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Report: Foreclosure Shouldn’t Mean Losing Your Right to Vote

Recently, the Fair Elections Legal Network released a report, “Lose Your Home, Keep Your Vote: How to Protect Voters Caught Up in Foreclosure.” The report highlights the confusion victims of foreclosure may face when determining how they can cast a ...


Building a Company with Honesty and Integrity

“We’re enduring a bit of a double whammy with not knowing if we’re in or out of a recession while heading into the election season,” says Mike Huff, Broker/Owner of Prudential Anderson Properties, when asked what today’s consumers are most concerned with.” I think people are nervous about the economy ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Who’s Smarter?

The smartphone market continues to reach milestones both here and abroad. As of March 2012, over 50 percent of all U.S. mobile subscribers now owned a smartphone, according to Nielsen. A new report published by HIS indicates that global smartphone adoption will reach 54 percent by the end of 2013; ...


Why Old School Recruiting is the Right Answer in Today’s Market

There is something to be said about getting back to basics when it comes to successfully growing your real estate company, at least according to Regional Vice President for Development Jeff Smith at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Bradfield ...


Technology Enhances Winning Formula

When it comes to giving consumers what they want, a consumer-centric website and open lines of communication are undoubtedly at the top of any prospective buyer or seller’s list. Find out what Chuck and Chad Ochsner and Greg Smith, partners, RE/MAX Alliance are doing with their website to help create ...


Going Beyond Borders; A Strong Global Presence Positions RE/MAX for the Future

Increasing numbers of international buyers are interested in U.S. property. With a global website and a worldwide network of nearly 90,000 associates in more than 80 countries, RE/MAX is serving them. ...


Builder Confidence Continues to Gain Momentum in September

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fifth consecutive month in September to a level of 40 on the recently released National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index (HMI). This latest three-point gain brings the index to its highest reading since June of ...


Strength in Single-Family Sector Boosts Housing in August

Nationwide housing production rose 2.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 750,000 units in August, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. This increase was fueled entirely by gains in the single-family sector, where the pace of new construction rose in every region ...


Mortgage Rates Back to Record Lows

Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates at or near their all-time record lows, helping to keep homebuyer affordability high. The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage matched its all-time record low at 3.49 percent, and the average 15-year ...


Focus on Consumers by Modernizing Your Technology Plan

Keeping up with new and progressive technology was one of the hot topics at RISMedia's Real Estate CEO Exchange this month, as Mediatise, LLC managing partner Kenneth Jenny led a panel of key industry members to discuss how brokers and ...


Life in Mobile: The Here and Now of Mobile Commerce

Those who say “mobile is the future” clearly haven’t stopped to look around lately. Mobile is the epitome of present-day culture, and while it’s only going to continue to grow, the foundation has been laid. Think back just a few short years ago when BlackBerry ruled the roost; today they ...


5 Things for Your ‘Not To-Do’ List

One of my jobs as a speaker/trainer is to help people be more productive. What I have found is that the answers to many of our problems can be found in the obvious, but other solutions can be found by ...


Closing with Gift Cards; Home Improvement Made Easy with Lowe’s Program for REALTORS®

Although the market is on its way toward recovery, buyers, sellers and homeowners everywhere are still looking to cut costs wherever possible. After a transaction is completed, buyers often find that there are still areas of the home they wish to expand, change or renovate. While money may be tight ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Mobile Consumer Mentality

What do homebuyers and retail consumers have in common? They probably have quite a bit in common, however, if they have similar mobile searching behavior, that’s good news for the real estate industry! ...


Why a Virtual Assistant Makes Sense

Miguel Berger, broker at Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Tech Valley in Albany, New York joined the franchise in February of 2001. ...


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