News and Events
Saturday, January 19, 2019
INDUSTRY NEWS
Delaying the American Dream
The share of homeowners who view homeownership as part of the American Dream is quite high at about 90 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) most recent analysis. However, among non-homeowners, 75 percent view homeownership as part of the American Dream.
LEGISLATIVE NEWS
Here’s how much your N.J. property taxes increased last year. Murphy just disclosed it during his State of the State
New Jersey’s sky-high property taxes, the scourge of all real estate-owning-Garden State residents, rose by less than one percent from 2017 to 2018, according to Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration. The Democratic governor announced Tuesday in his first State of the State address that the one-year increase in average property tax bills was the lowest on record. The average property tax bill last year was $8,767, a $77 increase over the $8,690 bill in 2017.
TECH TIPS
10 Ways to Use Video in Your Real Estate Business
As we enter 2019, it’s a great time for video in our own industry and many others. Video brings a personal touch to the digital experience. “It humanizes the experience, so people get to like, know, and trust us,” says Maneiro. “We’re REALTORS®, but we’re people first. That’s why people are going to do business with us.” Because people are now used to seeing videos online, it can jump-start a relationship.
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Calendar Conundrums
Cultural differences aren’t limited to communication styles. Perceptions of time—and how those perceptions impact scheduling and planning—may also trigger cross-cultural confusion and frustration. In some cultures, like Germany and Switzerland, things tend to go according to plan, including precision train departures and arrivals. Generally speaking, it’s in bad form to show up late for an appointment, since one delay impacts the next commitment, and the next.
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