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PCMS Personnel Holds Presence at 2013 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference

Currently, PCMS is attending the 2013 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference. The event is being held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas through February 28. ...


January Existing-Home Sales Hold with Steady Price Gains, Seller’s Market Developing

Existing-home sales edged up in January, while a seller's market is developing and home prices continue to rise steadily above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Sales rose in every region but the West, which is the region ...


Nationwide Housing Affordability Increases at Year-End 2012

Exceptionally low interest rates helped ensure a slight gain in nationwide housing affordability amid relatively stable house prices in the final quarter of 2012, according to the National Association of Home Builders Index (HOI), released recently. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference Week Draws Record Crowds

Nearly 2,000 top real estate professionals from 17 countries are gathered this week for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference Week at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Collectively, those in attendance represent more home sales than any real estate network, selling more than 924,000 homes in 2011 ...


Housing Starts Down on Typical Multifamily Volatility; Permits Hit Four-Year High

Due to a double-digit dip on the typically volatile multifamily side, nationwide housing starts declined 8.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 890,000 units in January, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, issuance of permits for new-home construction rose 1.8 percent ...


Over $45 Billion in Relief from National Mortgage Settlement

The nation’s largest mortgage servicers have distributed $45.83 billion in direct relief to over 550,000 homeowners, or roughly $82,000 per homeowner as part of the National Mortgage Settlement, according to a progress report released today by independent settlement monitor Joseph A. Smith of the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight. Almost ...


White Plains REALTOR® J.P. Endres Fein Inaugurated as NYSAR President-elect

J.P. Endres Fein, GRI, of White Plains took the oath of office Monday, February 11, as the 2013 president-elect of the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR). The association’s inauguration ceremony was held in conjunction with its business meetings at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, NY. ...


RE/MAX of New England January Monthly Housing Report

Regional spotlight—For potential sellers living in New England, the market forecast shows that they should consider listing their homes now, instead of waiting for spring, because of the increased demand for inventory. That’s according to the RE/MAX of New England January Monthly Housing Report. ...


Survey Shows Century 21 Real Estate Is ‘Most Respected’ Brand in Industry

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world's largest real estate sales organizations, has announced the results of a third-party survey that shows consumers identified the CENTURY 21 brand as the "most respected in the industry." CENTURY 21 maintained its lead in brand awareness among consumers ...


Peter F. Hunt Named to Business First Power 200

Peter F. Hunt, president and CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corporation, has been named one of Buffalo’s most influential people, according to a recent report by Buffalo Business First. The Power 200 is a diverse list of business, political and sports leaders, and serves to recognize people of power and ...


Take the Survey Yet? There’s Still Time

As the real estate market moves further into recovery mode, leading real estate firms from around the country are seizing the opportunity to document their business growth by completing RISMedia’s 25th Annual Power Broker Survey. Due to the overwhelming survey response, ...


3 Keys to Building Customer Loyalty

What matters most to clients is constantly evolving and has changed exponentially over the last several years. In order to keep up, meet clients’ needs with intention and build customer loyalty, real estate professionals must create differentiation. ...


Looking for a Way to Keep Prospects Warm?

Realtor.com® Business Beat—Not every prospective customer you meet will be ready to close right away. When you are collecting dozens of new prospects each month it can be a daunting task to stay in touch with every one of them. ...


Real Estate Professionals’ Opinions Sought in Lending Survey – Participants Can Win an iPad Mini

Over time, all industries change, some faster than others. The mortgage industry, in particular, has gone through enormous change and consolidation over the past five years. However, it hasn’t changed drastically enough if you ask Elevation Home Loans. Their goal is to create a new way to originate and process ...


Coldwell Banker Heroes’ Charitable Recognition Program Raises $4.7 Million for Local Charities

Coldwell Banker Heroes, the Coldwell Banker brand’s charitable recognition program, recorded donations of more than $4.7 million and 45,000 volunteer hours to local charities in its inaugural year. Coldwell Banker Heroes tracks the value of goods, services, dollars and time donated to charitable organizations by individual brokers, agents and staff ...


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