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zipLogix and the Houston Association of REALTORS® Release zipFormMLS-Connect®

More than 27,000 Houston real estate professionals that currently subscribe to the Houston Association of REALTORS® MLS, will have the option to purchase zipFormMLS-Connect® now for $19.95 within zipForm® Plus. After purchasing, HAR MLS subscribers will have easy access to MLS information within zipForm® Plus simplifying the contract creation ...


RealtyTrac® Ranks U.S. County Housing Markets Based on prevalence of Man-Made Environmental Hazards

RealtyTrac® recently released its first-ever report ranking all U.S. counties based on the prevalence of man-made environmental hazards. ...


August Existing-Home Sales Lose Steam

As cash investors pull away from the housing market, August's existing home sales also slipped, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. This decline follows four consecutive months of impressive gains. Sales increases in the Northeast and Midwest were outweighed by declines in the South and West. ...


Supporting Clients’ Goals: How RPR®’s Data and Analytics Tools Are Vital to Real Estate Success

Specializing in commercial properties, Cathy Coneway—a broker associate with Stanberry & Associates REALTORS® in Austin, Texas—understands just how important location is when it comes to helping both her clients and their business succeed. From identifying areas with high concentrations of the customers her clients are looking for, to locating sites ...


John L. Scott Real Estate Set to Acquire Reid Real Estate

John L. Scott Real Estate recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Kitsap County offices of Reid Real Estate, a well-regarded real estate brokerage firm that services Kitsap and Mason counties. Reid Real Estate has over 45 brokers in Kitsap County with offices in Silverdale, ...


Real Estate Industry Veteran to Lead WAV Group Communications

Real estate industry communications and marketing veteran Kevin Hawkins has been named President of WAV Group Communications, the newest division of the real estate industry’s leading consulting firm, WAV Group. ...


CEO Exchange Exclusive: 2015, the Year of Regulatory Enforcement—and What It Means for Brokers

In a real estate environment that’s often restrained by the legislative and regulatory climate in Washington, many brokers are finding it difficult to fully regain their footing post-downturn. ...


Cooling Housing Market Highlights Best Markets for Buyers, Sellers

U.S. home values rose more slowly in August than they have in a year, and the cooling market offered a clear view of local markets that favor either buyers or sellers. ...


Mortgage Applications Increase Nearly 8 Percent

Mortgage applications increased 7.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 12, 2014.  The previous week’s results included an adjustment for the Labor Day holiday. ...


Jim Ramsay Joins Engel & Völkers North America as Chief Operating Officer

Engel & Völkers North America has announced that Jim Ramsay, former Senior Vice President of Sales, Operations and Field Services for both Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and CENTURY 21 Real Estate, has joined the international luxury real estate brand as Chief Operating Officer. ...


Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Florida Network Realty Launches Property Management Division

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has launched Florida Network Property Management, a new division specializing in the management of single-family homes and condominiums. REALTOR® Shelby Heinemann has rejoined the company to lead the new property management division as its Asset Manager. ...


Agent Teams: A Winning Model (or Not)

Real estate agent teams started over a decade ago, and they are stronger than ever. When done right, they can be a win-win-win for all parties. Clients are provided with immediate information, accessibility and service. Brokers see high-quality business growth. Agents are ...


Realtor.com® Enhances Consumer Experience by Optimizing Real Estate App for iOS 8

Realtor.com® recently announced the launch of its Real Estate App, optimized for iOS 8, which arms home buyers and renters using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with a more intuitive and efficient tool to stay on top of the latest properties to hit the market. ...


45 Percent of Buyers Use Open Houses as Key Part of Home Search

According to the 2013 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 45 percent of buyers used open houses as a key part of their home search. Facts from the NAR surveys to home buyers say almost half of all home ...


Your Open House Checklist

“Everybody else can be doing their open houses at 10, but guess what, we’re going to be taking our open houses to 11.” – Karlton Utter, director of learning for Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate (oh, and Spinal Tap!) ...


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