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NAR Announces Opening of Applications for Strategic Technology Accelerator, REach

REach™, the strategic accelerator for technology startups created and managed by the National Association of Realtors®’ investment fund, Second Century Ventures, announced the opening of applications to join its 2014 class. The deadline to apply for the 2014 program is March 1. The program runs from April through ...


NAR Creates a Name Space on the Internet with .REALTOR Top-Level Domain

According to the 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 92 percent of consumers turn to the Internet in their home search. To stay ahead of this fundamental shift online, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) expects the Internet Corporation for Assigned ...


The Mobile Consumer and the Right Response to Responsive Design, Part IV: Mobile to Win Local

Over the course of this series, The Mobile Consumer and the Right Response to Responsive Design, we examined some of today’s most popular technology trends such as Responsive Web Design, Mobile SEO and Mobile Lead Generation. This month, in the final piece of the series, we’ll examine how the trends ...


American Home Shield Earns 2013 Best in Service Award

American Home Shield recently earned the 2013 Best in Service Award from HomeWarrantyReviews.com, one of the top home warranty consumer review sites in the United States. The award is based on customer feedback posted to the site, as well as a variety of customer satisfaction metrics, such as claims approval ...


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 ...