Welcome!




Expand Your Education with These Courses from
A Consumer Advocate Approach to Real Estate: Course 1.
Effective Presentation Skills for Sales Professionals: Skills for Sales Success: Part Five.
Customer Relationship Building: Skills for Sales Success: Part Seven.
Territory Management: Skills for Sales Success: Part Eight.
BPOs: The Agent's Role in the Valuation Process.

Real Estate Trends Archive


Mortgage Madness: Applications Jump 10 percent

Mortgage applications increased 10 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 8, 2016. ...


These Neighborhood Amenities Can Kill Your Property Value

In real estate, the phrase “cash is king” is oft overused. However, if you're struggling to sell a house in a bad 'hood, then you already know that in reality, location is king. Purchasing a home in a great area, or an area that is up-and-coming, can help maximize the value of ...


Boomerang Business: Build a Brand That Keeps ‘Em Coming Back

Consumers and agents have more options than ever. Stop “moment” marketing! Cut through to their core needs with a brand that speaks to them now and in the future. Join RISMedia and sponsor Imprev for the next installment of the Broker Best Practices Webinar Series, “Boomerang ...


Housing Spend on the Rise: A Breakdown of Cost-Burdened Households

According to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, 11.8 million U.S. renter households spend half or more than half of their income on rent, and that number is projected to increase 11 percent by 2025. If national rents continue to rise and wages ...


Wheel Estate: Bike Paths Lift Home Values

Bicycle-friendly amenities are contributing to a surge in property values in communities across the globe, marshaled by developments in urban centers and suburban outposts that accommodate “active” transportation. ...


Mortgage Rates Reach New Low

Mortgage rates declined slightly from the previous week to reach a new low for the year, according to results from Freddie Mac's recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). ...


In Real Estate, It’s Easy Being Green

When we think of the word “green” in relation to the real estate world, it can mean different things to different people. While not every buyer or seller is necessarily thinking about big-picture green topics, the concepts of utility costs, comfort and ...


Housing Limits Impact Social Mobility for Children of Low-Income Families

U.S. metros that historically have offered the best chance of success for children from low-income families have become among the least affordable cities in the country, according to a new Zillow analysis of mortgage and rental affordability. This relatively new phenomenon limits opportunities ...


Foreclosure Activity Plummets below Pre-Recession Levels

First quarter foreclosure activity was below pre-recession levels in 78 out of 216 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (36 percent), according to RealtyTrac®'s Q1 and March 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. ...


Stay Safe at Work with April 20 Safety Webinar

NAR PULSE—The busy season is here. Ensure you have a safety plan in place to help you succeed. Learn about specific tools for implementing safety protocols across your real estate business during a free NAR REALTOR® Safety Program webinar. Join us on ...


Where Are We Moving? Cartus Reveals Top Relocation Destinations

The United Kingdom, Canada and China are the three top-ranked destinations where U.S.-based multinational corporations are relocating employees for job assignments, according to new data on relocating employees from Cartus Corporation. ...


Luxury Portfolio International®: A New Kind of Luxury Leader

In the late 1990s, the dotcom boom was a watershed moment for luxury real estate. It had an impact that extended well beyond those making millions of dollars in the tech industry. The acquired wealth and accompanying optimism created a new breed of ...


Home Valuation: Clearing the Way to More Listings

Real estate is a competitive industry, and even that might be an understatement. That’s why many brokerages spend millions of dollars on lead generation every year in hopes of converting the very best leads and increasing sales. Some brokerages are even setting their ...


How Property Tax Rates Vary across and within Counties

A new NAHB Economics research article shows that the effective real estate tax rates vary substantially across and within counties, with the highest rate area displaying rates that are often multiple times higher than the lowest rate areas within the same county. ...


Stock Market Volatility Good for Some Housing Markets, Bad for Others

Instead of starting with a bang, 2016 kicked off with a plunge. On the first day of trading, Jan. 4, the American indexes recorded the biggest losses ever ...


Our Latest News >>