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JP & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) Expands into the Great Lakes Bay Region, Michigan

JP & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) Expands into the Great Lakes Bay Region, Michigan

JPAR Franchising, LLC (Franchising Division of JP & Associates, REALTORS®) has recently entered into a new expansion agreement to further the brand’s presence throughout the United States with the opening of its first office in Michigan. Scheduled to open in May 2020, the new franchise will be located in the Great Lakes Bay Region, servicing multiple areas throughout the state.

Having sold over 60 offices, JP & Associates, REALTORS® (JPAR) continues its rapid expansion as America’s fastest-growing 100% commission brokerage (REAL Trends) and top ten hottest business franchise in the US (Inc. Magazine).

Geoff Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of JPAR Franchising, commented, “With our expansion into Michigan, JPAR will have opened its doors across 12 states throughout the US.” He added, “I am confident that this office will serve as a beacon of excellence for future locations throughout Michigan. We look forward to supporting what will undoubtedly serve as a prosperous franchise dedicated to exceeding the expectations of its agents and clients.”

About JP and Associates REALTORS®
At JP & Associates, REALTORS®, we’ve built a company that focuses on putting agents first. Opening in 2011, JPAR is taking the real estate industry by storm and JPAR Franchising has earned accolades such as Top 10 Hottest Franchise (according to Inc.), a three-time Inc. 5000 honoree (2019: #1004), and the Fastest-Growing 100% Commission Brokerage and Franchise in the USA (according to Real Trends 500). Since offering franchise services in 2018, JPAR has expanded to 14 states in addition to the brokerage in Texas.

JPAR operates multiple offices across Alabama, Arizona, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas.

JPAR is expanding nationwide and offers franchising opportunities for entrepreneurial real estate professionals.

To inquire about franchising or to learn more, please, fill out the following:

 

  • By submitting your information, you agree to send your info to JP & Associates REALTORS® and/or JPAR Franchising, LLC. who agrees to use it in accordance with our privacy policy.

JP & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) Expands into Bethesda, Maryland

JP & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) Expands into Bethesda, Maryland

JPAR Franchising, LLC (Franchising Division of JP & Associates, REALTORS®) has recently entered into a new expansion agreement to further the brand’s presence across Maryland. JPAR’s second office in Maryland will be located in Bethesda, MD, opening concurrently with the Annapolis office, both of which are scheduled to open in June 2020. The Bethesda franchise will be servicing areas throughout Maryland, as well as areas of Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Having sold 60 franchises, JP & Associates, REALTORS® (JPAR) continues its rapid expansion as America’s fastest-growing 100% commission brokerage (Real Trends) and top ten hottest business franchise in the US (Inc. Magazine).

Geoff Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of JPAR Franchising, commented, “At JPAR, we are building our nationwide network of franchises with the very best brokers and agents. The owner of the upcoming Bethesda office has reached the pinnacle of the industry in the greater D.C. area. He is widely respected for his productivity, integrity, and leadership. We are proud to have him open an office in Bethesda and look forward to supporting his growth plans.”

About JP and Associates REALTORS®
At JP & Associates, REALTORS®, we’ve built a company that focuses on putting agents first. Opening in 2011, JPAR is taking the real estate industry by storm and JPAR Franchising has earned accolades such as Top 10 Hottest Franchise (according to Inc.), a three-time Inc. 5000 honoree (2019: #1004), and the Fastest-Growing 100% Commission Brokerage and Franchise in the USA (according to Real Trends 500). Since offering franchise services in 2018, JPAR has expanded to 14 states in addition to the brokerage in Texas.

JPAR operates multiple offices across Alabama, Arizona, D.C., Indiana, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas.

JPAR is expanding nationwide and offers franchising opportunities for entrepreneurial real estate professionals.

To inquire about franchising or to learn more, please, fill out the following:

 

  • By submitting your information, you agree to send your info to JP & Associates REALTORS® and/or JPAR Franchising, LLC. who agrees to use it in accordance with our privacy policy.

How Technology Is Enabling The Real Estate Process

How Technology Is Enabling The Real Estate Process

Today’s everyday reality is pretty different than it looked just a few weeks ago. We’re learning how to do a lot of things in new ways, from how we work remotely to how we engage with our friends and neighbors. Almost everything right now is shifting to a virtual format. One of the big changes we’re adapting to is the revisions to the common real estate transaction, which all vary by state and locality. Technology, however, is making it possible for many of us to continue on the quest for homeownership, an essential need for all.

Here’s a look at some of the elements of the process that are changing (at least in the near-term), due to stay-at-home orders and social distancing, and what you may need to know about each one if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home sooner rather than later.

1. Virtual Consultations – Instead of heading into an office, you can meet with real estate and lending professionals through video chat. Whether it’s your first initial needs analysis as a buyer or your listing appointment as a seller, you can still get the process started remotely and create a plan together. Your trusted advisor is still on your side.

2. Home Searches & Virtual Showings – According to theNational Association of Realtors (NAR), the Internet is one of the three most popular information sources buyers use when searching for homes. Your real estate agent can send you listing information and help you request a virtual showing when you’re ready to start looking. This means you can virtually walk through the homes on your wish list while keeping your family safe. As a seller, you can still have virtual open houses and virtual tours too, so as not to miss those buyers looking to find a home right now.

3. Document Signing – Although this is another area that varies by state, today more portions of the transaction are being done digitally. In many areas, your agent or loan officer can set up an account where you can upload all of the required documents and sign electronically right from your computer.

4. Sending Money – Whether you need to pay for an appraisal or submit closing costs, there are options available. Depending on the transaction and local regulations, you may be able to pay by credit card, and most banks will also allow you to wire funds from your account. Sometimes you can send a check by mail, and in some states, a mobile escrow agent will pick up a check from your home.

5. Closing Process – Again, depending on your area, a mobile notary may be able to bring the required documents to your home before the closing. If your state requires an attorney to be present, check with your legal counsel to see what options are available. Also, depending on the title company, some are allowing drive-thru closings, which is similar to doing a transaction at a bank window.

Although these virtual processes are starting to become more widely accepted, it does not mean that this is the way things are going to get done from now on. Under the current circumstances, however, technology is making it possible to continue much of the real estate transaction today.

Bottom Line

If you need to move today, technology can help make it happen; there are options available. To learn about the specific regulations in your area, contact a local real estate professional to discuss your situation, so you don’t have to put your real estate plans on hold.

Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying

Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying

As our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we’re all left wondering how long this will last. How long will we feel the effects of the coronavirus? How deep will the impact go? The human toll may forever change families, but the economic impact will rebound with a cycle of downturn followed by economic expansion like we’ve seen play out in the U.S. economy many times over.

Here’s a look at what leading experts and current research indicate about the economic impact we’ll likely see as a result of the coronavirus. It starts with a forecast of U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

According to Investopedia:

“Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the total monetary or market value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country’s borders in a specific time period. As a broad measure of overall domestic production, it functions as a comprehensive scorecard of the country’s economic health.”

When looking at GDP (the measure of our country’s economic health), a survey of three leading financial institutions shows a projected sharp decline followed by a steep rebound in the second half of this year:Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying | Keeping Current MattersA recent study from John Burns Consulting also notes that past pandemics have also created V-Shaped Economic Recoveries like the ones noted above, and they had minimal impact on housing prices. This certainly gives hope and optimism for what is to come as the crisis passes.

With this historical analysis in mind, many business owners are also optimistic for a bright economic return. A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers survey shows this confidence, noting 66% of surveyed business owners feel their companies will return to normal business rhythms within a month of the pandemic passing, and 90% feel they should be back to normal operation 1 to 3 months after:Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying | Keeping Current MattersFrom expert financial institutions to business leaders across the country, we can clearly see that the anticipation of a quick return to normal once the current crisis subsides is not too far away. In essence, this won’t last forever, and we will get back to growth-mode. We’ve got this.

Bottom Line

Lives and businesses are being impacted by the coronavirus, but experts do see a light at the end of the tunnel. As the economy slows down due to the health crisis, we can take guidance and advice from experts that this too will pass.

JP & Associates REALTORS® Partners with Matterport to Make 3D Virtual Tours Available to 2500 Agents

JP & Associates REALTORS® Partners with Matterport to Make 3D Virtual Tours Available to 2500 Agents

By FortyThree for Matterport for JP & Associates REALTORS®

New Partnership Enables Streamlined Scanning Solutions and Suite of Features for Showcasing Properties

FRISCO, Texas / SUNNYVALE, Calif. – March 31, 2020 – Matterport, the market leader for spatial data capture, and JP & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR), one of the top 50 real estate brokerages in the US, today announced a partnership that empowers JPAR’s agents to offer a Matterport 3D virtual tour. Matterport is making it simple for them to schedule a local scan service professional to capture a property in 3D and create a striking digital twin that clients can virtually walk through. In addition, Matterport’s all-in-one platform automatically generates and simultaneously delivers high-resolution photos of the property, video assets, and floor plans – everything JPAR agents need to immediately market properties.

“We are always looking for new ways to serve our clients and agents – even more so in times of crisis,” said JP Piccinini, Founder and CEO of JPAR. “By offering Matterport 3D virtual tours, our agents are armed with the very best solution to increase engagement with listings and help clients sell their homes as quickly as possible.”

Founded in 2011, JPAR was born out of a simple concept: supply real estate agents with everything they could possibly want or need in a brokerage. A top agent himself, Piccinini laid the foundation of this leading real estate brokerage based upon two critical components: productivity and service. In just eight years, the company has grown to more than 2,500 agents and has sold more than 40 franchises.

“We’re proud to offer JPAR agents a turnkey solution that turns every listing into a 24/7 open house, especially now during this time of social distancing,” said Richard McDonald, senior director of real estate strategy at Matterport. “Matterport is excited to connect JPAR agents with our professional network to create the most immersive 3D property walkthroughs for their clients to explore from anywhere, at any time.”

Matterport digital twins have also proven to help agents win more listings, sell properties faster and earn higher commissions. An independent study commissioned by Matterport showed that properties with 3D tours closed 31% faster and sold for up to 9% higher. Over 90% of the listings used Matterport 3D tours.

About JP & Associates REALTORS®
JPAR is one of the top 50 real estate brokerages. A full-service transaction fee-based real estate brokerage, it has been recognized as one of the fastest growing brokerages in the country by REAL TRENDS. JPAR has been honored by Inman Real Estate News, Inman Connect and is a back-to-back INC5000 nominee. It operates multiple offices across Alabama, Arizona, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas and offers franchising opportunities for entrepreneurial real estate professionals.

To learn more about becoming an agent or franchising with JP & Associates REALTORS®, visit www.jpar.com.

JPAR Media Contact
Rizza Flores
(972) 499-5366

About Matterport
Matterport is the leading spatial data company digitizing and indexing the built world. Its unique 3D capture technology creates the spatial data layer on which the industry can interoperate, and the company’s all-in-one 3D data platform makes it fast and easy to turn any physical space into an accurate and immersive digital twin. The Matterport platform helps customers realize the full potential of a space at every stage of its lifecycle including planning, construction, appraisal, marketing, and operations. Learn more at matterport.com and browse our gallery of digital twins.

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Matterport Media Contact
Nikki Dance
FortyThree for Matterport
[email protected]
831.401.3175

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