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Spring Housing Market

What’s going on in the Spring Market for first time home buyers?  Home price increases are slowing down and home prices are expected to rise only 2% in the next 12 months.

While inventory is growing, the bad news is the rising inventory is with higher priced luxury homes which have been slow to sell.  Inventory of lower priced homes- $250,000 and under is still slow to rise.  Many first-time home buyers have been priced out of the market.

There is some good news.  Interest rates have dipped and many buyers are getting out of the rental market and looking to buy.  The lower interest rates can make a difference in their buying power.

Interest rates are low, unemployment is low and there has been an increase in wage growth.   This is making many first-time home buyers take a chance at getting back into the buying market.  They may find that the market is less competitive than in the past.  There is still a trend to find the “perfect house” rather than one that is “good enough.”

Many lenders are trying to make it easier for buyers to become prequalified and be ready when the “perfect house” comes along.  With all the new technology, this makes it easier than ever for buyers.

Have you always been interested in the real estate field?  Now is a great time to start your real estate career!  Visit www.agentrising.com to find out how you can get the tools you need to pass your real estate exam.

This blog was posted on April 25, 2019 on www.boldmovesrealestate.com

 

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Agent Rising is Your One-stop Real Estate School

Working as a real estate agent is a great career!  Are you thinking now might be the time to start your real estate career? Agent Rising Real Estate School has you covered.  We offer an online course with all the tools you need to pass your real estate exam.  The course includes books as well as online slide decks which cover everything you will see on the real estate exam.

The videos are informative and fun and you can access them all from the privacy of your home.  Move along at your own pace and stop and take up where you left off at any time.  Need to review?  You can go back and look over old material.  It’s a great way to get your real estate license on your own timeline.

We also offer regular classroom instruction from bootcamps to weekend warrior classes.

Agent Rising also provides continuing education credits.  Watch our online videos on a variety of subjects pertinent to your real estate career and earn the credits you need to renew your license.

Visit www.agentrising.com for more information and to sign up today.

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Mortgage Rates Drop

What is going on with mortgage rates?  Mortgage rates have dropped recently to as low as 4.06% and some lucky home buyers were able to lock in 3.99% recently.  This will jump-start the spring market even though many are predicting a recession is coming soon.

Many buyers that were priced out of the market when mortgage rates rose may now be able to get back into the market with the recent drop in rates.  This is also great for private mortgage companies who may have seen a decline in customers with the higher interest rates.

Lower mortgage rates also mean more people refinancing trying to lock in a lower rate.

With a rise in house prices, a lower mortgage rate can be a game-changer for many buyers and get them back into the housing market.

Does real estate intrigue you? Have you always contemplated a real estate career?  Now is the time to make your move.  Visit www.agentrising.com to get more information and sign up for our online classes or find out when our next Bootcamp classes will start.

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Lamacchia Real Estate and Agent Rising Class

Have you always dreamed about starting a real estate career?  Now is a great time to start training to pass your real estate exam and start your real estate career!

Agent Rising Real Estate School is offering a 40 hour pre-licensing class.   This course is offered by Lamacchia Real Estate and powered by Agent Rising Real Estate School.  The LIVE (21) hours kicks off Saturday, April 13th and finishes at the Bootcamp Weekend, May 4th-5th.  Independent Showcase Learning hours (19) are done at your own pace.

Are you ready?  Visit www.agentrising.com for more information and to enroll.  You could be practicing real estate as soon as this summer.  Sign up today.

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Fun Real Estate Facts

Real estate is a great business.  It can be exhilarating and exasperating all at the same time.  Here are some fun facts you may not have known.

Why are so many doorknobs made of brass? Brass doorknobs can actually disinfect themselves and kill bacteria.  Other metals which have the same qualities include iron, copper and aluminum.  You can skip the hand sanitizer!

What’s the best day to list a home? While Sundays get a lot of reviews, surprisingly Thursdays and Fridays are the best days.  These houses have more property tours and sell quicker and at  a higher price.  Might be worth knowing when putting on a new listing.

In the USA, people typically burn their mortgage papers when they finally pay off their mortgage.  In Scotland, it is traditional to paint their front door red once they pay off their mortgage.

What are the best words to use when listing a house?  We always think of cozy and homey as great terms to use but if you want your house to sell faster and for a higher price, use the words gorgeous and beautiful instead.

Just a few thoughts to brighten up your day! Are you ready to make real estate your career?  Agent Rising Real Estate School has what you need with online courses as well as brick and mortar classes.  We even offer intensive two-day boot camps!

Visit www.agentrising.com and see how you can start preparing for your real estate career or call 508-9978844

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Agent Rising Real Estate School

The real estate market is hopping! Change is in the air! With all the new technology available to buyers and sellers, do they still need a real estate agent?  The answer is an emphatic yes!  Although buyers can find houses online, they still need a seasoned agent to walk them through the buying process.  They can help them find a lender and get through the pre-approval process as well as the whole buying process including negotiating a good price.

On the seller side, realtors are important to get the house out there and noticed! They can guide sellers on market value and how to position their home to sell at or above market value in a short amount of time. It’s not uncommon to have a bidding war and a seasoned agent can help navigate through the whole confusing and stress-ridden process.

Sounds like a great job! Agent Rising Real Estate School is there to help you obtain your hours and pass your real estate exam.  Whether you are looking for online courses, traditional classroom hours or a concentrated two-day event, Agent Rising has you covered.

Visit www.agentrising.com and see how you can start your journey to a real estate career.  Finances an issue?  Check out our ScholarSHARE link.

Meet Heather McKay- New Agent and Stager at BOLD Moves Real Estate

Meet Heather McKay of BOLD Moves Real Estate.  Heather is a recent graduate of Agent Rising Real Estate School. Heather is  excited to embark on her new journey as a member of the BOLD Moves Real Estate team as a Real Estate Professional and Home Stager.  By using her skills in carpentry as well as her love of repurposing, she looks forward to assisting clients in both staging their homes for sale, as well as finding the perfect fit for their future home. Buying a home is both a significant and exciting time in everyone’s life. By prioritizing your needs as well as maintaining an honest, loyal and trustworthy relationship, Heather can ensure her clients that their goals will be met! You can reach Heather at  508-944-6815 or Heather@boldrealtors.com

Are you ready to begin your real estate career? We have the resources to help you pass your real estate exam.  Whether online courses or traditional classes or a two-day intensive course, we have your covered.  Visit www.agentrising.com

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Agent Rising Real Estate School Held Two-Day Class!

Are you upside down?  Are you ready to get out from under and start a new career?  Agent Rising Real Estate School is here to help.  Agent Rising recently held a two-day intensive class on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th!  It was way too much fun to be work!

There was a great turnout and Kate Lanagan MacGregor, instructor, and broker owner of BOLD Moves Real Estate kept it lively and fun!  Elise Bare of RMS, Residential Mortgage Services was on hand to bring in the mortgage and financing aspect of the real estate transaction.  She has years of experience with all kinds of loans, including FHA, Mass Housing, VA, and conventional, to name a few and was able to share her knowledge with the class.

It was a great opportunity to accumulate the hours needed to take the real estate exam in a short amount of time.  We also offer online courses and webinars if staying at home and earning your hours that way is your preference.

Either way, Agent Rising Real Estate School has you covered.  It’s a great time to get into the real estate industry and see all it has to offer.

Visit www.agentrising.com for more information or call 508-997-8844

 

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Continuing Eds at Agent Rising Real Estate School

Agent Rising Real Estate School is dedicated to helping you start your real estate career, but we also offer continuing eds for seasoned agents.  Are you lacking your continuing education credits to renew your license?  Agent Rising has you covered!

We offer continuing education credits online in current and relevant real estate subjects.  We can help you get your continuing education credits in order to renew your license.  We also offer Live Webinar continuing education credits on the last Monday of the month.

The courses are interesting and current.  Subjects include: Seller agency, dual agency, and disclosures, to name a few.  It’s a good idea to get your credits done early before it’s time to renew.  Don’t procrastinate!

Visit www.agentrising.com for more information or call 508-997-8844.  We are happy to answer any questions.

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Start Your Career with Agent Rising Real Estate School

Agent Rising Real Estate School is excited to offer our online and traditional classes to help you start your real estate career.

Whether you are interested in completing your hours online in the privacy of your home or in a traditional classroom setting, we have you covered.

We also offer Weekend Warrior classes and Boot Camps where you can earn your hours in a two- or three-day concentrated classroom setting.

If finances are an issue, we also offer SCHOLARShare scholarships.  Tell us your story and you may be chosen to receive a free tuition online course.

Agent Rising has exactly what you need to earn your real estate license and start your real estate career.

Visit www.agentrising.com for more information or call 508-997-8844