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Homeowners Overvalued Their Properties again in August

Homeowner estimates of their home’s value exceeded appraiser opinions by a wider margin than in July, making August the seventh consecutive month of an increasingly wider gap between opinions. This news is according to Quicken Loans' recent report that appraiser opinions of home ...


Tom Iovenitti Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Tom Iovenitti has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, the company has announced. The long-time real estate executive is developing the company’s Orange County offices, which opened this summer and has already attracted many of the top producing executives in the area. The division of Americana Holdings, which operates in ...


Curating Your Online Identity: Using Online Profiles and Agent Performance Data to Benefit Your Business

Your online profile is a digital representation of you and your business, which is why it’s important to make it strong. Referrals are still the No. 1 source for buyers looking for an agent, but the amount of buyers finding agents online without ...


Upcoming Top Producer Webseries Helps You Finish Year Strong, Prep for 2016

As the year starts to wind down, what can you do to finish out strong and prepare for a powerful start to 2016? Our four-part webinar series Finish Strong, Start Strong boasts three of the country’s top real estate speakers and coaches as they share the tips, tools and resources needed to ...


It Takes 22 Subcontractors to Build the Average Home

previous post discussed how the current shortage of subcontractors in residential construction is becoming more acute. This is significant, because subcontractors are very important to the construction of the typical home.  Periodically, NAHB has found it worthwhile to remind the public just how important. ...


August Shows Rise in Mortgage Credit Availability

Recent news shows that mortgage credit availability increased in August, moving 0.5 percent to 126.1, which suggests a national loosening of credit. ...


Homes.com and BDX Announce Exclusive Partnership

Homes.com® has announced a partnership with Builders Digital Experience (BDX), a leading provider of digital marketing and sales solutions for home builders and the digital aggregator of new home content from builders throughout the U.S. BDX will be the exclusive provider of aggregated new home listings on Homes.com, adding approximately ...


Halstead Property Expands Fairfield County Footprint

Identifying an opportunity to expand their footprint in Fairfield County, leading real estate firm Halstead Property announced a new partnership with the boutique agency Realty Guild, the Christie's International Real Estate affiliate in New Canaan, Darien and Wilton. Effective immediately, Barbara Cleary and her team of talented, experienced agents will ...


NAR Selects Good Neighbor Finalists

The National Association of Realtors® has selected 10 individuals as finalists for REALTOR® Magazine’s 2015 Good Neighbor Awards. This award honors REALTORS® who volunteer in their communities, improve the quality of life for their neighbors and go above and beyond in their commitment to making their neighborhoods better places to live. ...


Top Strategies for Building Your Power Team

When you’re looking for someone to do business with, you’re looking for people who will be an integral part of your world. Because of this, you need to make sure you develop a savvy team-approach to your business. ...


The Changing Global Economy

While global real estate trends continue to change with the ebb and flow of foreign economies, opportunities for U.S. real estate professionals are there for the taking—provided they remain informed and well-versed in the nuances of the global market, including which countries are currently having the biggest impact on the ...


Real Estate Consumers Shed Light on Listing Conundrum

Real estate consumers remain optimistic about housing and its long-term prospects yet are hesitant to list their homes in a market largely favoring sellers. This news comes from a recent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices' Homeowner Sentiment Survey. ...


Latest Release of DocuSign for Real Estate Plus Helps Brokers Accelerate Agent Performance

DocuSign, Inc. recently announced the latest version of its industry-leading Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform and eSignature solution for real estate brokerages. Enhancements to DocuSign for Real Estate Plus, Broker Edition further position brokerages to improve agent performance, ensure compliance and data protection, and deliver a world-class client experience. ...


Are REOs in Vogue Again?

Once a stain on housing, REOs and short sales are a reminder of the legacy of the housing downturn. Investors, seeking discount prices, transformed what was once undesirable into fashion-forward, instant cash flow in key markets. While in other markets, distressed inventory still ...


The New Scope of NAHREP

Gary Acosta has an ambitious goal for his organization—one he has no doubt will be achieved. ...


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