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Pending Home Sales Slip in June

After reaching the highest level in over six years, pending home sales declined in June, with rising mortgage interest rates beginning to impact the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Turning Prospects into Customers…for the Long-run

As media reports continue to confirm on an almost daily basis, things are on the rise for real estate. With 2013 panning out to be a big year of recovery, agents across the nation are seeing a significant upswing in business as buyers and sellers get off the sidelines and ...


What Every Agent Needs to Know about Prospecting

Do you find that the mere thought of prospecting for new clients makes everything else on your calendar seem incredibly important? Prospecting is one of the most important tasks that every real estate agent must spend time on, but when it ...


The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Where Is Real Estate Going Next?

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


PropertyInfo Releases SureClose® 3.7

PropertyInfo Corporation, a Stewart® company, announced recently the release of an upgraded SureClose, the most widely used transaction management software in the country. The recently updated SureClose 3.7 provides enhanced functionality that helps increase overall productivity, improves efficiencies and can protect your customers’ personal and private information. ...


HomeServices Lending Announces Plans to Become Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of HomeServices of America

HomeServices Lending LLC, a joint venture with Wells Fargo, recently announced plans to transition to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. The transition work has been underway for some time, and is expected to conclude in 2014. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Becomes First National Franchise to Endorse NAR’s Realtors Property Resource®

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has launched an internal campaign to its franchise network endorsing the benefits of the Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) launched by the National Association of Realtors®, including encouraging immediate adoption of the system. ...


Realogy Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2013

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, including the following: ...


Four Ways to Stay Laser Focused in Today’s Market

Feeling a little tired lately? That’s no surprise. These last few years have been extremely demanding on the real estate industry and have required a level of discipline beyond our expectations. ...


WAV Group Publishes Broker Website Effectiveness White Paper

WAV Group, a leader in real estate technology, strategic planning, research, business and product development, has released a whitepaper titled, “2013 Broker Website Effectiveness Study,” the company has announced. ...


A Boom of New Urban Homes, One Tiny, Trendy Lot at a Time

(MCT)—Just north of downtown Los Angeles, skinny homes on tiny lots are sprouting from the hillsides — a building boom of miniature proportions. ...


New-Home Sales Jump 8.3 Percent in June

Sales of newly built, single-family homes surged 8.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted, annual rate of 497,000 units in June, their fastest pace in the last five years, according to data released today by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. ...


Freddie Mac Announces 12th Multifamily Securities Offering of the Year, K-030

Freddie Mac recently announced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates"), which are multifamily mortgage-backed securities. The company expects to offer approximately $1.4 billion in K Certificates ("K-030 Certificates"), which are expected to price on or about July 25, 2013, and settle on or about August 7, 2013. ...


Corporate Mobility Policies: Can They Generate Business Opportunities for You?

While relocation policy support activities may never become your core service, they could become a revenue-generating adjunct business-to-business offering provided on an hourly or project basis. ...


As the Housing Recovery Gains Speed, CENTURY 21® is on the Fast Track

Things are moving fast these days, and that’s a really good thing. With the pace of the real estate recovery picking up steam, new opportunities for real estate professionals are emerging on almost a daily basis. The question is: Are you up to speed and ready to capitalize? At ...


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