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Back to School: College Towns Primed for 2012 Investors

As parents across the country prepare to send their college-bound students to school this fall, many quickly find housing can be a huge financial undertaking. Some are now considering buying homes for their students to live in with classmates, while ...


Would You Like Fries with That?

While you may not have recognized it, the last time you ordered from a fast food restaurant or went to the post office, there is a good chance you experienced some form of cross-selling or up selling. Cross-selling and up selling are well-established and highly effective marketing practices utilized by ...


Persistence and Hard Work Key Attributes to Success

We all wish success was born over night. But in order to grow your business, it takes persistence and hard work. Read on as Tony Geraci, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Homestar tells us some of his biggest secrets to success. ...


5 Steps to Becoming a Rock Star Recruiter

Even before the popularity of the Wii and games like Guitar Hero, becoming a rock star was a childhood dream for many. We watched our favorite singers at concerts and grew up idolizing and fantasizing about living the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle with all of its glamour, fame and fortune. ...


What Is Your Mobile Listings Strategy? 5 Must-Haves for Taking Your Properties Mobile

Realtor.com® Business Beat—When a seller asks how you market on mobile, do you have an answer that helps you win the listing? ...


10 Questions to Help You Check the Vital Signs of Your Client Relationships

Most doctors firmly believe that certain types of regular screening tests and checkups are essential and help save lives. And most of us, no matter how much we despise devoting an hour or more to getting poked and prodded, dutifully ...


Helping Sellers Maximize Their Profit Potential

For most people their home is their largest investment. It is most likely going to bring the greatest return on investment and it is perhaps the only investment that allows you to enjoy it while it increases in value. Therefore, ...


Rand on Real Estate: Why You Should Invest in Houston, Texas and Fairfax, Va.

Rand on Real Estate comes to national television. The Fox Business Network is running a new segment called "Where to Invest Now," featuring Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica, as housing market analyst making his picks of the best real estate markets in America for investors. ...


Some Boomers to Their Mortgage: ‘Til Death Do Us Part’

(MCT)-- More baby boomers are retiring while still paying mortgages — and some expect to make house payments into their 90s, mortgage brokers and financial planners say. ...


Apartment Production up Strongly Year Over Year

The Census Bureau’s preliminary estimate for starts in buildings with five or more apartments in July came in at 229,000 units (at a seasonally adjusted annual rate), up 9.6 percent from the revised figure for June (revisions to the May ...


Operating Online – Where do We Go From Here?

In today’s real estate environment, it’s no longer enough to simply “keep up” with technology. The rapid-fire pace of technology innovation is now matched by ever-growing developments in the social media and mobile world. A broker’s tech plan must be ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Stick the Landing…Page

In any mobile initiative, the adjustment to the instant, direct nature of a mobile user is a key determinant in the success or failure of the campaign. While these behavioral factors need to be included into every aspect of the mobile mix, it is most important to execute them in ...


Consumer Online Search Inspiring Growth in Real Estate Industry

Internet search has grown to become an integral part of the lives of savvy retail consumers. Many consumers now find it convenient to shop and buy commodities online. While the retail industry still leads the pack in e-commerce, ...


Agencies Issue Proposed Rule on Appraisals for Higher-Risk Mortgages

Six federal financial regulatory agencies recently issued a proposed rule to establish new appraisal requirements for “higher-risk mortgage loans.” The proposed rule would implement amendments to the Truth in Lending Act enacted by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Under the Dodd-Frank Act, mortgage loans ...


Economists Hop on Recovery Bandwagon

Bank of America’s announcement recently that it has significantly improved its home price forecast for the current year made headlines; in fact, the bank joins a growing list of housing economists who have seen the light and hopped on the ...


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