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Real Estate Agents Gain 8.5 Percent Increase in Income

A Chicago Agent magazine survey found that agents’ average income increased 8.5 percent. The average income in 2009 was $64k, and in 2010, this survey shows the average income was $70k. ...


Don’t Let Focusing on Lead Generation Torpedo Your Branding, Part 1

(EMC)—Although Admiral David Farragut had a long and distinguished career in the U.S. Navy, he's best known for a single order he gave at the Battle of Mobile Bay on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. Farragut ordered his ships to attack the port, but when one ship sunk after striking ...


Fewer Homeowners Opting to Refinance

The number of consumers across the country who filed applications for new home loans recently fell considerably, as fewer borrowers sought to refinance their existing mortgages. Informa Research Services, a subsidiary of Informa plc (LSE: INF), suggests that consumers review ...


HUD Announces $25 Million in Available Grants for New Multifamily Energy Efficiency Pilot

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced that $25 million is available through HUD’s new Multifamily Energy Efficiency Pilot program. Once awarded, these grants will help develop new innovative approaches for multifamily residential properties to reduce their energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, while saving money for ...


Independents’ Profits Soar 66 Percent on Purchase Mortgages

Independent mortgage banks and subsidiaries made an average profit of $575 on each loan they originated in the second quarter of 2011, up from $346 per loan in the first quarter of 2011, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Second Quarter 2011 Mortgage Bankers Performance Report released recently. ...


Keep Your Agents—and Yourself—Safe This September and All Year

Your newest agent stops by your office on her way out the door. She’s excited because she just got a phone call from a potential seller and plans to meet him tonight to tour his single-family home. “He said he’d ...


Marketing Strategies: Are You Sabotaging Your Own Success?

Have you ever felt like you had reached a plateau and could go no higher? If so, you're not alone; many people sabotage their own success. In my work as a real estate business coach for the past 15+ years, ...


From Shopping Carts to Shopping QR’ts

Recently, my father told me that he was looking to get a new “cell phone” and said he “doesn’t need to have the Internet on his phone,” to which I responded, “You don’t need it, but why wouldn’t you want to have it?” ...


Case-Shiller Prices Recover in Second Quarter

Home prices rose in the second quarter almost as much as they fell in the first, but prices at the end of June still trailed June 2010 levels, which still reflected demand generated by the tax credit boomlet. ...


Video Content Enables a Mobile Real Estate Lifestyle

When I speak to groups or teach classes about real estate, I often get questions about how to enable a mobile strategy. One of the key ways to do this is actually less about the mobile technology you carry and more about the kind of content you are enabling the ...


REALTOR® Award Finalists Recognized for Volunteer Efforts

REALTORS® don't only help people realize their dreams of homeownership; they also volunteer their time and skills to help improve the communities in which they live. Ten REALTORS® were recognized today by the National Association of REALTORS®® as finalists for REALTOR® Magazine's 2011 Good Neighbor Awards. ...


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

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS? include: Facebook case study; send up to five documents a month free with REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, DocuSign®,;and register for a free safety webinar on social media and cyber safety. For more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


Krisstina Wise to Deliver Sneak Peak of New Website

Krisstina Wise, CEO of the GoodLife Team, will be delivering a live webinar sneak preview of her new neighborhood website marketing system this Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10 a.m. PST. ...


New York Condo Development Creates Unique Incentives for Buyers

Regional Spotlight—Halstead Property Development Marketing and West 147th Associates LLC, the developers of PS90, a Harlem, New York-based school-turned-condo development, recently announced a new tuition incentive of $1,000 per unit for buyers who sign new contracts by September 30th. ...


Onboard Informatics Powers Lifestyle Search Widget for the Creig Northrop Team

Onboard Informatics—a data and technology services provider for top-tier real estate, media, and technology companies—is supplying robust community information through Neighborhood Navigator, as well as Lifestyle Search for the Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster—a top real estate team in the United States. These content solutions were a part ...


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