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A Global Approach to Real Estate

When examining the overall picture of global real estate business in the United States, the facts speak for themselves: International buyers now account for $82.5 billion of residential purchases; global business fared a 24 percent increase over last year; 27 ...


What the Future Holds for Brokers: CEO Exchange Panel Reveals How to Remain Relevant in the New Age of Real Estate

With the increasing popularity of Web-based listing portals and virtual brokerage models, along with widespread access to information, what role will organized real estate play in the future of home buying and selling? How much does the consumer really need ...


The Real Estate Book Expands into New Territories

The Real Estate Book, one of the nation’s most established brands for marketing homes for sale, continues to expand into new areas. The advertising vehicle offers real estate agents the ability to market their listings through highly targeted local advertising plus wide out of market exposure via the Web. The ...


Construction Spending on Single-Family Homes up 40 Percent Since Recession Low

According to the Census Bureau, private residential construction spending fell slightly for the month of July, after three successive months of gains. The July value of private residential construction put in place was down 1.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted ...


Apartment Market Infographic Shows Rents are Heating Up

According to research by MPF, provider of market intelligence and objective insights exclusively to the multifamily industry, the average rent increased 4.0 percent from mid 2011 to mid 2012. Are you wondering how the multifamily market is doing? View the following infographic to learn where the top and bottom ten ...


Real Estate Lead Generation: Turning Online Visitors into Homebuyers

The Internet has transformed the way real estate professionals conduct business. It is now possible to use your website as a powerful lead generation system that can produce highly targeted prospects if worked correctly. ...


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau RESPA/TILA Harmonization Proposal

On July 9, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a 1,100 page proposal to harmonize the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act’s (TILA) disclosures, forms and procedures. As with any proposal of this length, it is a mixed bag of good, bad ...


Tami Bonnell Named CEO of EXIT Realty Corp. International

EXIT Realty Corp. International recently announced that Tami Bonnell has been named CEO. ...


Taking Back the Real Estate Industry: HomeServices CEO Ron Peltier Kicks off RISMedia Event with ‘State of the Industry’ Address

While progress may be slow, all indicators point to a gradually recovering real estate market. With 2013 poised to be a break-out year for real estate, proactive brokers are positioning themselves to take back their markets and start growing business ...


September is REALTOR® Safety Month

NAR PULSE - NAR understands that members face more on-the-job dangers than many other professionals. Stay personally and professionally safe in September during REALTOR® Safety Month, and all year long with free tools and resources from NAR, including a new video on Social Media and Cyber Safety Strategies, new articles ...


Look Out! Business Process Systems Are Everywhere You Look

Why don’t brokerages update their business process systems to create the exceptional real estate transactions consumers and agents are looking for? ...


5 Ways You Might Be Losing Sales through Your Website

Although there are a lot of creative ways to make your website a lead-generation and lead-capturing machine, there are also some things you might be doing that could totally thwart your plan of attack. Certain website elements are imperative for any online success strategy, and without them, you could be ...


Look Out! Business Process Systems Are Everywhere You Look

Why don’t brokerages update their business process systems to create the exceptional real estate transactions consumers and agents are looking for? ...


Do Your Buyers Need Help with Their Credit Fitness?

Many homebuyers now and into the foreseeable future will face tight lending standards and the need to improve their credit score to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for mortgages. Be aware of the following steps your prospects can take for some ...


Investors Still Find Real Estate Enticing

(MCT)—The stone house has small rooms, an overgrown yard and a roof that begs to be replaced. But investor Frank Oliveri and his business partner, Al Best, see the potential in its Wyckoff, N.J., address and the $125,000 in renovations they’ve got planned. ...


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