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How to Delegate like a Pro

How often do you review your to-do list and feel frustrated that you haven’t completed half of it? Chances are, you’re bogged down with tasks that could be delegated to someone else. If you’re like many real estate professionals and small ...


What to Expect When You’re Expecting (A Listing)

Congrats! You've spent days, weeks or maybe even months trying and now it's confirmed — you're expecting (a listing). There are hundreds of books, blogs and coaches who have given their best advice about what to do when you land a listing lead, ...


Collaboration Allows Us to See What Is Possible

Real estate has always been highly individual and entrepreneurial in nature, yet sustainable success is possible only through effective collaboration with others. The very foundation of our industry is the concept of “cooperation and compensation,” with the premise that all parties are better ...


U.S. Foreclosure Starts Come at 10-Year-Low

RealtyTrac® recently released its Midyear 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows a total of 597,589 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—in the first half of 2015, down 13 percent from the previous six months and down ...


Blight Knows No Bounds in New Economy

For all the talk of recovery, blighted communities appear immune to progress. This phenomenon, once thought common to urban settings, is in fact universal, according to a recent Keep America Beautiful (KAB) report that expounded upon an issue that can be felt even ...


Fed Chief Janet Yellen Sees First Rate Hike Later this Year

(TNS)--Unfazed by recent global turmoil, Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen is offering a fairly optimistic outlook for the U.S. economy and reaffirming that the central bank is likely to begin raising interest rates later ...


5 Reasons Why Blog Readers Make the Best Real Estate Clients

Keeping a consistent real estate blog is a lot of work. On top of the actual job of being a REALTOR®, a blog requires a layer of technical knowledge and writing skill, and demands some artistic and creative talent as well. Successful blogging ...


HUD Issues Guidance Based on Equal Access to Housing Rule

As part of the recent White House Conference on Aging, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued guidance to better serve and help avoid discrimination to LGBT Americans seeking HUD-assisted or HUD-insured housing. The guidance will help clarify the ...


Infographic: Millennials Willing to Sacrifice Starbucks, Cable TV to Finance Home Purchase

A majority of millennials (ages 24-34) are willing to sacrifice modern day conveniences like cell phones, internet, cable and Starbucks in order to save for a down payment on a home. A new survey from The Collingwood Group shows 65 percent of millennials ...


Lifestyle Choices—Not Student Debt—Keeping Homeownership at Bay for Millennials

The homeownership rate is falling — from a high of 69 percent in the mid-2000s to less than 64 percent today — and lack of millennial demand is a major factor. Some even see a lower homeownership ...


How’s the Market?

If you ask real estate professionals all over the world what is the most common question they are asked when someone finds out they are in real estate, the response will be, “How’s the market?” This is also the ...


HUD Announces Final Rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced a final rule to equip communities that receive HUD funding with data and tools to help them meet long-standing fair housing obligations in their use of HUD funds. HUD will also provide ...


Superstar Brokers Share Their Blueprints for Success

Securing long-term success for your real estate firm means courting new ideas, new business models and new partnerships. This September, three top Power Brokers will share rare insights into how they built firms designed to withstand the changes of a volatile marketplace and ...


Three Farming Techniques that Think Outside the Mailbox

If you’re working in a market or farm with a lot of agent competition, you may be wondering how to stand out in the crowd--or a crowded mailbox. We surveyed three top-performing agents to see what they do to draw attention and engage ...


The Power of Us. The Freedom to Be You.

Conventional wisdom says to compete in real estate, you have to stand apart. Real Living Real Estate says it has built a growing business by working with local real estate experts who want to stand apart through a distinct local identity, but also ...


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