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2024 USPAP: Nondiscrimination Enhancements to the ETHICS RULE

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, 2024 USPAP have tirelessly formulated and enforced the ethical and performance mandates for US appraisers over the years. Amidst rising concerns over the ambiguous language perceived to facilitate discrimination. The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) has taken decisive steps to rectify this. This blog post offers a detailed examination of the revised ETHICS RULE, specifically the Nondiscrimination section, and outlines its implications for the 2024 USPAP

The Revised Nondiscrimination of the ETHICS RULE

Recent years have shed light on the alleged discriminatory practices in appraisals. Propelling the ASB to meticulously modify the ETHICS RULE to unambiguously prohibit such conduct. This revision has primarily […]

February 21st, 2024|

Your Home Inspection Business: A Guide to Protect Your Livelihood

Your home inspection business can be as rewarding as it is challenging. As a hands-on venture, it is accompanied by its share of risks and liabilities. One potent way to safeguard your business against these unforeseen perils is to arm yourself with a robust insurance policy. In particular, the lack of Liability and Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance can be a dangerous gamble that could cost your home inspection business dearly.

The purpose of this guide is to help you understand the importance of Liability and E&O insurance, as well as how to find the right coverage for your home inspection business. We’ll also provide some tips on […]

February 17th, 2024|

Unpacking the NYS Internet Advertising Regulations for Real Estate

A significant shift in the real estate landscape has resulted from the New York State Department of State’s recent move to adopt new advertising regulations for Real Estate. The regulatory changes primarily target real estate brokers who use lead generation platforms such as Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, among others. The main focus is to ensure enhanced clarity in disclosures, especially for those advertising on these popular property-search platforms. Overall. lets begin by unpacking the new NYS internet advertising regulations for Real Estate.

Key Definitions

Before delving into the regulations themselves, it is crucial to understand the jargon associated with them.

  1. Advertising and Advertisement refer to any promotion or solicitation tied […]
February 13th, 2024|

Rising Above the Urban Jungle: Common Hurdles in NYC Real Estate

Navigating the intricate world of New York City’s real estate can be a daunting but rewarding experience. As you embark on your real estate journey in the city that never sleeps, you’ll quickly realize that there are common hurdles in NYC real estate that demand your attention. These hurdles are more than just challenges; they’re opportunities for growth and success. In this guide, The Manfred Real Estate Learning Center will explore three key challenges every investor should be well-prepared to tackle. So, whether you’re a seasoned real estate enthusiast or a newcomer to property investment, fasten your seatbelt as we delve into the […]

February 9th, 2024|

The Home Inspector Wish List

A Real Estate licensee’s job is to ease the process of buying or selling properties for their clients. One crucial part of this process is inspecting the home in question. Enter the home inspector: a real estate agent’s silent partner, their magnifying glass into the quality, vitality, and potential of the property. But what does a Real Estate agent really look for in a home inspector? What qualities top their wish list? Let’s dive in.

Expertise & Certification

When it comes to their chosen home inspector, real estate agents desire someone who is the absolute expert in their line of work. While experience and familiarity with home inspection processes […]

February 5th, 2024|

How to Get a Real Estate License in New York

If you’re eager to explore a career in the bustling New York real estate market, you must obtain a Real Estate Salesperson License from the New York Department of State (NYDOS). This in-depth blog post will guide you through the crucial steps, covering the vital actions you need to take to become a licensed real estate agent and immerse yourself in New York’s dynamic property landscape.

Prerequisites for Becoming a Real Estate Agent in New York

Before diving into the licensing process, ensure you meet the NYDOS prerequisites to qualify for the real estate salesperson course:

  1. Age Requirement: You must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Criminal Record: You […]
February 1st, 2024|

Ascend The Ladder of Continual Learning: NY Home Inspector

As we embrace 2024, there’s no better tune to hum than the rhythm of home inspector continual learning. Operating amidst the fast-paced world of New York real estate. Home Inspectors bear the mighty responsibility of unraveling the delicate threads that hold a property together. Seeking to fulfill the NYS Division of Licensing’s mandated 24 hours of Continuing Education (CE)? Look no further! The prestigious Manfred Real Estate Learning Center is your ultimate academic sanctuary.

With a wide range of courses, we offer the most comprehensive curriculum for home inspector continual learning. Our instructors are all seasoned professionals who have been in the industry for years. And know what […]

January 25th, 2024|

Riding the Tides of the Housing Market in 2024

Riding the tides of the Housing Market in 2024. Picture this: after cresting the peak in the preceding years, the market surged downhill dramatically, with sales of pre-existing homes recording a precipitous drop of 19% year-over-year. Consequently, this market chill is reflected in the median home price. Which ascended to a notch of $387,600 in November 2023, a 4% rise from the preceding year, despite the stinging winds of turbulence. Furthermore, mortgage rates echoed the gale of instability, dipping and rising unpredictably. Culminating in an average of 6.9% in the fateful year of 2023, following a spike beyond the 7% marker in late 2022.

Dawn has risen upon […]

January 21st, 2024|

Up Your Game As A Real Estate Appraiser

Sharpen your real estate appraiser skills like never before and welcome the new year with unparalleled know-how and insight. With New York State requiring a generous 28 hours of Continuing Education (CE) for Real Estate Appraisers, including everyone’s favorites – the 7 hour USPAP Update and Fair Housing and Fair Lending topics, it’s time to step up your game. Behold, Manfred Real Estate Learning Center!

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center is the premier provider of real estate appraiser education in New York State. We offer a wide range of courses that will help you meet your CE requirements. Our instructors are experienced appraisers who have been teaching for […]

January 17th, 2024|

Turbocharge Your Real Estate Career in 2024

As a real estate professional in New York, you’re likely already familiar with the 22.5 hours of Continuing Education (CE) required to keep your real estate career active. A new year is afoot, so why not ignite your career anew by becoming a Manfred Member?

The Manfred Real Estate Learning Center is a comprehensive online learning platform. That provides you with the tools and resources to turbocharge your real estate career. With over 550 hours of CE courses, you can complete all of your required continuing education in one place. You’ll also have access to a library of self-paced online courses and other high impact digital marketing […]

January 2nd, 2024|

Marketing Rural Properties for Tranquility Seekers

We are witnessing a momentous shift on the horizon of the real estate world, marketing rural properties. An escalating interest in the serenity of rural properties. More and more tranquility seekers, yearning for a respite from the incessant hustle and bustle of city life, are finding solace in the simplicity and calm that country homes offer.

This current trend unlocks immense opportunities for real estate investors venturing into this space and for those who aim to make these peaceful abodes their homes. Reacting to this shift, the real estate market has started adopting new strategies to cater to the unique needs and aspirations of this burgeoning market segment.

Unveiling the Unique Charm […]

December 20th, 2023|

Real Estate Digital Marketing

Once upon a digital eve, there was a business. Its ambition was as vast as the Florida coastline, yet it felt as lost as an alligator in Antarctica. Then, like a superhero swooping in from the dazzling realm of algorithms and keywords, enter Manfred Marketing. Your professional savior, your knight in shining online armor, your Florida Real Estate Digital Marketing Experts. Hang on to your keyboards. As we prepare to unravel the almighty power of Manfred Marketing’s SEO Services for Real Estate Professionals!

Let’s start with the basics. We all want our business to be noticed, right? Without proper visibility, your business might as well be a coveted […]

December 3rd, 2023|

Staying Competitive: Tips for NYC Real Estate Agents

The New York City real estate market requires agility and informed strategies. This dynamic environment presents unique challenges and opportunities for professionals. For real estate agents, staying ahead means embracing continuous professional development and adapting to market trends. This article offers practical tips for NYC real estate agents aiming to enhance their skills and competitiveness. Whether you are a seasoned agent or new to the field, these tips will equip you with the knowledge to thrive in the ever-changing landscape of NYC real estate.

Navigating This Unique Real Estate Landscape

The New York City real estate market is known for its rapid pace and diverse property offerings, […]

December 1st, 2023|

Key Takeaways from the 2023 NAR Lawsuit

In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, staying updated with the latest developments is crucial. The 2023 National Association of Realtors (NAR) lawsuit has sent ripples through the industry, and it’s imperative to grasp the key takeaways from this significant legal battle.

Overview of the 2023 NAR Lawsuit

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has long been a dominant force in the real estate industry, representing real estate professionals and shaping industry standards. However, in recent years, the NAR has faced a legal challenge that could have profound implications for the real estate market.

The 2023 NAR lawsuit is a class-action lawsuit that accuses the NAR of engaging in anti-competitive practices that harm […]

November 4th, 2023|

Building Lasting Client Connections in New York City

New York City, a global hub of culture, finance, and real estate, pulsates with an unmatched vibrancy. The mantra is clear for realtors striving to carve a niche in this bustling metropolis: building lasting client connections in New York City. In a city where every corner boasts a real estate opportunity and every street echoes the footsteps of potential buyers and sellers, forging genuine, enduring connections becomes the bedrock of sustainable success. With many properties vying for attention and many agents competing for a slice of the market, the ability to genuinely connect can set you apart.

Understanding the NYC Real Estate Client

The allure of the Big […]

November 1st, 2023|

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