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I taught a class yesterday on Ethics and several of the agents in the class shared a new trend that seems to be happening. The trend certainly points to low ethical standards if not outright misrepresentation. It seems agents are ‘virtual staging’...read more
The real estate market is turning and we are seeing an uptick in folks taking the pre-license exam. Is a real estate career a good choice for you? We recommend you do some careful study before rushing in to take the required courses and exams. First,...read more
A lot of folks would say yes. I hear many complaints from agents who think the licensing requirements need to be raised as they are fed up with dealing with untrained and unprofessional agents. Changing the requirements would be a challenge as the wheels...read more
How skilled are you as a real estate agent? Do you take all your Continuing Education classes online? Do you go to live classes? What is your goal in taking the classes? Is it just to get the 30 hour requirement out of your hair? Or is it to learn...read more
The selling agent was texting the listing agent and demanding the seller sign the paperwork of the already accepted transaction???? What accepted transaction?? According to the selling agent all those texts that were sent to the listing agent created a binding contract!! Wow!read more
Once again I heard an agent complain about the lack of integrity and professionalism in the real estate industry and ‘why doesn’t the DOL (Dept of Licensing) do something about it?”.read more
How can an agent possibly expect to succeed in this business if they don’t know how to do a Comparable Market Analysis? And what does this story say about the training this agent is NOT getting?read more
Agents need to take the time to educate their clients to verify any and all requests for funds with a phone call to the appropriate party and they need to repeat the instruction several times during the course of the transaction. In this case, the elderly buyers called their son and the whole affair unraveled.read more