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Preparing for the Future: Sweepstakes Winners Get Jump Start on New Year with Business and Style Makeover

As 2014 begins to wind down, real estate professionals across the board are taking a good hard look at the past 12 months—celebrating their successes and thinking outside the box to strategically position themselves ahead of the competition moving forward. While it’s never too early to start planning for the ...


Less Rigid Mortgage Guidelines Take Effect

Years after the housing market crash, one thing is certain: it’s incredibly difficult to qualify for a mortgage, and that fact is significantly holding back the housing market recovery. Thankfully, mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took notice and, just this week, instituted new lending guidelines that will make ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Unveils Enhanced Website

Luxury Portfolio International®, the luxury marketing program of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, has introduced a new version of its website, www.LuxuryPortfolio.com. Originally launched in 2005, the site is the cornerstone of Luxury Portfolio’s comprehensive marketing program, annually promoting over 25,000 homes represented by the independent ...


CRS Data Partners with Palm Beach Board of REALTORS®

The Palm Beach Board of REALTORS® has chosen CRS Data as its property tax data supplier, the company reports. As a leading provider of public record information for real estate, banker and financial professionals in the U.S., CRS Data is proud to have the opportunity to offer the board’s 960 ...


REALTOR® Productivity Study Shows High Optimism despite Low Inventory Concerns

A new study shows REALTORS® are largely optimistic about their local markets, still struggle with low inventory challenges, and 60 percent of them are doing 100 percent of the business. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Receives Main Line Gives Back Award

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®/The Trident Group is a 2014 recipient of a Main Line Gives Back Award presented by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce. The company was recognized for their efforts to enhance the community, through support of nonprofits and other community-focused endeavors. Winners were chosen ...


Claim Your FREE .REALTOR Domain with NAR’s MVP Program, Earn Reward

NAR PULSE—Now through Dec 15, when you claim your FREE .REALTOR domain with NAR’s MVP Program, you’ll earn a FREE Social Media for REALTORS®: Your Website – Download.  PLUS, when you purchase one or more domains during the offer period, you will ...


Stock of Residential AD&C Loans Up 17 Percent over Last Four Quarters

One factor holding back a stronger rebound in home construction has been the tight availability of acquisition, development and construction (AD&C) loans. However, the stock of residential AD&C loans outstanding has been on the rise, posting a 17 percent gain since the third quarter of 2013. ...


Moneycorp Currency and International Payments Specialist Opens Miami Office

Moneycorp, a currency and international payments specialist, has opened a new office in Miami, a key location for international property purchase in the south of Florida, the company has announced. ...


ForRent.com® Assists in Home/Apartment Setup with New TV Buying WebApp

ForRent.com®, leading online apartment search destination, inspires renters across the country to discover their next apartment, condo, loft or townhouse. By being available to the renter every step of the way, from searching for a place to live to moving in to making that space a home, ForRent.com allows for ...


Pending Home Sales Slow in October but Remain Higher Than a Year Ago

Pending home sales declined in October but remained at a healthy level of activity and are above year-over-year levels for the second straight month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Leading on all Levels: First Weber Group

With more than 50 offices and 1,200 agents, Wisconsin’s First Weber Group has risen to become the state’s No. 1 firm in transactions, according to RISMedia’s 2014 Power Broker Report. Driving this great success is the firm’s commitment to its agents, customers and the community at large—and an innovative approach ...


HomeFinder.com Partners to Provide Access to Millions of Digital Listings

The Local Media Consortium, a nationwide alliance of leading local media outlets, has announced a new partnership with HomeFinder.com, a top digital real estate site. The agreement will provide consumers nationwide with local access to more than four million real estate listings on HomeFinder.com. ...


Idea Exchange Council Comes Together with Common Goal of Raising the Caliber of the Real Estate Industry

Two times per year, at NAR’s major meetings, the idea exchange council for brokers comes together to share broker challenges, ideas and solutions. ...


REBAC Hall of Fame Highlights the Top Crop in Buyer Representation

Each November, as agents are in full-swing for the fall buying and selling season, the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) acknowledges the achievements of its most accomplished members by inducting them into the REBAC Hall of Fame. Initially nominated by their peers and then selected by a panel of ...


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