Why I’m (Still) a Big Believer in Silicon Valley Real Estate
How is the real estate market? Should I buy? Should I sell? Should I refinance or restructure debt? What do you think will happen with residential and commercial real estate prices? Will people ever go back to work or will they always just work from home? These are some of the questions I get asked daily. No one knows for sure […]
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Stepping Up: Leadership’s Pivot in Crisis
A leader can take many forms. A leader is a decision-maker, a motivator, a coach, a nurturer. But what happens when everything you’ve learned about business and leadership is tested by something you never saw coming—something you never learned how to lead through from a book or TED Talk? When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, business […]
Register Today: Creating the Ultimate Team Environment Inside Any Brokerage
What: RISMedia is proud to offer this webinar—”Creating the Ultimate Team Environment Inside Any Brokerage”—sponsored by Homes.com. This is sure to be a great presentation moderated by Terri Murphy and featuring team gurus Verl Workman and Cleve Gaddis. Don’t miss this chance to learn from these leaders on how you can create the ultimate team environment. […]
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‘Robust Training’ Powers Success
Vitals: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® Years in business: 23, though roots go back more than 100 years Size: 75 offices, 5,500 sales associates Regions served: Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern half of Delaware, lower two-thirds of New Jersey 2019 sales volume: $11 billion 2019 transactions: 32,000 www.foxroach.com In 1993, Larry Flick V began his […]
Market Recovery Survey: Buyers Making Their Way Back
The real estate rebound is coming as buyers continue making their way back onto the market, according to the recently released 2020 Market Recovery Survey from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The survey, which received over 2,000 responses from REALTORS®, shows that market recovery is happening at this very moment. Of those surveyed, 92 […]
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Mortgages: Forbearance Rates Drop While Applications Increase, But Lending Requirements Tightening
The latest updates from the Mortgage Bankers Association show low interest rates are incentivizing buyers to apply. Mortgage applications are up for the week ending July 3, and as some states return back to some type of normalcy, forbearance rates continue to decline. However, for some, mortgages may not come so easily. In June, mortgage […]
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Thoughts on Leadership: In Defense of Downtime
This week my travels find me at home (of course), meeting virtually with our teams around the world. As I like to say, when you’re at work, be at work. When you’re off, be off. It’s just as important to be in the moment during your downtime as it is to be focused during go-time […]
Keeping Up With Changes and Modifications to Real Estate Theory and Practice
NAR’s RSPS certification provides real estate professionals the knowledge they need to thrive A self-proclaimed “education junkie,” Joanne Chando has a passion for professionalism. Licensed real estate broker and chief edutainment officer of Joanne Chando Productions, Chando’s professional education has played a central role in her ability to survive—and thrive—no matter the market. Having earned […]
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Ice Pops and Cream Pops Make an Easy, Cool Summer Snack
(TNS)—Technically, we aren’t supposed to call them “popsicles.” That’s a registered trademark. But ice pops, creamy pops made with milk or yogurt, and other fruity desserts-on-a-stick are having a moment. You might be seeing them pop up on your Instagram feed, in bright colors, made with orange and mango, and filled with pieces of fruit. […]
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5 Options for Dealing With Debt
NAR PULSE—Encourage your agents to join the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness’ webinar on July 15 at 1 p.m. CT. They’ll learn strategies for eliminating and managing debt, the financial, credit and tax ramifications, and more. They can register and view past recordings at NAR.realtor/CFFW/webinars. RPR Resources Are Available! Earn the Little Orange Book: Sales […]