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The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Search Engine Optimization: the Need, the Quest and the Payoff

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Rei Mesa, NAR’s Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


New Home vs. Old Home – Which Home Is Best for Your Buyer?

The real estate market is full of a great variety of homes for potential buyers to choose from. One of the first decisions a potential buyer must consider is their preference for finding an existing home or building a new ...


Rand on Real Estate: Mixed Messages from the Housing Market Data

The business media is beginning to take housing market analysis seriously. The FOX Business Network is introducing another new housing segment called, "Number Crunch," in which Greg Rand, CEO of OwnAmerica offers valuable insights into the state of the housing industry. This new segment will attempt to make sense of ...


Brokerage Compensation Can Include Administrative Fees

Brokers charging buyers or sellers administrative fees (sometimes called transaction fees or administrative brokerage commissions) to augment a percentage-based commission received good news from all nine justices of the United States Supreme Court. A rare, unanimous decision by the Court on May 24, 2012, in a case challenging loan fees ...


DocuSign and zipLogix Extend Commitment to Help Real Estate Professionals Close Deals Faster

DocuSign recently announced an extended commitment with zipLogix to help real estate professionals close transactions faster and serve their clients with the industry’s leading eSignature solution and real estate forms software. As part of the agreement, zipLogix has named DocuSign as their preferred eSignature solution. ...


Dodd-Frank: Could New Rules Derail the Housing Recovery?

The pending rulemakings for the Qualified Mortgage and Qualified Residential Mortgage mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, and the Federal Reserve’s recently proposed Basel III international capital standards, have the potential to severely tighten an already rigid credit market, as well as ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Politics of Mobile

Whatever your political views may be, one thing is for sure, the most mobile of the candidates in this year’s upcoming election will certainly have the upper hand in mobilizing (pun intended) the Generation Y vote. Those born in the late 70’s through the early 80’s are the epitome of ...


5 Ways to Create Sustainability in Your Business

I recently had the opportunity to attend an event focused on the topic of sustainability. It was interesting to see how companies from different industries, as well as companies of different sizes—from large, global leaders to enterprising up-starts—integrate sustainability into ...


Firefighters, Doctors and REALTORS®

A few years ago, Harris Interactive, one of the world’s leading market research firms, conducted a consumer survey that real estate professionals would do well to seriously consider. The survey asked consumers to rate various occupations on the relative prestige that each occupation held for them. The results—particularly if you ...


Win a Two-Day Business and Style Makeover in Chicago

Times change. Technology advances. The industry shifts. And we evolve. Yet some things still stay the same. Sometimes…we all get stuck in a rut. ...


DocuSign and zipLogix Extend Commitment to Help Real Estate Professionals Close Deals Faster

DocuSign recently announced an extended commitment with zipLogix to help real estate professionals close transactions faster and serve their clients with the industry’s leading eSignature solution and real estate forms software. As part of the agreement, zipLogix has named DocuSign as their preferred eSignature solution. ...


Marketing Strategies: 7 Ways ‘Perfectionism’ Stops You from Success

Have you ever wondered if perfectionism is a help or hindrance on the road to success? ...


Email Made Easy: Saving Time and Money with Lowe’s Program for REALTORS®

To keep up in today’s business world, simplifying everyday tasks is crucially important in order to maximize productivity. This couldn’t be truer in the modern world of real estate. The ability to streamline the workday can make all the difference for real estate professionals, and with Lowe’s Program for REALTORS® ...


Home Prices Continue to Rise

Data through May 2012, released by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that average home prices increased by 2.2 percent in May over April for both the 10- ...


A Solution to Close Deals on the Go

Cartavi™, a mobile document-management platform for the real estate industry, recently announced the release of an update to its app for the Apple® iPad® that includes integration with DocuSign®, the global standard for eSignature®. ...


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