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Conference Flashback to 2005

By Alex Milshteyn I’ve attended the annual REALTORS® Conference & Expo since 2005. A lot has changed since my first annual conference, which also took place in San Francisco, but a lot has also stayed the same. Here is...

Cheese and Real Estate: A Lesson in Trends

By Dave Robison “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson is an easy but great read. The narrative is a simple story that describes the trials and tribulations of two mice—Sniff and Scurry—who always rely on getting their cheese...

Professional Courtesy: Where Did It Go?

By Wade Corbett It never ceases to amaze me how REALTORS® can treat each other sometimes. I recently had an experience with a buyer’s agent who could not have been more rude or bullheaded. I never like to talk...

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...

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...

Be Careful of Real Estate ‘Blah, Blah, Blah’

By Toby Boyce The question on my local NPR station was simple enough: “Why do symphonies sound different when they are made up of the same parts?”  The response was very eloquent and educated — I assume. It made...
December 13, 2011

Why I Love Being on the Buyer’s Side in a Short Sale

By TG Gallaudet Wait…I’m totally lying. Is there anything more painful? It’s no mystery that short sales can be really tough because of all the variables involved: * Unclear timelines from the bank. * Undisclosed liens. * Back HOA...

5 Tips to Help You Shoot a Successful Video Tour

By Subhi J. Gharbieh It is very obvious that the Internet has drastically changed the way we do business as REALTORS®. According to the 2010 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 99 percent of buyers started their home...

What’s the Magic Bullet to Create More Transactions this Spring?

By Jared James Spring is the time when more people will be making a decision about who to use as their REALTOR® than at any other time of the year. So is there a magic bullet to create more...