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The Institute: December Luxury Market Report

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2022-01-20 05:05

The Institute’s Luxury Market Report is your guide to an analysis on the trends and comparative data on the top-residential markets throughout Canada and the United States.

December’s report reviews the current statistics for the luxury market in North America month over month, as well as the 13-month trend.

This month, we take a moment to reflect on the changes that have occurred in consumers’ priorities over the past year.

Maintaining a Winning Position

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2022-01-20 05:04

Steve Kloetsch


Andy Kloetsch


RSVP Real Estate ERA Powered

Bellevue, Washington



Region served: Washington State

Years in real estate: Steve: 17; Andy: 23

Number of offices: 2

Number of agents: 400

Best advice for new agents: Communicate with your sphere of influence on a regular basis.

Must-have technology tool for 2022: MoxiWorks

Homebuyers Narrow Home Search With Technology

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2022-01-20 05:03

Homebuyers who successfully purchased a home last year only viewed a median of eight homes before purchasing. For some buyers who put down multiple contracts and repeatedly lost bidding wars, this may seem like very few, however for others who found limited housing inventory in their area, it may seem like a wide selection.

Weichert Named a Top Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine for 18th Straight Year

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2022-01-20 05:02

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. was recognized as one of the top 500 franchises across the United States and Canada for the 18th straight year by Entrepreneur magazine, as the outlet recently announced its 43rd annual “Franchise 500®” ranking. The company showed significant advancement in its overall ranking, moving up 55 spots to No. 282 on this year’s list.

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 1.41% in December

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2022-01-20 05:01

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) new monthly Loan Monitoring Survey release this week revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 26 basis points from 1.67% of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior month to 1.41% as of December 31, 2021. According to MBA’s estimate, 705,000 homeowners are in forbearance plans.

HUD Announces $83 Million to Deliver Equitable COVID-19 Relief to Tribal Communities

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2022-01-20 05:00

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the awarding of more than $83 million in Indian Community Block Grant-American Rescue Plan (ICDBG-ARP) grants to 74 Tribal communities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is the third round of ICDBG-ARP awards, underscoring the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to delivering equitable COVID-19 relief to Tribal communities.

COVID hit the US 2 years ago today. Housing hasn’t been the same since

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Thu, 2022-01-20 05:00
Agents remain optimistic two years into the pandemic as the market waits to see who breaks first: buyers or sellers. Buyers, meanwhile, continue to pay record prices. Will the surge continue?

Need solid salespeople? 5 must-ask interview questions

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Thu, 2022-01-20 05:00
Finding the right candidate for the job is more art than skill. Those who tend to make it in real estate are the ones who can navigate these five questions successfully.

A eulogy for the (fun) open house

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Thu, 2022-01-20 05:00
Jan. 20 marks two years since the first COVID-19 case in the U.S., and open houses — along with the dreams they embodied — have never been the same since, Inman reporter Jim Dalrymple II writes.

How to build a robust referral program for your business

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Thu, 2022-01-20 05:00
The key to incorporating a robust referral program into your real estate business comes down to several factors, including exceeding expectations, working your CRM, networking and leveraging social media.
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