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Home Prices Surge, Signaling Strong Selling Season

For the second month in a row, home prices have risen higher than a year ago. Median prices in March were an impressive 5.8 percent higher than March 2011 in the 53 metro areas surveyed for the RE/MAX National Housing Report. ...


New MVP Offer: Free Home Buyers & Sellers Profile

NAR PULSE—Have you taken advantage of the MVP program yet? Getting started is easy with our current offer: Simply customize your new My.REALTOR.org by April 30, 2012 and get rewarded with a free electronic version of the 2011 NAR Profile of HomeBuyers and Sellers (a $50 value). Be sure to ...


REALTOR Rally to Highlight Midyear Legislative Meetings

Given the importance of the real estate market in today's economic environment, REALTORS® will make their voices heard in Washington, D.C., next month at the National Association of REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 14-19. More than 9,000 participants from across the country are expected to attend. ...


40 Years of Innovations: ERA’s Formula for Success Poises Company for Future Growth

Over the past few months, as we were gearing up for our 40th anniversary celebration, I spent a lot of time thinking about ERA Real Estate’s roots in innovation. When our founders Jim Jackson and Gene Francis paired the new ...


Trulia Is Said to Pick JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank to Manage Its IPO

(BloombergBusinessweek)—Trulia Inc., an Internet startup focused on residential real estate, hired JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) to manage its initial public offering, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. ...


7 Ways to Convert More Internet Leads

You spend a lot of time and effort on your social media campaign, your blog posts and your tweets. You invest a lot of money in sites that promise good leads. And yet, the conversion rates on the leads you ...


Rand on Real Estate: Investment Properties and Management Companies

Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica and host of Rand on Real Estate on 770 WABC, takes a call from a listener from New Jersey. After listening to the show, the caller is now wondering if ...


REALTORS® Call for Broad Qualified Mortgage Definition to Help Consumers and Housing Market

A narrow definition of the impending Ability to Repay regulation could harm consumers and the housing market recovery, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Hawaii Offers Diverse Investment Opportunities

There are three different types of investment opportunities to be had across the Hawaiian Islands today. Here are some takeaways that might help you identify a niche for yourself: ...


Monday Morning Mobile: What’s Gucci?

Mobile – that’s what Gucci is! The Italian label that is synonymous with all thing luxury is turning to mobile to enhance their shoppers’ in-store experience. ...


The Rise of the New First Time Homebuyer

As posted on Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Blog ...


Americans’ Expectations Align to Encourage Home Buying

More consumers may be looking to purchase homes with a shift in several key housing market indicators, according to Fannie Mae’s March 2012 consumer attitudinal National Housing Survey. More Americans now expect both home rental and home purchase prices to increase over the next year. Nearly half of consumers expect ...


HomeFinder.com and Imperial Valley Press Online Announce New Affiliate Partnership

HomeFinder.com, a leading online real estate search site and provider of digital marketing solutions for REALTORS®, recently announced a new affiliate partnership with Imperial Valley Press (El Centro, Calif.). This partnership provides real estate agents in the El Centro metro region with a new digital marketing platform and the opportunity ...


Industry Insight: Today’s Homebuyer

Today’s homebuyer wants more than the typical sales pitch. They expect that their agent be present, focused and highly in tune with their needs. ...


Are Your Presentations iPad Friendly? Why REALTORS Are Embracing Tablet Technology

With over 55 million units sold through the end of 2011, Apple’s iPad has quickly become one of the most successful consumer products in history. With its vast array of features, outstanding resolution and extreme portability, it’s not surprising that ...


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