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New MVP Offer Rewards You with Social Media for REALTORS® Series VIP 4 Pack

NAR PULSE—Earning a free Social Media for REALTORS® Series VIP 4 Pack is simple and educational, thanks to NAR’s MVP program. By signing up for the e-PRO® program, a road map to help you build your business and serve today’s hyper-connected consumers, you earn four easy-to-follow social media e-products. The ...


From the Field: Relocation Directors Support Corporate Clients’ Strategic Policy Needs

Do you know how many of your corporate clients currently relocate employees without formalized or updated mobility guidelines in place? ...


Must-Know Tips for Navigating the Housing Market

June is National Homeownership Month, an annual event that focuses on the long-standing tradition of homeownership serving as a symbol of prosperity and success in the U.S. ...


Industry Insight: Tips for Selling in Today’s Luxury Real Estate Market

There are many encouraging signs that point to a luxury real estate market that is making steady strides toward recovery. Nationwide, we are seeing a trend where inventories are lowering, listings are turning over quicker and more buyers are opting to pay cash. These positive signs make the luxury market ...


Connecticut Scores in April: Home, Condo Sales Rise 25 Percent

Regional Spotlight—Single-family home sales in Connecticut increased more than 25 percent in April compared to the same month a year ago. Median home prices statewide, however, dropped in April, according to The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. ...


Low Mortgage Rates Attracting More Short-term Borrowers

(MCT)—As mortgage rates sink deeper into record territory, homeowners are refinancing into 15-year loans at a pace not seen in a decade, aiming to pay off their debt in time for retirement. ...


E&O War Stories: Loyalty and Honesty Go Hand-in-Hand

Victor O. Schinnerer's "War Stories" are actual claims from company files with the names and some details changed for confidentiality. Here, read about a foreign buyer who sued his agent after his legal residency status resulted in his mortgage company canceling his contract. ...


Niche Marketing for Real Estate Agents: Finding Your Target Audience

Angel is a barber. He works with three other barbers in a local shop. They’re all very good at their job, but folks line up for Angel. He’s got a cadre of dedicated fans who wait longer, passing up the other trio of highly competent barbers just so they can ...


Demand for Foreclosures Triples among Homebuyers

Interest in buying foreclosures has almost tripled among potential home buyers in the past two and half years, and 92.1 percent of those buyers plan to live in them rather than use them as investments, according to a new national survey released today by REALTOR.com. ...


RREIN Broker Spotlights: Leading the Way in New York

With an ever changing marketplace, successful real estate agents know they need to adapt swiftly, or risk getting left behind. In the following interview, RISMedia’s Barbara Pronin interviews Jim Long and Ken Raymond of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties about keeping up with the market, differentiating their company from the competition, ...


SMART Goals Keep You Focused

It’s been said that people who don’t have written goals end up working for people who do. The human mind is, in many ways, very similar to the software in your computer in that it requires detailed programming to make ...


Poke, Buzz, Tweet…but Don’t Forget to Meet!

In my humble opinion, social media is a beautiful vehicle for staying front of mind with consumers and keeping in touch with the people you care about. The problem is, so many agents think they can stop prospecting because social ...


Business Building: Don’t Be Confused by Conflicting Reports—Focus on the Consensus

Housing headlines have led to a lot of head scratching over the past several months. Are prices going up or not? Are sales increasing or not? Has the market reached the bottom or not? ...


Broker Best Practices: Shaping the Future of Real Estate

Not all business models are built the same. John Gall, the president of Nextage Property Solutions, built a unique model in which agents share in each other’s success, therefore providing themselves a more stable income stream. Read on as RISMedia’s ...


Report Showcase: The Seven Deadly Sins of Real Estate Marketing…and How to Avoid Them

Real estate marketing has become more complex than ever and homebuyer and seller expectations continue to change rapidly. To help real estate professionals address these concerns and understand the common mistakes that deflect them from their goals, HomeFinder.com has published ...


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