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Pay Attention to the Big Trends

Brokers are defined by the fire-fighting, multi-tasking nature of their roles, so it’s easy to lose sight of key issues that can potentially shape the landscape of the future. Here are five areas that may warrant special attention: ...


REALTORS® Rise to New Heights in San Francisco to Tackle Industry Challenges

Registration is open to attend the 2013 REALTORS® Conference and Expo, “Rise to New Heights,” at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Nov. 8-11. Click here to register. Onsite registration will take place at the Moscone Center, South Hall ...


Research on Financial Markets Recognized for Nobel Prize in Economics

Robert Shiller, co-creator of the Case-Shiller home price index, is one of three Americans to be awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in economics. The committee recognized Robert J. Shiller (Yale University), Eugene F. Fama (University of Chicago), and Lars Peter Hansen ...


Greenwich, Conn. Market On the Rebound

Regional Spotlight—The Greenwich, Conn. housing market continues to recover from the market downturn, though the strength and maturity of the recovery varies by neighborhood and price level. Overall, Greenwich single-family home sales increased 11 percent year-to-date compared to 2012, with the median sale price up 2.6 percent to $1,670,000 over ...


President and CEO of Real Living Lifestyles Honored to Speak at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange

Steve Rodgers, President/CEO of Real Living Lifestyles Real Estate, was asked to speak at the RISMedia Real Estate CEO Exchange in New York City last week, and was excited for the opportunity to be among the top leaders in the industry. ...


U.S. Default Seen Pushing Housing to the Brink

Housing largely dodged a bullet on the government shut down that went into effect October 1. The pending default, however, is an entirely different matter. As the October 17 default deadline nears, knuckles in the housing industry are turning white. ...


ERA Real Estate/HGTV Survey Reveals Appetite for Out of Market Moves

ERA Real Estate, an international real estate franchisor, and HGTV.com, the leading home and garden website, recently tapped HGTV enthusiasts for their attitudes toward relocation and found 1 in 3 Americans would consider moving to another state in the next one to two years. The main motivators for such a ...


Real Estate Recovery Yields New Playing Field of Opportunities

“There’s no doubt that we’re in the midst of a market recovery, and it feels good to have the wind at our backs,” explained Richard W. “Rick” Davidson, president and CEO of CENTURY 21 Real Estate, during RISMedia’s 2013 Real Estate ...


RE/MAX Expands in Asia with Entry to Japan

RE/MAX, LLC has sold the master franchise rights for the country of Japan, the world’s third-largest economy. This addition increases the significant RE/MAX presence in Asia, further solidifying the largest global reach of all U.S. real estate franchises. ...


NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Steve Young to Headline RISMedia’s Power Broker Dinner

RISMedia is pleased to announce that NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young will be this year’s special celebrity guest speaker at the company’s annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner honoring the nation’s top 500 brokerage firms. The event will take ...


Prudential Carolinas Realty Family of Companies Launches New Era with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

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RE/MAX No.1 among Real Estate Franchises

For the fifth consecutive year, RE/MAX, LLC ranked as the leading real estate franchise organization in the Franchise Times Top 200. The survey is based upon annual worldwide sales. ...


Home Buyers Value Environmentally Friendly Features

Homeowners frequently see their heating bills rise as fall begins and the weather cools. For this reason, homes with energy efficient and environmentally friendly features are often a priority to prospective buyers. According to the National Association of REALTORS®' ...


Changing Spaces in New Homes

How space is distributed in a new home is a frequently asked question. To collect information on this, NAHB recently surveyed its single-family builder members. The average percent distribution of finished space in the typical new home built by NAHB’s members ...


Fastest Growing Franchises in Home Improvement

Since the recession, many consumers are looking to increase the value of their homes and reinvest in their properties, driving up demand in a variety of industries in the home improvement sector. Notably, franchises in this sector fared slightly better than their non-franchised counterparts during the downturn, primarily due to ...