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Arbitration Clause Removed From California Listing Agreement

Why would CAR remove the optional arbitration agreement? The official explanation is this: The arbitration clause was removed from the listing agreements because some attorneys for sellers were using it to draw listing agents into contract disputes between buyers and sellers.


Three Things Home Buyers Should Never Do

Buyers determined to act in their own best interest must understand what's going on so they can make confident decisions. PJ Wade highlights three things buyers should never do when intent on buying a home.


Zillow is peddling seller leads, not becoming a broker

Zillow plays chess, not checkers. While the introduction of Zillow Instant Offers, on its own, looks menacing, there is more going on here ...


Where homeowners are living large and overleveraged

They used to call it house poor, but the symptoms are the same: You go through a monthly scramble to pay the mortgage, maintenance and repairs are put off as long as possible, and there's never enough money left over at the end of the month for the finer things in life ...


Agent vs. brokerage: Which matters more to consumers?

What’s more important to clients: The real estate agent or the brokerage? ...


How one former fashion stylist built a successful real estate business

As part of her 10 Questions podcast series, F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab interviews Nina Klemm, a talented agent who made the switch from fashion to real estate when she moved from Boston to Indianapolis, Indiana ...


How family governance can save your real estate business

Family governance can ensure your family knows what your real estate business is all about so they can make informed decisions based on a solid foundation of knowledge and skills. ...


Zillow Instant Offers: What’s the real estate industry’s response?

Earlier today, Inman broke the news that Zillow was launching an "Instant Offers" platform -- allowing homeowners to connect with investors and sell their homes quickly, with or without a real estate agent ...


Real Safe Agent system gaining traction with Realtor associations

Close to three years after the murder of Arkansas agent Beverly Carter and amid reports of other attacks on vulnerable real estate professionals, more Realtor associations are stepping up to tackle the issue of agent safety ...


‘Because they can’: One industry pro’s take on Zillow Instant Offers

“We sell ads, not houses.” Everyone in the real estate industry has heard Spencer Rascoff say this time and again. The Zillow team was adamant: "We’re just a media company." ...


Listing power: Unlocking the power of a listing

In this webinar, you’ll learn about tools to help you harness the power of your listings and how to use them to set you on a path to financial success ...


11 burning questions about Zillow Instant Offers

Today portal giant Zillow launched its Instant Offers program in two test markets. The announcement will undoubtedly rattle the industry. To help you cut through the noise, here are 11 burning questions with our best take on answers. ...

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