Consumer Tips

    Give-Back Bucks for Charity

    NAR PULSE—Ramp up volunteering and amp up your brokerage’s impact! Simply encourage your agents to log their volunteer hours and they’ll be automatically entered to win a $1,000 grant for charity through the REALTORS® Are Good Neighbors program. No Purchase Necessary. Void Where Prohibited. Subject to Official Rules at nar.realtor/rgn. Get Engaged in Advocacy With RTRN […]

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    Building Solid Relationships

    Dede Jenkins Owner/CEO Rick Jenkins CFO Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty Austin, Texas | bhhstxrealty.com Region served: Central Texas Years in real estate: Dede: 41; Rick: 48 Number of offices: 6 Number of agents: 250 Best time management tip: Write it down on your calendar. If it’s not in writing, it doesn’t count. Motto/work philosophy […]

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    Serving Those Who Have Served

    Cinch Home Services Partners With Homes for Our Troops as Exclusive Provider of Home Protection Plans  For Tom Landwermeyer, president and CEO of Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), building homes is all about serving those who have served. He leads a 60-person team whose sole purpose is to build and donate specially adapted custom homes […]

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    Connecting With Qualified Leads

    Homes.com Helps Florida Real Estate Professional Make a Positive Impression in his Local Market and Connect With Qualified Leads When you talk with real estate agent Joel Drapeau of Melbourne Beach—smack in the middle of Florida’s Space Coast where second and vacation homeowners mix with long-time residents who still support the area’s aerospace and defense […]

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    What Happens to My Escrow Account If I Refinance?

    All mortgages require a monthly payment. Typically, the monthly payment consists of the principal repayment, prorated property tax, prorated homeowner’s insurance payment and interest. Of these, your taxes and insurance payments are held in a trust account with the lender, called the escrow account. When you refinance a mortgage, existing escrow accounts are usually closed […]

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    High-Touch, High-Impact Distinguish Robinson Upshur Team

    Above: The Robinson Upshur Team: Top L to R: Cory Hudson, Alan Upshur, Leon Robinson; Bottom L to R: Arlene Marshall, Nancy Hargrove Real estate was a natural calling for Baltimore native Leon Robinson, who knew, from the day he graduated from the city’s Western School of Technology, that he wanted a career in a […]

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    A Return to Normal in Sight: NAR Provides Economic and Housing Market Predictions

    A buzzing housing market appears to have been a precursor to the nation’s post-pandemic bounceback, and real estate experts don’t see an end in sight as the economy recovers. “What an amazing year for real estate, but…it’s been a difficult year on many fronts…fortunately, it looks like we are very close to getting back to […]

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    Agent Value: Through COVID-19 and Beyond

    This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable explores how brokers can provide value to their agents no matter the market environment. Moderator: Cindy Ariosa, Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Long & Foster Real Estate, Chantilly, Va.; Liaison for Large Firms and Industry Relations, the National Association of REALTORS® Panelists: Sherry Chris, President/CEO, […]

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    Providing Clients a High Level of Service Throughout the Buying and Selling Process

    American Home Shield Goes Above and Beyond to Meet and Exceed Client Expectations Rick Cunningham became a real estate agent in 1997, and by 2003, he began opening real estate offices and investing in real estate companies. Today, he serves as owner and operating principal for Keller Williams Santa Monica and has ownership in 19 […]

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    Going Above and Beyond to Make a Difference in the Lives of Clients

    Think about the stress, the exhaustion and the level of miserableness you’d feel after spending 10-plus hours driving 630-plus miles from Detroit to New Jersey in a car accompanied by three children, a spouse, a mother and two dogs. As you finally arrive in the driveway of your new house, the comfort of home kicks […]

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