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RE/MAX Named a Leading Low-Cost Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

RE/MAX, LLC has been named among the leading low-cost U.S. franchises for 2014 by Entrepreneur magazine. The global real estate leader ranked the highest among real estate brokerage franchises, and 11th overall on this year’s list, which included 95 franchises “that can be started for less than $50,000.” The list ...


Speaker Spotlight: Sherry Chris to Be Featured Panelist at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

Attendees at this year’s NAR Annual Conference and Expo will have a special opportunity to hear several of the nation’s most successful industry leaders break down their strategies for success at RISMedia’s 19th annual Power Broker Forum, titled, “Power Broker Strategies ...


Mortgage Applications Inch Forward

Mortgage applications increased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 29, 2014. ...


Tips that Will Immediately Help You Win More Listings and Convert More Buyers

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part series. How do you win more listings and convert more buyers? First, develop a brand identity, separate your personal from your professional life on Facebook and remember that real estate is still a ...


Realogy Supports First LGBT-Centric Real Estate Conference

The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), which will host its inaugural National LGBT Real Estate Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on October 14-16, has announced that residential real estate franchising and brokerage services leader Realogy Holdings Corp., and its Coldwell Banker Real Estate, ...


Terabitz Relaunches Leading Local Websites to Compete with National Portals

Leading web marketing platform provider, Terabitz, has announced the re-launch of several local real estate websites owned by long-time clients, CENTURY 21 Award of San Diego, Calif. and Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene in Houston, Texas. Both brokerages have long-term relationships with Terabitz, and with ...


Social Security: Guarding Your Reputation Online

As you may already know, September is REALTOR® Safety Month. But hopefully, safety is not something you think about only once a year. Whether at a showing, in the office, meeting a client, or online, you and your agents should always keep ...


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Settlement of Copyright-Infringement Lawsuit

HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has announced the settlement of a copyright-infringement lawsuit against American Home Realty Network, Inc. (d/b/a NeighborCity). Since 2013, HomeServices of America and two of its subsidiaries, Preferred Carolinas Realty, Inc., and Edina Realty, Inc., have been engaged in litigation with American Home Realty ...


Interest Rates Little Changed on New Home Loans

On August 28, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported that, overall, mortgage interest rates were flat in July. To a large extent, the same was true for the subset of loans used to purchase new homes. Between June and July, the average contract interest rate on conventional mortgages for ...


Retirement-Saving Changes You Should Keep an Eye On

(MCT)—Retirement savers will have a few new wrinkles to contend with this fall as new policies take effect and Congress continues to battle budget woes. ...


RE/MAX Named a Leading Low-Cost Franchise

RE/MAX, LLC has been named among the leading low-cost U.S. franchises for 2014 by Entrepreneur magazine. The global real estate leader ranked the highest among real estate brokerage franchises, and 11th overall on this year’s list, which included 95 franchises “that can be started for less than $50,000.” The list ...


How Many Homes Fit on a Football Field?

Given that single-family homes have been generally getting larger, it may be tempting to assume that the lots they’re sitting on are getting larger as well. However, according to the Census Bureau’s Characteristics of New Single-Family Houses Sold, the opposite is closer to ...


There’s Still Time to Join the REach® Insight Panel

NAR PULSE—Don't miss your opportunity to receive first access to the new technologies to help take their business to the next level as a member of the Insight Panel for REach®, NAR’s technology accelerator program. Panelists choose one or more REach® ...


Webinar Alert: Retention and Revenue—Using Online Lead Systems

Agents need to know you can produce leads. In addition, they need to know that the leads you provide can close. On Thursday, September 4 at 8:30-9 a.m. PDT, realtor.com® is holding a webinar that can help you establish this pipeline to recruit—plus, systems to keep follow-up on track and ...


New Report Shows 16.6 Percent Dip in Title Insurance Premiums

The American Land Title Association (ALTA) recently reported that title insurance premium volume declined 16.6 percent during the second quarter of 2014 when compared to the same period a year ago. ...


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