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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 ...


Honoring the 2012 REBAC Hall of Fame Inductees

Each November, NAR celebrates Designation Awareness Month by highlighting the value that professional designations and certifications provide to the real estate industry. At the same time, REBAC acknowledges the achievements of its most accomplished members by inducting them into the REBAC Hall of Fame. These outstanding Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) ...


REALTORS® Think Globally, Act Locally

Florida is not only the host state for this year’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo, it’s also the fastest growing destination of choice for international buyers, accounting for 26 percent of foreign purchases last year, according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2012 Profile of International Home Buying Activity. It’s no ...


Real Estate Q&A: Short Sale May be Worth the Extra Tax Hit

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Are You Recognizing the Trends in Your Market?

If you want to kick up your lead generation, one of the key elements is to be dialed into what’s happening in your market. Five years ago, many of us were focused on working niche markets like new homes, but ...


Realtors Property Resource® Offers an Industry-Wide, Single Source for All Housing Info Needs

Thanks to the Internet and its mobile offshoots, consumers have the power of information directly in the palm of their hands. But technology can be a double-edged sword in today’s digital age, bringing misleading information along with it and giving REALTORS® the challenge of not only educating their clients, but ...


New Legislation and the Customer Experience: How One Impacts the Other

On July 21, 2011, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) began its work enforcing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. ...


President Must Now Focus on Housing

Clear Capital, a provider of data and real estate asset valuation, investment, and risk assessment, recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through October 2012. The HDI Market Report uses a broad array of public and ...


Auto-Formatting Sites Great for Desktops, Better for Mobile

With more than one billion people worldwide using smartphones and tablets, real estate agents and brokers are finding homebuyers and sellers won’t settle for limited mobile websites: they require a full Web experience, regardless of screen size. ...


REALTORS® Rethink the Future of Real Estate

Real estate is facing a transformation in the coming years, given the nation’s economic concerns, demographic trends and shifting socio-economic landscape. As REALTORS® gather this week for NAR’s annual REALTORS® Conference and Expo, they are working to shape that future through the ReThink Initiative. ...


Survey Shows People Becoming More Likely to Participate in the Housing Market

Americans are feeling less discouraged about the housing market, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com. ...


Upcoming Webinar: 7 Steps to Launching an Interfusion Marketing Strategy in Under 30 Days

Pro Step Marketing announced recently that it will host a free webinar to assist REALTORS® in understanding how to better integrate their marketing efforts across websites, print and social media channels. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. (EST). ...


RPR Now Available to All REALTORS®

NAR PULSE--RPR® is now available to all REALTORS®. Start taking advantage of this exclusive member benefit by registering at www.narrpr.com and show off your local market expertise. ...


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