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Report: U.S. Foreclosure Activity Shifting Eastward

RealtyTrac®, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, recently released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for April 2012, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 188,780 U.S. properties in April, the lowest monthly total since July 2007. ...


REALTORS®, Are You Ready to Rally? Live or Virtual, Lend Your Support for the American Dream

REALTORS® from across the country are meeting with legislators, public policy makers and industry leaders this week to address pressing concerns and issues that affect homeowners, aspiring homeowners and real estate investors everywhere as the Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & ...


Housing Affordability Indices Reach Records in First Quarter

Housing affordability conditions for all buyers reached a milestone in the first quarter, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Life in Mobile: Leading to Tablets

I recently had the opportunity to attend one of my favorite real estate events of the year; the Leading Real Estate (LeadingRE) Companies of the World Annual Conference. What makes this event different from others, in my opinion, is the level of engagement by the broker/owner or main decision maker ...


Give Up the Rat Race

I am writing this as I am on a train on my way to Washington, D.C. for the National Association of Realtors® annual Midyear Conference & Expo. I am fortunate enough to be speaking at a few events while I am ...


Experience the New REALTOR.org

Customize your home page and get access to the latest news, topics and industry insights that you value most. Choose from popular topics such as "sales and marketing," "helping buyers and sellers," and "technology." The new REALTOR.org is built using the latest responsive design technology, which allows you to easily ...


Builder Confidence Rises Five Points in May

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes gained five points in May from a downwardly revised reading in the previous month to reach a level of 29 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today. This is the index’s strongest reading ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Survey of Consumers Finds Shift in Americans’ Homeownership Views

With the recession technically over, many questions have circulated about the future of housing and whether the concept of homeownership will forever be changed in the United States. Well-known psychotherapist, Dr. Robi Ludwig partnered with Coldwell Banker Real Estate to explore the feelings Americans have on the value of the ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Partners with Mobile Real Estate, LLC to Launch New Website

Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. has announced the launch of its new dedicated mobile website, powered by Mobile Real Estate, LLC. The site, www.sothebyshomes.com, can be accessed through the web browser on any Internet-enabled mobile device as well as through a customized app, which can be installed on the ...


First Quarter Metro Area Home Prices Stabilizing, Sales Up and Inventory Down

Median existing single-family home prices are firming in many metropolitan areas, while improving sales and declining inventory are creating more balanced conditions, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. ...


2012 NAR Member Survey Shows Rising Incomes

The income and business of Realtors® is growing after many years of decline, according to the 2012 National Association of Realtors® Member Profile. ...


New REALTOR.com® TV Channel to Reach 55 Million Households

Realtor.com operator, Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), a leader in online real estate, and RealBizMedia, a leading provider of rich media content delivery for the real estate industry, have announced an agreement to launch the Realtor.com Channel powered by the Home Tour Network, part of the RealBizMedia's group. ...


Opportunity Knocks with Property Management

Many agents across the country are experiencing strong and stable sales. For others, the market is more uncertain. And if the recent economic situation of the last couple of years has taught us anything, it’s reinforced that old adage: ...


As Market Recovers, How Agents Need to Approach e-Marketing

Website? Check. Blog? Check. Facebook page, Twitter handle, YouTube channel - check, check…and check. In today’s market, real estate professionals know that these web-based platforms are all must-haves in order to stay current and cover all potential business-generating bases in ...


Tips to Creating a Successful Social Media Strategy

As a real estate agent, using social media to market and grow your business can seem daunting. However, in today’s online driven world, developing a working strategy to build your social media presence is imperative. ...


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