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History for Sale: Michelangelo’s 16th Century Tuscan Home

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni’s products range from sculptures to painting, poetry, engineering and architectural design, through the refinement of the High Renaissance and into the artistic age of Mannerism. He is considered by many to be the greatest artist of all ...


Pending Home Sales Nudge forward in October

Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in October, but shifted marginally higher after two straight months of declines, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Gains in the Northeast and West were offset by declines in the Midwest and South. ...


Modest Home Price Gains to Stoke the Winter Fire

As the year draws to a close, housing continues to recalibrate and the Midwest maintains its impressive trend, according to Clear Capital's December 2015 HDI Market Report. November’s data shows Detroit up 135 percent from the trough, ...


Getting to the Next Level

Stop making resolutions and take control of your day, your business, your income, and your life. ...


New Home Sales Rise in October

Sales of new single-family houses in October 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 495,000, according to estimates released jointly recently by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Census Bureau. This is 10.7 percent (±17.7%)* above ...


Staying on the Leading Edge of Technology

For Jeff Detwiler, president & COO of The Long & Foster Companies, staying on the leading edge of real estate technology is not something to be taken lightly. In fact, the nation’s No. 1 family-owned company is so dedicated to investing in the ...


The .REALTOR Web Address: A Key Component of Your 2016 Branding Strategy

Whether triggered by market changes, competition, mergers, or an outdated image, every branding strategy needs periodic updates to keep pace with the latest and greatest in the industry. ...


Big Boom: Home Prices Continue to Rise

Home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, with yet another increase in September, according to recently released S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. ...


Ask the Experts: How to Collect More Accurate Contact Information from Open House Visitors

In today’s Ask the Expert column, we ask Mark Tepper, SeniorVice President of Sales for Open Home Pro® how agents can collect more accurate contact information from open house visitors. ...


How My Diversity Made Me a Better Leader

I am a first generation Mexican American. My parents came to the U.S. in the 50s and technology (or lack thereof) kept them from staying in close contact with their loved ones back home. Without Internet, cable, cell phones, or FaceTime, they had ...


Intelligent Ads: Adding Value to the Broker Value Proposition

As we continue to explore the digital advertising space within the real estate industry, we’ll be shifting our focus to one of our larger reading demographics: brokers. Over the past few months in part one and two of this four-part series, we’ve looked ...


Looking to Build a Sustainable Brokerage Business? Lay the Foundation with a Strong Culture

In an industry that’s constantly changing and evolving, building a sustainable brokerage business that can withstand market fluctuations is not only a challenging proposition, but one that can’t be taken lightly. ...


Content Craze: How Do You Reach Consumers?

To say that we live in a society driven by information is an understatement. Content and its dissemination have truly morphed into the lifeblood of our culture. Everyone is seemingly starved for content that may affect their professions, personal lives, ...


October Existing-Home Sales Fall Behind

With mortgage rates remaining below 4 percent for the third straight month, existing-home sales in October were at a healthy pace but failed to keep up with September’s jump, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four major regions saw ...


HUD Rallies for Equality with New Gender Identity Rule

A new rule was announced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) titled “Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual’s Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs Rule (Gender Identity Rule).” The proposed Gender Identity Rule was created after ...


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