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Alain Pinel REALTORS® Acquires New Vice President of Strategic Planning and Growth

Alain Pinel REALTORS® (APR), the fifth largest residential real estate firm in the United States, has announced Rick Turley as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Growth for San Francisco and Wine Country. Turley was most recently President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's San Francisco Bay Area Region. In his ...


How to Organize Your Move in 6 Steps

It doesn’t matter whether you’re moving near or far—it’s important to stay organized during your move. And that doesn’t just mean making a schedule and sticking to it. You’ll need to figure out a system for organizing, packing and storing your belongings. ...


Engel & Völkers Welcomes Top Agent to San Diego Ranch-Coast Brokerage

Engel & Völkers San Diego Ranch-Coast recently announced that agent Danny Power has joined its shop. Power has been recognized as a top-producing agent in the local San Diego area, specializing in oceanfront, coastal and estate properties. ...


Housing Production Falls 6.5 Percent in May, Single-Family Permits Up

Declines in both single- and multifamily starts pushed nationwide housing production down 6.5 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of just over 1 million units, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ...


The Team Advantage

Creating a successful real estate team is no easy feat. “You have to stay in really close touch with team members so that they all feel like they are working together,” says Vickie Howard with Nothnagle REALTORS® in Rochester, N.Y. “You never want agents to feel as though they are ...


Jeff DeChamplain Is No. 5 Individual in Gross Commission Income for 2013 at Real Living Lifestyles

Real Living Lifestyles has announced Jeff DeChamplain ranks fifth in gross commission income for individuals and fourth for most transactions closed for individuals at the brokerage. DeChamplain attributes his success to the high level of care and customer service he provides to his clients which in turn generates referrals to ...


New Home Purchase Applications Dip by 8 Percent in May

Mortgage applications in May 2014 decreased by 8 percent from April, according to recent information released by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. ...


‘Coming Soon’ Properties Can Create Consumer Confusion

The National Association of REALTORS® recently published information for NAR members regarding advertising properties as “coming soon.” ...


Recognize Your Strengths, Weaknesses to Better Develop Skills

(MCT)—Q: I keep hearing advice that I should build on my strengths, but it makes more sense to me to fix my weaknesses. What am I missing? ...


Century 21 Sponsorship Merges Real Estate and Soccer

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, recently announced it has renewed its sponsorship as the official real estate company of U.S. Soccer. The company signed a multiyear renewal of its sponsorship of the U.S. Men’s, Women’s and Youth National Teams through February, 2016. The partnership allows the CENTURY 21® ...


Mobile Solutions Provider MRE Hires New CEO to Accelerate Growth

Mobile Real Estate, Inc. (MRE), one of the industry’s most advanced mobile solutions providers connecting real estate brokers, agents, and advertisers with local home buyers, has hired technology industry veteran Kate Berg as CEO, the company has announced. ...


Cash is King: First-Timers Give Way to Bidders Coming Out of Foreclosure

The all-cash buying real estate trend has not let up at all in early 2014. In fact, most states have seen an increase in cash purchases—a stunning trend when you consider how popular cash buyers were last year and the fact that ...


Builders Target REALTORS® to Locate Buyers in Recovering Markets

For the past several years, builders have actively sought help from REALTORS® to find qualified buyers. The National Association of REALTORS® estimates that two-thirds of new homes sold in 2013 were purchased by buyers brought to builders by REALTORS®. ...


Webinar Alert: Learn to Gain More Listings on June 26

There is an old adage in real estate that you have to "list to last." If you are looking for listing inventory and want to ramp up your business development support, check out the upcoming Carrington Business Building System webinar, where you can earn more about how to build your ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: ‘First-Time Homebuyers: Where Do They Stand in Today’s Market?’

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms. ...


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