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Builders Continue Optimism

The November NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose four points to a level of 58 as builders continue to see promise in home selling. This marks the fifth consecutive month for the index to remain above the tipping point of 50 after a ...


The Risk of Aiding Credit-Challenged Clients

When a legal issue or tax problem arises during a real estate transaction, REALTORS® are required to point their clients in the direction of a lawyer or competent CPA. But what’s to be done with credit-challenged clients? ...


The Face of Urban Luxury: Halstead Property Showcases New York City Luxury at Its Finest

Perched atop one of the most prime Lincoln Center condominium buildings, this stunning penthouse offers a glimpse of what luxury truly means in New York City. Featuring unparalleled 360-degree views of Manhattan, this one-of-a-kind “townhouse in the sky” boasts three stories with separate ...


Does Your Recruiting Effectively Attract Multicultural Agents?

Recently I spoke about real estate recruiting in today’s environment, for tomorrow’s agents. Due to the response on that topic, I want to add a few thoughts building about a multicultural business. ...


Chris Polychron: Advocating for Brokers in 2015

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Power Brokers Share Their Tried-and-True Strategies for Enhancing the Consumer Experience

As the market continues to change and evolve, if you ask any real estate professional to name one thing that remains constant throughout, they’ll most likely point to the fact that real estate is a relationship business. And fostering viable relationships with consumers ...


A Better Crystal Ball: Building Your Competitive Advantage with Big Data

Editor’s Note: This is the third article in a series on Big Data analysis as relevant to the real estate industry. ...


There Is No Job Too Small to Outsource

The two most common phrases I hear from agents are “nobody can do it as good as me” and “my market is different than all the others.” While it may be true that nobody can do it exactly like you, this myth ...


Technology’s Impact on the Real Estate Industry

Top executives from many of the world’s leading real estate firms joined a panel discussion recently about the impact of new technology on commercial and residential real estate markets. The session, “Strategic Technology Solutions and REach® Driving Innovation ...


Move, Inc. Officially Acquired by News Corp

News Corp announced today that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Move, Inc., a deal that has been in the works since late September. News Corp, a massive media empire owned by Rupert Murdoch, acquired the leading online real estate business for ...


Top 15 Real Estate Apps to Blaze a Trail in 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, it’s time to nail down our plans for the new year.  By now, real estate leaders have been in the throes of budget planning, evaluating expenses and trends, and strategizing to the hilt.  During this process, we ...


Want Your 2015 to Be a Success? Start Making Your Goals Now

As this year winds down, it’s a great time to take a critical inventory of your business. I like to think of it as a checkup that’s similar to an annual physical at the doctor’s office. ...


Brokers Concerned about Generation Y but Expect a Better 2015

While the typical firm profile is similar to previous years, the future expectations of firms change as the real estate market evolves over time, as seen in the results from NAR’s 2014 Profile of Real Estate Firms. ...


Threatening Phone Calls to Dozens of Agents Remind Us about REALTOR® Safety

With the recent tragedy of Arkansas broker Beverly Carter still weighing heavily over the real estate community, a recent onslaught of mysterious, threatening phone calls made to several female Fall River, Massachusetts' agents have continued to remind us that REALTOR® ...


REALTORS® Should Embrace Online Data, Educate Consumers about Valuations

REALTORS® shouldn't be afraid of the plethora of available real estate data online, and it's their responsibility to educate buyers and sellers about the different valuation models and data available, according to panelists at a property valuation forum at the 2014 ...


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