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Home Starts Up 10.8 Percent in 2015

Total housing starts were up in 2015, weighing in at 1.11 million—that's 10.8 percent higher than 2014. This information is based on the Census Bureau's recent December 2015 data release, which allows us to look at 2015's starts as a whole. Despite December ...


Jerry, and the Journey of ’53 Million & One’

If you would have asked Jerry Ascencio two years ago if he could see himself as an actor, the broker/owner of San Fernando Realty would have probably chuckled and said no. As a multimillion-dollar business owner who manages about 60 employees, ...


10 Signs Real Estate Is the Career for You

The real estate industry is a unique and exciting field to be a part of. Whether you’re an experienced professional looking for a career change or a student deciding what path to pursue post-graduation, a career in real estate is sure to be ...


Information Central: How Brokers Can Solve Agent Content Needs Once and for All

Finally, we’re all on the same page about what matters most to today’s real estate consumers: relevant, consistent and timely information. In today’s Google-it-get-it world, it’s become paramount for agents to step up their content game to ...


Why Blogging for Your Real Estate Business Can Be a True Advantage

Most real estate agents today are realizing that having a web presence is a must if they want to be successful. The reality is, anyone looking to buy a home is going online first. This is true even for grandparents, but it is ...


7 Ways to Keep Clients for Life

You’ve spent months and months helping your client look for their dream home. Finally, the papers are signed and the keys in their hand. Your job is complete—so what happens next? It’s easy to become ...


Life Sentence for Man Found Guilty in Death of Arkansas Real Estate Agent Beverly Carter

A jury unanimously convicted the man accused of kidnapping and killing Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter on Friday, drawing to close a case that has propelled safety to the forefront of the real estate industry. ...


2015 Tax Extenders Set to Have a Positive Impact on the Real Estate Industry

Each December, close to 50 tax extenders—aptly-named extensions of tax breaks—come into play in Congress. Included in those that were passed in 2015 are several that stand to have a positive impact on those looking to enter the ...


How to Achieve Any Goal

Make 2016 the year you achieve all your goals! Goals are essential to leading a successful business and living the life of your dreams. However, if you’re like most people, you may start the year motivated and ready to take on the world ...


What You Should Know about Virtual Staging

Every real estate professional knows that vacant homes usually sit on the market longer because most clients can’t picture themselves in a property with bare walls and empty floors. By using Virtual Staging technology, you can help your clients see the full potential ...


Buying or Selling a Home in 2016? Top Tips for Smooth Transactions

On the heels of a 2016 Housing Forecast that predicts a healthy real estate market for the coming year, realtor.com®, a leading destination of online real estate services operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc., this week debuted Top Tips for Home Buyers ...


Just Announced: Ten Hottest Housing Markets for 2016

Predictions for the ten hottest housing markets in 2016 were recently announced by Zillow. Topping the list is Denver, followed by Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth, all of which are major tech towns – ideal for job growth. Other places that made the list are Utah markets Ogden and Salt Lake ...


Make 2016 the Year You Sell More Real Estate

Regardless of how your 2015 went, in 2016, you want your business to increase even more. A savvy REALTOR® won’t rest on the success of a previous year or give up hope just because of a down year. There is plenty one can ...


6 Daily Success Habits to Incorporate into Your Business in 2016

Noted author and management guru Jim Rohn once said: “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” ...


Why Clicking ‘Publish’ Isn’t Enough for a Successful Real Estate Content Strategy

If you haven’t heard the buzz about online content and the dividends it can pay in real estate, you need to take note. Real estate agents who know what it takes to succeed in online content are seeing awesome results. ...


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