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Research to Reveal Technology Adoption and Who Pays

Real Estate research firm WAV Group has launched a study to uncover how agents gain access to technology along with technology adoption by product category. This research is believed to be the first of its kind. ...


Changes in Mortgage Servicing Industry: Top 3 Challenges Hindering Servicers

This year has been full of changes when it comes to mortgages. With new regulations and rules being introduced to the industry, mortgage servicing companies have been scrambling to keep up and move forward. ...


Price Gains Continue In Chicago

Regional Spotlight—Home prices in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market continued demonstrating upward momentum even as January’s challenging weather and a further tightening in the supply of homes for sale helped slow the pace of sales, according to an analysis by RE/MAX. Compared to the results for January 2013, ...


FNC Index: Home Prices of Normal Sales Up 0.3% in December, Outperforming Overall Market

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S. home prices continue to rise. As of December, the RPI indicates the fastest year-over-year growth since the recovery began in early 2012. The index, constructed to gauge price movement among normal home sales ...


Save on NAR Professionalism Brochure through March


NAR Pulse—The brochure “A Pathway to Professionalism: Respect Starts Here,” sold in packs of 100, is available at a special price of $29.99 (regularly $39.99) through March 31. A companion piece to the NAR-produced video of the same name, this brochure contains ...


America’s Most Popular–and Pricey–Presidential Streets

One of the perks of being president of the United States is that many things are later named in your honor—schools, libraries, even entire cities. And among the most common things to name after a president are local streets. ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Welcomes NP Dodge Real Estate

Luxury Portfolio International® has welcomed one of the country’s oldest and most established real estate firms to its luxury broker collection, NP Dodge Real Estate. Luxury Portfolio is a real estate network specializing in the high-end market and is the luxury component of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® ...


Industry Event Record All-Time High Attendance

The highly anticipated Brian Buffini’s Success Tour kicked off with a two-day launch Feb. 4-5 in Seattle, Washington at The Marion Oliver McCaw Hall—located in the heart of the city’s epicenter. ...


The Award for Outstanding Brokerage of the Year Goes to…

Scott MacDonald, Broker/Owner/President of RE/MAX Gateway was presented with the prestigious RE/MAX Central Atlantic Region 2013 Outstanding Brokerage of the Year. ...


Firm Scores Talented New Creative Director

Prudential Alliance, REALTORS®, the area’s largest privately owned residential real-estate company, has named Margo Begley to the newly created position of Creative Director. As head of the marketing department, Begley will be responsible for the development and implementation of effective marketing, promotional and brand strategies, overseeing media relations as well ...


Director Honored with 2013 Diversity & Inclusion Award

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, announced the winner of Realogy’s 2013 Diversity & Inclusion Award at an all-employee town hall meeting on Feb. 6 at its corporate headquarters in Madison, N.J. Ken Eng, director, supplier ...


Power Broker Survey Deadline Extended to 2/24

There is still time to be among the hundreds of U.S. brokerage firms that have already responded to RISMedia’s 26th Annual Power Broker Survey. RISMedia announced this morning that today's original survey deadline has been extended until Monday, February 24. If you ...


Helping Agents and Brokers Champion Social Media

With the launch of a new social media platform, Homes.com, a leading online real estate destination, continues to provide tools and resources to make it easier for real estate professionals to market their brands, the company has announced. The innovative Homes.com Social marketing package offers solutions that help real estate ...


New President Moves Up at Large Broker Title Co.

Edina Realty Home Services announced that Brad Fisher has been named the new president of Edina Realty Title. He succeeds Greg Mason, who was recently made the president and CEO of Edina Realty Home Services. ...


St. Louis Communities Ideal for First-Time Buyers

Prudential Alliance, REALTORS® reports that a unique combination of local real estate market conditions and top-flight school districts in St. Louis communities Ballwin and Chesterfield make the area ideal for first-time home buyers and their families. ...