Real Estate Corporate Transparency Act of 2024 – What You Need to Know!!! Understanding the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) 2024: Essential Information for Realtors and Business Owners in Cleveland Today, we’re delving into a critical topic that all real estate agents, especially those working with S Corps and LLCs, need to be aware of: the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) 2024. This legislation impacts a significant number of our […]
Market Update May 2024 – Market Update for Greater Cleveland! Greater Cleveland Real Estate Market Update: Key Insights from Mike Ferrante    Every month, I follow Greater Cleveland real estate market numbers, and guess what? I was wrong about one key statistic. Stay tuned to find out which one. Hi everybody, it’s Mike Ferrante with Century 21 HomeStar and the 21 Mike Team. We are […]
Real Estate Top 7 Questions Buyers Ask and How to Answer – Free Realtor Training! Top Seven Questions Buyers Ask and How to Nail Your Answers: Insights from Mike Ferrante and Tony Geraci   In today’s real estate market, it’s crucial for agents to demonstrate their value to clients. With buyer agency commissions under scrutiny, agents need to be prepared to answer tough questions from potential buyers. Here, Mike Ferrante […]
Real Estate Top 10 Questions Sellers Ask on a Listing Appointment – How to Answer! How to Ace Your Listing Appointment: Tips from Mike Ferrante   Welcome back, Cleveland Realtors! Today, we’re diving into one of the most critical aspects of our business: listing appointments. Whether you’re a seasoned agent or just starting, securing listings is the lifeblood of your career. I’m Mike Ferrante from the 21 Mike Team at […]
Real Estate 3 Key Points About the Proposed NAR Settlement! NAR Settlement Update: Key Takeaways for Realtors Are you tired of hearing about the NAR settlement yet? Well, hold onto your seats because there’s been a recent development that’s shaking up the real estate world once again. In this blog post, we’ll break down the latest news and highlight three crucial points that every Realtor, […]
Real Estate 5 Mistakes Agents Make at Their Open Houses!!! Mastering Open Houses: 5 Strategies Every Realtor Should Know Are you a realtor looking to level up your open house game? Look no further than Mike Ferrante and the 21 Mike Team at Century 21 HomeStar. Mike is joined by Tony Geraci, Broker/Owner of Century 21 HomeStar.  With years of experience and countless successful open […]
Real Estate Do I Need a Buyer’s Agent? Unlocking the Value of Buyer’s Agents: A Deep Dive into Their Essential Role   In the bustling real estate market of Cleveland, Ohio, where every transaction is a whirlwind of activity and opportunity, the role of Buyer’s Agents often comes under scrutiny. Are they truly indispensable, or are they just glorified door openers? In this […]
Real Estate Explaining De-Coupled Real Estate Commissions to Sellers! Navigating the Changing Real Estate Landscape: Insights from Mike Ferrante and the 21 Mike Team   In the dynamic world of real estate, staying ahead of the curve is essential, especially in markets like Cleveland, Ohio. With recent discussions around the decoupling of real estate commissions, Realtors must understand the implications and adapt their strategies […]
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Market Update April 2024 – Cleveland Real Estate Market Update! Cleveland Real Estate Market Update: April 2024   Are you keeping up with the latest trends in the Cleveland real estate market? If not, you’re in luck! Mike Ferrante, from Century 21 HomeStar and the 21 Mike Team, is here with another insightful real estate market update. So grab a cup of coffee and let’s […]
Real Estate Buyer Agency Agreement Presentation – Dos & Dont’s! Mastering Buyer Agency Agreements: Dos and Don’ts for Realtors   Are you a Realtor looking to refine your approach to buyer agency agreements? With the evolving landscape of real estate transactions, staying ahead of the curve is essential. In this post, we’ll delve into the dos and don’ts of presenting buyer agency agreements, focusing on […]
Real Estate NAR Pending Settlement – 5 Challenges for Realtors AND Buyers! Navigating Challenges in Real Estate with the Pending NAR Settlement A point of consideration amidst the tumultuous landscape of real estate, particularly in the wake of recent developments like the NAR settlement, is perhaps the most crucial: the impact on buyers. In the intricate dance between sellers, buyers, and agents, it’s often the buyer who […]
Real Estate NAR Lawsuit Settlement: 7 Things That Will Be Good for the Real Estate Industry! Navigating the NAR Settlement: 7 Positive Takeaways for Realtors!   We’ve heard the doom & gloom, right? How about 7 good things about the settlement?!? With many freaking out about the latest settlement, Tony and Mike will share 7 reasons the industry is actually BETTER now!  Think they are crazy?  Read and find out!   […]
Real Estate The Title Company Conundrum RESPA’s Impact on Buyer & Seller Choices – Realtor Training Navigating Real Estate Contracts: Who Picks the Title Company?   In the complex world of real estate negotiations, one question often looms large: Who picks the title company? This seemingly innocuous query can spark debates and negotiations, with both buyers and sellers eager to ensure their interests are protected. To shed light on this crucial […]
Real Estate Why Would Sellers WANT to Pay Buyer’s Agents? Unlocking the Secrets of Buyer Agent Commissions: A Conversation with Mike Ferrante and Tony Geraci   In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, discussions surrounding buyer agent commissions have become increasingly nuanced and complex. In this insightful dialogue, Mike Ferrante, representing the esteemed 21 Mike Team at Century 21 HomeStar, and Tony Geraci, the seasoned […]
Real Estate Be the Knowledge Brokers for Data in Your Market & Analyze the Statistics! The Importance of Agents Being the Primary Source of Data for Clients In the dynamic world of real estate, the headlines can often create a buzz, and one question that has been making waves is whether real estate prices are about to drop. To shed light on this matter, we turn to the experts in […]
Real Estate What is the Value of Real Estate Events and Conventions? Unlocking Success: The Impact of Real Estate Events on Realtors   In the dynamic world of real estate, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for success. Realtors, often find themselves wondering whether attending national events is worth the time and investment. Mike Ferrante, the powerhouse behind Century 21 HomeStar and the 21 Mike Team, […]
Real Estate 3 Reasons the NAR (National Association of Realtors) is SO Important! Free Realtor Training The Value of National Association of Realtors Membership: Insights from Mike Ferrante, Cleveland Realtor   Hello Realtors! It’s Mike Ferrante, your go-to Realtor from Century 21 HomeStar, and I’ve got some important insights to share with all my fellow agents out there. In today’s blog, we’re diving into the often-debated topic of National Association of […]
Real Estate When is a Property Transferred? It May Not Be When You Think! Title Transfers and Title Insurance: A Comprehensive Guide for Cleveland Realtors   Hey there, Cleveland Realtors! It’s Mike Ferrante, your trusted Cleveland Realtor from Century 21 HomeStar and 21 Mike Team. Today, we’re diving deep into the intricacies of property transfers and title insurance, shedding light on critical aspects that often leave us with burning […]
Real Estate Do Real Estate Agents Need to Practice? Bonus: Build Your Referral Network! Elevate Your Real Estate Game: The Power of Practice  In the competitive world of real estate, success often hinges on continuous improvement and effective strategies. Mike Ferrante, the dynamic speaker and leader of the 21 Mike Team at Century 21 HomeStar, emphasizes the importance of practice for real estate agents. In this blog post, we’ll […]
Real Estate Tony’s Take on the Real Estate Market Now and in the Future! Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Ohio Real Estate: Insights from Tony Geraci In a recent discussion, Tony Geraci, a seasoned real estate broker with 30 years of experience, delved into the current dynamics of the real estate market, emphasizing crucial topics like buyer agency agreements, listing commissions, and ongoing lawsuits within the National Association of […]