Being a successful real estate agent means staying on top of important industry trends, requirements, and technologies. While some real estate continuing education requirements vary by state, some processes and procedures are universal. 

Your brokerage is a good resource for continuing education information. But there are many other places where you can access free and paid continuing education classes, workshops, webinars, whitepapers, and other educational content.  Continue reading

Now’s the time to contact clients who have been considering buying a home and give them a little nudge.  

For the third straight week, home mortgage rates increased for all loan types. The rates have now reached their highest point since March 2020. 

Rates for 30-year mortgages had plunged to a record low a little more than a year ago. Affordable loans have sparked a housing rally that’s still running hot even as home prices continue to soar.  Continue reading

It’s natural for your clients to want to sell their homes as fast as possible. That’s especially true if they’ve already moved to a new house and aren’t thrilled about the idea of paying two mortgages for months on end. In a perfect world, they can sell their old home and close on the new one within 30 to 60 days. 

But sometimes, things don’t go quite that smoothly. As a result, a trend is gaining steam where home sellers use an iBuyer to speed up the sale process and eliminate stress. This practice can lead to almost instant home sales for sellers willing to forgo the traditional approach of hiring local real estate agents like you.  Continue reading