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REALTORS® Have a New Choice for Credit: the REALTOR® Credit Card

NAR PULSE—REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, now offers the official REALTOR® Credit Card.  Available in partnership with NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program, the program offers business (corporate) credit card options (ideal for brokerages) as well as personal ...


Vision of the Future: How NextHome Is Reinventing Real Estate Franchising

According to the 2014 NAR Profile of Real Estate Firms, 84 percent of real estate companies are independent, non-franchised firms; 81 percent of those have just one office with two or more agents—and few franchise brands are designed to accommodate their needs. Enter James Dwiggins, a native Californian born into ...


Harvard Study Says Remodeling Outpacing Real Estate Spending

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, your RIS Consumer Confidant recently learned that the U.S. home improvement industry is faring much better than the broader housing market, according to a new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. ...


How to Choose the Right Financial Advisor

(TNS)—Some financial advisers are riddled with conflicts of interest, making extra cash for themselves when they put your money in bad investments. Hidden fees and sales commissions can secretly gobble up thousands of your hard-earned dollars. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Comes Together to Honor 2014 Global 21 Award Winners

CENTURY 21® Real Estate recently announced its 2014 CENTURY 21 Global 21 awards at the company’s Global Conference in Washington, D.C. The CENTURY 21 Global 21 awards are given to the top 21 companies, offices, teams and affiliated agents of the CENTURY 21 System based on their prior year sales ...


Consumers Increasingly Optimistic about Economy, Housing

Amid continued strengthening in employment, consumer optimism toward the economy is growing and appears to be contributing to further improvement in overall housing sentiment, according to results from Fannie Mae's February 2015 National Housing Survey™. ...


Protecting Buyers, Sellers and Real Estate Professionals Every Step of the Way

With 28 years of experience under his belt, real estate professional Michael Collins understands just how important a home warranty is to both buyers and sellers—especially in today’s real estate market. “So many homes are being sold as-is today,” says Collins, “and a home warranty gives the buyer and the ...


Foot Traffic Points to a Strong Spring in 2015

For several years, NAR Research has tracked foot traffic as a means of predicting housing activity in subsequent months. This data provides valuable insights about future trends and points to a robust spring market. ...


John L. Scott Real Estate Creates New Mobile Website Experience

Mobile devices continue to be the number one resource for consumers who are searching for real estate information. Regional Northwest real estate company John L. Scott Real Estate has recently enhanced its mobile real estate experience with the release of a new mobile-optimized website (M-dot). ...


Realogy Named as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company Fourth Year in a Row

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced that the company has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company®. ...


The Technology Explosion: Its Role and Its Payoff in Today’s Market

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS®. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


NAR and REALTORS® Federal Credit Union Offer Credit Card as New Benefit for REALTORS®

National Association of REALTORS® members now have access to an additional benefit through a new choice for credit—an official REALTOR® credit card. The credit program, available to current and new members of the REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, ...


Combined Strength, Exponential Growth

The real estate industry is constantly evolving. Fine tuning your approach to growth and change can, for many, draw the line between success and failure. In the following interview, Gary Scott and Ron Clark of Long & Foster Real Estate talk about making the market changes work for them. ...


Zillow to Offer MLS and Broker Partners Free Reporting through the New Program

Zillow recently announced the launch of Zillow® Tech Connect: Reports, the third and newest pillar of the popular Zillow Tech Connect program. Through Zillow Tech Connect: Reports, MLSs and brokerages who send their listings directly to Zillow will have access to expanded reporting on their listings. ...


Realtor.com® Bites Into the Big Apple

Realtor.com® recently announced agreements with prominent New York brokerages—Bond New York, Brown Harris Stevens, Compass, Halstead Property, and NestSeekers—as well as leading brokerage listing syndicator RealPlus for the display of New York City real estate listings on the realtor.com® web and mobile platform. ...


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