The Facts Behind National Homeownership Month

Each year during June, the Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors® takes the opportunity to celebrate homeownership by showcasing individual homeowners, government officials, and various programs that protect and promote the American Dream of homeownership. 

Homeownership Month was created to encourage current and future homeowners to be advocates for homeownership and ensure current and prospective homeowners have their voices heard at local, state, and national levels of government.

GMAR Event COVID-19 Notice

All attendees of in-person GMAR hosted/held events acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that they may be exposed to or infected with COVID-19 by attending an event.  All attendees agree to adhere to current CDC COVID-19 mitigation protocols and any additional guidelines put in place by GMAR in order to maintain a high level of safety.  Individuals should not attend an event if they are not feeling well, are running a fever at the time of the event, or have been in contact with anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.  

Michigan Realtors®: Real Estate Gathering Restrictions Lifted

As you may know, a new DHHS Order came out that goes into effect on June 1, 2021. The new rules no longer regulate gatherings that take place at a residence. For other types of gatherings, the rules provide that no one is required to wear a mask outdoors, and vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors.

Under the new DHHS Order, effective June 1st, there are no longer any regulatory limits on the number of persons viewing a home during an open house or other showings. Moreover, the regulations on masks and social distancing no longer apply to home showings.

Technology Committee Genius Bar Q&A 0Round 1

The GMAR Technology Committee works to improve Association technology for the benefit of the membership. As an extra perk, they've taken on the task of answering the pressing technology questions from GMAR Members. 

Taken from the first round of submissions, below are questions from GMAR members and answers provided by GMAR's Technology Committee. 

Question: What are some great mobile apps for creating virtual tours based on either video or pictures (like a slideshow?)


Duties and Services Required Of A Licensee

Hello Michigan Realtors®, and welcome back to the Letter of the Law. Today we look at some of the differences between fiduciary duties owed to the client and the execution of services agreed to under a service provision agreement. Based on many of the calls that we receive, there seems to be a fair amount of confusion between duties owed and services rendered according to an agency agreement.

Real Estate Marketing - Social Media and the Best Time of Day to Post

There is a direct correlation between marketing and overall sales, but how you’re marketing and identifying the right time of day for the best results is like cracking the code.

As a real estate agent, one of your most important roles is that of a marketer. You’re constantly marketing yourself and your services, your client’s properties, and marketing your community to potential buyers. 98 percent of older millennials start their home search on online websites and social media.