Agents Embrace Effort to Expand Private Flood Insurance

A life preserver of sorts will be available to homeowners submerged in the troubling waters of flooding, according to the National Association of Realtors— that is thanks to action the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced last week, related to the extended availability of additional private flood insurance options to U.S. consumers. The FHA proposal would pave the [...]

REO Horror Stories, Or Is This Really My Life?

FORCE Member Carmen Quinn, Premier Properties & Associates, Inc., shares some of her memorable experiences from the REO trenches. Panic, sweaty hands, throbbing temples, thoughts of, “Why is this happening to me?”—I know we all have a horror story or two from our careers in REO. I would like to share with you three of [...]

When Agents Pay for Leads

A look at Zillow Premier Agent and whether it’s worth the cost Real estate agents work tirelessly to capture and nurture leads. Zillow promises to deliver leads to agents for a fee through its Zillow Premier Agent program. As the largest real estate search engine with 188 million visitors per month, the program sounds enticing, [...]