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Digital Real Estate: What is The Perfect Storm?

Technology has literally changed the face of the real estate world in recent years. ...


REtrends: The Latest News and Trends for Real Estate Pros

According to a 2011 year-end survey of 1,000 RE/MAX real estate agents, housing’s vital signs are gaining strength. The majority of RE/MAX agents surveyed say housing prices will stay the same or increase in 2012. Read more on this insightful survey and about some of the latest news and tech ...


List of Improving Housing Markets Expands to Nearly 100

The list of housing markets showing measurable improvement expanded by 29 metros in February to include a total of 98 entries on the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), released recently. Thirty-six states are now represented ...


REALTOR® University Granted Approval to Offer Master of Real Estate Degree Program

REALTOR® University now offers a Master of Real Estate degree for real estate professionals who are interested in expanding their education to advance their career and improve their business. ...


CoreLogic® Reports 24 Percent Decrease in Foreclosures

CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a provider of information, analytics and business services, has released its first national Foreclosure Report, which provides monthly data on completed foreclosures, foreclosure inventory and 90+ delinquency rates. Completed foreclosures for all of 2011 totaled 830,000 compared with 1.1 million in 2010. In December 2011 there was ...


Howard Hanna Reports Record Sales in 2011

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services recently reported record home sales for 2011 through its 134 offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and West Virginia. This marks the 9th straight year Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has increased sales units and volume. ...


Builder Confidence for the 55+ Housing Market Ends Fourth Quarter on an Upswing

Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for single-family homes rose four points to 18 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). ...


RREIN Broker Spotlights: A Passion for Excellence

“Agents must continually be sharpening their skills in order to be more current and knowledgeable than their competitors,” says Tracy Hutton, President of Century 21 Scheetz. In the following interview, RISMedia Columnist Barbara Pronin talks with Hutton and Mick Scheetz, Broker/Owner, about what their company is doing to stay ahead, ...


What’s New from NAR

NAR Pulse—This week’s headlines: ...


What Every New Agent Needs Right Out of the Gate

If you’re a new agent just getting started in the real estate industry, the following elements are crucial as you set yourself up to hit the ground running. ...


Give Your Listing Presentations the Edge in 2012

REALTOR.com® Business Beat—Give yourself a competitive edge this year with a 2012 listing presentation that shows why, where and how you market your listings online. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty Expands into Northern New Jersey

Family-owned and operated brokerage, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty, has announced its expansion into northern New Jersey with the acquisition of Preakness Realty. This strategic business decision by both brokerages will add two offices and 50 agents, including two of New Jersey’s top producers, to the Rand’s ...


The Real Estate Book Helps Agents Go Mobile

With more and more consumers relying on mobile devices for local information, real estate professionals can no longer ignore this increasingly important channel when marketing properties. To help extend its customers’ reach to homebuyers on the go, The Real Estate Book / RealEstateBook.com, a leading publisher of real estate information ...


Obama Moves Forward with Foreclosure Prevention

Last Wednesday, February 1, President Obama announced the details of a plan to help homeowners refinance their mortgages in hopes of bolstering the housing market. ...


Rand on Real Estate: Disaster on the Horizon

The federal government is planning a major new initiative to convert foreclosures into rentals. But as Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica and host of Rand on Real Estate on WABC Radio in N.Y. explains, we need to be very careful and watch this closely. It ...


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