Jim  Lopez

Jim Lopez


License #: DRE #01262093


510-226-2444 ext. 2040
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Split Decision: The Who, When and Why of Commission Negotiations

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 7 hours 47 min ago

How much are you worth to your brokerage, as an agent? As a broker, how much are your agents worth to you?

Beyond the very important, but less quantifiable aspects of this calculation—culture, branding and networking—there are the hard numbers behind compensation. How much money goes back into your pocket (as an agent), and how much production an agent brings to your team (as a broker or leader) will often be the primary factor deciding the success of an agent-broker partnership.

DOJ Reaches Settlement With Facebook Parent Over Alleged Fair Housing Violation

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 7 hours 48 min ago

A lawsuit claiming that Facebook’s parent company allegedly violated federal housing law appears to be nearing its close as the tech giant has agreed to change its advertising system per a proposed settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

7 Common Questions Clients Have Before Selling Their Home

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 7 hours 49 min ago

Between the complexities of the real estate market and the changeable landscape of financing and property value, your clients likely have an abundance of questions regarding the sale of their homes. We took a poll of some sellers and found the following questions to be the most frequent. We’ve also re-capped some common answers from our network of real estate experts.

Q: “What are methods to determine the value of my home?”
A: There are two common ways to determine the value of a home:

How Pre-Listing Home Inspections Benefit You and Your Clients

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 7 hours 50 min ago

A pre-listing home inspection is an excellent way to get ahead of the game in this or any other market, and our home inspectors encourage sellers because they put them in a strong position. Even in today’s hot market, it makes sense for a seller to do a pre-listing home inspection, especially in light of the horror stories being shared by buyers who waived home inspections in the hopes of getting to the head of the line in the competition for a home.

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