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Bob Corcoran Joins Top 5 in Real Estate as Top 5 Elite Speaker

Recently, RISMedia and the Top 5 in Real Estate Network have announced a new addition to the Top 5 program: the inclusion of some of the best speakers in the industry coming together to provide better content, better events and better coaching for Top 5 members. ...


Museum Exhibit Showcases Micro-Unit Apartments

A new exhibit, Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers, opened Tuesday at The Museum of the City of New York, and will run through September 2013. ...


Adaptability Is Key to Success in the Year Ahead

It’s a new year, and that’s reason enough to celebrate. But now it’s time to get down to business and look at your plans for 2013. Have you set goals for the year? If not, don’t worry; it’s never too late to come up with a plan that helps you ...


Thank You Cards: Small Investment, Big Impact

Q: What piece of marketing collateral can you send just about anyone – grad student, retiree, working mother etc… – and be almost 100 percent sure they’ll open it? ...


Existing Home Sales Hit 5-year High in 2012

(MCT)—Sales of existing homes ticked down in December from the month before, while the total for 2012 hit the highest level in five years, according to data released Tuesday by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


In Illinois, 2012 Notches 22.9 Percent Home Sales Gain

Regional Spotlight—Illinois home sales increased 15.2 percent over previous-year levels in December and median prices increased 5.6 percent, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. ...


Housing Starts End 2012 on a High Note

The year 2012 was a promising one for housing. With consistent improvements in housing construction and prices, home building is once again contributing to economic growth. And the December housing starts report capped off the year with confirmation of these trends. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Releases Details of Its Big Game Survey, Home is Where Most Prefer to Watch

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, has announced the results of its Big Game Survey. CENTURY 21®, an advertiser in this year’s Super Bowl, recently surveyed Americans about their game-watching and party plans during this year’s game. The ...


Will the Recovery Continue? A Look at Housing in 2013

2012 was the year that the U.S. housing market began its long-awaited recovery. Will the recovery continue in 2013, or will we see another setback? And what are the implications for real estate professionals—especially those who specialize in distressed properties? ...


Adaptability Is Key to Success in the Year Ahead

It’s a new year, and that’s reason enough to celebrate. But now it’s time to get down to business and look at your plans for 2013. Have you set goals for the year? If not, don’t worry; it’s never too late to come up with a plan that helps you ...


MBA Commends CFPB’s Mortgage Servicing Rules

David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), issued the following statement on the final Mortgage Servicing Rules released recently by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Announces Conference Week Speakers

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has announced an impressive line-up of speakers for its upcoming Conference Week, February 24-28 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. More than 1,500 people are expected to attend Conference Week, which includes the network’s Annual ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Mobile Can Help Sell – Cars and Homes

Consumer search is shifting to mobile faster than most are prepared for. Our mobile and tablet devices have become the primary search tool for all of our consumer goods needs and it’s impacting the way many companies think about how they interact with consumers. ...


How to Optimize Your Real Estate Photos for SEO

Most real estate professionals take a lot of time and spend a lot of money optimizing their website for SEO. But there are surprisingly few who take the time to optimize their real estate photography for SEO. ...


Realogy Hosts Enrollment for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, recently announced that it was the first company to host an open public enrollment for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The enrollment at Realogy’s Parsippany headquarters was ...


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