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Realty ONE Group Continues Dominance of Local Markets

Realty ONE Group, a company known for its aggressive growth, is continuing on a path to success. This month alone, the company notes, Realty ONE Group opened seven prestigious locations and assembled the entire team for its first annual ONE Summit. ...


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Aggressive on RESPA

This is the “end of the beginning,” to borrow from Winston Churchill. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has mostly completed the major regulations affecting the housing and mortgage industry. While there will undoubtedly be a fair amount of additional guidance issued, ...


Ask the Expert: How Can You Prepare Clients for Home Inspection?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Jay Gregg, the Director of Marketing with Pillar To Post. ...


For Your Clients: What Is Good Advice on a Home Appraisal Worth to You?

One of the required services when buying or selling a home involves hiring an appraiser. So I was excited to receive the latest news from the Appraisal Foundation, the nation’s foremost authority on the valuation profession, has additional resources for consumers. ...


Top Metro Areas: Single-Family Detached Concentration

In a recent study, NAHB examines eight key housing statistics from the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS). This post takes a closer look at one of those statistics; the share of homeowners living in single-family detached housing. ...


CENTURY 21 New Millennium Welcomes Spring with Its Annual Open House Weekend

Regional Spotlight—It’s been quite a winter for the D.C. Metro area but CENTURY 21 New Millennium real estate professionals are “springing” into action by holding an area-wide Open House Weekend April 12th and 13th. This coordinated event will feature pre-selected homes throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. ...


Real Estate Company ‘Driven by Growth’ to Build New Omaha Office

With fewer homes on the market, agents pull out all the stops—even knocking on doors. ...


Zillow to Power U.S. Real Estate Listings for Leju, a Leading Chinese Real Estate Website

Zillow, Inc., a leading real estate information marketplace, has announced it entered into an exclusive partnership with Beijing Yisheng Leju Information Services Co. (“Leju”), an affiliate of E-House (China) Holdings Limited, a leading real estate services company in China, to power Leju’s U.S. home shopping experience. ...


Earn Fair Housing Bundle-Download PLUS Chance to Win with MVP

NAR PULSE—Purchase the online At Home with Diversity® (AHWD) Course by April 15 and earn the Fair Housing Bundle-Download (a $23.85 value) PLUS a chance to win a $100 gift card. Let your clients know that you are capable of working effectively ...


Use of Pocket Listings Rising, but They’re Right Choice for Only a Small Number of Home Sellers

Pocket listings, in which homeowners offer their homes for sale but don’t make this information public by putting it on the local multiple listing service, appear to be on the rise. ...


What Home Buyers Really Want: Ethnic Preferences (Part III)

Previous posts highlighting findings from the study What Home Buyers Really Want: Ethnic Preferences have shown that a buyer’s race or ethnicity can play a role in how he/she evaluates the characteristics and features of a prospective home. The analysis ...


Century 21 Lights up Blue for Autism Awareness Month

According to the latest studies, a staggering one in every 68 children will be diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. With millions struggling to find help and support, organizations like Easter Seals have become a lifeline for so many families by providing the necessary services and assistance they need. ...


Kim Carlson & Ken Follis Have Highest Number of Transactions Closed at Real Living Lifestyles in 2013

In their first year as a team, Kim Carlson and Ken Follis have come out on top – closing the highest number of transactions and ranking third in gross commission income for 2013. Both have enjoyed many years of success in the real estate industry on an individual level, and ...


RISMedia’s 2014 Power Broker Report Ranks Nation’s Most Productive Real Estate Firms

With the record books now closed for 2013, Power Brokers are pleased to weigh in on the real estate market’s second solid year of recovery. In 2013, brokers across the country paid witness to many key indicators of the housing market’s gradual ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: The CFPB’s 3 Percent Cap: What’s ahead for Big Brokers?

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. ...


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