Condo Owner's Bill Of Rights?
D.C. Councilmembers are studying a controversial measure that would provide new protections for condominium owners. While protections already exist for owners governed by a condominium association, conflicts often occur, including misunderstanding of rights or inequitable implementation of an association's policies and penalties.
Get a Better Mortgage Interest Rate
People will clip coupons and drive across town to save a few cents at the gas pump, but few will shop around for the best interest rate on their mortgages. Most buyers tend to go with the first lender they talk with, perhaps out of fear of losing the house if they don't act quickly enough. Paying one-eighth of a point too much can add up to thousands of dollars over the life of the loan.
Mandarin-speaking butler bots heading to US real estateThanks to a new partnership with Macau-based tech startup Singou Technology, a Chinese international property portal is bringing Mandarin-speaking robots to the US in an effort to help agents and developers better serve these buyers....Read More
What we’ve learned from #DeleteFacebookThe recent Cambridge Analytica scandal has triggered a wave of fear and distrust in social media. Users feel violated, and confidence in technology has nosedived....Read More
Stribling & Associates launches live data center for NYC agents and consumers alikeStribling & Associates has developed Stribling Analytics, an interactive online platform that offers real-time housing data to all. The brokerage said it was the first program of its kind to cover current inventory, contracts signed and recorded sales metrics across most of NYC....Read More
Connect the ICSF Speakers: Kendall Butler on Differentiating Yourself“Differentiate yourself” is advice that every real estate agent has heard more than once -- but how? Kendall Butler of FLI Properties is a problem-solver for her clients, and that’s helped her flourish in her 12 years as a broker-owner. And lest you think you need experience to find your differentiator or unique value proposition: Butler had only sold two homes when she and her husband launched FLI Properties....Read More
10 tips for charming your way into a successful real estate careerHow great would the world be if everyone we ran into was charming? Just imagine a life free of negativity and overflowing with life-affirming enthusiasm. You can't persuade others to be more charming, but you can add your own bit of charm to the world and improve your life — and others' — in the process....Read More
Lessons from ‘The Bachelor’ on winning a bidding warI have a confession to make: I have seen every season of "The Bachelor." For those not familiar with the show, the premise is simple: a single, attractive man is given the opportunity to meet approximately 25 women over the course of the season in search of his future wife. ...Read More
3 things real estate agents should do to retire comfortablyDo you want to retire from real estate with plenty in savings and some horizontal income streams to keep cash flowing? Anyone can do it, but many people fail to take the steps necessary to actually make it happen....Read More
How listing agents should modernize their value proposition to competeWith inventory levels at historic lows across the country, it would be really easy for real estate agents to blame their lack of seller leads on the listings shortage....Read More
Gay and lesbian real estate group urges NAR to support Equality ActThe National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) is calling on the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to join the organization in supporting federal legislation that would amend existing civil rights laws -- including the Fair Housing Act -- to prohibit discrimination or segregation based on sex, sexual orientation and gender identity....Read More
How TorchX helps brokerages centralize and automate digital marketing for their agentsBrokerages know how hard it is to optimize their digital marketing efforts and to support those of their agents. TorchX’s powerful platform solves this pain point in one system....Read More