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More Upscale Buyers Enter Market, International Sales Dollar Volume Spikes

While total unit sales from international home buyers decreased from last year, total sales dollar volume increased 13 percent, according to the National Association of REATLORS® 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients. ...


RE/MAX Increases Presence in Asia

Master franchise RE/MAX China previously sold its first regional franchise, RE/MAX Beijing, to owners Catia Kong and husband Andy Gu, who opened the company’s first office in Beijing last year. Shortly after, RE/MAX China sold RE/MAX Shanghai, RE/MAX Guangzhou and RE/MAX Shenzhen regional rights to Nathan Yang. ...


RE/MAX CEO Pens Op-Ed: Reasonable Lending Opens Door to Homeownership

Friday’s edition of Investor’s Business Daily carried an Op-Ed by RE/MAX CEO Dave Liniger supporting recent government policies that mark a return to more reasonable mortgage standards. ...


Increased Bank Reposessions Kickstart Slight Increase in Foreclosure Activity

RealtyTrac® recently released its May 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 126,868 U.S. properties in May 2015, up 1 percent from the previous month and up 16 percent from a year ago to a 19-month high. The U.S. foreclosure rate ...


May Housing Starts Highlight Strong Demand

Recently reported May housing starts showed an 11.1 percent drop in new home construction nationally, falling to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.036 million units. The drop from elevated April results was broad, with a 5.4 ...


Have a Trip Planned for the 4th of July Weekend? Choose Budget

NAR PULSE—Be sure to rent your car through Budget, a proud REALTOR Benefits® Program partner. Now through July 31, you can save $25 on your next weekly car rental! Let Budget help you make planning your next trip easy. Click ...


Century 21 Real Estate Names New Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth and Industry Relations

CENTURY 21® Real Estate recently announced that Carter Murdoch has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth and Industry Relations. Murdoch brings more than 20 years of operational management experience in the mortgage and banking industries, and will report directly to Rick Davidson, president and chief executive officer. ...


REALTORS® Report Heightened Commercial Success

Commercial real estate markets are improving with REALTORS® specializing in commercial real estate reporting an increase in annual gross income, the number of sales transactions and sales volume, according to the 2015 National Association of ...


Grit and Perseverance: A Winning Recipe for Success

“People want to work with agents they know they can trust,” says David Stark of Stark Company REALTORS® in Madison, Wis. Read on for more of Stark's sage words of wisdom. ...


Spotlight: A Trusted Partnership with an Underlying Commitment to Service

HSA Home Warranty has been providing first-class service and quality home warranty products to homeowners and real estate partners for more than 30 years. ...


Builders’ Sentiment Improves

The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for June increased to 59, a five point rise from May and tied for the highest since September 2014. The increase in builder confidence aligns with other recent positive housing news. April starts and permits were up significantly from a depressed March. Single-family starts rose ...


Content Craze: How Real Estate Pros Can Avoid Information Overload and Wield Power with Credible Content

To say that we live in a society driven by information is an understatement. Content and its dissemination have truly morphed into the lifeblood of our culture. Users on social media scroll their news feeds daily, hourly even, scraping the bottom of the ...


Millennials are Rays of Sunshine amid Clouds of Pessimism

Remarkably negative findings from the 2015 How Housing Matters survey released this week by the MacArthur Foundation were punctuated by two critically important findings.  Attitudes on the value of housing as an excellent long term investment have flip-flopped and Millennials put a higher priority on the dream of homeownership than ...


Tell Millennials What They Want to Hear: Five Tips for Communicating with Millennial Clients

Millennials, defined as people born between 1981 and 1997, grew up with access to cable television, computers, cell phones, and later on, iPods and laptops on which they could surf the web 24/7. By the time this generation reached adulthood, they had seen ...


Tips That Will Immediately Help You Win More Listings and Convert More Buyers – Part 2

In Part 1 of “Winning Listings and Converting Buyers” I shared some keys to generate qualified leads by integrating your offline and online marketing initiatives.  This article focuses on the conversion of those leads.  It is very important to remember that you only ...


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