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Carrington Real Estate Services Infuses Latest Technology to its Online Agent Support Hub

Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC recently announced the launch of MyFUELCenter, its mobile online resource for agents on the go. Designed to save agents time, increase their productivity and promote business growth through 24/7 access to information, training, support and business tools, MyFUELCenter is enhanced with robust functionality and features ...


Paid Leads vs. Prospecting – It’s Not ‘One Size Fits All’

There has been lively debate on the merits of prospecting for leads versus using a paid lead program. At realtor.com® and Top Producer® we provide both solutions—and what we offer is segmented by where your agents are in their careers. ...


Building for Today

In a conversation with a real estate professional at a recent national convention, I was told an interesting story. This agent was working a builder’s model home one afternoon when a couple in their late 50’s stopped by and spent some time touring the home. ...


Carrington Real Estate Services REfueling Real Estate Careers

Standing out in the real estate market can be tough. In an industry that bears—fair or not—a reputation for being overcrowded and somewhat cookie cutter in nature, achieving a sustainable level of success requires tangible differentiation, a certain amount of boldness, ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers Seeks to Hire Heroes through ‘Veterans to Rep’ Program

The men and women of the United States Armed Forces are some of the most courageous, selfless and honorable individuals in the world. From leadership capabilities and teamwork to multitasking and problem solving, U.S. service members possess unique, carefully honed skills and capabilities that will serve them well outside of ...


Realtor.com® to Provide Comprehensive Commercial Listings

Realtor.com®, operated by Move, Inc., and Xceligent, Inc., recently announced a strategic agreement to launch enhanced commercial search functionality on realtor.com® the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands Network into Idaho

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today announced the addition of the Boise, Idaho-based brokerage 43° North Real Estate to its franchise network. Founded by broker and owner Jeff Martel, the company will now do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43° North and will continue servicing the ...


Home Prices, Sales Increase: Inventory Improves

Low inventory has characterized the housing recovery for several months, but may be finally showing signs of improvement. The number of homes for sale in April inched 1.6 percent higher than the number seen in March, the first monthly increase since June 2010. At the same time, Closed Transactions and ...


The Future of Mortgages

The current trend in real estate has been quite positive. For an extended period of time, we have seen pretty consistent growth in sales and home prices. After years of dealing with poor market conditions, we are all breathing a sigh ...


NAR’s Member Center: New Look, New Name

NAR PULSE—NAR’s Member Guide website and mobile apps have been reorganized and redesigned to better serve you and your agents. Log in today to view benefits and events from your local, state and national associations, access your 2013 membership card and see industry news via RSS feed from REALTOR.org. Plus, ...


Transaction Increase across New England in April

Regional Spotlight—Results from the recent RE/MAX of New England April Monthly Housing Report suggest that we are currently in a seller’s market. This is evident by the fact that both median price and number of homes sold across New England has increased from the same time last year. ...


CENTURY 21 Real Estate Revs Up Its Marketing With Indycar Team Sponsorship

CENTURY 21® New Millennium, a brokerage of Century 21 Real Estate LLC, recently announced that they will take their Smarter. Bolder. Faster.® campaign to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. CENTURY 21 has teamed up with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR) and is the primary sponsor for IZOD IndyCar Series driver Josef ...


Immigration Reform Could Generate $500 Billion in New Real Estate Transactions

If current legislation that creates a path to legalization for 11 million undocumented immigrants is passed, the nation’s Hispanic real estate leaders estimate that it would create a new pool of 3 million homeowners and pump more than $500 billion in ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Announces 2012 Market Statistics

Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced its 2012 sales statistics recently, showing that collectively, network affiliates produced $272 billion in sales in 2012 with over one million transaction sides. This is $65-70 billion more in dollar volume and approximately 20 percent more sides than its closest network ...


Rate Increases Ahead for Some National Flood Insurance Program Policyholders

Changes are coming to the critically important National Flood Insurance Program that could impact real estate transactions and property owners across the country. That's according to experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which manages the government's flood insurance program, who spoke to REALTORS® at the Flood Insurance 101 session ...


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