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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 ...


Residential Construction: The Entrepreneur’s Industry

Based on the recently released 2012 Economic Census data, new NAHB research shows that residential construction remains the industry of independent entrepreneurs with 81 percent of homebuilders and specialty trade contractors being self-employed independent contractors. Even among establishments with paid employees, the industry is dominated by small businesses, with two-thirds of ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Continues Florida Expansion with Addition of Space Coast Brokerage

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced the addition of real estate company, Star Real Estate, to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star, led by sisters Barbara Zorn and Lynn Facompre, will continue to serve Brevard County and its surrounding communities. ...


Leading Apartment Search Resource Rolls Out Enhanced Guest Cards for Increased Lead Insights for Customers

For Rent Media Solutions™ has introduced enhanced guest cards to provide customers with increased insight on their leads. Property management companies receive a high volume of daily guest cards, but are not provided with much information beyond name, email address, phone number and a couple of other non-telling pieces of ...


From Campus to Closing Costs: A College Grad’s Guide to Home Buying

You’ve packed up your dorm room, thrown your Frisbee into storage, and have bid adieu to those cumbersome textbooks. College has culminated, so what now? This exciting time in a young person’s life is ruled by one question: what’s next? For many, that answer takes ...


Savvy Storage for the Smaller Home

Many homebuyers may hesitate to consider a smaller home that lacks sufficient storage space. While this often means getting rid of—or acquiring fewer—belongings, there is still a need for accessible, efficient storage throughout the home. Short of adding or constructing areas specifically for storage, there are ways to coax more ...


On the House: First-Time Homebuyers Can’t Afford to Do It Alone

(TNS)—From the glass-half-full department of residential real estate, here is a summary of the things the experts believe are blocking a full housing recovery nationwide. ...


BHHS Florida Network Realty Names New Creative Services Marketing Manager, Operations Manager

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently announced the promotions of Marisa Mariano to Creative Services Marketing Manager and Andrea Nichols to Operations Manager. ...


RE/MAX Launches Mobile Friendly Online Tools

RE/MAX recently released new online tools to affiliates that will provide an enhanced customer experience.  All U.S. agents and brokers will have access to a version of new responsive single page websites and a mobile-friendly lead management system is available in the company owned regions, all at no cost. ...


From Capitol Hill: Update on NAR’s 2015 Political Advocacy Efforts

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) works diligently on a legislative and regulatory agenda that encourages a sound and robust U.S. real estate market and protects the business interests of consumers as well as REALTORS®. In 2015, significant accomplishments have included: ...


18 Countries Launch Unprecedented Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to Combat Climate Change

This past week, 18 countries, and over 60 organizations launched an unprecedented Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to speed up and scale up the sector’s huge potential to reduce its emissions and literally build greater climate resilience into future ...


Raising Appraisal Limits Could Hurt Consumers

More than 80 percent of bank appraisers think reducing the number of loans requiring an appraisal could increase risk to borrowers, according to a survey of its professionals released this week by the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Introduces Marketing Game Changers

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently introduced Florida Network Realty Marketing Concierge powered by Imprev, a provider of automated marketing technology. The new platform provides the company’s REALTORS® customized automated marketing collateral materials for promoting their listings. ...


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