Welcome!




Expand Your Education with These Courses from
Negotiating Skills: Skills for Sales Success: Part Six.
Customer Relationship Building: Skills for Sales Success: Part Seven.
Expand your education through NAR's REALTOR® University: A Consumer Advocate Approach to Mortgages: Course 2.
ACE: Purchase Reverse Mortgage Course.
BPOs: The Agent's Role in the Valuation Process.

Real Estate Information Archive


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Adds New Mexico Brokerage at Nation’s “Four Corners”

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced the addition of real estate company Golden Door Realty in Farmington, New Mexico to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Golden Door, led by broker and owner Julie Blair, will continue to serve the communities of Farmington, ...


5 Home Improvements that Pay Off—and 5 that Don’t

Favorable economic conditions have long triggered investment in home improvements—more money, more upgrades—and progress on the housing front is set to spur the next wave of homeowner spending on both necessary and discretionary projects. ...


Mortgage Rates Dip Three Weeks in a Row

Wannabe buyers rejoice—mortgage rates are steadily declining. Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing mortgage rates moving lower for the third consecutive week amid another week of market turbulence. ...


New Home Purchase Applications Drop in December

December's applications for new home purchases decreased by 5 percent relative to the previous month, according to the recently released Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS). This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. ...


Americans’ Financial Satisfaction Booms

Americans personal financial satisfaction has increased substantially from a year ago, likely spurred by significant reductions in inflation and loan delinquencies, according to the 2015 fourth quarter PFSi (Personal Financial Satisfaction Index) released recently by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). ...


American Home Shield Earns 2016 Top Rated Award for Third Consecutive Year

American Home Shield has earned the 2016 Top Rated Award from HomeWarrantyReviews.com, the foremost home warranty consumer review site in the United States for the third year in a row. ...


New Vision Insurance and Telemedicine Program Available to REALTORS®

National Association of REALTORS®members now have access to two new offerings through the REALTORS®Insurance Marketplace; members now have access to REALTORS®Vision Insurance plans and Members TeleHealth, a telemedicine service plan. ...


Home Starts Up 10.8 Percent in 2015

Total housing starts were up in 2015, weighing in at 1.11 million—that's 10.8 percent higher than 2014. This information is based on the Census Bureau's recent December 2015 data release, which allows us to look at 2015's starts as a whole. Despite December ...


Jerry, and the Journey of ’53 Million & One’

If you would have asked Jerry Ascencio two years ago if he could see himself as an actor, the broker/owner of San Fernando Realty would have probably chuckled and said no. As a multimillion-dollar business owner who manages about 60 employees, ...


EXIT Mid-Atlantic Acquires Regional Rights to Pennsylvania

Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty Corp. International has announced that Rick and Carol McDaniel, Regional Owners of EXIT Mid-Atlantic (Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia and Washington, DC) have acquired the regional rights to the State of Pennsylvania. ...


Spotlight: Home Warranties Provide True Differentiation in Today’s Market

When it comes to standing out from the competition, real estate professionals go to great lengths to set themselves apart. From offering the latest and greatest technology to staying top-of-mind through being actively involved in the community, nothing is off limits. But for Steve Summers—broker/owner of Realty Executives of Kansas ...


NAR Tech Edge Ensures REALTORS® Stay Informed of the Latest Tech Tools

Technology has reinvented the way REALTORS® conduct real estate transactions and connect with clients, and staying up-to-date on new and emerging technologies is an essential part of the real estate profession. To help REALTORS® stay abreast of latest mobile and online technologies, the National Association of REALTORS® is continuing its one-day ...


Prominent Las Vegas Real Estate Executives Appointed to GLVAR Board

Aldo Martinez and Omar Lopez of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties have been elected to the 2016 Board of Directors for the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR). Heidi Kasama was also selected as the organizations’ 2015 REALTOR of the Year. All three will also serve on the Nevada ...


7 Ways to Keep Clients for Life

You’ve spent months and months helping your client look for their dream home. Finally, the papers are signed and the keys in their hand. Your job is complete—so what happens next? It’s easy to become ...


Synergy Breeds Success: Keller Williams Realty – Antelope Valley

Achievement, as many a scholar has said, is often a matter of synergy—of producing a whole significantly greater than the sum of its individual parts. For Rob Talbot, CEO and partner of Keller Williams Realty – Antelope Valley, that’s the secret to the ...


Our Latest News >>