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10 Biggest Threats Facing Real Estate


The tech boom, threats to the middle class, political polarization and global uncertainty – these are just 3 of the 10 threats facing real estate according to The Counselors of Real Estate’s (CRE) annual list.  The list was complied from 1,100 real estate advisors from around the world who met at a recent CRE conference.  “Despite this unsettling environment, opportunity remains embedded in every issue on the list,” says 2017 CRE Chairman Scott Muldavin.  To see the 10 threats, read the full article here.

Agents Divulge Their Strangest Questions from Buyers


Yes, a buyer really asked an agent if a body had been buried in the backyard, and if the car in the driveway came with the house.  For other jaw-dropping questions, read more here.


Seven Traits to Share With Your Clients


You both make emotional decisions, so harness everyone’s feelings to foster a better connection.  Read more.

Long appraisal times hurt VA borrowers


Long appraisal times can hurt VA borrowers. A REALTOR® shares w/Congress how to get more VA appraisers into the biz.