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Split Decision: The Who, When and Why of Commission Negotiations

Mon, 2022-06-27 04:06

How much are you worth to your brokerage, as an agent? As a broker, how much are your agents worth to you?

Beyond the very important, but less quantifiable aspects of this calculation—culture, branding and networking—there are the hard numbers behind compensation. How much money goes back into your pocket (as an agent), and how much production an agent brings to your team (as a broker or leader) will often be the primary factor deciding the success of an agent-broker partnership.

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DOJ Reaches Settlement With Facebook Parent Over Alleged Fair Housing Violation

Mon, 2022-06-27 04:05

A lawsuit claiming that Facebook’s parent company allegedly violated federal housing law appears to be nearing its close as the tech giant has agreed to change its advertising system per a proposed settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

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7 Common Questions Clients Have Before Selling Their Home

Mon, 2022-06-27 04:04

Between the complexities of the real estate market and the changeable landscape of financing and property value, your clients likely have an abundance of questions regarding the sale of their homes. We took a poll of some sellers and found the following questions to be the most frequent. We’ve also re-capped some common answers from our network of real estate experts.

Q: “What are methods to determine the value of my home?”
A: There are two common ways to determine the value of a home:

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How Pre-Listing Home Inspections Benefit You and Your Clients

Mon, 2022-06-27 04:03

A pre-listing home inspection is an excellent way to get ahead of the game in this or any other market, and our home inspectors encourage sellers because they put them in a strong position. Even in today’s hot market, it makes sense for a seller to do a pre-listing home inspection, especially in light of the horror stories being shared by buyers who waived home inspections in the hopes of getting to the head of the line in the competition for a home.

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Home Improvement Redefined

Mon, 2022-06-27 04:02

After only a few weeks since the team at Lyon Real Estate cemented a relationship with Curbio, it’s safe to say that the partnership is off to a fantastic start, with several projects underway. The firm’s CEO, Pat Shea, and Vice President of Marketing, Cathy Harrington, are pleased with the decision to bring Curbio on as their official concierge provider.

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Investing in Yourself and Your Business

Mon, 2022-06-27 04:01

Celebrating her sixth year in the real estate industry, Kathy McDermott—a former interior designer—understands the importance of investing in both herself and her business.

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What your LGBTQ clients would like you to know about their real estate needs

Mon, 2022-06-27 04:00

Julie Nelson, who proudly identifies as an L in the LGBTQ+ community, says that everyone appreciates a little guidance when it comes to navigating differences. Here are a few tips for working with LGBTQ+ clients.

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