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Millennials unaware of full cost of closing [VID...

By: Equity National   March 30, 2015   No Tags   Title

Millennials unaware of full cost of closing [VID...

Most experts agree that millennials are interested in buying homes. One obstacle that many will face during the process, however, is a lack of knowledge about the extent of closing costs.  The majority of millennials are completely unaware of the extra costs that get tacked onto the price of a home during the closing process, and those who are uninformed could see their deals fall off track due to unexpected costs. It’s not just these y...

8 Ways to Protect Financial Information

By: Equity National   March 23, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

8 Ways to Protect Financial Information

With so many security breaches making the news lately, it can be an extraordinary challenge to maintain a secure financial identity in today’s world. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to help keep your financial information safe. Be sure to share these tips with your clients to assist them with guarding their finances and identify.  Protect all your PINs and passwords. Cover the key pad when entering numbers. Mak...

Making a connection with millennial clients [VID...

By: Equity National   March 17, 2015   No Tags   Title

Making a connection with millennial clients [VID...

The talk of the housing industry is that millennials are finally ready to sweep in, save the day and mark the beginning of the end of the recovery.  While the stage has yet to be properly set for a millennial entrance, research indicates that many people born in 1981 or later are nearly prepared to begin the home buying process, which means that businesses are going to have to make sure they’re ready to relate to the younger g...

Networking for Introverts: 5 Tips to Make it Eas...

By: Equity National   March 16, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Networking for Introverts: 5 Tips to Make it Eas...

Networking can be extraordinarily useful if you do it regularly. However, many people stay away from networking because it can be awkward or they may not know how to network. Introverts, in particular, often have a hard time easing into networking. Take a look at these 5 tips to make networking easier.  Be Prepared – Have some ice breaker conversation starters in mind to use. Being aware of the latest news and knowing what’s tr...

How to properly use a customer satisfaction surv...

By: Equity National   March 10, 2015   No Tags   Title

How to properly use a customer satisfaction surv...

Surveying your customers shows that you want the best for them, and will also help you improve the quality of your business – but only if it is done right.  Asking consumers what they think of your business will show you what areas you need to improve in, as well as where you’re already doing quite well. Knowing what customers want – as well as showing them you’re interested in what they think – will ultimately provide you with ...

Credit Score vs. Credit Report: What your client...

By: Equity National   March 9, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Credit Score vs. Credit Report: What your client...

The terms ‘credit score’ and ‘credit report’ are often used when discussing mortgages with clients. In many cases, they are thought to be one in the same by clients; however there are several differences that should be discussed. Both credit reports and credit scores are used to determine eligibility for a mortgage, but they both have significance in themselves. A credit report is a record of a person’s credit history over the ye...

Job postings indicate mortgage comparison tool f...

By: Equity National   March 4, 2015   No Tags   Closing

Job postings indicate mortgage comparison tool f...

Google has been helping people find things for a long time now. In fact, the search engine is so much so the go-to source for questions that its name is basically a verb. So, it’s no surprise the company has taken an all-in approach to helping people find homes now.  In 2012, Google launched a mortgage, auto insurance, credit card and travel comparison tool - aptly named Compare - in the U.K. A similar version also exists...

New CFPB forms get bad response [VIDEO]

By: Equity National   March 4, 2015   No Tags   Title

New CFPB forms get bad response [VIDEO]

Two organizations have criticized one government watchdog agency’s recent updates to a couple of documents that play an important role in housing today.  The American Land Title Association recently explained that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s renewed Closing Disclosure form, set to be released in the near future, could end up confusing home buyers. Not long before the ALTA’s critique of the disclosure document, AC...

5 Low Cost Ways to Increase the Value of a Home

By: Equity National   March 2, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

5 Low Cost Ways to Increase the Value of a Home

There are several ways to increase the value of a home before it goes on the market. Some of the easiest fixes are thankfully also the most inexpensive. When appropriate, offer these suggestions to your sellers before they decide to show their home for the first time. Declutter and deep clean- Have your client remove any unnecessary furniture or décor that might make a space seem smaller than it actually is and clean everything. F...

5 Low Cost Ways to Increase the Value of a Home

By: Equity National   March 2, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

5 Low Cost Ways to Increase the Value of a Home

There are several ways to increase the value of a home before it goes on the market. Some of the easiest fixes are thankfully also the most inexpensive. When appropriate, offer these suggestions to your sellers before they decide to show their home for the first time. Declutter and deep clean- Have your client remove any unnecessary furniture or décor that might make a space seem smaller than it actually is and clean everything. For i...

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