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Real Estate Q&A: Unruly Homeowner Interrupts Board Meetings

(MCT)—Question: We have an unruly owner who attends every association meeting. The owner heckles, laughs inappropriately and answers questions that are posed to board members. We are told by the board president that as an owner, she has a right to be ...


zipLogix Renews Partnership with Arizona Association of REALTORS®

zipLogix, creator of zipForm®, the real estate industry’s leading contract software, announced the renewal of its partnership with the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR). This agreement enables AAR to continue providing its more than 39,000 members with access to the latest in forms software zipForm® Plus, zipForm® Standard desktop, and ...


Century 21 Named Top 125 by Training Magazine for Training and Development Programs

Century 21 Real Estate recently announced that it has been named one of Training Magazine’s Top 125 companies for excellence in training and development programs. This marks the tenth time in the last 12 years that CENTURY 21 Real Estate has earned this prestigious recognition. ...


NAR Profile of Home Buyers, Sellers Yields Interesting Stats

The recently released National Association of REALTORS Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2013 yielded a variety of interesting facts. ...


NAHB Says: Leading Market Index Up

The NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index rose slightly to .86 in December index from .85 in the November index. The index measures progress back to and beyond the normal level of economic and housing growth. In addition to the national index, the release also lists the value of progress toward ...


RentalRoost Expands Lifestyle-Based Home Searches to Entire U.S.

RentalRoost, the lifestyle-based house and apartment finder, announced recently the company's website now supports home searches throughout the U.S. Parents may now search for properties by school district, college students can search for housing by distance to 9,000 different campuses and home seekers of all types may filter their options ...


Realogy to Receive Corporate Board Gender Diversity Award at Executive Women Event

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, will be recognized on Jan. 28, 2014 for its commitment to board gender diversity by Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ), the region’s leading not-for-profit organization promoting women’s executive leadership ...


Century 21 Appoints New Vice President of Learning

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced the appointment of David Birnbaum as vice president of its learning department. A seasoned industry executive, Birnbaum is now responsible for managing the learning and training platform for the CENTURY 21® System, which spans 7,100 offices and nearly 102,000 sales professionals ...


Broker Best Practices: Seizing Opportunities

In order to form the best, long-lasting and most profitable relationships with your clients, you need to truly connect with and understand them. In the following interview, real estate pro and CEO Candace Adams tells us how her company, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, works hard to truly understand ...


Analysis Shows Home Building Timelines Vary Widely By Region

The National Association of Home Builders recently release an interesting analysis from the 2012 Survey of Construction (SOC). ...


October Building Permits Boost the Housing Market

According to the Commerce Department, housing permits jumped to a 5-year high in October. With the strongest numbers since the housing crash, many are left wondering what the surge in building permits means. Don Frommeyer, CRMS, President of NAMB (The Association of ...


Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Funds Five New Scholarships for Military

The REALTORS® Land Institute announced recently that Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Bill Eshenbaugh will fund five Eshenbaugh Land Company Military Course Scholarships for the Institute’s Military Transition Program (MTP). The scholarships, valued at $445 each, will be awarded to the first MTP participants who request the scholarship. ...


Industry Insight: View from the Top

With an increase in home sales and consumer confidence, 2013 has been a strong year for the real estate industry as a whole. As 2013 comes to an end, we interviewed three leading brokers from around the country to discuss the year that was and the year that’s yet to ...


Leadership Lessons from the Front Line

I’ve spent a good amount of this year traveling, visiting with ERA® brokers across the country. Of course, we talk about their companies, current market conditions, business drivers and emerging trends. But what also invariably comes up in conversation is the topic of leadership. It’s a critical component, not only ...


New Home Sales Surge in October

(MCT)—New home sales shot up in October, evidence that buyers nationwide may be absorbing higher mortgage interest rates. ...


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