Cyber Crime and Real Estate
On: January 10, 2019
Technological advances have certainly made many aspects of our job easier, but along with them come certain risks. Cybercriminals have found creative ways to infiltrate the world of real estate, often costing their victims hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Predicting the Real Estate Market in 2019
On: January 3, 2019
2019 Real Estate Forecasts are calling for an interesting year. Look at rising mortgage rates to play an even greater part in affordability, slowing the market for sellers and impacting buyers. Home prices are still expected to rise, though at a much slower rate than we’ve become accustomed to and home prices are said to increase by 2.2% nationally.
Georgia Real Estate License Renewal
On: December 19, 2018
You can renew your license 24 hours a day, seven days a week, up to 120 days prior to the renewal date. You must renew by midnight of your renewal due date to avoid lapsing and incurring a late fee. You will need a password to renew online. If you already have a password for the online transactions, use the same password. If you do not, click here for instructions on how to establish a password.
Listings and Technological Ethics for Florida Sales Agents and Brokers
On: December 19, 2018
The first part of the course, Listings, will outline types of listings; how to match type to a clients’ needs and expectations, and how to effectively price the commission and/or fee for the listing. This course will also look at marketing strategies that generate listings, how to measure their effectiveness relative to the overall market; and most importantly, how the conduct of our business in this technology-laden environment relates to listing generation and marketing.
Colorado Real Estate Renewal FAQ
On: December 12, 2018
Brokers in Colorado are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education each three-year licensing cycle. Half of those hours (12 hours) must be comprised of three different 4-hour Annual Commission Update Course. These courses are only available from January 1st through December 31st of their year and must be completed prior to December 31st. The remainder of the required hours (12) may be any combination of elective credit hours approved by DORA.
Artificial Intelligence Opportunities in Real Estate
On: December 5, 2018
Along with every other market, Real Estate has seen advancements using Artificial Intelligence to improve and support healthier lifestyles for people. In commercial real estate, health-focused principles are more than just trends they are the beginning of the industry’s promising future. From 2008 to 2017, the number of tech-oriented real estate startups have exploded from a mere 176 to over 1,200 companies. The areas in Real Estate that can really use artificial intelligence to offer healthy solutions are better safety, data-driven comfort and sustainability.
Kansas Real Estate Renewal Guide
On: November 29, 2018
Kansas salespersons and brokers are required to complete 12-hours of continuing education. For salespersons, this must include a 3-hour core class and 9-hours of electives. For brokers, you must complete 6-hours of core and 3-hours of electives.
Tick Tock: Nebraska Real Estate Agents & Brokers License Renewal
On: November 16, 2018
Nebraska Realtors and Brokers with a license beginning with an even number are required to complete 18 hours of continuing education which must include 12 hours of designated subject matter. The deadline is November 30th, 2018. Real Estate Training Institute has everything you need to meet Nebraska's continuing education requirements.
Iowa Real Estate FAQ
On: November 13, 2018
Iowa real estate Salespersons and Brokers are required to complete 36 hours of continuing education each three-year licensing cycle. The 36 hours of education must include 8 hours of law updates, 4 hours of ethics, and 24 hours of elective courses. Note: Only 24 hours may be taken online each three-year renewal period.
Haunted Houses Scare Buyers Away
On: November 1, 2018
Sellers are required to disclose material defects such as a structural issue or a leaky roof, but when it comes to a haunted house’s reputation, that elicits an “emotional response,” that’s when it gets tricky for real estate agents. Haunted houses are often stigmatized and scare buyers away in what may otherwise be a perfectly fine structure.