realtors: Why do Realtors Work for Free? - 02/25/14 06:36 AM

The public has been spoiled by our willingness to provide services or expertise for free, and it would be beneficial to our profession to change that. If we consider ourselves professionals we need to value ourselves as professionals. There is something to the statement that “We teach people how to treat us”, in both our personal and professional lives.
The requests from owners for a free market analysis for a tenant considering a purchase, from attorneys for a home valuation for divorcing clients, or someone seeking a valuation for tax purposes are now handled differently. We have a … (6 comments)

realtors: Concessions on Seller Concessions - 01/26/12 10:40 AM
Has your year gotten off to a good start? 2012 appears to be more encouraging on the home front! If you recall, last year FHA, in all its wisdom, announced intentions to drastically reduce the maximum seller concessions from 6% to 3%. Not good news for buyers, sellers or the industry in general. So many transactions rely on FHA and seller contributions, and couldn't happen without them. Well the troops mobilized with voices from lenders, Realtors, builders and consumers and HUD wants you to know they're listening. The details haven't been finalized, but word is out that there … (0 comments)


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