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The Single-Office Entrepreneur

Realtor.com® designs programs to help brokers manage their listings and to provide branding and lead generation for all their agents and properties on the site. While this is true for large brokers, realtor.com® also has a dedicated team focused on brokerages ...


Your Three Best Bets for Building Business this Year and Next

Revenues continue to rise for brokers and their agents as the recovery tightens its grip in markets around the country. However, today’s real estate landscape is markedly different from the pre-recession boom years, and building business will require heading down new ...


Rising Interest Rates Won’t Slow Down All Buyers

Many of you are seeing it in the field: Low inventory, houses flying off the market and a groundswell of demand from buyers. As a result, home prices are steadily increasing. Combine all those factors with signs of strength in the economy, and you have a recipe for another market ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise 6.5% in July, Double Digits Remain on Median Home Prices

U.S. existing-home sales rose strongly in July, jumping to their highest level in almost four years—with the median price maintaining double-digit year-over-year increases, according to data released yesterday morning by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Economy Picks Up Steam; Housing Recovery, Consumer Spending, and Manufacturing Pave the Way

Economic growth continues to gain momentum in the second half of the year, as expected, despite the slow start at the beginning of 2013. Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group’s full-year forecast for both the economy and housing market remains ...


Privately Owned Housing Starts Up 21 Percent from Last Year, Sizeable Gains in Multifamily Housing


Data released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau in conjunction with the Department of Housing and Urban Development indicates that privately-owned housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 896,000 in July, 6 percent above the upwardly revised June ...


Top Selling Pickup for REALTORS® Receives Top Awards

NAR PULSE—The Ram 1500, one of the highest selling vehicles through the cash allowance program from Chrysler Group LLC and the REALTOR Benefits® Program, has topped Consumer Reports’ list for full-size pickups. Take a test drive at your local dealer. Be sure to view requirements to secure ...


Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® Brings Global Real Estate Local

The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® is proving the saying is true, “All real estate is local.” The EBCBOR Global Business Council recently hosted a “Day of Global Business” at the EBCBOR Headquarters, which featured four expert sessions on topics ranging from staging for international clients, Islamic funding, global ...


Prudential Real Estate Ranked Highest for Customer Satisfaction in Three Segments of J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Home Buyer/Seller Study

Prudential Real Estate, an HSF Affiliates LLC company, and Prudential Sterling Properties of Melbourne, Inc. recently announced that the Prudential Real Estate affiliate network ranked highest for customer satisfaction in three of the four segments included in J.D. Power and Associates’ annual Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study. The network scored highest ...


Rising Home Prices Drive Home Warranty Sales

As home prices rebound in a recovering housing economy, more sellers are purchasing extended home warranties to give themselves a competitive edge. ...


Ask the Expert: Home Inspections and Infared Thermal Imagers

Today's 'Ask the Expert' column features Trevor Welby-Solomon, Vice President/Technical Services & Support for Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection. ...


RE/MAX Files for $100 Million IPO

RE/MAX, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, today announced it has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $100 million through an initial public offering of Class A common stock. The company intends to trade on the New York Stock ...


Housing Starts Rise 5.9 Percent in July

Nationwide housing starts rose 5.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 896,000 units in July as multifamily construction rebounded from a dip in the previous month, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, ...


What Your Style of Home Says About Your Personality

Home design is an important deciding factor when buying a home. This is because, like fashion and career choices, style of home is a form of self-expression. ...


Growing Pains as the Economic Recovery Turns Four

Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for August, showing that despite the lackluster jobs recovery four years into the economic recovery, housing will continue to provide an increasingly positive boost to GDP in the second half of 2013. ...


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