Nominations are now open for Louisiana REALTORS® REALTOR® of the Year & Lawrence R. DeMarcay, Jr. Distinguished Service Award. Nominees can be submitted and recipients will be recognized at a luncheon during the Spring Into Action Conference held in April. Both awards are aimed to showcase an individual who has volunteered their time in service of the real estate industry. Deadline to submit nomindations is March 1, 2018.
Louisiana REALTORS® LR Leadership program is now taking applicants for the 2018 class. This highly regarded leadership program has been in place since 2000 and has graduated over 200 alumni that represent practitioners in all aspects of the real estate industry.
LR has prepared a Legal Line article highlighting key changes to the Property Disclosure form as well as link to an article summarizing the legal case that gave rise to the changes to the form. In addition to these articles, you can access a clean copy of the new form and a “red-lined” version of the form so you can see what changes were made to the form.
Louisiana REALTORS® launched a new member benefit, Tech Helpline, as of January 2, 2018. The service provides U.S. Based Tech Support to help troubleshoot and resolve challenges with office and personal tech devices.
A fraudster posing as a real estate agent sent a couple an email asking for cash. Now, the couple may lose their entire life's savings. The Browns, anxious to move into their new home, received an email that appeared to be from their real estate agent and title company. The message asked them to wire the funds. "We were so eager to get everything done in a hurry so we could move," Anne Brown said.
Over the past year, no information security concern has demanded more media and corporate attention than ransomware. The evolution of this threat from an ineffective nuisance to a sophisticated business model generating hundreds of millions of dollars for hackers has been impressive to say the least, and the number and frequency of attacks are on the rise.
The National Association of REALTORS® has moved the tax reform bill in the right direction through it's advocacy efforts and the REALTOR® members who responded to Calls for Action. The conference committee has made some important improvements to the House and Senate legislation that ultimately will benefit some homeowners and communities. You can view the Provisions of Interest to NAR and its Members along with additional information
Hosted by ULI- Louisiana and the E.J. Ourso College of Business. This three-hour symposium has been programmed to help you plan successful Public Private Partnerships or P3s. Our local participating panelists will provide firsthand experience on either complete or active P3s of different structures. This variety of case studies will show how diverse P3 projects can be, and the different value propositions and associated risks each can bring.
When it comes to buying a home one of the most important steps is the home inspection. The items discovered during this process can be the difference in you purchasing or passing on a property. It can also be the difference in saving or spending thousands of dollars. So when the time comes for your prospective home to be inspected how can you be sure that you’re getting best inspection possible? Here are a few questions to ask.
There are some common new year’s resolutions that tend to garner our attention this time of the year. Save money, get in shape, etc. This year there may be a new one to add to your list; buy a home. While this is an important goal to have no matter the time of the year, there are some other factors in 2018 that can make this an ideal time to seriously considering purchasing a new home. Here are a few reasons why this year should be your year.
Every year there are new technological developments that change how we live and work. Today these developments are happening more quickly than ever before, and they are having sweeping changes how real estate is bought and sold. 2018 will be no different. Here are 3 big trends for 2018.
We all have apps on our phones and mobile devices that simply our lives, provide entertainment, and keep us organized. While scrolling through the App Store or Google Play Store it can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. There are a huge number of apps for a huge number of purposes. Here are 5 apps that can streamline your day-to-day professional life as a REALTOR®.
The holidays are hectic. From shopping to decorating to traveling there is always a lot to do. Winding down the year with all of these festivities combined with the thought that spring is the ideal time to list your home, makes putting your home on the market right after New Year’s a tough decision to make; but maybe it shouldn’t be.
68% percent of millennials, ages 18-34, state that the home they currently own is a temporary stop. Compare this to 36% across all other generations, and the opportunity to upgrade these buyers is immense. But how?
The expertise and experience of a REALTOR® can really pay off. You may have your mind set on a certain size, floor plan, and amenities; but are you positive that these features will meet your needs and wants? Here are a few things to keep in mind as you shop for a new home.
This is the time of the year when experts take a look in their crystal ball to see what the future may hold. Whether its major changes, new developments, or simply a continuation of things from the current year, having an idea of what is around the corner can help you plan for success and avoid unexpected challenges. Here are a few things that you should expect in 2018.
Entrusting someone to help find them and their family a place that they will call home, or to sell their home is a tremendous responsibility. These dealings feature a lot of moving parts as well as personal connection; making professionalism a must for every REALTOR®. Of course some moments can be more frustrating than others; this is where a few etiquette tips can keep you sharp, polite, professional, and successful.