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Real Estate Trends Archive


RREIN Broker Spotlights: Defying the Market

Energy, vision and teamwork are the three qualities that Century 21 Affiliated executives attribute to their company’s success and ability to defy housing market challenges in their markets of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Northern Illinois. Read on to learn how Bill Kessler and Dan Kruse have leveraged their experience and success ...


New Rules Aim to Speed up Short Sales

(MCT)—The short sale process could get a lot quicker starting this summer under new rules that will require lenders to respond to offers within a month. ...


Marketing Matters: The Thumbnail Guide to Mobilizing Your Email

(eM+C)—How would your business fare if you ignored half of your audience? If you haven't updated your email program for mobile devices, you've done precisely that. ...


March Bay State Home Sales Rise 20 Percent

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—Sales of single-family homes and condominiums in Massachusetts rose by double-digit percentages in March—marking the strongest first quarter since 2007, according to a new report by The Warren Group. ...


Social Media Marketing with Pinterest

Pinterest is a new social cataloging site rapidly gaining popularity as the third largest social network site in traffic behind Facebook and Twitter. Its membership is in millions with major audience being educated women under age of 45. The interesting fact is that an average user spends over 89 minutes ...


Watch Your Mouth

If you ask the average person how they feel they can give you an answer but not too many can tell you how they got there. Some people believe that they feel a certain way because of whatever the weather happens ...


Help Your Agents Get Ready for Nationwide Open House Weekend

In the spirit of Nationwide Open House Weekend, which takes place April 28-29, read about a brand new agent who successfully landed a client from her first open house. To help your agents get ready for open house season, REALTOR.com® provides a link to a full set of open house ...


Close More Online Leads with the RIGHT Follow-up

REALTOR.com® Business Beat—The vast majority of online leads close after first contact, so staying in touch over the long-term is the “secret sauce” to converting them. ...


Top 5 in Real Estate Network Spotlights: Becoming a Real Estate Resource

Becoming a top real estate resource takes dedication and commitment to not only your business, but your client. “Today, real estate is all about the client; it is not about us. I always try to keep top of mind what will best serve the needs of the client,” says Priscilla ...


9 Cities and Both Composites Hit New Lows in February

Data through February 2012, released recently by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, showed annual declines of 3.6 percent and 3.5 percent for the 10- and 20-City Composites, respectively. ...


NAR, U.S. Treasury, Bring Short Sale Assistance to Illinois Homeowners

The National Association of REALTORS® is joining forces once again with the U.S. Department of the Treasury to offer aid to homeowners who are struggling to keep their homes and avoid foreclosure and to help REALTORS® better assist clients through the short sale process. ...


Diane Turton Announces New Assistant General Manager

Diane Turton, president and broker/owner of Diane Turton Real Estate, has announced that John Meechan has joined the company’s executive team as the assistant general manager. ...


RISMedia Partners with Pinnacle Quest Consulting to Manage its Top 5 in Real Estate platform; Appoints Verl Workman as President

John Featherston, CEO and publisher of RISMedia and chairman and co-founder of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network has announced that RISMedia has entered into a strategic alliance with Salt Lake City, Utah-based Pinnacle Quest Consulting to manage the ...


The Housing Recovery Is Slow Going, but Things Are Improving

There has been a flurry of media stories regarding the latest housing data that suggest the recent momentum in the housing market has stalled and the industry is heading toward another downturn. ...


Single Family Rentals Now Exceed Multifamily

While inventories of homes for sale have been shrinking this spring, MLSs are filling the void with rental listings for single family homes that until recently were foreclosures. Some 16.1 percent of all listings on MLSs today are rentals, more than double the number in 2006, according to some reports. ...


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