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HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Prudential KC Realty through Acquisition of Prudential Gaslight REALTORS®

HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced recently that Blue Springs, Mo.-based Prudential Gaslight REALTORS® is joining the HomeServices of America family of companies. Effective immediately, Prudential Gaslight Realtors will be rebranded Prudential KC Realty to position the company for regional growth in Kansas and Missouri. ...


Earn a Reward Equal to Your National Dues from Your Credit Union

NAR PULSE—There is still time to learn how the Three Rs of Banking can equal $120 for you. Simply start a relationship with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, use their checking and online banking services and the amount of your 2013 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ...


Maintaining a Strong Foothold in the Multicultural Market

Being able to understand and serve your area demographics is a critical component to mastering your market. Below, Juan Martinez of CENTURY 21 Martinez & Associates talks to RISMedia’s Paige Tepping about understanding working with specific demographics, as well as overall market trends and achieving success. ...


Today’s First-Time Buyers Are Realistic, Planners, Reports RE/MAX

First-time home buyers have long been an important part of the housing market. And that hasn’t changed today. According to the 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of REALTORS®, first-time buyers accounted for 39 percent of all housing sales from July 2011 through June 2012. ...


Top 5 Spotlight: Standing Out from the Competition

Staying on top of your industry game is crucial when it comes to succeeding in a fluctuating market. So what is next for real estate? We turn to Mike Parker of Huff Realty to find out. ...


How Next Generation “Beta Brokerages” Are Shaping the Industry

Change is inevitable. From the music we enjoy to where we spend our next vacation, innovative marketing and an insatiable consumer keep our culture and our products constantly on the move. They revolutionize how we live and how we run our ...


Top 5 Spotlight: Treat Real Estate like a Business to Find Success

What is the key to happiness in the real estate business? According to Brandon Brittingham of Long & Foster Real Estate, it’s hard work. Read on for Brittingham’s tips for maximizing your online presence, connecting with your community, and more. ...


2013: Transition to “Normal”?

The trend of gradual but below-potential economic growth seen in 2012 is expected to carry over through 2013 and into 2014. This modest growth path combined with the real GDP growth rate during the recovery from 2009 to this point of ...


Adaptability Is Key to Success in the Year Ahead

It’s a new year, and that’s reason enough to celebrate. But now it’s time to get down to business and look at your plans for 2013. Have you set goals for the year? If not, don’t worry; it’s never too late to come up with a plan that helps you ...


Thank You Cards: Small Investment, Big Impact

Q: What piece of marketing collateral can you send just about anyone – grad student, retiree, working mother etc… – and be almost 100 percent sure they’ll open it? ...


Existing Home Sales Hit 5-year High in 2012

(MCT)—Sales of existing homes ticked down in December from the month before, while the total for 2012 hit the highest level in five years, according to data released Tuesday by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Weekly Video Tip: Exploring Mic Types

Researching microphones can be a long and frustrating process, so let us help you demystify that world a little further by explaining two different types: omni-direction and cardioid. ...


How Companies Can Update the Workplace

Your technology may be cutting edge, but how is your workplace environment? Does it need an update, or maybe an upgrade? If you want your company to achieve the best results, then maybe it’s time to focus on the workplace. ...


Real Estate for Today…and Tomorrow

Her office is in Lexington Park, Md. His is 70 miles away in Alexandria, Va. But for company president Mary Lynn Stone and CEO Todd Hetherington, the partners and dynamic visionaries behind CENTURY 21 New Millennium, the distance is bridged by a focused synergy that powers the company’s success. ...


Housing Starts End 2012 on a High Note

The year 2012 was a promising one for housing. With consistent improvements in housing construction and prices, home building is once again contributing to economic growth. And the December housing starts report capped off the year with confirmation of ...