Minnesota Realtors

Nod to Reality: Minnesota Home Buyers Can Now Take Their Own Pictures, Video of “For Sale” Homes

“Opt-Out” Option for Home Sellers [Editor’s Note: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, or any other entity referenced. If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney.] “Seller understands the prospective buyers and others authorized to access the Property may record the Property...
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How (at Least Some) Minnesota Realtors Spend New Year’s Eve

Can You Say, “Great Customer Service?” What do you do when your client is away for the day, and you have not one but two scheduled showings? And, thanks to icy conditions, the home’s front walk is especially treacherous? If you’re Edina Realty – City Lakes agent Susan Anderson, you show up at your client’s with...
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Prospects Who Decline to Initial That They’re Declining to Initial

“Turtles All the Way Down” Realtors who don’t want to run afoul of the Minnesota Department of Commerce take care to have prospective clients sign and initial — (very) early in the relationship** — a state-required form called “Agency Relationships in Real Estate Transactions.” So early, in fact, that the would-be client may not yet be...
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Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Announces 2016 “Super Real Estate Agent” Nominations

Three-Peat . . . x 3!! I’m delighted to report that I’ve been nominated as a 2016 Mpls. St. Paul Magazine “Super Real Estate Agent.” The award is jointly sponsored by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business; an independent research company, Crescendo Business Services, makes the selections based on polling the two magazines’ subscribers plus 20,000...
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Looming Continuing Education Deadline for Minnesota Realtors

I doubt that the continuing education deadline for CPA’s is April 15. So, why is it that the deadline for Minnesota Realtors to complete their annual continuing ed is June 30? Especially for agents at bigger brokers (Edina Realty more than qualifies), that effectively pushes up the deadline to the end of May, so that...
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