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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. ...


Mobile Expert John Lim to Speak at LeadingRE Annual Conference

Mobile Real Estate Founder and CEO John Lim will be a featured speaker during the upcoming Leading Real Estate Companies of the World 2012 Annual Conference. The conference, being held in Orlando, Fla., will have Lim speaking at both the MarTech event on March 23rd and during the convention portion ...


Environmental Data Resources Launches New City Directory Images

Rob Barber, CEO of Environmental Data Resources, Inc. (EDR), a leader in property-specific environmental information and risk management solutions, recently announced the launch of the EDR City Directory Image Report. "We are thrilled to launch city directory images," says Barber. "EDR's mission is to continually improve our services based on ...


Housing Bright Spot: Pending Home Sales Rise, Market on Uptrend

Pending home sales are on an upward trend, which has been uneven but meaningful since reaching a cyclical low last April, and are well above a year ago, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


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