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Hot Property: Sharon Stone Sells Beverly Crest Compound for $6.575 Million

(MCT)—Actress Sharon Stone has sold a compound in the Beverly Crest, Los Angeles area for $6.575 million. ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: “New Moderator Checks in for a New Year Full of Promise”

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Rei Mesa, NAR’s Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


You Don’t Make Money on Your Sphere of Influence

I was speaking at a conference recently where I heard a fellow speaker, Jim Marks, make an interesting comment from the stage. He said you don’t make money on your sphere of influence. At first I was caught off guard and ...


Learn How the Three Rs of Banking Can Equal $120 for You

NAR PULSE—From now through February 28, simply start a relationship with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, use their checking and online banking services and the amount of your 2013 National Association of REALTORS® membership dues could be yours. Refer a colleague or family member ...


HUD Announces Results of Note Sales under Stabilization Program

As part of a broad-based effort to address the housing market’s “shadow inventory” and to target relief to communities experiencing high foreclosure activity, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced preliminary results from the first loan sale under its expanded Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP). HUD’s next ...


Recovery Risks: Fiscal Cliff and the Winter Face Off

Recently, Clear Capital released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through November 2012. The HDI Market Report uses a broad array of public and proprietary data sources providing the most timely and relevant analysis available, and the ...


ListedBy Releases Real Estate Auction Guide for Consumers

In order to help consumers gain familiarity with real estate auctions, ListedBy--an online real estate marketplace and social network with live bidding auction and ‘Best Offer’ functionality--has released a new tool called ListedBy – Real Estate Auction Primer for Consumers. This tool acts as a ‘must-know’ guide for anyone looking ...


The End of Marketing as We Know It

Consider for a moment the annoying, interruptive, often obnoxious nature of traditional marketing. Dinnertime phone calls from strangers in noisy call centers. Glossy pictures of the latest fashions worn by models who barely look human. Crowded store shelves with head-spinning arrays of options arranged in no discernible order (“I just ...


New CEO to Step Up for Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently announced the promotion of Philip A. White, Jr., to chief executive officer of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, effective Feb. 1, 2013. At that time, Michael R. Good, the brand’s long-time chief executive officer, will step down and assume the role of chairman emeritus. ...


Families Rediscover Multigenerational Living

Seventy-five years ago, when America was emerging from the Depression and homeownership was less affordable, one out of four Americans lived in homes with grandparents and adult siblings. Today’s housing depression has again forced generations to move in together, but as the housing recovery takes hold, many plan to stay ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop; Mobile Growth

When you stop and think about it, it’s amazing how fast the mobile space has changed over the past five years. Five years ago Blackberry was the predominant device on the market, while both the Android OS and iOS were both first being released. ...


Speak up: Resolve to Advocate for Your Clients, Your Industry and Yourself in 2013

At year end, many of us make resolutions for the upcoming year. I have one I’d urge you put atop your professional list: Speak up. By that I mean, be an advocate for the issues that affect accredited buyers’ representatives ...


Mortgage-Interest Deduction Could Fall Prey to Revenue Needs

(MCT)—As Congress looks for new sources of revenue to deal with the looming “fiscal cliff,” a popular ingredient of the American dream could be on the chopping block. ...


Consumer-Centric Search Options Change the Typical House Hunt

To give today’s buyers what they want in a home, you must first understand what they want in a location. Coldwell Banker’s new “Best Places to Live” campaign is pioneering a new lifestyle-based style of home searching, highlighting the idea ...


Closing with a Bang

More often than not, new homeowners have projects in mind that they wish to complete after settling into their new home. One hurdle is that home improvement projects are often last on the long list of to-dos. However, a trusted REALTOR® can continue helping clients even after a sale is ...


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