As we enter the summer home buying season, millions of American families will return to the real estate market in search of their next new home. Many will know exactly what they want to buy and will seek it out and make an offer. Others won’t be sure until they see it, but when they… Read More »

Finding your dream home feels wonderful, but it can also be somewhat frightening to think that it might slip through your fingers if you don’t get your financing arranged. Any sales contract you sign will specify when the loan is expected to close and the buyer must have financing in place by that date or… Read More »

When it comes to cyber fraud, the threat is real…especially for title agents and settlement services firms. WFG’s own Tom Klein, BeesPath’s Todd Hougaard and LodeStar’s Jim Paolino team up to discuss real world examples of title agents who survived cyber attacks. Hear about the evolving scams and threats lurking out there right now. Learn… Read More »

Looking for a topic for your next blog post? Here’s a simple idea that you can use again and again. As an agent, you’re probably out previewing new listings all the time. Whether you’re prepping for a weekend tour with a new buyer, or just keeping track of new inventory in your market area, previewing… Read More »

Though most of us are loathe to admit it, summer is almost gone. The light is fading and the temperatures are falling, so it’s time to prep your home for the change of season. The following tips will save you money and keep your home safe and cozy as the cold begins to creep. Seal… Read More »

One of the great things about the real estate business is the possibility of landing a “big fish” client looking to buy a million-dollar-plus home. It happens all the time, at least in theory. So what can agents do to catch and maintain the attention of these luxury home buyers? Here are a few innovative… Read More »

The Illinois Association of Realtors is going to begin posting violations of the Realtor Code of Ethics. Reports will be posted to its members-only website, with violators remaining anonymous. By keeping the posts hidden from public view, the Association hopes to make Realtors aware of violations without violators risking repercussions from potential clients. “We chose… Read More »