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Federal Sentencing Guidelines Have Relevance To Real Estate Brokers

Do Federal Sentencing Guidelines contain valuable lessons for real estate brokers? Simply, without any cynical implications, the answer is 'yes'. This is not because real estate brokers are especially liable to be candidates for federal sentencing. Rather, it is because the Guidelines lay out procedures that are relevant to anyone who might be interested in establishing an ethically corporate culture, regardless of whether or not their business might be at special criminal risk.


Home Inspection: Yes; Escalation Clause: Maybe

A friend told us that the market is hot, and there are very few house available for a large number of potential buyers. We were advised to consider including an escalator clause in any contract we present to a seller. And if there is an escalation clause, how do we deal with the amount of the loan we plan to get. It was also suggested that we decline having a home inspection. What do you think about these issues?


Real Estate Professional Dana Roberts Makes Second Donation In The Agent With Heart Program To The Hope For Paws Animal Rescue Organization

PinRaise, the company that connects real estate agents with local clients and nonprofits, announced today that Ms. Dana Roberts, of Coldwell Banker Residential Irvine, recently closed a transaction and made a special donation to the Hope for Paws animal rescue organization on behalf of her client.


Neighborhood showdown: How 2 teams broke it down for buyers

"I'm looking to buy in your area, and I keep hearing about these two neighborhoods right next to each other -- but what's the difference?" That's the question that agents in the Phoenix area who service Chandler and Gilbert are constantly hearing. So two real estate teams joined forces to answer it with a website: chandlervsgilbert.com ...


3 ways to generate leads through Google AdWords

The internet is a rabbit hole of information. With over one billion websites in the ether, and over half of those active, the process of getting found online is much more complex than launching a website and hoping people will come across it. ...


Stop celebrating numbers, start championing service in real estate

The real estate industry is divided between those agents who focus only on sales volume and those who are dedicated to providing the best level of service ...


Why ‘Hacking Growth’ is a must-read for every entrepreneur

By definition, entrepreneurs take on greater than normal financial risk make the idea in their head a reality. But why experiment with growth when you could hack it ...


Californians leaving in droves as home prices surge

In 1966, The Mamas and the Papas were singing "California Dreamin'," but fast forward 51 years and Californians are belting out a different tune thanks to increasing home prices, unsustainable costs of living and a lack of access to affordable housing ...


How Fannie Mae is quashing school debt

The massive amount of student debt carried by college graduates could become less of an issue for those who want to become homeowners under new policies announced today by Fannie Mae ...


S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices hit 32-month high

February's S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index numbers set a fourth consecutive all-time high -- the highest HPI seen in a whopping 32 months ...


What’s the biggest issue for Realtors right now? Lack of homes for sale

In Nevada, Idaho and Utah in March, companies were hiring and people were finding jobs; non-farm employment was 3 percentage points to 4 percentage points higher this year than in 2016. So it's no shock that those states were all in the "strong" or "very strong" buyer traffic sections of the National Association of Realtors' latest Realtors Confidence Index report ...


9 legal considerations for alternative listing input

Here are a few thoughts and questions about the legal implications stemming from changing the traditional flow of listing input, companies (legally) inserting themselves between the participant and MLS, or both ...


Your real estate yard signs are bad: 4 tips to fix them

In the realm of real estate, yard signs have long held a steady place in marketing both homes and services. But how important are they really, and do today’s agents really need them? The answer is a resounding yes, but only with good design ...

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