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July 2| Free CRMLS Training – CVAR HQ
July 4| Office Closed in observance of Independence Day
July 9 | FREE CRMLS Training – CVAR East
July 12 | Mike Ferry on Mindset – CVAR HQ
Recap of National Code of Ethics Day 2018: Thank you to everyone who joined us!
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Ethics Day: Setting REALTORS® Apart
More than 200 members of the Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® joined thousands of colleagues around the country for National Ethics Day. Why does that matter?
Conquering the Inventory Crunch
When inventory is this low and demand still high, keeping your buyers optimistic and engaged can be a challenge, to say the least. Luckily, Shannon Brien, broker-manager in Cary, N.C., and other brokers have learned how to prepare their clients for today’s market realities. READ MORE
Lessons From a Bad FSBO Purchase
Sometimes it’s challenging to communicate the value of working with a REALTOR®. When encountering a seller lead who decides to go the “for sale by owner” (FSBO) route ostensibly to save money, here’s a good example of why they shouldn’t.
CA Cities in Non-Owner Top 10
The housing market is characterized by a lack of inventory for both new and existing homes. In the existing market, there is a shortage of current owners willing to sell, a problem that could be exacerbated by rising interest rates.
Foreclosures Increase – A total of 33,623 U.S. properties started the foreclosure process in May, which is down 6% from a year ago. But a number of states posted a year-over-year increase in foreclosure starts in May. (Attom)
Lumber Climbs – Prices increased 62% since January 2017, according to NAHB’s chief economist, estimating that a lumber tariff has pushed up the typical new-home price by $9,000. (REALTOR Mag)
In Case You Missed It….
Opendoor: Convenience v. Cost
Opendoor, a San Francisco startup that buys and sells homes online, has raised an additional $325 million from investors including venture capital firms, homebuilding giant Lennar and Invitation Homes, the nation’s largest single-family home landlord.READ MORE
Rule Advances Association Health Plans
Rules to expand the definition of “employer” to include “working owners” is a big deal for real estate professionals. READ MORE