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The trouble  with appraisals: How the wild market is making it harder to get financing
The trouble with appraisals: How the wild market is making it harder to get financing

Homebuyers lucky enough to win a bidding war for a property are increasingly running headlong into appraisals that don’t match — or even come close to — the agreed sales price, leaving them with limited ways to close the sale.

RE/MAX joins The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance
RE/MAX joins The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance

The new corporate sponsorship makes certain training, resources and networking opportunities available to RE/MAX agents.

Texas agent Ben Caballero breaks world record with $2.46 billion sales volume
Texas agent Ben Caballero breaks world record with $2.46 billion sales volume

A current Guinness World Record title holder, Caballero has been ranked the No. 1 real estate agent in the U.S. since 2013 by RealTrends and individually sold 6,438 homes in 2020.

Houston makes list of best places to be a real estate agent
Houston makes list of best places to be a real estate agent

Where do you think Houston landed on this list of best places to be a real estate agent?

Private equity-backed firm acquires JP & Associates Realtors
Private equity-backed firm acquires JP & Associates Realtors

The acquirer is a partnership between Chairman and CEO Rick Davidson, who most recently served as global CEO of Realogy Real Estate Services Corp.’s Century 21 Real Estate unit, and private equity firm Aperion Management.

Houston named one of the best places for real estate agents to work
Houston named one of the best places for real estate agents to work

Houston wasn’t the only Texas city to make the list. The Lone Star State has five of them on the list, including No. 1 ranked Midland. 

What Matters to Real Estate Agents: Coldwell Banker weighs in
What Matters to Real Estate Agents: Coldwell Banker weighs in

Best-in-class service, tools and support are keys to agent satisfaction, report finds.

RPAC is always asking for money. Where do those dollars go?
RPAC is always asking for money. Where do those dollars go?

As the political fundraising arm of the National Association of Realtors, RPAC solicits voluntary contributions from Realtors — more than $5 million during the 2018 election cycle. It uses those funds to help elect candidates across the political landscape who understand and support real estate interests — at all levels of government.

National Association of Realtors political contributions in 2018 and 2020
National Association of Realtors political contributions in 2018 and 2020

The lists below detail campaign contributions by the National Association of Realtors in 2020 and 2018. The info is via opensecrets.org. 2020  Recipient Total From Individuals From Organization Recipient Type View Type Chamber Gonzalez Jenniffer $2,000 $2,000 $0 Candidate

Testing out Asteroom
Testing out Asteroom

By Anne Ewasko I am always looking for ways to cut costs and be more efficient with my time while maintaining quality. In a time when buyers are reluctant to physically view properties and owners are afraid to have

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