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One Source Fits All: Realtors Property Resource® Provides an All-Encompassing Source for All Your Property Data Needs

With an influx of different sources available to consumers, it’s common for misinformation to run rampant throughout clients’ minds. As a result, real estate professionals are tasked with the challenging feat of analyzing and interpreting these sources and delivering correct information to their clients on a daily—and sometimes hourly—basis. Instead ...


New Construction: Solving the Move-up Buyer Dilemma

While Helen Hanna Casey “literally grew up around the new-homes business,” she is quite clear that today’s new-home market is not like the one her father was a part of in the 1950s when he was executive director of the Builders ...


The Battle Ahead for Brokers: Dodd-Frank Takes Hold

From Dodd-Frank regulations to controversial tax laws, the rules have changed for brokers and agents…and most importantly, their consumers. Ken Trepeta, Esq., director of Real Estate Services for the National Association of REALTORS®, will offer a detailed analysis of these business-altering topics in a special keynote presentation taking place at ...


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors®/Trident Group

HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced yesterday the acquisition of Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors®, The Trident Group, which is comprised of financial services companies including Trident Mortgage Company, Trident Insurance and Trident Land Transfer Company. Terms were not ...


Combining Product, Service and Personality Branding

We do it all in real estate! So let’s take a look at these three branding components and how they integrate into a branding strategy. ...


Earn up to $350 Appraisal Rebate from Your Credit Union

NAR PULSE—Looking for the perfect loan for the perfect home? For a limited time only, you can get up to $350 Appraisal Rebate* with any residential or investment property mortgage financed through REALTORS(R) Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, closed by August 31, 2013. ...


Rising Home Values Impact Affordability in Second Quarter

Nationwide housing affordability slipped several notches as recovering markets witnessed significant firming of home prices in the second quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released recently. In all, 69.3 percent of new and ...


What Loan Program Is Right for Your Borrower?

After the housing crash in 2008, the real estate market left risky loan programs behind and instead turned to safer ways to finance homes. Although there are fewer options, there are still many things to consider before choosing a program that’s right for your situation. Don Frommeyer, CRMS, president of ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Australia

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently announced it has expanded its presence in Australia with the signing of an exclusive 25-year master franchise agreement with Melbourne SR Pty Ltd to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in Australia’s Victorian market. ...


Confidence in Homeownership is Up, Millennials Especially Enthusiastic

The second quarter Consumer Outlook Survey just released by Prudential Real Estate, an HSF Affiliates LLC company, portrayed a particularly positive viewpoint of the housing market, with millennials at the forefront of the sanguine stats. A solid 80 percent ...


The Inventory Shortage: How Bad is it…and How to Cope

While the real estate recovery continues to move forward, many brokers and agents are running into a somewhat unexpected roadblock: not enough inventory. The current status of the inventory shortage along with strategies for dealing with a listing-poor marketplace will be ...


REALTOR® University’s Center for Real Estate Research Signs Agreement with Asian Real Estate Association of America

REALTOR® University’s Center for Real Estate Studies and the Asian Real Estate Association of America have formed a new research partnership aimed at examining how real estate impacts Asian immigrant populations. ...


Giveback Homes: Creating Social Change In The Real Estate Market

Giveback Homes, a social-good real estate concept, recently announced it has secured a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Nicaragua. ...


A Training Platform: Education & Evolution

A strong training platform holds value for every brokerage. In one vein, it’s important for real estate agents to stay ahead of trends and adapt to industry and market changes to maximize their business. In another, it’s important to the brokerage’s culture and growth for its agents to understand the ...


5 Technology Tools Every Agent Should Use

For the last couple of years, real estate technology tools have been rolling out at a fast and furious pace. As a real estate professional, I eagerly scrambled to keep up as a slower market afforded me the time and opportunity. ...


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