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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 ...


Life Sentence for Man Found Guilty in Death of Arkansas Real Estate Agent Beverly Carter

A jury unanimously convicted the man accused of kidnapping and killing Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter on Friday, drawing to close a case that has propelled safety to the forefront of the real estate industry. ...


2015 Tax Extenders Set to Have a Positive Impact on the Real Estate Industry

Each December, close to 50 tax extenders—aptly-named extensions of tax breaks—come into play in Congress. Included in those that were passed in 2015 are several that stand to have a positive impact on those looking to enter the ...


Apartment Markets Recede in the January NMHC Quarterly Survey

All four indexes in the January 2015 National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) Quarterly Survey of Apartment Market Conditions fell below the break-even level of 50, indicating a decline over the past quarter. The last time Market Tightness (47), Sales Volume (46), Equity Financing (46) and Debt Financing (37) all landed ...


CENTURY 21 New Millennium’s CEO Recognized on Most Powerful in Residential Real Estate Report

CEO and co-owner of NM Management, Inc., Todd Hetherington, has, for the third year in a row, been ranked among the top 200 of the real estate industry’s most influential thought leaders and senior executives in residential real estate. The 2016 edition of the Swanepoel Power 200 was released this week and ...


Hawaii and California Top States Where People Are Likely to Live Paycheck to Paycheck

Hawaii is the state where Americans are most likely to live paycheck to paycheck, whereas residents of Minnesota are least likely, according to a new ranking by leading personal finance website GOBankingRates.com. ...


Building for the Future: How Imprev Strives to Be 18-months Ahead of the Market and Their Clients’ Needs

Much has been written about the changing face of real estate marketing. We all know that marketing in an always-connected world is very different from the old days of maintaining a fat Rolodex and mailing postcards to an agent’s sphere of influence. And as a broker, how many painful forklift ...


What You Should Know about Virtual Staging

Every real estate professional knows that vacant homes usually sit on the market longer because most clients can’t picture themselves in a property with bare walls and empty floors. By using Virtual Staging technology, you can help your clients see the full potential ...


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