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Engel & Volkers Announces Three-Year Sponsorship of Special Olympics

Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, has announced that it will be the first cause marketing sponsor for the Special Olympics #PlayUnified campaign. The campaign plans to inspire and mobilize youth around the world to connect with people with intellectual disabilities and create more inclusive communities, leading ...


The Secrets to Selling a Second Home

For real estate professionals serving vacation areas, marketing a property is a lot like telling a story: the story of the home, the story of the surroundings, the story of the community. Successfully selling a vacation property is contingent upon a number of ...


FNC Index: Home Prices Down 0.3% in January

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows the nation’s housing market started the year with a small decline in average home prices. Based on recorded sales of non-distressed properties (existing and new homes) in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, the index fell 0.3% in January but continued to rise ...


Strong Dollar, Continued Investment from Abroad Help Facilitate Overseas Buyers

Seven years on from the Wall Street financial crisis of 2008, when the U.S. economy began to sink into recession, economic recovery has shifted into higher gear. For example, according to Reuters, Q3 2014 saw the economy grow at a 5 percent clip ...


Company Spotlight: Top-Notch Reports with a Competitive Advantage

To be successful in an industry that never stops moving, real estate professionals must be pros at time management. Whether connecting with past clients, scheduling and conducting listing presentations, or following up with new leads, an agent’s to-do list is never-ending. However, with the right tools and tech, real estate ...


Century 21 Beggins Enterprises Earns Technology Award

Century 21 Beggins Enterprises recently announced that it has earned the coveted 2014 Century 21® Company Technology Award. The award is presented to one company in the Century 21 System that is intensely focused on technology in support of the success and growth of their business. ...


Halstead Property’s Matthew Leone Promoted to Senior Vice President, Digital Marketing

Top real estate firm Halstead Property has announced that Matthew J. Leone has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Digital Marketing for Terra Holdings, Halstead’s parent company. In his new role, he will work closely with Gerald Makowski, Executive Director of Marketing and James G. Cahill, Information and Technology Officer ...


Engel & Völkers Hosts Annual North America E&V Exchange Event

Engel & Völkers recently hosted its annual Engel & Völkers’ Exchange event, which brought together Engel & Völkers real estate advisors from shops throughout the firm’s vast North American network. The event, hosted at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev. from March 9-11, offered informative ...


Teaneck Brokers Awarded Top Sales Awards

Broker/Owner, Mercedes Peralta and Broker/Manger Jorge Ledesma of RE/MAX Quality Homes in Teaneck were recently awarded the Circle of Excellence Sales Award by the New Jersey Association of REALTORS. Their individual sales production far exceeded that of the requirements to qualify for the Circle of Excellence Award, Bronze Level, whose ...


New Report Shows 1.2 Million U.S. Borrowers Regained Equity in 2014

CoreLogic® recently released new analysis showing 1.2 million borrowers regained equity in 2014, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity at the end of Q4 2014 to approximately 44.5 million or 89 percent of all mortgaged ...


Stand Out Online with .REALTOR

 NAR PULSE— How can you stand out online? With a short, distinctive domain with a focused extension that easily stands out when communicating messages, products, or services to the entire online world. Are you and your agents leveraging .REALTOR? With the .REALTOR ...


Report Ranks Average Down Payment in 2014 at 14 Percent

RealtyTrac® recently released a report analyzing purchase loan and sales data for single family homes and condos in 2014 in 386 counties nationwide which found that on average across all counties, buyers who purchased a home in 2014 put 14 percent ...


First Mortgage Default Rate Decreases for First Time since July 2014

Data through February 2015, released recently by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, continued to show a slight upward trend, as the second mortgage default rate increased by two basis points to 0.66 percent. The national ...


NAR’s Second Century Ventures Selects Pro.com as First Member of 2015 REach® Accelerator Class

The National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, has selected Pro.com as the first company accepted into the 2015 class of REach®, its growth technology accelerator program. Pro.com is a new home services marketplace that enables real estate agents to help home owners successfully price ...


Engel & Völkers Honors 2014 North America Award Winners

Engel & Völkers recently announced the recipients of the company’s 2014 North America Awards, honoring the individuals and shops that exemplify the core values of the brand. Honorees were unveiled at the brand’s annual Exchange event, hosted at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev. ...


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