Real Estate Resource Roundup: Top Stories of the Week, 8/1/2014

August on Clean Slate

Can’t believe it’s already August 1st – that’s just 152 days til the end of the year! How has the year treated you so far? Have you made your goals and setting new ones?

Take a quick break before heading home to read our weekly Real Estate Resource Roundup, and then get back out there and have a great (and successful) weekend!

First-Time Home Buyers: Don’t Fall for These Myths
Tips here are offered for first-time home buyers, as a means to help improve the seamlessness of their real estate transactions.

4 Tech Troubles Brokers and Agents Need to Fix Right Now
Albert Einstein said, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” Advances in technology has its pluses and minuses, learn what we as real estate professionals need to fix to keep ourselves on the right course.

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Targets Latinos in VME TV Partnership
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is targeting the rising tide of Hispanic homebuyers and sellers with its new partnership with Spanish-language TV network VME TV households.  Sherry Chris mentions the fact that Hispanics account for 40 percent of net new households. Keep an eye out for our VME TV activities across our channels – we’re excited about this partnership and can’t wait to share our learnings and videos soon!

Signs of a winning real estate team: what to look for when partnering with a loan officer and a title and escrow agent
The most successful people in the real estate industry reach their professional goals by establishing essential partnerships and maintaining a reliable team, focused on a common objective.

So Your Past Client Listed with a Competitor? 5 Reasons you Lost the Listing
Nothing is more frustrating than having a past client list with a competitor. If losing out to other agents is frustrating you, making a few simple changes can return potentially errant sellers back to you as clients.

5 Steps You Can’t Skip During Escrow
Whether it’s having a solid contract or clearing contingencies, these 5 steps should definitely be taken during escrow.

Finally, just a final question for you – are you finding these articles useful? Are there specific topics you’d like to see us cover? We’d love to hear from you, just let us know in the comments!

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