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New Survey Shows REALTORS® Continue to Invest in Mobile Technologies

Over the years, REALTORS®have spent countless time and millions of dollars advancing real estate technologies and keeping up with the latest high-tech tools. The 2013-2014 Realtor® TechnologySurvey, conducted by NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Technology, found that REALTORS® continued to invest in new ...


Ask the Expert: Where Can I Find the Best Real Estate Education Resources?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Mike Vazeii, Director of Product & Segment Marketing for American Home Shield. ...


New Listing Videos Provide Homes.com Clients Competitive Advantage

Homes.com, an online real estate resource and leading provider of enterprise-level solutions for real estate professionals and brokers, is now enhancing its marketing platform with listing videos. Homes.com is the first major real estate site to launch dynamic listing videos on a mass scale, increasing engagement and interactively ...


Century 21 Real Estate Leads the NAHREP Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agents Report

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced that more CENTURY 21® affiliated real estate professionals are represented in the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals’ (NAHREP) Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agents list than any other national franchise brand. In all, the CENTURY 21 brand had three of the ...


Georgia MLS Expands Services to Provide Statewide Public Records

Georgia Multiple Listing Service (GAMLS), a real estate multiple listing service providing industry leading tools, services, and education to more than 26,000 members in 2,800 plus offices across Georgia, announced the expansion of services by partnering with CRS Data to provide 159 counties of public record information to its members. ...


32 RE/MAX Agents Recognized in Report’s Top 250 Latino Agents

RE/MAX adds to its reputation as the most productive real estate network by placing 32 agents among the country’s Top 250 Latino Agents. The annual report has been produced by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP) for the last three years and RE/MAX agents have held over ...


Mortgage Returns Introduces New Post-Close Survey Product

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has introduced a post-close survey product as a part of its TRUE CRM solution. ...


Existing-Home Sales Heat Up in May, Inventory Levels Continue to Improve

Existing-home sales rose strongly in May and inventory gains continued to help moderate price growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four regions of the country experienced sales gains compared to a month earlier. ...


NAR’s Broker Tip of the Month: Does Fiduciary Duty Extend further when under the Same Broker?

How far does an agent's fiduciary duty extend when both the buyer's and seller's rep are licensed under the same broker? ...


Leading Multifamily Marketing Resource Provides Solutions through Client Success Stories

For Rent Media Solutions (FRMS)™, a leading multifamily marketing resource providing solutions for customers nationwide, has launched a national campaign, kicking off at the 2014 National Apartment Association Education Conference and Exposition in Denver, Colorado. From this message, FRMS customers and industry professionals ...


CENTURY 21® Social Creative Content Sweeps Advertising Awards

This summer the CENTURY 21® brand celebrated a fourth consecutive win during this year’s advertising awards season collecting a Gold Andy Award, Gold and Silver One Show Pencils and the People’s Choice Award at the Webby Awards for innovative social creative content. ...


Even as Inventory Surges in May, First-Time Homebuyers Remain Challenged

After plunging throughout 2012 and for much of 2013, and rising only modestly through the beginning of this year, the inventory of all for-sale homes nationwide spiked in May, jumping 11.8 percent year-over-year according to the May Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. ...


The Ultimate Rental Tool for Landlords

Landlords know how important it is to find dependable tenants, however, running a potential tenant’s credit and rental history checks can be a very tedious—and often complicated—process. And that doesn’t take into consideration all the time and effort spent on tenants who don’t pan out. Houserie, a tenant screening program ...


West USA Realty, Inc. Hires Michael Hofstetter as New Managing Broker

West USA Realty, Inc. Operations Officer Todd C. Menard announced recently that Michael P. Hofstetter has been named as its newest Managing Broker for the company.  Hofstetter will join a team of brokers that include Bob Stephens (managing broker), Duane Fouts (managing broker) and C. Dale Hillard (designated broker). ...


Independently Healthy: Chicago Broker Bucks Brand Trend

As the real estate market continues down the path to recovery, brokers are looking to bounce back in a big way. For some, this means signing on with a franchise, banking on name recognition and corporate resources to boost marketshare. But others ...


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