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Home-Selling Strategies: Going Mobile

For a career that requires constant adapting, traveling, meetings and research, mobile technology has become critical for real estate professionals everywhere. But it’s how you use it that determines whether or not this technology can help you succeed at what you do. ...


Florida’s Housing Market Continues Upswing in November 2012

Regional Spotlight—Closed sales, pending sales, median prices and average prices rose in Florida’s housing market in November, while the inventory of homes and condos for sale shrunk, according to the latest housing data released by Florida REALTORS®. ...


Looking Confidently Ahead: Power Broker Predictions for 2013

Consumer confidence. Price appreciation. Multiple offers. Wait…is this real estate we’re talking about?! ...


November Existing-Home Sales and Prices Maintain Uptrend

Existing-home sales continued to improve in November with low inventory supply pressuring home prices, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Ramping up Data Privacy and Security

From Social Security numbers to credit card information, as the amount of data a brokerage generates and collects increases, so does the organizational risk of data breaches. ...


NAR’s 2012 Political Advocacy Accomplishments Mean Business for REALTORS®

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) actively protects the interests of its more than one million members daily as it advocates for federal policy and state and local regulatory initiatives. During the 112th Congress, the REALTOR® legislative and regulatory agenda focused ...


The Mobile Consumer: Remapping the Pathway to Purchase

The mobile device has created a new breed of consumer: The Mobile Consumer. We have not seen this type of change in human behavior since the advent of the automobile. While the world-wide-web changed consumer behavior, it did not change human behavior the way mobile has. As a society, we ...


CFPB Unveils Ambitious Strategic Plan

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the Bureau) unveiled its strategic plan for 2013-2018 this past fall. CFPB has an ambitious agenda, including finalizing and implementing numerous regulations affecting the housing industries. NAR supports the Bureau’s efforts to educate and protect consumers, particularly with regard to mortgage credit transactions. NAR pioneered ...


Buyers Predict Home Prices Will Increase

Nearly three quarters of potential buyers believe home prices will increase in their neighborhood in the next twelve months, twice as many as in the first quarter. ...


The Real Estate Educator: Lurking in the Shadows

With all the good news in the market, from strong housing demand to rising prices, we can’t ignore shadow inventory. Not only does shadow inventory exist, it will have an impact on all markets for some time to come. In this ...


Brokers, Have You Married Your Offline Brand with Your Online Presence?

Nationwide, brokers are struggling to combine their traditional operating model with the new, fast-paced online environment where agents and consumers live. Despite our rapidly evolving online culture, most real estate brokerages remain offline. I would argue it’s mainly because brokers and ...


10 Fraud Blind Spots to Watch Out for in 2013

When you’re driving, you want to be sure you’re covering all your blind spots in order to stay safe on the road. Well the same goes for fraud. ...


REALTORS® Teach High School Students about Financial Literacy & Home Ownership

Regional Spotlight—Over 180 students from several Tucson area high schools recently learned about financial literacy and home ownership this fall from members of the Tucson Association of REALTORS® Housing Opportunities Committee as part of their “From High School to Homeownership - The Four Key Financial Steps” Program. ...


Plan Now for Success in the New Year

A critical component to business success in the new year is gaining insight through reflection and analysis. In order to move forward in a strategic manner, it is important to pause and review what and who defined your success in 2012. Those details will offer insight into what pillars of ...


It’s Write a Business Plan Month: How to Include Your Marketing Strategy

December is National Write a Business Plan Month - so designated to encourage unhappy employees to become their own satisfied bosses. Whether your goal is to own your own business, become a consultant, a speaker or an author, you'll need to ...


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