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Agent Makeover Sweepstakes Will Give Five Real Estate Agents a Two-Night Business and Style Makeover

HomeFinder.com, a leading digital real estate site, today announced its third annual, HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes, presented by PNC Mortgage. This is the first year PNC Mortgage, one of the leading financial services organizations, is participating in the sweepstakes. Five randomly chosen real estate agents will win a two-night trip ...


Realty ONE Group Affiliates, Inc., Expands Across the Nation

Realty ONE Group Affiliates strengthens their foundation in key markets and continues to add top performing franchisees to the team.   They are mirroring the success and fast-paced growth of Realty ONE Group’s company stores that have been marketplace leaders since 2005 in Nevada, Arizona and California. Since the beginning of ...


Economists and Experts Expect 2014 Price Increases to Average 4.4 Percent

More than 100 housing economists and experts participating in a recent quarterly survey expect nationwide home values to appreciate 4.4 percent through the end of this year. The most optimistic group of panelists predicted a 5.8 percent annual increase in home values this ...


10 Rules of Referrals

Ask any real estate agent what’s the best way to gain new business and they’ll probably say referrals. Above all, earning referral business begins with delivering stellar and memorable service to your clients, but that is rarely enough to provide a steady stream ...


Recruiting for Today’s Market: Is It Still the Name of the Game?

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Multifamily Surge Propels Housing Starts over 1 Million Mark in April

Soaring production of multifamily apartments pushed nationwide housing starts above the million-unit mark in April, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Total housing production rose 13.2 percent for the month ...


Bee-Friendly Tips for Home Gardeners

(MCT)—After our seemingly endless winter, most of us are itching to load up on plants and get our hands dirty. Whether you grow on a grand scale or tend a couple of pots, chances are you’ll be buying plants at a garden center ...


Prudential Select Properties Launches Select Leasing and Management Service

Prudential Select Properties, a provider of residential real estate services to the Greater St. Louis region, recently announced the launch of Select Leasing and Management. The property management and leasing service is designed to provide more incentives to clients to lease their home by providing them with a dedicated property ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Supports Beaches Organizations

The real estate professionals of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty’s Ponte Vedra Beach office actively support local agencies that help the less fortunate and organizations that enrich the community and the lives of its residents. ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Remain at Six-Month Low

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates easing slightly for the third consecutive week to remain at a six-month low. ...


Effectively Managing Expectations

When it comes to agent best practices, managing your clients’ expectations is crucial for seamless and successful real estate transactions. “In terms of properly pricing a listing, we recommend that agents are honest with their clients from the start,” says Michael R. Salter, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Elite in Shreveport, ...


DocuSign Gains Momentum with Transaction Management Features for Brokers

DocuSign Inc.’s launch of its Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform for brokers, DocuSign for Real Estate Broker Edition, is successfully bringing small, medium and large brokerages into a 100-percent digital future. The latest DocuSign For Real Estate Broker Edition solution adds deeper transaction room functionality with real-time visibility, ...


Leading Real Estate Websites Announce Notable Executive Shifts

Leading real estate companies, For Rent Media Solutions™ (FRMS) and Homes.com® have announced two notable executive shifts with the promotion of Mike Bozeman to vice president of information technology and the appointment of Grant Simmons as vice president of search solutions. The changes are directly in ...


Applications for New Home Purchases Increased in April 2014

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for March 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 5 percent relative to the previous month. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. ...


RPR Makes Big Progress for REALTORS® and Brokers

From its inception, Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) had the vision of creating valuable tools for members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), all with the goal of keeping REALTORS® in the center of the transaction. By giving REALTORS® ways to showcase their local market expertise, RPR has helped them ...


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