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The Cutting Edge Your Listings Need

Since the advent of YouTube, video has exploded on both a global and hyperlocal scale. Businesses and industries everywhere have been employing video to promote their services and appeal to their consumers, and rightfully so. The real estate industry is no different; for brokers or agents not using video as ...


NAR’s Code of Ethics Turns 100

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of its Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice this year, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) continues to lead the way by setting REALTORS® apart from other real estate professionals (nonmembers). The first Code of Ethics was ...


Staying Top-of-Mind in a Crowded Real Estate Market

For real estate professional Elizabeth Monarch of RE/MAX Associates, Louisville, Ky., staying in touch with clients is more than just about maintaining a competitive edge. With 62 percent of her business coming from repeat customers and referrals, staying top-of-mind is a vital part of her continued success. With The Personal ...


Real Estate Magazine Hot Topic Winner: Pocket Listings-Helpful or Hurtful?

Near the end of 2012, we put out a call to our readers, asking them for the most prevalent real estate topics they want covered in the New Year. This ‘Hot Topics’ contest ran into the first week of January, and we ...


Top 10 Predictions for Housing in 2013

The national housing market made a strong rebound in 2012 and that positive trend is expected to continue in the New Year, according to RE/MAX Co-Founder and Chairman Dave Liniger. His 2013 Top 10 Predictions are revealed in a video presentation released recently. ...


Second Century Ventures Brings Cloud Computing to REALTORS®

The National Association of REALTORS®’ venture capital fund Second Century Ventures has become a strategic investor in Symform, a distributed cloud backup service. ...


HSA Home Warranty Helps Agents Stay Stress Free and Tech Savvy

HSA Home Warranty—a home warranty company offering comprehensive plans to buyers and sellers—has been providing home warranties and services for the past 28 years. But on top of the security an HSA home warranty affords homeowners, HSA works to provide assistance to real estate professionals by offering partnerships in which ...


Coldwell Banker Premier Realty Expands with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Desert Properties

Senior Management of Coldwell Banker Premier Realty announced the acquisition of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Desert Properties to expand the Coldwell Banker brand in southern Nevada. ...


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, ...


REach™ Program Mentors Best and Brightest in Tech to Buoy $1 Trillion Real Estate Market

The National Association of REALTORS®, along with Second Century Ventures, recently announced BombBomb, a video email marketing platform, as the first company selected for its REach™ accelerator program. ...


Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate Strengthens Leadership Team to Meet Market Demands in Portland, Las Vegas and the East Coast

Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate, LLC recently announced three key management changes specifically geared toward strengthening the company’s leadership and supporting its growth in the real estate marketplace. The company has named Larry White vice president of East Coast operations; promoted Charles J. Turner to assistant vice president, broker/manager of ...


Rand on Real Estate: Mixed Messages from the Housing Market Data

The business media is beginning to take housing market analysis seriously. The FOX Business Network is introducing another new housing segment called "Number Crunch," which will attempt to make sense of all the crazy housing numbers that get released every month. ...


Silicon Valley December Inventory: How Low Can It Go?

Regional Spotlight—MLSListings, a full spectrum MLS service organization that provides industry leading MLS services and technology to real estate professionals in California, has announced that Silicon Valley single family inventory continues its drop from December 2011 levels with Santa Clara County down 57 percent and San Mateo County following closely ...


Realogy Charitable Foundation Donates Over $188,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global provider of real estate services, announced that the Realogy Charitable Foundation donated $188,800 to 92 Realogy employees and Realogy brand-affiliated brokers/agents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, as well as to the American Red Cross. ...


Home Prices Up 0.3 percent in November; Price Increase Expected to Continue

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows that the recovery of U.S. property values has continued through November—the ninth consecutive month of price gains driven largely by rising homes sales and moderate economic growth. ...


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