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It’s Crunch-Time for CFPB Compliance

While the new October 3 effective date has given brokers and agents a little more breathing room, there is still a lot to be done in order to prepare for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) new Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms, ...


Listing a Fixer-Upper: When Clients May Need a General Contractor

When you've listed a property in need of minor cosmetic TLC, you can help potential buyers envision a new coat of paint or additions to the landscape fairly easily. Such inexpensive changes can usually be done by homeowners themselves, but it's a different story when a property needs several repairs ...


Consumers Voice Optimistic Outlook in June Indexes

Consumer sentiment and consumer confidence are two indexes showing consumers’ perceptions of current business, income and employment conditions, as well as their expectations for the future’s economy. ...


Gains Continue to Decline through Summer Buying Season

Data through June confirms projections that 2015 would be a “non-growth” year for housing, according to Clear Capital’s recently released Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report reporting on data through June 2015. ...


Stewart Title Promotes Goodenough to Group Sales Manager of Direct Operations

Stewart Title® announced the promotion of Mick Goodenough to group sales manager of Stewart Title Direct Operations. ...


Inventory: Where Do We Stand Now?

While an improving job market and continuing low interest rates have sent consumer confidence soaring, and research tells us that pending home sales in all four major regions rose this spring, stubbornly tight inventory continues to stymie the market’s full potential. What can ...


Power Teams: A Team Approach to Listing Success

As the old saying goes, it takes an army, and running a successful real estate business is not immune to this sage idiom. In the following interview, Joe Frazzano with J. Rockcliff REALTORS® offers words of wisdom on profitability, technology and teamwork. ...


All-Cash Share of U.S. Home Purchases Drops to Lowest Level Since 2009

RealtyTrac® recently released its May 2015 U.S. Home & Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows 24.6 percent of all single family home and condo sales in May were all-cash purchases, down from 28.5 percent in the previous month and down ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Supports Wreaths Across America

The real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty are raising money in support of “Wreaths Across America,” a national charity dedicated to remembering and honoring fallen veterans. ...


Trulia Executive Joins Broker Public Portal Board of Managers

In the wake of the Broker Public Portal’s first board meeting comes the announcement that Alon Chaver, former Vice President of Industry Services at Trulia, has agreed to join the company’s Board of Managers. The governance of the LLC allows the Board ...


Engel & Völkers Arrives in Quebec with First Shop in Montreal

“Engel & Völkers reputation as a provider of premium offerings and unique services is well-regarded internationally, so it is critical that our first partnership in Montreal aligns with a team who shares the same philosophy for exceptional client service,” says Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “McGill’s ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Expands Market Presence in Sarasota County

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty’ President and C.E.O., Rei L. Mesa announced the opening of the company’s third full service branch sales office in the Sarasota Market – Palmer Ranch.  The new office is located at 7231 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fla. ...


Home Price Gains Ease in April

S&P Dow Jones Indices recently released the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released for April 2015 show that home prices continued ...


Get What You Need and Get Back to Business with the All-New REALTOR® Store

NAR PULSE—NAR’s REALTOR® Store has been completely redesigned from check-in to check-out to help you and your agents get all you need to succeed. New features include a faster, single-step check-out, product ratings and reviews, and a dynamic responsive design. Browse and buy business boosting brochures, publications, DVDs, reports, digital ...


5 Ways Content Gives Way to More Sales

Despite the continuous cycle that drives housing, there’s one commodity, arguably more valuable than any other, which remains impervious to the ebbs and flows of the market, relentlessly in demand while in an ever-present glut: information. ...


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