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The Consumer Connection: Enhancing Business with Lead Generation, Brand Advertising, Marketing and More

As any savvy real estate agent knows, leads can come from a variety of sources, but quality leads that can be converted into real buyers are harder to come by. Although the Internet is scattered with potential suppliers, Homes.com connects all the ...


Celebs, VIPs and the Super Rich: How to become a Successful Agent to the Stars

Here at Great Spaces, we highlight the best of the best: lavish, magnificent properties owned by celebrities and other filthy rich clientele. Let’s face it: gawking at homes of the rich and famous that we will never be able to afford is (regrettably) ...


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 ...


Multifamily Surge Propels Housing Starts over 1 Million Mark in April

Soaring production of multifamily apartments pushed nationwide housing starts above the million-unit mark in April, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Total housing production rose 13.2 percent for the month ...


10 Best Practices for Converting Online Leads – Part 2

Looking to double your business in one year’s time? According to Bob Corcoran, founder and CEO of Corcoran Consulting & Coaching, which specializes in performance coaching and the implementation of sound business systems into a broker’s or agent’s existing practice, this can be ...


How Entrepreneurs Can Increase Profit with a Hands-off Approach

It’s a common occurrence among the most talented people in the corporate world—highly skilled and qualified workers make the leap from valued employee to uncertain business owner. ...


Applications for New Home Purchases Increased in April 2014

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for March 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 5 percent relative to the previous month. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. ...


Dialogue and Techniques to Convert Leads

How are some top agents getting up to 10 percent or more conversions from realtor.com® Internet leads? ...


70 Percent of Boomers Expect the House They Retire in to Be Their Best

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently released the findings of a national survey of baby boomers (ages 49-67), revealing this influential generation’s feelings of optimism about living an independent, active lifestyle; a lifestyle unrestrained by planned retirement communities and instead bolstered by ...


How Video Can Help Your Business

Nearly one year ago, realtor.com® asked this question: Does Twitter’s new app Vine have real estate appeal?”It’s a great question, and one many agents and brokers are still asking. Over the past 12 months, Vine has become more visible, and even has a ...


Housing Affordability Edges Higher in First Quarter

Slightly lower median home prices along with steady mortgage rates contributed to higher housing affordability in the first quarter, according to the recently released National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). ...


Small Builders, Big Opportunities

While the Great Recession brought about a dramatic change that saw the nation’s largest builders producing an unusually high percentage of housing across the board, small builders are ready to jump back in right where they left off. Backed by financial partners poised ...


Connecticut Single-Family Home Sales Post Modest Increase in March

Regional Spotlight—Single-family home sales in the Nutmeg State rose 3.2 percent in March 2014 compared with March 2013, according to a new report from The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. This is the eleventh consecutive month of home sale increases in Connecticut. ...


Policy Issues Top of Mind as REALTORS® Head to Washington

This week nearly 8,500 REALTORS® from across the country will advocate policies that impact the residential and commercial real estate markets during the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo. REALTORS® will meet with legislators, congressional and regulatory staff, as well as top industry ...


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