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Spotlight: A Trusted Partnership with an Underlying Commitment to Service

HSA Home Warranty has been providing first-class service and quality home warranty products to homeowners and real estate partners for more than 30 years. ...


Builders’ Sentiment Improves

The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for June increased to 59, a five point rise from May and tied for the highest since September 2014. The increase in builder confidence aligns with other recent positive housing news. April starts and permits were up significantly from a depressed March. Single-family starts rose ...


Eastern Bergen County REALTORS Lend a Hand for Spectrum Living

Members of the Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® teamed up with Rebuilding Together Bergen County to paint and refurbish The Bergenfield Group Home recently in recognition of National Rebuilding Month. The team of 20 volunteers led by Community Service Committee Chair Miriam Lambert and Project Leaders Janet Ginsberg and ...


Engel & Völkers Vancouver Island Officially Launches

Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate firm, has announced the opening of its shop in Victoria, British Columbia, which was the first established in Canada. Engel & Völkers Vancouver Island, owned by Scott Piercy, Shelby Donald and James LeBlanc, introduces the firm’s global network and renowned level of ...


Content Craze: How Real Estate Pros Can Avoid Information Overload and Wield Power with Credible Content

To say that we live in a society driven by information is an understatement. Content and its dissemination have truly morphed into the lifeblood of our culture. Users on social media scroll their news feeds daily, hourly even, scraping the bottom of the ...


Household Economic Well-Being: U.S. Households Increasingly Optimistic

According to a Federal Reserve analysis, U.S. households surveyed during October 2014 reported only modest improvements with respect to economic well-being but felt increasingly optimistic about the future. ...


Millennials are Rays of Sunshine amid Clouds of Pessimism

Remarkably negative findings from the 2015 How Housing Matters survey released this week by the MacArthur Foundation were punctuated by two critically important findings.  Attitudes on the value of housing as an excellent long term investment have flip-flopped and Millennials put a higher priority on the dream of homeownership than ...


Butter Queen Paula Deen Lets Go of Georgia Estate

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Contemporary Homes Can Be a Bargain

(TNC)—When Lama Kabakibi first saw the sunny atrium in the center of a Franklin Lakes, N.J., contemporary house, she was hooked. ...


RESPRO® Taps NAR’s Director of Real Estate Services as Its New President and Executive Director

The Real Estate Services Providers Council Inc. (RESPRO®) has announced that Ken Trepeta, Director of Real Estate Services for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), will succeed Sue Johnson as President and Executive Director of the trade association. ...


ziplogix Forms Integration Partnership with Systems Engineering, Inc.

zipLogix, a technology company helping real estate professionals improve productivity and efficiency, is adding Systems Engineering Inc. (SEI) to its growing partnership program. The agreement creates a new integration between zipForm® Plus with zipFormMLS-Connect® and SEI’s Navica MLS software to share data and streamline workflow for real estate professionals. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Recognized as Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced that it has been named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” as part of the 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study, an annual brand equity tracker that measures and compares brand health among more than 1,400 brands across nearly 150 categories. As ...


Real Estate Q&A: Owner Can’t Remove Squatter without Court Order

(TNS)—Q: We rent out a house. After a prior tenant moved out, we spent a few weeks cleaning up and repainting. Over the weekend, someone just moved into the house without permission. I threw him out on his ear, and now I am ...


Tell Millennials What They Want to Hear: Five Tips for Communicating with Millennial Clients

Millennials, defined as people born between 1981 and 1997, grew up with access to cable television, computers, cell phones, and later on, iPods and laptops on which they could surf the web 24/7. By the time this generation reached adulthood, they had seen ...


Tips That Will Immediately Help You Win More Listings and Convert More Buyers – Part 2

In Part 1 of “Winning Listings and Converting Buyers” I shared some keys to generate qualified leads by integrating your offline and online marketing initiatives.  This article focuses on the conversion of those leads.  It is very important to remember that you only ...


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