Real Estate Education & Marketing Blog

Residential Real Estate or Commercial Real Estate, which is right for you?

Residential real estate and commercial real estate have similarities but are significantly different. When deciding which type of real estate you want to sell, you should ask yourself a few questions....

 

The importance of understanding Real Estate forms

There are several forms that are used in the real estate industry. It is the agent’s fiduciary duty to have a thorough understanding for the process of filing out these forms, as well as which form to use at what time. ...

 

Trust Funds

Proper trust fund handling is a very important part of real estate transactions. Accepting these funds creates a fiduciary responsibility to your client. ...

 

Fair Housing For All

Real estate agents have an obligation, to his or her client as well as to themselves, to provide a high level of ethical, nondiscriminatory service. The government has passed laws to help guide you in your day-to-day interactions. ...

 

Ethics: Use in the Industry.

The law states that a real estate agent must perform his/her duties ethically. To conduct business ethically, you must know the definition of ethical behavior. ...

 

An agents responsibility to disclose.

An agent has several responsibilities to their client, the most important is honesty. The agent has the responsibility to investigate a property and disclose any relevant information to the client....

 

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

As the economy is slowly back on the rise, new rules and regulations will be coming into effect to protect consumers. One thing to be on the look out for is the newly organized Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or CFPB....

 

The Benefits of Online Real Estate Schools

With the Internet at your fingertips online real estate schools are becoming the choice for people interested in gaining a new real estate license or keeping their existing real estate license up to date through online courses. Whether it’s the ea...

 

Continuing Education for the California Real Estate Agent

Real estate salespersons who were licensed prior to 10/1/2007, and are renewing an original California real estate license for the first time, must complete five separate three-hour DRE-approved continuing education courses in Ethics, Agency, Trust F...

 

Choosing a California Real Estate Broker

New California real estate agents deciding on which California real estate broker to work for should consider several factors into this decision. Training programs and type of commission ore two of the things a new California real estate agent shoul...

 

Selling strategies to get a home sold

The current California real estate scene is a buyers market. This has left many home sellers wondering what they need to do in order to get their home to sell at a reasonable price and in a timely manner. Many home sellers don't seem to understand...

 

Broker and Agent Listing Price Responsibilities

The real estate market is not in the best of conditions right now, as we all know. As real estate agents and brokers we need to take more responsibility on how we price our properties and be prepared to walk away with out it. When we don't pay attent...