• Expense or Investment?


    Due to the nature of real estate, I find that getting brokers to make a real investment in their business can be challenging. Sure, they will spend $49 per month here, $29 per month there but I would classify these as expenses – ongoing costs that are a result of doing business...

  • Consult The Coach - Autumn 2019


    I am a managing broker at a medium size office. I have a relatively new broker who is not starting off on the right foot. She gets defensive when I provide suggestions and feedback. What do you suggest?

  • Property Managment Q & A - Autumn 2019


    I heard that the legislature amended the Residential Landlord Tenant Act (RLTA) to change a 3-day notice or pay or vacate to a 14-day notice. I heard there are other changes as well, what are they?

  • Residential Real Estate Firms - The Truth About High Valuations


    An analysis of recent financial reports and valuations of firms. We're aware of a real estate services company with gross revenues that grew nearly 40% over the past 12 months. Unfortunately, their gross margin declined by 25%, their interest expense from operating credit facilities grew from nothing to over $2 million...

  • Residential Areas In Abu Dhabi Open To Foreign Residents To Buy Freehold Property


    The residential real estate market in Abu Dhabi received a boost this year with stimulus packages and relaxed business regulations.

  • The CFPB Moves To End The GSE Patch


    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced that it plans to terminate the GSE patch, a safe harbor under its Ability to Repay requirements for loans eligible for purchase by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, on its scheduled expiration date of January 10, 2021, or possibly after a short extension.

  • Northeast Region Sees Third Consecutive Month Of Increased Buyer Traffic


    Midwest, South and West Regions Report More Moderate Year-Over-Year Declines

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