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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 ...


High-Tech Meets Personal Service: The New Standard

The real estate industry has benefitted greatly with the evolution of technology over the last two decades; brokers and independent agents alike are devising communication strategies and expanding their use of mobile technology to stand out from the competition. The ultimate goal? Delivering real value to the personal relationships they’re ...


Running Full-Speed Ahead for REALTORS®: Chris Polychron Takes the Helm as NAR 2014 President-Elect

When Chris Polychron speaks to his fellow members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), he sometimes turns his back to the audience and holds up a mirror in front of him. This is Polychron’s way of letting the membership know that he ...


CEO Exchange Exclusive: One-on-One with Dave Liniger

When it comes to real estate icon Dave Liniger, John Featherston says it best: “He is the Dos Equis commercial. This is the most interesting man in the world.” ...


New Visa Changes Expected to Help Chinese Buy U.S. Real Estate

International investment in U.S. real estate could soar to new heights in 2015, thanks to the reciprocal U.S./China visa agreement that will issue five-year, multiple-entry visas to students and 10-year, multiple-entry visas to business travelers and tourists. The policy changes went into effect ...


Large Majority of Homebuyers Believe They Are Better Buyers Because of Technology

Consumers use technology to do just about everything, including looking for and buying a home. A recent independent poll commissioned by Discover Home Loans shows 89 percent of homebuyers use some form of online technology to help them with the homebuying process. In ...


New REALTOR Benefits® Partner Provides Exclusive Member Pricing and Features on Customizable Websites

Technology has transformed the way real estate professionals do business, and establishing an online presence is essential to connecting with and marketing to potential clients. To help members build and maintain their online identity, the National Association of Realtors® welcomes Placester, one of the largest providers of real estate websites ...


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