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Jan. 30 | CRMLS Training – Free – West
Feb. 2 | CVAR Caravan – Featuring Nick Saran
- Feb. 2 | Commercial Forum – Free
- Feb. 2 | Contract College Series Begins
I didn’t always aspire to own my own real estate company; I wasn’t even sure I wanted to be an agent. But once I sold my first property five years ago, I knew that real estate was the career I wanted for the rest of my life. There are countless reasons why I wanted to become a broker, but these are the six that motivated me the most. READ MORE
Interest Rates Up in 2017
Following several weeks of decreases, mortgage rates were back on the rise last week. READ MORE
Grievances with a REALTOR® or a client occasionally happen. That’s why both Citrus Valley and California associations of REALTORS® offer services to members regarding cancelled contracts, misrepresentations, possible ethics violations and more. And now C.A.R. has created the free C.A.R. Ombudsman Hotline. READ MORE
Is Trump’s suspension of FHA mortgage insurance premium cut good or bad? The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s decision to suspend the reduction of Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance premiums didn’t come as a shocker. READ MORE
Three super impactful scripts take the focus off your experience and put it on your knowledge and determination to work hard for the client. If you deliver them with panache, good posture, a believable smile, solid eye contact, and confidence, you’ll attract and convert more clients. Tthe majority of real estate professionals—not just new ones—could benefit from putting in regular practice time. READ MORE
Real Estate REvive Returns!
The popular Real Estate REvive Convention & Expo returns March 30, with more partnering associations and a fabulous lineup that includes Terry Watson, Leslie Appleton-Young and a nationally-known keynote speaker! Click image to register!
In Case You Missed It …
1) Share more content: Gather and share the best content related to your industry from other sources. Take the Kitchen Redo article in this issue, for example. It’s the type of post that will get a client’s attention. READ MORE
Taking someone’s money the old-fashioned way has reappeared in short sale scams in Southern California. The alleged scams appear to follow the same basic format. To protect short sale buyers, remember to include a Short Sale Addendum (C.A.R. Form SSA) in the offer. The default agreement is that the buyer is not required to submit any deposit to escrow until three days after receiving all short sale lenders’ written approval. READ MORE
Redo Inspires Healthy Habits?
Many homeowners who remodel their kitchen tend to develop healthier lifestyles, according to a Houzz Kitchen Trends Survey. Of more than 2,700 homeowners surveyed, 33 percent who completed a kitchen renovation say the project prompted them to cook more meals at home, eat less takeout, and consume more fruits and vegetables. READ MORE