Common Stress Factors of Buying a Home and How to Alleviate Them

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A recent article posted in RIS Media states that 58% of people find moving to be more stressful than planning a wedding. Another article written by Independent Online lists factors such as “filling out excessive documentation”, “the large sums of money at stake”, and “lost documentation” as other stressors of the home buying process. Knowing this, real estate agents should be sure to do

5 Items to Remind Your Buyers ‘Before’ They Buy

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Buying a home is one of the largest financial decisions most people make in their lifetime. As a real estate agent, you can help your buyers think through areas that they may have overlooked. These five simple reminders can make sure that the buyers are ready to make an informed and winning offer on the home they desire. 1. Pay down

Electronic Earnest Money Brings Ease to Earnest Money Refunds

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Did your deal fall apart? Electronic refunding of earnest money is available. And it’s better. It happens to all of us: the buyer finds something in the home they were planning on buying that they don’t like during the inspection or something happens to the buyer’s financing. Then begins the process of attempting to get the earnest money back to

TrustFunds Outsmarts Hackers and Keeps Earnest Money Payments Safe

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As online payments are becoming increasingly popular in all industries, so is the art of stealing this sensitive information. Within the real estate industry, there have been several instances where an email from a hacker requesting payment is mistaken for an email from a realtor, lawyer, or title company requesting payment. If this happens and the buyer submits their money

6 Real Estate Technologies We Are Thankful For

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Virtual tours or drone photography: If a photo is worth a thousand words, drone videos and other virtual tours are worth a million. These technologies give potential buyers a much better idea of what a home looks like before they take time out of their (and their agent’s) busy schedule to do a live tour. Electronic forms: Thanks to services

3 Ways Your Real Estate Brokerage Can Add Value for Agents

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According to an article in Forbes, the top four reasons agents leave or join a brokerage are related to: Brokerage Fees Available Technology Training/Education Opportunities Company Culture As a real estate brokerage, try focusing your attention on the following ideas as you aim to create value for agents and make your firm a desirable place to work: No. 1: Provide