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.

How to Handle Bad Reviews

On: December 5, 2019
Now that you understand the problem, you're ready to respond. Make sure you respond to all reviews, both positive and negative, in a positive manner. When responding to bad reviews start by thanking the reviewer for their time and valuable input. Apologize for their poor experience without making excuses (yes, even if their complaint is unreasonable. This shows future customers you are dedicated to keeping your customers happy). Let them know how you plan to address the problem. The response below not only addresses client concerns, but also encourages the client to take the conversation off of a public platform, and shows potential customers your dedication to customer care.

A Home for the Holidays

On: December 4, 2019
Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association all believe homes sales will increase steadily over the next year.

Tips and Tricks to Pass your Real Estate Exam

On: December 4, 2019
Obviously the most important factor in passing the real estate exam is knowing the material. However, don't lose sight of the goal: passing the test! Learning is great but you can't use what you've learned if you don't pass.