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A Quality Home Warranty Completes the Real Estate Service Package

Any seasoned, successful real estate professional will tell you that client connections do not end on closing day. Keeping up with your clients and making sure they feel supported beyond the sale is how you score repeat clients, referrals, and a good night’s sleep knowing you’re on top of your ...


Dotsignal Sponsors Exclusive RISMedia CEO Exchange Event in New York City

Dotsignal has announced it is one of the sponsors of the 2015 RISMedia’s 2015 Real Estate CEO Exchange, an invitation-only think tank, which is taking place at Manhattan’s prestigious Yale Club in New York City on Sept. 16-17, 2015. ...


Surge in Hiring Lifts Outlook for U.S. Workers, but Overall Job Satisfaction Remains Below 50 Percent

Buoyed by a rapidly tightening labor market, job satisfaction among American workers rose slightly for the fourth consecutive year in 2014, and now stands at the highest level since 2008, according to a report released by The Conference Board. Nevertheless, satisfaction remains stubbornly ...


NRT’s Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Acquires Chicago Apartment Finders

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago has announced it has acquired the assets of Chicago Apartment Finders in Chicago, Illinois. The acquisition expands Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's real estate sales operations, which has 47 offices and approximately 3,500 independent sales associates, into the leasing arena with the addition of five ...


REALTOR® Association Creates Customized Tax System with CRS Data

The Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® has tapped CRS Data’s new MLS Tax Suite to customize a high-powered tax record system designed to integrate local appraiser data. The association and CRS Data have partnered together to create an unsurpassed member benefit that merges multi-source data delivered though an innovative, easy-to-navigate ...


HomeSmart International Grows in Southern California

HomeSmart International has announced its newest franchisee to align with the fast-growing brand in Southern California. HomeSmart Prima Properties, which is owned by Luanne Prima, just joined the ranks of other top brokers in the real estate industry who call HomeSmart their brand of choice. ...


Real Estate Icon Ebby Halliday Passes Away at 104

Ebby Halliday Acers, founder of Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, the largest independently-owned residential real estate services company in Texas, died on September 8, 2015. Halliday, a pioneer for women in the industry, was 104. ...


Zillow Group Completes Integration of Trulia and Zillow Advertising Products; Unveils Premier Agent Platform

The integration of Trulia’s advertising products into Zillow Group has been completed, the company announced Wednesday. Zillow Group has been working to integrate Trulia's advertising products with Zillow's since the acquisition closed in February 2015. The integration, originally slated to be ...


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 ...


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