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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. ...


zipLogix Technology Fuels Top Performing Brokerages in 2014

RISMedia’s 2014 Power Broker Report report shows strong indicators for overall market improvement and bolsters the strength of the industry’s technology leader, zipLogix. The annual report compiles survey results from brokerages in categories ranked by performance. ...


Tony Hanggie Achieves Top Producer Status at Real Living Lifestyles in 2013

Real Living Lifestyles, based Southern California, has announced that agent Tony Hanggie ranked No. 3 in most transactions closed and #6 in gross commission income for individuals at the company in 2013. Hanggie is a real estate agent and also an associate manager and mentor at the La Costa/Encinitas location. ...


June Existing-Home Sales Reach Recent Highs

During the month of June, existing-home sales reached an annual pace of 5 million sales for the first time since October 2013, according to data recently released by the National Association of REALTORS®. In addition to the heightened existing-home sales, rising inventory continued ...


Sweepstakes Winners Reflect on a Year Full of Continued Success

As the real estate industry continues down the road to recovery—one paved with limited inventory and rising home prices—it’s more important than ever for real estate agents to establish themselves as the authority in their local market in order to truly stand out from the competition. “Real estate is area-specific,” ...


zipLogix and BackAgent Partner to Offer Product Integration

ZipLogix and BackAgent have agreed to offer a seamless integration to their customers that enhance the value of both companies' products. BackAgent offers a variety of innovative brokerage solutions that streamlines the back office workflow. Brokers easily monitor and manage agent transactions while providing structure and guidance for their entire ...


REALTORS® President Joins Housing Experts at White House for FHA’s 80th Anniversary Celebration

The Federal Housing Administration celebrated its 80th anniversary at the White House with two panel discussions highlighting the past, present, and future of the agency and its impact on homeownership. National Association of REALTORS® President Steve Brown joined distinguished speakers on the second panel to emphasize the significance of FHA-backed ...


HomeFinder.com Releases First Open Home Pro Android™ App for Tablets

HomeFinder.com, a leading real estate search site, announces the official release of its Open Home Pro for Android™. The free tablet app joins the top ranked iPad app, which replaces a paper and pen sign-in sheet at open houses. The Open Home Pro for Android™ app ...


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