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Industry Leader Kathy Baker Honored with National Homeownership Award

Industry advocate and leader Kathy Baker, vice president, Franchise and Business Solutions for RE/MAX, LLC, was honored with RISMedia’s 2012 National Homeownership Award this past Friday, November 9, during RISMedia’s 17th Annual Power Broker Dinner in Orlando, Fla. ...


Educating Buyers and Fostering Good Will

Today’s market brings a plethora of new challenges to both the real estate business professional and the buyer. “The mortgage process has changed and many buyers are not prepared for the process of obtaining a mortgage loan. Buyers also face competition with cash buyers,” says Bessie Conway, the broker/owner of ...


More Cash Sales, Shrinking Time on Market Show Changing Buyer Dynamics

All-cash buyers have surged since the housing downturn while the typical amount of time it takes to sell a home is shrinking, revealing the changing dynamics of today’s home buyers and sellers. ...


Investment in Education Results in Raising Income

NAR PULSE—REALTORS® who earn a professional designation or certification have an average gross income that’s $27,000 higher than REALTORS® who have none (Source: 2012 NAR Member Profile). Encourage your members to complete an official NAR designation or certification to gain the necessary expertise to navigate the current marketplace. NAR recognizes ...


Housing Market Uptrend Expected through 2014

The housing market recovery should continue through the coming years, assuming there are no further limitations on the availability of mortgage credit or a “fiscal cliff,” according to forecast presentations at a residential forum at the 2012 REALTORS® Conference and ...


Washington’s Unfinished Business

By now, I am sure everyone reading this has heard about the so-called “lame duck” session of Congress expected after the election. The biggest issue is the “fiscal cliff” and its embedded calamity “taxmageddon.” ...


Are You Recognizing the Trends in Your Market?

If you want to kick up your lead generation, one of the key elements is to be dialed into what’s happening in your market. Five years ago, many of us were focused on working niche markets like new homes, but ...


Realtors Property Resource® Offers an Industry-Wide, Single Source for All Housing Info Needs

Thanks to the Internet and its mobile offshoots, consumers have the power of information directly in the palm of their hands. But technology can be a double-edged sword in today’s digital age, bringing misleading information along with it and giving REALTORS® the challenge of not only educating their clients, but ...


New Legislation and the Customer Experience: How One Impacts the Other

On July 21, 2011, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) began its work enforcing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. ...


President Must Now Focus on Housing

Clear Capital, a provider of data and real estate asset valuation, investment, and risk assessment, recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through October 2012. The HDI Market Report uses a broad array of public and ...


Auto-Formatting Sites Great for Desktops, Better for Mobile

With more than one billion people worldwide using smartphones and tablets, real estate agents and brokers are finding homebuyers and sellers won’t settle for limited mobile websites: they require a full Web experience, regardless of screen size. ...


REALTORS® Rethink the Future of Real Estate

Real estate is facing a transformation in the coming years, given the nation’s economic concerns, demographic trends and shifting socio-economic landscape. As REALTORS® gather this week for NAR’s annual REALTORS® Conference and Expo, they are working to shape that future through the ReThink Initiative. ...


10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Real Estate Agent

Working in real estate requires hard work and dedication, but the rewards are plenty. Real estate offers excellent income potential, flexible work hours and freedom to set your own pace. But working in this field is like anything else. You need the right education, training and drive to compete with ...


RPR Now Available to All REALTORS®

NAR PULSE--RPR® is now available to all REALTORS®. Start taking advantage of this exclusive member benefit by registering at www.narrpr.com and show off your local market expertise. ...


Next in Green Building: Passive Houses for the Sophisticated Buyer

From eco-friendly coffee cups to hybrid cars, no one can deny that Americans are jumping on the green bandwagon. But while some environmentally friendly lifestyle changes remain somewhat small—reusable grocery bags, anyone?—others are large. You’ve seen it with Energy Star ...


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