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Stroll through Our Neighborhood at the REALTORS® Expo in New Orleans

Take a stroll through NAR’s neighborhood of member benefits and resources at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, November 7-10 in New Orleans. The friendly faces in NAR Booth No. 1019 are happy to provide you with the knowledge you need to sustain your status as the neighborhood real estate ...


Creig Northrop Makes History as Youngest Billionaires Club Award Recipient at the Annual Fall Conference

Creig Northrop of the Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate was presented with the prestigious Billionaires Club award during the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate’s Gala Dinner & Awards Presentation. The Billionaires Club award is given to those individuals who have sold at least ...


Registration Begins for ‘The NEW Agent’ Training Program, How-To for Real Estate Professionals

RE/MAX Gateway recently announced class registration for The NEW Agent, a fully inclusive instructional course created specifically for RE/MAX Gateway beginning on Nov 11, 2014. RE/MAX Gateway continues to support real estate agents throughout Northern Virginia. Course participation is open to all real estate agents, regardless of brokerage affiliation. ...


Share of First-Time Buyers Falls to Lowest Point in 27 Years

Despite an improving job market and low interest rates, the share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades and is preventing a healthier housing market from reaching its full potential, according to an annual survey released recently by ...


Igniting a Direct Connection to Consumers

Along with positive news of a rapidly rebounding market come certain challenges. Competition in the real estate market is fierce. Securing increased exposure for listings online has never been more important—to individual agents and brokers. In order to successfully amp up business and ride the progressive waves of the marketplace, ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Go Claim Your .REALTOR Domain

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. ...


RE/MAX Named Top 50 Franchise for Minorities

RE/MAX, LLC is one of the “50 Top Franchises for Minorities” according to the eighth annual survey compiled by the World Franchising Network and featured on Oct. 24 in USA Today.  The 2014 survey is the seventh consecutive year RE/MAX has been included on the list and each ...


MRIS to Launch New “Coming Soon” Listing Status

MRIS, the Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS), announced recently it will be launching a new Coming Soon listing status in mid-November.  MRIS real estate agents will be able to utilize the Coming Soon status for properties that are not ready to be shown, but will be soon. ...


Student Debt: Will It Drag Down the Housing Recovery?

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through October 2014, which looked at the way colleges and universities are having an effect on housing across the country. Metros with noteworthy university influence are at the top ...


Go Claim Your .REALTOR Domains

Last week, tens of thousands of REALTORS across the country claimed their .REALTOR domains. Have you and your agents claimed yours yet? Here are a few tips to help you and your agents integrate .REALTOR into your marketing plan: ...


Why You Should Consider Attending NAGLREP in 2015

Our industry is made up of all types of people. In fact, if I tried to name all the various ethnic backgrounds and cultures that make up the millions of real estate professionals in this country, no doubt I would miss many, if ...


Celebrities Come to the NAR Real Estate Conference November 8/9

Headed to the 2014 NAR real estate conference on November 8 and 9? Don’t miss your chance to meet & greet baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. in NAR’s Booth #1019 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Saturday! Get your photo taken with Ripken and ...


Use a Reverse Mortgage to Buy a Home?

(MCT)—Over the years, celebrities such as Robert Wagner, Alex Trebek and Fred Thompson have touted reverse mortgages as a way to supplement a senior’s fixed income by tapping equity that has accrued in their home. But here’s another, less common ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 6.6 percent from the week prior, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 24, 2014. ...


Three Top Locations Where Multinational Companies Send Employees

The United States, United Kingdom, and Singapore rank as the top three most popular destination countries where multinational companies are relocating employees to this year, according to international transferee data from Jan. 1 - June 30 of this year released by Cartus Corporation. ...


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