Speaking of Real Estate

  • NAR Policy is All About Appraiser Independence
    The chair and co-chair of NAR’s Real Property Valuation Committee made a few remarks on video about NAR’s appraiser independence policy last week during the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Washington. What sparked the remarks was a recent working paper on appraisal quality by two researchers with the Federal Housing Finance Agency. In the paper, […]
  • Apartment Managers: Get Ideas for Tracking Maintenance
    Property management software company App Folio is hosting a sponsor webinar on June 20 to share ideas on managing maintenance requests as temperatures rise this summer. Here’s what the company says about its webinar: With the hottest months of the year just around the corner, are you ready for the maintenance requests that are about […]
  • Sponsor Webinar: Growing Your Business With a Real Estate CRM
    IXACT Contact is a software company that offers CRM and email marketing products to real estate professionals. It’s hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 22, at 1 p.m., Eastern time, on using its CRM product to grow your business. Shannon McGee, a company business development executive, is the host. From IXACT: Wondering exactly how a […]
  • Two Ways You Can Commit a Fair Housing Violation Without Even Knowing It
    While the Fair Housing Act’s purpose—barring discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of residential property—may be easy to understand, navigating the many intricacies of the landmark statute can be tricky even for experienced real estate professionals, said experts on the 1968 law who spoke during a recent event in Fairfax, Va. The event served […]
  • What’s the Best Way to Ensure Appraiser Independence?
    Professional appraisals are the foundation on which stable real estate markets are built, so ensuring appraisers are able to do their jobs to the best of their ability is vital to the industry. That’s why a report from the federal government on appraisal quality is welcomed. Two economists with the Federal Housing Finance Agency in […]