Featured Classes and Events
- February 17 | The Credit Workshop
- February 18 | Reverse Mortgage Seminar
- February 20 | Free Home Buyers Seminar
- February 24 | Understanding the New Residential Purchase Agreement
Know Your NAR Benefits: Vision Insurance Now Available
Save on annual eye exams, frames, lenses, contact lenses, and more through the new REALTORS® Vision Insurance, offered through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Designed exclusively for NAR members and their families, plans begin at $12.70 per month. Choose from two guarantee-issue group plans: a PPO or a non-PPO. REALTORS® Vision Insurance rounds out the platform of robust insurance and wellness products available through the REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace. Learn more at RealtorsInsuranceMarketplace.com/Vision or call a Marketplace benefits specialist at 877-267-3752. REALTORS® Vision Insurance and REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace are powered by SASid Inc. (Smart and Simple Insurance Development), a long-term and trusted NAR partner.
Source: Get to Know Your NAR Benefits (realtor.org)
3 Properties Where Open Houses Work
Agents often think of open houses as a waste of time because they don’t always attract serious buyers. But if you use it to showcase the lifestyle a home offers, it could do the trick. Here are three instances where open houses closed the deal.
Remind Clients to Check CO Detectors
Now is a great time to put a reminder in your client mailings and social media correspondence that it’s important to check their carbon monoxide detectors. CO gases result from the burning of wood, natural gas, oil, and kerosene. It is odorless and colorless, which means homeowners wouldn’t know its presence unless they had a detector to alert them to when levels get dangerous inside their home.
Campaign Urges Consumers: ‘Get Realtor®’
The National Association of REALTORS® launched a new advertising campaign that wants consumers saying: “Get Realtor®.” The Get Realtor® campaign demonstrates how members of the National Assn. of REALTORS® can help buyers, sellers and investors succeed. We want today’s consumers to understand that having a REALTOR® at their side is their competitive advantage in the real estate transaction.
Why Non-Owners Are Afraid to Buy
Almost half of renters surveyed by Bankrate.com say they haven’t purchased a home yet because they believe their credit isn’t good enough to qualify for a mortgage or they can’t afford a down payment.
“A lot of people make assumptions that they can’t afford to buy based on just some perceptions, and many have not taken the step to figure out how mortgage-ready they are,” says Marietta Rodriguez, vice president of NeighborWorks America, a national home ownership programs.
New Member Benefit – MLS for Your Mobile Devices
7 Tips for Smart, Scalable Growth
The tale of the tortoise and the hare taught us that slow and steady wins the race. The same can go for real estate. Whether starting a new brokerage or growing your business, have a calculated plan helps you win.