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Lawrence Yun is the Chief Economist for THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Karen Valentine-Pond is a REALTOR® and the Broker/Owner of Valentine Real Estate in Laramie, Wyoming. Karen was named REALTOR® of the Year in 2004 by the Laramie Board of REALTORS®, and she was elected President of the Wyoming Association of REALTORS® in 2009, She currently serves as the Regional Vice President of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® for the states of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming
Jack McGraw is the Director of the School at the American Society of Home Inspectors and also the owner of Jack’s Home Services in the Chicagoland area.
Barb Schwarz is CEO of StagedHomes.com, and the founder of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals.
We’d like to talk about one very important step in particular. And that is – how to find the perfect REALTOR® – as quickly as possible.
Now don’t get me wrong – you will certainly not have any trouble finding a REALTOR®. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has more than one million members – and there are REALTORS® in every neighborhood, in every state across America. Every one of them is trained in transactions, contracts, marketing, and also, a rigorous Code of Ethics – which is one of the hallmarks of NAR members.
So no problem finding a REALTOR®. But – how do you find the one that’s just right for you? And – how do you achieve that – quickly?
Let’s talk about that for a second.
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Keith Gumbinger is Vice President of HSH.com, the nation’s largest publisher of mortgage and consumer loan information. For more than 25 years, Keith’s been in the mortgage industry as an expert observer and has written on all kinds of mortgage topics. Keith helps us understand lending strategy from the starting gate to the finish line.
Janice Hall is a REALTOR® with Keller Williams – Elite Realty Northwest in Vancouver, Washington. Janice is the President-Elect of the Clark County Association of REALTORS® in Vancouver, Washington, just outside Portland, Oregon. Janice has earned NAR’s GREEN designation and she’s also active in the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.
HouseLogic.com is a free source of information and tools—from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® — that can help you make smart and timely decisions about your home.
John Robison is the Chief Technology Officer at REALTOR®.com. REALTOR®.com helps connect people with the tools and expertise they need to find their perfect home. REALTOR®.com – where home happens – has the most accurate and up-to-date listing information for neighborhoods all over the country.
Let’s talk about that last part for a minute – protecting your interests. Because as we all know, if you go TOO fast – you can crash! And that’s true about driving a car – as well as doing real estate.
So how do you avoid that?
Well, the bottom line – is you want make sure you are buying a good house, for a good price. You’ll want to make sure you can afford it. And you’ll want to make triple sure that nothing could happen – which would put your plans, your well-being or your money – at risk.
Sounds reasonable, right? OK, so here’s how to make that happen… by understanding five things you should never sacrifice – for the sake of speed.
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It’s time to take a look at the latest real estate information from across the country, and today we’ll be looking at the latest report released this week by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® detailing Existing Home Sales for the month of August.
So what did August bring to the housing market?
In August, Existing Home Sales mellowed out slightly. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® put it down to a downturn in all-cash investors who took a step back from the market at the end of a balmy summer.
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