Stand tall against cybercrime.
Prospective buyers take virtual tours of listings from the comfort of their homes. When you're working a deal, you likely use a digital app to collect e-signatures on a mobile device.
Don’t let history repeat itself.
You check your paperwork 10 times to make sure it's accurate. You clear room in your schedule to answer clients' questions. You're thorough, and you work too hard to let a lawsuit threaten your real estate career. After all, there's no such thing as taking too many precautions.
Depends on who you ask.
The last time the U.S. tax code was changed, Magnum, P.I. and The A-Team were the hottest television shows, and our kids were playing some new device called the Nintendo Entertainment System. A lot has changed since 1986, except for Tom Selleck's mustache, so perhaps it was time to update the tax code.
What you need to know about data security.
The numbers are staggering–143 million, 1.9 billion, 211,000. And yet, they seem almost too large to fully understand the impact on an individual or a business. Or perhaps, so insurmountable that you might as well leave it up to luck.
Looking back and moving forward.
2017 brought a fair share of tragedy and triumph. Whether you experienced ups, downs, or a little bit of both, your year in real estate is drawing to a close.
Don't make these same mistakes.
You can never have too much safety. When you work a real estate deal, you might even check the fine details ten times to make sure everything aligns.
A world without real estate agents.
This article is part of our October "World Without" series, in which we imagine parallel dimensions where business professionals disappear. And we're glad you're here to celebrate Halloween with us!
Let the years tell a story.
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "We are not makers of history. We are made by history." Perhaps this is why historic homes hold a special place in many hearts. The genuine character and stories that form a home can’t easily be recreated, and they helped to form the very basis of our lives today.
As homes become smarter, so can you.
By 2020, the global home automation market will be worth over $121.73 billion.1 The reality is, technology is here to stay. But as homes get smarter with time, so can you.
Always practice within the law.
A mortgage brokerage firm had an arrangement with a lender who paid the firm based on the number of referrals received. The brokerage firm was requiring clients to obtain a mortgage pre-approval from this specific lender, even if the client had already received pre-approval from another lender.