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A Texas First: Engel & Völkers Expands into the Lone Star State

Engel & Volkers, the global luxury real estate firm, recently announced that Roxann Taylor & Associates, REALTORS® is the newest addition to its North American network and the first in Texas. The new brokerage will provide the firm’s global standard of premium service in the market as Engel & Volkers ...


A Better Crystal Ball: Building Your Competitive Advantage with Big Data

Editor’s Note: This is the third article in a series on Big Data analysis as relevant to the real estate industry. ...


Charge It! with the New REALTOR® Credit Card

In November, NAR members, association staff and their family members have a new choice for their credit needs:  the official REALTOR® Credit Card. Through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® partnership with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, NAR members can now apply for the card program that ...


Technology’s Impact on the Real Estate Industry

Top executives from many of the world’s leading real estate firms joined a panel discussion recently about the impact of new technology on commercial and residential real estate markets. The session, “Strategic Technology Solutions and REach® Driving Innovation ...


Brokers Concerned about Generation Y but Expect a Better 2015

While the typical firm profile is similar to previous years, the future expectations of firms change as the real estate market evolves over time, as seen in the results from NAR’s 2014 Profile of Real Estate Firms. ...


REALTORS® Should Embrace Online Data, Educate Consumers about Valuations

REALTORS® shouldn't be afraid of the plethora of available real estate data online, and it's their responsibility to educate buyers and sellers about the different valuation models and data available, according to panelists at a property valuation forum at the 2014 ...


REALTOR® Changes Will Heighten Professionalism

On Monday, NAR Board of Directors voted on several key policy changes that will greatly impact the role of the REALTOR® when it comes to professionalism. ...


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NAR PULSE—Grounded or not, any claim has the potential to cost you time and money to defend. That is where Victor O. Schinnerer & Company comes in. Take an online video tour before November 15 to learn how Schinnerer’s Errors & Omissions ...


REALTORS® Celebrate 70 Years of Veterans Home Loan Benefits

More than 20 million American veterans have benefited from the Veterans Affairs Guaranteed Home Loan program over the past 70 years, but millions of former and active duty service members are not aware that they can take advantage of the homebuying program. ...


New Survey Identifies Top Trends in Smart Home Technology

According to a survey conducted by ERA Real Estate and HGTV, nearly half (46 percent) of consumers believe it is important that their current home or next home they purchase be equipped with smart home technology. Not only do they see the ...


REALTOR® Designation Awareness Month Emphasizes Benefits of Continuing Education

Successful REALTORS® are required to keep current on a wide range of evolving issues, including technology, changing legalities, highly-specialized transactions and many other central components of our business. This is why the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) offers ...


Leaders of Leaders in South Florida: The Keyes Company

Life is good on the Gold Coast of Florida. For Mike Pappas, president and CEO of The Keyes Company, it’s been a source of personal fulfillment and professional achievement for as long as he can remember. Real estate is in his blood, and his family-owned company enjoys an established reputation ...


Go Local, Go Mobile

Mobile technology continues to transform the way we do business. Nearly daily enhancements to mobile phones and tablets mean that more and more people are moving to mobile devices to conduct more and more online activities. That makes it a business imperative to meet the changing consumer. ...


U.S. House Prices Contribute to Global House Price Recovery

A previous blog post illustrated that U.S. house prices are recording a range of annual gains with some areas of the country rising faster than others. Similarly, in the context of the global economy, annual house price growth in the ...


Attend the Idea Exchange Council for Brokers Friday Nov. 7 in New Orleans

NAR PULSE—Broker owners from companies of all sizes are invited to join the “Think Tank” discussion at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 7 during NAR’s REALTORS® Conference in New Orleans. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in an honest exchange of ideas, approaches, solutions and methods that you may consider ...


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