Demand for houses is way up. Are first-time buyers driving it there?
The share of first-time homebuyers was up last year, but far below the runup to the housing crash of 2008, according to NAR's Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. What's happening?
by Daniel Houston Jan 10
Agents slam Realogy's call to end mandatory nature of NAR Participation Rule
On Thursday, Realogy Brokerage Group CEO M. Ryan Gorman shared the company's stance on the National Association of Realtors' Participation Rule, saying, 'There’s no reason why an offer of compensation needs to be a mandatory requirement for a home to be listed in the MLS .' Mostly, real estate agents disagreed
by Marian McPherson Jan 7
On anniversary of all-time low, mortgage rates climb past 3.2%
Mortgage rates rose 11 basis points this week as the Federal Reserve signaled it intends to shrink its balance sheet, according to Freddie Mac’s latest lender survey
by Daniel Houston Jan 6
Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman sees better inventory ahead of rate hike
Buyers are torn between acting before rates climb or avoiding all-time high prices as sellers look to act quickly, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman said on CNBC earlier this week
by Taylor Anderson Jan 5
Oregon love letter ban now in full effect — at least for a month
Listing agents in Oregon now have to comply with a new ban on homebuyer love letters in the state. However, a lawsuit by the libertarian Pacific Legal Foundation seeks to undo it
by Daniel Houston Jan 4
Mortgage rates dip as Omicron variant triggers market volatility
30-year mortgage rates fell to 3.05%, down 7 basis points from the week prior, according to Freddie Mac’s most recent lender survey, released Thursday
by Daniel Houston Dec 23
Before the Fed sped up tapering, mortgage rates saw little change
With mortgages likely getting more expensive for borrowers down the road, the rates for 30-year loans have been holding steady for weeks
by Daniel Houston Dec 16
Knock partners with HomeSmart to roll out services in Baltimore
Baltimore puts Knock at 70 markets nationwide, up from 14 at the start of 2021. The tech-enabled, home loan solutions platform will offer its full gamut of products to the region's consumers
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 16
Zillow listings now link buyers with down-payment assistance info
The Seattle-based home portal has added a new listing feature that connects a buyer with details about down-payment programs in their area
by Daniel Houston Dec 15
DOJ, home prices and equality: Brad Inman talks real estate's future
Inman reporters Marian McPherson, Andrea Brambila and Jim Dalrymple discuss coverage of the biggest stories in real estate — and how those stories might chart the industry's path
by Daniel Houston Dec 14
Markets remain volatile, but mortgage rates stay the course
The average rate for a 30-year, fixed rate loan was 3.10% this week, according to Freddie Mac's latest lender survey
by Daniel Houston Dec 10
After rocky November, rates for 30-year mortgages stabilize above 3%
The average rate for a 30-year mortgage has been climbing in recent months and now rests 17 percent higher than its all-time low in January, according to Freddie Mac’s latest lender survey
by Daniel Houston Dec 2
Power Buyers: What to know about real estate’s buzziest new buyer tools
The innovation wave has hit the buy-side, with Power Buyers emerging as this year's buzziest business model. Here's everything you need to know to power up your clients' purchasing prowess
by Marian McPherson Nov 29
'Love letter' ban to see day in court as First Amendment comes into play
A first-in-the-nation Oregon law restricting love letters between buyers and sellers, set to begin in January, is being challenged in court by the conservative-leaning Pacific Legal Foundation
by Daniel Houston Nov 22
5-year study finds Bitcoin is a way better investment than real estate
A study published by Point2Homes.com revealed extensive return on investment comparisons between the most popular form of cryptocurrency and real estate. The results are staggering
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 18
3 agents per home: Is Daytona Beach the canary in the coal mine?
In September, approximately 2,200 agents licensed in the Florida beachside community of 70,000 were vying for just 674 listings. Is this the fate in store for the rest of the country?
by Daniel Houston Nov 18
NAR launches website to enlist Realtors in 'court of public opinion'
The National Association of Realtors' legal team says members can help the trade group fight its antitrust war while the association fends off the DOJ, REX and various commission lawsuits
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 18
How to make home sales less painful for your clients
Referrals come from clients who've had a good experience with you. And what's the secret sauce to a seamless homebuying or selling process? Having detailed, organized systems in place that guide your customers through it all, step by step
by Victoria Kennedy Nov 18
Clients may peek online, but 9 in 10 still turn to an agent: survey
A recent survey of thousands of buyers and sellers found they overwhelmingly work with agents, even as their attitudes have shifted
by Daniel Houston Nov 11
Recent pullback in mortgage rates lifts outlook for home demand
A monthlong upswing in mortgage rates came to a halt in the past 2 weeks, with rates for 30-year loans retreating back below 3 percent
by Daniel Houston Nov 11
Get top dollar fast: 10 things sellers need from their agents now
Opinion
As we transition out of an intense seller's market, agents need to dust off the fundamentals and adapt them to the local market, property types and sellers to give their clients the back-to-basics guidance they need right now
by Cara Ameer Nov 6
All gas, no brakes: Knock speeds into Detroit en route to 75 markets
At Inman Connect Las Vegas, Knock revealed a new slogan, 'In agents we trust'
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 4
Reaching disadvantaged buyers requires rethinking the incentives
Cyril Berdugo of Landis Technologies and Charles Myslinsky of OJO Labs discussed how tech companies can reach disadvantaged homebuyers and make money in the process
by Daniel Houston Oct 28
NAR president to DOJ: Step up and honor the agreement
Opinion
In response to the Department of Justice hitting back against a petition from the National Association of Realtors, NAR president Charlie Oppler urged the DOJ to honor their agreement, calling for fair markets, fair housing and a fair chance for small businesses
by Charlie Oppler Oct 22
Are love letters so bad? Real estate attorney weighs in: Real (Estate) Talk
Unfortunately, not every seller works with an agent who is committed to fair housing beyond the logo on flyers. To that point, Oregon has been a trailblazer in banning love letters. Should other states follow? Closing attorney Mehrnush Saadat shares her thoughts
by Lee Davenport Oct 21
3 reasons your clients should transact now
Spiraling home values, soaring inflation and increased interest rates mean less buying power for all consumers. In other words, the house they can afford today may be out of reach tomorrow. Here’s what your clients need to know
by Bernice Ross Oct 19
What the US climate-risk review means for FHA, VA loans and more
Government agencies are looking to better quantify risks from climate change, a step with implications for government-backed home loans
by Daniel Houston Oct 19
'OK Boomer': Older homebuyers make gains as millennials struggle
Baby boomers made gains over first-time homebuyers in the decade before the pandemic, growing to 24% of recent home purchases in 2019, according to a new analysis from Zillow
by Daniel Houston Oct 14
Knock's GO mortgage offers appraisal coverage and cash-offer close certainty
Knock GO, which stands for Guaranteed Offer, is a 'cash-like' conventional mortgage product that allows buyers to write an offer on a home without including a financing contingency
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 4
4 ways to ensure buyers don't regret their purchase
Over the past year, homebuyer regret has reached record highs. Here are NerdWallet's tips for making sure your clients don't experience the same thing
by Marian McPherson Sep 16
It looks like the US is headed for a 2nd wave of homeowner reshuffling
A large share of employees want to work remotely, but some say their employers' lack of guidance on this policy is delaying big decisions
by Daniel Houston Sep 15
Freshening up a listing? 14 ways to boost a home’s buyer appeal
Details matter, especially with how much buyers are shelling out for their dream homes. Here are some must-do prep tasks sellers should do before listing
by Cara Ameer Sep 14
Is your client ready to buy a home? This is the best time to do it
The best time to purchase a home is the week of Oct. 3, according to realtor.com
by Marian McPherson Sep 13
5 top agents share how they're preparing for fall success
Using rent-to-own platforms, helping buyers secure a home, doubling down on your niche market — 5 agents share how to make this fall your best yet
by Marian McPherson Sep 8
Home price growth soars to an all-time high in July
Home price growth in July soared a record-shattering 18% year over year, the highest price appreciation recorded since CoreLogic began tracking the metric in 1976
America's hottest neighborhoods: Milwaukee's Northpoint community
For higher-end buyers, this lakeside neighborhood boasts unparalleled access to both the shoreline and Milwaukee city life
by Daniel Houston Sep 7
The homebuyer in 2021? Middle-aged, married and college educated
Zillow Group's 2021 Consumer Housing Trends Report breaks down what buyers looked like in 2021, what they wanted most and how that compared to previous years
Interactive: Half of new home builds now sell for more than $400K
Prices under $200K have nearly disappeared from the market for newly constructed homes, according to new data
by Daniel Houston Aug 25
Investors will lead home sales for foreseeable future: Study
John Burns Real Estate Consulting's new Resale Housing Market Index report reveals how buyers are struggling to beat investors in a frenzied market
by Marian McPherson Aug 25
Viral Reddit thread places HOAs in the doghouse
One owner's battle with her homeowner's association over her pets went viral on Monday. Here's what a pet-loving broker has to say about finding the best place for a furry friend
by Marian McPherson Aug 24
Inman Review: Ribbon puts a bow on a unique package of fintech and proptech
Opinion
Ribbon helps buyers buy before they sell, rescues bad deals and gives first-time buyers a way to win deals in what might be the industry's first hybrid fintech-proptech application
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 23
Mortgage lenders deal more purchase loans amid fewer refis
The latest numbers from Attom Data Solutions show that mortgage lenders issued more purchase loans in the second quarter of the year but lost ground on the refinancing side
by Daniel Houston Aug 18
Single-family housing starts take unexpected hit in July
Despite a decline in starts, which reflected curbed confidence in June amid mellowing lumber prices, experts said gains made in permit applications were a positive sign
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 18
Summer housing slowdown brings bidding wars back to earth
Competition eased throughout the nation for Redfin agents, who reported only 60% of their offers were part of a bidding war in July
by Daniel Houston Aug 17
How to reach stalled homebuyers
Whether they’re ready to spend their quarantine savings or are restarting an abandoned home search, here’s how to talk to these eager buyers
by Christy Murdock Aug 10
Underwater homeowners gain breathing room as prices climb
Fewer properties are considered seriously underwater now that rising home prices have put homeowners with mortgages in a better position
by Daniel Houston Aug 9
Home prices show signs of leveling off for first time in months
After five consecutive months of record home prices, the market appears to be plateauing, according to several key indicators
by Daniel Houston Aug 9
California's scorching-hot housing market expected to stay 'incredibly competitive'
California Association of Realtors blames lack of supply for 'terrible consequences' on quality of life for potential buyers
Renting vs. buying: Here are some points to ponder 
Given current market conditions, there really are no bargains, so it comes down to what a given individual wants — financially and personally. Here's what to consider in the buying vs. renting debate
by Michael Zaransky Aug 3
Agents should probably learn to play nice with institutional investors
Institutional investors are a growing presence in the US real estate market. The savvy agent should learn how to adapt to their ways — even if it feels a little bit unnatural
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 27
'A slippery slope': 14 pros weigh in on biggest contract mistakes
Are you writing an error-free, winning offer? We reached out to industry professionals across the country to find out what contract details agents are getting wrong in today's market
by Christy Murdock Jul 27
With home prices slow to fall, would-be buyers are getting squeezed out
People who lost income during the pandemic are finding it hard to buy their first homes as real estate prices grew faster than incomes, according to a new Harvard University report
by Daniel Houston Jul 23
Dueling NAR and REX op-eds hint that DOJ will target commissions
National Association of Realtors: 'The Administration has publicly signaled a lack of understanding about the MLS system and the associated commission structure'
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 22
If home prices don't cool, watch for Fed tightening and rising mortgage rates
Fannie Mae economists warn rising rents and record home price appreciation could help fuel inflation
by Matt Carter Jul 19
First-time buyers still eager, despite snags on path to homeownership
A Chase survey revealed nearly 4 in 10 potential first-time buyers lost income during the pandemic, setting back their homeownership goals
by Daniel Houston Jul 16
What’s happening in today’s luxury real estate market?
Opinion
A luxury real estate broker shares his take on the market, what he's seeing in his neck of the woods, plus how he's pivoting his focus to get more sellers
by Latham Jenkins Jul 16
It's a jungle out there: 4 tips for mentally preparing buyers
From coaching buyers on how to best present an offer to instilling trust in the process, mentally preparing buyers on what to expect is one of the most crucial jobs an agent will have throughout a client’s journey
by David Parnes AND James Harris Jul 15
Bidding wars begin to cool as more home inventory comes online
Buyer fatigue and a growing home inventory may have contributed to a reduction in bidding wars in June, according to Redfin agents
by Daniel Houston Jul 13
New study shows true impact of credit scores on mortgage rates
Digital mortgage marketplace OwnUp's latest study revealed buyers with good credit scores can lose $40K in interest savings by failing to shop loan options
by Marian McPherson Jul 8
Nearly two-thirds of buyers say it's a 'bad time' to buy a home
Booming home price growth and dwindling inventory has negatively impacted buyer sentiment, according to Fannie Mae's latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index
by Marian McPherson Jul 8
Oregon becomes first US state to ban homebuyer love letters
Homebuyers have used these so-called 'love letters' to help their offers stand out, but critics say they leave the door open for discrimination
by Daniel Houston Jul 7
Young adults put pandemic savings toward down payments
Zillow survey finds that half of millennials and Gen Zers plan to use money saved on transportation, child care and dining out to buy a home
4 signs your client relationship is in trouble
Concerned your relationship with your client is on shaky ground? Here are a few telltale signs that your customers might be taking their business to another agent (and how to fix those issues)
by Rachael Hite Jun 30
Find your buyers a home: 3 inexpensive ways to coax out listings
Getting out and finding sellers before they list can be a lot of work — but so is writing 40 offers and only having one of them go through. Here's how to find potential listings without spending large amounts of money
by Dale Archdekin Jun 29
Why Americans shouldn’t give up on homeownership
Homeownership is one of the primary ways households in the United States build wealth
by Libertina Brandt Jun 28
Helping new build buyers? 5 pre-construction tips
The top things you should prepare pre-construction buyers for early
by Jason D. Greene Jun 26
Putting in an offer? 4 ways to sway listing agents and sellers
It's not just about submitting the highest offer. In today's crazy market, you need to stand out to both listing agents and sellers. Here are a few ways to sway them in your buyer's favor
by Mark Choey Jun 21
Inman Review: Can Roof take your lead capture to new heights?
Opinion
Roof is chat automation tool that plugs into brokerage websites to capture and nurture leads with traffic metrics and sharp persona-building
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 18
Kukun offers buyers more power with newly released iHomeReport
Kukun's new tool is another weapon in the data bandolier of buyers trying to compete in heated markets or make offers sight unseen
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 15
NAR, Updater partner to provide real-time relocation data to Realtors
Trade group will be able to use 'pre-move' data to inform reports on migration patterns and housing demand
The New Normal: What if buyers no longer needed hand-holding?
Heated demand and short inventory are shaping our post-pandemic world, but thanks to increased technology and changed expectations, the end result might just be better
by Cara Ameer Jun 7
Connecting with Ryan Schneider: Flexibility is the key to success
Ahead of his session at Inman Connect, Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider shares what consumer trends will endure after the pandemic and how flexibility is a key to success
by Marian McPherson Jun 4
The Inman Handbook on existing-home sales
3 leading economists share what existing-home sales reveal about the market and how to properly use statistics to make client decisions
by Marian McPherson Jun 3
SoftBank-backed construction startup shutters US operations
After a final $200M investment from SoftBank, Katerra is closing after years of financial mismanagement and rising construction costs
by Marian McPherson Jun 2
5 reasons buying sight unseen isn't as risky as you think
Opinion
Homes.com conducted a survey of 1,500 visitors that discovered 42% of buyers are willing to buy a home sight unseen. Here's why that number shouldn't surprise you
by Craig C. Rowe May 29
51% of homes sold above listing price in May: Redfin
Continued inventory shortages and heightened buyer demand led to a red-hot May where nearly 60% of homes went under contract in 2 weeks
by Marian McPherson May 28
Glenn Kelman shares 14 reasons the market is so 'bizarre' now
The Redfin CEO's latest Twitter thread reveals how far buyers are willing to go to win a home, including offering to name their child after a seller
by Marian McPherson May 25
4 tips for dealing with buyers' fears in an overheated market
Opinion
Fear commonly immobilizes buyers from making the choices that will ultimately enhance their lives. Here’s how to coach your clients to succeed despite the potential risks
by Carl Medford May 25
Rude buyers? Toxic sellers? Here are the do's and don'ts of firing clients
Opinion
Letting a client go is never fun or easy. Unfortunately, it’s part of being an entrepreneur and running a business. Here are a few useful tips on ending the client-agent relationship — and preventing challenges from cropping up in the first place
by Jay Thompson May 19
App-based brokerage Torii closes on more funding, launches LA operations
Most Torii agents are salaried employees with benefits and full marketing support. The company is focused on becoming a single provider for all homebuyer needs
by Craig C. Rowe May 18
10 new construction gotchas agents should watch out for
Navigating new construction is like walking through a field of landmines right now. You can never really be certain of the ground you are setting foot on because all continues to change at a rapid pace
by Cara Ameer May 11
MHAuthority.com offers buyers direct access to manufactured living options
Launched by State Listings, Inc., MHAuthority.com is a website specifically for the marketing of manufactured homes and mobile homes for rent and sale nationwide
by Craig C. Rowe May 10
Bubble Trouble: The impending 'bubble burst' is mythical at best
For those who believe an impending doom is on the horizon, here is some bad news: It's not going to happen. In this second of two opposing opinion pieces on the housing crash, Matthew Gardner shares why we won't see any mythical bubble bursting
by Matthew Gardner May 7
New realtor.com market report hints inventory relief is coming
Realtor.com's latest weekly market report showed a boost in new listings during the last week of April — a hopeful signal that lower home prices are near
by Marian McPherson May 6
10 tips for working with picky homebuyer clients
Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions of a person’s life. Being a good agent means offering your expertise and honest opinions. It also means understanding how to deal with tough clients while maintaining a healthy working relationship
by Luke Babich May 3
Equity gains for Black owners are progress, but more work is needed
Opinion
The home equity gains made by Black homeowners in recent years are worth celebrating, but there's a long way to go. Here are a few ways the industry can help
Low credit scores are biggest barrier for women, minority buyers
OJO Labs' latest homebuyer survey found that Black homebuyers were three times more likely to have a credit score below 660, which inhibits access to down payment assistance programs and agent support
by Marian McPherson Apr 28
Housing market insanity leaves homeownership rate unchanged
However, the homeownership rate for Black Americans is up year over year in the first quarter of 2021
by Kelsey Ramírez Apr 27
What real estate agents need to know about …
Clients appreciate agents who are well-versed on a home’s most sought-after features. If you’re looking to brush up on your knowledge of kitchen layouts, bathtub types and useful home safety tips, here is a primer
by Gerard Splendore Apr 26
Buy and build with Welcome Homes' online new construction platform
Welcome Homes augments a streamlined business plan with dynamic 3D visualization to let new homebuyers build and buy directly from their browsers
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 23
5 tips for helping homebuyers navigate a new construction purchase
It's your responsibility to ensure that your client is well-represented by having excellent knowledge of the process, great relationships with builders, creating clear communication channels and providing the best experience possible for your clients
by Adam Hergenrother Apr 22
Don’t miss out! 4 simple ways to generate leads on your website
Be sure to utilize these simple strategies to capture more leads from your website with minimal effort and cost
by Kate Hulbert Apr 21
64% of March home sales included bidding wars: Redfin
Redfin's latest market report reveals just how far buyers must go to secure a home. Single-family listings garnered the most bids followed by townhomes
by Marian McPherson Apr 14
10 pandemic-tested truths about homebuying
Multiple offers, super-low inventory, skyrocketing values and lots of competition from cash buyers have made the current real estate climate both a blessing and a curse. Through that, a few real estate concepts were put to the test. Here's what lasted
by Cara Ameer Apr 14
3 real estate execs talk equality and Hispanic homeownership rates
Leaders from Realogy, RE/MAX and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices discussed how the industry can better serve and connect with the Hispanic community
by Marian McPherson Apr 13
My journey through inventory hell had a fairy tale ending
Opinion
When my fiancée and I began house hunting as first-time homebuyers in December 2020, we were told the market was extremely competitive. Little did we know just how bad it was
by Rachel Mastandrea Apr 13
How this agent is helping migrating buyers find their dream homes
With buyers moving across the country to new locales, agents have to be prepared to work much harder amid low inventory woes. This is especially true in Florida, which is seeing an influx of new residents. Here's how this agent is making a difference
by Sandra Cuba Apr 9
HUD sends $690M to states for affordable housing
The Housing Trust Fund is funded by a fee on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and devoted to affordable housing for low- and extremely low-income households
Realtors praise Biden infrastructure plan's focus on housing shortage
The American Jobs Plan proposes building and retrofitting more than 2M homes and commercial buildings
New to real estate? How to guide clients through homebuying
As a real estate pro, it's your job to help clients pinpoint what they want and then help them find it. If you're a newly minted agent, here's what you should be doing throughout your clients' homebuying journey
by Stanley Imoisili Apr 1
Pulse: Tell us about a time when financing derailed a deal
Everyone makes mistakes — including homebuyers on the cusp of closing on their dream home. This week, tell us about the common financing mishaps that can really jeopardize a deal. How can agents help prevent them?
by Inman Mar 24
How to protect your buyers from appraisal catastrophes
With multiple offers being the order of the day, buyers are overbidding to outgun their competitors. What happens if an appraisal comes back low? Here are a few important steps to take before writing an over-asking offer
by Carl Medford Mar 23
How the agent commission structure benefits everyday Americans
Opinion
For those who are attacking agents and the associated commission structure, let’s be clear about who and what they’re attacking. They’re attacking everyday Americans who are helping their fellow Americans achieve the ultimate dream — owning a home
by Charlie Oppler Mar 18
How to help clients prepare for a stress-free packing experience
Packing, unpacking and moving to a new home can be an enormous undertaking, but with some careful planning and organization, the process can be a bit less stressful for your clients. Here's how you can advise them
by Gerard Splendore Mar 18
The Inman Handbook on Landing
Landing is upending the rental market with furnished, flexible leasing options for members in more than 80 markets around the country
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 15
6 tips for working with the largest pool of homebuyers
It’s critical to understand where, how and why millennials are searching for homes right now
by Ben Mizes Mar 13
CBC Mortgage Agency names its first-ever diversity, equity and inclusion officer
The company tapped current Director of Government Affairs Tai Christensen to lead the company's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts alongside of committee of 15 employees
by Marian McPherson Mar 10
11 objection-handling scripts agents need today
When it comes to working with buyers, objections are buying signs. Your role is to uncover their concerns, address them and move your clients forward in making the purchase. Here are a few important scripts to keep handy
by Bernice Ross Mar 10
Netflix series attempts to answer age-old question: Marriage or mortgage?
Tennessee agent Nichole Holmes and wedding planner Sarah Miller compete for clients picking between a marriage and a mortgage in the new show
What do clients need in 2021? 8 skills every agent must nail
Opinion
In today’s frenzied markets, real estate agents have to be on top of every aspect of the deal. Here’s what buyers and sellers should expect from agents
by Cara Ameer Mar 9
What’s driving the real estate inventory crisis? These 5 trends
This situation isn't just pandemic-related — the inventory crisis has been a decade in the making, driven by five major trends that are unlikely to change
by Michael Simonsen Feb 27
Study: 44% of millennials would buy a home from photos alone
Clever Real Estate's latest millennial survey revealed just how far the generation is willing to go to become homeowners
by Marian McPherson Feb 23
Beyond the headlines: Sales rise as inventory further wanes
Opinion
Looking for a little clarity on the news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner dives into February's housing data releases and predicts how the market will fare
by Matthew Gardner Feb 23
How to help homebuyers compete in 2021 
Guide clients through any feelings of discouragement, and help them navigate an informed, prepared search
by Santiago Arana Feb 23
5 reasons to give your transaction coordinators a raise
From getting the most out of your transaction software to being the master of the office calendar, a transaction coordinator's value to an ever-more digital office environment is more valuable than ever before
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 20
Inman Handbook on digital home showings
With the evolution of real estate upon us, the Inman Handbook on digital showings is here to help you make sense of this still-evolving, but here-to-stay, property marketing strategy
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 15
Don’t fumble your transaction! 5 rules for a strong finish
Opinion
Do what it takes to ensure that the last few moments of a transaction end in a completion that will ensure a win, leave your clients cheering and set you up with clients for life
by Carl Medford Feb 15
'Should we tip the movers?' How to respond to the tipping question
Opinion
This very valid question is one that clients will undoubtedly ask at some point. Here’s look at how to respond when clients ask what to tip movers
by Bill Gassett Feb 11
How to help cash-strapped buyers overcome financing hurdles
Opinion
For some homebuyers, down payment assistance can prove to be a game-changer. Here's why, at the very least, real estate agents should familiarize themselves with affordable financing options for purchasing a home
by Teresa Boardman Feb 11
Nearly 1 in 5 millennials have given up on homeownership
A new report from Apartment List finds that most millennials have no down payment savings and big disparities by race
Doorvest's unique investor assistance model is modernizing fix-and-flip
This online solution for rental property investing buys, fixes and leases a home for clients before selling it back to them
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 8
National Guard troops deployed to fight COVID eligible for VA loans
The new law is a 'game-changer' for thousands of members who support states' pandemic response, as they will now have access to zero-down-payment mortgages
Bank of America triples affordable homeownership pledge to $15B
Lender aims to help more than 60,000 low- and moderate-income homebuyers with low down payment mortgages, as well as down payment and closing cost grants
Home price growth reaches high unseen since 2014: CoreLogic
Home values increased by 9.2% in December, while inventory dropped 24% below 2019 levels
10 tips for crafting offers that will stand out in a hot market
At Inman Connect, panelists advised buyer's agents on how to make sure their clients shine with the strongest possible offers
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 26
Stop! 7 bad listing agent behaviors that can hamper a deal
For a transaction to go over smoothly, agents have to maintain professionalism while keeping the process as pleasant as possible for everyone involved. If you're a listing agent, now's the time to stop these irksome behaviors
by Michelle Shelton Jan 26