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Social Media Survey: Beyond Facebook – Building Business with Social Media

There's no question that social media opens up a world of business opportunities for real estate professionals. But with so many different sites, apps and networks available, it's almost impossible to have a presence on all of them. ...


New Measures Should Ease Access to Credit

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has long been advocating for measures to reduce the cost of credit to consumers and increase the number of first-time homebuyers. In the past two months, the Administration has announced new policy ...


Report: Minor Home Improvements Offer Best Return

A recent release put out by the Appraisal Institute advises homeowners to choose upgrades instead of major remodeling projects to see the greatest potential return on investment. ...


RealtyTrac Launches Free Real Estate App for Android

RealtyTrac® recently announced the launch of a new mobile app for Android, which puts the power of RealtyTrac’s data on 130 million properties into home buyers’ and investors’ hands when they need it most—while they are out looking for homes. Users can view detailed and pertinent real estate information for ...


CB New Homes Expands Reach into Pennsylvania

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has expanded its reach into Central Pennsylvania. David Schoner is Vice-President of CB New Homes, the new home sales and marketing division of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the Northeast. He commented on the firm’s growth and expansion in the Keystone State. ...


NAR Generational Survey: Millennials Lead All Buyers, Most Likely to Use Real Estate Agent

Despite the economic and financial challenges young adults have braved since the recession, the millennial generation represented the largest share of recent buyers, according to the 2015 National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evaluates ...


Survey: Technology of Tomorrow Helps Many Smart Homes Sell Faster Today

As smart home technology plays a larger role in real estate, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently released a survey uncovering what smart features home buyers are looking for when purchasing a ...


Homes.com Partners with Clareity Security for Clareity Direct Connections

Homes.com® and Clareity Security have recently partnered to provide Clareity Direct Connections (™), an easy and secure way for brokers and MLSs to manage the online marketing of their listings. ...


ListHub Renews RE/MAX and Realty Executives, Adds LeadingRE to Network

ListHub recently announced renewal agreements with national franchises RE/MAX, and Realty Executives, as well as a new agreement with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. ...


Zillow Rental Network Adds Trulia; Significantly Expands Reach of Largest Rental Network on the Web

Zillow Group recently announced that Trulia has joined the Zillow® Rental Network. Now, rental property marketers and landlords will have access to Trulia’s 55 million monthly unique visitors providing an even larger audience of renters through one marketing platform. As the Zillow Rental Network already attracted the largest audience of ...


Long & Foster Grows in New Castle County, Delaware

Long & Foster Real Estate recently opened a new office in Hockessin, Del. Erik Hoferer, who leads the top-producing Erik Hoferer & Associates team with Long & Foster’s Pike Creek office in Wilmington, will head the new location. The new office will be managed by R.T. Christopher, who also oversees ...


Best Normcore Neighborhoods to Buy an Unpretentious Home

Those counting on millennial buyers to rescue the housing market should be aware of the nascent normcore trend among that generation. The word normcore may sound fake, but a quick Internet search will show you that normcore is for real. ...


REALTORS® Have a New Choice for Credit: the REALTOR® Credit Card

NAR PULSE—REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, now offers the official REALTOR® Credit Card.  Available in partnership with NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program, the program offers business (corporate) credit card options (ideal for brokerages) as well as personal ...


Vision of the Future: How NextHome Is Reinventing Real Estate Franchising

According to the 2014 NAR Profile of Real Estate Firms, 84 percent of real estate companies are independent, non-franchised firms; 81 percent of those have just one office with two or more agents—and few franchise brands are designed to accommodate their needs. Enter James Dwiggins, a native Californian born into ...


Harvard Study Says Remodeling Outpacing Real Estate Spending

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, your RIS Consumer Confidant recently learned that the U.S. home improvement industry is faring much better than the broader housing market, according to a new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. ...


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