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Idea Exchange Council Comes Together with Common Goal of Raising the Caliber of the Real Estate Industry

Two times per year, at NAR’s major meetings, the idea exchange council for brokers comes together to share broker challenges, ideas and solutions. ...


REBAC Hall of Fame Highlights the Top Crop in Buyer Representation

Each November, as agents are in full-swing for the fall buying and selling season, the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) acknowledges the achievements of its most accomplished members by inducting them into the REBAC Hall of Fame. Initially nominated by their peers and then selected by a panel of ...


Fixed Rate Mortgages Continue to Fall…Should You Be Refinancing?

The interest rate on a 30-year fixed rate loan fell to 3.99 percent last week, a milestone not seen in more than a year. What’s more, this rate marks significant dips from those of the past several decades. In fact, it’s 1.75 percent lower than November 2004, 5.18 percent lower ...


Getting Back to the Basics

From improving company branding to keeping agents motivated, Gerry Burke, the managing partner with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HWWB, REALTORS® in Birmingham, Mich., has over 28 years of experience navigating the tumultuous real estate terrain. In the following interview, she reveals several of ...


Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Expands Technology Division

Nick Bozovich has joined Howard Hanna Real Estate Services as Vice President of Information Technology – a newly created role that will focus on developing and executing IT strategy that supports the company’s overall business plans and growth initiatives. ...


Long & Foster Reorganizes Northeast Regions

In an effort to better support its real estate agents and their clients, Long & Foster Real Estate has restructured its Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware and Eastern Shore (Maryland) regions into two new regions. Going forward, the company will operate a coastal region, which will include all of its Jersey ...


Help Automate Your Business with zipForm(R) Plus and Zapier

To help real estate professionals leverage all of their web applications, zipLogix has integrated zipForm(R) Plus with Zapier. Zapier specializes in connecting web applications utilizing 'If This - Then That' automation. ...


Keeping Tabs on Current Trends

In today’s broker spotlight, RISMedia interviews Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties Chairman and CEO Bill Keleher on trends in his market, demographics, tips on staying current and what challenges in business he’s overcome. ...


Reinventing the Real Estate Brokerage Model: HomeSmart International

In 2000, when Matt Widdows founded the HomeSmart brand in Phoenix, Ariz., it wasn’t for any other reason than to make his own life easier as a real estate agent. Widdows had worked for other real estate companies in the Metropolitan Phoenix market and always felt like he couldn’t quite ...


Commercial Real Estate Demand Is Holding Steady despite Overseas Concerns

Despite a slowing global economy, forward economic momentum in the U.S. should keep commercial real estate activity on firmer footing, according to the National Association of REALTORS® quarterly commercial real estate forecast. ...


A Real Estate Machine: Realtors Property Resource® Helps Agents become More Efficient

Real estate is an extremely complex industry. From tracking market changes to connecting with clients and acquiring new listings, the average real estate professional tackles a heaping plate, daily. However, with the right toolset, it’s possible to work not only faster, but smarter. ...


A Consistent and Persistent Focus on Clients

From keeping on top of technology to shifting your marketing strategies, the real estate industry is all about adaptation. In the following interview, Maureen McEnearney Dunn, President of McEnearney Associates, Inc. REALTORS®, dishes out her top tips for success in a fluctuating industry. ...


Townhouse Market Growing

Total townhouse construction was up on a year-over-year basis during the third quarter of 2014. ...


Survey Shows Top Three Global Relocation Challenges Keeping Business Executives Awake at Night

The three biggest challenges causing global relocation managers to lose sleep are controlling costs (named by 77% of respondents), housing (47%) and compliance-related issues (45%), according to Cartus Corporation's 2014 Trends in Global Relocation: Biggest Challenges survey of international mobility managers. ...


Freddie Mac Improves Transparency of Publicly Available Data

Freddie Mac recently announced that it is increasing investor transparency by adding loan-level actual loss data to its Single Family Loan-Level Historical Dataset. ...


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