Here’s a batch of articles we found this past week that piqued our interest, including a potential raise in REALTOR® dues, the intricacies of team building and the pros and cons of selling a home during the holidays.
NAR is thinking about increasing its political spending by $30 million annually, which means dues would be raised $25 per member, a 21-percent increase on the current $120.
Melissa Crockett Willis, vice president and West regional manager of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, shares her thoughts on team building. Willis developed her team in the early 1990s and has taught on the subject at STAR POWER University.
Selling Your Home During The Holidays Anita Clark
Georgia-based agent Anita Clark has an in-depth post on the pros and cons (for both sellers and agents) for selling/listing homes during the holidays.
Top 5 Reasons NOT To Accept A Verbal Offer Janice Hope Zaltman
Janice Hope Zaltman, a real estate agent in Hollywood, Florida, explains why she never accepts verbal offers and how such offers are unfavorable for the seller.
Homes Are More Affordable Than 20 Years Ago Realtor Mag
That statement comes from Ben Graboske, the executive vice president of data & analytics for Black Knight, who cites the accelerating rate of home price appreciation as one reason.
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