Here’s a batch of articles we found this past week that piqued our interest, including what real estate professionals would change about the industry, tips on seller counseling sessions and why a former agent suggests investing in your own website.
What’s the No. 1 thing you’d change about the real estate industry? Inman News
Inman News polled their Facebook group about what they would like to see changed in the real estate industry. Improved industry leadership topped the list, while raising barriers for entry, increased transparency and better benefit offerings were also mentioned.
15 Common Real Estate Misconceptions And What Newcomers Need To Know Forbes
Fifteen members of the Forbes Real Estate Council discuss the truth behind several misconceptions new agents believe as they enter the industry, including getting rich quick, having steady income and the HGTV factor.
Sight-Unseen in 2017: 35% of Homebuyers Bid on a Home Before Seeing it in Person Redfin
That shocking number in the headline is becoming a trend, as the number of people who have made an offer on a home before seeing it in person increased from 19 percent in June 2016.
What Is a Seller Counseling Session? 10 Reasons Why You Need One RISMedia
The reasons include demonstrating your value, setting expectations and explaining fees.
Don’t Bother to Create A Website Active Rain
Warning: The headline of this blog by former agent Carol Williams is misleading. The post actually explains why agents should invest in their own website and use their own email addresses, rather than using what their firms provide.
‘Black Panther Star Michael B. Jordan Shares This Crib With His Parents Realtor.com
Actor Michael B. Jordan, whose many credentials include Fruitvale Station, Creed and Friday Night Lights, just to name a few, is 31 years old. He also still lives with his parents, as detailed in this video.
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