6 reasons your client should walk away from buying a house

As a buyer’s agent, it’s your responsibility to represent your client’s best interests. This might entail advising your client to back out of a deal. If one of these six scenarios presents itself, it’s time for your client to abandon the sale.

‘Testing the market’ is dead! 5 reasons sellers need to let it go

Increasing access to market data, evolving buyer behaviors and the new COVID-19 realities have made this practice obsolete. Here are five reasons to share with sellers to keep them from making this costly mistake.

Search With Style helps agents market architectural styles

Founded in part by agents at Compass Nook Real Estate Group and a proptech entrepreneur, the new portal lets buyers find specific architectural styles and agents offer sellers a new marketing resource.

Zillow will allow self-tours on all company-owned homes

The company is also adding a digital floor plan to all Zillow-owned listings.

This is the best city for first-time homebuyers

A new ranking from WalletHub looks at the best and worst cities for first-time homebuyers.

Millennials are confused about real estate

Although millennials will likely make up the largest percentage of homebuyers this year, the generation appears to be under-informed about real estate.

Zillow now displays local LGBT legal protections on all home listings

On Monday, Zillow launched “LGBT Local Legal Protections,” a resource that shows whether listings are located in communities that protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

How the coronavirus pandemic is changing home financing

Vishal Garg and Adena Hefets discussed how the pandemic is impacting financing for homebuyers during a panel titled “Advances in Ways to Buy a Home.”

Why I recommend Credit Karma to my clients

If you are a real estate agent who works with a lot of homebuyers, especially ones who may need a little financial assistance, Credit Karma’s free services are something worth educating yourself about.

What are the benefits and risks of alternative financing?

Find out what products real estate pros are using to help their buyers buy — and what to watch out for if you choose an alternative finance option.