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FHA Energy Efficient Mortgages can lower utility costs

According to Dave McCarraher, senior account liaison with FHA’s Philadelphia office, FHA’s Energy Efficient Mortgages benefit homebuyers who want to make their houses more energy efficient, sellers who may own a home that doesn’t have up-to-date energy-saving features and remodelers who get paid to make the home improvements.

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Part 2: Licensed to what?

Many real estate offices employ office workers who keep the books, provide clerical services and greet clients at the reception desk. What kinds of work are these unlicensed, “exempt” employees permitted to perform? After all, having a bright-line definition of licensed activity would be helpful since crossing the line is a violation of law that can result in prosecution for the non-licensee and broker alike.

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Statistics show REALTOR'S® value to consumer

“Most REALTORS® aren’t studying the average price, the absorption rate, days on market. We believe it’s critical to know those statistics to convey your expertise and value. You should study and understand your local marketplace so you can counsel your buyers or sellers,” according to Dirk Zeller.

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Statistics show REALTOR’S® value to consumer

“Most REALTORS® aren’t studying the average price, the absorption rate, days on market. We believe it’s critical to know those statistics to convey your expertise and value. You should study and understand your local marketplace so you can counsel your buyers or sellers,” according to Dirk Zeller.

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Broker involvement increases REALTOR® response to legislators

Don Roth, president of the PA Association of REALTORS®, encourages Pennsylvania brokers to enroll in the Broker Involvement Program. “The intent is to get more members involved in legislative efforts,” Roth said. “Ultimately, this will give us greater influence with our national legislators and the issues we’re dealing with.”

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