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NAR to take on schools as a mechanism for steering

Inman News, Barry Stone - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 00:26
The 1.4 million-member trade group says it will help create more accurate third-party information on school quality beyond test scores.

EXp shares plans to blast into 2021 with record growth

Inman News, Barry Stone - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 23:37
At the company's eXpCON, multiple leaders shared their vision for eXp's 2021 growth, which hinges on the launch of several initiatives, namely eXp Global.

Proposed class-action suit takes aim at Airbnb over pandemic refunds

Inman News, Barry Stone - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 23:33
A vacation rental host is leading a class action lawsuit against Airbnb due to the way it handled refunds amid the coronavirus outbreak in the spring.

New Live Stream Commercial Building Inspection Course!

ASHI News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 22:47
Commercial Building Inspection Course
November 12 - 14, 2020
LIVE STREAM WEBINAR
This 3-day Live Stream course will leave you with a wealth of information about commercial inspections and how to conduct them. The course will include sample inspection reports, consultants’ reports, and information on quoting inspections, report writing, and relevant business issues. Additionally, this course features Carson Dunlop’s Commercial Inspection electronic textbook, which comes with the course!

Most importantly, you will learn how to get into the commercial inspection business. We will cover everything from business practices to technical inspection, with special emphasis on the “the team approach” to commercial inspections. You will learn where and when a consultant is required, and how to find and work with consultants.

This course is approved for 22 ASHI Continuing Education Credits (Not State Approved CE Credits), 10 HIA Membership Education Credits and 22 CREIA Continuing Education Credits.

Course Fee:
$1,495 ASHI & CREIA Members
$1,895 Non Members


ASHI and CREIA Members receive $400 off of the Commercial Class. Please give the ASHI School office a call at 1-888-884-0440 to get the ASHI member discount.

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Incorporating home renovations into the 'new normal' of homeownership

ASHI News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 22:47
With people spending more time at home than ever before, home improvement projects are increasingly becoming top of mind for homeowners. Remodeling home projects take time and patience, and Realtors and homeowners alike recognize the feelings of accomplishment, satisfaction and potentially higher home values that come with it.

Lumber sellers rake in record profits on home renovation binge

ASHI News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 22:47
Canadian lumber companies that pulled in record earnings are optimistic about next year despite lower wood prices, as they see the wave of home building and renovations continuing.

Attention, homebuyers: Don't make this dangerous mistake

ASHI News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 22:47
Housing inventory has been extremely limited throughout the coronavirus pandemic, which means buyers may have to reset certain expectations while purchasing property. For some, that could mean choosing a slightly smaller home, or buying a home that needs a lot of updates. But if there's one concession you shouldn't make this year, it's waiving your property inspection in your real estate contract.

How to prepare for a home insurance inspection

ASHI News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 22:47
Buying a home means checking off a long list of to-dos, including getting an appraisal and a home inspection. These steps can ensure that the home is worth the amount you plan to borrow for it and that it’s in good shape before you commit to buying.  A home inspection shouldn’t be confused with a home insurance inspection, however.

Why the global economy is recovering faster than expected

ASHI News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 22:47
The economic impact of coronavirus continues to surprise. In the spring, previously unimaginable shutdowns pushed economic activity to unimaginable lows. After the initial shock, however, perhaps the biggest surprise has been how fears of systemic meltdown remain unfulfilled — the initial bounce back was far stronger and sooner than expected, and some sectors of the U.S. and other economies have seen complete recoveries to pre-crisis levels of activity.

Deep into festive season, economic indicators show resilience

ASHI News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 22:47
Even as COVID-19 cases continue to surge amidst emerging signs of a winter spike in India, policymakers can take heart from the fact that a number of high-frequency indicators show signs of resilience, pointing towards overall economic recovery in the country.

5 ways employee experiences will change in 2021

ASHI News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 22:47
2020 was a big year for forced workplace changes, and many of those changes will become a permanent part of employee experiences in 2021, Forrester predicts. Along with a whole list of predictions for the coming year, Forrester has five particular ones for employee experience (EX) leaders to pay particular attention to. Among the findings, Forrester predicts things like automation flourishing in ways that help employees, remote work being largely permanent, and a drastic change in the role of HR managers.

Marketing ecosystems are new ways to connect now and after COVID-19

ASHI News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 22:47
As a marketer, you're no doubt familiar with the concept of "tribe" marketing — the practice of identifying consumer groups in certain interest bubbles that you can spread word of your products and services to. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, a fresh, excellent way to expand your business now and for the future is to take the "tribe" concept a step further. Think of your customer base as a series of "ecosystems" — self-contained groups that thrive and respond best within a certain communication climate.

Shifting needs in luxury propelled Sotheby’s in Q3

Inman News, Barry Stone - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 22:10
Agents affiliated with the global luxury brand closed more than $90 billion in sales in the third quarter of 2020.

Person jumps from balcony while viewing high-end Hollywood condo

Inman News, Barry Stone - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 21:19
A person viewing an apartment in one of Los Angeles' most exclusive buildings reportedly jumped over the balcony wall and plunged to their death.

EXp CEO Glenn Sanford to real estate team leaders: ‘Find your purpose’

Inman News, Barry Stone - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 20:57
During eXpCON, Glenn Sanford revealed that he fired a manager many years ago for being too focused on profit-and-loss metrics.

What a Joe Biden presidency means for real estate and housing

Inman News, Barry Stone - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 20:19
From Biden's campaign, here's how we can expect his administration to respond to today's most crucial housing issues.

For agents in Newsday investigation, steering was a service

Inman News, Barry Stone - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 17:20
At Realtors Conference & Expo, NAR consultant and investigative reporter Bill Dedman discussed what housing discrimination looks like now and why it continues.
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