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Empty Property + Realtor Showing = Safety Risk

When showing an empty property, Realtors should take a handful of simple steps to mitigate the possibility of a possible attack or theft. ..

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Latest Marketing Trend: Reducing Stress for Buyers and Sellers

Buying or selling a home is a high-stress process that many people hate – hence the appeal of many iBuyers. As a result, more brokers are creating programs to simplify the process for sellers as a way to gain an edge in the marketplace. ..

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Fla. Senators Introduce the ‘Canadian Snowbirds Act’

Senate Bill 2507, introduced by Scott and Rubio, would allow Canadian snowbirds to stay in the U.S. for up to eight months – an increase from the current six months. ..

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‘Will You Lower Your Commission?’ – How to Respond

Start by listening to a seller’s questions and empathizing. Once you understand the reason they’re asking the question, it’s easier to respond appropriately. ..

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Corcoran Group Cyberattack an Industry Wake-Up Call

While business hacking can put client data at risk, it can have other motives – like hurting a business by sharing corporate info with rank-and-file workers. ..

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Know Your Contract Days: Calendar vs. Business

Fla. law doesn’t oversee time computations, and since time calculations are an important component of most transactions, it’s an important concept to understand. ..

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Florida Housing Market: Median Prices & Pending Inventory Up in August

August’s statewide single-family home median price up 4.2% to $256K, sales up 3.2% year-to-year. Condo median price up 2.7% to $190K, sales down 2.9%. ..

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Are Personality Tests the Best Way to Evaluate Agents?

Introvert, extrovert, Type A? Several brokerages expand teams based on personality test results, but some experts wonder how effective that is in the workplace. ..

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Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate Rises to 3.73%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates shot up this week, though they’re close to the historic lows that appear to be helping the real estate market. ..

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NAR: Existing-Home Sales Increase 1.3% in August

NAR economist credits lower mortgage rates “leading more buyers to the market.” In a year-to-year comparison, sales rose 2.6% while prices rose 4.7%. ..

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