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Dealing With Powers Of Attorney
You and your spouse own your home and you would like to sell it. However, your spouse is currently unable to sign the sales contract. This is because he is either out of the country in some exotic far-away-place where fax and overnight delivery is unavailable, or because he is physically and mentally unable to make decisions or sign legal documents. What to do?
It's Not Too Late to Winterize Your Home
Winterizing your home is one of the best ways to get comfortable this year, and it's not too late to get a few projects done before the holidays. Any steps you take will improve your home's operation, and ultimately keep you more comfortable.
Do real estate agents need to pay attention to cryptocurrency?Cryptocurrency is a hot topic in the investing world, and it has introduced people to alternative methods of payment, especially since some online merchants and physical stores accept it. Should real estate agents keep up with developments in cryptocurrency?...Read More
Connect the Sessions: Building your A-team — hiring the right people at the right time in the right rolesMadan Nagaldinne, chief people officer at Compass, has experience building top teams from the ground up, and he’ll be sharing his tips for how to hire the right people at the right time in the right roles at Inman Connect San Francisco....Read More
EXp Realty crosses $1 billion market cap on first day of Nasdaq tradingEXp World Holdings, the parent company of virtual brokerage eXp Realty, crossed $1 billion in market cap — making it slightly more valuable than Re/Max — on its first day trading on Nasdaq....Read More
NAR allows tougher sanctions for Realtors who violate Code of EthicsOn Saturday, the board of directors of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) approved changes to the trade group’s professional standards that allow state and local associations to more frequently publish to their members the names of Realtor Code of Ethics violators and include photographs of the violators — if they want to....Read More
Is mandatory minimum wage coming to real estate?On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court rendered its decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court of Los Angeles. This ruling may very well be the death knell of independent contractor (IC) status in real estate, not only in California, but possibly throughout the country....Read More
NAR’s new top-level domain ‘.realestate’ launches in Sept. for membersThe National Association of Realtors announced today that it will finally launch ".realestate," a new top-level domain that will be available to its members, and the members of the Canadian Real Estate trade association, in September. The domain will expand to the general public in late November....Read More
New York City’s rent stabilization laws are easily exploitable, NY Times reportsWeak rent stabilization laws in New York City are ripe to be exploited, a new piece published in "The New York Times" found. While there are still roughly 1 million rent-stabilized apartments left in New York City, they’re starting to vanish one by one, according to the report....Read More
Buyers are giving up the search for that perfect starter homeAccording to Trulia's latest market analysis, homebuyers and sellers are finally seeing eye-to-eye when it comes to the sales price. Market mismatch — the measurement of the price gap between search interest and available listings — has dropped 15 percentage points quarter-over-quarter to an average score of 11.1....Read More
ShowingTime launches new real estate messaging appShowingTime, a Chicago-based showing management and technology firm, has just launched a messaging app geared specifically toward real estate agents....Read More
Most housing complaints come from people with disabilities, study saysIndividuals with disabilities made up nearly 60 percent of housing discrimination complaints in 2017, a new report from the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) found....Read More