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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. ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Announces Program with Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC has announced the launch of an exclusive program with global design icon Giorgio Armani’s furnishings and interior design brand, Armani/Casa, to promote its services among Sotheby’s International Realty® clients. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Announces Partnership with Glen Arden

Dan Rand, Director of Strategic Growth of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, announced recently that his firm has been selected as the strategic marketing partner for units in Glen Arden, one of the Hudson Valley’s premier Continuing Care Retirement Communities. ...


January Home Prices Rise 0.3 Percent

The latest FNC Residential Price Index® (RPI) indicates that U.S. property values continued to recover through January—the 11th consecutive month of rising prices. Despite the uneven pace of price gains across different geographical markets, there are clear signs that the housing ...


MBA Applauds Bill to Clarify Points and Fees Calculation for Qualified Mortgage Rule

Debra W. Still, CMB, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), applauded H.R. 1077, the Consumer Mortgage Choice Act, introduced earlier in March in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI). The bipartisan bill would modify the definition of points and fees in the Dodd-Frank Act’s Ability ...


Hoby Hanna Named to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Board

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named Howard W. (Hoby) Hanna IV to its board of directors. Hanna is president of Howard Hanna Ohio, a division of Pittsburgh-based Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the fourth largest real estate brokerage in the country, with 144 offices and 4,700 associates ...


In New York, Confidence Ticks Up

Regional Spotlight--According to a monthly survey of real estate brokers by The Real Estate Board of New York, brokers remained confident in the market in February 2013, with increased confidence indexes for both the residential and commercial markets compared to last month. The Real Estate Market Overall Confidence Index for ...


Laying the Groundwork for Successful REO Transactions

The real estate market has turned the corner. Am I being overly optimistic? I don’t think so. The signs and economists are saying that barring unforeseen calamities or further limitations on available mortgage credit, the housing market will continue to gain momentum into 2014. ...


Pocket Listings: Helpful or Harmful?

Pocket listings—listings sold outside of the MLS—are gaining heat inside the real estate industry. Far from a new concept, they are one of real estate’s biggest in-house controversies, with professionals from across the country taking different stances as to whether or not they help or hinder the market. ...


What’s for Free Lunch Today?

It’s been a long time since the original “free lunch” prompted economists to remind us there’s no such thing as one. Saloon patrons in the late 19th century were often treated to a free meal in exchange for a drink. In ...


In Focus with BH&G: Agent of Change: A Conversation with Power Broker Miguel Berger

Editorial note: Watch for ‘In Focus with BH&G’ as a new monthly column to appear the first Tuesday of each month. ...


Documentary Co-Produced by Broker Exposes Foreclosure Devastation in Low-Income Hispanic Neighborhood

The new documentary Home exposes the decline and devastation of the foreclosure crisis in the west Phoenix neighborhood of Maryvale. Filmmaker Gail Buck, founder of the nonprofit Project Maryvale, a community activist and one of the state’s leading real ...


Hot Property: Cartoonist Exiting from the Frame

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed has listed his mountainside retreat in Santa Barbara for $4.95 million. ...


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