Consumer Tips


    Adapting to Today’s Market Realities

    We know it is essential for you and your agents to meet the needs of today’s consumers. That’s why the Center for REALTOR® Development has been dedicated to offering safe, convenient and affordable ways to access valuable educational and networking opportunities since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. All of our programming has moved to […]

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    Digital Pursuit: The Data Driving a Strong Q4 and Smart Start to 2021

    It’s clear that those in our industry who pressed the gas in March and April are the ones winning marketshare. When listings and pendings were down almost 50 percent, they didn’t scale back, but leaned into lead gen, betting on a rebound and pent-up demand. That same mentality will drive a successful close in 2020 […]

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    Thoughts on Leadership: How’s Your Business Plan

    The theme for this week was preparation, and not only preparation as it applied to tasks or conferences but also preparation for the year ahead. There’s no better way to prepare for 2021 than by creating and finalizing a business plan. As Benjamin Franklin one said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to […]

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    Pending Home Sales Continue With Upward Momentum

    Pending home sales continued with upward momentum in August. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), pending home sales for the month marked four consecutive months of growth, with gains across all major regions in both month-over-month and year-over-year transactions. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) rose 8.8 percent to 132.8 in August, with […]

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    4 Tips to Grow Your Sphere of Influence Online in 2020

    With most states still enforcing restrictions on indoor public spaces and in-person networking events, knowing how to network online is now key for breathing new life into your luxury real estate practice. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to grow your network and stay connected with your sphere of influence when you can’t meet face to […]

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    Ask the Expert: How COVID-19 Has Altered the Home Inspection Industry

    Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Dan Steward President and CEO Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® www.pillartopost.com Q: These have been tough months for all. Has there been a “silver lining” anywhere in this for your industry? A: Yes. Despite the setbacks of COVID-19 and other issues facing […]

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    A Pandemic Upshot: Seniors Are Having Second Thoughts About Where to Live

    (TNS)—Where do we want to live in the years ahead? Older adults are asking this question anew in light of the ongoing toll of the coronavirus pandemic—disrupted lives, social isolation, mounting deaths. Many are changing their minds. Some people who planned to move to senior housing are now choosing to live independently rather than communally. […]

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    Safety Is No Accident

    NAR PULSE—The best way for your agents to stay safe is to be ready for anything. Tell your agents about the SentriKey® Real Estate app with its unique Agent Safety Feature that provides an automatic way to alert select contacts in case of an unexpected or potentially dangerous situation. Members Can Now Enroll in NAR […]

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    Case-Shiller: July Saw 4.8 Percent Annual Home Price Increase

    In July, home prices increased 4.8 percent YoY, up from 4.3 percent in the previous month, according to the most recent S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices. Year-over-year, the 10-City Composite increased 3.3 percent, up from 2.8 percent in the previous month. The 20-City Composite increased 3.9 percent YoY, up from the previous month’s 3.5 percent gain. The following […]

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    The New Bridge Solution: How to Turn Homeowners Into Sellers

    The biggest problem for home sales today remains a lack of inventory. So, how do we keep the bounce-back from COVID-19 going into Q4? We need more listings! To create more listings, we need to get homeowners off the sidelines. The problem is that homeowners are nervous to make a move for the same reason […]

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