Monthly Archive:: April 2013

Short on Experience? Try Your Local Board.

By Sam DeBord One of the biggest hurdles for new REALTORS® is overcoming a lack of experience when meeting with a potential client. Motivation, marketing skills, and preparation go a long way, but they can fall flat when faced...

Looking Forward to the Midyear Meetings in Washington!

By Anand Patel Having just returned from Great American Realtor Days (GARD) in my state’s capital of Tallahassee, Fla., I am energized for my first trip to Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. this May. GARD...
April 17, 2013

Pocket Listings: The Good, the Bad, and Everything In Between

By Jennifer Klein and Derek Sandoval Pocket listings, or home listings that aren’t posted on the MLS, have become a hot topic lately. Placer County Association of REALTORS® YPN members Jennifer Klein and Derek Sandoval discuss  the ramifications of...

Housing Market Improvements: How Will You Adjust?

A very wise man named Obi Wan once said: “I feel a great disturbance in the Force.” OK sure, it’s a Star Wars quote, and I’m talking about the housing market and not a metaphysical power, but the overall...

Spice Up Your Networking to Boost Business

By Scott Newman Every real estate professional has experienced it: those slow times, the off-months, the hot streaks that suddenly go cold… call them what you will but when things turn sluggish at the office, it can not only...

#TimeForABreak: Is Social Media Taking Over Your Life?

By Melissa Krchnak I’ve had a few friends over the last couple weeks who have pledged to stay off social media for a day or longer. While I applaud their restraint, I’m not sure I understand the motivation behind...

New FHA Mortgage Premiums: Game Changers or Just a Change?

By Jennifer Klein and Derek Sandoval FHA mortgage insurance premiums rose on April 1, 2013. Placer County Association of REALTORS® YPN members Jennifer Klein and Derek Sandoval discuss exactly what has changed as well as what these changes mean...