Ken  Anderson

Ken Anderson

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ApexOne Realty, Inc.

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Permanent Living Transforms Resort Towns, Vacation Homes

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2021-12-02 06:05

They say if you love what you do, you won’t work a day in your life. But what if you live where you vacation, does that make every workday a holiday?

Maybe not quite, but even so, thousands of people across the country have begun looking at their second homes, or at traditionally vacation areas, for more permanent living arrangements—a trend which has long-term implications for the industry at large, as well as revealing a bevy of new, disparate challenges in seasonal cities from coast to coast.

How the Past Informs the Future

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2021-12-02 06:04

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses how Chris Kelly tackles top-of-mind topics in 2022.

The Importance of Being Together in a Virtual World

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2021-12-02 06:03

Like nearly all other businesses, brokerages have been deeply impacted by the shift to virtual life during the pandemic. Houses are increasingly shown—and even sold—without the buyer ever setting foot in the home. The National Association of REALTORS® recently reported that four in 10 homebuyers found virtual tours “very useful” before the pandemic.

Should You Sell Your Home If You Owe More Than It’s Worth?

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2021-12-02 06:02

While people buy homes with the intent to build equity, life happens and sometimes homeowners end up underwater, upside down or with negative equity. What do these terms mean? The balance owed on the mortgage is more than the house is currently worth.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands in Upper Midwestern Region

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2021-12-02 06:01

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices recently announced its expansion into the Lake Country market with the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lake Country Realty, adding seven top agents to the global network.

NAR to Host Forecast Summit on Dec. 15

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2021-12-02 06:00

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) will be hosting its Real Estate Forecast Summit: The Year Ahead on Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. ET, taking a look at the economy and residential and commercial real estate markets.

During this free, two-hour webinar, NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun will be joined by speakers across several industry organizations, think tanks and universities.

Their review of 2021 and a look ahead into 2022 will cover:

Be transparent: How to have the commission conversation

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Thu, 2021-12-02 05:00
At the heart of the ongoing DOJ-NAR saga is who gets paid and how in a transaction — and how the consumer is educated about it. Broker-owner Gavin Payne says agents should "attack the gorilla in the room on every appointment.” Here are some key talking points to help articulate your value and provide proof points for commissions.

Should I cut my commissions? 4 tips to defend your paycheck as a newbie

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Thu, 2021-12-02 05:00
Most of us have been asked to reduce our commission for one reason or another. Understanding what’s really at stake and what you want the end game to be will help guide you in making the right call when it comes to your commission. 
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