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 Continuing Education
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.

Dress For Success

On: November 1, 2018
In 2016, an agent in Texas dressed up as a Panda and it helped her get 12 showings in the first two days. Another agent went prehistoric and donned a T-Rex costume, and agents in Baltimore dressed up as Spiderman and a Unicorn to show off their listings.

Last Chance for Michigan Real Estate Salespersons and Brokers!

On: October 23, 2018
If you’re a realtor in Michigan and you want to keep your license, listen up. Anyone who became licensed before August 2nd, 2018 is required to complete 18 hours of continuing education before October 31st, 2018. That includes 6 hours of approved continuing education for each year of the licensing cycle and 2 hours of continuing education each calendar year in Legal Updates.

Technology May Change How Real Estate Agents View Safety

On: October 18, 2018
Real Estate Surveillance and Safety
It’s important to be aware of potential security issues as technology evolves. One new concern is home surveillance. Cameras in doorbells and front entrance are increasingly becoming more common with new the accessibility of technology and smart devices. Although it seems like surveillance is expected in luxury homes to watch over high-end objects, real estate agents are discovering them more in general across the home-price spectrum.

Why Would A Hospital Get Into The Real Estate Business?

On: October 5, 2018
A 2008 initiative by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital began investing in neighborhood homes in a program called Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families.

Utah’s Population Growth Will Reshape Future Housing Market

On: October 5, 2018
The real estate market in Utah has been experiencing dwindling inventory that’s been increasing prices, alongside with growth in the multifamily sector. But Utah is projected to double it’s population by 2065 and that growth will have a large impact on reshaping housing and communities.

Idaho’s Housing Challenges With Population Growth

On: September 27, 2018
Idaho's Housing Challenges With Population Growth
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Idaho was the fastest growing state between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017, with a population growing by 2.2% and had an increase of 1.7% in the number of housing units built. Since the last census, Idaho was number 4 in terms of housing unit growth. The state saw it’s housing stock increase by 8.1% between April 1, 2010, July 1, 2017—lagging behind only North Dakota, Utah, and Texas.

Brokerages of the Future Face Challenges

On: September 19, 2018
Brokerages of the Future Face Challenges
According to a recent Forbes article, brokerages have been avoiding big changes in their business models to meet the needs of their customers and employees. Residential real estate continues to be sold via real estate offices, brokers and exclusive property listings, but that seems to be changing quickly. In the past, brokers closely held real estate listing data. The multiple listing service helped centralize the data and internet websites soon made it easy to publish. Technology changes have caused brokers to lose their role as keeper of the information.