When sellers accept an offer but keep trying for better

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April 29, 2021

 

 

Can You Discard an Accepted Offer?

In this red-hot market, some sellers are adding a kick-out clause, which enables them to keep fielding offers after they’ve signed a sale contract. Here’s how it works.

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NAR Shares Concerns on Jobs Plan Tax Provisions 

While applauding provisions on housing and broadband, NAR expressed concern about how several tax ideas in the proposal President Biden outlined yesterday could affect the broader economy and access to affordable housing. Separately, read NAR Vice President of Government Advocacy Joe Harris's analysis of Biden’s work on housing in the first 100 days of his administration.

Top NAR Priorities: Housing Equality, Commercial Recovery

The bulk of NAR’s policy goals this year are aimed at improving equal access to housing and helping the commercial market recover from the pandemic.

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Existing-Home Sales Drop While Prices Keep Climbing

March housing market activity declined 3.7% from February but increased 12.3% year over year.

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates Drop

Mortgage rates fell below 3%, following the downward trend of the 10-year Treasury yield.

Q&A Corner: How to Use Race and Home Buying Report

Hear perspectives on how you can use NAR’s Snapshot of Race and Home Buying in America, along with insights into the data and the results NAR economists found most interesting.

PPP Fix for ‘Schedule C Filers’ Introduced

If you took out a Paycheck Protection Program loan before March, you may have received a lower amount than you’re eligible for because of the way you report income. A bipartisan proposal would give independent contractors, sole proprietors, and the self-employed more money.

 

Treasury Issues Guidance for Homeowner Assistance Fund

New information explains how the fund’s $9.9 billion — to help struggling homeowners meet mortgage, home insurance, and utility payments — will be prioritized and distributed.

House Passes SAFE Banking Act

The bill provides a clear framework for cannabis businesses or businesses that work with them to access federally insured financial institutions in states that have legalized marijuana.

Top Political Correspondents Join 2021 Legislative Meetings

CNN political correspondent Van Jones and NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson headline the Federal Legislative & Political Forum at the 2021 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings on May 12. They’ll address the political environment in Washington, D.C., and around the country.

MVP Offer: Watch Video for Big Rewards

Earn a free download of the 7 Streams of Lead Gen Success webinar plus a chance to win a new Series 6 Apple Watch when you register and watch a brief video on how to calculate turnover rates and use RPR® to set up your farm area through NAR’s MVP program by April 30.

Grow Your Charity with a Good Neighbor Award

The Good Neighbor Awards program is looking for NAR members who are passionate about volunteering. Apply by May 7 and you could win a $10,000 grant and national publicity for your charity.

Two-Day Senior Housing Course Nearly Half Off

Looking to help seniors navigate a rapidly changing real estate landscape? Register by May 25 to get this dynamic online course for $149 — nearly half off the regular $295 price — to learn to be the bridge that connects the 50+ community to the housing they deserve.

Save on e-PRO® Certification

Register today for the live, two-day virtual e-PRO® course May 25-26 to save nearly $100. For only $149, you’ll build digital marketing skills. With the e-PRO® certification, increase your ability to reach customers, expand your capabilities, and build trust by safeguarding client information.

Your REALTOR® Store is Designed for You

Find the tools, data, and intel you need to sharpen your lead-generation skills, build your strategic business plan, and up your social media game. Every resource you need is waiting for you at your new REALTOR® Store.

Mark Your Calendar

 

REALTORS® Legislative Meetings

May 10-15, 2021 | Virtual

REALTORS® come together to learn, network, and shape housing policy.

iOi Summit

Aug. 16-17, 2021 | Boston

Register now to forge connections that will promote the growth of new products and services.

C5 Summit

Sept. 27-29, 2021 | New York

Join this economic development opportunity for commercial brokers and agents.

REALTORS® Conference & Expo

Nov. 12-15, 2021 | San Diego

Save the dates for the year’s biggest industry event.

 

 

 

 

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