Danny Joyner: Always Evolving, Never Complacent
Vitals: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS® Years in Business: 55 Size: 10 offices, 430 agents Region Served: Upstate South Carolina 2018 Sales Volume: $1,066,012,426 2018 Transactions: 4,432 www.cdanjoyner.com Having lived in Greenville, S.C., all his life, Danny Joyner is well-versed in the area. While in high school, Joyner began his career at his […]
6 Common Habits of Successful Upper-Tier Real Estate Agents
While every real estate professional has his or her unique qualities and habits, there are some common habits and tendencies that many of The Institute’s successful real estate professionals recommend. 1. Balance Work and Personal Life Although difficult, Institute members’ No. 1 recommendation is to realize that it is more than possible to provide exceptional […]
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Pillar To Post Home Inspectors: Innovating for 25 Years
Editor’s Note: Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In the following Q&A, Dan Steward, Pillar To Post’s president, discusses the milestone, and how the company’s franchisees have been instrumental to its longevity. Q: This year marks Pillar To Post Home Inspectors®’ 25th anniversary. To what do you contribute your […]
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The Best Places to Retire—No. 1 May Surprise You
A lot goes into your home and lifestyle in retirement—especially location. For impending retirees, Nebraska ranks at the top, due to factors like safety and wellness, as well as affordability, according to Bankrate findings released this week. To determine the nation’s prime retirement states, analysts at Bankrate considered cost of living (highly weighted), along with […]
Show Us Who You R!
NAR PULSE—NAR’s national ad campaign “That’s Who We R” was built to show consumers who REALTORS® are and the value they provide. Check out ThatsWhoWeR.realtor to see how brokers and agents across the country are utilizing campaign materials to show their REALTOR® pride, and download customizable materials, social assets, and more! How to Use Your […]
Is the Inventory Pinch Returning?
The days of few homes on the market and multiple offers are predicted to return—and for buyers, the potential for renewed roadblocks, according to a new realtor.com® report. The change is on course to hit in October, realtor.com’s researchers say. In February of this year, gains in inventory shrunk substantially, down from 6.4 percent in […]
Regional Spotlight: NYC Mansion Tax Replaces Controversial Pied-à-Terre Upcharge
Earlier this year, lawmakers attempted to impose a pied-à-terre tax on second homes as a way to raise funds to support the city’s much-needed infrastructure upgrades. Facing strong opposition from real estate leaders who argued the tax would deter wealthy consumers from investing in luxury second homes, the proposal fell flat. In its place came […]
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iBuyer Programs Are Costing You Commissions
The word on the street is that iBuyer programs are gaining traction and getting funded—in big ways. That’s nerve-wracking for many agents, especially for those in markets that were early targets of marketing waves and who have conditions such as Phoenix, Raleigh, Dallas, Vegas, Orlando, Atlanta, Charlotte, San Antonio, Tampa and Nashville. The problem is, […]
The VA Loan Program: Creating a Path to Homeownership for 75 Years
On June 5, 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) held a 75th anniversary celebration of the GI Bill and the 24 millionth home loan that was recently processed through the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program. The event took place in Washington, D.C., at the National Press Club […]
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How Local Expert Branding Reaches Sellers
In the following interview, Greg Drake, broker of Realty Professionals, LLC in Lakewood, Colo., discusses his lead strategy, including how to leverage online ratings and reviews. Region Served: Denver metro market Years in Real Estate: 16 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 9 What is your favorite thing about working in real estate? The […]