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Sharing Our Bounty through ‘Move For Hunger’

Our relocation industry has always employed more than its share of socially conscious people. The essence of our work is using our special knowledge in skilled and empathetic ways to help employees and families get through big life changes. Throughout relocation management and ...


Paper: Homeownership a ‘Dream Deferred’ for Millennial Generation

For previous generations of Americans, homeownership was seen as one of the final rites of passage into adulthood and financial independence. ...


4 Easy Steps to Boost Your Business with Facebook Ads

During the Super Bowl last weekend, we saw a number of top-scoring advertisements. While these companies were pulling out all the stops to make sure they could convert their traffic and capture as much attention as possible, most of us don’t have a ...


The Lonely Real Estate Agent: A Valentine’s Day Mix Tape

A bit of background: I spent several years building online ad tech for bands, so music plays a big role in my personal and professional life. So now I bring you a throwback musical creation that used to be an integral part of ...


High Gear: Metro Home Prices Continue to Rise

A moderating pace of sales had little impact on the trajectory of home prices during the final three months of the year, which picked up speed and showed continued growth in most of the U.S., according to the latest quarterly report by ...


Report: Finances Prevent 45 Percent of Non-Homeowners from Buying

Almost half of non-homeowners say their financial situation stands in their way of purchasing a home, according to a new Bankrate.com report, which concludes 29 percent say they can't afford a down payment and 16 percent say their credit isn't good enough to ...


7 Steps to Better Lead Generation

Considering all the things real estate professionals must do—and do well—effective lead generation strategies are among the most essential. That’s why REBAC recently launched a new one-day course, Generating Buyer and Seller Leads: Capture, Qualify, Convert, designed to help agents optimize their ...


Homeowner Expectation of Value Rises to Meet Appraiser Valuation

Homeowners across America are understanding their home’s worth more as the gap between homeowner estimates and appraiser opinions narrows. Average home appraisal values in January were only 1.75 percent lower than what homeowners were anticipating, according to Quicken ...


Slowdown on Income Growth Stalls Affordability

The recent upward swing of affordability is stalling, according to Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index™ (HPSI), which decreased 1.7 points to 81.5 in January. Housing affordability constraints were reflected in the downward movement of two of the HPSI components. ...


Technology Helps, but Master the Basics First

Don’t believe the hype—technology is not the magic bullet that will transform a struggling real estate business into a thriving success. It doesn’t matter how much you spend on a fancy gotta-have-it gadget or app. While technology may help you become more organized ...


Agents at the Center of Xome’s Strategy for Real Estate 3.0

Before he became chief operating and chief financial officer with Xome, Kartik Ramachandran had purchased three homes in five years. He wasn’t a real estate guy—he was in the merchant and product technologies business with Groupon—but he had just received a crash course ...


Talking Tech with Mark Spain Real Estate

I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Mark Spain and his team over the past couple months, so I jumped at the opportunity to pick their brain and share a recap of our conversation below. As the No. 1 Team in the ...


Buying Beats Renting in Less Than Two Years, But Millennials Still Have Reason to Rent

Home buyers in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. have to stay in a home for at least three years to break even on a home purchase, and buyers in the Bay Area would have to stay nearly that long to make buying financially advantageous, according to ...


Three Tips to Negotiate Like a Winner

A recent study by the National Association of REALTORS® revealed that 89 percent of buyers and sellers consider negotiation skills to be the most important skill when selecting an agent. In an industry where commissions are ...


Listing Presentations: What’s Your Winning Formula?

Listing presentations are the bread and butter of the real estate industry—and like every market, no two are alike. So, we want to know: ...


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