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Lawrence Yun is Chief Economist at THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Dale Mattison is the team leader for The Mattison Group, at Long & Foster, in Washington DC. And, He’s the past president of the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS®.
The Millennials are the biggest demographic group in the country – and when they start buying real estate in droves – it will affect every home buyer, home seller and homeowner in America. And joining us now is our Millennial in residence – Jane Dollinger!
Rose Quint is the Assistant Vice President for Survey Research, at the National Association of Home Builders. Rose tracks all the trends in home building, from both the consumer, and the builder perspectives.
Andres Carbacho-Burgos, economist at Moody’s Analytics. Andres covers the U.S. housing market, residential construction, and U.S. regional economies.
We’re going to share a few words about a contract – that you might sign, when you’re buying a house.
No – not the contract on the house itself.
No, I’m talking about a contract between you and your REALTOR®. It’s called the Buyer Broker agreement – and it’s important to know what it is, what it does, and what is means.
The buyer broker agreement is a contract, used when you’re buying a house, with a REALTOR®’s help. It protects you and also protects your REALTOR®.
It protects you in some absolutely essential ways. It guarantees that your REALTOR® will work exclusively on your behalf, during every step of the transaction. No exceptions.
It clearly states that you – are their client. And that’s huge. Because before buyer broker agreements came into the picture, that really wasn’t – so clear.
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Frank Donnelly is a 25 year veteran of the Mortgage Banking Industry. Frank is past Chairman of the Board of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington.
Bill Milliken is a REALTOR® and broker-owner of Milliken Realty, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bill is the former president of the Michigan REALTORS®, and is currently serving as an NAR Regional Vice President, for the states of Michigan and Ohio!
Jessica Buck is a REALTOR® and Broker Owner of Platinum Team Realty, southern Oklahoma. She’s active in her state and local REALTOR® associations, and was named REALTOR® of the Year for the Southern Oklahoma Boards of REALTORS®! Jessica’s team serves communities all over southern Oklahoma…including a wonderful part of the state – named Love County.
John Bell is assistant director of loan policy and valuation with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Frank Lesh is the Executive Director of ASHI – the American Society of Home Inspectors – the largest home inspector association in the United States.
So – are you excited? Well, if you’re buying or selling a home, you have plenty of reason to be excited…because Spring is here…and so is the Spring Market.
And we’re going to wrap up today’s show with strategies for buyers in this Spring Market – how to get that house – in what might be a competitive situation. Because after all, in many markets, there are more buyers – than there are homes for sale. So…how do you win?
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