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Gap Closing Between Home Sales and Market Capacity

On Thursday, May 21, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) will be releasing its freshest batch of existing-home sales numbers. According to the data, market capacity for existing-home sales increased 1.3 percent in April, and improvements in the labor market and a spring ...


5 Home Upgrades to Consider This Season

When it comes to home improvement, the options are endless. While many homeowners have their sights set on a huge overhaul (hello five-star kitchen complete with the latest and greatest appliances and gadgets), simple home ...


Use Technology to Provide Personalized, Added Value to Out-of-Town Buyers

With today’s technology, working with out-of-town buyers isn’t as difficult as it used to be. Using a few simple tips, you can help remote buyers feel like they’ve seen a property—and the local area—in person. ...


Your Membership Unlocks Exclusive Services from NAR’s Information Central

Most members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) are only aware of a small fraction of the special resources and business-building benefits available to them from their national association. One of the best examples is NAR’s Information Central—the same team that operates NAR’s toll-free call center at 1-800-874-6500. ...


Tree Care Accidents: When Are Homeowners Liable?

Are homeowners responsible for tree care-related accidents on their property? Unfortunately, the answer isn't simple. It depends on several factors, including state law, the circumstances of the accident, and the type of insurance coverage the homeowner and contractor each possess. ...


Quicken Loans “Drive Home a Winner” Sweepstakes Offers Brand New Chevy Colorado and Mortgage Payments

The Quicken Loans “Drive Home a Winner” sweepstakes is looking to once again make a lucky grand prize winner’s dreams come true with a year’s worth of mortgage payments and a brand-new Chevrolet Colorado. ...


Realogy Takes a Stand on Military Veteran Hiring

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced the company’s goal to increase its representation of employees who self-identify as U.S. military veterans over the next several years. The announcement was made by Richard A. Smith, Realogy’s chairman, chief executive officer and president, just before inviting guest speaker Colonel David W. Sutherland, U.S. Army ...


Webinar—Take Sales to a New Level: How to Captivate Move-Up, Upscale & International Buyers & Sellers

With recovery moving forward, there’s no time like the present to set your sights higher. In the next installment of RISMedia’s Agent Webinar Series, “Take Sales to a New Level: How to Captivate Move-Up, Upscale & International Buyers & Sellers,” sponsored by Quicken ...


NAR Unveils New REALTOR® Safety Resources

To aid members and REALTOR associations in developing safety protocols, the National Association of REALTORS)® has expanded its REALTOR®Safety Program resources with new classes and materials. ...


New Survey Shows TRID Compliance Systems Not Ready

More than 20 percent of banks preparing to comply with the new TILA-RESPA Integration Disclosure Rule – or TRID – will not offer certain mortgage products if the vendor’s systems are not ready, according to a recent survey from the American Bankers Association. The association sent the survey data ...


Home Improvements Are the Most Popular Use of a Home Equity Account

Ever wonder what consumers are doing with their home equity accounts? The 2015 BMO Harris Bank Homebuyers Report revealed that making improvements to a home is the most popular use of a home equity account (47 percent), followed by consolidating debt (22 percent) ...


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. ...


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