Welcome!




Expand Your Education with These Courses from
The Psychology of Consultative Selling: Skills for Sales Success: Part Four.
Negotiating Skills: Skills for Sales Success: Part Six.
A Consumer Advocate Approach to Real Estate & Mortgages: Courses 1 & 2.
Bundle 1: CIPS Core Course (US Version).
Bundle 2: CIPS Elective Courses (US Version).

Real Estate Information Archive


MovingCompanyReviews.com Launches to Connect Consumers with Reliable Moving Companies

MovingCompanyReviews.com (MCR), a site that connects consumers with reliable moving companies, announces its official launch from a beta period. Shannon Cullins, MCR vice president and general manager, co-founded the moving review site in 2012 with HomeFinder.com CEO, Doug Breaker. MCR was founded as a unit of HomeFinder.com to create happy ...


MBA Opens Doors Concludes Hugely Successful Summer Campaign

Recently, the MBA Opens Doors Foundation announced it had raised more than $31,000 during its three-month “92 Days of Summer” fundraising campaign.  The Foundation is the Association's philanthropic entity dedicated to providing financial assistance to families with a critically ill or injured child by awarding grants toward a mortgage or ...


Broker Track at REALTORS® Conference

NAR PULSE--Experience a special Broker Track at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Hear tips from and network with CEOs such as Sherry Chris, Tami Bonnell and Lennox Scott, plus learn from speakers like Bruce Gardner, John Mayfield and Pam Ermen. ...


Edina Realty Forms Partnerships with Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com®

A recent partnership was announced between Edina Realty and a trio of real estate portals, including Zillow®, Trulia and realtor.com®. Edina Realty—a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate—began sharing its listings directly from the MLS on Sept. 30. ...


Report: Housing Market Shows Signs of Slowing

Homes.com® recently released its July Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales in the top 100 markets, and the companion Midsize Markets Report for defined areas ranked from 101-300. Among the nation’s top 100 largest markets, 84 increased their three-month ...


Speaker Spotlight: Glenn Gardner to Be Featured Panelist at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

Attendees at this year’s NAR Annual Conference and Expo will have a special opportunity to hear several of the nation’s most successful industry leaders break down their strategies for success at RISMedia’s 19th annual Power Broker Forum, titled, “Power Broker Strategies for Enhancing the Consumer Experience.” ...


Long & Foster Claims No. 2 Position in Philadelphia Market

Long & Foster Real Estate, the No. 1 independent residential real estate company in the United States, has joined forces with Alliance, a real estate franchise with 14 offices and nearly 800 agents in the Philadelphia area. Alliance, which was ranked as one of the nation’s top real estate brokerages ...


Why We’re Better Together: Zillow CEO Explains why Zillow Plans to Acquire Trulia

As you’ve probably heard by now, Zillow recently entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia. The deal is not final and won’t be for some time, requiring both shareholder and regulatory approval in addition to customary closing conditions. ...


Pending Home Sales Fall Slightly in August

Pending home sales slowed modestly in August but contract signings remain at their second-highest level over the past year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All major regions experienced declines except for the West, which rose for the fourth consecutive month. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Reaches 1,000th-Office Milestone in One Year

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, recently named its 1,000th office on the one-year anniversary of its brand launch. The distinction belongs to Torrance, CA-based California Realty and its Torrance/Skypark office, which serves as the brokerage’s headquarters. ...


Six Credit Report Tips for Homebuyers

(MCT)—Whether you plan to buy a home in six months or a year or two, you’ve probably been told to request your free credit report to check for errors and to see what a lender can learn about you from the report. ...


New Survey Reveals Emerging Technology Blind Spot

A recent survey from ERA Real Estate reveals that consumers and real estate professionals have eagerly adopted technology into the business but that a technology blind spot is developing, ...


Real Estate Q&A: Lightning Strikes House before Sale

(MCT)—Q: I am under contract to buy a new home, and the closing is several weeks away. During some nasty weather, the house was struck by lightning. I am concerned about what this has done to the house. What should I do? —Stu ...


Housing’s Share of GDP: 15.5 Percent for the Second Quarter

Housing is an important source of economic growth. As of the second quarter of 2014, housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was 15.5 percent, with home building and remodeling yielding 3.1 percentage points of that total. ...


Customize Your Safety Strategy

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) has designated September REALTOR® Safety Month. NAR is committed to helping its members understand the risks they face through knowledge, awareness and empowerment and has developed REALTOR® Safety materials for use throughout year, including: ...


Our Latest News >>