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CEO Exchange Exclusive: One-on-One with Dave Liniger

When it comes to real estate icon Dave Liniger, John Featherston says it best: “He is the Dos Equis commercial. This is the most interesting man in the world.” ...


U.S Home Flipping at Lowest Level Since 2009

RealtyTrac® has released its Q3 2014 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that 26,947 single family homes were flipped nationwide in the third quarter of 2014—where a home is purchased and subsequently sold again within 12 months—representing 4.0 percent of all U.S. single ...


New Visa Changes Expected to Help Chinese Buy U.S. Real Estate

International investment in U.S. real estate could soar to new heights in 2015, thanks to the reciprocal U.S./China visa agreement that will issue five-year, multiple-entry visas to students and 10-year, multiple-entry visas to business travelers and tourists. The policy changes went into effect ...


Large Majority of Homebuyers Believe They Are Better Buyers Because of Technology

Consumers use technology to do just about everything, including looking for and buying a home. A recent independent poll commissioned by Discover Home Loans shows 89 percent of homebuyers use some form of online technology to help them with the homebuying process. In ...


New REALTOR Benefits® Partner Provides Exclusive Member Pricing and Features on Customizable Websites

Technology has transformed the way real estate professionals do business, and establishing an online presence is essential to connecting with and marketing to potential clients. To help members build and maintain their online identity, the National Association of Realtors® welcomes Placester, one of the largest providers of real estate websites ...


Builders Continue Optimism

The November NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose four points to a level of 58 as builders continue to see promise in home selling. This marks the fifth consecutive month for the index to remain above the tipping point of 50 after a ...


The Face of Urban Luxury: Halstead Property Showcases New York City Luxury at Its Finest

Perched atop one of the most prime Lincoln Center condominium buildings, this stunning penthouse offers a glimpse of what luxury truly means in New York City. Featuring unparalleled 360-degree views of Manhattan, this one-of-a-kind “townhouse in the sky” boasts three stories with separate ...


Chris Polychron: Advocating for Brokers in 2015

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


A Texas First: Engel & Völkers Expands into the Lone Star State

Engel & Volkers, the global luxury real estate firm, recently announced that Roxann Taylor & Associates, REALTORS® is the newest addition to its North American network and the first in Texas. The new brokerage will provide the firm’s global standard of premium service in the market as Engel & Volkers ...


A Better Crystal Ball: Building Your Competitive Advantage with Big Data

Editor’s Note: This is the third article in a series on Big Data analysis as relevant to the real estate industry. ...


Charge It! with the New REALTOR® Credit Card

In November, NAR members, association staff and their family members have a new choice for their credit needs:  the official REALTOR® Credit Card. Through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® partnership with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, NAR members can now apply for the card program that ...


Technology’s Impact on the Real Estate Industry

Top executives from many of the world’s leading real estate firms joined a panel discussion recently about the impact of new technology on commercial and residential real estate markets. The session, “Strategic Technology Solutions and REach® Driving Innovation ...


Brokers Concerned about Generation Y but Expect a Better 2015

While the typical firm profile is similar to previous years, the future expectations of firms change as the real estate market evolves over time, as seen in the results from NAR’s 2014 Profile of Real Estate Firms. ...


REALTORS® Should Embrace Online Data, Educate Consumers about Valuations

REALTORS® shouldn't be afraid of the plethora of available real estate data online, and it's their responsibility to educate buyers and sellers about the different valuation models and data available, according to panelists at a property valuation forum at the 2014 ...


REALTOR® Changes Will Heighten Professionalism

NAR Board of Directors voted on several key policy changes in November that will greatly impact the role of the REALTOR® when it comes to professionalism. ...


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