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32 RE/MAX Agents Recognized in Report’s Top 250 Latino Agents

RE/MAX adds to its reputation as the most productive real estate network by placing 32 agents among the country’s Top 250 Latino Agents. The annual report has been produced by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP) for the last three years and RE/MAX agents have held over ...


Mortgage Returns Introduces New Post-Close Survey Product

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has introduced a post-close survey product as a part of its TRUE CRM solution. ...


Existing-Home Sales Heat Up in May, Inventory Levels Continue to Improve

Existing-home sales rose strongly in May and inventory gains continued to help moderate price growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four regions of the country experienced sales gains compared to a month earlier. ...


NAR’s Broker Tip of the Month: Does Fiduciary Duty Extend further when under the Same Broker?

How far does an agent's fiduciary duty extend when both the buyer's and seller's rep are licensed under the same broker? ...


Leading Multifamily Marketing Resource Provides Solutions through Client Success Stories

For Rent Media Solutions (FRMS)™, a leading multifamily marketing resource providing solutions for customers nationwide, has launched a national campaign, kicking off at the 2014 National Apartment Association Education Conference and Exposition in Denver, Colorado. From this message, FRMS customers and industry professionals ...


CENTURY 21® Social Creative Content Sweeps Advertising Awards

This summer the CENTURY 21® brand celebrated a fourth consecutive win during this year’s advertising awards season collecting a Gold Andy Award, Gold and Silver One Show Pencils and the People’s Choice Award at the Webby Awards for innovative social creative content. ...


Even as Inventory Surges in May, First-Time Homebuyers Remain Challenged

After plunging throughout 2012 and for much of 2013, and rising only modestly through the beginning of this year, the inventory of all for-sale homes nationwide spiked in May, jumping 11.8 percent year-over-year according to the May Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. ...


The Ultimate Rental Tool for Landlords

Landlords know how important it is to find dependable tenants, however, running a potential tenant’s credit and rental history checks can be a very tedious—and often complicated—process. And that doesn’t take into consideration all the time and effort spent on tenants who don’t pan out. Houserie, a tenant screening program ...


West USA Realty, Inc. Hires Michael Hofstetter as New Managing Broker

West USA Realty, Inc. Operations Officer Todd C. Menard announced recently that Michael P. Hofstetter has been named as its newest Managing Broker for the company.  Hofstetter will join a team of brokers that include Bob Stephens (managing broker), Duane Fouts (managing broker) and C. Dale Hillard (designated broker). ...


Independently Healthy: Chicago Broker Bucks Brand Trend

As the real estate market continues down the path to recovery, brokers are looking to bounce back in a big way. For some, this means signing on with a franchise, banking on name recognition and corporate resources to boost marketshare. But others ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Determining Your Investment Options Using a Risk-Return Model

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real Estate Advisor. ...


Enhancing Client Relations

In the 10 years that James and Penny Brockway, a husband and wife team, have been operating Brockway Realty, LLC, the company has been in steady growth mode, with a dozen agents now serving clients throughout the Houston and Clear Lake areas. ...


Small Town, Big Service

Building a real estate business in a small town doesn't mean offering small services. Instead, it typically means you spend a lot of time strengthening your relationship with your local community. “Get involved in a lot of local events,” recommends Bruce Garber, Broker/Owner of CENTURY 21 BHJ Realty, Inc. in ...


Pillar To Post Welcomes 42 New Franchisees

Pillar To Post, one of North America’s largest home inspection franchises, has added 42 new franchise locations since January of this year, bringing the company’s total to 450 franchisees. In addition, they have just been named one of the Top 100 Low Cost Franchises in Franchise Business Review’s Best of ...


Are We Communicating?

According to a recent survey done by California homebuyers, one of the biggest challenges facing real estate professionals and their clients is communication. We all know past clients are a great source of repeat and referral business so why is it that many ...


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