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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 ...


Markets on the Move: 84 Improving Metros in July

The list of U.S. housing markets showing measurable and sustained improvement rose by four to include 84 metros in July, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), released recently. This number includes representatives from ...


REtrends: The Social Media Business Equation

According to Eve Mayer Orsburn, CEO of Social Media Delivered, businesses should stick to the following equation when planning the content they deliver through Twitter: ...


NAHREP Launches Weekly Webcast Talk Show

This week the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) introduces a new weekly video webcast talk show as part of an expanded multimedia communications program for its 20,000 members and affiliates. The show “Esta Semana en NAHREP (ESN)” will offer members and industry professionals the latest information on ...


More Reliable Electricity with Smart Investments and Clean Energy Solutions

Recently. a devastating storm swept through the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions, and more than 2 million people found themselves without electricity for days. In response, the Center for American Progress released “How to Keep the Lights On,” which outlines the smart investments and clean energy solutions needed for ...


Three Traits of Every Rock Star Real Estate Agent

It’s certainly been a rough few years for the real estate industry. In most cases, there are fewer deals happening, and those which do close, sell for significantly less. Given this, agents need every advantage they can find to stay ahead of ...


NewPoint Media Group, LLC Completes Purchase From Network Communicatons, Inc.

NewPoint Media Group, LLC has completed the purchase of business assets from Network Communications, Inc. (NCI), including all print and digital assets, and trademarks of long standing real estate brands, The Real Estate Book, Mature Living Choices, Senior Living Choices, New Home Finder, New Homes & Ideas, New Homes Journal ...


In Florida, First-Time Homebuyers Struggle Amid Recovering Market

(MCT) REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—The stabilizing housing market is becoming a curse for first-time homebuyers. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Here and Now of Mobile Commerce

Those who say “mobile is the future” clearly haven’t stopped to look around lately. Mobile is the epitome of present-day culture and while it’s only going to continue to grow, the foundation has been laid. Think back just a few short years ago when BlackBerry ruled the roost; today they ...


Multiple Offers Return as Buyers are Back

Record tight inventories are making it increasingly difficult for growing numbers of buyers, who are creating multiple-bid environments in markets that haven’t seen buyers battle over homes in six years. ...


Bruce Aydt of Prudential Alliance Receives Top National Award

Bruce Aydt, senior vice president and general counsel at Prudential Alliance, REALTORS®, has received the prestigious National Association of REALTORS® Distinguished Service Award. Aydt is only the second person in Missouri and the first in more than 25 years to ...


Trend-Spotting for Real Estate Agents: Where Do We Stand Today?

Buyer Inquiries on the Rise ...


REtrends: The Social Media Business Equation

According to Eve Mayer Orsburn, CEO of Social Media Delivered, businesses should stick to the following equation when planning the content they deliver through Twitter: ...


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