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Sotheby’s International Realty Partners with Mobile Real Estate, LLC to Launch New Website

Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. has announced the launch of its new dedicated mobile website, powered by Mobile Real Estate, LLC. The site, www.sothebyshomes.com, can be accessed through the web browser on any Internet-enabled mobile device as well as through a customized app, which can be installed on the ...


First Quarter Metro Area Home Prices Stabilizing, Sales Up and Inventory Down

Median existing single-family home prices are firming in many metropolitan areas, while improving sales and declining inventory are creating more balanced conditions, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. ...


2012 NAR Member Survey Shows Rising Incomes

The income and business of Realtors® is growing after many years of decline, according to the 2012 National Association of Realtors® Member Profile. ...


New REALTOR.com® TV Channel to Reach 55 Million Households

Realtor.com operator, Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), a leader in online real estate, and RealBizMedia, a leading provider of rich media content delivery for the real estate industry, have announced an agreement to launch the Realtor.com Channel powered by the Home Tour Network, part of the RealBizMedia's group. ...


Opportunity Knocks with Property Management

Many agents across the country are experiencing strong and stable sales. For others, the market is more uncertain. And if the recent economic situation of the last couple of years has taught us anything, it’s reinforced that old adage: ...


As Market Recovers, How Agents Need to Approach e-Marketing

Website? Check. Blog? Check. Facebook page, Twitter handle, YouTube channel - check, check…and check. In today’s market, real estate professionals know that these web-based platforms are all must-haves in order to stay current and cover all potential business-generating bases in ...


Tips to Creating a Successful Social Media Strategy

As a real estate agent, using social media to market and grow your business can seem daunting. However, in today’s online driven world, developing a working strategy to build your social media presence is imperative. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Mobile SEO

If the 331 million mobile users in the U.S. alone were not reason enough for you to go mobile with your website and brand this next reason might just be the motivating factor you need to take action. Google has announced their smartphone Googebot-Mobile. What is this, you ask? Googlebot-Mobile ...


Homes.com Partners with Two Major MLS Organizations

Homes.com, a leading real estate website for consumers and real estate professionals and a division of Dominion Enterprises, has announced two additions to its MLS partnership program. MLSListings (Sunnyvale, Calif.) and the South Broward Board of REALTORS® (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) have each partnered to display their members’ listings on Homes.com ...


Eye on the Economy: Waiting for Stronger Growth

The new year opened with hope that the 3 percent growth rate of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reported for the end of 2011 would lead to stronger job growth and improving housing markets. While January and February offered positive economic ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Announces New Advisory Council

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has announced the new officers and members of its Advisory Council, a leadership group comprised of top business development professionals. Council members share their expertise with the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) management team, mentor other members, and serve as ...


70 Percent of Affluent Homeowners Looking to DIY Projects to Save Money

According to the Summer 2012 Merrill Edge Report, many mass affluent Americans are willing to make short-term sacrifices in order to get their finances in better shape. The report, released on April 26 by Bank of America, explores the financial concerns ...


Builder Confidence in 55+ Housing Market Shows Significant Improvement in First Quarter

Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for single-family homes had a significant increase in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released recently. ...


ZipRealty Strengthens Brokerage Operations with Newly Created Role

ZipRealty, a national real estate brokerage and provider of proprietary technology and comprehensive online marketing tools for the residential real estate brokerage industry, recently announced that Van Davis has joined ZipRealty in the newly created position of president, brokerage operations. Davis will be responsible for overseeing the company’s technology-powered real ...


79 Percent of Refinancing Homeowners Maintain or Reduce Mortgage Debt in First Quarter

Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) released the results of its first quarter refinance analysis showing homeowners who refinance continue to strengthen their fiscal house. ...


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