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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 ...


Top Four Marketing Tactics to Implement for 2016

We’ve reached that time again—the end of another year. As we close this chapter and open the next, now is the perfect time to make resolutions and plan for the year ahead. For those in the real estate game, one key area of ...


Panel: Understanding Millennials and Thinking toward the Future Are Keys to Success in Real Estate

While moderating a panel about technology, green living, and more, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun quoted one of the greats, Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky said: “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where ...


Tips for Using Facebook to Market Your Business

Ten years ago, Facebook was a fledgling site for college students. Nowadays, people of all ages are active on the social networking site. In addition to being a great tool for keeping in touch with old friends and making new ones, many business ...


Why Now Is the Best Time to Promote Your Business

You’ve worked hard all year; now is the time to set your business on cruise control and take a breather, right? Wrong! This is the approach many agents take, and then they wonder why business is so slow ...


Make the Most of Social Media

Thanks to social media, you can help expand your network no matter where you are. It’s always best to post honest, fun and useful information that will engage readers and encourage them to share it with others. If all you’re trying to do ...


The Secret to Social Media Success Starts with You

“Be yourself.” Easier said than done, for many of us. With personal and professional lines so often blurred in real estate, most industry professionals would find themselves confounded by the notion of an authentic self. And as more experiences are filtered through ...


‘High Brokerage Fees Are Dying’: HomeSmart International Takes Today’s Brokerage Model to New Altitudes

When Matt Widdows founded HomeSmart in 2000, there were just two agents, a receptionist, and the dream of a new real estate brokerage model with low agent fees and efficient technology to drive what he calls “incredible customer service.” Today, HomeSmart is an ...


Millennials, Legislation and Giving Back Remain Focus for NAR in 2016

There are many signs of strength in the real estate market driving consumers today and looking ahead to 2016, the National Association of REALTORS® aims to maintain the momentum by staying focused on legislation and preserving key tax ...


The Importance Coaching Has on Your Culture

As I’ve mentioned in previous articles in this series, we focus on coaching and culture more than everything else combined. This month, I want to discuss the importance of coaching your agents and the impact it will have on your culture and ...


Keeping It Personal: Tom Salomone Puts the Power of Relationship Front and Center

Tom Salomone has seen a lot in his 40-plus years in the real estate industry…lots of markets, lots of trends, lots of regulations. But the one factor that has remained constant throughout is the power of the relationship. Already off to ...


Texting Tuesdays in the Brokerage Office

For many real estate brokerage owners and managers it can be difficult to engage and communicate with agents on a regular basis. An agent might go weeks without stepping foot into the brick and mortar real estate branch office in today’s increasingly mobile ...


Infographic: The Changing Face of the American Homeowner

The “magic of homeownership.” That’s how Julián Castro, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), described one of the pillars of the American Dream during a speech at the 2015 convention of the Mortgage Bankers Association. ...


Failure to Launch Syndrome Can Hurt Household Budgets

Budget-conscious Americans say they are feeling the pinch from the responsibility of providing financial support for adult children, according to a new survey by American Consumer Credit Counseling. Half of those polled during the month of September by ACCC says they are ...


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