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Set Yourself Up for Success in 2017 with a New Website!

Do you need a new website, marketing system and better way to organize your contacts? If so, we have an XactSite website for you. Sign up between now through January 8th, 2017 and get 50% off the setup fee! Choose one of these great packages depending on your business needs:... Read More

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Organize Your Showings by Buyer with ShowingTime

There is a brand new update to ShowingTime that gives users the option to organize their showings by buyer. Once you have added the buyers’ name (which remains visible only to you and your team) you will have the ability to see all the homes they have toured with ShowingTime,... Read More

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Compare Closing Costs For Each State With This Helpful Chart

If any of your clients start questioning why closing costs are so high, try passing on this chart that compares costs across all fifty states and the District of Columbia so they can see how their numbers stack up against elsewhere in the country. The information comes from Bankrate.com and... Read More

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Find all the Agent-Only Open Houses with Homesnap

Looking for a list of all the upcoming agent-only open houses in one easy-to-find place? Homesnap has it right inside their smartphone app. To find them just go to the Filter menu, then find the Status option (underneath “Type”) and select the Agent Open choice. The Date Field will offer you... Read More

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October Sees Surge in New Construction. Will it be Enough to Meet Demand?

According to recent data, new construction reached a nine-year high in October at an annualized rate of 1.32 million with the month-over-month percent increases reaching their highest levels since July of 1982. There was some variation between types of dwellings, but multi-family saw the biggest increase at 68.8%. Single family houses saw... Read More

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What Do Real Estate Agents Predict For 2017?

It’s that time of year when the predictions start to roll out about what will happen next and the people who know the answer that question better than anybody are the real estate agents themselves. That’s why we wanted to share the two-part podcast over on Inman that shares the results of a... Read More

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FHA And Conforming Loan Limits To Rise In 2017

As home sales prices have risen so has the need for larger mortgages and in 2017 buyers are going to have a little bit more wiggle room. The Federal Housing Finance Authority has released the numbers for next year resulting in the conforming loan limit going from $417,000 to $424,100. The super... Read More

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What Do You Think Will Happen To Interest Rates Next Month?

There are several signs that strongly suggest the Feds will raise the interest rates during their next meeting, including these articles in the New York Times, Forbes, and Bloomberg. The committee meets from Dec. 13-14 for the final time this year, during which time they will announce their decision about interest rates. Fed... Read More

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How To Maximize Your Mobile Presence To Reach Millennials

Millennials are currently the largest (potential) homebuying demographic in the country but so many of them have been slow to buy their first home. There are strong signals that this could be about to change in the next year and real estate agents need to be ready to meet the demand. REALTrends... Read More

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MRIS Chairman Cindy Ariosa Gives Advice For End-Of-Year Sellers

Do you have any sellers who would really like to sell their house now but think they should wait until spring? There are plenty of reasons why they don’t have to wait that long and MRIS Chairman of the Board Cindy Ariosa has a few suggestions for how to make... Read More

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