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Gino Blefari, Incoming CEO for HSF Affiliates, to Deliver Opening Keynote Presentation at RISMedia’s CEO Exchange

From budget and overhead; recruiting, motivating and retaining agents; expansion and downsizing; technology; and other essential factors, the challenges of profitably operating a brokerage firm in today’s recovering market are many. ...


The 2015 National Land Conference Registration Opens

The REALTORS® Land Institute officially opened registration for the 2015 National Land Conference: Unbridled. Unleashed., March 23-25 in Tucson, AZ, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Annually, the event brings together land professionals and Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) from across the country to learn from world-renown presenters, network with peers, ...


Local Economies Continue to Advance

The NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index advanced one point in the second quarter 2014 to .89 from a June level of .88. The index measures the US and 351 metropolitan markets’ proximity to normal economic and housing market activity. A value of one or more means the market is back ...


New Technology Creates a New Consumer

The changing technology landscape can be seen at all levels: globally, nationally, locally and even within the real estate industry. However, it’s not just technology that’s impacting industry, but rather, technology is having an impact on us as a society. Technology is ...


Own a Niche to Get Rich

If you haven’t already heard the above phrase, now is a good time to burn it into your brain. As a successful real estate broker who made the transition from the broker side of the business to the affiliate side, I have ...


Attack of the Killer Office Chairs

(MCT)—I’m sitting down while writing this column. That's a pretty daring move on my part. ...


Homesmart Receives Honors as Top Residential Brokerage in Phoenix

HomeSmart International’s founding franchise, HomeSmart Phoenix, was recently recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal in its annual Book of Lists as the top residential real estate brokerage firm in the Metropolitan Phoenix area based on both sales volume and closed transaction sides in 2013. The brokerage giant and its 4,500+ ...


First United Bank Selects Mortgage Returns’ CRM for Marketing and Reporting Functions

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, announced First United Bank has selected the company’s Relationship Manager CRM solution to manage its marketing campaigns and reporting and analysis capabilities. ...


Big Data: The New Competitive Advantage in Real Estate

Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series on Big Data analysis as relevant to the real estate industry. ‘Big Data’ analytics is the practice of using machine learning to process and draw conclusions from high-volume, high-variety, unstructured information. But ...


Affordability Pyramid Shows Housing Market Is Bottom Heavy

With the release of the 2014 Priced Out estimates, NAHB Economics revised its affordability pyramid that translates U.S. household income data into a distribution of homes that households can afford by price range. ...


Home Staging – Strategically Useful for Corporate Mobility

Staging a home can speed up selling relocation properties and potentially lessen corporate expenses—good reasons to consider it selectively as a cost-efficient strategy. ...


10 Cheapest States for Mortgage Rates

Last year, most financial experts — really, anyone who kept up with Fed moves — were certain that interest rates would finally begin to rise in 2014. Now, eight months into the year, mortgage rates are still at record lows and — surprisingly — consumers aren’t even taking advantage of ...


Mending Fences, Tending Neighbors

(MCT)—I have never believed the old saying that good fences make good neighbors because, really, who wants to live next door to a guy who deals in stolen merchandise? ...


zipForm Users Will Soon Help Their Clients Move with Updater

zipLogix and Updater have partnered to offer zipForm(R) users access to technology that alleviates some stress of the moving process. The technology collaboration will enable zipLogix users to seamlessly offer clients Updater's personalized and guided experience for completing moving-related tasks. Updater's web application helps clients update their new address across ...


Century 21 Real Estate Sweeps J.D Power 2014 Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study

CENTURY 21 Real Estate has announced that it has been ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction by the J.D. Power 2014 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction StudySM, released this week. Specifically, CENTURY 21® Real Estate swept the awards by receiving the highest ranking among national real estate companies across all four customer ...


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