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How to Use Social Media the RIGHT Way – Part 2

People’s attention is shifting and shifting fast. People no longer take the time to look at billboards or direct mail. Therefore, to attract the eyeballs and ears of potential clients, you have to take matters into your own hands, and social media ...


New Housing Report Reveals Healthier National Market

Nationally, the number of single-family homes for sale and their prices continue to rise—revealing a healthier real estate marketplace than a year ago and strong seller confidence, according to the April 2014 National Housing Trend Report released today by realtor.com®, a leader ...


Best Practice Ideas Sought for Real Estate eBook, Earn Rewards Package for Your Participation

Realtor.com® is seeking your best practices, professional tips, or scripting know-how on a real estate topic of your choosing by May 31st, 2014. The dialog and techniques submitted will be considered for inclusion in a best practices eBook realtor.com® is creating for release at the annual NAR conference in November. ...


Hot Property: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski Add House to Their Portfolio

(MCT)—Emily Blunt has been quite busy—she’ll be tearing up the big screen this year—but apparently she still had time to go house shopping. She and husband John Krasinski have spent $2.575 million for a home in Hollywood Hills ...


Home Prices Growing at Slower Pace

Home price growth across the U.S. is continuing at a slower pace, according to a recently released Case-Shiller home price report. ...


Attend the REALTOR® Broker Summit in Atlanta

NAR PULSE—If you attend the upcoming REALTOR® Broker Summit in Atlanta, you'll have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders about issues of concern to you and your business, take part in roundtable discussions and network with your colleagues, hear advice ...


Tax Reform May Impact Real Estate, but Not Quite Yet

Tax reform that would affect real estate has been the talk of the industry recently, and we can expect the conversation to gain steam as we move toward 2015. Like it or not, these discussions are going to impact how we do ...


’30 Under 30′ REALTORS® Making a Name for Themselves in Real Estate

A group of rising young REALTORS® is taking advantage of renewed optimism in housing and commercial real estate markets to champion their client's buying, selling and investing goals and advance their real estate careers. This year's REALTOR® Magazine "30 Under 30" honorees are hardworking young professionals who understand the importance ...


NAR Member Survey Shows Rise in REALTOR® Income and Sales Volume

Reflecting the 11.5 percent growth in home prices last year, income and sales volume jumped for the third year in a row, according to the 2014 National Association of REALTORS® Member Profile. The survey also found an increase in new and ...


Why Increasing Accuracy and Precision Is Key in Today’s Market

With a market that is constantly fluctuating and an inventory that is struggling to meet the demands of today’s buyers, it’s now more important than ever for agents to have the most up-to-date property data at their fingertips. ...


Housing Supply and Demand Continue to Yield Unexpected Results

Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for May, showing that regular supply and demand forces continue to produce unexpected results as the housing recovery readies to shift into a higher gear during the spring home buying season. ...


New NAR Risk Management Tool

Recently, NAR introduced The Legal Pulse, a quarterly report newsletter that analyzes cases and statutes from across the country that impact real estate professionals. The newsletter tracks both cases and statutes. The Legal ...


Orlando Bloom Sells Home in Hollywood Hills

(MCT)—Orlando Bloom has sold a house in Hollywood Hills West for $3.9 million. ...


Economists and Experts Expect 2014 Price Increases to Average 4.4 Percent

More than 100 housing economists and experts participating in a recent quarterly survey expect nationwide home values to appreciate 4.4 percent through the end of this year. The most optimistic group of panelists predicted a 5.8 percent annual increase in home values this ...


10 Rules of Referrals

Ask any real estate agent what’s the best way to gain new business and they’ll probably say referrals. Above all, earning referral business begins with delivering stellar and memorable service to your clients, but that is rarely enough to provide a steady stream ...


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