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RISMedia Gearing Up for 20th Annual Power Broker Events

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum and Power Broker Reception & Dinner will once again be held in conjunction with the annual REALTORS® Conference and Expo, taking place this year in San Diego. ...


Invaluable Protection for Everyone Involved

Throughout the course of a real estate transaction, there may be some inevitable bumps along the way. During the listing, a major appliance could break down, resulting in unexpected expenses for the seller. An inspection may bring to light an issue that needs to be resolved before the transaction can ...


More Urban Homeowners Are Buzzing Over Beekeeping

According to a United Nations report, of the 100 crop species that provide 90 percent of the world's food, over 70 are pollinated by bees. That means without a ready crop of beekeepers to protect and sustain hives, the entire ...


RE/MAX Regional Services Launches Partnership with SocialSurvey

RE/MAX Regional Services (RRS), serving Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Southern Ohio, recently announced its partnership with SocialSurvey, a new tool that captures customer experiences in a simple way to help increase overall customer satisfaction and help companies manage their online reputation. ...


Stewart Launches Refined Brand to Support the Company’s Strategic Growth Initiatives

Recently, Stewart® announced the launch of a refined brand to support the company’s strategic growth plans and efforts to communicate its focus on operating in the true spirit of partnership. ...


Realtor.com® Digital Video Series Featuring Actress Elizabeth Banks Wins Five Prominent Awards

Realtor.com®'s original five-episode, digital video series, featuring actress Elizabeth Banks, providing practical, humorous advice to first-time home buyers, has won five digital advertising awards. ...


Mercedes/Berk Joins Engel & Völkers New York City

Engel & Völkers recently announced the expansion of its New York City shop through the union between the international brokerage and Mercedes/Berk, a longstanding luxury real estate boutique serving Manhattan. Led by Noel Berk and Elizabeth Mercedes Berk, the Mercedes/Berk team has been providing discrete brokerage services to buyers and sellers of Manhattan’s finest properties for ...


How New Homebuyers Finance Their Homes across the Nation

Non-conventional forms of financing new single-family home purchases remained elevated in 2014, but their use and mix varied widely across the country, according to NAHB analysis of a recent Census Bureau Survey of Construction (SOC) data. In the West North Central division, only ...


Request an Insurance Quote to Get Rewarded with MVP

NAR PULSE—Now through Oct 15 request an instant quote on health, dental or supplemental insurance options from REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace to earn your copy of Best Apps For Your Business Webinar-Download from NAR’s MVP (Member Value Plus program). REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace, a ...


Share of Chinese-Speaking Buyers Paying Cash for U.S. Homes Increased 229 Percent in 10 Years

A recent joint analysis found that 46 percent of Mandarin Chinese-speaking buyers who purchased U.S. homes in the 17 months ending in May 2015 paid all-cash, up 229 percent from the 14 percent share paying all-cash in 2005—the biggest increase of any language ...


Future Forecast: Multifamily Market to Remain Strong

The Multifamily rental market continues its 5-year streak of robust growth that began just after the Great Recession ended and is expected to remain strong for several more years, based on the recent Freddie Mac Multifamily Outlook. ...


Heritage Texas Properties Earns Prestigious RELO® Quality Certification

Heritage Texas Properties of Houston, Texas, has been awarded the prestigious RELO® Quality Certification by the Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® network. The RELO® Quality Certification (RQC) was the first program in the relocation industry to quantify and qualify what true relocation service excellence means. Modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige ...


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Enters Sedona

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recently announced it has acquired the assets of Brearley Investment Company, Inc., which has been doing business as Coldwell Banker First Affiliate in two office locations in Sedona. ...


RE/MAX Commercial Jumps in Industry Ranking

For the fifth consecutive year, RE/MAX Commercial® is ranked in the National Real Estate Investor (NREI) magazine’s 2015 Top Brokers list. RE/MAX Commercial moved up two spots compared to its ranking last year. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands Its Midwest Footprint with First Nebraska Brokerage

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced the addition of its first Nebraska-based real estate affiliate, Gold Coast Real Estate, to its franchise network. The newly-named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Integrity, led by broker/owner Tom Simmons, will continue to serve greater Omaha and its surrounding communities. ...


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