Be your own boss. Flexible hours. Big income potential. 

It sounds like the dream job you’ve always wanted. Your new career as a real estate agent definitely has the potential to be the best job you’ve ever had. You probably chose this new adventure because you enjoy working with people, setting your own schedule, and being in control of how much income you can make. 

Currently, you’re one of 2 million real estate agents in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Realtor® labor force will grow 2.3 percent between 2019 and 2029. In that period, an estimated 8,700 jobs should open up. 

If you’re new to the real estate game, this is an important time of year. Home-buying season is about to heat up, and you need to know how to get out of the gate quickly to build your network and score some commissions. You’ll have your work cut out for you as you try to keep up with all the experienced agents. But with a lot of hard work, energyand some tricks of the trade, you can taste success.  Continue reading

2021 real estate market watch
Anyone working in the housing market in any capacity – lenders, real estate agents, inspectors, or appraisers – knows that the market goes in cycles. Interest rates move up and down, home prices fluctuate, and supply and demand vary.

As the spring homebuying season approaches, it’s important for buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals to do their research on what to expect. Knowing what the industry gurus are predicting will help prepare everyone who may have skin in the game in 2021 to prepare, manage expectations and gain any needed advantage over the competition.

On the heels of 2020, when the housing market saw home sales and prices hit decade-plus highs following decade lows in the span of just a few months, analysts expect the winning streak to continue this year as seasonal trends normalize.

To get a clearer picture of the state of the housing market this spring, let’s examine some key factors that are trending up or down. Continue reading