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Agility, Flexibility Keys to Successful Talent Deployment

Companies intent on post-recession growth need a mobile workforce agile enough to respond quickly to new opportunities and fill talent gaps across their organizations, according to the results of Weichert Workforce Mobility’s latest survey. ...


Is Real Estate Ready for ‘Big Data’?

What may feel like the ultimate in information overload, “big data” actually represents one of the most important new frontiers for trend-spotters and marketers across all industries. Referring to massive sets of information that are too expansive to be captured and analyzed by traditional data processing methods, big data presents ...


NAR Video Spotlight: A Pathway to Professional Conduct

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Text Doesn’t Take Holiday

In today’s world, it would be hard to find someone without their mobile device within arm’s reach. Mobile technology has helped people get the responses they’re looking for almost instantaneously. The same goes for the real estate world. When a potential buyer is on the move, they want answers and ...


Creating the Ultimate Listing Package

REALTORS® know that when you walk into a listing appointment, you must be prepared. Prepared with property knowledge. Prepared with concrete market data. Prepared to impress. You must be sure that your listing presentation educates your soon-to-be clients while connecting with ...


3 Ways to Get Your Audience Engaged with Your Brand This Summer

It’s summertime and whether or not people have vacation time to spare, they still behave accordingly, says advertising entrepreneur Patrick Walsh. ...


The Top 10 Affordable Purchase Markets for Aspiring Millennial Homebuyers

First-time homebuyers have been largely absent from the housing market in the current economic recovery, but some metropolitan areas—particularly in the Midwest and West—are well positioned to see increases in home-buying from the Millennial generation in upcoming years, according to new ...


Hands-on Leadership Locks in Success: CENTURY 21 HomeStar

Although Anthony Geraci had established a great career as a top-producer, he still wanted more. Namely, the chance to create a real estate business on his own terms—one that put the focus squarely on the agents. Today, as broker/owner of CENTURY 21 HomeStar Real Estate, Geraci provides his team with ...


Reasons to Use (Or Not Use) Home Equity

(MCT)—Homeowners who have equity might be tempted to extract some of that wealth and use it for other immediate needs or wants. ...


Rumors Now Widely Reported: Zillow in Talks to Acquire Trulia

What has been rumored for weeks has now been picked up by most of the mainstream financial media Thursday. It is now being widely reported that Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) is in discussions to acquire rival Trulia Inc (NYSE: TRLA). ...


Beth DiLoreto and Darcy Sledge Named Women of FIRE

Beth DiLoreto, Regional Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties and Darcy Sledge, a sales executive in the Westport office were recently named one of Commercial Record’s Women of FIRE. ...


Mortgage Returns Introduces New Prospect Manager Product

Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has announced an addition to its CRM called Prospect Manager, which provides mortgage originators with an end-to-end solution to manage prospective borrowers throughout the entire loan process. ...


Home Sales Expected to Accelerate

After a slow start this year, home sales are predicted to play catch up for the remainder of 2014, according to the Freddie Mac U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for July. The report showed mixed data results for the ...


30-Year-Fixed Mortgage Rates Slide for Second Week in a Row

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgages dropped eight percentage points from this time last week, landing at 3.97 percent. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovered between 3.96 and 4.08 percent for the majority of the week, before settling at the current rate on Tuesday. ...


Power Broker Strategies for Increasing Productivity and Profit

When it comes to running a productive real estate firm, no detail is too small. From office renovations to training programs, today’s top brokers understand that there is a wide variety of factors that lead to profitability. ...


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