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Real Estate Industry Cites Recruiting Young Agents as No. 1 Concern

The real estate industry is facing a number of stops and starts, particularly as certain sectors in the market rebound quickly - such as the residential market - while other areas remain stagnant. Although market forces, business operations, errors and omissions ...


Life in Mobile: Google Sides with Mobile Users

There is no better place to be than at the top of Google’s search rankings; for marketers, it’s the Holy Grail. The key component in reaching that milestone is SEO (Search Engine Optimization), a process by which your site and content ...


Record Attendance at National NAHREP Convention

If rising sponsorship revenue is a sign of what’s to come, then corporate brands are stepping up their presence in the Hispanic homebuyer market. Executives at the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals report a 30 percent increase in sponsor support for their upcoming national convention that is set ...


Need an Edge on the Competition? Go Back to School

NAR PULSE—What better way to stand out from the crowd than with a Master’s Degree from REALTOR® University? Current students are already experiencing benefits by learning practical skills that they are using to market themselves, and run a more efficient business. ...


Carrington Property Network Adds 15 Brokerages in Less Than Three Months

Carrington Property Network (CPN), an exclusive national network of leading residential real estate brokerage firms, has announced that it has achieved exceptional growth in its membership, adding 15 of the nation’s top producing brokerages in less than three months. Since its November 2012 launch, CPN has expanded to include 20 ...


Realtor.com Webinar: Hear from Top Agents Who Close Online Leads

Many agents get large numbers of online leads and successfully convert them to sales. However, not every agent has the right systems in place to convert online customers, particularly in great numbers. To address this challenge, realtor.com® has arranged for top agents from around the nation to appear live in ...


RE/MAX Holdings Inc. Announces Launch of Public Offering

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc., recently announced that it has commenced an initial public offering of 10 million shares. While the initial public offering price is currently expected to be between $19.00 and $21.00 per Class A common share, RE/MAX expects these shares will net at least $177 million. ...


Howard Hanna Convention Heading for Cleveland

Dedicated to the regional economy in Northeastern Ohio, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is excited to be hosting its bi-annual convention in the new Cleveland Convention Center November 5-6, 2013. ...


Location is Everything…Even with Interest Rates

With the economic recovery in full swing, there has been a lot of talk lately about interest rates and the possibility that an increase could be coming in the near future. ...


Deloitte Consumer Spending Index Ticks Downward in August

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (Index) moved down slightly in August. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending[i]. ...


Need a Boost? Give these Sales and Marketing Webinars a Try

NAR PULSE--Searching for ideas to give your business a jump? The upcoming Sales and Marketing Webinar Summit offered on Oct. 17 will teach you how to attract clients using video on your iPad, harness the power of photo marketing using Pinterest ...


ICBA Statement: CFPB Should Expand on Mortgage Rule Accommodations

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) released this statement following the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) release of finalized amendments and clarifications to the comprehensive mortgage rules it released in January. ...


Basel, QM and QRM – Disaster Averted, Mostly

This time last year, we warned that the pending rulemakings for the Qualified Mortgage (QM) and Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) rules mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act and the Federal Reserve’s proposed Basel III international capital standards had the potential to severely ...


Weekly Video Tip: Creating Multiple Framing Options by Scaling Down

Today, we're going to talk about an advanced editing technique that’s going to show how you can create multiple framing from the same shot. ...


Market Insider: Regional Variations in Recovery

The national housing data have been quite impressive this year. Existing-home sales were up 9.4 percent last year and are on track to match with similar increases this year. New-home sales are showing even better percentage gains, though off very low ...


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