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More Cash Sales, Shrinking Time on Market Show Changing Buyer Dynamics

All-cash buyers have surged since the housing downturn while the typical amount of time it takes to sell a home is shrinking, revealing the changing dynamics of today’s home buyers and sellers. ...


Coach REALTORS® Makes Long Island Real Estate Mobile

Coach REALTORS® has announced the launch of its new Mobile Web Solution powered by Mobile Real Estate, LLC. Its website, www.coachrealtors.com, can be accessed through the web browser on any Internet-enabled mobile device as well as through a customized app that can be installed on the home screen ...


RES.NET Adds Prelist Functionality to Buyer Portal

RES.NET, a provider of software applications connecting real estate professionals and consumers, has announced that it has added a prelist functionality to its Buyer Portal, allowing prospective homebuyers using RES.NET to search properties not yet published on the multiple listing service (MLS) or listed on the market. ...


New National Competition Launches to Reduce Affordable Housing Costs through Innovation

To recognize and support the creation of innovative affordable housing developments that address the issue of lowering cost, Deutsche Bank and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) are launching the Lowering the Cost of Housing Competition that will award up to $250,000 in Program Related Investment (PRI) to the winning proposal. ...


Investment in Education Results in Raising Income

NAR PULSE—REALTORS® who earn a professional designation or certification have an average gross income that’s $27,000 higher than REALTORS® who have none (Source: 2012 NAR Member Profile). Encourage your members to complete an official NAR designation or certification to gain the necessary expertise to navigate the current marketplace. NAR recognizes ...


Leadership Award Presented to Ed Krafchow during RISMedia Power Broker Event

Ed Krafchow, chairman of the board for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Mason-McDuffie, was named the 2012 recipient of RISMedia’s Real Estate Leadership Award, sponsored by Citibank. Krafchow accepted the award at RISMedia’s 17th Annual Power Broker Dinner on ...


Learn How to Close More Online Leads with a Free Guide

Realtor.com Business Beat—Today’s consumers are utilizing the Internet and handheld mobile devices more than ever, and Realtor.com aims to help agents understand how to effectively follow-up with and close more online leads. ...


REALTORS® Celebrate 100 Years of Quality Service through the Code of Ethics

2013 will mark the 100th year members of the National Association of REALTORS® have subscribed to a strict Code of Ethics. Though the real estate industry itself has evolved over the past century, NAR’s core values and commitment to excellence have remained constant. ...


2013 NAR Officers Installed

Gary Thomas, a REALTOR® in Orange County, Calif., was recently installed as 2013 president of the National Association of REALTORS® at the association’s Board of Directors meeting during the 2012 Realtors® Conference and Expo. ...


Housing Market Uptrend Expected through 2014

The housing market recovery should continue through the coming years, assuming there are no further limitations on the availability of mortgage credit or a “fiscal cliff,” according to forecast presentations at a residential forum at the 2012 REALTORS® Conference and ...


Washington’s Unfinished Business

By now, I am sure everyone reading this has heard about the so-called “lame duck” session of Congress expected after the election. The biggest issue is the “fiscal cliff” and its embedded calamity “taxmageddon.” ...


REALTORS® Reflect on Recent Successes; Regroup for Road Ahead

What a difference four years makes. The last time REALTORS® were in Orlando for the REALTORS® Conference and Expo in 2008, foreclosure filings had increased 81 percent over the previous year, home sales had decreased nearly 42 percent from a record high in 2005, and big banking conglomerates were still ...


The Mobile Consumer Mentality

What do homebuyers and retail consumers have in common? They probably have quite a bit in common, however, if they have similar mobile searching behavior, that’s good news for the real estate industry! ...


Downpayments Fall to Three-Year Low

The median downpayment made by all homebuyers in 2012 was 9 percent, ranging from 4 percent for first-time buyers to 13 percent for repeat buyers. The median down payment was the lowest since 2009 but still far above the levels during the housing boom, when nearly half of first-time buyers ...


Understanding the Shift to Social Media and Mobile Marketing

The three keys to successful real estate marketing are identifying, targeting and reaching the right type of prospects. Once agents identify who they want to talk to, they must figure out how to best reach their target audience. In today’s ...


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