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New Prudential Real Estate Poll: Americans Increasingly Optimistic about Homeownership

Prudential Real Estate, a Brookfield Residential Property Services company located in Connecticut, released a new national survey showing that Americans are significantly more optimistic about homeownership than they were a year ago. According to the second-annual Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey, a full 60 percent of Americans have favorable views ...


NAR: Investment and Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2011

Sales of investment and vacation homes jumped in 2011, with the combined market share rising to the highest level since 2005, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Freddie Mac Reports a Market Revival

Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for March showing signs the housing market is awakening from its depression-like condition of the past few years and beginning, though slowly, to make a nascent recovery. ...


Product Showcase: Showing Suite Gives Real Estate Pros Tools to Work Smarter, Faster in Today’s Challenging Market

“Anyone who puts their home on the market today is serious about selling,” says Matt Cockerham. “They want to know what buyers are thinking and they want to know that I’m working to get them this information.” ...


Realogy Executive Tanya Reu Appointed as Chair of Corporate Board of Governors for NAHREP

Realogy reported that Tanya Reu was appointed as chair of the Corporate Board of Governors of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) during its National Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., held March 21-23. At the conference, Carmen Mercado, who completed her 2011-2012 term as president and chair ...


WellcomeMat Partners with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

WellcomeMat and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) announced recently their strategic alliance aimed at using high quality filmmaking to create locally focused stories at a national scale. By providing videos for each of its 550 brokerage firms and matching their agents and brokers up with WellcomeMat’s 8,000 ...


New Foreclosures Slow in Foreclosure Hot Spots

Markets that experienced the biggest boom in foreclosures in 2009 and 2010 today are experiencing a decline in new foreclosures. ...


Industry Insight: The Agent of the Future

Fierce competition within the current real estate market has proven that building a brand is an ongoing investment of time and energy. Strategic thinking and progressive ideas are just a few of the top qualities an agent of the future will possess. They are also the driving forces behind a ...


Top Brokerage Firms Gather for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® 2012 Conference Week

Real estate professionals representing many of the strongest brands in the industry gathered this week for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® 2012 Conference Week March 22 to 26 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf-Astoria in Orlando, Fla., the company announced. ...


Investment Outlook: An Economy on the Rise

It is becoming increasingly clear that the U.S. economy is improving, creating a more favorable backdrop for residential real estate investment. Our nation’s economy is kicking into second gear; monthly job gains have exceeded 200,000 for three consecutive months, providing ...


Join Us at the Rally to Protect the American Dream

NAR PULSE—“Let’s show Congress that no one cares more about revitalizing real estate for future generations than REALTORS® do.” That is the call to action from Moe Veissi, NAR’s 2012 President, as he asks REALTORS® from around the country participate in The REALTOR® Party rally on May 17 ...


Generating Referrals from Facebook, LinkedIn and More

REALTOR.com Business Beat—Relationships and referrals. These have worked for years in real estate – and finally – they are being applied properly online. ...


RREIN Broker Spotlights: A Reputation for Quality

Ken Crowley, the broker/owner of RE/MAX Realty Group, certainly knows how to build long-lasting relationships; his company recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. Read on as he chats with RISMedia’s Executive Editor, Maria Patterson, about building and sustaining relationships with clients, providing consumers with the information they need in the current ...


Reality Rules: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Makes Innovative Marketing Moves

When it comes to branding, thinking outside the lines of traditional marketing is a surefire way to raise awareness and harness customer loyalty. ...


Spring Looks Bright: Pending Home Sales Solidly Higher Than Last Year

Pending home sales were down slightly in February but remain notably above the pattern in the first half of last year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract ...


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