Mortgage Applications Advancing In 2020 – Market Update

If your team is in the NFL playoffs, for a few hours this weekend, I’m sure the situation felt a little volatile – win or lose. I feel particularly bad for fans of Houston this morning. That’s not a fun way to lose. However, you still have a chance to win our Rocket Mortgage® Super Bowl Squares Sweepstakes. I hear cash …

How Real Estate Agents Can Find A Work-Life Balance

As a real estate agent, how many times have you been told how lucky you are to have a flexible schedule? How many times has that statement made you want to scream? It’s hard to understand the demands of the industry when you’re outside looking in. But real estate agents know very well the pressures the job puts on their …

Jobs Report Misses Expectations – Market Update

If your team is in the NFL playoffs, for a few hours this weekend, I’m sure the situation felt a little volatile – win or lose. I feel particularly bad for fans of Houston this morning. That’s not a fun way to lose. However, you still have a chance to win our Rocket Mortgage® Super Bowl Squares Sweepstakes. I hear cash …

Get Ready For The Rocket Mortgage® Super Bowl Squares Sweepstakes

When your team wins the title of Super Bowl LIV Champion, it’s great. But when you win $50,000 or a $500,000 grand prize that could be used toward your dream home, it’s even better!1 Whether you’re a football fanatic or just watching for the commercials, this Super Bowl LIV, you’ll be cheering for every point. That’s because with the Rocket Mortgage® Super Bowl …

Iran Concerns Traders – Market Update

Happy New Year! Sometimes I feel like life is like that song that never ends. It just goes on and on, my friends. (That’s now stuck in your head the rest of the day. You’re welcome!) Just when we think we’re getting through one situation with China, now everyone is talking about Iran. More on that in a minute, but …

Stock Market Rises In Last Full Week Of 2019 – Market Update

With the close of the year, it’s worth taking a moment to pause and reflect. As a major fan of Detroit sports, I like to see my teams do well, and for the most part, that didn’t happen in 2019. On the other hand, everyone around me mostly has their health and is doing well. Here’s hoping for more prosperity …

2020 Real Estate Trends To Watch

If you’re a real estate agent, you know how important it is to have a complete understanding of the market and get your clients the best deal by being one step ahead whenever possible. As the decade closes, we thought we’d take a look at what most experts agree you’ll see in 2020. We’ve polished up our crystal ball, so …

Economy Gifted With Solid Growth – Market Update

This is the last blog post I’m going to end up writing before going on a little break for the holidays. Who has to go out and pick up last-second gifts over the next 24 – 48 hours? Enjoy the crowds! Just think about how much you’re keeping the economy going. That spending is going to be reflected in next …

12 Real Estate Tips For Making Every Buyer A Happy Customer

The real estate business is competitive. With so many agents out there, you need to go out of your way to ensure you make all of your customers feel special. If you don’t, you risk losing them to another agent – and you guarantee losing out on future business. You want your customers to turn to you for all of …

10 Virtual Staging Apps To Help You Get Ahead Of The Curve

Smart real estate agents know that staging is an absolute must for every home sale. In fact, 62% of listing agents agree that staging helps a home move off the market faster, according to a survey by the National Association of REALTORS®. But when you have a vacant home on your hands, is it really worth it to invest time …