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Existing-Home Sales on the Rebound despite Some Affordability Concerns

Existing-home sales are expected to finish the year at their highest pace since 2006, but accelerating price growth and rising mortgage rates have the potential to slow sales, according to an economic forecast forum here at the 2015 Realtors® Legislative Meetings & ...


New Move, Inc. Product Enhancements Increase Lead Conversion and Reduce Response Times

Move, Inc., recently announced enhanced features for realtor.com® Showcase(SM) Listing Enhancements, FiveStreet(SM), and Top Producer® CRM to help real estate professionals establish deeper connections with buyers and streamline the way they manage inbound leads. ...


ReferralExchange Strikes Exclusive Partnership with Council of Residential Specialists

ReferralExchange announced recently that it has partnered with the Council of Residential Specialists to provide a CRS-branded referral service for CRS Designees at CRS.com. ...


Study Finds Student Loan Impact May Be Overblown

Despite an unprecedented rise in student-loan balances over the past decade, a new TransUnion study found that student loan obligations have not inhibited younger consumers’ ability to access and repay other consumer credit categories such as auto loans and mortgages when compared to their peers without student loans. ...


How Listing Remarks Impact Salability

I believe every house has a story to tell, and our job as listing agents is to tell that story. I was excited to read that there is now research from Zillow providing statistics on the real impact that listing remarks have on ...


J. Rockcliff REALTORS® Appointed to Exclusively Represent the Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents in San Francisco East Bay

Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents recently announced that J. Rockcliff REALTORS® has been selected to exclusively represent the Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents brand within the region.  Featuring an elite group of talented and visionary professionals J. Rockcliff REALTORS® selection is based on the company’s leadership and longstanding ...


Registration Now Open for 2015 Broker Summits

NAR PULSE—Travel in one day and travel out the next at any of NAR’s three REALTOR® Broker Summit events taking place this fall. Network with colleagues and gain advice on business management issues that matter to you as a Broker and business owner, or focus on technology issues at the ...


Drone Movement Flies High on Latest Exemption

Amid ongoing efforts to sanction the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in real estate, a Las Vegas REALTOR® has been granted a drone exemption by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ...


New Study Shows a Greater Divide Forming between Appraiser and Homeowner Perceptions

Detroit-based Quicken Loans recently reported appraiser home value opinions continued to fall below homeowner estimates in April, according to the company’s Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The national index shows appraiser estimates 0.69 percent below homeowner estimates, on average. ...


The Rap against Office Cubicles

(TNS)—Countless stories over the last few decades, some of which I’ve written, touted the wide-open office workspace—the “cubicle farm”—as an office tool to increase productivity, communication and morale. ...


REALTORS® Head to Washington to Urge Action on Industry, Consumer Issues

REALTOR® leaders from across the country will converge on the nation's capital this week to advance key real estate issues with regulators and members of Congress during the REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, here through May 16. ...


Loan Modification Programs Extended Again

(TNS)—The federal government is extending for another year two programs designed to help homeowners who are at risk of defaulting on their mortgage or still owe far more on their loans than the properties are worth. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Releases New Relocation Guide

Relocating to a new community is exciting, but having the right support can be the difference between a seamless move and a stressful move. That’s why individuals moving with their families, second home buyers and companies and corporations relocating to Northeast Florida turn to the relocation specialists at Berkshire ...


First Quarter Moves: Metro Home Prices Maintain Steady Growth

Stronger demand amidst lagging inventory levels caused home prices to accelerate in many metro areas during the first quarter of 2015, and the number of areas experiencing double-digit price appreciation doubled compared to last quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by ...


Spotlight: Make a Lasting Impression with a Direct-Mail Marketing System

With our email inboxes being bombarded daily with hundreds of incoming messages, it’s easy for information to get lost. For many real estate firms, direct-mail marketing is making a comeback in a big way, especially when it comes to sending out monthly newsletters. ...


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