Category: Blog

Corporate Rates Available From Embassy Suites

We Are Pleased To Announce That We Now Have Corporate Rates Available For Your Lodging Needs In Kissimmee.   Hello OSCAR Members, Affiliates and Instructors,   Our corporate rate is with Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South, which is one the preferred hotels in the Orlando/Kissimmee area. Further, should the corporate rate […]

How to Keep Hackers Out of Your Email

The FBI reports that email phishing accounts for 95 percent of cybersecurity threats. That’s why client communications are a key component of “cyber hygiene,” legal and law enforcement experts said during the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s Cybersecurity Conference in Chicago, which focused on threats to the real estate industry. The typical advice […]

REALTOR Benefits® Partner Placester Offers Free Websites to All Realtors®

REALTOR Benefits® Partner Placester Offers Free Websites to All Realtors® Media Contact: Cole Henry / 202-383-1290 / Email (link sends e-mail) WASHINGTON (May 17, 2017) – Last year, Realtors® spent a median of $70 to maintain a website. To help reduce business costs, Placester (link is external), a real estate website and marketing platform, is […]

5 Office Uses for AI Voice-Assist Devices

5 Office Uses for AI Voice-Assist Devices From calendar scheduling to website monitoring, voice-activated digital assistants, such as those powered by Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant, are starting to aid brokerages with day-to-day operations. April 2017 | By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Voice-activated digital assistants equipped with artificial intelligence are among the hottest and fastest growing […]

11 Reasons For Sale By Owner Is A Terrible Idea

11 reasons for sale by owner is a terrible idea Agents can save sellers time, money, liability and hassle by Chris Rediger Jun 10   Key Takeaways FSBOs are more costly than homeowners realize — including lower sales prices and hidden fees. Selling a home is a complicated transaction — sellers and buyers alike can […]

Why Be A Volunteer?

Why Be A Volunteer? What makes the world go around?   Volunteers make the world go around.  Our Association has over 3200 members and we know how to volunteer.  Just in 4 months this year….we have added a ramp to a senior Veteran’s home, collected 72 new suitcases for the Foster children of Osceola so when […]

Reports: Homes Sell Faster, Close Quicker

Reports: Homes sell faster, close quicker WASHINGTON – April 25, 2017 – Combining two reports – a listing average from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and a days-to-closing by Ellie Mae, the average time it takes for a home to go from first day on the market to the closing table is 73 days. […]

4 Reasons International High-Net-Worth Buyers Invest In U.S. Real Estate

4 reasons international high-net-worth buyers invest in U.S. real estate Economic opportunity and political safeguard make it an attractive place to put your money by Raj Purohit Key Takeaways •The rule of law still matters to international real estate investors. •High-net-worth individuals investing in real estate do not act monolithically. •The U.S. must take advantage […]