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In this video we discuss health insurance options for Realtors. Learn how to customize plans, take advantage of subsidies, and save hundreds of dollars every month!!

Health Insurance for Realtors

In this video we discuss health insurance options for Realtors. Learn how to customize plans, take advantage of subsidies, and save hundreds of dollars every month!!

Welcome our Newest Agents

Realty Advantage is proud to welcome the newest additions to our growing team. We’re excited to have them aboard and offer our full support as they grow their business.

What is an Appraisal Waiver?

Normally during the home loan process, the lender will require an appraisal of the home. The bank needs to know that the home is worth at least as much as the requested loan. The purchaser wants to know this too! The bank wants to protect themselves in the unfortunate event…

Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Requirements

In the class we cover important topics that affect Realtors throughout Maryland. When advising buyer and seller clients, real estate agents must know the State and Local requirements for Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide.

Need Inventory? Renovation loans can help!

Are you struggling with Buyer clients because there is just not enough inventory out there? Consider a renovation loan to create more possibilities! Most Realtors in our area are having this same issue.  Qualified buyers are having trouble locking in today's low interest rates because there is just not much…

DC Short Term Rental Licenses – Are your investors using Airbnb & Vrbo?

Operating A Short-Term Rental In the District of Columbia An Update For Short-Term Rental Hosts The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) announces that it is extending the application grace period for Short-Term Rental Licenses to June 9, 2022. In support of the Short-Term Rental Regulation Act of 2018,…

NVAR Changes to Virginia Residential Sales Contract

NVAR has made several recent updates to the Virginia Residential Sales Contract Notable form updates are: Reformatted paragraph 2 to clearly state Sales Price at the top Appraisal contingency disclosed on Page 1 due to importance Gives seller option to Void contract if EMD not timely delivered by buyer Clarifies…

Rental Applications & Tenant Screening – Bright MLS Rentspree

Bright MLS subscribers can screen tenants and collect online rental applications with ease using RentSpree’s automated screening service. Visit to get started in minutes.

Maryland Fair Housing Updates

The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits the denial of housing to a person based on the person's membership in one or more of the classes protected under the Act. The federal protected classes are Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, Sex, Familial Status, and Disability.  The State of Maryland includes the 3 additional classes of Marital…

9 Tips To Protect Yourself From Wire Fraud – Hosted by Sara Cline

Wire Fraud is one of the most serious issues affecting the real estate industry today.  Cybercriminals have targeted Buyers, Sellers, Realtors, and Title Companies – resulting in over $18 billion dollars in losses. Realty Advantage offers free ongoing classes to Realtors.  In response to this growing threat, our most recent…

Agent Update – April 2023

Is your business ready for the Spring Market? In this month’s Agent Update, we offer tips that you can use to reach more clients and grow your business in 2023!

Communication Tips for Realtors – Zoom Workshop

In this video from a recent Zoom Workshop, we discuss helpful communication tips for Realtors.

Earnest Money Deposit – What Every Buyer Should Know

What You Should Know About Earnest Money and How to Protect It! If you’re getting ready to purchase a home, your agent or lender has likely already told you to be ready to put up a good amount of money as ‘Earnest Money Deposit’.  (This is also sometimes called ‘EMD’…

MD Realtors – Forms Updates

Maryland Realtors (MR) has done a major renovation to their statewide forms. They have reorganized the entire contract body, revised 7 residential forms, and added 7 new residential forms. As a result of the updates, a few forms have been removed as they are now obsolete. This refresh was a…

Are We In A Housing Bubble?

In this video we discuss the recent trend of rising rates, inflation, and concerns about a bubble in home prices. Hosted by Mike Reible, Christine Gray, and Paul Pykosh.

Diana Carrasco – New President of DC NAHREP

The DC Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) has elected one of our agents Diana Carrasco as their new President.

Social Media and Video Marketing – Agent Zoom Training

Introduction to Social Media and Video Marketing by social media experts Gene Volpe and Brian Offner. Sponsored by Paul Pykosh with Annie Mac Mortgage.

Agent Appreciation Happy Hour at Old Town Pour House

It was great to see everyone for food & drinks at the Appreciation Happy Hour – We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication, and are so proud of your success!!

Flood Insurance for Homeowners – Protect Clients & Avoid Delays

Protect your clients and avoid settlement delays. In this Zoom Training for Realtors, we discuss the basics of Flood Insurance. Our expert guests for this class are Lynn Fishman, Owner of the Insurance Store, along with Paul Pykosh, a lender and loan officer with 25 years of experience.

BRIGHT MLS – Attract and Retain Buyers with Customer Portal

Attract and retain buyers using the Customer Portal from Bright MLS – In this video, learn how to keep clients updated with the latest listings.

Agent Training – Introduction to CRM and Customer Perks

In this 1-hour Agent Zoom Training we cover two separate topics than can help Realtors to grow their business and better manage their customers- PerkPlans and CRM.

Beware the Love Letter!

 What is a love letter? And how could it be a bad thing?? Everyone would enjoy a sweet love letter, right?  Well, as it pertains to real estate it could unintentionally cause some problems. In the past, buyers liked to include an emotional letter with their offer to try…

Top 4 Tips for Buyers – How to Succeed in a Seller’s Market

Mike Reible was recently interviewed on Channel 9 News - Great Day Washington How can buyer's compete? Buying a home is tough in today's market. The inventory of homes for sale is historically low, and buyers are seeking to take advantage of low interest rates. With so much competition, listings…

Realtor Tax Planning – Write-offs, Agent LLCs, Retirement

Successful real estate agents treat their business “like a business”. Realtors need solid financial plans and budgets – just like any other business owner. As the 2nd Class in our ongoing training series, we’re excited to have Henry Meadows as our co-host.

Listings 101 – Attract Sellers with More Free Marketing Tools

Want to grow your business and win more listings? Today's real estate market is suffering from a record low inventory of homes for sale. In order to attract sellers, successful agents must have a strong online marketing presence. This video is the first of six training workshops designed for Realty…

Is Your Home Ready for Winter?

Home ownership is an exciting endeavor but you’ve got to make sure to take good care of your investment!  You should perform routine maintenance, at least every season.  This can prolong the life of mechanical and structural features of your home. Regular Spring and Fall home maintenance can also help…

Get More Listings with Virtual Tours, Drones & Video Walk-throughs

Impress Sellers and Get More Listings with high-tech marketing tools. In today’s competitive market, you need to bring more value than the competition.