An Arizona court ruled recently that homebuyers could sue their salesperson and broker for failing to disclose the home’s defects, because the contract clause waiving broker liability was unenforceable.
In today’s hot market, it’s not enough just to solve your problems. You have to use them to catapult you to competitive advantage. Attack and resolve a problem with anything but forward motion and your business will suffer.
Those heady days when real estate investment trusts seemed to be gobbling up every apartment building, office complex, and retail center in sight have become a distant memory since their stock prices plunged last year. But that hasn’t stopped practitioners from working on a steady stream of REIT deals.
The NAR Board of Directors, meeting in late May, approved measures to increase protections for buyer’s representatives in residential transactions. The directors also approved an NAR policy on federal conservation funds and voted to change the time of future spring meetings.
Ralph Roberts made it easy to dip into his new book, 52 Weeks of Sales Success, by giving you at least one new idea for every week of the year. We dipped in, and here are a few worthwhile ideas we picked up.
Many buyers of an existing house undertake remodeling at some point. How can you be of help? Here’s what one expert says real estate practitioners should tell buyers and past clients who ask their advice about remodeling.
Learn what James F. Smith, the new chief economist for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, is saying. As one of the country’s most accurate economic forecasters, Smith doesn’t have to fight for the ear of the country’s top policy makers and opinion leaders. He has it.
Although it may be helpful when hiring inexperienced people, testing provides little insight into the sales ability of veteran real estate practitioners beyond what can be known by their résumé, industry reputation, and interviewing skill.
There's no credit crunch if you want to buy or build multifamily housing, experts say. But to get the financing, you must show a clear market for the housing and have the financial wherewithal to do the deal without having to overleverage the project.