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Demand for Foreclosures Triples among Homebuyers

Interest in buying foreclosures has almost tripled among potential home buyers in the past two and half years, and 92.1 percent of those buyers plan to live in them rather than use them as investments, according to a new national survey released today by REALTOR.com. ...


RREIN Broker Spotlights: Leading the Way in New York

With an ever changing marketplace, successful real estate agents know they need to adapt swiftly, or risk getting left behind. In the following interview, RISMedia’s Barbara Pronin interviews Jim Long and Ken Raymond of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties about keeping up with the market, differentiating their company from the competition, ...


SMART Goals Keep You Focused

It’s been said that people who don’t have written goals end up working for people who do. The human mind is, in many ways, very similar to the software in your computer in that it requires detailed programming to make ...


Poke, Buzz, Tweet…but Don’t Forget to Meet!

In my humble opinion, social media is a beautiful vehicle for staying front of mind with consumers and keeping in touch with the people you care about. The problem is, so many agents think they can stop prospecting because social ...


Business Building: Don’t Be Confused by Conflicting Reports—Focus on the Consensus

Housing headlines have led to a lot of head scratching over the past several months. Are prices going up or not? Are sales increasing or not? Has the market reached the bottom or not? ...


Broker Best Practices: Shaping the Future of Real Estate

Not all business models are built the same. John Gall, the president of Nextage Property Solutions, built a unique model in which agents share in each other’s success, therefore providing themselves a more stable income stream. Read on as RISMedia’s ...


Report Showcase: The Seven Deadly Sins of Real Estate Marketing…and How to Avoid Them

Real estate marketing has become more complex than ever and homebuyer and seller expectations continue to change rapidly. To help real estate professionals address these concerns and understand the common mistakes that deflect them from their goals, HomeFinder.com has published ...


Home Price Update: Pace of Decline Moderates

Data through March 2012, released today by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that all three headline composites ended the first quarter of 2012 at new post-crisis lows. The national composite fell by 2.0 percent in the first quarter of ...


Generate Referrals from Major Sites like Facebook & LinkedIn

NAR PULSE—Real estate is a relationship business, and the free HyperSocial™ tools from REALTOR.com® are designed to help agents build strong ones. These tools help agents build referral business by sharing recommendations from satisfied clients on major sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, and now, through the full suite of REALTOR.com® ...


Setting Yourself Apart: FrogPond Helps Agents Become Local Community Experts

Setting yourself apart is the name of the game for today’s real estate professionals who are pulling out all the stops when it comes to establishing themselves as community experts and in-demand real estate professionals. As the industry continues to become increasingly competitive, it’s more important than ever for real ...


The Fiscal Cliff: What It Means for Housing and Home Builders

At the end of 2012, a number of tax and spending policies are scheduled to change. Taken together, these changes may exert a strong fiscal drag on an already fragile macroeconomic environment depending on the actions of Congress. Federal Reserve ...


5 Rules for Real Estate Success

The current real estate market offers an overwhelming amount of opportunity to the agent willing to hone their skills and maintain a commitment to the fundamentals. ...


CRS Webinar: Tips for Creating a Great Real Estate Blog

Most successful real estate bloggers are able to keep their eye on many different aspects of the world around them, but what really sets them apart is their ability to write compelling and engaging content on a consistent basis over time. ...


How Dropping the Sales Pitch Can Build a Stronger Business

When you drop the sales pitch and deal with people in an ethical manner, you will gain more trust and a higher standing in the community. More trust equals more referrals and this will eventually translate into more success. When was the last time you reviewed the history of mortgage ...


Nationwide Housing Affordability Reaches New Record High

Nationwide housing affordability hit a new record high for a second consecutive quarter in the first three months of this year, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). Yet tight lending conditions continue to ...


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