Real Estate Agents

Going Beyond Conventional Loans with Millennial Buyers

A recent National Mortgage News headline read, "Mortgage Lenders Must Teach Millennials About Loan Options." ...that's not exactly news. That topic has been covered here at least a few times. With rates up and affordability down, new loan options are exactly what many millennials need to become homeowners. According to Ellie Mae, 68% of the [...]

By |2018-11-15T11:36:34+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Mortgage, Real Estate Agents|Tags: , , |

A Season of Thanks: Showing Appreciation for Clients, Partners, and Colleagues

As we enter the holiday season, it seems only right to take a moment to show those clients, referral partners, and colleagues our appreciation. Thanksgiving through New Years is a great time to say thanks for their business, support, and friendship. Receiving a handwritten note of thanks is a reminder of time spent searching for [...]

By |2018-11-14T12:24:39+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

25 Safety Tips for Real Estate Agents

Most people you come in contact with as a real estate agent present no danger. They're looking to buy a home or condo and appreciate the time and effort you take to walk them through the property. But, any professional whose work requires them to meet frequently with people they don't know — usually unaccompanied [...]

By |2018-11-15T09:40:01+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Real Estate Agents|Tags: , , |

What to Tell Millennial Homebuyers Who Are Taking Their Time

There are indications that some millennials might be singing that Rolling Stones chorus —"Tiiiiiiiiiime is on my side. Yes it is."— when considering homeownership. Rates, home prices, and a lack of inventory have prompted this generation to take their time. (While seemingly defying time, the septuagenarian rockers are teasing new U.S. concert dates.) Trying to [...]

By |2018-11-08T10:41:21+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Mortgage, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Write Your Own First-Time Homebuyer Guide (Part II)

For first-time homebuyers, knowing what to expect can make all the difference between a smooth home buying experience and a stressful one. In Part I, we focused on educating our first-timer on the financial aspects of home buying and the mortgage loan process. In Part II, we will look at the questions first-time homebuyers should [...]

By |2018-11-07T12:00:22+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

5 Reasons Why Veterans Make Amazing Real Estate Agents

It can be hard to find a fitting civilian job once you leave military service. Maybe your skills and training don’t exactly translate to a traditional career path, or maybe you just can’t imagine being cooped up in a 9-to-5 office job. Whatever the reason, a career in real estate may be the solution. Offering [...]

By |2018-11-08T14:54:11+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Real Estate Agents, Veterans|Tags: , , , |

A Yale Economist’s View on the Current Housing Market

Placid by definition means "not easily upset or excited." It's not a bad adjective for the housing and mortgage market — especially when being used by a Noble Prize-winning economist who helped create what some consider to be the foremost index for tracking home prices around the country. Placid is something we will take, considering [...]

By |2018-11-01T15:53:24+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Mortgage, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Write Your Own First-Time Homebuyer Guide (Part I)

Sharing your experience and expertise has its benefits — have you ever considered creating your own first-time homebuyer's guide? In addition to providing useful information, you also have an opportunity to make your pitch. For real estate agents comfortable with creating content, there are two approaches to choose from. The first is to focus primarily [...]

By |2018-10-31T14:13:18+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

What Real Estate Agents Should Know About Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

If you pay attention to real estate news, you know cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin) are making a splash in the industry. From all-Bitcoin offers to the constant stream of new blockchain buying tech that’s emerging, these unique, innovative, and ever-evolving financial tools are all the rage. But for the average industry participant — one used to [...]

By |2018-10-30T11:06:46+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Real Estate Agents, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

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