Thriving in the Luxury Real Estate Market During Quarantine: An Interview With Debbie De Grote
“How do we approach this time with empathy and a little bit of grace?” We spoke with luxury real estate business coach Debbie De Grote about how to keep growing personally and professionally while everyone is sheltered in place. If you’re wondering what these times mean for your luxury real estate career, you’re not alone. […]
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NAR Unveils Implicit Bias Training for REALTORS®
This spring, as part of its Fair Housing Action Plan, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) teamed up with the experts at the Perception Institute to create a free online workshop to help members avoid implicit bias in their daily business interactions. What is implicit bias? The human brain uses shortcuts that allow us to […]
At-Home Fitness Experiences a Pandemic-Era Resurgence
(TNS)—Clad in black leggings and grip socks, Katy Winter strides into Vita, her Oakland, Calif.-based fitness studio. She’s all primed to teach a power Pilates class to a group of clients, only the place is completely empty. No worries. Winter unfurls a yoga mat upon the gleaming wooden floor, props her MacBook laptop on a […]
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Are Your Agents Taking Advantage of the Right Tools, Right Now?
NAR PULSE—In this uncertain time, NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now program has made a sweeping selection of resources available for FREE or at reduced cost for members, including offers on finance, technology, skill-building toolkits and more to help boost business. See the latest offers here. Save Time, Money and Stay Safe With Members TeleHealthSM NAR […]
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Case-Shiller: Home Price Gains Steady in April
In April, home prices increased 4.7 percent year-over-year, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, a 4.6 percent increase from the previous month. The 10-City Composite annual increase was recorded at 3.4 percent—flat from last month. The 20-City Composite recorded a 4.0 percent gain YoY, up from the previous month’s 3.9 percent increase. The complete data for […]
Home Protection Plans Bring a Measure of Comfort in an Uncertain World
Cinch Home Services provides buyers and sellers peace of mind throughout the real estate process Regina Coia, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty, got her start in the industry in an interesting way. While attending Villanova University, she worked as a server at a country club in the property’s main dining room. When she […]
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Thoughts on Leadership: Change Takes Charge
Between virtual meetings and the whirlwind of everyday work, I’ve been revisiting the key insights from some of my favorite business books, “The Leadership Challenge” by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Particularly applicable is the authors’ chapter on leading through change, and the importance of being proactive about changing course when challenges present themselves. They […]
Newly Pending Transactions Up, But Inventory Remains Low
Newly pending sales went up again, increasing 2.1 percent WoW and 13.7 percent MoM for the week ending June 20, according to the latest Zillow Weekly Market report. These areas experienced the largest spikes in pending home sales for this week: Buffalo (+26.3 percent), San Jose (+19 percent) and Nashville (+14.4 percent). In addition, home […]
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NAGLREP Celebrates Pride Month and Heritage of Success
The past few months have been an emotional rollercoaster ride for all Americans, with an unprecedented health crisis that derailed the global economy followed by a massive wave of civil unrest not seen since the protests of the late 1960s. For the real estate profession, this has been the most trying time since the Great […]
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Amid Economic Uncertainty, Mortgage Applications Decrease, But Forbearance Rates Keep Lowering Too
It’s a mixed bag when it comes to mortgages in today’s economic climate. While forbearance rates continue to drop, giving the industry a glimmer of hope amidst the economic uncertainty, mortgage applications are also decreasing. Here’s the breakdown: Mortgage Applications According to the MBA’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 19, applications […]
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