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Change, Grow, Succeed

Putting in 40-plus years in the real estate business doesn’t mean it’s time for ...


June Gains for Residential Construction Spending

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending for June increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $378 billion. On a month-over-month basis, private multifamily spending increased to $52 billion, up by 2.82 percent over the ...


8 Real Estate Cat Memes to Live By

These cats really know their real estate! Snuggle up with your favorite kitty, and share the joys and pains of the biz together. ...


4 Ways to Easily Brand Yourself as a Real Estate Agent

Growing your brand isn’t easy. It takes time, persistence and the willingness to put yourself out there over and over again. We know there are challenges. You don’t want to seem too ambitious, but you ...


The Apple Watch: A Must or Bust for Real Estate?

Homes.com’s National Speaker and tech expert Joe Sesso gives his take on the Apple Watch. Is this new technology just another trendy fad or a game-changer for the industry? ...


Different Buyer Preferences? New vs. Existing Homes

If you have ever wondered what drives a homebuyer to select a particular home, look no further. The American Housing Survey provides insight into the homebuying process. The top two reasons for choosing a home were its size (cited by 76 percent of ...


Making Strategy Work: How to Avoid the Traps and Execute Brilliantly

It’s undeniable that a successful strategy can reap huge rewards for a business. The difficulty, however, is that very few business owners know what a strategy should be or how it should be implemented. Even the ...


Money Saving Maintenance Tips for Rental Properties

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Housing Market Remains Strong

Whether to buy or sell may not seem as black or white following recent housing indicators, which offered contradictory points of view, but Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at realtor.com® says the residential real estate market continues to show strong signs of health in ...


Digital Marketing: What’s My Spend?

Your business operates in a culture where almost 90 percent of consumers start their home search online.  Social media is prevalent, and your consumers are sophisticated; they expect an immediate response to their online inquiries. Completely understanding how your online branding affects your ...


Latinas Rising: One Brunch at a Time

We’re at a place where more women of color are stepping into leadership roles in the workforce, and it’s no surprise this growth is being felt in real estate. The Women’s Council of REALTORS® claims a women’s division was created in the California ...


The Drive for Data: Who Will Gain Control and Who Will Profit?

The red hot topic of data control and management will be addressed head-on in two back-to-back sessions at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange this September. During these important panel discussions, key players in the data drama will candidly discuss the pros and ...


Are You a Transactional or Relational Agent?

The number-one threat to the real estate industry is having a transactional mindset. Although transactional agents work hard to ensure that the deal closes, they lose touch with their clients afterwards. Instead of building their businesses ...


New Home Loans: Rates and House Prices Both Increase

Interest rates on conventional mortgages used to buy newly built homes increased in June, according to data released earlier today by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  The data show the average contract interest rate increasing by 9 ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Trickle Down

A recently released Freddie Mac survey showed average fixed mortgage rates moving lower, with the average 30-year fixed mortgage ducking just under four percent. ...


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