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The Aging Housing Stock

The American housing stock continues to age, a trend that represents an opportunity for remodelers and over the long term may signal a future increased demand for new home construction. ...


December Housing Production Tallies Third Highest Month for 2013

Following an unusual surge in housing starts in November, nationwide housing production fell 9.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 999,000 units in December, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the ...


REALTORS® Announce Most Valuable Home Improvements

A home’s curb appeal is crucial because it can be the first thing buyers notice about a home. That’s why REALTORS® rated exterior projects among the most valuable home improvement projects in the 2014 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report. ...


Brian Buffini Shares What It Takes to Succeed in the New Era of Real Estate

Having trained millions of real estate professionals for success over the course of almost 20 years now, Brian Buffini, chairman and founder of Buffini & Company, knows what it takes to increase business in an altered real estate environment. In this exclusive ...


New Report Shows Lack of Equality in Housing Market

Who is applying for mortgages? Who is successful? For some communities, the answer is not always the same. ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Plummet 16 Basis Points

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow(R) Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.23 percent, down 16 basis points from 4.39 percent at this time last week. The 30-year ...


Get a Broker Online Marketing Evaluation

Our expertise is in online marketing, and we’ve found it beneficial to share our experiences with brokers. We have organized this as an Online Marketing Evaluation. The purpose is to see if we can transfer what we have learned to help brokers ...


Marketing Tactics to Integrate in 2014, Part III: Social Marketing

Having already examined 10 of 14 trends that real estate pros need to keep an eye on in 2014 with our look at mobile trends and local marketing, tackles the latest trends with five social marketing tactics. ...


Top Five Technology Resolutions for Real Estate Agents in 2014

Is 2014 the year you will become a paper-less agent? Or the year you will connect with more potential customers by hosting virtual open houses? If becoming a tech savvy agent is part of your 2014 selling strategy, we’ve compiled the top ...


Increase Referrals to Increase Success

Everyone has to start somewhere. Whether you’re new to the work force or only new to the real estate industry, your literal or metaphorical Rolodex might be a bit bare. But as a real estate professional, your success relies on who you ...


The Leads are Weak!

Any salesperson worth their Rolodex will recognize this classic refrain from “Glengarry Glen Ross,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning and highly expressive behind-the-scenes tale about the underbelly of real estate sales. Mired in the uphill battle of lead conversion, Shelley “the Machine” Levene (Jack ...


The Undeniable Value of Word-of-Mouth Referrals

For agents and brokerages looking to differentiate their brands in the digital age…all roads still lead to word-of-mouth referrals ...


Homes.com Improves Leads, Simplifies Incubation

The market is on its way up, with more and more homes hitting the market at a stable, steady pace. As the industry gains stable footing, it’s more important than ever for agents to draw in leads, streamline incubation and enhance response ...


Average Size of New Single-Family Homes Continues to Rise

The size of a typical new single-family home rose in third quarter of 2013, continuing a post-recession trend. The recent increase in size is likely due to an atypical mix of buyers. ...


How Will You Make the Most of the New Year?

It’s 2014, and it’s time to evaluate your goals, which probably include closing more transactions than last year. But how do you do that in a flat sales year? ...


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