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REALTORS® Celebrate 70 Years of Veterans Home Loan Benefits

More than 20 million American veterans have benefited from the Veterans Affairs Guaranteed Home Loan program over the past 70 years, but millions of former and active duty service members are not aware that they can take advantage of the homebuying program. ...


New Survey Identifies Top Trends in Smart Home Technology

According to a survey conducted by ERA Real Estate and HGTV, nearly half (46 percent) of consumers believe it is important that their current home or next home they purchase be equipped with smart home technology. Not only do they see the ...


REALTOR® Designation Awareness Month Emphasizes Benefits of Continuing Education

Successful REALTORS® are required to keep current on a wide range of evolving issues, including technology, changing legalities, highly-specialized transactions and many other central components of our business. This is why the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) offers ...


Leaders of Leaders in South Florida: The Keyes Company

Life is good on the Gold Coast of Florida. For Mike Pappas, president and CEO of The Keyes Company, it’s been a source of personal fulfillment and professional achievement for as long as he can remember. Real estate is in his blood, and his family-owned company enjoys an established reputation ...


Go Local, Go Mobile

Mobile technology continues to transform the way we do business. Nearly daily enhancements to mobile phones and tablets mean that more and more people are moving to mobile devices to conduct more and more online activities. That makes it a business imperative to meet the changing consumer. ...


U.S. House Prices Contribute to Global House Price Recovery

A previous blog post illustrated that U.S. house prices are recording a range of annual gains with some areas of the country rising faster than others. Similarly, in the context of the global economy, annual house price growth in the ...


Attend the Idea Exchange Council for Brokers Friday Nov. 7 in New Orleans

NAR PULSE—Broker owners from companies of all sizes are invited to join the “Think Tank” discussion at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 7 during NAR’s REALTORS® Conference in New Orleans. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in an honest exchange of ideas, approaches, solutions and methods that you may consider ...


Customizing Videos on the Fly

If you’re a real estate agent working today, and you’re not using video as a way to market yourself and the listings you represent, you’re missing a critical component of building business. You might as well be using a rotary phone. ...


Stroll through Our Neighborhood at the REALTORS® Expo in New Orleans

Take a stroll through NAR’s neighborhood of member benefits and resources at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, November 7-10 in New Orleans. The friendly faces in NAR Booth No. 1019 are happy to provide you with the knowledge you need to sustain your status as the neighborhood real estate ...


Share of First-Time Buyers Falls to Lowest Point in 27 Years

Despite an improving job market and low interest rates, the share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades and is preventing a healthier housing market from reaching its full potential, according to an annual survey released recently by ...


Igniting a Direct Connection to Consumers

Along with positive news of a rapidly rebounding market come certain challenges. Competition in the real estate market is fierce. Securing increased exposure for listings online has never been more important—to individual agents and brokers. In order to successfully amp up business and ride the progressive waves of the marketplace, ...


Single-Family Production Poised to Take Off in 2015

A growing economy, rising household formations, low mortgage rates and pent-up demand will help single-family housing production to rev up in 2015 while a growth in renters will keep the multifamily market at cruising ...


Student Debt: Will It Drag Down the Housing Recovery?

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through October 2014, which looked at the way colleges and universities are having an effect on housing across the country. Metros with noteworthy university influence are at the top ...


Go Claim Your .REALTOR Domains

Last week, tens of thousands of REALTORS across the country claimed their .REALTOR domains. Have you and your agents claimed yours yet? Here are a few tips to help you and your agents integrate .REALTOR into your marketing plan: ...


‘Zombie’ Foreclosures Down 23 Percent from Last Year, but Increase in 16 States

RealtyTrac® today released its Q3 2014 “Zombie” Foreclosure Report, which found that 117,298 homes actively in the foreclosure process had been vacated by the homeowners prior to a completed foreclosure, representing 18 percent of all active foreclosures. ...


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