With Black History Month fast approaching and the new movie “Hidden Figures” that was recently released, we will probably begin to hear more about Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. These three amazing black women assisted in putting the first men on the moon. But why is it that these women aren’t talked about in schools? Why are they excluded from the story of one of the most historical events that happened in our country? As a woman and most importantly a woman of color, I am vowing to use my influence to present to you some of the other “hidden figures” of history during the month of February. Stay tuned! Hidden Figures
Tax restructuring and home prices rising….what more should we prepare for with Trump officially being inducted into the White House this month? Trump 2017
Predictions | Will 2017 be a buyers or sellers market? According to the forecast from @GordCollins , 2017 is set to be a great year for real estate. Just a few positive factors he mentions in his forecast: moderately rising mortgage rates low risk of a housing crash for most cities millennials buyers coming into the main home buying years a trend to government deregulation labor shortages pushing up costs of production the economy will keep going – longest positive business cycle in history Donald Trump and his “drain the swamp” crew Read the remainder of his article here: 2107 Predictions
Millennials have been the top buyers of homes for 2016, slowly taking over suburbs where previously only “baby boomers” dwelled. Will 2017 be a millenial driven year again? Will YOU be joining them as a first time home buyer? Top Buyers
What’s the idea behind the REALTOR® title? Yes, there is a MAJOR difference between being a Realtor® and being a real estate agent. The biggest difference being the knowledge and commitment to the Realtor® Code Of Ethics. I just had the pleasure of of completing my review and exam of and although I uphold the standards of the code everyday, it is always inspiring to reread the code in it’s entirety. It makes me proud to be a REALTOR and a member of an organization goal is to serve the real estate needs of public. Got a moment to learn more? Read on: REALTOR’s® strive to uphold professionalism and extraordinary service to their clients, the protection of real property rights and honesty and fair dealing with the public. They are actually held to this standard by committing to a Code of Ethics. This Code was drafted in 1913! Before medical doctors and other professions had even developed ethical guidelines for their respective industries. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics addresses 3 major areas: Duties to Clients and Customers, Duties to the Public, and Duties to REALTORs®. Every 4 years a REALTOR® is required to review and be tested on knowledge of this code. I’d like to share the first 2 paragraphs of the Preamble with you. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about the REALTOR® Code of Ethics or any other real estate question. And, oh yes, I did pass my exam. Under all is the land. Upon its utilization and widely allocated ownership depends the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization. REALTORs® should recognize that the interests of the nation and its citizens require the highest and best use of the land and the widest distribution of land ownership. They require the creation of adequate housing, the building of functioning cities, the development of productive industries and farms, and the preservation of a healthful environment. Such interest impose obligations beyond those of ordinary commerce. They impose grave social responsibility and a patriotic duty to which REALTORs® should dedicate themselves, and for which they should be diligent in preparing themselves. REALTORs®, therefore, are zealous to maintain and improve the standards of their calling and share with their fellow REALTORs® a common responsibility for its integrity and honor.
If you’re on Twitter, you’ve probably seen the #CalExit hashtag floating around. Ever wondered what it may mean if California LEFT the United States? Info from your #realestategoddess via SFGate Read on… CalExit
Cyber Monday for buying houses? Could be something we may see in the future…. #CyberMonday Cyber Monday Real Estate