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Real Estate Information Archive


It’s “Write a Business Plan” Month: How to Include Your Marketing Strategy

In real estate, there is an unspoken rule of thumb that 10 percent of your budget be allocated for marketing. Today’s real estate professional needs a plan and strategy around how to best put that money to work for your business. The ...


Upping the Game

Realty ONE Group looks back on a year of extraordinary success, plans for a bigger and better 2014 ...


Prosper in the New Year: Give Buyers What They Need

It’s a new year, and our real estate market has experienced some changes. The 2013 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers reveals trends of stringent credit standards and tightened inventory, but the desire to own a home ...


Direct Monetization of MLS Data – Public MLS Portals

Public MLS portals are controversial…but, if done right, they can make sense. The recent conversations of the National Association of REALTORS® MLS Committee regarding MLS levels of service and the Realty Alliance Fair Display Guidelines have brought the subject of MLS and association public portals “front and center.” ...


Pending Home Sales Edge Up in November

Pending home sales stabilized in November with a slight gain, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Monthly increases in the South and West offset declines in the Northeast and Midwest. ...


REALTOR® Resources to Secure Affordable Healthcare Benefits

NAR PULSE—Access to affordable healthcare benefits is one of the most important concerns on American minds right now. One of the reasons is because several major reform provisions legislated under the Affordable Care Act will take effect Jan. 1, 2014. This may ...


A Fast Pace Forward: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Quickly Gains Ground

Less than six months since officially signing its first affiliate, the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise network has experienced strong affiliate acceptance, quickly generating a presence in the U.S. real estate market. From Florida to Washington state, and a diverse peppering of regions in between, well-entrenched and acclaimed real estate ...


Great Spaces: The Castle of Your Dreams

Ever dreamt of living in a national landmark? Located in Ardrahan, Galway, Ireland, this stunning castle (yes, castle) is just that. Called Tulira castle, the property is one of Ireland’s most historically significant castles, with a rich architectural and anthropological heritage. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® International Ltd. Strengthens International Member Services Team

Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has expanded its international service delivery team with the addition of Mrs. Çiğdem Ercűment. Ercűment will serve as the manager of International Member Services to the growing global network of independent real estate firms, the company has announced. ...


NAR’s 2013 Political Advocacy Efforts Help Stimulate, Stabilize and Strengthen Real Estate Markets

During the 113th Congress, the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR’s) legislative and regulatory agenda continued to focus on creating a fundamentally sound and robust U.S. real estate market and protecting the consumers as well as the business interests of members. ...


Real Estate Q&A: Neighbor’s Camera Causes Concern

(MCT)—QUESTION: Our new next-door neighbor has installed several video cameras that are pointing into our yard and house. So video is being taken of our family in the yard and pool and through the windows into our house. While we can understand ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Little Changed at Year-End

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates little changed as we head into the final days of the year. ...


2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship to Be Showcased on Network Television

For the first time in the competition’s history, the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship will be featured on network television. NBC will showcase golf’s premier power and distance competition on Saturday, Dec. 28 beginning at 4 p.m. EST, 1 p.m. PST. ...


Century 21 Welcomes Tasty New Holiday Agent

In the spirit of the holidays (and the Claymation we all love and remember), Century 21 is welcoming its newest agent to its system, Ginger B. Read. Her expertise lies in helping a unique (and tasty) group of customers find the gingerbread homes of their dreams. ...


New-Home Production Tops 1 Million in November

Led by a solid increase in both single-family and multifamily starts, nationwide housing production rose 22.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million in November, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and ...