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The coronavirus pandemic is rapidly changing the way REALTORS® conduct business. Virtual tours and app-based conferencing have played a major role while brokerages scramble to balance excellent client service with social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and other elements of the new normal. Perhaps the most profound lesson, in the view of leading residential and commercial REALTORS® around the nation, is that COVID-driven changes will make …

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The REALTOR® Party: Your Voice for Advocacy

As a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, you are also a member of the REALTOR® Party—the only advocacy group in America that fights exclusively for homeownership, real estate investment, strong communities, and the free enterprise system. While you are working hard helping your clients invest in property ownership, and ultimately their future, the REALTOR® Party has your back. Whether it’s city hall, …

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Where Real Estate Marketing Technology Is Heading

As the country practices social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus, these tech tools are helping agents stay connected and showcase listings. by Adrian Fisher The proliferation of marketing technology has had a massive impact across numerous sectors, real estate included. Now, with the rise in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and the increased practice of social distancing to curb its spread, real …

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Focus On What You Can Control

The world is changing, but there are opportunities in change. by Tim and Julie Harris How’s this for an outlier’s point of view? Now is the best time to be a real estate professional. Yes, now. You might be wondering why now is the best time, when we’re in the midst of a deadly pandemic, the largest jobless rate since the Great Depression, and major …

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Legislative Update – July/August

Governor Cuomo announces new COVID rental assistance program Governor Cuomo announced the launching of an emergency COIVD rental assistance program to provide eligible low-income households with a one-time rental subsidy paid directly to landlords and housing providers. The program, which is capped at $100 million, is administered by New York State Homes and Community Renewal. For eligibility criteria and application, click here. New York’s …

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July President’s Message

Welcome to Phase 4! As I write this article the Capital Region Real Estate industry has been back open for a few weeks and agents are trying to navigate the new guidelines for assisting buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. As we are learning, things have certainly changed in how we do business. We now must utilize proper PPE’s. We can no …

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Hot Temps – Hotter Market

While business owners across New York’s regions spent much of June preparing to re-open, REALTORS® took a deep breath, donned masks and gloves, and got busy. Very busy. Last month Sellers received 96 percent of the original list price causing the median sales price to increase to $225,000. As more consumers show interest in buying a home, upward pressure on prices will most likely …

Pent Up Demand Hits Capital Region Real Estate Market

As the Capital Region marked its paces through New York on Pause to New York Forward, real estate shows signs of initial recovery. Continued mortgage rates at or below 3.3 percent and the welcomed activity of Phases 2 and 3 are enabling buyers and sellers to return to what was a busy market in the first quarter of 2020. Though the effects of COVID-19 …