Welcome!




Expand Your Education with These Courses from
Becoming a Successful Sales Professional: Skills for Sales Success: Part One.
The Psychology of Consultative Selling: Skills for Sales Success: Part Four.
Negotiating Skills: Skills for Sales Success: Part Six.
Accredited Buyer's Representative.
BPOs: The Agent's Role in the Valuation Process.

Real Estate Trends Archive


Builder Confidence Virtually Unchanged in September

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes dipped by a single point to 14 on the recently released National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for September. The index has now held between 13 and 16 for six consecutive months. ...


Local REALTOR® Associations to Receive Branded Market Analytics

Following the successful launch of The Thing, an interactive market analysis tool created by 10K Research and Marketing, Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) announced recently it is providing MRED's REALTOR® Association partners with branded statistical reports for distribution to association members and consumers. All will be brandable at the ...


Company Profile: Moving Customer Service in the Right Direction

Mortgage lenders across the country have faced unprecedented challenges in recent years. From helping homeowners avoid foreclosure to showing buyers some of the best bargains in decades, lenders have sought to keep customer service levels high through it all. At ...


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

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Access to 6 business building webinars for only $14.99, a message from Liberty Mutual, and promotional materials now available for REALTOR® Designation Awareness month. ...


Rand on Real Estate: Market Views from Ed Forman, President of Watson Realty Group in Jacksonville, FL

This week, Greg Rand (@gsrand) , CEO of OwnAmerica hosts Rand on Real Estate on 770 WABC, discusses with Ed Forman the benefits, industries, economics and real estate market of Jacksonville, Florida. ...


Builders Call on Congress to Extend Loan Limits

With the Oct. 1 deadline rapidly approaching when the conforming loan limits for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will be lowered, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently called on Congress to move swiftly ...


Homeowners Expectations Low for 2012

Homeowners are growing even more pessimistic about the potential short- and long-term values of their homes. ...


Dispelling the Myths of Advertising

I often find myself hearing the same comment in several variations about advertising: “I bought a large ad in my local newspaper and didn’t receive any immediate business from it. It’s obviously not working and a waste of money.” ...


Bathroom Remodeling on a Budget

Bathroom renovations have become extremely popular in recent years. Many consumers choose to renovate their bathroom before any other room; not only is the bathroom a major focal point when it comes time to sell, but square footage is limited and depending on the plans, the cost can be affordable—especially ...


Soaring Prices Suggest a Florida Phenomenon

The numbers leap off the page. Seven of the top 10 markets in the nation whose media list prices are up year over year are Florida markets. According to the latest data from Realtor.com, Florida single-family home and condo prices are zooming at the same time that the rest of ...


Household Debt Drops for 12th Straight Quarter

Household debt declined by a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 0.6%, dragged lower by a 2.4% decline in mortgage debt as consumers took out fewer mortgages, paid off or had debts forgiven, the Federal Reserve reported in its voluminous flow-of-funds ...


Showing Feedback Important to Today’s Sellers

As homes continue to sit on the market for longer periods of time, providing sellers with immediate and consistent showing feedback is one way real estate professionals can help their clients understand why their home isn’t selling, and give them a clear sense as to what needs to be improved. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Launches First-Time Home Buyer Resource Center

Taking the next step to help people turn their dreams of homeownership into realities, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC launched a new portal on its website specifically for first-time home buyers. The First-Time Home Buyers Resource Center includes videos, articles and tools to answer questions and guide new home buyers ...


Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Continues Growth in Ohio

Recently, at a press conference, Howard Hanna Ohio President Howard W. ‘Hoby’ Hanna, IV announced that the company has acquired 1st Choice Realty of Canfield, Ohio. ...


New Online Guides Teach Consumers How Building Codes Make Homes More Energy Efficient

Thanks to the new partnership between the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) and Consumers Union, user-friendly, interactive online guides and downloadable publications are helping homeowners and buyers save energy and money by teaching them the potential of building energy codes ...


Our Latest News >>