14 Foolproof Ways to Lower Your Living Expenses
Want that great deal for upgraded Internet and all the move channels? What's another $23 a month? Problem is, before you know it you're sinking in bills and your monthly payments have become a burden. Here are 14 ways to lower your monthly nut and get back to stress-free living.
New Disclosure Rules Impact Condominiums
Residential real estate has changed as of this month. There are new contract forms for Maryland and the District, and the new mortgage disclosure rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are now in effect. And there even is new terminology. A lender is now a creditor and the borrower/buyer is a consumer. The initial Truth in Lending statement and Good Faith Estimate we have used for a number of years has been replaced with the Loan Estimate. And the old-faithful HUD-1 (the settlement statement) has been discarded in favor of a "Closing Disclosure".
What SoftBank looks for when it makes real estate tech investmentsSoftBank is doling out $100 billion from its Vision Fund, and some of that money is going to real estate tech. Here's what SoftBank is looking for....Read More
7 ways to engage your sphere of influence for higher ROIAll real estate agents, no matter how fresh or seasoned, have a powerful resource that could win more business — and most agents aren’t taking full advantage of this resource....Read More
Blocked, banned, fined: Avoid these 3 social media blunders“Starter home for small family,” “DM me for details,” “Bachelor’s pad,” “Adult community” and “Your professional Realtor" — what do all of these social media captions have in common? They may make a big ol' mess of your business....Read More
How to find the hidden potholes on the road to agent productivityIt’s easy to get caught up in the lead rat race. After all, more leads = more revenue. However, that equation only holds true if your operations and processes can scale to meet the demand. ...Read More
5 to thrive: The daily disciplines of the ultra-successfulI get asked a lot of questions like…“What’s the one thing I should do to be successful?” “What’s the one lead gen strategy you’d recommend to generate business?” “What’s the one message that will get homeowners to choose me?”...Read More
What would a bot brokerage agent’s day look like?The brokerage model is being disrupted by technology that makes it easier for real estate agents to run their own show more efficiently. But could bots — backed by AI, automation and big data — help the big property brands deliver new value to agents? ...Read More
NAR seeks to reassure members that Upstream isn’t trying to replace MLSsThe trade group sent the email on Wednesday in response to purported concerns by NAR members over comments made during a panel the day prior at Inman Connect San Francisco......Read More
Why lead conversion startups are attracting millions of dollarsWhat's in the future for leads, and why are lead conversion startups getting millions in funding? Panelists at Inman Connect San Francisco hashed that out Friday morning....Read More
Kara Swisher: Facebook has ‘created a monster’ that it struggles to controlTech platforms are largely unprepared for their enormous responsibility, which will affect every industry, including real estate, Kara Swisher said at ICSF....Read More
Former KW agents answer Gary Keller’s profit sharing challengeFollowing a challenge by Keller Williams founder Gary Keller to former agents to return profit sharing, two eXp Realty agents vow to donate future profits....Read More