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Zillow Now Powers U.S. Real Estate Listings for Leading Chinese Real Estate Platform

Zillow, Inc. is now powering the U.S. real estate search for Leju Holdings Limited (“Leju”), an affiliate of E-House (China) Holdings Limited, a leading real estate services company in China. Leju operates several leading real estate and home furnishing websites of SINA Corporation, Baidu Inc., and its main website, ...


A Rise in International Homebuyers: Are You Ready?

International buyers are entering the U.S. housing market at a rapid pace, according to a recent NAR report, the 2013 Profile of International Home Buying Activity. In fact, international buyers accounted for 7 percent of all residential purchases in the U.S. in ...


Eye on the Economy: Existing Home Sales Improving

Existing home sales increased 2.4 percent in July, tallying the fourth consecutive month of increase. While the pace of existing home sales remains 4.3 percent below the July 2013 rate, the steady improvement for resales is positive news for the ...


Big Data and the Real Estate Media Titans: Crafting Your Big Data Marketing Strategy

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


How to Create an Environment of Success

Building a company, office or team requires recruiting. Some people recruit well, while others struggle to get even a few agents on board. The difference between the average and the exceptional when it comes to recruiting is that the exceptional ...


Speaker Spotlight: Sherry Chris to Be Featured Panelist at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

Attendees at this year’s NAR Annual Conference and Expo will have a special opportunity to hear several of the nation’s most successful industry leaders break down their strategies for success at RISMedia’s 19th annual Power Broker Forum, titled, “Power Broker Strategies ...


Mortgage Applications Inch Forward

Mortgage applications increased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 29, 2014. ...


Are Some Consumers Worried about the Future?

Consumers continue to regain confidence, but they may be concerned about the near future. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index increased for the fourth consecutive month to 92.4 in August. But the expectations for the next six months ...


Social Security: Guarding Your Reputation Online

As you may already know, September is REALTOR® Safety Month. But hopefully, safety is not something you think about only once a year. Whether at a showing, in the office, meeting a client, or online, you and your agents should always keep ...


How Many Homes Fit on a Football Field?

Given that single-family homes have been generally getting larger, it may be tempting to assume that the lots they’re sitting on are getting larger as well. However, according to the Census Bureau’s Characteristics of New Single-Family Houses Sold, the opposite is closer to ...


There’s Still Time to Join the REach® Insight Panel

NAR PULSE—Don't miss your opportunity to receive first access to the new technologies to help take their business to the next level as a member of the Insight Panel for REach®, NAR’s technology accelerator program. Panelists choose one or more REach® ...


Webinar Alert: Retention and Revenue—Using Online Lead Systems

Agents need to know you can produce leads. In addition, they need to know that the leads you provide can close. On Thursday, September 4 at 8:30-9 a.m. PDT, realtor.com® is holding a webinar that can help you establish this pipeline to recruit—plus, systems to keep follow-up on track and ...


New Report Shows 16.6 Percent Dip in Title Insurance Premiums

The American Land Title Association (ALTA) recently reported that title insurance premium volume declined 16.6 percent during the second quarter of 2014 when compared to the same period a year ago. ...


U.S. Housing Memorializes 10 Years in ‘The Lost Decade’

A recent Clear Capital report touches upon what the industry is referring to as housing's “lost decade,” the time from 2004 to 2014, where national home prices have been nominally unchanged. The Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report, which publishes ...


Top 5 Ways to Grow Your Digital Brand

When you Google real estate in your local market, is your business at the top of the search results? With 92 percent of potential buyers house hunting online, boosting your online marketing efforts is crucial for building a successful business. ...


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