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NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Save up to 48% on printers from Xerox, get 3600 customer service ideas, and growth expected in commercial markets in 2012. ...


Inside Track: British Architect, Publisher Buy Obama Vineyard Rental

(MCT)—The British architect who designed Wembley Stadium and his wife, a publishing magnate, are the new owners of President Obama's summer retreat, Blue Heron Farm on the Vineyard. ...


Three Quarters of Owners Continue to Overvalue

Despite survey after survey showing that consumers expect home prices to continue to decline next year, most home owners still believe their houses are worth more than what their agents recommend. ...


NAR: Legislative and Regulatory Recap

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) is the leading advocate regarding federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry and homeowners. NAR’s efforts drove these accomplishments in 2011: ...


Marketing Messaging: Are You Positioned to Seize the Opportunity?

A few weeks back, Jerry Richardson, owner of the Carolina Panthers of the NFL, showed up at the parking lot where we were tailgating before the game. A group quickly formed around him to talk and get autographs. I looked ...


Facebook: A Social Media Pioneer

According to a recent report by eMarketer, one form of social media leads all others when it comes to small business marketing, and that includes exposure for corporate videos. Citing a survey by Constant Contact, the report revealed that Facebook ...


The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Introducing Moe Veissi: NAR President 2012

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Charlie Oppler, NAR’s Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: ‘Tis the Season to Be Mobile

This year’s holiday season is primed to be the most mobile yet and this is a trend that is sure to continue for years to come. As tradition has it, the Monday after Thanksgiving is normally referred to as ‘Cyber ...


Top Women in Mortgage Named: Fox & Roach/Trident LP Congratulates Frances Martinez Myers

Fox & Roach/Trident LP has announced that Frances Martinez Myers was recently named one of top 10 women in the mortgage and housing industry by The Five Star Institute, a mortgage industry group. ...


Increasing Marketing Prowess

As many advanced brokers and agents know, there is more to being successful in real estate than just closing the deal. With technology being so crucial to the industry (and world) today, effective brokerages understand the importance of offering only the finest tools to assist their agents with client relationship ...


Broker Best Practices: International Growth

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced its international expansion with the signing of its first master franchising agreement outside of the United States. ...


Recovery: Are We There Yet?

If you’re a parent, you can relate to the kids in the back seat constantly asking, “Are we there yet?” Invariably, the answer is, “No, not yet.” This time-honored exchange is probably not too different from how people feel about ...


Bank of America Addresses Agents’ Needs in a Changing Marketplace

With a national housing market recovery yet to come, Bank of America is sowing seeds to ensure real estate professionals, homeowners and home buyers have the tools and education needed to succeed now, tomorrow and well into the future. ...


Adjustable Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows

Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates changing little and remaining near their historic lows while adjustable-rate mortgages averaged new record lows. The 30-year fixed has averaged at or below 4 percent for the fourth consecutive week. ...


Pending Home Sales Jump in October

Pending home sales rose strongly in October and remain above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


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