Real Estate Agents

Refinancing, Purchase Loans Surge as Mortgage Rates Dip

It seems 2020 is starting off strong in the mortgage world. According to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association, mortgage loan applications were up a whopping 30.2% over last week, while mortgage rates hit their lowest point since September. Refinancing saw the biggest surge, with refinance applications up 43% over the previous [...]

By |2020-01-17T10:51:06-05:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Bye Bye, Rolodex! It’s Time to Organize Your Real Estate Database

As a real estate agent, your database is one of the most useful tools at your disposal. After all, your clients are at the core of your business. It's in your best interest to make sure that you stay as closely connected to them as possible. That's where having an updated database comes into [...]

By |2020-01-14T12:39:03-05:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Real Estate Agents|Tags: , , , |

Mortgage Rates Drop, Refi Activity Falls in Step

Overall mortgage rates were down this week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), but that didn’t cause an uptick in applications. Despite the average 30-year interest rate falling to 3.91% last week (down from 3.95% and its lowest point since October), the MBA says applications for mortgage loans have fallen 22% over the [...]

By |2020-01-16T15:54:25-05:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Mortgage News You May Have Missed Over the Holidays

The holidays saw the usual slowdown in the mortgage industry, but demand is still strong compared to years prior. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), we'll close out 2019 with purchase loans up 5% over the year and refinances up a whopping 128%. Mike Fratantoni, MBA's senior vice president and chief economist, believes [...]

By |2020-01-16T15:58:45-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

20 Ways to Push Yourself Out of Your Comfort Zone in 2020

The new year is right around the corner and it's the perfect opportunity to take some steps toward growing your real estate business. With that in mind, here are 20 ways to push yourself out of your comfort zone in 2020. Whether you choose to focus on just one or two of these strategies [...]

By |2019-12-31T09:00:56-05:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Agents, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

11 Ways Agents Can Work More Efficiently

Americans are among the most productive people on the planet. From moleskin notebooks to apps, we are constantly in search of new ways to organize our work and optimize our time. Here are some easy ways to make work more efficient and get the most out of every minute. 1. To-do list I've heard [...]

By |2020-01-07T10:41:43-05:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Housing Market Update for December 2019

With 2019 coming to a close, it's time to take a look at early fourth-quarter numbers and see what they might tell us about the new year ahead. Price and sales According to the National Association of REALTORS®, existing-home sales rose by 1.9% in October while the median price for a single-family home saw a [...]

By |2019-12-12T11:33:32-05:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Mortgage, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |