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New Report Finds Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost Thousands

With interest rates and home prices expected to climb in the next year, the financial penalties of delaying or forgoing a home purchase in today’s market have become very steep, according to the inaugural Opportunity Cost Report released recently by realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services operated by News Corp ...


Century 21 Real Estate Introduces Interactive Self-Study Business Courses

CENTURY 21® Real Estate recently announced that it is bringing to market two new business self-study courses that take online learning to a new, interactive level. C21® University students are able to access these courses on any device, and at a time and place convenient to their schedules. Additionally, they will be ...


April Home Sales: Finding Balance between Buyers and Sellers

RealtyTrac's recently released April 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report analyzed average sales prices and estimated market values at time of sale for single family homes and condos sold in April in 315 U.S. counties to identify the nation’s hottest seller’s markets, ...


Communication Is Key as REALTORS®, Lenders Adjust to New Disclosure Requirements

REALTORS® should prepare themselves now for the new disclosure requirements being implemented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) later this summer, and communication between all parties in the real estate transaction is essential in ensuring a smooth transition, according to speakers at a regulatory issues forum at the 2015 REALTORS® ...


Company Spotlight: Top 5 Ways American Home Shield Provides More Value

With an improving housing market, smart real estate professionals are stepping up their game to keep up with the increased demand. Many are finding new strategies to succeed and more efficient ways to get things done. That means taking advantage of the latest technology, helping sellers stand out like never ...


Empower Your Team with RPR® and RPR Mobile™

NAR PULSE—Just like RPR®, the RPR® Broker Tools are FREE to you as an NAR Member. Examine trends, generate company reports, detailed agent sales, listings, and distressed property transactions all within one platform. Get started today and take your team to ...


Sales Regain Trajectory

April new home sales reversed the one month drop in March to an annualized level of 517,000 as reported by the Census Bureau and HUD. The 6.8 percent increase from March puts the level at slightly better than the first quarter ...


Webinar Recap: Laying the Foundation for Real Estate Success Niche by Niche

As the real estate market continues to improve, real estate professionals are more committed than ever to upping their game. While branching out and ascending the tiers in order to corner the move-up, upscale and international markets may seem like a challenging proposition, the latest installment of RISMedia’s monthly Agent ...


Corporate Relocation Community: Your Input Needed for Our Business Development Trends Survey

RIS Consulting Group is sponsoring a very brief survey to better understand the relocation real estate community’s corporate mobility business activities and key trends. ...


Real Estate Giant Reports Engine Trouble, Plane Crashes

On Saturday, 85-year-old real estate maven Robert "Bob" Russell Jr, pilot and co-founder of Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate company in Columbia, died in a fatal plane crash when his aircraft descended into a small lake near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport shortly after takeoff. ...


Congress Urges CFPB to Delay Enforcement of New Mortgage Disclosures

Nearly 300 lawmakers from all over the political spectrum came together to urge the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to offer a grace period for banks, credit unions and other lenders to comply with a new mortgage disclosure rule. ...


Power Surge: News Corp and realtor.com Take Online Real Estate by Storm

Editor’s Note: This article is the May cover story in RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Window to the Law: Truth in Lending Act/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Changes Coming

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 e-News ...


5 Tools to Create That Special Vibe

How does management go about creating a positive work culture that’s filled with energy, excitement, enthusiasm, passion and a positive attitude? In other words, that invisible feeling and vibe we get but can’t see? ...


Weichert, REALTORS®: A Family of Companies, with the Emphasis on Family

If Jim Weichert was able to build a single Chatham, N.J., sales office into one of the country’s largest privately owned real estate companies, imagine what two Jim Weicherts can do. Since James Jr.—no one actually calls him Jim—joined his father as co-president of Weichert, Realtors® last year, he is ...


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