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Economic Growth on Course, Consumer Spending Expected to Rebound

Economic activity in the fourth quarter appears to be weaker than expected, but the forecast for all of 2015 and heading into 2016 remains largely unchanged, with current economic conditions suggesting the fed funds rate lift-off will occur this month, according to Fannie ...


Consumer Prices Hold Steady, but Other Inflation Signs Point toward Fed Rate Hike

(TNS)--Consumer prices were unchanged in November amid declining energy and food costs, but other data in the government’s monthly report indicated enough inflation to keep the Federal Reserve on track for an interest rate hike this week. ...


You + Google = ?

Over the past three months during our head-first dive into real estate’s digital advertising arena, we’ve covered a lot. As we look to wrap up this four-part series, a quick recap to bring everyone up to speed is in order. ...


Survey: Homebuyers Increasingly Interested in One-Stop Shopping

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently commissioned a survey by Harris Poll on consumer preferences for real estate services. Originally conducted in 2008 and again in 2010, this third survey evaluates any changes in homebuyer preferences, especially given the improvement in the ...


How Far Has ‘Virtual Staging’ Come?

It's been almost a decade since I started hearing about "virtual staging" - technology that allows you to take digital photos of empty rooms and insert furniture, rugs and furnishings into the images instead of actually physically staging with real improvements and furnishings. ...


TransUnion’s 2016 Forecast Expects Consumer Credit Markets to Complete Recovery

TransUnion’s 2016 mortgage and credit card forecasts predict that the consumer lending market will have fully recovered by the end of next year from both the mortgage crisis and the ensuing Great Recession that concluded more than six years ago. ...


New Year, New Business! Chart a Course to 100 Transactions in 2016

Make 2016 your best year yet! Uncover the success habits and lead generation tools that will put you on track to 100 closed transactions next year in RISMedia Content Solutions’ upcoming webinar: ...


Transforming the Business of Real Estate, Five Agents at a Time

It’s a warm autumn day in Chicago, and five impeccably-dressed professionals cross a busy downtown street with a camera and video crew in tow. They pause on a corner and the photographer instructs them to strike a pose. He steps back, his camera ...


Small Investments for Big Returns in 2016

It’s no secret that you have to spend money to make money, but in the most recent Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar, Jimmy Mackin shows how you can get a big ROI with just $2,000 a month. ...


Get Ready for 2016 by Updating Online Information

As we head towards the home stretch for 2015 and the market starts to slow down, it’s time to take advantage of the quiet and update our online profiles and bios. Many websites utilize your stats to assign agent ratings and rankings, so ...


3 Essential Tasks That Will Keep You on the Path to Success

If you’re like many business professionals, you may spend a good share of your time at the beginning of the year planning ahead and creating goals for your business and personal life. Although you may plug away at ...


New Study Shows Homeowners Reap Remodeling Benefits Whether Selling or Staying

Homeowners preparing to sell often make improvements, both big and small, to their homes that can help yield positive results and garner top dollar from buyers. According to a new report from the National Association ...


Ask the Expert: How Can We Offer Our Consumers a Positive Experience?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Matt Simons, CEO of Dotsignal. ...


Sharing Economy and Real Estate: A Match Made in Heaven?

The sharing economy has already seen wild disruption in the transportation and travel industries with Uber and Lyft. Experts are trying to predict if the next wave of sharing economy innovations will hit the retail industry. However, real estate is fluctuating in its ...


4 Ways to Use Technology to Your Advantage at an Open House

It’s not news that open houses aren’t what they used to be. They’ve become more involved and you have to go the extra mile to make yours stand out. But how? Try these four tips for using technology to ...


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