Need a Real Estate Broker Bond? JW Surety Bonds to the Rescue

Being a real estate broker means being jumping through any number of hoops. Depending on what state you live in, your licensing requirements are going to be rather specific, but there’s one thing that’s practically universal: in just about every state, you’re going to need a surety bond if you want a real estate broker

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What to do if You Aren’t Happy with Your Real Estate Agent

What happens if you aren’t happy with your real estate agent or broker? The answer might be in the listing agreement you signed. Other times, you may have to negotiate a change to or cancellation of the agreement. Know the Types of Real Estate Professionals First, some background. There are two types of licensed real

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Attention Real Estate Industry Pros: Your Future Is In Jeopardy!

Real estate brokers, agents, home builders and lenders – we’re talking to you!

Why You Should Avoid Dual Agency Deals

Certainly most real estate professionals are exactly that, professionals. Still, there are real estate arrangements that you should avoid just to prevent the temptation for professionals to manipulate the deal. The most prominent is dual agency. Dual agency is when one real estate office represents both the seller and the buyer in the same deal.

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Finding the Right Broker

There are unlimited ways to get noticed in today’s marketplace of real estate agents. Many agents and brokers use their franchised brokerage to gain a leg up on the competition from nationwide advertising. This makes sense, otherwise, why bother with name recognition of a big brand name and all those pesky fees and commission splits?

Seller’s Optimism on the Rise

For the last few years, we haven’t been able to get away from the fact that it’s definitely been a buyer’s market in the majority of US states. However, it seems as if changes could be in the offing, as there is mounting evidence of the home buyer’s advantage slipping away.

South Carolina Plantations Listed for Sale

In an extremely rare occurrence in property sales that is perhaps a sign of the times, a number of the privately owned historic plantations in South Carolina have gone up for sale, ranging in price from as low as $3 million to as much as $20 million for the most expensive.

Pinterest for Real Estate Agents

Although development for the online pin board known as Pinterest originally started in 2009, the site is only just now starting to gain momentum among the general public. If you’re still unfamiliar with Pinterest and how it works, users are able to display and share their favorite images and items with friends and followers by

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The Home Investment Dichotomy

We have been hammered with news stories over the past couple of years about the part of the American Dream that has to do with home ownership. Is home ownership still an aspiration, or is it just looked upon as another bad investment? Constant hype by the real estate industry, over decades, that homes are good INVESTMENTS, brought exhilaration in the real estate market as the investment factor drove it right up to the precipice, and malaise as the market tumbled down.

Real Living Introduces Broker Platform and New Website

Real Living announces a new technology platform of brokers and agents, and a relaunch of their popular RealLiving website. With new tools to help users take advantage of the flexibility of the web, Real Living hopes to engage and assist a great number of professionals in the real estate community, as well as those who want information about industry topics.

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