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How Regional Real Estate Leaders are Capturing Business in the Recovery

Nationally speaking, the real estate recovery has taken a firm hold, to the point of inventory shortages and bidding wars in many locations across the country. However, regional scenarios vary greatly, demonstrating unique market trends that must be tapped in order to ...


Despite Economic Woes, Housing Continues to Recover: Report

Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for October showing that the federal government shutdown, debt ceiling issues, and the slowing economy -- including the severely depressed level of new home construction -- are slowing the housing recovery ...


NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Steve Young to Headline RISMedia’s Power Broker Dinner

RISMedia is pleased to announce that NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young will be this year’s special celebrity guest speaker at the company’s annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner honoring the nation’s top 500 brokerage firms. The event will take ...


The Key Ingredient to Real Estate Success

The keys to success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability. - Simon Mainwaring ...


Industry Leaders Align for Power Strategy Session at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

Revenue-generating trends, profitability success strategies to be discussed by top real estate execs Nov. 8th in San Francisco ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Business Planning 2014 – Getting It Right

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Jeff Barnett, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Need a Boost? Give these Sales and Marketing Webinars a Try

NAR PULSE--Searching for ideas to give your business a jump? The upcoming Sales and Marketing Webinar Summit offered on Oct. 17 will teach you how to attract clients using video on your iPad, harness the power of photo marketing using Pinterest ...


Turning Point for Housing Market? Key Drivers Shift from Supply to Demand

Rising inventory, slow-and-steady price increases signal healthier outlook in most markets ...


ICBA Statement: CFPB Should Expand on Mortgage Rule Accommodations

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) released this statement following the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) release of finalized amendments and clarifications to the comprehensive mortgage rules it released in January. ...


Mortgage Returns Launches Business Analysis Reports for Mortgage Originators’ Marketing Departments

Mortgage Returns, a provider of CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, announced the company has launched its Business Analysis Reports, an in-depth report giving mortgage originators’ marketing departments information on production statistics, marketing ROI, customer retention and loan officer performance that can be used to increase ...


Amid Falling Foreclosure Rates and Rising Prices, Trade-Up Buyers Are Coming Back

With foreclosure sales in rapid decline nationwide and in high demand in many fast-rising markets, a report released this week by mortgage technology company FNC indicates that housing demand by trade-up buyers is rising as the home equity available to these ...


How to Make Your Visualizations a Reality

"Visualize your success" is something we hear a lot of these days. However, we don't always know how to make our visualizations powerful enough so that they become a reality. ...


Refinance Volume Down Slightly in Second Quarter

The total volume of home refinances decreased slightly in the second quarter of 2013 and refinances through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) also declined somewhat, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Second Quarter 2013 Refinance Report. Total refinance volume was just below 1.3 million while HARP refinances stood ...


Do’s and Don’ts of Powerful Listing Presentations

As today’s real estate industry continues to become more cut-throat, real estate professionals are re-evaluating their marketing tactics to set themselves apart from the competition. Let’s face it; a buyer or seller’s first impression of you weighs heavily on their decision ...


HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in July

Sales of new single-family houses in July 2013 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 394,000, according to estimates released jointly this past week by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Census Bureau. ...


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