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CENTURY 21 New Millennium: 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. ...


Closing Gifts Made Easy with Lowe’s Program for REALTORS®

Given today’s unsteady economic climate, consumers everywhere are aiming to cut corners and budget themselves more than ever before. The same goes for when it comes to buying and selling a home in the current housing market. But thanks to a partnership between Lowe’s and the National Association of REALTORS® ...


The ‘Grow or Die’ Lie: Why Everything You Think You Know about Business Growth Is Wrong

All growth is good. Bigger is better. All businesses must either “grow or die.” If you’re a small business owner, you might have been nodding along as you read those business mantras, agreeing wholeheartedly with each one. After all, it’s ...


40 Years of Innovations: ERA’s Formula for Success Poises Company for Future Growth

Over the past few months, as we were gearing up for our 40th anniversary celebration, I spent a lot of time thinking about ERA Real Estate’s roots in innovation. When our founders Jim Jackson and Gene Francis paired the new ...


7 Ways to Convert More Internet Leads

You spend a lot of time and effort on your social media campaign, your blog posts and your tweets. You invest a lot of money in sites that promise good leads. And yet, the conversion rates on the leads you ...


REtrends: News and Trends for Real Estate Pros

According to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of job openings in January was 3.5 million, unchanged from December. Although the number of job openings remained below the 4.3 million openings when the recession began in December 2007, the number of job openings has ...


Monday Morning Mobile: What’s Gucci?

Mobile – that’s what Gucci is! The Italian label that is synonymous with all thing luxury is turning to mobile to enhance their shoppers’ in-store experience. ...


Marketing Strategies: The Biggest Mistake Agents Make and How You Can Avoid It

One of the biggest mistakes an agent can make is restricting the flow of energy to their business with the following mindset: “The economy is so slow and I don't even know where my next sale is coming from.” ...


Industry Insight: Today’s Homebuyer

Today’s homebuyer wants more than the typical sales pitch. They expect that their agent be present, focused and highly in tune with their needs. ...


Are Your Presentations iPad Friendly? Why REALTORS Are Embracing Tablet Technology

With over 55 million units sold through the end of 2011, Apple’s iPad has quickly become one of the most successful consumer products in history. With its vast array of features, outstanding resolution and extreme portability, it’s not surprising that ...


Stable Home Prices in 2012, Modest Increases Forecasted for End of Year

The forecast for the rest of 2012 shows mild increases building up to a stronger 1.2 percent by year end, according to the Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report, recently released by Clear Capital®, with data through March 2012. The ...


Court Approves Historic $25 Billion Servicing Settlement

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia Rosemary Collyer signed documents to approve the $25 billion mortgage servicing settlement with the nation's top five mortgage servicers: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Ally Financial. ...


CoreLogic February Home Price Index Reports Month-Over-Month Increase, When Excluding Distressed Sales

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, has released its February Home Price Index (HPI) report, the most current and comprehensive source of home prices available today, the company reported. Excluding distressed sales, month-over-month prices ...


80 Commercial and Residential Properties in the Carolinas to Be Auctioned in 3-Day Event This Month

National Commercial Auctioneers announces a three-day bank-ordered real estate auction in the Carolinas April 17, 18 and 19, according to Randy Ligon, regional vice president and broker. ...


Rand on Real Estate: Caller Seeks Guidance on Selling Investment

Greg Rand (@GSRand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com and host of Rand on Real Estate on 770 WABC, takes a call from an investor in Springfield, N.J. The caller is seeking guidance on selling her current investment property. She is having a difficult time getting her mortgaged refinanced. ...


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