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Existing-Home Sales Spike in March

Existing-home sales jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, while unsold inventory showed needed improvement, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Led by the Midwest, all major regions experienced strong sales gains in March and are above their year-over-year ...


Quicken Loans Sues Justice Department and HUD

Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage lender, filed suit Friday in Federal District Court against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The company was left with no alternative but to ...


Share of Seriously Underwater Homes Increases in First Quarter for First Time Since 2012

RealtyTrac® recently released its U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the first quarter of 2015, which shows that at the end of the first quarter of 2015 there were 7,341,922 U.S. residential properties seriously ...


Understanding the State of Hispanic Real Estate: An Interview with NAHREP President Teresa Palacios Smith

As the housing market continues to recover, more and more minority communities will enter the real estate scene. Recent studies have shown that the Hispanic community will soon represent a major segment of the homeownership ...


Extreme Marketing: Build a Rollercoaster through Your Listing!

Dutch real estate agency Huizen Promoter built a rollercoaster through an open house, trumping anything anyone else has ever done in real estate. Ever. ...


Return Buyers Expected to Re-Enter and Restore Market, Study Shows

Nearly a decade since the start of the foreclosure crisis, formerly distressed homeowners with restored credit are re-entering the housing market, but damaged ...


Tips That Will Immediately Help You Win More Listings and Convert More Buyers

How do you win more listings and convert more buyers? First, develop a brand identity, separate your personal from your professional life on Facebook and remember that real estate is still a personal, local business. It may sound simple, and it ...


Don’t Let a Rental Scam Ruin Your American Dream

When it comes to the World Wide Web, there’s one rule of thumb you can’t afford to ignore: Just because it’s on the Internet, doesn’t mean it’s true. ...


4 Tips for Working with Multigenerational Buyers

Working in real estate can be a challenge in itself, but when you're working with multigenerational buyers—a household of more than two generations—things can get even more complicated as you work to meet the diverse needs of parents, grandparents and children alike. ...


Ready to Make Your Real Estate Consumer Happy?

Does your business model deliver an exceptional transaction to your consumers? Everyone has their opinions about Uber—some rave, some rail. But as someone who travels quite a bit, Uber absolutely kills it for consumers. They make my experience exceptional, and I want to recommend ...


Anonymous Whistleblower Identified as Former Zillow Employee

Move, Inc. filed new documentation this week revealing the author of an anonymous letter alleging unlawful conduct by Zillow Group Chief Industry Development Officer Errol Samuelson, former chief strategy officer of Move and president of realtor.com®. ...


Go Where the Leads Are (Spoiler Alert: They’re on Social Media!)

If you’re a real estate professional and aren’t using social media to maximize your business, you’re leaving a lot of money on the table. That was the message of the latest installment of RISMedia’s monthly Agent Webinar Series, where Mike Bjorkman from HomeSmart ...


3 Ways to Prepare for Google’s “Mobilegeddon”

On April 21, Google will begin making major changes to its mobile search algorithm. Known (un)affectionately as “Mobilegeddon,” the search community has seen this change coming for a while. With websites, news articles and conference sessions specifically dedicated to this looming end-date, those ...


5 Signs You’re Letting Fear Run Your Company

Here's the harsh truth: No matter how much you plan, no matter how many rules you put in place, no matter how much risk you avoid, you'll never control all the circumstances that influence your business. Never. ...


Getting through to Millennial Buyers

Despite some barriers to homeownership, there’s no doubt that millennials will be the next big market of homebuyers. Reaching the target demographic of millennial homebuyers is a challenge that real estate professionals must tackle today. ...


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