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Minnesota Real Estate 6/30 Deadline

Published on May 22, 2019 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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Who Should Pay the Buyer’s Agent?

Published on May 17, 2019 by Alicia Eckert

The outcome of these suits could affect home owners and buyers as well as agents and brokers.  Some say that if the courts rule against the defendants that commission rates for buying and selling agents will go down in order for agencies to stay competitive in a customer’s market. If home buyers were required to pay their agent’s commissions instead of the sellers, they would negotiate directly with the agent to pay only for services rendered, as opposed to the blanket commission currently paid by the seller.

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Ohio Real Estate Continuing Education

Renewing Your Ohio Real Estate License

Published on April 19, 2019 by Sara

Brokers and Salespeople are required to complete 30-hours of continuing education classes including 3 hours of core law, 3-hours of civil rights, and 3-hours of ethics every three years. All real estate agent licenses expire on their birthday.

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Drones for Real Estate

Using Drones to Spruce Up Your Listings

Published on April 19, 2019 by Sara

Drones are a great tool for capturing the scope of appropriate homes and properties. For example, drones can be used to provide a moving tour through the inside of large homes, giving prospective buyers a much better idea of property layout and dimensions than photos. Drones are also useful for displaying properties with magnificent views or large yards. Often drones are used to take video or pictures from high altitudes to capture a full view of the yard in relation to natural surroundings such as lakes or woods. The photo above is a particularly dramatic example of using a drone to capture the magnitude and beauty of properties.

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Real Estate Staging

Home Staging 101

Published on April 17, 2019 by Marie McCarthy

Staging a home can help your property sell 73% quicker than a non-staged home, according to research from the Real Estate Staging Association. Some experts believe  this is because home staging increases the perception of the home’s worth. Below are a few of the most effective elements of home staging.

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Is it a good time to buy a house

According to New Survey Homebuyers, Now’s a Good Time to Buy

Published on April 17, 2019 by Marie McCarthy

It’s a good time to buy a home, according to research from the National Association of Realtors. 65 percent of people echoed this sentiment in the Housing Opportunities and Market Experience, or HOME, report.  This enthusiasm is the highest it’s been since the second quarter of 2018.

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St. Paul Minnesota Real Estate Market

Hot Real Estate: Shopping Center Sold in Saint Paul

Published on March 22, 2019 by Sara

Mid-America Real Estate corp. sold the Lexington Shoppes, 34,000 square feet of retail area. The shopping center is in the booming neighborhood of Saint Paul, which has seen increasing real estate interest in recent years.

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North Carolina Strips Airbnb Broker’s Real Estate License

Published on March 22, 2019 by Marie McCarthy

North Carolina has permanently revoked the real estate license of a popular entrepreneur and real estate broker; according to a report from the Asheville Citizen-Times. Shawn Johnson managed rental properties on Airbnb. State regulators are accusing him of keeping thousands of dollars from the Airbnb property owners he managed. The North Carolina Real Estate commission also charges that he ran an unlicensed real estate firm, broke Asheville bans on short-term rentals, and deposited Airbnb owner’s money to his own accounts.

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Kansas Real Estate Continuing Education

Kansas Real Estate Sales Down, Home Prices Remain Strong

Published on March 20, 2019 by Marie McCarthy

The most recently available statistics from January show that home sales in the sunflower state are down 8.2 percent compared to January 2018. These numbers mirror national trend: American home sales across the board are down 8.5 percent over 2018.

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Commercial Real Estate: An Attractive Victim for Hackers

Published on March 20, 2019 by Marie McCarthy

Data breaches affect every kind of business and Internet user. And sophisticated hackers target commercial real estate in hopes of a big payday, according to Minnesota lawyer Nadeen Schwen, in an interview with Minnesota Lawyer.

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