Vince De Paul's Real Estate Reality Blog

Throwback Radio Thursday - Attorney Approval

Did you know that our very own Vince DePaul, Director of Your House Academy, started his career as a real estate broker and continuing education instructor in 1976? For ten years he produced and hosted a weekly, live call-in radio broadcast in Chicago called “Your House” where he was known as “Mr. Real Estate.” So, we are excited to bring you our “Throwback Radio Thursday!” You will be able to read the content that Vince once broadcasted across the radio! The first topic we will be discussing is attorney approval:

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Are Buyers Giving up City Life Because of COVID?

The pandemic has caused homebuyers to rethink their idea of a "perfect home."


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Future Home Prices - What Are The Experts Saying?

The economy has been largely affected by a worldwide pandemic and a recession, so what about home prices?
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Wellness in Real Estate, The Growing Trend

It has been a crazy couple of months here with nothing but great changes ahead. So, we figured it would be a good time to talk about wellness, wellness in real estate that is! It is a lifestyle and you must learn how to sell it. 
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The Housing Market Will Bring Back The Economy

Everyone is watching the American economy. As it moves, so does the entire world's economy. There is a growing consensus that the housing market is positioned to be the driving force in recovery. 

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Home Improvements That Matter The Most to Young Adults

The largest share of homebuyers are now Millennials, and they are looking for properties that are in move-in ready and want to dodge the cost of larger home repairs, according to the National Association of REALTORS® most recent home buyer and seller generational trends study.

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Buyers Are Looking to Purchase a Home, Mortgage Applications up 11%

Mortgage applications jump up 11%, showing that the spring housing market is not a total loss.
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Recruiting As A Source of Income in Real Estate

Agents come in contact with dozens of people each week and many of them are unemployed or underemployed.  Just suggesting that they might investigate a career in real estate can be a life changer for them and a source of income for you.  Don’t overlook recruiting as a way to make some dollars.
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Asked Vince - Equitable Title

The landlord finds his tenant has installed a For Sale Sign in the window of his rental until.  Vince DePaul explains why this is perfectly acceptable.  
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Legal Issues and the Real Estate Team

Many top producers develop support teams to respond to the challenge of volume business and the need for superior customer service throughout the transaction. While teams may be profitable for the real estate brokerage firm and useful to the consumer, the team approach raises some legal flags for Illinois real estate brokerage firms. 
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A REALTOR® is a licensed real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, (NAR) the largest trade group in the country.

Every agent is not a REALTOR®.  You become a REALTOR® after you pass your real estate course, pass the state license exam, join a real estate company and then join the National Association of REALTORS®.

According to the NAR, the term REALTOR has one, and only one, meaning:
"REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics."

Michael Fair, President and Director of Your House Academy is an NAR member.