The real estate market has heated up so much in certain regions that brokers are taking transactions into their own hands—or, rather, their pockets. With increasing prices and, seemingly, more buyers willing to pay an amount that’s leaving sellers with nice profits, the question these sellers keep asking is, “Why bother with the MLS?”
While the answer to that question varies greatly depending on who is asked, more and more brokers are saying don’t list on the MLS, or even Zillow, for that matter.
NAR PULSE—Share the message of safety with your agents this month! Encourage them to register for NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Program webinar scheduled for September 12 at 1:00 p.m. CT. They will learn how to form good habits that will help them stay safe on the job year-round. Register here!
Every housing market is unique—in one area, your budget can equal lots of space, and in another, it can mean no spare square footage.
Nationwide, the ratio has shrunk, according to an analysis newly released by Zillow. Twenty years ago, $1 bought 2.09 square inches; in 2008, it bought 1.23 square inches. Today, $1 buys 1.07 square inches—about two times the size of a stamp.
Now that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been extended through Nov. 30, 2018, Congress should pass a long-term reauthorization and reform measure that strengthens the program while providing certainty to property owners in 22,000 communities nationwide.
In the following interview, Tonya Hamilton, vice president, Relocation and Business Development, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Woodmont Realty in Brentwood, Tenn., discusses the advantages of the brand, the local market, trends, and more.