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The Agent Funnel: Recruiting Tomorrow’s Agent with Today’s Technology

When I was a young boy I learned how to fish by baiting a hook and dropping the line in the water, and then patiently wait for the fish to come to me. ...


Pricier Properties Lead the Recovery

More than 11 percent of homes sold over the past 12 months had a sales price over $500,000, sales growth was highest among homes in above-median-priced categories not entry level starter homes according to a new analysis by an economist at the ...


Reverse Mortgage Program Gets a Makeover

(MCT)—Last month, the Federal Housing Administration announced a series of sweeping changes in its reverse mortgage program, most of which have already taken effect. The changes are a response to increasing losses suffered by the FHA in connection with the extensive misuse ...


How Regional Real Estate Leaders are Capturing Business in the Recovery

Nationally speaking, the real estate recovery has taken a firm hold, to the point of inventory shortages and bidding wars in many locations across the country. However, regional scenarios vary greatly, demonstrating unique market trends that must be tapped in order to ...


Good Faith Estimate: Common Costs When Closing a Home Sale

Closing on your home is a huge step in the home-buying process. It’s when you officially get the title for your new house. It’s important to keep in mind that there are several costs when closing a home sale. ...


Remodeling Market Index Climbs for Second Quarter in a Row

The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) continued to climb at a modest pace in the third quarter of 2013 rising two points to 57, the highest reading since the first quarter of 2004, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). ...


Homes.com Local Market Index and Rebound Reports Show Even Hardest Hit Areas Recovering

Homes.com, a leading online real estate destination and a division of Dominion Enterprises, has released its August Local Market Index, a price performance summary on repeat sales of properties in the U.S. ...


As More New Households Form, Demand for Housing Will Grow

The economy has seen a lot of bright spots this year, and housing has definitely been one of them. As markets around the country continue to stabilize and prices recover, there’s more good news on the horizon: Household formation is on the ...


Visual Storytelling: Illustrious Tactics to Engage Your Audience on Facebook

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so imagine the possibilities that an entire visual narrative can express. That’s why a real estate broker who engages in visual storytelling—especially when on Facebook—will see the impact that imagery has on alluring ...


The Office within the Office

In the past few weeks I have met with a variety of top agents who are successfully closing Internet leads they received from realtor.com® as well as Tigerlead. Here is what I have learned about some of the new up-and-coming superstars in ...


Why Build a Personal Brand?

As the market rebounds, so does the abundance of real estate professionals. So how do you set yourself apart? In this competitive marketplace, it’s the agents with the strongest personal brands who stand out and drive their business to the next level. ...


New Report Shows Not Everyone Is Scared of Haunted Housing

A new study showed that not everyone would be wary of living in a haunted home. Realtor.com® recently released the results of its Haunted Housing Report, which ran on realtor.com® from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1 and explored consumer sentiments around their ...


Despite Economic Woes, Housing Continues to Recover: Report

Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for October showing that the federal government shutdown, debt ceiling issues, and the slowing economy -- including the severely depressed level of new home construction -- are slowing the housing recovery ...


Housing Prices Slow but Do Not Signal a Cooling Market

September housing numbers revealed home prices are still slowly rising, which is great news for housing. However, existing-home sales fell 1.9 percent, and many in the industry are worried that this could be signaling a potential turn for the housing market and ...


Luxury Homeowners Believe Their House Is the Best on the Block

Today’s luxury homeowners and buyers are savvier and more confident than ever. They know what they want and have the resources and capabilities to get it. Gone are the days when overwhelming amounts of square footage equate to a dream home. The ...


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