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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. ...


Top RE/MAX Agent Experiences Increased Listings and Sales with Short Sale Marketing System

Despite the down market that is affecting real estate across the country, Liz Papenbrock in Jacksonville, Fla., has seen a dramatic increase in business from her online resources. Papenbrock attributes much of her success to the advanced Web marketing strategy developed by Pro Step Marketing, which includes both a traditional ...


Life After Real Estate: Former CEO Transitions to NHL and Beyond

Siegel Enterprises, founded by Stu Siegel, has recently acquired ISS Hockey, a hockey scouting company that collects data on children and prospects ages 14-19. But before this former CEO of the Florida Panthers got into the scouting sector of hockey, he was a CEO of several technology-based real estate companies. ...


National Association of REALTORS® Launches Realtors Property Resource® Nationwide

Today the National Association of REALTORS® launched its Realtors Property Resource® application nationwide. All REALTORS® will have access to RPR, regardless of multiple listing service status with the site. Members whose MLSs and associations have partnered with RPR will have the benefit of additional functionality with the RPR tools and ...


Tech Talk: iPad Mini Both Delights and Disappoints

(MCT)—I have mixed feelings about the iPad Mini, Apple’s new pint-sized tablet. ...


Next in Green Building: Passive Houses for the Sophisticated Buyer

From eco-friendly coffee cups to hybrid cars, no one can deny that Americans are jumping on the green bandwagon. But while some environmentally friendly lifestyle changes remain somewhat small—reusable grocery bags, anyone?—others are large. You’ve seen it with Energy Star ...


Re-Boot Your Technology with New Offers in the REALTOR Benefits® Program

This is the perfect time to re-think and re-boot the technology you and your agents use every day—and NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program is the first place to look to save big with members-only offers. Recently, NAR added another top-tier technology company to the Program. ...


Real Estate Marketing Site Allows Agents to Target Potential Home Buyers

TREBStore.com, a real estate marketing site powered by The Real Estate Book and RR Donnelley, provides real estate professionals proven designs for direct marketing along with the data tools necessary to make the process easy and effective. ...


Home Prices Continue Upward Trend in August

(MCT)—Home prices in August rose across a broad swath of large American cities, adding further evidence that a housing recovery is taking shape. ...


FHA Homeowners Recover from Foreclosures More Quickly

(MCT)—R.C. and Stacy Davis lost their condominium to foreclosure in 2009, a bad break that seemed destined to keep them from buying another home for many years. ...


Fannie Mae Reminds Servicers, Borrowers of Options in Natural Disaster Areas

Fannie Mae is reminding servicers of options that are available to homeowners affected by natural disasters in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Under Fannie Mae’s existing guidelines, servicers have the ability to grant forbearance to any borrower they believe has been affected by a natural disaster. Within ninety days, servicers ...


New Credit Risk Scoring Promises to Qualify More Borrowers

Evidence is growing that more borrowers will be approved for a mortgage without increasing risk to lenders through more sophisticated credit risk scoring that uses alternative data, such as unsecured credit and property history in consumer credit report analysis, according ...


Homeownership Rate Slips during the Third Quarter

The Census Bureau reported the seasonally adjusted homeownership rate fell to 65.3 percent during the third quarter of 2012. In terms of rates across age groups (which are not seasonally adjusted), only those households headed by persons 65 and over registered an increase in the homeownership rate versus the third ...


HUD Secretary Announces Foreclosure Protection for Connecticut Storm Victims

Regional Spotlight—U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Connecticut and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Sandy. ...


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