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RE/MAX Brokers Set Plans in an Improving Market

Nearly 1,000 top RE/MAX brokers gathered in Boston for their annual Broker/Owner Conference, which had a full schedule of events with presentations from company executives and the real estate industry’s leading speakers, coaches and technology gurus. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate and CNET Survey Finds Americans Ready for the Smart Home

The smart home is here to stay. A survey of U.S. adults by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and CNET found that Americans are already embracing the smart home, with 28 percent owning at least one smart home product and almost half of millennials (ages 18 to 34) adopting the technology. ...


Feng Shui a Driver of Home Selection and Investment for Chinese-Americans

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate and the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) recently released findings from a national survey of Chinese-Americans that reveal the impact of the ancient design philosophy, feng shui, on this population’s homebuying mindset and preferences. While Chinese aesthetic and cultural traditions have long ...


Open Houses: Powerful or Pointless?

In the latest RISMedia survey, we asked our readers whether they’re still using the good ol’ fashioned open house as part of their marketing plan. After an overwhelming response, the tribe has spoken: 56 percent says they were pointless, while 44 ...


Great Spaces: Johnny Depp Lists Entire French Village

What’s better than owning your own village in France? Owning your own village in France that once belonged to Hollywood legend Johnny Depp. Located just 17 miles north of St. Tropez, Depp purchased the 12-structure, 37-acre village in 2001. ...


Mortgage Credit Availability Rises in July

Mortgage credit availability increased in July according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool. ...


Builders Maintain Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remains in positive territory for the second quarter of 2015 with a reading of 57, according to the recently release National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). Despite the one-point dip from the previous quarter, this is the ...


Docusign Helps JBGoodwin REALTORS® and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties Go Digital

JBGoodwin REALTORS® and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties have recently announced they have standardized on DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) for Digital Transaction Management (DTM). ...


Americans’ Outlook on the Home Selling Market Cools Slightly

Consumer attitudes toward the home selling environment stumbled last month despite positive home price change expectations, according to results from Fannie Mae’s July 2015 National Housing Survey™ (NHS). Among those surveyed, the share of consumers who believe now is a good time to sell a home fell 7 percentage points ...


Markets Continue to Move toward Normal

The slow economic and housing recovery has moved the needle, but not by much. The NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index increased one point to .92 in the second quarter 2015. The index measures proximity to a normal economic and housing market with three components: single-family housing starts, employment and home ...


Silver City Brokerage Marks First in New Mexico for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced that the national franchise has entered New Mexico with the addition of real estate company Silver City Properties to its network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Silver City will remain under the leadership of owner and broker Patrick ...


LeadingRE Selects Matterport as Preferred Technology Solution

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named Matterport as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, a collection of quality business products and services presented to its global network of more than 500 market-leading firms. ...


Engel & Völkers Supports Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015

Engel & Völkers North America has announced its support and participation in the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) taking place last week. ...


CENTURY 21 Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Second Consecutive Year

CENTURY 21 ranks highest in customer satisfaction among real estate brokerages across all homebuyer/seller segments, according to the recently released J.D. Power 2015 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction StudySM. ...


RE/MAX Regional Services Expands BrokerFirst

RE/MAX Regional Services (RRS) recently announced the launch of CARES, a new coaching certification program for RE/MAX brokers. CARES, offered as part of the BrokerFirst program, equips brokers with the knowledge and tools necessary to coach their agents to success. ...


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