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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Names Nest4Less as Solutions Group Partner

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced recently that Nest4Less has been selected as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, which offers selected business tools to its global network of more than 500 real estate firms. ...


NJBIZ Honors Realogy among 2013 Best Places to Work in New Jersey

Realogy has been named one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in New Jersey by an NJBIZ program that evaluated the company’s practices and surveyed a random sampling of its New Jersey-based employees. The survey and award program identifies, recognizes and honors the top 100 places of employment in ...


Century 21 Affiliated Joins Forces with Century 21 Pro-Team to Become World’s Top Century 21 Franchise

Recently, Century 21 Affiliated announced the merger with Century 21 Pro-Team, and expect the result to be the world’s most productive Century 21 group in 2013. The combined offices of Century 21 Affiliated will represent over 1,100 agents in 47 locations serving Illinois, Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota, and northern Indiana. ...


Highlights from a Conversation with Alex Perriello and Sherry Chris

Alex Perriello, President and CEO of The Realogy Franchise Group joined us at our recent Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate brand conference in Las Vegas and shared insights into the housing market and advice on how real ...


New RE/MAX Design Center: More Mobile, More Social, More Powerful

More than 6,000 top RE/MAX agents and broker-owners gathering for their annual R4 Convention in Las Vegas watched the unveiling of the brand-new RE/MAX design center during the opening General Session. ...


Time to Reality Check the Real Estate Market

Rarely does a day go by that I don’t get asked if this is a good time to buy and/or sell a home. Some people might think that my response is always an emphatic “YES!” because I work in real estate. But in truth, there is no right or wrong ...


FHA Plays Vital Role for American Homeowners, REALTORS® Testify

Since the private mortgage market collapsed, the Federal Housing Administration has played a critical role by helping make mortgage insurance available to millions of qualified home buyers. That is exactly the way Congress designed the mortgage insurance fund to operate when it was established 80 years ago, the National Association ...


January Pending Home Sales Up in All Regions

Pending home sales rose in January, and have been above year-ago levels for the past 21 months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. There were healthy monthly gains in all regions but the West, which is constrained by limited inventory but was slightly improved. ...


The Echo Boom: The Next Generation

Sometimes it takes a 30-year industry veteran to have the clearest vision into the next 30 years of the industry. ...


Robert Allan Paul Joins Top 5 in Real Estate as Top 5 Elite Speaker

Recently, RISMedia and the Top 5 in Real Estate Network have announced a new addition to the Top 5 program: the inclusion of some of the best speakers in the industry coming together to provide better content, better events ...


Business Building: Looking Ahead, Through the Lens of Experience

At our organization’s annual meeting and holiday party in December, I was honored for my 25 years with RE/MAX. This, combined with RE/MAX celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, has made me pause and reflect, more than usual, about what’s happened over the past 25 and 40 years. ...


How to Spot Business Opportunity in Tomorrow’s Economy

Take a moment to consider some of today’s largest, most recognizable companies—“some of them may not be around after the next several years,” says G. Michael Maddock, CEO of Maddock Douglas, a company that advises Fortune 100 players like GE and Wal-Mart. ...


S&P/Case-Shiller: Home Prices Closed Out a Strong 2012

Data through December 2012, released this week by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that all three headline composites ended the year with strong gains. The national composite posted ...


Pat Zaby Joins Top 5 in Real Estate as Top 5 Elite Speaker

Recently, RISMedia and the Top 5 in Real Estate Network have announced a new addition to the Top 5 program: the inclusion of some of the best real estate speakers in the industry coming together to provide better content, better ...


Ohio Finds January Home Sales Highest Since 2007

Regional Spotlight--Central Ohio home sales during the first month of 2013 were the highest for January since 2007 just before the housing market began to feel the effects of the economic recession. The 1,374 closings exceeds the previous year by 20.4 percent (1,141) according to the Columbus Board of REALTORS®. ...


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