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Make 2022 your best year ever! 6 tips for massive results

Prioritize giving without expectation in 2022, and it will be your best year ever, says Jimmy Burgess. Find out how to make the mindset shift to giving (and thus receiving), and how to systemize these strategies in your daily routine to make giving seem effortless.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Service, Radio, 2022, Teams, Agent, Columns, Database, Lead Generation, Gratitude, Select, Jimmy Burgess, Theme-month-202112

Lesson Learned: There’s never a reason to lose your cool

This week: Find out how NYC agent Charlie Attias learned that staying cool, calm and collected is often the secret to real estate success.
Tags: Lifestyle, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Compass, Columns, Lesson Learned, Charlie Attias, Christy Murdock

New Mortgages Fall, Sparking Fears of Market Slowdown

A significant drop in mortgage originations for the second consecutive quarter has industry insiders worried, as borrowers appear to be shying away from both refinance and new purchase lending in what is traditionally a peak season, according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions. After dropping 3% in the second quarter of 2021, new mortgage originations fell an alarming 8% overall in Q3 this year. This is the first time in more than two years the industry has seen consecutive quarterly decr...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Housing Market, Radio, Teams, National, Mortgage, Lending, Financing, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Consumer, Real Estate News, Jesse Williams, Brokers

Shattering the Glass Ceiling in Real Estate

The real estate industry is dominated by powerhouse women entrepreneurs. Women are likely to enter real estate not only because of their interest in the field and the flexibility the industry provides, but also because of their strong desire to help families and work with people. The pandemic has been difficult on women’s careers. In April 2020, the share of women aged 25 – 54 in the labor force who were working dropped to the lowest level seen since March 1984. The strides women made through th...
Tags: Feature, Real Estate, Leadership, News, Radio, Dolly Parton, Teams, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Brokers, Lead Story

The Real Word’s top 199 moments

The Real Word is about to hit its 200th episode (next week!), and Inman has been there for all of it! Here Byron Lazine and Nicole White revisit their fave highlights from 199 episodes full of commentary on real estate's major news — plus all the fun in between.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Industry News, Inman, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, 199 Episodes

Register for RISMedia’s ‘Rocking in the New Year 2022,’ Taking Place Jan. 6

Join RISMedia and our all-star line-up of real estate leaders and visionaries to gear up for maximum success in the New Year. Power brokers, subject matter experts, top-producing agents and some of the industry’s best coaches and trainers will share critical advice and hands-on strategies for tackling the challenges and optimizing the opportunities that lie ahead in 2022 in our next virtual event. With 20-plus sessions and more than 50 speakers, and two separate, customized tracks for brokers an...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Marketing, Business Planning, Social Media, Housing Market, Radio, Teams, National, Agents, Coaching, Latest News, Industry News, Success Tips, Real Estate Agent, Brokers

Brand Report: Canadian Real Estate Prices Expected to Rise 9.2% in 2022

RE/MAX is anticipating steady price growth across the Canadian real estate market in 2022, with inter-provincial migration continuing to be a key driver of housing activity in many regions, based on surveys of RE/MAX brokers and agents, as reflected in the 2022 Canadian Housing Market Outlook Report. Key findings: Migration between provinces expected to continue in 2022, potentially impacting local Canadian real estate conditions, according to 53% of RE/MAX brokers (20 out of 38) Forty-nine per...
Tags: News, Housing Market, Radio, Canada, Luxury, Teams, National, Halifax, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Moncton, Atlantic Canada, Real Estate News, Christopher Alexander, Leger

The commission front: How to get more and defend it

Here's how to make more money and keep it in your pocket — plus, get a rundown on NAR’s commission changes from Inman’s expert.
Tags: Service, Radio, Commission, Teams, Agent, NAR, Inman, National Association of Realtors, Select, Bernice Ross, Dani Vanderboegh, Objection Handlers, Andrea Brambila, Defend Your Commission, Jimmy Burgess

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

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. 
Tags: Opinion, Pay, Service, Radio, Commission, Teams, Agent, Anthony West, Brokerage, Select, New Agent, Cut commission, Pay structure, Potential client

Forecast: 2022 Real Estate Market Will be a Mixed Bag

From remote work trends impacting where people can live to affordability issues cropping up as home prices rise, the real estate markets in 2022 will have a fair share of new challenges and opportunities. According to the® 2022 Housing Forecast, next year is set to be a mixed bag. Housing trends to watch in 2022: While 2020-2021 brough a home-buying frenzy largely fueled by first-time millennial homebuyers, potential homeowners will face increased competition for at least the next t...
Tags: News, Interest Rates, Housing Market, Radio, Teams, National, Forecast, Agents, Affordability, Predictions, Latest News, Industry News, Consumer, Real Estate News, Real Estate Market, Brokers

Year-End Outlook: Price Growth to Cool as Affordability Challenges Persist

Editor’s Note: RISMedia’s Year-End Outlook series provides an in-depth analysis of the housing market’s leading indicators for economic health, and showcases expert insights on what’s to come in 2022.  Depending on whom you ask, the past year of home price gains may have been a boon or a bust. Home prices rose by nearly 20% over the past year under a perfect storm of a widening supply and demand gap in addition to pandemic-induced influences. On the one hand, sellers have benefited from heated c...
Tags: Feature, News, Radio, Teams, National, Seattle, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, Gardner, Bowers, Consumer, National Association of Realtors, Gardners, Pappas

5 essential questions every team leader needs to ask

As we head into a new year, what are you doing to drive profit and create value for your team members and clients? Here are five questions every team leader should ask themselves to help them determine just that.
Tags: Service, Radio, Teams, Team Leader, Select, Leadership Advice, Chris Pollinger, 2022 Business Plan

Microsoft’s new stand-alone Teams Essentials takes on Slack for smaller groups

Microsoft is helping small businesses with the shift to remote and hybrid work with Teams Essentials, the first commercial stand-alone version of Teams.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Small Business, Trends, Computing, Teams, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Teams Essentials

Single-Family Home Prices Continue Upward Momentum

Home prices for single-family properties continued their upward trajectory in September, going against typical seasonal market slowdowns, according to the most recent S&P CoreLogic / Case-Shiller Indices. The organization reported an 19.5% annual increased in September, down from 19.8% in August. The 10-City Composite increased 17.8% YoY, down from 18.6% the previous month. The 20-City Composite increased 19.1% YoY, down from 19.6% in the previous month. The markets with the highest YoY home pri...
Tags: Agents, Brokers, Consumer, Industry News, Latest News, Lead Story, National, News, Teams, Case-Shiller, CoreLogic, Feature, Home Prices, Home Values, Housing Market, Real Estate

U.S. Home Prices Continue to Appreciate

U.S. home prices increased 18.5% from the third quarter of 2020 to the third quarter of 2021. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®), house prices were up 4.2% compared to Q2 of 2021. FHFA’s seasonally adjusted monthly index for September was up 0.9% from August.​ ​​​​​Key findings: Housing markets have experienced positive annual appreciation since 2012. Home prices increased in all 50 states and DC between the third quarters of 2020 and 2021. The five st...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Real Estate, News, Maryland, Montana, Radio, North Dakota, Idaho, House, Iowa, Arizona, Teams, National, Dc, Louisiana

3 proven tactics for overcoming the inventory shortage

Just by getting on the phone, you can generate new leads and build your own listing inventory. The business is that simple. The people who have the most conversations and go on the most appointments sell the most houses. Here are a few tips for making it happen.
Tags: Value, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Expert, CRM, Brokerage, Select, Circle Dialing, Neighborhood Expert, Adding Value

Commerce Department Moves to Double Lumber Tariffs, NAHB Responds

The U.S. Commerce Department moved forward with an administrative review to double the tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. from 9% to 17.9%. Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), issued the following statement in response: “With the nation in the midst of a housing affordability crisis, the Biden administration has moved to slap a huge, unwanted tax hike on American homebuyers and renters by doubling the tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments int...
Tags: Europe, Real Estate, News, White House, China, Radio, Luxury, Commerce, Teams, National, Supply, Biden, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Inventory

Overcoming Bias in Home Appraisals Starts With the Appraisers

(TNS)—Home appraisers have gotten an unusual amount of attention recently thanks to a surge in coverage about racial disparities in home valuations. There’s no simple explanation for how a property’s value is assessed, but understanding how appraisals work and the industry’s current makeup can provide some framework to addressing inequality in the housing market. Why Diversity Is Important in the Appraisal Industry Before understanding why diversity matters in appraisals today, it’s crucial to u...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, Teams, National, Equity, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Brown, Urban Institute, Bankrate, Annapolis Maryland, Consumer, Real Estate News, Jessica Brown

Wedding vs. Homeownership: New Survey Measures Modern Priorities

Americans pressed pause on many milestones in 2020, but in 2021 they reignited plans to buy and sell homes. The real estate market is strong according to the National Association of REALTORS® and homeownership is top of mind for Americans. In fact, 82% of unmarried Americans would rather invest in a home than pay for a big expensive wedding,   from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Conducted online by The Harris Poll among over 2,000 U.S. adults, the survey reveals what’s on homebuyers’ and selle...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Homeownership, Marketing, Housing Market, Radio, Wedding, Teams, National, Survey, Agents, Pew Research Center, Latest News, Industry News, Homebuying, Ricardo Rodriguez

Pending Home Sales Rebounded in October

Pending home sales increased in October, rebounding from September’s decline, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Overall, contract activity increased monthly in each of the four major U.S. regions. However, on a yearly basis, two regions (West and Northeast) reported drops and two others (Midwest and South) increased. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), which is a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings, rose 7.5% to 125.2 in October. An index o...
Tags: Feature, Real Estate, News, Housing Market, Radio, Luxury, Teams, National, Realtors, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Midwest, Freddie Mac, Northeast, NAR

Sellers on the fence? 10 reasons they should list this holiday season

'Tis the season for selling! Here's why your reluctant clients should make the leap into the market before the holidays are over.
Tags: Holidays, Christmas, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Real Estate Taxes, Select, Darryl Davis, Reasons To Sell, Seller Advice

4 reasons every brokerage needs an iBuyer solution (yes, even after Zillow)

Consumers will continue to increasingly seek different real estate pathways. Zillow, Redfin, Opendoor and other national iBuyers aren’t going away. Why not stake your claim on a piece of the action?
Tags: Opinion, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Convenience, Zillow, Brokerage, Select, Ibuying, iBuying platform

Newsmaker Spotlight: Ashley Bowers on Improving the Value Proposition Through Agent Support

As president of HomeSmart International, Ashley Bowers spearheads operations of all departments at the company and its enterprise departments, keeping them all in sync as they meet growth, retention and systematic goals. In addition to her leadership role at the company, Bowers also became an educator and friend at the start of the pandemic, prioritizing communication and creating a sense of transparency, support and community through the unprecedented times brought on by COVID-19. Here, she dis...
Tags: Feature, News, Business Planning, Business Model, Radio, Teams, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Phoenix, Success Tips, Bowers, Brokers, Real Estate Brokerage, Ashley Bowers

Mortgage Rates Hold Firm Going Into Thanksgiving Weekend

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.10%, unchanged from last week, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) from Freddie Mac. Mortgage details: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.10% with an average 0.7 point for the week ending Nov. 24, 2021, unchanged from last week. A year ago, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.72%. 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.42% with an average 0.7 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.39%. A year ago, the 15-year FRM average...
Tags: Feature, Real Estate, News, Senate, Interest Rates, Radio, House, Treasury, Teams, National, Biden, Mortgage Rates, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Fed

Mortgage Applications Up in November, With Refis Making Up More Than Half of the Share

Mortgage applications increased 1.8% for the week ending Nov. 19, 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The refinance share of mortgage activity increased to 63.1% of total applications from 62.9% the previous week. The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity increased to 3.4% of total applications. The FHA share of total applications decreased to 8.6% from 8.9% the week prior. The VA share of total applications decreased to 10....
Tags: Real Estate, News, Mba, Usda, Radio, Teams, National, Lending, Federal Reserve, Financing, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, FHA, Kan, Consumer

Is Oregon’s ban on love letters in legal trouble? The Real Word

In this edition of The Real Word, Bryon Lazine and Nicole White discuss a lawsuit that's fighting Oregon's ban on love letters, top changes from the NAR annual conference and Real Estate Creative's social media content.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Oregon, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Industry News, NAR, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, Bryon Lazine

11 issues that will impact the future of real estate

As Americans, we’re very blessed. This holiday season, mega-team leader Carl Medford is thankful, but also concerned. Here are the top 11 issues that he believes will affect the future of real estate.
Tags: Crime, Labor, Opinion, Climate, Global Warming, Cybercrime, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Markets & Economy, Select, Wealth Divide, Carl Medford, Supply Issues, Inventory Sh

The case for reinvention: Why agents should always be adapting

The shuttering of Zillow Offers is a good lesson in reinvention for all agents. As consumer expectations change, real estate professionals need to adapt and create something that adds value to stay ahead of the competition.
Tags: Opinion, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Zillow, Select, Jeff Glover, Zillow Offers, Ibuying

New-Home Sales Continue Upward Momentum as Buyer Demand Remains Strong

Sales of new single‐family houses increased 0.4% in October 2021, posting a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 745,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  This is 23.1% below the October 2020 estimate of 969,000. Market breakdown: New-Home Sales: 745,000 For-Sale Inventory: 389,000 Months’ Supply:  6.3 Median Price: $407,700 What the industry is saying: “After a significant increase in September, new-home sales improved even further in Octo...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Housing Market, Radio, Teams, Hud, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, U S Census Bureau, Consumer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Census Bureau, Real Estate News, Brokers

Real Estate Webmasters Helps Usher RISMedia Into Next Era of Information With New Website

New SEO- and User-Friendly Site Improves Deliverability of RISMedia’s High-Quality Content In what’s been nothing short of a break-out year for Real Estate Webmasters (REW), the web design, branding and SEO powerhouse whose Renaissance website platform helps brokers compete with the Zillows and Compasses of the world, the firm also delivered a highly custom, transformational rebrand of RISMedia, as well as a complete overhaul and relaunch of the firm’s real estate news and events website, RISMe...
Tags: Feature, Real Estate, Technology, News, Marketing, Seo, Website, Radio, Teams, John, Agents, Site, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Redesign