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Maximizing Real Estate Marketing with Social Media

For over 10 years, people have been pioneering new techniques and succeeding via social media. In fact, it seems almost every day there is a new article with advice for using social media to market your business. It’s time to accept it, social ...


4 Ways to Tell How Fast Your Home Will Sell

Selling a home can be an unpredictable pursuit with a plethora of variables. Here are data-driven pointers from Zillow Research that help identify which homes are likely to fly off the market (in 60 days or less): ...


FHA Buyer Share of Home Sales at Two-Year High

RealtyTrac® recently released its June and Midyear 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows distressed sales, cash sales and institutional investor sales in June were all down from a year ago to multi-year lows even as sales to first-time homebuyers and other ...


Budget Offers Big Savings on Car Rentals

NAR PULSE—Have you saved on your car rentals with Budget, a REALTOR Benefits® Program partner? Right now, you can save even more—$25 off your next weekly car rental! See offer for details and the necessary coupon code. Offer ends July 31, ...


FHFA Releases First Strategic Plan for the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released a strategic plan for its Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) that reflects the agency's commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion.  The strategic plan covers fiscal years 2016-2018 and describes how OMWI will support the diversity and inclusion mandates included in ...


Reader Rewards: Sit Back, Relax and Enter for Your Chance to Win

Between a parade of listing appointments, showings, negotiations and home inspections, carving out time to rest is easier said than done. As real estate’s busiest time of year marches on, we want to know: How are you unwinding this summer? ...


Deep Dive into Compliance, Leadership and Safety at CEO Exchange

Critical issues that stand to change the way successful real estate firms operate will be closely examined at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange this September. During the invitation-only event being held at Manhattan’s Yale Club, special experts will give keynote presentations on ...


Webinar Recap: Keep Up with Technology or Be Left Behind

It’s safe to say that in 2015, if agents aren’t utilizing technology to the fullest, including social media, they are leaving money on the table, according to the latest RISMedia Agent Webinar entitled “Money Makers: Real Estate Technology You Need to Succeed.” Moderated ...


Bidding Wars Still Dominate Low-Inventory Markets

While the pace of home-buying activities picks up around the nation, certain areas are seeing more excitement than others. ...


It’s Not about You Anymore

In real estate, it’s all about you, right? It’s your face and your name on the lawn sign, business card, office and marketing. That’s how much of your business is generated, right? People recognize your face and ...


Corporate Relocation Policy Topics and Trends: Lump Sums

If you work with corporate transferees and relocation administrators you know “lump sums” are employer-provided funds meant to assist with one or more relocation expense items. Although a common element in many relocation packages, employers can intend them for very different purposes. ...


U.S. Foreclosure Starts Come at 10-Year-Low

RealtyTrac® recently released its Midyear 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows a total of 597,589 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—in the first half of 2015, down 13 percent from the previous six months and down ...


National Report: June Home Sales and Prices Best Yet in 2015

The number of June home sales was the highest of any month since the RE/MAX National Housing Report began in 2008. This year’s home sales have now experienced a five-month trend in which sales have been higher than both the previous month and the same month in the previous year. ...


Blight Knows No Bounds in New Economy

For all the talk of recovery, blighted communities appear immune to progress. This phenomenon, once thought common to urban settings, is in fact universal, according to a recent Keep America Beautiful (KAB) report that expounded upon an issue that can be felt even ...


Fed Chief Janet Yellen Sees First Rate Hike Later this Year

(TNS)--Unfazed by recent global turmoil, Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen is offering a fairly optimistic outlook for the U.S. economy and reaffirming that the central bank is likely to begin raising interest rates later ...


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