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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 ...


Closing Costs Soar 20.8 Percent

While most homebuyers are focused on rising home prices, closing costs are rising nearly as quickly over the past three years, increasing by more than 20 percent since 2010, according recent information from Bankrate.com. Mortgage closing costs rose 6 percent over 2013 ...


Earn MVP Reward Bundle when You Sign up for FREE Safety Webinar on September 9

NAR PULSE—Safety Expert and Police Officer Sergeant Preston Taylor will present “Safety Tips to Share with Sellers.” Learn valuable information to share with clients to protect their property while their house is on the market, and earn the “Safety in Your ...


Realogy Reports Q2 Revenue of $1.5 Billion

Franchise and brokerage services giant Realogy (RLGY) reported financial results this week for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, including the following highlights: ...


ERA Real Estate Welcomes Donahoe Tobias Real Estate

ERA Real Estate, a global real estate franchisor, today announced the affiliation of Donahoe Tobias Real Estate in Temecula, California, marking the brand’s entry into a new market. With one office and 20 independent sales associates servicing the greater Inland Empire region, the firm will now do business as ERA ...


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