Books that could boost your business - BY WADE VANDER MOLEN
A new year is upon us, and many of us have made resolutions, set goals and pledged to have a great year in real estate.
But only 9 percent of us actually accomplish those resolutions. Clearly, the remaining 90-plus percent would welcome more assistance and motivation.
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2016
Are you trying hard enough to keep in touch with past clients? You may want to reassess your efforts, as nearly half of homeowners say they don't have a "go-to" real estate agent, according to the 2016 Homeowners Survey conducted by Happy Grasshopper, an email marketing software company. The survey, based on responses from 300 homeowners, suggests many real estate pros are leaving future business on the table by failing to follow up with clients. Furthermore, 70 percent of survey respondents say they did "very little" or "some" research before selecting a real estate agent.
WASHINGTON (October 18, 2016) – When the first Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers was introduced 35 years ago by the National Association of Realtors®, mortgage rates were over four times higher than they are today and first-time buyers made up a much larger share of overall sales (44 percent). Over time, homebuyer tastes and behaviors have changed, yet many have stayed the same. In anticipation of the 2016 survey release on October 31, NAR has identified five noteworthy real estate trends since the survey’s inception.
The Federal Reserve voted Thursday to keep interest rates unchanged, amid concerns over the global economy and financial market volatility. But Fed officials hinted that a modest policy tightening could occur later this year.
The Fed's benchmark short-term rate has stayed near zero since December 2008, which has also helped to keep mortgage rates low ever since. Economists have been largely predicting for months that the Fed would likely raise rates in September, the first time in almost nine years.
A Seattle judge has ordered senior Zillow employee Curt Beardsley and an expert witness hired by Zillow to sit for additional depositions this week as a result of growing concerns regarding evidence destruction in the ongoing legal dispute between Zillow, the National Association of REALTORS®, and Move Inc., which operates realtor.com®.