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Market Leader Partnership Achieves Impressive Productivity Gains with eEdge Platform

Market Leader announced this week that its partnership with Keller Williams Realty has contributed significantly to impressive productivity gains for the franchise in the past year. ...


Working Together, Instilling Confidence in Homeownership

As housing markets across the country show signs of improvement, instilling confidence in the benefits of homeownership is still not an easy task. ...


Delinquencies and Foreclosures Resume Downward Trend in Third Quarter

The Mortgage Bankers Association reported the seasonally adjusted delinquency rate fell 18 basis points during the third quarter of 2012 to 7.4 percent, erasing the 18 basis point increase from the previous quarter. ...


Boston Globe Names RE/MAX Leading Edge as a Top Place to Work

RE/MAX Leading Edge, with offices in Arlington, Newton, Winchester and Watertown, was named to the 2012 Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work issue. Companies were ranked by size and RE/MAX Leading Edge was ranked number three out of 40 in the medium-sized company category. In 2011, RE/MAX Leading Edge was ...


ERA Real Estate Welcomes L.A.R.E Network in Los Angeles

ERA Real Estate, a global franchising leader, recently announced the affiliation of L.A.R.E. Network in Los Angeles County. Based in Montebello, Calif. the firm is one of the regions’ highest producing bilingual brokerages serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties. With this announcement, the company will now do business as L.A.R.E. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Executive Appointed to ASTD Forum’s Advisory Group

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced that Dr. Christina Murphy, senior director of learning and development for the company, has been appointed to the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) Forum’s Advisory Group (AG). CENTURY 21 Real Estate was the first real estate company to be invited to ...


Marketing Strategies: Are You a Salesperson or Are You a Service Person?

When you are doing your real estate business, do you feel more like a "salesperson" or more like a “service person”? What do you think the difference is for your business? Do you think it makes any difference at all? ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Money’s in Mobile

I have made the point over the past couple months that our mobile devices have taken over as the primary consumer search tool for most of us and will take over for the rest of us in the near future. Yes, many still have a desktop computer which we use ...


How You Can ‘Be Better’ with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate

As a world-class brand, we at Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate strive to be an industry leader by providing our network of over 7,500 real estate professionals with the innovative tools necessary to not just succeed, but thrive by ...


National Association of REALTORS® Announces First-Ever Strategic Technology Accelerator, REach™

The National Association of REALTORS® is announcing REach™ , a new type of Accelerator program developed to introduce innovative technology companies to the real estate marketplace. REach™ is being developed through NAR’s strategic venture arm, Second Century Ventures. ...


NAR Exec Janet Branton Receives Prestigious ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award

RE/MAX, LLC and RISMedia honored Janet Branton, senior vice president of the National Association of REALTORS® for Global Business and Alliances, with the sixth annual “On the Shoulders of Giants” award during RISMedia’s 17th Annual Power Broker Dinner held in ...


The Black Friday Bargain: Start Planning the Home Remodel of Your Dreams

With the holidays (and associated chaos) fast approaching, you probably aren’t putting much thought into home improvement—except, perhaps, to grumble about the fact that you’ll have to cook another Thanksgiving meal in your outdated kitchen, or to wish that you ...


FHA Issues Annual Financial Status Report to Congress

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released its annual report to Congress on the financial condition of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund. In reporting on findings of the independent actuarial study, HUD indicates that while FHA continues to be impacted by ...


Gifting Your Children Their First Home Could Be the Best Holiday Present This Year

Mike Mondello isn’t just a real estate agent. He’s also a parent. And as a parent, he wants the best for his children. That might include helping them buy their first homes. ...


Growing Your Business through Education

Knowledge is power. By expanding your real estate knowledge and keeping at the forefront of what’s next, you and your agents will stand apart from the crowd in today’s competitive marketplace. NAR offers extensive resources to help you continue to ...


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