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New Home Sales Rise in October

Sales of new single-family houses in October 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 495,000, according to estimates released jointly recently by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Census Bureau. This is 10.7 percent (±17.7%)* above ...


Staying on the Leading Edge of Technology

For Jeff Detwiler, president & COO of The Long & Foster Companies, staying on the leading edge of real estate technology is not something to be taken lightly. In fact, the nation’s No. 1 family-owned company is so dedicated to investing in the ...


The .REALTOR Web Address: A Key Component of Your 2016 Branding Strategy

Whether triggered by market changes, competition, mergers, or an outdated image, every branding strategy needs periodic updates to keep pace with the latest and greatest in the industry. ...


Big Boom: Home Prices Continue to Rise

Home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, with yet another increase in September, according to recently released S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. ...


Ask the Experts: How to Collect More Accurate Contact Information from Open House Visitors

In today’s Ask the Expert column, we ask Mark Tepper, SeniorVice President of Sales for Open Home Pro® how agents can collect more accurate contact information from open house visitors. ...


How My Diversity Made Me a Better Leader

I am a first generation Mexican American. My parents came to the U.S. in the 50s and technology (or lack thereof) kept them from staying in close contact with their loved ones back home. Without Internet, cable, cell phones, or FaceTime, they had ...


Intelligent Ads: Adding Value to the Broker Value Proposition

As we continue to explore the digital advertising space within the real estate industry, we’ll be shifting our focus to one of our larger reading demographics: brokers. Over the past few months in part one and two of this four-part series, we’ve looked ...


Looking to Build a Sustainable Brokerage Business? Lay the Foundation with a Strong Culture

In an industry that’s constantly changing and evolving, building a sustainable brokerage business that can withstand market fluctuations is not only a challenging proposition, but one that can’t be taken lightly. ...


Content Craze: How Do You Reach Consumers?

To say that we live in a society driven by information is an understatement. Content and its dissemination have truly morphed into the lifeblood of our culture. Everyone is seemingly starved for content that may affect their professions, personal lives, ...


October Existing-Home Sales Fall Behind

With mortgage rates remaining below 4 percent for the third straight month, existing-home sales in October were at a healthy pace but failed to keep up with September’s jump, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four major regions saw ...


HUD Rallies for Equality with New Gender Identity Rule

A new rule was announced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) titled “Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual’s Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs Rule (Gender Identity Rule).” The proposed Gender Identity Rule was created after ...


2016: The Return of a Feel-Good Real Estate Market?

If you believe that – and if you are willing to put the recipe to the test – 2016 may just turn out to be your best year yet in real estate. ...


Updating the Kids’ Rooms on a Budget

Whether it’s food, fashion, or especially their rooms, children’s likes, dislikes and tastes are ever changing. “Themed” bedrooms are constantly being outgrown, yet most parents want their kids to have an environment they’ll enjoy spending time in for play, homework, and sleep. No ...


Reliable Data On-the-Go: Solutions Found in CRS Data’s New MLS Tax Suite

In an industry inundated with numbers—from sales, mortgage histories and comps to demographics and property analyses—it’s easy to see how critically important big data is to real estate. With so much at stake for every transaction, it’s vital for brokers, board members and ...


New Study Suggests Strong Outlook for Green Homes

During the prolonged housing downturn, green homes provided support to the ailing residential market and now promise to be an important element of the recovering market as well, according to a new study conducted by Dodge ...


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