Mortgage Interest Deduction, Housing Bubble Fears, Agent Marketing Lists, and More

mortgage interest deductionThe Senate tax bill continues to be top news in the real estate industry, but even with an adjustment favoring the middle-class homeowner, pros are not happy. There is plenty of talk about a real estate bubble, but Freddie Mac reports that people are worrying needlessly. Your marketing list is essential to your success as a real estate agent, but don’t substitute quantity for quality. Are FSBOs going to be a thing of the past? The numbers point to that possibility. Have you met your goals for 2017? There is still time to change your focus. Happy reading!

Senate tax bill saves the mortgage interest deduction but the real estate industry still hates it

The backlash over the House GOP tax bill proposal reverberated throughout the market. Even though Senate Republicans adjusted the eligible debt, the housing industry is still up in arms.

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Freddie: housing bubble fears too inflated

The real estate market has been hot for a while, which means there is plenty of speculation about a potential bubble. Mortgage financing powerhouse Freddie Mac reports that expectations about a bubble are improbable at this point.

Agent marketing lists: it’s quality not quantity that matters

Wherever you are in your real estate career, you likely spend a lot of your marketing muscle on building a list. If you are shooting for quantity over quality, however, you might be selling yourself short.

Fading FSBOs: more sellers admit they need you

Is for sale by owner about to become a thing of the past? A new survey by the National Association of Realtors® reports that nearly 90 percent of home sellers used an agent. And although buyers turn to the Internet first, they too are using real estate professionals in high numbers.

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Focus makes a difference

As 2017 winds down, it’s time for real estate agents to assess the past year. Did you reach the goals you set out for yourself? This article offers tips on what you can do to maximize the next few weeks in the home stretch.

 

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