Posts by Jon Gorey

What’s new in new construction
What’s new in new construction

Some supply-chain issues and price shocks have calmed in recent weeks. But the price volatility of core construction materials remains unsettling for builders trying to set their...

The do’s and don’ts of dual agency
The do’s and don’ts of dual agency

The simplest way to maintain a good reputation and stay on the right side of the law is to trust your gut and consider how you’d want your own family members to be treated in a real estate...

Dual Agency: A tale of two markets
Dual Agency: A tale of two markets

Can agents fairly represent both parties in a deal?...

What it takes to get a first-time buyer from renter to homeowner right now
What it takes to get a first-time buyer from renter to homeowner right now

A market with limited inventory and swarms of buyers can be stressful for everybody. But it’s especially challenging for first-time homebuyers — and their agents. From Houston to Chicago, from Miami to Boston, agents are relying on creativity, hustle and...

Is it too easy to  become a real estate agent?
Is it too easy to become a real estate agent?

Low barrier to entry: It’s one of the best things about the real estate industry — and also one of the...

Getting started is easy; moving  forward is hard,  particularly for  Black agents
Getting started is easy; moving forward is hard, particularly for Black agents

The barrier is not so much getting into real estate — it’s staying...

When Fannie met Freddie
When Fannie met Freddie

If Realtors, lenders and homebuyers are the stars of the real estate show, Fannie and Freddie are the unseen producers who bankroll the production from...

RPAC is always asking for money. Where do those dollars go?
RPAC is always asking for money. Where do those dollars go?

As the political fundraising arm of the National Association of Realtors, RPAC solicits voluntary contributions from Realtors — more than $5 million during the 2018 election cycle. It uses those funds to help elect candidates across the political landscape who...

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