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Mid Atlantic Region Expected to be ‘The Exception, Not the Rule,’ in 2012 Housing Market

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—As the new year begins, potential home buyers and sellers throughout the Mid Atlantic region are anxious about how their properties will fare in this coming year. To explore the issue, MRIS has released a list of several key triggers that are expected to shape the local economy, and ...


Power Broker Weekend Delivers Education, Celebration and Inspiration

An exacting economy and challenging real estate market didn’t prevent top brokers and industry leaders from turning out in full force to take part in RISMedia’s 2011 Power Broker Weekend—in fact, the current business landscape made it more critical than ever for industry leaders to come together for this strategic ...


Home Theaters: Great for the Family, Desired by Home Shoppers

One of the most in-demand requests that real estate agents are getting from those looking for new homes concerns home theaters, or at least the space to add such a multi-media room. ...


Expand Your Horizons with REALTOR.com International

With the number of global real estate transactions growing steadily, the international market represents a huge opportunity for REALTORS®. In fact, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) research shows that over a 12-month period ending March 2011, $82 billion in U.S. real estate was purchased by international buyers. ...


Life in Mobile: What We Always Wanted

In Walter Isaacson’s new book, “Steve Jobs,” he illustrates Jobs’ unique ability to craft products that people emotionally connect and engage with. No shock there; the iPod, iPhone and iPad have been some of the most successful product launches in history due to the fact that the actual device draws ...


Build Your 2012 Business Plan – in about 5 Minutes

NAR Pulse—What’s your plan for 2012? Want to work with more buyers? Want more listings? Take 5 minutes with this free business plan builder from REALTOR.com® to review this year’s results and set listings and sales goals for next year. It will even help you assess your tools ...


Pending Home Sales Highest in 18 Months

(MCT)—The most Americans in more than 18 months signed contracts in November to buy homes, raising hopes that a boost in sales will follow, NAR reported Thursday. ...


Manhattan Residential Sales Prices Down Slightly

Regional Spotlight—According to the fourth quarter Manhattan residential market report released recently by Brown Harris Stevens, the average Manhattan apartment sale price of $1,391,745 was down slightly from the last quarter and down just 3 percent from same period in 2010. A leading factor in the lower average price was ...


Actions on Housing Policy Will Make or Break Recovery

We have many reasons to be optimistic about housing. Past-due mortgages and foreclosure filings have been trending down in recent months, not to mention inventory is decreasing, interest rates are lower than ever and home prices are stabilizing. But the progress is fragile, and ongoing recovery won’t be helped by ...


Showing Suite Productivity Software Enables Agents to Provide Top-Notch Service

Maintaining a competitive edge in today’s market takes more than positioning yourself as an educated, trusted advisor. As buyers and sellers alike continue to turn to the Internet to start their real estate search, it’s more important than ever that real estate professionals arm themselves with the tools and technology ...


2012 Forecast—Investment Properties Gain Popularity

Professionals Realty Group USA (ProsUSA) President Glenn Melton reports that the recent Chinese government’s liberalization of restrictions on investing capital outside of the country, will have a positive trickling down affect on real estate brokers and agents’ business in ...


Marketing Matters: Reaching Clients on a Personal Level

There is more than one way to brand yourself, and for First Team® Real Estate, a traditional marketing plan just wouldn’t do. For the company, recently named the favorite real estate firm in the Orange County Register’s 2011 “Best of Orange County” readers poll, building a strong relationship with clients ...


The RREIN Roundtable: What’s in Store for 2012?

For most in real estate, 2011 was yet another rough and tumble year. As we tried our best to deflect the continued slings and arrows of a challenged economy, many adjusted to the market and unearthed new opportunities for growth and expansion. Here, members of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® ...


Signs of Stability: November Home Sales in Metro Chicago

Home sales activity in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market during November delivered another indication that a gradual increase in the number of homes changing hands is beginning to help stabilize home prices, according to an analysis by RE/MAX of sales statistics gathered by Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC. ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Save $130 on the new Buyers/Sellers Profile; access your member guide anywhere and NAR applauds mortgage reform bill. ...


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