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Tom Salomone, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Tom Salomone is the 2016 President of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Real Estate Today talked with Tom recently at an NAR meeting in Florida. And he not only says real estate is looking good – he also shared his best advice for you – if you’re buying or selling this Spring. Tom is the broker-owner of Real Estate Two, in Coral Springs, Florida.

Michael Labout, REALTOR®

Michael Labout is a REALTOR® and Branch Broker at ERA Shields Real Estate, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Michael is the former President of the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, and currently serves as NAR’s 2016 Vice President. In 2012, Michael served as NAR’s Regional Vice President for Region 11 representing the Rocky Mountain Region states of Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

Smart Home Technology Report! April Fools Jokes

We’re going to have a little fun, with a belated look – at some of smart home tech involved – in April Fools jokes across the country! I know, that was two weeks ago, but still, there were some great pranks happening around the country – and smart home tech was right in the middle of it.

Vanessa Goggans, Morris, Manning & Martin

Vanessa Goggans is Partner in the residential real estate practice at Morris, Manning & Martin in Atlanta, and the immediate past president of the Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association.

Dale Mattison, REALTOR®

Dale Mattison is a Realtor and Associate Broker with the Mattison Group at Long & Foster Realtors in the greater Washington DC area.

Two at Once?

As you know, whether you call it the closing, the settlement or escrow, it all means the same thing – it’s the moment the property moves from the seller to the buyer. Very exciting.

But if you’re up for it, right now we’re going to talk about settlements on steroids – twice as complicated, twice as important, and twice as stressful, as a normal settlement.

And I’m talking about all those people, who sell one house, and buy another – all in one day.

That’s right – one day!

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Jessica Lautz, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Jessica Lautz is Managing Director of Survey Research and Communications at THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Michael Labout, REALTOR®

Michael Labout is a REALTOR® and Branch Broker at ERA Shields Real Estate, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Michael is the former President of the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, and currently serves as NAR’s 2016 Vice President. In 2012, Michael served as NAR’s Regional Vice President for Region 11 representing the Rocky Mountain Region states of Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

Smart Home Technology Report! April Fools Jokes

We’re going to have a little fun, with a belated look – at some of smart home tech involved – in April Fools jokes across the country! I know, that was two weeks ago, but still, there were some great pranks happening around the country – and smart home tech was right in the middle of it.

Vanessa Goggans, Morris, Manning & Martin

Vanessa Goggans is Partner in the residential real estate practice at Morris, Manning & Martin in Atlanta, and the immediate past president of the Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association.

Lisa Greene-Lewis, TurboTax

Lisa Greene-Lewis is with TurboTax. Lisa is a certified public accountant and TurboTax tax expert. She has more than 15 years of experience in tax preparation, including positions as a public auditor, controller and operations manager.

Getting the Mail!

Even after it’s all done…there’s one last thing that connects the buyer and seller – something that’s not always pleasant.

The mail!

Say you just bought a house….BUT the former owner still gets lots of mail, every single day!

Or if I sell a house….but I never get ANY of the mail addressed to my old place forwarded to me. Nothing!

OK, I know. In today’s digital world, some people never get any mail. But most of us do. Whether it’s a bank statement or a refund check or a magazine subscription. So when the house changes hands – what happens?

Continue reading “Getting the Mail!” »

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