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  • 5 Steps to Create a Referral Business You Love
    Real estate is filled with lead and referral opportunities, but finding the right ones that work for your business can be challenging. Recently, social media expert Katie Lance and ReferralExchange VP of Marketing Lisa Fettner hosted a webinar to discuss how to track your lead gen, focus your referral efforts and create content that attracts the clients […]
  • Focus on Newer Agents? How Dare You!
    Okay. I’m going to say something controversial: The majority of the real estate industry has it all wrong about one thing—new and lower-producing agents. Every time I turn around, there is another article or blog post or speaker up on the podium talking about how we should only focus on the top-producing agents—only recruit high-volume […]
  • 4 Ways to Seek Out Objections You Don’t Want to Hear
    Salespeople hate objections. When you ask people to part with their money all day long, you’re bound to hear some nos. Because rejection hurts—and yes, objections are a type of rejection—it’s only human to try to avoid it. Salespeople do this by talking too much—by beating around the bush when asking for the sale, by clinging to […]
  • First-Timers: Better Chances in Colorado and Texas
    The housing market today is unprecedented, and buyers are contending with cost pressures and short supply—but, according to a recent report by WalletHub, there are cities where conditions are more favorable for first-time homeowners: Broken Arrow, Okla. Tampa, Fla. Centennial, Colo. Boise, Idaho Grand Rapids, Mich. Thornton, Colo. Frisco, Texas McKinney, Texas Cary, N.C. Gilbert, […]
  • #CEOX2018: Three Leaders, Three Unique Viewpoints
    “Don’t study the great realty companies. Study the great companies.” From the brands that color the industry to firms outside of real estate, each year, acclaimed business leaders offer their perspectives at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange. Whether it’s Paul Charron, chairman of the board of The Campbell’s Soup Company—whose above advice was given at […]

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  • Waters, Hensarling put forth massive bipartisan economic growth bill
    In an overwhelmingly bipartisan effort, Reps. Hensarling and Waters announced they reached an agreement on a package of bipartisan legislation to push economic growth. Here’s more on the package of 32 legislative pieces the House Financial Services Committee put together in its new bill.
  • Family affair: Wife, husband, and daughter all jailed for $20M mortgage fraud
    Three members of a California family who ran a foreclosure company will spend more than 45 years in jail, collectively, after each was found guilty of participating in a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme that preyed on financially distressed homeowners. According to the Department of Justice, Dorothy Matsuba, her husband, Thomas Matsuba, and her daughter, […]
  • Fannie Mae appoints Antony Jenkins to board of directors
    Fannie Mae named former Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins to its board of directors. Jenkins is known for his leadership in the tech sphere and is being brought on to help develop emerging technology opportunities for the company.
  • More young families opt to rent instead of buy
    More young families chose to rent instead of buy in the 10-year span from 2006-2016, according to a study by RENTCafé. Likely influenced by rising home prices, tough lending rules and a lack of entry-level homes, the number of families with minor children that owned a home decreased by 3.6 million.
  • These are the best and worst markets for first-time homebuyers
    WalletHub, a personal finance website, assessed factors like housing affordability, tax rates and crime rates to determine the most favorable housing markets for first-time homebuyers. As more Millennials become potential homebuyers, some of these markets might best suit their housing needs and some of them they may want to avoid.