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RE/MAX Now More than 100,000 Agents Strong

Global real estate franchisor, RE/MAX now counts over 100,000 agents in its network, the company has announced. Ending 2014 with 98,010 agents worldwide, RE/MAX attracted more than 2,000 agents in just the first few months of 2015 to reach this significant milestone. ...


The ‘State’ of REO at Slight Increase

The proportion of short sales and REO (Real Estate Owned) sales nationally rose 2.2 percentage points in Q1 2015, according to Clear Capital’s recently released Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report, with data through March 2015. The nation has not observed an increase this ...


Celebrate Fair Housing Month with NAR’s AHWD and MVP

NAR PULSE—Now is the time to purchase the Online At Home With Diversity® certification! Let clients know your agents are capable of working effectively with—and within—a rapidly changing multicultural market with this certification. Knowing how to transact business in culturally competent ways ...


The Answers to Your 10 Biggest Questions about Tax Audits

(TNS)—The very mention of a tax audit can conjure dread in the heart of even the most diligent, honest taxpayer. The perception is that, without warning, a knock at the front door of your home or office could bring with it a team ...


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Agent Roh Habibi to Star in TV Series ‘Million Dollar Listing San Francisco’

The Bravo network announced today that Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent Roh Habibi, who works in the San Francisco Pacific Heights office, will be starring in its new television series, "Million Dollar Listing San Francisco," debuting this July. ...


Erica Campbell Byrum to Be Panelist and Judge at Interface Student Housing Conference 2015

ForRentUniversity.com® (FRU), a subsidiary of For Rent Media Solutions™ (FRMS), is specifically targeted to off-campus housing, connecting apartment communities that are located near colleges and universities with the student demographic. This includes undergraduates, graduate students, international students, faculty and staff. FRU has announced its sponsorship of the seventh annual...


Engel & Völkers New York City Partners With Emerging Tech Startup AddressReport

The New York City (NYC) brokerage of international real estate firm Engel & Völkers (E&V NYC) recently announced a strategic partnership with AddressReport, a real estate data website that scans millions of public records to present unbiased information about residential real estate in NYC. Through AddressReport’s elegant and mobile-friendly interface, potential buyers and ...


RealtyTrac Adds Internet Veteran Michael Sawtell as EVP/GM of Consumer Solutions

RealtyTrac® recently announced that 20+ year industry veteran Michael Sawtell has joined the company as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Solutions.  In this role, Michael is tasked with expanding the company’s suite of consumer products while increasing consumer awareness and demand. ...


Record-Setting Number of Multiple Listing Services Sign Direct Agreements with Zillow Group in Past Week

Zillow Group recently announced that Zillow® and Trulia® have signed a record-setting 32 new agreements with multiple listing services in the past week, including two of the nation’s largest MLSs; Georgia-based First Multiple Listing Service and Washington D.C.-based Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. ...


NAHB Updates Local Impact of Home Building Numbers

A recent Eye on Housing post reported on NAHB’s 800th customized local impact study. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Honored at BHHS Revolution Sales Convention

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty was recognized as a Top 25 affiliate in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network at the Revolution sales convention in Las Vegas. The Northeast Florida real estate firm ranks No. 23 nationally from among more than 1,100 offices in 47 states. ...


Diane M. Ramirez Elected to Board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Diane M. Ramirez, chief executive officer of Halstead Property, has been elected to the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Board of Directors. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) is a global network of 500+ market-leading real estate firms ...


Annual Home Appreciation Slows in 65 Percent of Major Metros

RealtyTrac® recently released a February 2015 Home Price Appreciation Analysis which found that annual home price appreciation in February slowed compared to annual home price appreciation a year ago in 60 of the 92 metros analyzed with a population of 500,000 or more ...


RESPA/TILA Integration Remains a Learning Experience

Over the last several months, NAR has been conducting webinars and educational sessions, as well as participating in several industry forums, to educate real estate professionals on the upcoming RESPA/TILA integration. Through this outreach, it is clear that the RESPA/TILA integration is going ...


Prospecting for Gold

Prospecting for new buyer clients is an important and ongoing process for even the most established firms. Here are some tips to consider if your leads aren’t where they should be: ...


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