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2017 CVAR Election – The Candidates
Click HERE for the slate of candidates running for CVAR Officer and Director positions.
Online voting begins at 9 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2016.
Wire Fraud Alert to Your Buyers
The National Assn. of REALTORS® has produced this video to alert your buyers to a scam being perpetrated during real estate transactions.
4 Factors Boosting Housing in April
Warmer weather across the country is drawing more people to look at open houses and available homes this month, says Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®’s chief economist. And he offers four housing market factors that will likely translate into greater sales this April.
Keywords Count When Preparing a Listing
Phrases such as “new paint” are old news when it comes to terms that sell listings faster. Zillow analyzed more than 60 keywords used in 2 million real estate listings between January 2014 and March 2016 and concluded that buyers jumped at certain features more than others. Listings that contained the words “barn door” (a rustic-style sliding door often found in kitchen pantries and bedroom closets) sold for more than 13% above the expected value and 57 days faster.
Home Buyers Behind the Surge in Loan Demand
The re-fi boom is over. Now it’s time for house hunters to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates. Total mortgage application volume climbed 10 percent last week over the prior week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported last week.
Build a Real Estate Business, Not a Job
Do you want real estate to be the only job you have for the rest of your life? For me, the answer is easy: “No.” If you’re going to build a successful real estate business, you need to start with a strong foundation. It’s similar to building a house, your foundation is going to be what your real estate business is built on. Your brand should embody the personality of your business and what people can expect from you.
REvive Red Carpet Interview: HGTV’s Jessie & Tina
Jessie & Tina Rodriguez speak with CVAR Communications and Marketing Director Laurie Schenden on the REvive Red Carpet. Hear what they have to say about the event, their new show premiering on June 2, and being members of Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS®! Look for more Red Carpet coverage at www.realestaterevive.com.
Exclusive interview with HGTV’s Jessie and Tina Rodriguez
Tell Home Sellers Why It’s Time to List
The spring home buying season favors the seller this year because of extremely tight inventory and likely higher prices. Listen to Trulia Chief Economist Ralph McLaughlin talk about the shortage of houses for sale in California: Click here to watch!
Show Your Sellers 3 Ways to Show Off Outdoor Space
Take a close look at your listing from the eye of a home buyer. Are the bushes overgrown around the front windows? Has the mulch all washed away? Is the paint on the shutters fading?
These are the questions Jon Coile, chairman of the multiple listing service MRIS, asks in a recent column at The Washington Post that aims to help sellers examine the exterior of their homes. Here are some simple ways to solve common curb appeal issues.
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Problems That Sellers May Try to Hide
Whether you’re a seasoned house hunter or a first-time buyer, the process of purchasing a home has plenty of pitfalls.
“All homeowners sign a disclosure document about their property so buyers know what they’re getting into; however, it can be very tempting for some to tell white lies or conveniently forget facts,” says Wendy Flynn, owner of Wendy Flynn Realty in College Station, TX. “In fact, a very large number of real estate lawsuits stem from owners misrepresenting their property.”
So, just to be on the safe side, here are some common cover-ups and how you can crack them.
Know This About Your Global Buyers
When working with international clients, it’s important to recognize the cultural differences and also to be aware of various cultural faux pas that could end up costing you the deal. According to NAR’s Global View blog, the first step in navigating this niche is understanding the difference between high context and low context cultures.
Are Buyers Ready for the Competition?
The spring housing market is heating up and demand is high across the country.
“Would-be buyers face a dilemma: There will be more homes on the market over each week of the next three to four months, but there will also be even more prospective buyers,” says Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®’s chief economist. “We are entering the busiest season of home buying with the lowest amount of inventory in three years.