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Agents Begin Shifting Away from Distressed Homes

(MCT)—When the recession hit and many real estate agents quit the business, Jason Stockwell’s sales kept going up. ...


Pillar to Post Salutes 11 New Franchises in June and July

Pillar To Post, one of North America’s largest home inspection franchises, added 11 new franchises during the months of June and July, the company has announced. The company is on track to meet its goal of 75 new locations by the end of 2013. ...


Big Opportunity: the Relocation Renter

It’s no secret in the corporate relocation world that homeowner moves have become much scarcer. That’s a troubling reality for businesses that had come to depend on real estate commissions and referral fees generated by these prime customers and their employers. ...


Communicating to Stay Connected

By now, you're probably on Facebook, Linkedin, and maybe even twitter. But being on social media doesn't necessarily mean you're maximizing your communication. Read on for an interview with Judy Copple of the The Judy Copple Team, Keller Williams, to learn how she maximizes her online presence and keeps buyers ...


What Buyers Really Want: What Does the Data Tell Us?

If data is the currency of the new economy, then the National Association of REALTORS® is flush with it, based on the recent release of the National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2012. This annual survey of ...


Home Prices Continue to Soar in May – REALTORS® Use Latest Stats to Inform Consumers Real Estate Is Back

Data through May 2013, released this week by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, a leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed increases of 2.5% and 2.4% for the 10- and 20-City Composites in May versus April. ...


Critical Time for the Consumer Mortgage Choice Act

As we enter the August Congressional recess, we enter a critical period for key legislation, including the Consumer Mortgage Choice Act, H.R. 1077, and its Senate Companion, S. 949, introduced in May by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Johanns (R-NE). Both of these bills fix the definition of fees ...


Coldwell Banker Endorses NAR’s Realtors Property Resource

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has launched an internal campaign to its franchise network endorsing the benefits of the Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) launched by the National Association of REALTORS®, including encouraging immediate adoption of the system. ...


Joining Forces against Data Piracy: Nonprofit REDPLAN Creates Central Body for Protecting Real Estate Intellectual Property Rights

Information technology has been a boon to the real estate industry — and also one of its biggest challenges. As real estate professionals who have found their data stolen, hacked, reverse engineered or scraped can attest, protecting your intellectual property is ...


Would Your Agents Deliver Closings If You Delivered Leads?

NAR PULSE—Realtor.com® has been working with brokers this month on high volume lead solutions. ...


Pending Home Sales Slip in June

After reaching the highest level in over six years, pending home sales declined in June, with rising mortgage interest rates beginning to impact the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Turning Prospects into Customers…for the Long-run

As media reports continue to confirm on an almost daily basis, things are on the rise for real estate. With 2013 panning out to be a big year of recovery, agents across the nation are seeing a significant upswing in business as buyers and sellers get off the sidelines and ...


What Every Agent Needs to Know about Prospecting

Do you find that the mere thought of prospecting for new clients makes everything else on your calendar seem incredibly important? Prospecting is one of the most important tasks that every real estate agent must spend time on, but when it ...


The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Where Is Real Estate Going Next?

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Jeff Barnett, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


PropertyInfo Releases SureClose® 3.7

PropertyInfo Corporation, a Stewart® company, announced recently the release of an upgraded SureClose, the most widely used transaction management software in the country. The recently updated SureClose 3.7 provides enhanced functionality that helps increase overall productivity, improves efficiencies and can protect your customers’ personal and private information. ...


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