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For Your Clients: Lockboxes and Their Role in the Real Estate Process

Selling a home can be a time-consuming process, but as any real estate professional can attest, making sure the space can be seen at all times—and ensuring agents have a way to enter—are two crucial ingredients that can ultimately go a long way toward helping the home sell faster. And ...


REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Nominations for 2015 Good Neighbor Volunteer Awards

REALTORS® not only help people achieve their dream of homeownership, they also volunteer their time and energy to improve the lives of their community members. The National Association of Realtors® is currently accepting applications from Realtors® who dedicate themselves to volunteer service for REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Awards. ...


Halstead Property Wins Top Awards at International Real Estate Conference

Top real estate firm Halstead Property announced recently that they won two top coveted awards at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Conference that was recently held in Las Vegas. Attended by more than 600 firms from around the world, the awards event was held on Thursday, February ...


Pat Riley Named Chairman of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Pat Riley, president and chief operating officer of Charlotte, N.C.-based Allen Tate Company, has been elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the company announced this week. Leading Real Estate Companies ...


Homes.com Launches Local Connect Advertising Program

Homes.com® recently released Local Connect, a new advertising program allowing real estate agents and brokers to target local home buyers, the company announced this week.  Local Connect will provide real estate professionals access to highly engaged consumers as they search for their next home. ...


Zillow Unveils New National TV Spot ‘Lake House’

Zillow®, a leading real estate and home-related information marketplace, has announced it will be releasing its fifth TV spot as part of the company's award-winning "Find Your Way Home" national advertising campaign. The spot will debut on national broadcast during the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 on ...


5 Marketing Truths for 2015

Is your marketing program on auto-pilot?  Have you settled for “good enough?”  Consumer, media, and marketing trends all change over time and it’s easy to fall behind and lose traction.  When you look at your current program, are you taking these 5 marketing truths into consideration? ...


FNC Index: Home Prices Up 0.1% in December

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows the nation’s average home prices ended in 2014 with a slight increase after a three-month decline. Based on recorded sales of non-distressed properties (existing and new homes) in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, the index bounced back slightly from November but continues ...


Realogy Named among 2015 Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ

For the third consecutive year, Realogy Holdings Corp has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ. Realogy, a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, has a significant employee presence ...


Low Down Payment Drop: Share of Buyers Lands at 11-Year Low

Those using low down payment plans dropped last year, according to recently released news from RealtyTrac, who analyzed the size of down payments on nearly 20 million purchase loans for single family homes and condos nationwide from 2004 through 2014. ...


Person to Person: Workers Treated Well Work out Well

(TNS)—If you’re an employer, you have a lot of power to improve the lives of your workers. Investing in the emotional and physical well-being of employees can affect families and communities for years to come. ...


NAR Tech Edge helps REALTORS® Stay Informed of the Latest Tech Tools

Technology is transforming the way REALTORS® conduct business and connect with clients, and staying up-to-date on new and emerging technologies is an essential part of the real estate profession. To help REALTORS® stay a step ahead of the latest mobile and online technologies, the National Association of REALTORS® is continuing ...


Builder Confidence Slightly Lower in February

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in February fell two points to a level of 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). ...


National Housing Report: Home Sales Start at a Slower Pace

Like last year, 2015 home sales are starting the year at a slower pace. January home sales were 3.9 percent lower than sales in January 2014, according to the January RE/MAX National Housing Report. Last year, sales improved dramatically during the spring ...


NAR Announces Three Broker Summits in 2015

NAR PULSE--Save the dates! Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s Broker Summit, NAR has recently announced three events taking place in 2015. Two summits will focus on business management issues and one will focus exclusively on technology trends and tools that impact broker/owners. Events will occur in August ...


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