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Attend the Idea Exchange Council for Brokers May 13 in Washington, D.C.

NAR PULSE—Broker/owners from companies of all sizes are invited to join the “Think Tank” discussion at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 during NAR’s REALTOR® Party Convention in Washington D.C. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in an honest exchange of ideas, ...


Mortgage Returns Enhances TRUE CRM Features to Maximize ROI for Mortgage Lenders

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has announced the launch of new features to their TRUE CRM system, providing companies with new marketing materials, content control and advanced reporting capabilities. ...


Century 21 Affiliated Agent Inducted into Hall of Fame

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, has announced that affiliated agent Sue DeChambeau with CENTURY 21 Alliance has been inducted into the brand’s coveted CENTURY 21 Dick Loughlin International Hall of Fame. DeChambeau was selected because of ...


Weichert Corporate Housing Names New Vice President of Global Business Development

Frank Palestrini, President of Weichert Corporate Housing, is pleased to announce that Jeff Mahoney, a 19-year veteran of the corporate housing industry, was recently named to the organization’s executive team as vice president of global business development. ...


After Stagnant Winter, Pending Home Sales on the Move in March

After months of stagnant activity, pending home sales rose in March, marking the first gain in the past nine months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Good News and Bad News about the Spring Housing Market

As America emerges from winter into a hopeful but untested spring housing market, the real estate industry has been aflutter with a mix of news. ...


Severe Winter Constrains Remodeling Market

Against the backdrop of unusually severe winter weather, the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) declined to 53 in the first quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This reading is down from the historically high level of 57 ...


The Future of Real Estate Is Here: Big Data Leading the Way

At one point or another, we’ve all had to search for a place to live. Whether a new job has you moving across state lines or you simply need a change of scenery, looking for a home to purchase—or even a space to rent—can be a huge undertaking for everyone ...


Boston Logic Hires New Director of Enterprise

Boston Logic, an online marketing and technology firm, recently announced that John Chipman has joined the company to further develop its growing portfolio of regional and national accounts. Close to a 20-year veteran of sales and business development within the real estate industry, Chipman is charged with accelerating sales of ...


Chicago Homes that Disclose Energy Costs Spend Less Time on Real Estate Market

Regional Spotlight—A preliminary analysis shows that Chicago single family real estate listings that disclosed energy costs spent less time on the market and had a higher closing rate. ...


In California, Short Sales drop to Lowest Level in Nearly Six Years

Regional Spotlight—In an encouraging sign for a healthier spring home-buying market, California pending home sales increased more than usual and rose to the highest level in eight months. Meanwhile, the share of short sales has fallen to levels last observed in 2008, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported recently. ...


First Quarter: Sources of New Home Sales Financing

The share of new single-family home sales purchased using Federal Housing Administration (FHA) backed mortgages continued to fall at the start of 2014. ...


Passion and Focus Are Winning Recipe for Success

“The small choices we make every day compound over the long term to create amazing momentum,” says Ron Escobar, Broker/Owner of CENTURY 21 Select in Los Angeles, Calif. In the following interview, Escobar describes his winning approach to customer service, and how his company has been able to flourish in ...


More Than Half of States Show Improving Housing Markets

Freddie Mac recently released its Multi-Indicator Market Index(SM) (MiMi(SM)) for February showing the U.S. housing market overall recovering at a slightly slower pace from the previous month. However, more than half of all states, as well as more than half of the ...


Austin-Area Home Sales Volume Hits Seven-Year High for March

Regional Spotlight—According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released recently by the Austin Board of REALTORS®, Austin-area home sales volume hit a seven-year high in March 2014, rising seven percent year-over-year to 2,262 single-family homes sold. ...


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