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As Market Recovers, How Agents Need to Approach e-Marketing

Website? Check. Blog? Check. Facebook page, Twitter handle, YouTube channel - check, check…and check. In today’s market, real estate professionals know that these web-based platforms are all must-haves in order to stay current and cover all potential business-generating bases in ...


Tips to Creating a Successful Social Media Strategy

As a real estate agent, using social media to market and grow your business can seem daunting. However, in today’s online driven world, developing a working strategy to build your social media presence is imperative. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Mobile SEO

If the 331 million mobile users in the U.S. alone were not reason enough for you to go mobile with your website and brand this next reason might just be the motivating factor you need to take action. Google has announced their smartphone Googebot-Mobile. What is this, you ask? Googlebot-Mobile ...


Homes.com Partners with Two Major MLS Organizations

Homes.com, a leading real estate website for consumers and real estate professionals and a division of Dominion Enterprises, has announced two additions to its MLS partnership program. MLSListings (Sunnyvale, Calif.) and the South Broward Board of REALTORS® (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) have each partnered to display their members’ listings on Homes.com ...


Eye on the Economy: Waiting for Stronger Growth

The new year opened with hope that the 3 percent growth rate of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reported for the end of 2011 would lead to stronger job growth and improving housing markets. While January and February offered positive economic ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Announces New Advisory Council

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has announced the new officers and members of its Advisory Council, a leadership group comprised of top business development professionals. Council members share their expertise with the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) management team, mentor other members, and serve as ...


70 Percent of Affluent Homeowners Looking to DIY Projects to Save Money

According to the Summer 2012 Merrill Edge Report, many mass affluent Americans are willing to make short-term sacrifices in order to get their finances in better shape. The report, released on April 26 by Bank of America, explores the financial concerns ...


Builder Confidence in 55+ Housing Market Shows Significant Improvement in First Quarter

Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for single-family homes had a significant increase in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released recently. ...


ZipRealty Strengthens Brokerage Operations with Newly Created Role

ZipRealty, a national real estate brokerage and provider of proprietary technology and comprehensive online marketing tools for the residential real estate brokerage industry, recently announced that Van Davis has joined ZipRealty in the newly created position of president, brokerage operations. Davis will be responsible for overseeing the company’s technology-powered real ...


79 Percent of Refinancing Homeowners Maintain or Reduce Mortgage Debt in First Quarter

Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) released the results of its first quarter refinance analysis showing homeowners who refinance continue to strengthen their fiscal house. ...


RISMedia’s Top 5 in Real Estate Network® Reaches New Heights with Strategic Alliance with Pinnacle Quest

On September 3, 2008, John Featherston, president and CEO of RISMedia, gathered several of the real estate industry’s most influential leaders to discuss the future of real estate. Participating in the discussion were Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Chairman Ed Krafchow (then president of Prudential CA/NV/TX Realty); Jim Sherry, president ...


Maximize Your NAR Membership at Midyear

This month at the Midyear Meetings, you and your agents can truly maximize your membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. By centralizing many of NAR’s major member benefits within the REALTOR® Pavilion in the Trade Expo, we’ve made it easier for you to learn about NAR’s education opportunities, REALTOR®-friendly ...


Are Sellers Waking Up?

It’s no secret that this is a good time to buy, but more and more sellers are beginning to agree. ...


Kitchens and Bathrooms Remain Top Remodeling Jobs

A new survey released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows common remodeling projects have increased, compared to a similar survey from 2010. The survey, released in conjunction with National Home Remodeling Month, describes the changes the remodeling ...


Current MVP Offer Ends May 15

There’s still time for you and your agents to access the current offer: customize the NAR Weekly Report and get rewarded with a FREE Seller’s Brochure eProduct Bundle. This offer ends May 15. NAR’s new Member Value Plus (MVP) program rewards you for taking action every two weeks in NAR ...


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