4 Steps You Can Take to Avoid Being a Wire Fraud Victim

A major risk real estate professionals should be aware of is fraudulent wiring instructions. Cyber criminals are increasingly sending false messages on behalf of home sellers, real estate agents, title agents and lenders, and many times these messages involve instructions to transfer money. Here are some precautionary measures you should consider from a risk management …Read more

Existing Home Sales Hiccup in July 2016 — Down 3.2 Percent Sequentially from June and Off 1.6 Percent Year-Over-Year

Existing home sales hiccupped in July 2016, falling 3.2 percent versus June and down 1.6 percent year-over-year to 5.39 million on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR), according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Median price rose 5.3 percent from a year ago to $244,100. Median prices have now risen 53 consecutive months on …Read more

New Homes Sales the Most in Eight Years in July 2016

New home sales ramped-up in July 2016 to the highest level seen since October 2007, hitting 654,000 new single family dwellings on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR). That equates to a 31.3 percent gain versus July 2015, and up 12.4 percent sequentially compared to the revised June 2016 number. The median price was $294,600, …Read more

Make Your Personal Brand Work for You

Most everyone knows me as the “Bow Tie Guy.”  Having it on my business cards and my email signature (and even on my license plate!) helps, but that’s not why people have come to recognize me as the Bow Tie Guy and what it really stands for. I’ve worn bow ties for most of my …Read more