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REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2013 Volunteering Works Program

REALTORS® work hard to improve communities, often sacrificing their own time and energy for those who are less fortunate. For the past five years, REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society has helped REALTORS® grow and develop their charitable efforts through the Volunteering Works Program. The program, which matches REALTORS® who want ...


Hot Property: ‘American Idol’ Winner David Cook Gets out of His Kitchen

(MCT)—“American Idol” winner David Cook has sold his house in the Hollywood Hills for $1.365 million. ...


REALTOR.com® Highlighted in Joint NAR/Google Study

NAR PULSE—A recent study from NAR and Google examining the connection between consumer Internet use and online home search and shopping patterns shows the value of REALTOR.com® in the home search process. According to the 2012 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, multiple listing service websites and REALTOR.com® were ...


Builders Target Families with Multiple Generations under One Roof

(MCT)—Viewed from the street, the single-family home at the entrance to Lennar’s Traditions at Bella Casa community looks just like any of the homebuilder’s other models. ...


Study Shows More People Use Internet to Research Homes for Sale

Real estate-related searches on Google.com have grown 253 percent over the past four years, according to a joint study from the National Association of REALTORS® and Google. ...


5 Reasons Why Short Sales Can Grow Your Business

Short sales continue to play a part in the real estate landscape and sources show that this niche will thrive well into 2013. Even though short sales can be difficult to close, there are many reasons why they should be a part of your main business strategy with a specific ...


Is Your Association Business Model What You Need to Compete?

Our association business models for the most part are similar. The National Association of REALTORS® provides guidance in its Models Document which delineates three different Management Models. They differ in a number of ways, including the concept of the role of the volunteer in the decision making process. NAR refers ...


Lessons Learned from 100 Percent Made-in-USA House

(MCT)—From the South Florida rock in its concrete slab to the roof trusses milled in Yulee, Fla., Greg and Jennifer Gent’s new house may be the only one in Central Florida built entirely with U.S.-made products. ...


Americans Continue to Expect Growth in Home Prices

Consumer confidence in the housing sector grew last month, marked by continued positive attitudes toward home price, rental price, and mortgage rate expectations, according to Fannie Mae’s December National Housing Survey results. ...


Smart Tech: Coldwell Banker Releases Interactive Mobile App

Recently, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced the launch of its new mobile application, complete with key features that produce a unique, user-friendly interface for ease of functionality and an enhanced domestic and international home search experience. The new Coldwell Banker® application for AndroidTM and iPhoneTM smartphones is available for ...


Fiscal Cliff Avoided: What it Means for Housing and Home Builders

The fiscal cliff, an economically damaging set of tax hikes and spending reductions scheduled to begin in 2013, has been avoided (for now) and that is good news for housing in the short-run. ...


3 Tips to Ignite Your Recruiting Efforts in the New Year

A successful company relies heavily on the competence and effectiveness of its people. As an owner or manager hiring the right people falls squarely on your shoulders. Unfortunately for most, sifting through resumes, scheduling interviews and working to find the ...


Staying on Our Toes in 2013

Over the course of my career, I’ve learned that we need to continually ask ourselves: What can I do better in the future? In the wake of a successful year, or a less-than-stellar period, you can’t rest on your laurels. The market is changing; our customers are changing; and we, ...


Latest Study Shows Average Buyer Expected to Stay in a Home 13 Years

A recent article published by NAHB shows that, based on a long-run calculation that averages mobility tendencies over a number of years, the typical buyer of a single-family home can be expected to stay in the home approximately 13 years before moving ...


Marketing Strategies: 5 Things You Need for a Break-Out Year

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