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How Many of Your Twitter Followers Are Bots?

You know those accounts with millions and millions of followers on Twitter? It turns out they may not be as popular as you think. ...


From Mexico to Dubai: Buyer Representation Goes Global

With thousands of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designees in the United States and Canada, brokers and agents understand the value of the skills and training the designation delivers here at home. Although increasingly common in North America, the concept of buyer representation ...


Exclusive Member Benefits Offer a Distinct Advantage

Members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) automatically have access to a wide array of exclusive business tools, data, educational opportunities and discount programs—all of which have been carefully designed to help REALTORS® build their business, work more efficiently, and build stronger client relationships in order to succeed in ...


Your Place: Before End-of-Summer Vacation, Get House Ready

(MCT)—Despite years of financial crisis, Europeans still leave town in August. ...


5 Essential Building Blocks for a Thriving Work Culture

What makes a successful business thrive? That’s what eight out of 10 new entrepreneurs would like to know, because their businesses fail within the first 18 months, according to Bloomberg. ...


ForRent.com® Releases Neighborhoods Filtering Feature and a First-to-Market Schools Feature for More Efficient Searching

ForRent.com®, a leading online apartment search destination, inspires renters to discover their next apartment, loft, townhouse, or condo by allowing property seekers to narrow down their choices by city, price range, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, etc., through detailed searches. Revealing an innovative Neighborhoods Search Filter and first-to-market ...


RESPA Enforcement Back in the Spotlight

In the April column, we warned that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was going to be aggressive on RESPA, as it has more resources and power than HUD ever had. Two cases were worthy of CFPB press releases, but numerous others are waiting in the wings. Of the two ...


HotPads Unveils Redesigned Site and App to Make Searching for a Rental Faster and More Intuitive

HotPads™, the leading map-based home and apartment rental search engine and a Zillow® (NASDAQ: Z) company, has announced it has redesigned its popular website and mobile apps to make the experience of searching for a rental faster and easier. With intuitive new features and tools, the HotPads app and search ...


Corcoran Consulting & Coaching Teams up with Equator

Corcoran Consulting and Coaching, whose real estate clients are ranked in the top one of one percent of the nearly one million realtors nationwide, recently announced that it has teamed up with Equator, the national leader in default servicing technologies. ...


July Data Shows the Healthiest End to Spring Home Buying Season in Three Years

For the first time in three years, July data shows the price appreciation and inventory increases established during peak buying season (from April to July) continue their upward trend, untouched by external economic factors, according to ...


Watch: Why Should You Claim a .REALTOR Domain?

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real ...


RE/MAX Sees Opportunity in Recovering Market

Over 1,000 RE/MAX brokers and their industry vendors are gathered in San Francisco this week for the company’s annual Broker Owner Conference. They’re celebrating recent successes and preparing for new opportunities in a recovering real estate market. Since the second quarter of 2013, more than 4,200 new agents and 208 ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Named Top Company

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty was recently recognized with the Gibraltar Circle Award as one of the Top 50 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. The company was also named to the Gibraltar Circle Pinnacle Group as one of the network’s Top 30 companies. ...


Housing Starts Soar in July

(MCT)—New home construction surged to an eight-month high in July, providing a lift to the broader economy. Housing starts jumped 15.7 percent from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,093,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Economists had expected a rate ...


What Will Your .REALTOR Domain Name Be?

NAR PULSE—On Oct. 23, you and your agents can finally claim your .REALTOR domain! Get ready by visiting www.about.REALTOR to access FAQs, videos, naming guidelines and other great resources. The first 500,000 members who register will receive a FREE ...


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