Welcome!




Expand Your Education with These Courses from
ACE: Purchase Reverse Mortgage Course.
At Home with Diversity.
Bundle 1: CIPS Core Course (US Version).
Bundle 2: CIPS Elective Courses (Non-US Version).
Bundle 3: CIPS Institute (US Version).

Slider Archive


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Hover Near 4 Percent, for Second Week in a Row

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.01 percent, up two basis points from this time last week, the company reports. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate declined early last week, dropping to as low as 3.92 percent on ...


How to Succeed in the New Era of Real Estate

Today’s consumers are a different breed from the consumers of the past. Potential buyers and sellers are savvier, know more about the real estate market and, thanks to the Internet, have access to a wealth of information. According to the National Association of ...


Play It Safe When You Leave Home: Vacation Security Smarts

As summer gets into full swing, it makes sense to review some simple but important steps you should take to secure your home during vacation season. Amidst all of the decisions about where to go, where to stay, and what to do ...


Rates on New Home Loans Remain Stable

The average characteristics of conventional mortgages used to buy newly built homes were little changed in April, according to data released recently by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). ...


7 Deadly Sins: Social Media Mistakes Agents Make

Social media is a powerful tool for real estate professionals in many ways. It allows you to find and engage with real people in your market, gives you a free source of advertising and can be great for referrals. But like anything ...


Single-Family Built for Rent Market Remains off Recent Market Highs

Single-family starts built-for-rent were effectively unchanged at 4,000 starts for the first quarter of 2014. While the market share of built-for-rent single-family units remains elevated, the share and count of starts appear to be declining off post-Great Recession highs. ...


Pending Home Sales Edge Up in April

Pending home sales improved for the second straight month in April, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Gains in the Midwest and Northeast offset declines in the West and South. ...


Mobile Devices Fuel Today’s Home Search

You see smartphones and tablets all around you. From business executives in airport lounges to teenagers on buses to distracted drivers waiting at red lights, faces everywhere reflect the glow of a screen. People check their phones 150 times per day, according ...


Tips for Superior Summer Home Staging

Gearing up for a busy summer selling season? You may want to take another look at your staging process. Staged homes sell 78 percent faster than non-staged homes, so it's important to do your due diligence if you want to succeed. The following ...


Ask the Expert: How Can I Market to Retirees Settling Abroad?

This “Ask the Expert” column features Cindy Fauth, a Global Marketing Manager with National Association of REALTORS®. ...


How to Use Social Media the RIGHT Way – Part 2

People’s attention is shifting and shifting fast. People no longer take the time to look at billboards or direct mail. Therefore, to attract the eyeballs and ears of potential clients, you have to take matters into your own hands, and social media ...


How You Can Increase Your Press Coverage

They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, and while that probably doesn’t apply to real estate, there’s no doubt some good publicity can go a long way. The more visible you are in your community, the more potential clients will ...


NAR’s Broker Tip of the Month: Education Can Equal Success for REALTORS®

Education is an investment in which the individual decision to acquire a higher education depends on the probability of higher future earnings potential. The economic benefit of higher education has societal implications as well, since a productive population affects the aggregate economic ...


What It Takes to Be Number One

I get asked this question at least once a week at events and on coaching calls: “What does it take to be No. 1?” As we strive for excellence in our business and in our lives, the road to becoming No. 1 ...


New Housing Report Reveals Healthier National Market

Nationally, the number of single-family homes for sale and their prices continue to rise—revealing a healthier real estate marketplace than a year ago and strong seller confidence, according to the April 2014 National Housing Trend Report released today by realtor.com®, a leader in ...


Our Latest News >>