The housing market is often defined by seasonality. Home buying and selling pick up in the summer, sales slow down in the winter, but no matter the season, you’re working hard to serve the needs of your community. Just as housing differs throughout the seasons, so should your business strategies.
Each homeowner invests a considerable amount of resources in the house they're purchasing, including what physically goes into their new home. In this way, purchasing a house reflects overall consumer confidence, and many industries and businesses benefit from buying, selling, and developing real estate. Home construction in 2017 alone added $107 trillion to the American economy (a full 6% of the GDP) and 2017 was lower than average. It's clear that real estate is tightly woven into the U.S. economy as a whole.
The CE Shop’s monthly Shop Talk newsletter is your one-stop source for news in the real estate industry. Below are the top articles and trending topics from the past month.
We all know that sensation when summer is in the air. You can feel the warmth on your skin and the humidity lingering in the atmosphere. When the summer season starts, sometimes the last thing we want to do is be cooped up inside. However, it’s important to fight the impulse to take a bit of a breather during the summer, especially when you're busy with open houses every weekend rather than trips to the beach. In fact, summer is the perfect time to cultivate your career. Advance your career this season with these easy tips and tricks.
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is America's largest trade association and a NAR membership signifies a real estate professional who subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. REALTOR® members must complete at least two and a half hours of ethics training every two years in order to make sure they are regularly performing in a professional and respectful manner.