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ReferralExchange Processes 50,000 Outbound Referrals in Less Than One Year of Operations

ReferralExchange, the real estate referral business network, has announced a major milestone of 50,000 referrals placed into the service since officially launching just six months ago. The company now has thousands of agents active in the service and also has several corporate partnerships in place. ...


The Greatest Gift to Real Estate: Open-Source CRM

On the surface, real estate is about selling property. But if you think about what must be accomplished to close a sale, you arrive at something deeper—the relationship. Real estate is about building successful relationships between buyer, home, property, and financial institution. ...


Sindeo Expands Leadership Team, Brings Greater Transparency to Home Financing

Sindeo, a modern mortgage marketplace that helps people plan and shop for the right home loan in a more timely, competitive and transparent way, has announced the latest members to join its management team. Sindeo’s expanded leadership team includes top talent from Trulia, SoFi, Prosper Marketplace and the ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Continues Strong Momentum and Expansion in Florida

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced today the addition of Southwest Florida-based brokerage Blue Water Realty, Inc. to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gulf Shore will remain under the leadership of owner Aaron Eyerman, who has overseen the company’s consistent growth since ...


Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors Donates to 17 Bergen County Charities

Realtors® help make the dream of homeownership a reality for thousands of Bergen County residents each year. Realtors also work to build better communities where they live and work. In small towns and large municipalities across Bergen County, REALTORS® promote community values, giving their time and effort to the organizations ...


Existing-Home Sales Bounce Back in December

Despite low inventory conditions, existing-home sales bounced back in December and climbed above an annual pace of 5 million sales for the sixth time in seven months, according to ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Announces New Senior Vice President and General Manager

Mary Lee Blaylock has joined San Diego-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties as Senior Vice President and General Manager. The former President and CEO of HomeServices Relocation, Blaylock and her family have relocated to Poway from Minneapolis. ...


REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2015 Volunteering Works Program

REALTORS® not only help people realize their dream of homeownership, they also volunteer countless hours to help improve the communities in which they live and work. For seven years, REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society has helped Realtors® broaden and shape their charitable efforts through the Volunteering Works grant and mentoring program. ...


Nancy Lastra Honored as Past President and REALTOR® of the Year by EBCBOR

The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® recently honored Nancy Lastra as Past President and REALTOR® of the Year of the former Meadowlands Board of REALTORS® (MBOR).  The REALTOR®of the Year Award honor REALTORS® who have made outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and are recognized as leaders in ...


CCAR Bestows Annual Community Service Award on Kelly Morgan of J. Rockcliff REALTORS®’ Walnut Creek Office

J. Rockcliff REALTORS® recently announced that REALTOR® Kelly Morgan of the company’s Walnut Creek office has been honored with the 2014 Community Service Award from Contra Costa Association of REALTORS® (CCAR).  The award was announced at the CCAR annual banquet and gala on January 9, 2015 at Blackhawk Auto Museum ...


Seriously Underwater Properties Down 2.2 Million

2014 ended with 7,052,570 U.S. residential properties seriously underwater, or about 13 percent of all properties with a mortgage, according to the recently released RealtyTrac® U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the fourth quarter of 2014. Seriously underwater properties are defined as ...


Study Shows Consumers Aren’t Shopping around for Mortgages

A recently released study done by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found nearly half of Americans looking to purchase a home do not do their due diligence by shopping around for mortgage lenders. Rather, the survey found potential borrowers seriously consider only ...


Laying the Foundation for Future Success

“Put every penny you make back into the business,” says Roxann Taylor, Broker/Owner with Engel & Völkers Dallas Southlake in Southlake, Texas. Read on for more of Taylor's top tips for success. ...


Top Tips for Winter Home Selling

Selling your home during the winter months can be a daunting task. The holiday season is already a hectic time of year and selling a house can be stressful. However, there are distinct advantages to selling your home at this time of year. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Expands Franchise Presence in Philadelphia

CENTURY 21® Real Estate, recently announced that its already strong presence in metropolitan Philadelphia is gaining momentum with the addition of three new independent brokerages and two current affiliates renewing in the market. The Philadelphia market includes Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. ...


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