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Facebook Live: Change the Way You Connect with Your Followers

Live video streaming is becoming more popular on social sites, especially when it comes to younger generations. While Periscope has been buzzing for a while, a new and even more well-known platform is now offering live-streaming—Facebook. With the addition of ...


NAR Makes Moves on Modern Family

This week, NAR let ABC's Modern Family viewers get a glimpse of life as a REALTOR with a new, innovative and integrated narrative ad campaign. ...


5 Ways to ‘Wow’ Your Clients

When was the last time you were at a restaurant or store and received an unexpected service or treat? Perhaps your favorite restaurant gave you an appetizer on the house or the plant nursery you frequent gave you a free ...


5 Ways to Connect with Millennial Clients

The best way to connect with a client will always vary based on their preferences. But for those seasoned agents working to appeal to a millennial client, a lot can get lost in the age gap. Below are a handful of ways to come off as hip and happening to ...


Emerging Mortgage Trends and Their Impact on Your Brokerage Business

In 2015, purchase mortgage originations were estimated around $900 billion, or 14 percent higher than purchase mortgage originations in 2014. This year, $998 billion in purchase mortgage originations are expected, a number that’s predicted to steadily grow and surpass $1 trillion in 2017. ...


Mortgage Applications Tumble, Says MBA

Mortgage applications decreased 3.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 29, 2016. ...


Survey Says: Homeownership Rate Not Hurt by Student Loan Factor

While the U.S. homeownership rate has neared a half-century low, student debt is not the cause, according to a new Evidence Speaks report by Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow and University of Michigan Economics Professor Susan Dynarskiy. ...


Top 4 Ways to Build a Winning Prospecting Plan

It’s never too early or too often to take a close, strategic look at your prospecting plan. In addition to providing a wonderful experience for your homebuyers, your online property data program can be a ...


Military Homebuyers Purchase Younger, Buy Larger and More Expensive Homes, Says NAR

Differences in household demographics and affordable financing options spur homebuying demand for young active-service military members, causing them to significantly outpace the share of non-military homebuyers under the age of 35, according to the first-ever 2016 Veterans & ...


Will Zero-Energy Homes Change the Future of Real Estate?

While trends typically come and go, one that’s been getting a lot of attention lately is the concept surrounding the zero-energy home, a space that relies on exceptional energy conservation and on-site renewable energy to meet heating, cooling and energy needs. As ...


New Flood Insurance Legislation Offers Consumers Support, Flexibility

Property owners who opt to purchase flood insurance in the private market rather than through the National Flood Insurance Program may do so under current rules, but they risk paying higher rates if they return to the ...


NAWRB Spotlight: Helen Hanna Casey

In the current issue of NAWRB Magazine (National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses), Helen Hanna Casey, President & Chief Executive Officer of Pittsburgh-based Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, details her life as a leading woman in business in the ...


Tech Trends: Smart Buyer’s Reps Know about Smart Homes

Smart-home technology is shifting into high gear. By all accounts, 2016 will be the tipping point for consumer interest and adoption, nearly five years ahead of experts’ original projections. ...


How Are You Helping Agents Monetize Their Contacts?

Whether you are a builder/developer trying to move more product or a broker or marketing company looking to do the same on behalf of a client, bottom line is you are trying to get more consumers to buy new homes. There are ...


Consumer Confidence Cramps in April, says University of Michigan

Consumer sentiment continued its slow decline in April due to weakening expectations for future economic growth, although their views of their current finances remained positive. The top concerns of consumers involve whether the anticipated slowdown in economic growth will lead to a slower ...


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