Member News

Member News

September 2022

  • Cryptocurrency is Too Big to Ignore

    Whether you’re a fan, a skeptic, or simply baffled, the reality is that cryptocurrencies and related blockchain based technologies are exploding—and could impact real estate sooner than you think.
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August 2022

  • August 2022

    3D printers are appearing everywhere! For example, medical researchers have printed tissue-like body parts, including a human ear. And custom dental restorations can be made in your dentist’s office instead of sending molds to a lab.
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July 2022

  • Annual Trends Review

    Welcome to our Annual Trends Issue. We've collected and analyzed the responses from the annual ABR® designee survey. Hopefully, this collection of tips, resources, and noteworthy facts about ABR® designees provides valuable perspectives and beneficial insights.
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June 2022

  • 12 Key Considerations for Condo Buyers

    A condominium isn’t at the top of every buyer’s wish list, but they are ideal for many clients. With everything from small, four-unit buildings to towering complexes with hundreds of units and extensive amenities, condo buyers have vast choices. Buyers of condos also vary widely, including people seeking starter homes, buyers desiring a second home, retirees, and investors. As a result, condos are a diverse market that presents unique challenges for buyer’s reps.
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May 2022

  • 5 Ways to Cement Your Role as a Local Expert

    Do you prefer traditional marketing techniques, like printed mailings and email marketing? Or do you jump at opportunities to stay on the leading edge of the newest social media techniques? The type of marketing tools you select is much less important than how you use them. Job #1 is becoming known as the go-to local agent in your market. You want your name to be synonymous with your niche. Here are five ways to establish and maintain your reputation as a local expert. Remember, marketing takes time and requires consistency. The more you talk about your local market, the more you will be associated with it.
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April 2022

  • When Buyers Ask About Energy

    Today’s buyers may face limited housing options, but that hasn’t hurt many buyers’ interest in high performance homes. What defines a high-performance home? These properties primarily offer money-saving features related to energy and water use that reduce their operating costs, and may include features that improve comfort and indoor air quality. They also go by other names, including resource-efficient homes, smart homes, or green homes.
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March 2022

  • How to Sharpen the Home Inspection Process

    Inspections are a crucial step in buying a home. Even though some buyers have waived home inspections to compete in intense bidding wars, it’s always a risky decision.1 While the vast majority of homes under contract do reach the closing table, no one likes to see transactions fall apart. Home inspections can play a significant role in moving properties back on the market.
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February 2022

  • 5 Significant Ways Buyers Have Changed

    Buying a home is no small accomplishment, especially in recent times. Over the decades, agents have seen buyers’ circumstances and priorities change. Some trends slowly evolve while others hit hard and fast.
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January 2022

  • Making the Most of Appraisals

    Real estate listings aren’t the only shortage in today’s market. There’s also an extreme lack of appraisers in many areas. It’s always been to an agent’s advantage to share information that helps appraisers do their job. This is especially true now—and it may make a significant difference in creating successful outcomes for buyers as much as sellers.
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December 2021

  • Top Tips for ABR® Designees

    With a new year on the horizon, it’s a fitting time to consider ways to enhance your work with buyers. For ideas and inspiration, we asked ABR® course instructors to share their favorite tips. Following are several of the points they shared on a wide range of topics.
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