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New Year, New Business! Chart a Course to 100 Transactions in 2016

Make 2016 your best year yet! Uncover the success habits and lead generation tools that will put you on track to 100 closed transactions next year in RISMedia Content Solutions’ upcoming webinar: ...


Transforming the Business of Real Estate, Five Agents at a Time

It’s a warm autumn day in Chicago, and five impeccably-dressed professionals cross a busy downtown street with a camera and video crew in tow. They pause on a corner and the photographer instructs them to strike a pose. He steps back, his camera ...


Mortgage Momentum Moves Rates Higher

The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate ticked slightly higher on a better than expected November employment report, according to the recently released Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey®. ...


REALTORS® Partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America

The National Association of REALTORS® has joined forces with Boys & Girls Clubs of America in an effort to strengthen communities and support the country’s youth. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Concludes Inaugural MAESTRO™ Leadership

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® concluded its inaugural MAESTRO™ Leadership Certification program last week, graduating 25 real estate branch sales managers from top brokerages around the country. The program was created to address the critical industry need to develop talented and highly effective real estate leaders for the future. ...


New Study Shows Homeowners Reap Remodeling Benefits Whether Selling or Staying

Homeowners preparing to sell often make improvements, both big and small, to their homes that can help yield positive results and garner top dollar from buyers. According to a new report from the National Association ...


Sharing Economy and Real Estate: A Match Made in Heaven?

The sharing economy has already seen wild disruption in the transportation and travel industries with Uber and Lyft. Experts are trying to predict if the next wave of sharing economy innovations will hit the retail industry. However, real estate is fluctuating in its ...


Foreclosure Starts at Lowest Level in More Than 10 Years

Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 104,111 U.S. properties in November, a decrease of nearly 10 percent from the previous month and down more than 7 percent from a year ago. This news comes from RealtyTrac® 's recently released U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for ...


Realtor.com® Strengthens Leadership Team

Move, Inc. recently announced the addition of Marcy Greenberg as executive vice president of people, Suzanne Zinn Mueller as senior vice president of industry relations and Janice McDill as vice president of corporate communications. ...


Mortgage Lending Leader Quicken Loans to Join Hendrick Motorsports, Kasey Kahne in 2016

Detroit-based Quicken Loans recently announced it will partner with Hendrick Motorsports in 2016, serving as a three-race primary sponsor of the No. 5 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS driven by Kasey Kahne in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The company will be an associate sponsor for all remaining races. ...


Rack Up Holiday Savings with the REALTOR Benefits® Program

NAR PULSE—Save big this holiday season with NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program, including savings on the hottest tech products from Dell, Lenovo® and Sprint®, car rentals from Avis, Budget and Hertz® and even last minute shipping with FedEx! Click here to ...


Appraised Values Remain Slightly Lower Than Homeowner Expectations

The average appraisal in November was 1.87 percent lower than the value the homeowner expected, according to Quicken Loans' national Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The difference between the values was slightly higher in October, making November the third consecutive month the gap between values ...


Prudential Zack Shore Properties Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks recently announced that Prudential Zack Shore Properties has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Zack Shore, REALTORS®. ...


The Psychology of Decorating: 5 Ways We Experience a Room

The positive or negative response we get upon entering a room is nearly instantaneous. We don’t need to carefully examine each corner, or walk around turning over every pillow to decide if a room makes us feel good or not. But, what is ...


Global Real Estate – Are You Ready?

I live in Miami, a very international city. Our real estate is being bought by South Americans, Europeans, and coming soon, the Chinese. It’s exciting to watch what is happening here and how many brokerages and developers are investigating better ways to reach ...


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