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Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, a leading brokerage, has acquired Coldwell Banker Claire Sobel Real Estate of Roslyn. Daniel Gale Sotheby’s President and CEO Patricia Petersen made the announcement. ...
Instinctively, I know those of us listing and selling properties will benefit from the encouraging news in the media about the recovering housing market because it reassures potential buyers that the time to buy is now. But as Oprah Winfrey often asks her guests: What do you know for sure? What I know for sure is that converting a recovering market into individual home sales has far more to do with how we market ourselves as real estate professionals and the creative ways we generate positive attention to our listings, than it does with good news in the media. Consider these techniques to generate viable offers and start a bidding war on your properties:
Develop a Solid Market Strategy for Each Property: Identify the target market for each property and create
Could cash soon be a thing of the past? Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square and Twitter’s co-founder, would have you believe that cash will soon go the way of the dodo. You probably know Square from its first huge success in mobile commerce;
REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—Home sales surged 18 percent over previous year levels, with data recently released by the Illinois Association of REALTORS® showing signs that the state's housing market is strengthening.
CoreLogic, a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, has announced it has signed a multiyear agreement to provide multiple listing service (MLS) solutions to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), which serves nearly 9,000 members through its subsidiary, the Austin/Central Texas Realty Information Service (ACTRIS). ...
Prudential Georgia Realty has announced the release of its newly redesigned intranet. The new design and format will help Prudential Georgia Realty agents improve productivity and deliver more value to their clients. This release is not the final product but more a new beginning. ...
REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—To highlight homeownership’s vital importance to families and to the economy, more than 600 Floridians participated in a Rally for Homeownership recently in downtown Tampa.
Speakers at the rally included Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn; State Representative Dana Young (R-57); State Representative Janet Cruz (D-58); Chairman of the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners Ken Hagan; and Sylvia Alvarez, executive director of the Housing and Education Alliance.
MLSListings, Inc. has announced it is the first MLS in California to partner with BuildFax, a provider of historical building permit data. The unique service allows prospective home buyers to shortcut hours of records searches through multiple sources
Harley E. Rouda Sr., who founded HER Realtors and grew it to become the Central Ohio's region’s largest residential real estate brokerage, died Thursday at 83.
As a professional trainer and speaker at over 50 conventions and events every year, I continue to appreciate those in the field whom I’ve admired and learned from. My favorite has always been self-help author and motivational speaker, Tony Robbins. Robbins teaches that every person on Earth has six, basic human needs. They are as follows:
1. Certainty/Comfort. We all want comfort. And much of this comfort comes from certainty. We will never attain 100% certainty but we want to know that when we flip the switch, the light goes on and when we need our family they will be there for us.
NAR PULSE—This innovative three-day program will get you up to speed on the latest advancements in the green industry and homes with green features. Learn how to leverage sustainable practices
After seven consecutive months of sliding home prices, average home prices increased more than 1 percent in April for both the 10- and 20-city groups tracked by the Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Data through April 2012, just released for the S&P/Case-Shiller1 Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that on average home prices increased 1.3% in the month of April for both indices.
April’s data indicate that on an annual basis home prices fell by 2.2% for the 10-City Composite and by 1.9% for the 20-City Composites,
Regional Spotlight—Home sales in the Bay State increased almost 35 percent in May - rising to the highest level of transactions since June 2010, according to The Warren Group,
Economists continued to predict home prices will decline only slightly in 2012, falling 0.4 percent for the entire year, and will increase thereafter, according to the June 2012 Zillow® Home Price Expectations Survey, compiled from 114 responses by a diverse group of economists, real estate experts and investment and market ...
What do you think top producing agents need to focus on today in order to be succesfull? According to Ken Parrott, partner and co-owner of Coldwell Banker Heritage REALTORS®, the answer is networking. Read to see what he and fellow owner