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The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: The Rally for Real Estate: Protecting the American Dream

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


Home Builders Lead Broad Coalition at Rally for Homeownership in Tampa

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—To highlight homeownership’s vital importance to families and to the economy, more than 600 Floridians participated in a Rally for Homeownership recently in downtown Tampa. ...


Another Week of Record-Breaking Lows For Fixed-Rate Mortgages

Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates continuing to find new all-time record lows amid easing bond yields following June's lackluster employment report. Both the average 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate mortgage hit new lows. The average 30-year ...


HomeFinder.com Releases Android™ App Built on Consumer Feedback

HomeFinder.com, a real estate search site and provider of digital marketing solutions for real estate agents, announces the release of its HomeFinder.com Real Estate Android™ app. The free mobile app was designed based on homebuyer testing and feedback, to provide the most efficient means to home search on the go. ...


EBCBOR Teams Up with CFA to Help Fight Weekend Hunger

The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORSR (EBCBOR) teamed up with The Center for Food Action (CFA) in Englewood, N.J. for the new initiative, "The Weekend Snack Pack Program" (WSPP) to help fight weekend hunger for children in Bergen County, the company has announced. Through volunteer donations, EBCBOR Community Service ...


Survey Shows Americans Are Increasingly Confident about Homeownership

Brookfield Real Estate and Relocation Affiliates Inc., owner of the Prudential Real Estate franchise network, recently released the quarterly Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey showing that Americans’ confidence in homeownership and real estate continues climbing from ...


How Much Should You Spend for Online Branding?

Planning and implementing online branding for your real estate company is complicated. You need to do it right and within budget, but do you know how to determine your Internet marketing ROI? ...


RE/MAX Results CEO Organizes Philanthropic Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing Expedition

RE/MAX Results CEO Lynn Foulke is combining her sense of adventure with RE/MAX’s tradition of charitable giving, according to the company: In Jan. 2013, she’ll lead a group of RE/MAX associates on a 16-day trip to Tanzania, East Africa. Participants will complete a 7-day hike to the summit of Mt. ...


NAR Pulse: Special Pricing on E&O Insurance Coverage from Schinnerer

NAR PULSE—REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner Victor O. Schinnerer makes it easy to protect your business. Receive REALTORS® special pricing on real estate errors and omissions insurance and, with its extensive risk management resources, also receive help to prevent claims before they arise. Visit http://www.Schinnerer.com/NAR or call 888-429-6638, and ...


Learn How to Close More Online Leads with a Free Guide

Realtor.com Business Beat—Today’s consumers are utilizing the Internet and handheld mobile devices more than ever, so understanding and learning how to effectively follow-up with and close more online leads using these technologies is more important than ever before as well. ...


Obama Administration Releases June Housing Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the June edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. Data in ...


Former Yahoo! and Apple Executive Joins Move’s Leadership Team

Move, Inc. a leader in online real estate, recently announced the appointment of Barbara O'Connor as executive vice president of marketing. ...


HUNT Real Estate ERA Hosts Business Leaders Meeting

To attract and develop the best talent in the real estate business, HUNT Real Estate ERA held its second quarterly Business Leaders meeting for 2012 on June 12 at the Buffalo/Niagara Millennium Hotel, the company announced. ...


Housing Survey Shows Consumer Attitudes Demonstrative of Macroeconomic Indicators

Housing market confidence among Americans continues to trend in a positive direction despite stalling optimism about the economy and personal finances, according to results from Fannie Mae’s June 2012 National Housing Survey. Results indicate flattening economic trends may be contributing to waning consumer expectations about their personal financial situation. Nevertheless, ...


Six Philosophies Winning Companies Share

As part of the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate monthly talent attraction discussion series for network brokers and managers, Eric Post, VP and co-owner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Realty Partners in Oregon, shared a considerable amount ...


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