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Inside Stewart Title’s Specialty Insurance Services

All insurance companies are not created equal, and if you’re a real estate professional or a business that deals in the industry, sometimes you learn this the hard way. Many times, people and businesses think they have coverage when they really don’t. ...


Opening Up New Opportunities One Referral at a Time

Dana Phillips, a real estate professional with Phillips & Associates in San Antonio, Texas, isn’t shy about revealing her type-A personality. ...


Final QRM: Good for Consumers and Private Capital

After nearly three years of deliberation, regulators have finalized the Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) rule and abandoned the onerous and costly down payment requirement while giving creators of mortgage-backed securities one less uncertainty on their road to recovery. The immediate impact ...


Realtor.com® 2015 Housing Forecast: Stage Set for the Return of First-Time Home Buyers

Following years of retrenchment among prospective first-time homebuyers and the dampening effect it has had on the recovery of the housing market, first-timers will return to the market next year, according to the realtor.com® 2015 Housing Forecast released Dec. 4. ...


3 Steps to Go from Good to Great in Real Estate

It’s the proverbial question that crosses every business leader’s mind, “How do we take our business to the next level?” Best-selling author and Stanford business professor, Jim Collins, set out to discover just that when he wrote his book, “Good to ...


REALTOR® Productivity Study Shows High Optimism despite Low Inventory Concerns

A new study shows REALTORS® are largely optimistic about their local markets, still struggle with low inventory challenges, and 60 percent of them are doing 100 percent of the business. ...


Good Habits Lay the Groundwork for Future Success

Staying current and flexible are two important points for successful real estate companies to hit. In the following interview, David Squier, a Corporate Broker with Realty ONE Group in Las Vegas, Nev., gives insight on the success of his company. ...


Brokers Race to the Finish Line at Year’s End

The holidays are always a great time to unwind and forget about all of those listings from the past year and the pending deals that are just around the corner—but just for a day or two. For many real estate brokers, the period ...


Pending Home Sales Slow in October but Remain Higher Than a Year Ago

Pending home sales declined in October but remained at a healthy level of activity and are above year-over-year levels for the second straight month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


5 Key Factors to a Successful Negotiation

I have been involved in literally thousands of negotiations over the years. Over that time, I have learned that there are five key factors that play a very large role in determining the success of a negotiation. ...


4 Tips for Successful Facebook Business Pages

Unfortunately, social media’s only constant is that it’s always changing. Over the past few years, Facebook has made it harder and harder to drive business value from your business page. Many brokers and agents accurately wonder if it is even worthwhile to have ...


Idea Exchange Council Comes Together with Common Goal of Raising the Caliber of the Real Estate Industry

Two times per year, at NAR’s major meetings, the idea exchange council for brokers comes together to share broker challenges, ideas and solutions. ...


Your Real Estate Referral Business Is Bigger Than You Think

Referrals are an integral part of the equation when it comes to the success of real estate professionals. However, the traditional outbound real estate referral process is challenging and stressful. ...


Will a Bad Court Decision in California Be Followed in Other States?

Say what you want about California: a state with a dysfunctional state government and/or political climate, a very litigious state, or a state having high tax rates and real estate prices. Yet despite these issues, California ...


Broad-based Slowdown for Home Prices: Case-Shiller

S&P Dow Jones Indices released Tuesday the September 2014 index data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, a leading measure of U.S. home prices. Results show that home prices continue to decelerate. The 10-City Composite gained 4.8% year-over-year, down from ...


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