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Real Estate Trends Archive


Is Your Association Business Model What You Need to Compete?

Our association business models for the most part are similar. The National Association of REALTORS® provides guidance in its Models Document which delineates three different Management Models. They differ in a number of ways, including the concept of the role of the volunteer in the decision making process. NAR refers ...


Lessons Learned from 100 Percent Made-in-USA House

(MCT)—From the South Florida rock in its concrete slab to the roof trusses milled in Yulee, Fla., Greg and Jennifer Gent’s new house may be the only one in Central Florida built entirely with U.S.-made products. ...


Americans Continue to Expect Growth in Home Prices

Consumer confidence in the housing sector grew last month, marked by continued positive attitudes toward home price, rental price, and mortgage rate expectations, according to Fannie Mae’s December National Housing Survey results. ...


Smart Tech: Coldwell Banker Releases Interactive Mobile App

Recently, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced the launch of its new mobile application, complete with key features that produce a unique, user-friendly interface for ease of functionality and an enhanced domestic and international home search experience. The new Coldwell Banker® application for AndroidTM and iPhoneTM smartphones is available for ...


Fiscal Cliff Avoided: What it Means for Housing and Home Builders

The fiscal cliff, an economically damaging set of tax hikes and spending reductions scheduled to begin in 2013, has been avoided (for now) and that is good news for housing in the short-run. ...


3 Tips to Ignite Your Recruiting Efforts in the New Year

A successful company relies heavily on the competence and effectiveness of its people. As an owner or manager hiring the right people falls squarely on your shoulders. Unfortunately for most, sifting through resumes, scheduling interviews and working to find the ...


Staying on Our Toes in 2013

Over the course of my career, I’ve learned that we need to continually ask ourselves: What can I do better in the future? In the wake of a successful year, or a less-than-stellar period, you can’t rest on your laurels. The market is changing; our customers are changing; and we, ...


Latest Study Shows Average Buyer Expected to Stay in a Home 13 Years

A recent article published by NAHB shows that, based on a long-run calculation that averages mobility tendencies over a number of years, the typical buyer of a single-family home can be expected to stay in the home approximately 13 years before moving ...


Marketing Strategies: 5 Things You Need for a Break-Out Year

Let me ask you a couple questions: ...


Home-Selling Strategies: Going Mobile

For a career that requires constant adapting, traveling, meetings and research, mobile technology has become critical for real estate professionals everywhere. But it’s how you use it that determines whether or not this technology can help you succeed at what you do. ...


Your New Part-Time Profession: Content Marketer

Are you aware you got promoted this year? ...


Florida’s Housing Market Continues Upswing in November 2012

Regional Spotlight—Closed sales, pending sales, median prices and average prices rose in Florida’s housing market in November, while the inventory of homes and condos for sale shrunk, according to the latest housing data released by Florida REALTORS®. ...


ListedBy and Revestor Enter Marketing Agreement

ListedBy, a free online real estate marketplace and social network with live bidding public real estate auctions and ‘Best Offer’ functionality, and Revestor, a real estate platform that enables home buyers and investors to instantly evaluate a property’s likely returns, recently announced a co-marketing agreement that builds on a number ...


Looking Confidently Ahead: Power Broker Predictions for 2013

Consumer confidence. Price appreciation. Multiple offers. Wait…is this real estate we’re talking about?! ...


November Existing-Home Sales and Prices Maintain Uptrend

Existing-home sales continued to improve in November with low inventory supply pressuring home prices, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


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