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Policy Matters: Independent Contractor Status in Real Estate

As a wave of recent litigation challenging the real estate industry’s long-standing practice of classifying real estate professionals as independent contractors is making its way through the legal system, the age-old question of worker classification is garnering the real estate industry’s attention. Not only are these potential class action lawsuits ...


Media General, Meredith to Combine to Create Meredith Media General

Media General, Inc. announced Wednesday a definitive merger agreement under which Media General will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Meredith in a cash and stock transaction currently valued at approximately $2.4 billion to create a powerful new multiplatform and diversified media company to be known as Meredith ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Captures Traditions of Halloween in New Commercial

Halloween. The one day of the year where thousands of kids sprint from house to house on a sugar-charged mission for candy. A holiday rooted in the home, it arguably attracts more foot traffic than any other day. That’s why Coldwell Banker Real Estate is launching its first Halloween television ...


Fluctuating Stock Market and Seasonal Shifts Offer Hope for Buyers

Recent stock market volatility and seasonal trends may give buyers better financial options and more time to make purchase decisions entering the fall, says Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for realtor.com®. August data remains positive with regard to overall housing ...


Leverage the Power of the REALTOR® Brand with Placester

NAR PULSE—Today’s consumers want to know they’re working with a trustworthy professional. There’s no better way to market your brokerage as a trustworthy source for real estate information than with an NAR-themed website design from Placester, featuring REALTOR® trademarks and value statement ...


RE/MAX: Innovating, Improving, Serving, Moving Ahead with Energy

Laura Balas is RE/MAX. And RE/MAX is Laura Balas. Every morning, Balas, a team leader with RE/MAX Ocean Properties in northern Palm Beach County, Fla., spends a few minutes soaking up productivity tips via a “DarrenDaily” email from Success magazine publisher ...


Homeowners Overvalued Their Properties again in August

Homeowner estimates of their home’s value exceeded appraiser opinions by a wider margin than in July, making August the seventh consecutive month of an increasingly wider gap between opinions. This news is according to Quicken Loans' recent report that appraiser opinions of home ...


Tom Iovenitti Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Tom Iovenitti has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, the company has announced. The long-time real estate executive is developing the company’s Orange County offices, which opened this summer and has already attracted many of the top producing executives in the area. The division of Americana Holdings, which operates in ...


Curating Your Online Identity: Using Online Profiles and Agent Performance Data to Benefit Your Business

Your online profile is a digital representation of you and your business, which is why it’s important to make it strong. Referrals are still the No. 1 source for buyers looking for an agent, but the amount of buyers finding agents online without ...


Upcoming Top Producer Webseries Helps You Finish Year Strong, Prep for 2016

As the year starts to wind down, what can you do to finish out strong and prepare for a powerful start to 2016? Our four-part webinar series Finish Strong, Start Strong boasts three of the country’s top real estate speakers and coaches as they share the tips, tools and resources needed to ...


It Takes 22 Subcontractors to Build the Average Home

previous post discussed how the current shortage of subcontractors in residential construction is becoming more acute. This is significant, because subcontractors are very important to the construction of the typical home.  Periodically, NAHB has found it worthwhile to remind the public just how important. ...


August Shows Rise in Mortgage Credit Availability

Recent news shows that mortgage credit availability increased in August, moving 0.5 percent to 126.1, which suggests a national loosening of credit. ...


Homes.com and BDX Announce Exclusive Partnership

Homes.com® has announced a partnership with Builders Digital Experience (BDX), a leading provider of digital marketing and sales solutions for home builders and the digital aggregator of new home content from builders throughout the U.S. BDX will be the exclusive provider of aggregated new home listings on Homes.com, adding approximately ...


Halstead Property Expands Fairfield County Footprint

Identifying an opportunity to expand their footprint in Fairfield County, leading real estate firm Halstead Property announced a new partnership with the boutique agency Realty Guild, the Christie's International Real Estate affiliate in New Canaan, Darien and Wilton. Effective immediately, Barbara Cleary and her team of talented, experienced agents will ...


NAR Selects Good Neighbor Finalists

The National Association of Realtors® has selected 10 individuals as finalists for REALTOR® Magazine’s 2015 Good Neighbor Awards. This award honors REALTORS® who volunteer in their communities, improve the quality of life for their neighbors and go above and beyond in their commitment to making their neighborhoods better places to live. ...


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