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Talking Tech on Main Street: A Conversation with Morris Lyles

Since I’m sure you’ve all heard enough about what I think, we decided to take it to the streets to hear what you think. This month, we sat down with Morris Lyles of ERA Wilder Realty in Columbia, S.C., and picked ...


National Housing Report: February Boost in Sales and Prices

Unlike last February, this February experienced increased home sales, but with only a moderate rise in prices. Home sales in February rose 7.1 percent from January and 2.2 percent from February 2014, according to the February RE/MAX National Housing Report . Sales through the fall and winter months held ground, ...


New Consumer Portal Launched for REALTOR® Association

The Greater Tulsa Association of REALTORS® (GTAR) announced the launch of a new consumer website (TulsaRealtors.com) developed by Homes.com®; GTAR will also offer Homes.com’s integrated marketing suite to all 3,600 GTAR subscribers. GTAR members will now benefit from Homes.com’s extensive marketing features, connecting them to consumers visiting TulsaRealtors.com ...


U.S. Foreclosure Activity at Lowest Level Since July 2006

RealtyTrac® recently released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for February 2015, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 101,938 U.S. properties in February, a decrease of 4 percent from revised January numbers and down 9 percent from a year ...


ListHub Inks Renewal Deals with Heavyweights CENTURY 21 and Coldwell Banker

ListHub recently announced renewal agreements with global franchises CENTURY 21 and Coldwell Banker, both of which are subsidiaries of Realogy. These deals build on the momentum of the national agreements ListHub announced last week and give the millions of monthly consumers who view properties on these brands' websites and mobile apps access to the listings ...


Firm Recognizes Century 21 Affiliated as Top Company Worldwide

Century 21 Affiliated recently announced that it is the No.1 company worldwide in the Century 21® System in 2014 in both residential (based on units sold) and commercial real estate (based on sales production). The company was honored at the Century 21 Global Conference in Washington, DC last month. Century ...


Engel & Volkers Announces Three-Year Sponsorship of Special Olympics

Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, has announced that it will be the first cause marketing sponsor for the Special Olympics #PlayUnified campaign. The campaign plans to inspire and mobilize youth around the world to connect with people with intellectual disabilities and create more inclusive communities, leading ...


The Secrets to Selling a Second Home

For real estate professionals serving vacation areas, marketing a property is a lot like telling a story: the story of the home, the story of the surroundings, the story of the community. Successfully selling a vacation property is contingent upon a number of ...


FNC Index: Home Prices Down 0.3% in January

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows the nation’s housing market started the year with a small decline in average home prices. Based on recorded sales of non-distressed properties (existing and new homes) in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, the index fell 0.3% in January but continued to rise ...


Strong Dollar, Continued Investment from Abroad Help Facilitate Overseas Buyers

Seven years on from the Wall Street financial crisis of 2008, when the U.S. economy began to sink into recession, economic recovery has shifted into higher gear. For example, according to Reuters, Q3 2014 saw the economy grow at a 5 percent clip ...


Company Spotlight: Top-Notch Reports with a Competitive Advantage

To be successful in an industry that never stops moving, real estate professionals must be pros at time management. Whether connecting with past clients, scheduling and conducting listing presentations, or following up with new leads, an agent’s to-do list is never-ending. However, with the right tools and tech, real estate ...


Century 21 Beggins Enterprises Earns Technology Award

Century 21 Beggins Enterprises recently announced that it has earned the coveted 2014 Century 21® Company Technology Award. The award is presented to one company in the Century 21 System that is intensely focused on technology in support of the success and growth of their business. ...


Halstead Property’s Matthew Leone Promoted to Senior Vice President, Digital Marketing

Top real estate firm Halstead Property has announced that Matthew J. Leone has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Digital Marketing for Terra Holdings, Halstead’s parent company. In his new role, he will work closely with Gerald Makowski, Executive Director of Marketing and James G. Cahill, Information and Technology Officer ...


Engel & Völkers Hosts Annual North America E&V Exchange Event

Engel & Völkers recently hosted its annual Engel & Völkers’ Exchange event, which brought together Engel & Völkers real estate advisors from shops throughout the firm’s vast North American network. The event, hosted at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev. from March 9-11, offered informative ...


Teaneck Brokers Awarded Top Sales Awards

Broker/Owner, Mercedes Peralta and Broker/Manger Jorge Ledesma of RE/MAX Quality Homes in Teaneck were recently awarded the Circle of Excellence Sales Award by the New Jersey Association of REALTORS. Their individual sales production far exceeded that of the requirements to qualify for the Circle of Excellence Award, Bronze Level, whose ...


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