Real Estate Tips

    Save on TurboTax®—up to $20 Off

    NAR PULSE—Remind your agents and staff that it’s time to start thinking about tax filing. Through the REALTOR Benefits® Program, NAR members enjoy savings on TurboTax, America’s No. 1 best-selling tax software. This benefit can also be shared: Staff and family of NAR members can use this discount, too. Learn more.  Make the Connection—Win MVP […]

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    For-Sale Homes Inch up—a First for a January in a Long Time

    For-sale home inventory is steadily ticking up, gradually growing for four of the last five months, according to new research by Zillow. This January, there were 1.2 percent more homes on the market nationally than there were in Jan. 2018, accounting for 19,455 additional listings, according to the latest real estate report by Zillow. There […]

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    Inspecting Luxury in Nantucket

    Alan Carney, a home inspector with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, recently conducted a home inspection on this $25 million Nantucket property. Q: You recently had a unique opportunity to conduct a home inspection on a grand home on Nantucket. Can you share your thoughts regarding the experience?  A: I became a Pillar To Post […]

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    The Future of Real Estate Investment: Opportunity Zones

    According to the 2017 Distressed Communities Index by the Economic Innovation Group, one in six Americans, approximately 17 percent of the population, live in economically-distressed communities, and the average state has 15.2 percent of its population living in these struggling areas. The new Opportunity Zone (OZ) tax incentive was created as part of the 2017 […]

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    Disruptor Roundup: HomeLight Launches iBuyer Platform

    Editor’s Note: The Disruptor Roundup analyzes companies implementing unconventional models.  HomeLight, a real estate referral company based in San Francisco, Calif., is now extending its services, diving into the iBuyer segment with Simple Sale™. The offering reportedly opens sellers to a pool of 100 preapproved local and national iBuyers in 40-plus U.S. markets spanning more […]

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    Tim Milam: A Culture of Community and Caring

    Vitals: Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Years in Business: 26 Size: 18 offices, 575 agents Regions Served: Southeastern North Carolina from Calabash to Jacksonville 2017 Sales Volume: $1.6 billion 2017 Transactions: 7,023 www.seacoastrealty.com Tim Milam has been in the real estate industry for more than 26 years, and what he loves best is helping REALTORS® […]

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    Community and Training Lead to Explosive Growth

    In the following interview, Matt Side, owner/sales manager of Realty ONE Group Eclipse in Spokane, Wash., discusses coaching and training, and how his brand helps his brokerage succeed. Region Served: Washington Years in Real Estate: 9 years licensed, over 18 in other real estate-related roles Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 24 How important […]

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    HQ2 Update: Amazon Backs Out of Long Island City Deal

    The Amazon HQ2 deal that promised 25,000 jobs and $3 billion in state and city incentives for Long Island City (LIC), N.Y., quickly lost steam when it faced local opposition. Lawmakers raised concerns against the subsidies the city had promised Amazon and feared that the city’s current infrastructure would not be able to support the […]

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    Planting a Seed, Growing Your Reach Online

    In the following interview, Lynne Gewant, broker associate at Coldwell Banker Beach and Resort in Boca Raton, Fla., discusses handling leads, from how to convert to her most profitable sources.  Region Served: South Florida/Palm Beach County to Miami Years in Real Estate: 18 Number of Offices: 2, as well as the use of other NRT […]

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    New Tax Deduction Cap Could Turn Big Refund Into Big Tax Bill

    (TNS)—The big tax question of the year: Will you get a supersized refund or suddenly discover that you’re going to end up writing one monster check? No one really knows for sure in light of sweeping changes that hit homeowners, two-paycheck couples and families who once had a string of itemized deductions but no longer […]

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