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Consistency Is Key for Market Domination

In the following interview, Alex Iskenderian, owner/REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Maui Properties in St. Lahaina/Wailea, Hawaii, discusses agent development, culture and more. Region Served: Maui, but also licensed in California Years in Real Estate: 6 Number of Offices: 2 Number of Agents: 25 Favorite Time-Saving Tech Tool: The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise provides a […]

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Economic Forecast Rosy, but Susceptible to Volatility

Economic growth likely will not succumb to volatility, with GDP forecasted at a healthy 2.7 percent for the year, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s recently released Economic and Housing Outlook for February 2018. There is, however, potential for upheaval, which could have effects in housing. “‘Fiscal Policy and the Fed: […]

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Survey Finds Hidden Costs of Homeownership

(TNS)—Your day burns brightly on both ends. You prod your kids out of bed at daybreak, get them dressed, fed and off to school. You drive to work, endure meetings, colleagues, power lunches, memos and strategy sessions, only to return home through gridlocked traffic just as the sun sets, beg your kids to eat dinner, […]

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Housing Starts Blow by Expectations

Home-building activity blew by expectations in January, with housing starts up 9.7 percent to a rate of 1,326,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family housing starts increased 3.7 percent to 846,000. Starts for units in buildings with five units or more […]

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Mortgage Rates Rise Swiftly

The average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate is rising swiftly, at 4.38 percent this week, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate was 4.32 percent last week. Concurrently, the average 15-year, fixed mortgage rate is 3.84 percent, up from 3.77 percent last week, while the five-year, […]

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Industry Praises House Passage of TRID Improvement Bill

The housing industry is applauding the House passage of the TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure) Improvement Act of 2017 (H.R. 3978) that aims to correct the disclosure of title insurance premiums, which are inaccurate in the majority of states. The bill, which was made part of a larger package, was passed on Wednesday. “Although the bill […]

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Appraisals Off by a Larger Margin

Appraisals are off by a larger margin, 0.6 percent below what was expected by homeowners in January, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 7.03 percent year-over-year. Appraisals in January were an average of 0.6 percent lower […]

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Agent Connect NY 18: Delivering 7-star service in a 3-star industry
Guess how much money Jay O'Brien spends every year on marketing. $0.00. Yes, you read right. Rather than pouring funds into marketing campaigns to attract skeptical buyers, O'Brien invests in products and experiences that make the entire real estate transaction enjoyable for his clients ...
What real estate pros should know about the new Snapchat
In this post, we’ll take a look at what made OG Snapchat amazing and what the Snapchat update means for real estate agents ...
Agent Connect NY 18: Anatomy of a team — family style, how it works
What’s a real estate team look like when its members are related? You're about to see firsthand. Watch mother, daughter and father team Meris, Sydney and Kenny Blumstein of the Corcoran Group on stage at Inman Connect New York as they describe their successful (and fun) dynamic, and go over the challenges of working with family ...
Keller Williams sheds ‘traditional broker’ shell for new data-driven model
Data sharing among the company's 173,000 agents "will be the focal point going forward," said CEO John Davis at Keller Williams' Family Reunion event in Anaheim, California. “We are not going to play from somebody else’s playbook. We may have to expand the definition of culture. Specifically how and when we share with each other." ...
Katie Lance inks social media training deal with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Katie Lance today announced a preferred supplier agreement with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS), where she'll provide social media strategy training through her #GetSocialSmart Academy ...
Lure of tech, culture shaking up luxury market: report
"While luxury real estate in the United States has always been a tale of two coasts, we were pleased to uncover many up-and-coming luxury hubs across the country." ...
Agent Connect NY 18: Live problem solving II
One of the many beneficial sessions at Inman Connect New York is “Agent live problem solving” at Agent Connect, where pro agents discuss audience queries and work through issues live onstage ...

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