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Auctions: Love Them or Hate Them

Remember that kid in high school that none of your friends liked, so you weren’t supposed to like them either? Instead of getting to know them and making your own assessment, you just went along with the crowd in condemning that kid as an unlikable person. Auctions are like that. ...


Don’t Give up on Facebook: Do This Instead

At first, you were excited about social media but your page still only has a few likes. Your small audience combined with a lack of response to the first few posts you made knocked the wind out of your sails. ...


Check out This Must-Take Relationship-Building Webinar

Are you looking to stop building pipelines and start building relationships? Back by popular demand, on Thursday December 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT, NAR is hosting a must-take webinar that includes real-time walkthrough of the Top Producer® CRM ecosystem capabilities in generating and nurturing leads ...


What Homes Do Millennials Buy?

New NAHB research shows that millennials tend to buy homes that are smaller, older, and less expensive than homes bought by older generations. Being the youngest home buyers with little or no accumulated wealth also affects how millennials shop and buy their homes. ...


Preparing for the Future: Sweepstakes Winners Get Jump Start on New Year with Business and Style Makeover

As 2014 begins to wind down, real estate professionals across the board are taking a good hard look at the past 12 months—celebrating their successes and thinking outside the box to strategically position themselves ahead of the competition moving forward. While it’s never too early to start planning for the ...


Stock of Residential AD&C Loans Up 17 Percent over Last Four Quarters

One factor holding back a stronger rebound in home construction has been the tight availability of acquisition, development and construction (AD&C) loans. However, the stock of residential AD&C loans outstanding has been on the rise, posting a 17 percent gain since the third quarter of 2013. ...


Pending Home Sales Slow in October but Remain Higher Than a Year Ago

Pending home sales declined in October but remained at a healthy level of activity and are above year-over-year levels for the second straight month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Idea Exchange Council Comes Together with Common Goal of Raising the Caliber of the Real Estate Industry

Two times per year, at NAR’s major meetings, the idea exchange council for brokers comes together to share broker challenges, ideas and solutions. ...


REBAC Hall of Fame Highlights the Top Crop in Buyer Representation

Each November, as agents are in full-swing for the fall buying and selling season, the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) acknowledges the achievements of its most accomplished members by inducting them into the REBAC Hall of Fame. Initially nominated by their peers and then selected by a panel of ...


Will a Bad Court Decision in California Be Followed in Other States?

Say what you want about California: a state with a dysfunctional state government and/or political climate, a very litigious state, or a state having high tax rates and real estate prices. Yet despite these issues, California ...


Getting Back to the Basics

From improving company branding to keeping agents motivated, Gerry Burke, the managing partner with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HWWB, REALTORS® in Birmingham, Mich., has over 28 years of experience navigating the tumultuous real estate terrain. In the following interview, she reveals several of ...


Commercial Real Estate Demand Is Holding Steady despite Overseas Concerns

Despite a slowing global economy, forward economic momentum in the U.S. should keep commercial real estate activity on firmer footing, according to the National Association of REALTORS® quarterly commercial real estate forecast. ...


A Real Estate Machine: Realtors Property Resource® Helps Agents become More Efficient

Real estate is an extremely complex industry. From tracking market changes to connecting with clients and acquiring new listings, the average real estate professional tackles a heaping plate, daily. However, with the right toolset, it’s possible to work not only faster, but smarter. ...


A Consistent and Persistent Focus on Clients

From keeping on top of technology to shifting your marketing strategies, the real estate industry is all about adaptation. In the following interview, Maureen McEnearney Dunn, President of McEnearney Associates, Inc. REALTORS®, dishes out her top tips for success in a fluctuating industry. ...


Continuing Education Equals Increased Income and Professional Skills

Now more than ever, successful brokers and their agents must keep current on issues, evolving technology, changing legalities, and many other central components of the business to keep pace in today’s dynamic real estate market.  This is why the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) offers a series of designation and ...


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