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Is Your Revenue at Risk? CEO Exchange Panel Discusses the Future of ABAs for Brokers

The prominence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has raised concerns surrounding compliance and regulations, impacting everything from the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the new Qualified Mortgage Rule to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. The implications for Affiliated Business ...


REALTORS® Environmental Summit Evaluates Potential Risks to Real Estate

REALTOR® leaders are hearing from the nation’s foremost experts on environmental risk management during the National Association of REALTORS® first environmental summit. The slate of distinguished speakers includes Dan Glickman, who served as the Secretary of Agriculture under President Clinton, and Tom ...


Five Housing Trends for Summer

(MCT)—It may still be hard to find the home of your dreams with the limited inventory for sale. But at least when it comes to getting a mortgage, you might have more options as lenders loosen some of their standards. ...


Mortgage Rates Hold Steady; 30-Year Averaging 4.12 Percent

(MCT)—Mortgage rates are moving fast in one direction this summer — sideways. ...


3 Ways to Get Your Audience Engaged with Your Brand This Summer

It’s summertime and whether or not people have vacation time to spare, they still behave accordingly, says advertising entrepreneur Patrick Walsh. ...


4 Video Marketing Tactics to Attract Local Business

While video marketing is not necessarily new to the real estate industry, the demand for it has certainly increased by leaps and bounds in the last few years. Since 90 percent of consumers watch online video (Invodo), this visual ...


5 Networking Tips to Increase Your Sphere of Influence

In the real estate industry, networking is one of the most important facets of the job. A savvy real estate professional will use each and every opportunity to meet new people and connect with them to make future business ...


Down Payments Go Up for First-time Buyers

Fewer first-time homebuyers are finding a way to buy a house with a relatively low down payment as their options shrink and lenders’ down payment requirements rise. ...


Give Closing Gifts That Open Doors—with Your REALTOR Benefits® Program

The selling season is in full swing, and savvy brokers are focusing on continuing their sales momentum by providing clients with memorable closing and thank-you gifts. This final contact with clients can keep your agents top of mind, helping to lead to referrals and future business. So…do you have a ...


Consumer Confidence Soars in July

The economic forecast is looking sprightly according to Americans, as consumer confidence in July hit its highest level since October 2007. On Tuesday, the Conference Board announced that the U.S. consumer confidence index jumped to 90.9 in July, up from a revised ...


The .REALTOR Domain Is Coming this Fall

NAR PULSE--Are you ready? Visit www.dotREALTOR.org to find FAQs, pricing and guidelines for you and your agents to choose your .REALTOR domain name. Remember, the first .REALTOR domain is free for the first 500,000 NAR members for the first ...


June Pending Home Sales Slip, but Activity Still above Average

After three consecutive months of solid gains, pending home sales slowed modestly in June, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Consumer Change Brings Beneficial Ad Opportunities for Agents

The glaring changes that have taken place over the past six years are becoming ever more apparent every day within real estate as the industry continues its path of recovery. One of the biggest changes that’s taken place is the shift from ...


Agility, Flexibility Keys to Successful Talent Deployment

Companies intent on post-recession growth need a mobile workforce agile enough to respond quickly to new opportunities and fill talent gaps across their organizations, according to the results of Weichert Workforce Mobility’s latest survey. ...


Is Real Estate Ready for ‘Big Data’?

What may feel like the ultimate in information overload, “big data” actually represents one of the most important new frontiers for trend-spotters and marketers across all industries. Referring to massive sets of information that are too expansive to be captured and analyzed by traditional data processing methods, big data presents ...


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