brokerage for allegedly charging a buyer a transaction fee when no service was performed could be certified as a class action suit.
Media training is standard fare for most business executives today. And now many real estate practitioners are turning to public relations companies, media training companies, and even former reporters to acquire the skills needed to more effectively get their side of the story across when confronted with negative press about the real estate market.
A federal appeals court has ruled that Roommates.com is not entitled to immunity under the Communications Decency Act because their profile form requires users to provide personal information that might be used to discriminate.
Don’t know a capital from a cupola? You’re in the right place. These classic architecture styles are often echoed in modern homes. With this crib sheet, you can bring new depth and authority to your listing descriptions.
Keep these three basic design principles, plus functionality, in mind as you view homes, and you’ll be able to help sellers optimize their home’s appeal and help buyers look past shag carpeting and poor furniture layout to see a room’s potential.
Good design may be timeless, but staying up to the minute on home trends has become a round-the-clock national obsession. Staying up on the latest trendy touches that say “own me” to prospects can help sell your listings faster.
By developing the skills to serve clients who want to invest in real estate, not just live in it, you position yourself to serve the full spectrum of their real estate needs — and build a more consistent, more profitable business model for yourself.
Learn how to use a business intelligence dashboard to view key information on the performance of your company, office, or associate. Open listings, sales to date, commissions, and expenses, with more detailed data available by drilling down with a click.