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Identified: Top Metro Areas Poised for Uptick in Baby Boomer Home Sales

Metro areas with a lower cost of living and sunnier weather are poised to see an increased number of baby boomers moving in and buying a home as some delay retirement and remain participants in the labor market, according to ...


Passing the Gavel: A New Year of Industry Issues

Editor’s Note: The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Introduces Friendliest Search in Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has revolutionized real estate search by delivering the most comprehensive lifestyle and community data-based search and sort experience fully integrated within the property search of a national website. Additionally, it has transformed the way its network will be able to compete on the Internet ...


Zillow CEO, Chief Economist to Publish First Book, ‘Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate’

The first book by Zillow® CEO Spencer Rascoff and Chief Economist Stan Humphries, “Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate” will be published Jan. 27, 2015 by Grand Central Publishing, the company has announced. ...


Realogy Appoints Sherry M. Smith to Its Board of Directors

Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, has announced the appointment of Sherry M. Smithto its Board of Directors and a member of its Audit Committee. The Board also designated Smith as an "audit committee ...


Patterson-Schwartz Named Top Workplace in 2014

For the 6th year in a row, Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate was named one of Delaware’s top workplaces based on the latest workplace survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics LLC. ...


Research Shows Many U.S. Renters Still Dream of Homeownership

The majority of U.S. renters are struggling financially and plan to remain renters for the next three years, according to recent Freddie Mac survey data. However, the recent financial crisis did not tarnish renters' dreams of homeownership with 91 percent of them viewing homeownership as something of which to be ...


REach® Technology Accelerator Program Accepting 2015 Applications

NAR PULSE—Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment fund of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, is accepting applications for the 2015 REach® Accelerator program through Jan. 30, 2015. The nine-month program provides a unique opportunity for technology companies to get intense exposure into the real estate industry. ...


Auctions: Love Them or Hate Them

Remember that kid in high school that none of your friends liked, so you weren’t supposed to like them either? Instead of getting to know them and making your own assessment, you just went along with the crowd in condemning that kid as an unlikable person. Auctions are like that. ...


SharperAgent Founder Hired as Vice President of Business Development for Buffini & Company

Buffini & Company, a leading real estate training and coaching company, has announced it has hired Brian Wildermuth to serve as Vice President of Business Development. In his role, Wildermuth will be responsible for developing new business for the company’s agent training programs and suite of marketing and technology products ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands Presence in Florida with the Addition of Lifestyles Realty Web

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced recently the addition of Lifestyles Realty Web to its franchise network. Led by broker Dan McCarthy and general manager Geoff Burt, the newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyles Realty will continue to serve the greater Jacksonville area. It is the ...


FHA Announces New Loan Limits to Take Affect January 1

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced the agency's new schedule of loan limits for 2015. These loan limits are effective for case numbers assigned on or after January 1, 2015, and will remain in effect through the end of the year. ...


Looking Back to Plan Ahead

Another year has come and gone. This is a natural time to reflect back on the year, celebrate accomplishments/milestones and look forward to 2015. How did you do? Was 2014 as productive as you’d hoped? If not, what was holding ...


Start Me Up! A Profile of RentalRoost

A few years ago, I wrote a post on Econsultancy detailing my escalating frustration with property websites and agents when looking for a place to live. ...


Check out This Must-Take Relationship-Building Webinar

Are you looking to stop building pipelines and start building relationships? Back by popular demand, on Thursday December 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT, NAR is hosting a must-take webinar that includes real-time walkthrough of the Top Producer® CRM ecosystem capabilities in generating and nurturing leads ...


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