Minnesota Real Estate 6/30 Renewal Deadline

On: February 21, 2020
Minnesota Real Estate 630 Renewal Deadline
Continuing education must be completed by June 30th, however, if you wait until the last two weeks of June to complete your continuing education you risk having your license lapse as well. It takes the state time to process realtor renewals, if your renewal is not processed by July 10th your license will lapse.

Agents Subpoenaed in New York

On: February 21, 2020
Agents Subpoenaed in New York
The New York State Senate issued 25 subpoenas to real estate agents and companies as part of  a probe into housing discrimination. The housing issues were brought to light in Newsday's 'Long Island Divided' series. The Newsday investigation tested 93 real estate agents and 5,763 listings over the course of three years. They uncovered evidence of widespread unequal treatment by the agents. 

Takeaways From ICNY 2020

On: February 20, 2020
New York City's The Close is a company dedicated to providing marketing, lead generation, technology, and team building tips to Real Estate Agents. They recently attended the Inman Connect 2020 conference and shared their key takeaways from the event. Below is a short list of their findings, to learn more view the full article. 

High Tech Housing Discrimination

On: February 19, 2020
High Tech Housing Discrimination
The landmark 1968 Fair Housing law that sought to ban housing discrimination has uncovered a modern threat: the rapid adoption of new technologies for selling and renting homes. Despite decades of progress, there is still much work to be done. As the NFHA noted in its 2019 Fair Housing Trends Report, new ways of advertising homes and apartments using AI and advertising that uses demographic microtargeting to zero in on a certain audience, threaten to continue discrimination of the past by modern means.

Getting and Keeping Real Estate Clients in 2020

On: February 19, 2020
Getting and Keeping Real Estate Clients in 2020
Teaching someone something they didn’t previously know helps to build trust and a feeling for them that you are adding real value to the buying or selling experience.

Step-by-Step Guide to Getting a Broker License

On: January 24, 2020
Complete 90 hours of approved real estate coursework within 36 months of application, unless licensed continuously. All potential brokers in Michigan must complete an approved 90 Hour course. Real Estate Training Institute offers this course online in HD video so you can fit it into your busy schedule. The onscreen instructor, Gwyn Besner is available to answer any questions you have while taking the course.

What the USMCA Trade Agreement Means to Real Estate

On: January 24, 2020
Real Estate professionals across the U.S. are excited to finally see progress with the House approval of the USMCA. The USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement) will replace the current trade policy NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). The House of Representatives passed the revised trade agreement after last month when for the first time, the Canadian, Mexican and U.S Realtor Associations expressed joint, public support for specific policy. The associations represent more than 1.5 million Realtors throughout North America.

Top 5 Real Estate Markets for 2020

On: January 24, 2020
Surprisingly, the cities expected to have the most growth in 2020 are nowhere near the coastal large cities you may expect. Instead, home buyers are flocking to areas where they can get more for less. Growing cities in the midwest and southwest dominate growth. Here are the cities that are expected to show continued growth throughout the year.

Home on the Range: How to Sell a Texas Ranch

On: December 18, 2019
When you are living in the longest economic expansion in U.S. history selling by auction can change the game for both sellers and buyers.

Get Ready for a New Year and New Career!

On: December 13, 2019
There are a few things you need to know to get started on the licensing process and start your journey to becoming a stellar real estate salesperson.