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J. Rockcliff REALTORS® Names Danville as the Company’s ‘Office of the Year’

J. Rockcliff REALTORS®, a premier residential real estate company in the San Francisco East Bay and member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), announced that the company has bestowed the “Office of the Year” award on the company’s Danville office. The annual award recognizes outstanding achievement in year-over-year growth ...


Earn CE Credit and Learn How Consumers Research Online with New RPR Course!

NAR Pulse—Take the new course REALTORS Property Resource™ (RPR™): Real-Time Data, Market Knowledge, Informed Consumers, and explore automated valuation models (AVMs) that may influence consumers’ online real estate research efforts, and learn how to leverage the full analytical power of RPR™ in listing presentations and buyer counseling sessions. ...


Real Estate Agents “Go Digital” to Reach Consumers

While consumers are rapidly moving to digital channels to find a home today, real estate agents—many of whom historically lagged moving to new marketing technologies—are catching up, reaching buyers and sellers through these new channels with more digitally based marketing tools than ever before, according to new data released by ...


I’m In Real Estate and I Love This Business!

Real estate is always changing; it is challenging and it is fun. Having the right attitude could be the difference between success and failure this year. We are often faced with opportunities to help people. They come to us as trusted advisors and the way we respond to even the ...


New Property Listing Portal Maximizes Consumer Experience

Recently, Real Estate Digital (RED) announced the launch of the newly designed broker website and technology platform the company developed for RE/MAX Alliance in Colorado. Both consumer-facing website and agent-centric portal, the new solution (www.homesincolorado.com) is focused on ...


Marketing Strategies: Easy Ways to Turn a Scarcity Mindset into a Prosperity Mindset

What do you do when you notice a gap between where you are and where you want to be? If you’re like most people, you probably dwell on what isn’t happening. You might start saying things to yourself like: ...


Housing High Point: Pending Sales of Existing Homes Up to Nearly Two-Year High

(MCT)—More Americans are signing contracts to buy existing homes than at any time in nearly two years, boosting the housing industry’s slow recovery, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ index of pending home sales. ...


Realogy Looks Back on Flat 2011; Predicts 2012 Home Sales to Increase

Realogy Corporation, a global leader in real estate and relocation services, recently reported flat results for the year ending December 31, 2011. ...


What Are You Selling?

When I ask sales reps to boil down the entire "selling process" into a one word answer, I get a wide variety of interesting responses such as service, education, or consulting. Seldom do I get the answer that I'm expecting ...


REALTOR® Magazine Seeking Nominations for Annual Good Neighbor Awards

REALTORS® work hard to help people buy and sell homes, while also dedicating their time and efforts to improve the quality of life in communities across the country. The National Association of REALTORS® recognizes these REALTORS® who devote themselves to volunteer service through REALTOR® Magazine's Good Neighbor Awards, which is ...


Warren Buffett Is Betting on Housing

(MCT)—The U.S. housing market disappointed Warren Buffett last year, but he hasn’t given up hope. ...


Foreclosure Homes Account for 24 Percent of All U.S. Residential Sales

RealtyTrac®, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, recently released its Q4 and Year-End 2011 U.S. Foreclosure Sales Report™, which shows that sales of homes that were in some stage of foreclosure or bank owned accounted for 24 percent of all U.S. residential sales during the fourth quarter—up from 20 ...


Renting vs. Buying: It’s All about Finances

(MCT)—Renters often hear jeers that they’re paying somebody else’s mortgage. ...


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Can You Work with Foreign Buyers?

COMMENTARY—Domestic American buyers today are too few or can’t afford the current housing market. International buyers often have greater buying power, and their numbers are growing rapidly. ...


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