1 ) If you are in real estate you have probably done some unique things to try to get some business. I bet you have not seen many more creative ways than this: Desperate or Innovative? Realtor Selling on a Street Corner. If it doesn’t work out he at least will have street begging to fall back on.
2 ) In tough times, more and more homebuyers are turning to FHA loans to purchase their home. The Pros and Cons of FHA Financing takes a look at the good and the bad.
3 ) NAR recently came up with some game changing ideas it wants to implement. But as Michael McClure points out, they may be good ideas but not game changers. Then he throws out some game changing ideas for our industry to consider.
4 ) Should you buy or should you rent? A lot of that is going to depend on the market you live in. Here is a list of Trulia’s top ten cities to buy versus rent and rent versus buy.
5 ) What real estate agent does not want a strong referral business? To have that you need to offer great service and have a great sphere on which to draw from. Darin Persinger shows you Why Your Sphere Of Influence Real Estate Business Sucks. If you use a real estate coach or training system you may want to make sure you read this one.
6 ) Variable real estate pricing, as in seller will consider any offer between $500,000-$550,000. Why? What Is Variable Real Estate Pricing? shows how it could be a tool for a seller who is being unrealistic.
7 ) NAR asks government to be flexible on homebuyer tax credit closing date deadline to help with long closing times such as with short sales.
8 ) So you are a high tech real estate agent. Good for you, but what does that mean to me as a consumer? Rob Hahn asks that question and delivers a great conversation in the comments section of What Does It Matter To Me If You’re Tech-Savvy?
9 ) There are millions of sellers out there looking at their situation and trying to decide what to do. Making the Tough Decision to Walk Away From Your House? Some Tips… is a video that takes a good look at some situations and offers some good advice without telling you what to do.
10 ) Fannie Mae in the past had the loan originator pull a credit report on the buyer when they filled out an application. Fannie Mae adds Speed Bump Prior to Funding Your Mortgage by making the lender pull the report again before closing. Make sure now more than ever that you are not opening new credit lines once you start the home buying process.