REITs are here to stay, and toward the end of the year, we should see them accelerate their acquisition activity. But the nature of their business is changing dramatically, so hold on to your hat. It’s going to continue to be a wild ride.
Here's what you need to know about how Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act rules apply to mortgage rates, foreclosures, evictions, and leases. For the most part, the news is good for the owners and renters you work with.
Mortgage rate shopping use to mean talking to brokers, checking the newspapers, and calling lots of lenders. Today, with perhaps half of all households online, instantaneous comparison shopping (and thousands of loan originators) is here--and with it commodity pricing for any borrower with enough skill to click a mouse.
NAR recently launched a campaign to raise members' awareness of the value of their property listing information. Joe Hanauer provided the following opinion piece to respond to questions about intellectual property issues he's received from NAR members.
A few years ago, those reaching for a real estate sales career could find a plethora of entry-level training that taught them the brass tacks of their chosen career. Those choices now seem nonexistent. How did it happen in an industry that has long offered great career and training opportunities for new licensees?
Let's face it, there's still a them-against-us mentality in the agency arena. Although industry pundits and state legislatures wrangle over procedures and legalities, proponents of all forms of agency should retreat from their confrontational postures and refocus on the business at hand---serving the client.
When was the last time you stepped back, looked at your life and profession, and said it's time to make a change? Here are four elements that are fundamental to recognizing the need for change and to effecting and assuring beneficial change.
How many times have you heard salespeople say, "I already have all my credits," or, "Can I get credit for it?" as an excuse to avoid training? We've bred a generation of Just for Credit (JFC) salespeople.