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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 ...


Homeownership Makes Tax Time Less Taxing

With the April 17 tax deadline coming up, many individuals and families still have time to take advantage of the valuable tax benefits homeownership affords. Many are turning to the National Association of REALTORS’® consumer website, HouseLogic.com. ...


Advanced Training and Its Value in Today’s Challenging Market

In a market where clients are more informed than ever before, today’s agents are expected to have the answers to any questions their buyer or seller may have—and quick. And while brokers are traditionally tasked with educating agents to meet the needs of clients, some are looking for additional resources ...


Arizona Real Estate Brokerage becomes Newest Addition to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Network

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced the addition of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based brokerage, Move Time Realty, to its network. Led by broker/owner Susan Paul and her partner Matt Hage, the company will continue to serve Maricopa and Pinal Counties and will operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate ...


Stable Home Prices in 2012, Modest Increases Forecasted for End of Year

The forecast for the rest of 2012 shows mild increases building up to a stronger 1.2 percent by year end, according to the Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report, recently released by Clear Capital®, with data through March 2012. The HDI ...


Court Approves Historic $25 Billion Servicing Settlement

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia Rosemary Collyer signed documents to approve the $25 billion mortgage servicing settlement with the nation's top five mortgage servicers: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Ally Financial. ...


HomeServices of America Acquires Prudential Northwest Realty Associates

HomeServices of America, Inc.™, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, recently announced the acquisition of Seattle-based Prudential Northwest Realty Associates. ...


Big Hitters: 2012 Major League Baseball Homes for Sale

The biggest names in baseball have now departed Florida or Arizona and headed north for the start of the regular season. The rigors of a 162-game season can be tough for anyone, but a bad real estate market can be a big strike out for athletes who are more likely ...


Websites Your Way: NAR Launches my.REALTOR.org and Meets Members on Their Terms

This month, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) officially launches its new website, my.REALTOR.org. But this is no average website redesign. my.REALTOR.org is an entirely new approach to the online experience for members. Built with responsive design technology, my.realtor.org takes a bold step to engage members like never ...


Increase Business, Surpass Goals with Sought-After Training Program, Beginning April 16

“The market is already changing and the real estate professionals that are most prepared to deal with that change are the ones that are going to thrive.” ...


HomeServices of America, Inc.TM Announces Acquisition of Prudential Northwest Realty Associates

HomeServices of America, Inc.™, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, recently announced the acquisition of Seattle-based Prudential Northwest Realty Associates. ...


Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners Earns Award of Honor

Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners has recently been awarded the Coldwell Banker® President’s Award of Honor, a distinction achieved by only 39 of the Coldwell Banker independently owned and operated affiliate companies throughout North America. This designation is given to companies who attained closed adjusted gross commission income of certain criteria ...


Growing Ranks of Older Adults Face Housing Crunch

That baby boomers are swelling the ranks of older Americans is well-documented, but do we really understand the consequences of this important shift for the housing needs of older adults? A new report from the Center for Housing Policy, “Housing ...


Real Estate Q&A: Is 2012 the Year to Buy?

(MCT)—QUESTION: With the market up and down and with elections on the horizon, my husband and I are unsure about whether we should buy a home. We don’t want to wait too long and have prices go back up. What are your thoughts on buying in 2012? —Emalita ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Are You a ‘People Pleaser’ or Are You Committed to ‘Win/Win’?

The biggest mistake that most real estate agents make in dealing with their clients and colleagues is that they are unconsciously committed to "people pleasing." The signs to watch out for will clearly show you whether you are inadvertently falling ...


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