2017 Five Star Conference Experience

2017 Five Star Conference Experience

We talked to five FORCE members about their experience at the 2017 Five Star Conference. Here’s what they had to say. Nancy Braun, Broker/Owner at Showcase Realty and FORCE Advisory Council Chairperson What was your favorite part of this year’s conference? The Force...
Agents Helping Agents

Agents Helping Agents

Handling Squatters Jim Hastings, Broker/Owner at Hastings Brokerage and Vice Chairperson of the FORCE Advisory Council What are the initial signs an occupant is a squatter? When you receive a new property, you need to check for occupancy. When you do this, you also...

U.S. Housing Market: Inside Look

Ed Delgado, President and CEO of the Five Star Institute, visited the University of Texas at Austin School of Law at the end of September for the 51st Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending Institute. This two-day conference brings together professionals from...
Housing Impact of Hurricane Harvey

Housing Impact of Hurricane Harvey

At the end of August, Hurricane Harvey ravaged the city of Houston and much of Southeast Texas. The FORCE spoke with Houston resident Doug Whittemore, SVP of Default Specialty Operations at U.S. Bank, to see what the aftermath has in store for the local REO market....

Top Tips for Working with Investors

Many FORCE members have broadened their scope in recent years and are diving deeper into in the single-family rental market. We asked a few of our enterprising agents who have earned the Single-Family Rental Certification from OwnAmerica to share some of their expert...