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Traits of a Successful Agent

5 Traits That Make a Texas Real Estate Professional

Published on April 21, 2020 by Kaylee

Being a real estate agent means making yourself into a one-man (or woman) show, but for those who are tired of the 9-5 Monday-Friday and have a desire for independence, then this is just what your free spirit is looking for.

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Prevent Danger and Keep Yourself Safe!

Prevent Danger and Keep Yourself Safe!

Published on April 1, 2020 by Kaylee

Agent safety can be tough when your job requires you to perform independently. To avoid issues, agents should be proactive and take safety into their own hands. The first step to doing so is to understand that safety is your responsibility to yourself.

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Helping Home buyers

Helping Home Buyers in a Seller’s Market

Published on April 1, 2020 by Kaylee

Do your best to guide them toward smart choices that will protect them financially, but at the end of the day, remember that you also must deliver a house they’ll love.

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Minnesota Real Estate 630 Renewal Deadline

Minnesota Real Estate 6/30 Renewal Deadline

Published on February 21, 2020 by Sara

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.

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Agents Subpoenaed in New York

Agents Subpoenaed in New York

Published on February 21, 2020 by Sara

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. 

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Inman 2020

Takeaways From ICNY 2020

Published on February 20, 2020 by Sara

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. 

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High Tech Housing Discrimination

High Tech Housing Discrimination

Published on February 19, 2020 by Kaylee

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.

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Getting and Keeping Real Estate Clients in 2020

Getting and Keeping Real Estate Clients in 2020

Published on February 19, 2020 by Kaylee

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.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Getting a Broker License

Step-by-Step Guide to Getting a Broker License

Published on January 24, 2020 by Sara

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.

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What the USMCA Trade Agreement Means to Real Estate

What the USMCA Trade Agreement Means to Real Estate

Published on January 24, 2020 by Kaylee

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.

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