REALTOR

March 15, 2019

What To Look For In A Real Estate Agent

Hiring a real estate agent is one of the smartest decisions you can make when you’re looking to buy or sell a home. But not all real estate agents are the same, and not every agent has your best interest in mind.

As a reminder, you should always interview multiple ...

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Posted in Buying Advice, REALTOR
March 5, 2019

Realty Executives Of Cape County Broker Associate Recently Awarded Good Neighbor Award

Congrats to Raelenna Ferguson, Broker Associate at Realty Executives of Cape Country, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri who was recently awarded the Good Neighbor Award from the the Missouri Association of Realtors.

 

The Good Neighbor Award recognizes and rewards REALTORS® across the state of Missouri for their dedication to local ...

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Posted in Agents, REALTOR
Feb. 22, 2019

What Today's Real Estate Agents Want

When communicating with agents, it can be hard to create the right messaging and provide the right tools for different work forces. As a brokerage looking to recruit the agents, you must keep in mind your audience, as different generations prefer varying methods of communication and work culture.

Millennials value flexibility ...

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Posted in REALTOR, Statistics
Jan. 18, 2019

Best Ways To Stay Connected To Your Referrals

After a successful sale, it’s always a good idea to keep in contact with that client. But when is the best time to follow-up and when does your outreach become too much or not enough? Real estate agents grow a large portion of their business from existing clients giving referrals ...

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Posted in REALTOR, Sellers
Jan. 3, 2019

Four Strategies To Create And Engage A Motivated Real Estate Team

For new and experienced agents alike, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the housing market, whether that’s by achieving your monthly goals or perhaps even falling short. If it’s the latter, it’s especially important to foster a positive, uplifting and inspiring company culture for ...

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Aug. 25, 2017

Study: FSBOs Aren't Saving Money

In what is perhaps the "most robust test yet" with the "largest sample ever tested," financial analytics firm Collateral Analytics has concluded that For Sale By Owner (FSBO) transactions achieve sales prices significantly below those achieved by sellers who hire a REALTOR.  

To reach their conclusion, Collateral Analytics used ...

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Jan. 9, 2017

Federal Housing Administraction (FHA) Reduces Annual Premiums

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce the annual premium that most borrowers pay on FHA loans by 25 basis points, or 0.25%.  

Like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, FHA doesn't make loans, but ...

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Nov. 9, 2016

Missouri Votes YES on Amendment 4: No Sales Taxes on Services

 

 

 

 

Yesterday, Missourians voted YES on Amendment 4, marking a huge victory for hard-working taxpayers.  Amendment 4 sought to amend the Missouri constitution to prohibit state and local governments from imposing any new sales tax or use tax on services.  A statewide coalition consisting of the National ...

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Oct. 10, 2016

The Role of a REALTOR®

To most consumers, the terms "real estate agent" and "realtor" are synonymous.  However, a closer look will tell a very different tale; the word "REALTOR®" is a technical term that means much more than "real estate agent."

A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® ("NAR ...

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Posted in Ethics, REALTOR