Home inspections are a critical part of the home buying and selling process. Knowledge in the field of property inspection has become invaluable, especially in light of stricter legislation on both a state and national level.
(Updated July 2014)
Several aspects—design, development, appraisal and impact—of golf courses are explored in this field guide. This guide also explores the question of how golf courses and nature can coexist. Find out how and why developers using native vegetation, wildlife habitats, organic fertilizers, and environmentally challenged sites in their golf courses, in the featured content below. (A. Siudzinkski, Senior Library Information Specialist)
These articles, books, and other resources will help you discover what a fractional is and why your clients might be interested in them.
This Field Guide offers information and sources for those considering foreign investment opportunities.
(updated May 2014)
The state of foreclosures in the U.S has improved significantly and for those seeking bargains, the hunt is decidedly more challenging. This Field Guide provides resources and links for avoiding foreclosure, tips for investing in foreclosures and resources to learn more about this area of real estate. (M. Glick, Senior Information Specialist)
Developing new leads is crucial to expanding a successful real estate business. In this Field Guide, a wealth of resources are available to you including several toolkits from REALTOR® Magazine Online, relevant articles from various websites, plus books, eBooks, and related Field Guides from Information Central.
This updated field guide goes over the basics, reviews current security settings, and explores how REALTORS® are using Facebook to build their brand.
(Updated July 2012)
Energy audits are a great way to save money, save energy and save the planet. Find out the basics of conducting your own energy audit and how to hire a professional in this field guide.
As of January 1, 2005, telemarketers and sellers (including REALTORS®) are required to search the registry at least once every 31 days and drop from their call lists the phone numbers of consumers who have registered. This field guide provides information Do-Not-Call and Do-Not-Fax laws.
(Updated October 2013)
Do you dare disclose if there is murder or mayhem at your listing? What if the owner was a controversial person? What are the professional and logistical challenges if there is a well-publicized ghost on your next property? Don't despair, help is here! This page offers some creative marketing tools and advice for selling properties with an unsavory past. (A. Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist).