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The RREIN Roundtable: the Pros and Cons of Today’s Market

As we move through the second quarter of 2012, the year continues to pose a challenge for brokers. However, this year, there are several positive signs that indicate the worst is behind us and new opportunity lies just ahead. This month, we talk to RREIN members Ed Krafchow and Chad ...


Spring Activity Cools Following Exceptionally Warm Winter

Housing activity indicated a promising start for the first quarter of 2012 that substantially outpaced performance during the same period last year. However, the monthly pattern suggests some loss of momentum late in the quarter. According to Fannie Mae’s (FNMA/OTC) Economic & Strategic Research Group, a slowdown in momentum may ...


Why Would You Rob Yourself?

Sometimes I wonder if people truly understand who they are and if they really value themselves on the level that they need to. Let’s face it; there is nobody in this world that you will spend more time with than yourself ...


REALTORS® Federal Credit Union Merger Expands Benefits

REALTORS® Federal Credit Union members now have access to expanded financial and banking resources as a result of a merger with Northwest Federal Credit Union. Effective immediately, REALTORS® FCU members will be able to take advantage of NWFCU’s full suite of consumer and mortgage loan offerings, including student loans, vehicle ...


Build Relationships and Generate Referrals from Social Media & Mobile

Realtor.com® Business Beat—Real estate’s a relationship business, and the free HyperSocialTM tools from REALTOR.com® are designed to help you build strong ones. ...


Future of U.S. Housing Markets Depends Largely on Echo Boomers

The next two decades in housing markets depends largely on the Echo Boomers. That's according to panelists at the "Shifting Demographics and Housing Choice: A Whole New World?" session held recently during the REALTORS® 2012 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade ...


Commercial Updates: While Modest Improvement Persists, Lack of Capital Hinders Commercial Market

National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun presented a modest and hopeful outlook for the commercial real estate market during the Economic Issues and Commercial Business Trends Forum at the REALTOR® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. last week. ...


Mobile Real Estate, LLC Launches Real Estate’s First International Short Code

Mobile Real Estate, LLC recently became the first mobile solutions provider for real estate to launch an international short code, the company has announced. The short code, 85377, which has been in use here in the U.S. since 2008 in conjunction with the Mobile Real Estate ID (MRE ID) solution ...


U.S. Homeownership Aspirations Aren’t Dead: Owning a Home Remains Defining Element of American Dream

As the country continues to emerge from the turbulent mortgage period, a Homebuyer Poll released by TD Bank reveals aspirations of homeownership are still very much alive in the U.S. The majority (84 percent) of today’s younger renting generation (ages ...


20 Insanely Easy Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Business

As social media continues to evolve, so do the tools. Stepping up to the plate with a fierce vengeance is the new social media darling Pinterest. Haven’t heard of it? Let me give you a quick description before we dive into the “why” behind using Pinterest within your business. ...


REALTORS® Know Workforce Housing Solutions Are about Building Trust and Relationships

A panel of REALTORS® provided keen insight into what it takes to launch successful workforce housing initiatives during the Housing Opportunities Forum - Ideas in Action at the REALTOR® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., last week. ...


Nashville Market Shining within Vibrant Southeast

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—The Southeast region of the U.S. is continuously thriving as a great place for Real Estate transactions and business. With many of this year’s top markets to watch residing in the Southeast, buyers are eager to seize new opportunities within markets with great value and exceptional quality of life. ...


Commercial/Multifamily News: Mortgage Originations up 36 Percent

First quarter 2012 commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 36 percent higher than during the same period last year and 12 percent lower than the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations. The decrease from fourth quarter 2011 ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Expands International Reach into Bolivia

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently announced that Coldwell Banker LATAM, the brand’s Master Franchisor in Latin America, has launched operations in Bolivia. The Coldwell Banker network currently encompasses 50 countries and territories worldwide. ...


Help! Google Doesn’t Think I’m Relevant! Here’s What You Can Do

Google continues to dominate search engine market share and establish itself as one of today’s most recognizable brands, because of one simple word – relevance. ...


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