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Be an MVP by Registering for SRES® Designation by March 31st

NAR PULSE—Register between March 16-31 for NAR’s Seniors Real Estate Specialist® Designation Online Course through REALTOR® University School of Professional Development and Continuing Education and NAR’s MVP program awards a $35 Amazon gift card. This designation helps you and your agents better address the needs of home buyers and sellers ...


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Prudential Georgia Realty

HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, recently announced the acquisition of Prudential Georgia Realty, one of Atlanta’s largest and most respected residential real estate brokerage firms. ...


Houlihan Lawrence Receives Website Quality Certification

Houlihan Lawrence announced recently that it has received the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, which presents the certification to member real estate firms that demonstrate best practices in website design and Internet communications. ...


Coach Real Estate Associates Receives 2012 Affiliate-of-the-Year Award

Christie’s International Real Estate, one of the world’s leading networks of luxury real estate specialists, presented the Affiliate-of-the-Year Award to Coach Real Estate Associates, Inc. of Long Island, New York last month, the company has announced. ...


Early Bird Buyers Try to Beat Tight Inventories

Realtor.com® listing data for February suggest buyers are getting an early start to the 2013 home-buying season, despite the bad weather in many parts of the country and inventories that are still at record lows. Sellers are finally responding to the positive market by replenishing depleted inventories. ...


Tips That Will Immediately Help You Win More Listings and Convert More Buyers – Part 2

In Part 1 of “Winning Listings and Converting Buyers” we discussed some keys to generate qualified leads by integrating your offline and online marketing initiatives. This article focuses on the conversion of those leads. It is ...


Spring Home Buying Season Starts Early According to realtor.com®’s February Trend Data

Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., recently released its February data on the U.S. housing market, offering valuable insight into the latest real estate trends. Realtor.com®’s February 2013 national housing data indicates that listing inventories increased 1.15 percent month-over-month; median age of inventory was at ...


Hot Selling Points: Storage Space and In-Law Suites

Purchasing a home is an important life decision, and many factors can influence the home choices buyers make. ...


Home Selling Season Starts Strong

In February, both home sales and prices rose higher than a year ago. After a decisive housing turnaround in 2012, this year looks to improve on recovering market trends. With data representing 52 metropolitan areas, the February RE/MAX National Housing Report shows home sales 2.3 percent greater than February 2012 ...


Prudential Network Celebrates Top Producers

Prudential Network Realty recently honored more than 60 real estate associates as the company’s top producers during a special invitation-only party at the famed TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. The Top Producers party celebrated the success of the company’s elite Realtors who achieved $4 million or more in closed sales in 2012. ...


HUNT Real Estate ERA Recognized by USAA MoversAdvantage, Cartus Broker Network

Recently, Buffalo, N.Y.-based HUNT Real Estate ERA was recently bestowed multiple awards at the 2013 Cartus Broker Network International Conference, held February 27-March 2 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz, the company announced. HUNT was honored with the 2013 Eagle Award from the USAA MoversAdvantage® program, ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: From Procrastination to Productivity

If you are currently suffering from procrastination, let’s explore why and what you can do about it. ...


3 Tips for Creating an Effective Lead Generation Follow-Up Strategy

In a recent survey by Forbes, it was found that over 71 percent of Internet leads were lost, marked dead or simply thrown out. So how could this happen when a company’s hard-earned money was allocated and budgeted for ...


Eye on the Economy: Low Inventories Driving Permit Growth

While recent economic reports suggest that home building took a pause at the beginning of 2013, leading indicators point to more growth for housing in the months ahead. ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Issues White Paper on “The Emotional Role of Home”

Luxury Portfolio International® has issued a white paper on “The Emotional Role of Home,” created to bring its member firms a clearer understanding of today’s high-net-worth Americans in an effort to best serve this discerning luxury clientele. ...


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