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Creating a Foundation for Motivation

Editor's Note: Headed to NAR? Darryl Davis will host two sessions, "Make 2012 Your Breakthrough Year," Saturday, November 12 from 9-10:30 a.m. and "Create Standing Room Only Events," on Saturday, November 13 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Check event program for room ...


Third Quarter Results: Refinancing Homeowners Maintain or Reduce Debt

Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) released the results of its third quarter refinance analysis showing homeowners who refinance continue to strengthen their fiscal house by maintaining or reducing their mortgage debt. ...


Realtor.com Goes Global

Recently, the National Association of REALTORS®, and Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), a leader in online real estate and operator of Realtor.com, extended the lead of Realtor.com as one of the world’s largest online destination for real estate listings with the launch of the Realtor.com International website. ...


Four REALTOR® Associations Launch Point2 Listing Syndication Program

Point2 recently announced the rollout of four additional listing syndication and technology co-marketing programs in partnership with Barstow Association Of REALTORS® & MLS in California, REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties in Florida, Greater Scranton Board of REALTORS® in Pennsylvania, and Reelfoot Regional Association of REALTORS® in Tennessee. ...


NAR, Policy Leaders Propose Five-Point Housing Solutions Plan to Fed, Congress, Obama

NAR recently worked with two well-respected policy think tanks – the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) and the Economic Policies for the 21st Century (e21) – that organized and conducted a policy meeting on October 4. ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: sign up to beta test new Ifbyphone product, join the Real Estate Professional Panel, and announcing the REALTOR® Good Neighbor Award winners. For more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


Trend Alert: Homeowners Opt for 15-year Fixed-Rate Loans

Consumer money resource Bills.com recently released its 2011 Third Quarter Mortgage Report. Driven by an increased demand for refinance loans, consumer traffic to the company's mortgage tools and calculators more than doubled from the second quarter. ...


Computerized Appraisals Win One in HARP 2.0

The federal government—with the support of the two leading professional appraisal organizations—has sanctioned the use of computerized, appraisals using algorithms and computerized databases of property data to determine a property’s value. ...


Four Days Until the Power Broker Forum at NAR: ‘The One Thing Power Brokers Can’t Live Without’

This intriguing question will be answered this week by a panel of industry experts at RISMedia’s 16th Annual Power Broker Forum, being held from 2:30-4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, during ...


Google+: Why It Makes Sense for E-Marketers

(eM+C)—Google+ is the latest player on the social media scene. With 40 million-plus users, the social media network has carved out a niche for itself. Like they do via Twitter and Facebook, consumers are sharing content, engaging with new contacts and building communities on Google+. ...


Jumbo Mortgages: How to Bag the Big Opportunity Today

Effective October 1, 2011, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lowered their conforming loan limits back to 2008 levels. And that means many home buyers suddenly need a jumbo loan to qualify for the homes they want. Real estate professionals who ...


Webinar Announcement: 4 Steps to Creating Killer Real Estate Marketing Content

If you’re seeking a low-cost, superior performance, and high impact way to reach and connect with your market in a consistent and effective manner, then this webinar workshop is for you. RSVP here. ...


The IMLS Search Delivery; One of the Largest Real Estate Applications Ever Delivered

The International Realty Inc. and The International MLS [IMLS] have announced recently the delivery of 55,000 IMLS search widgets into the Prudential Real Estate agency network. This comes on the heels of its recent announcement that its Free To List-Commission ...


Next On NAHREP Radio: The Key To Successful Buyer’s Side REO Purchases

Not all offers are created equal, particularly in today’s competitive foreclosure market of multiple real estate offers. REO power hitter listing brokers will offer buyers agents tips on how to write an airtight offer that stands out in the pack. Guest experts include: Juan Martinez, one of Nevada’s leading real ...


Creating a Foundation for Motivation

Motivational humorist Darryl Davis has been making real estate audiences laugh, think and improve their listing and sales skills for more than a decade. In this exclusive interview with Real Estate magazine, he shares his thoughts on how brokers and ...


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