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Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Charlotte

Engel & Völkers recently announced the opening of its first shop in Charlotte, bringing the firm’s comprehensive global services to real estate buyers and sellers of the region. The opening comes with the union between the storied international brokerage and Carolinas Metro Realty, a full-service real estate and ...


CENTURY 21 New Millennium Expands into Montgomery County

CENTURY 21 New Millennium recently announced the opening of a new office in Rockville, MD at One Research Court. “Expanding into Montgomery County has been in our strategic plan for the past several years and the timing is perfect right now, having secured both a dynamite location as well as ...


Get off the Seesaw and Get Going on Year-Round Success

According to Cleve Gaddis, most real estate agents are doing it all wrong. To count yourself among the top producers of the industry, you must upend the traditional view of the annual calendar and approach your business with the same level of gusto each month of the year. ...


Top 300 Markets Slow Progress to Full Price Recovery

Homes.com® recently released its June 2015 Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales in the top 100 markets, and the companion Midsize Markets Report for the next 200 largest markets. Among the nation’s top 300 ...


Kick Your Savings into High Gear with the REALTOR Benefits® Program

Who doesn’t love saving time and money? That’s the goal of the REALTOR Benefits® Program—to deliver the best savings and value to REALTORS® across a wide variety of products and services. In fact, last year, it’s estimated that over 700,000 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) members saved approximately $57 million ...


Rising Housing Costs and Spouse Career Assistance Are Top Concerns for Relocation Professionals

Human resources executives of global companies are most concerned about rising housing costs and increasing requests from transferring employees who want additional spouse career assistance, according to a survey from Cartus Corporation, a leading provider of global relocation services. ...


Living Smart: Should I Get a Professional Window Cleaning?

(TNS)—Clean windows can make your home brighter and improve its overall appearance. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate, The Original Silicon Valley Startup, Celebrates 109th Anniversary

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC  recently celebrated 109 years in business. This milestone comes at an exciting time for the brand. Coldwell Banker Real Estate has built a stellar reputation for high quality service, and the brand is marked by professionals who instill trust in millions of home buyers and ...


Long & Foster Provides Agents, Clients with Knowledge and Resources for International Relocation

Long & Foster Real Estate’s Corporate Real Estate Services Division is doing more to empower its agents to provide high-quality service to international clients, the company announces. The company’s international initiatives are being led by veteran agent, Shelagh Doyle, who recently received the designation of World Referral Specialist from Leading ...


Realty Pilot and zipLogix Partner to Offer Management Automation

Realty Pilot and zipLogix have launched their integration project to bring full offer management automation to the nation’s real estate professionals, the companies have announced.  Realty Pilot’s Offer Runway, an online platform that streamlines the entire residential real estate offer process, is now integrated with zipLogix’s zipForm® software ...


Global Market Volatility Pushes Mortgage Rates Lower

Freddie Mac  recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates falling to their lowest levels since May of this year amid substantial and ongoing global volatility out of China. ...


The Look and Feel of Successful Branding

Great branding delivers instant recognition of value, separates you from your competitors, communicates credibility and trust, and builds and strengthens client loyalty. Great branding begins with providing exceptional service, the kind of service clients talk to their friends and family about, which creates word-of-mouth. Great branding is how others will ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Succession Planning: Creating a Legacy for Your Business

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Jim Imhoff, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


12 Ways to Keep Your House Sparkling Clean Year-Round

If the idea of spending hours on end deep-cleaning the house doesn’t appeal to you, take the “spring” out of “spring cleaning” and try monthly deep-cleaning instead. When you tackle one room in your house each month throughout the year, the ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Window to the Law—Cyberscams and the Real Estate Professional

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real Estate Advisor. ...


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