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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. ...


Improved Home Sales Predicted for 2015, despite Remaining Hurdles

Existing home sales and home prices are expected to rise next year, according to an economic forecast presented by Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, and Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency at a residential real ...


Continuing Education Equals Increased Income and Professional Skills

Now more than ever, successful brokers and their agents must keep current on issues, evolving technology, changing legalities, and many other central components of the business to keep pace in today’s dynamic real estate market.  This is why the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) offers a series of designation and ...


Dilbeck Real Estate Goes Independent

Dilbeck Real Estate, a leading real estate brokerage based in Los Angeles, has announced that the company has returned to its independent roots. Formerly known as Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living, the firm has been invited to affiliate with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), the world’s largest ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Uses FaceTime™ to Show and Sell Homes

Showcasing expert use of available technology, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has been offering a fully virtual home buying and selling experience using FaceTime™, Apple’s video chat service. ...


Running Full-Speed Ahead for REALTORS®: Chris Polychron Takes the Helm as NAR 2014 President-Elect

When Chris Polychron speaks to his fellow members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), he sometimes turns his back to the audience and holds up a mirror in front of him. This is Polychron’s way of letting the membership know that he ...


CEO Exchange Exclusive: One-on-One with Dave Liniger

When it comes to real estate icon Dave Liniger, John Featherston says it best: “He is the Dos Equis commercial. This is the most interesting man in the world.” ...


ERA Real Estate Expands Into Raleigh-Durham Market with Affiliation of Dream Living Realty

ERA Real Estate, a global real estate franchisor, has announced the affiliation of Dream Living Realty in Raleigh, N.C., marking the brand’s entry into a new market.  With one office and 20 independent sales associates, the firm will now do business as ERA Dream Living Realty. ...


Mortgage Applications On the Rise

Mortgage applications increased 4.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 14, 2014.  This week’s results included an adjustment for the Veterans Day holiday. ...


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