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Top 15 Real Estate Apps to Blaze a Trail in 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, it’s time to nail down our plans for the new year.  By now, real estate leaders have been in the throes of budget planning, evaluating expenses and trends, and strategizing to the hilt.  During this process, we ...


Want Your 2015 to Be a Success? Start Making Your Goals Now

As this year winds down, it’s a great time to take a critical inventory of your business. I like to think of it as a checkup that’s similar to an annual physical at the doctor’s office. ...


Brokers Concerned about Generation Y but Expect a Better 2015

While the typical firm profile is similar to previous years, the future expectations of firms change as the real estate market evolves over time, as seen in the results from NAR’s 2014 Profile of Real Estate Firms. ...


Threatening Phone Calls to Dozens of Agents Remind Us about REALTOR® Safety

With the recent tragedy of Arkansas broker Beverly Carter still weighing heavily over the real estate community, a recent onslaught of mysterious, threatening phone calls made to several female Fall River, Massachusetts' agents have continued to remind us that REALTOR® ...


REALTORS® Should Embrace Online Data, Educate Consumers about Valuations

REALTORS® shouldn't be afraid of the plethora of available real estate data online, and it's their responsibility to educate buyers and sellers about the different valuation models and data available, according to panelists at a property valuation forum at the 2014 ...


REALTOR® Changes Will Heighten Professionalism

NAR Board of Directors voted on several key policy changes in November that will greatly impact the role of the REALTOR® when it comes to professionalism. ...


New Survey Identifies Top Trends in Smart Home Technology

According to a survey conducted by ERA Real Estate and HGTV, nearly half (46 percent) of consumers believe it is important that their current home or next home they purchase be equipped with smart home technology. Not only do they see the ...


Changing Demographics Impact Housing Market

REALTORS® from across the country gathered recently to discuss the effects changing homebuyer demographics have on the housing market during the REALTOR® University Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies forum at the recent 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. “Among ...


Professionalism Is the Key

When buyers are looking to hire an agent, what tops their list of criteria? According to the National Association of REALTORS®’ Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, not surprisingly, the answer is ‘honesty and integrity.’ And with statistics showing ...


REALTOR® Designation Awareness Month Emphasizes Benefits of Continuing Education

Successful REALTORS® are required to keep current on a wide range of evolving issues, including technology, changing legalities, highly-specialized transactions and many other central components of our business. This is why the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) offers ...


4 Insights about Millennials’ Path to Homeownership

Recently Google reported several positive house hunting trends including the news that Millennials are setting their sights on homeownership more so than other age groups. Now that the economy is recovering, younger buyers are more confident about their ...


Converting Leads from the Get-Go

With so many lead sources online, leads are coming at you fast. And, as you all know, those leads range from consumers who are ready to buy, to those who are just browsing. How you work with each can mean the difference ...


Most Popular Keywords when Listing a Property

“Beautiful apartment,” “dream home” and “spacious living room.” These are just several of the most popular terms used by U.S. real estate agents when creating a listing description. ...


Avoiding Claims against Real Estate Licensees Arising from ‘Flips’

In both up and down markets, flips of property have become a revenue-generating cottage industry for investors. In the classic flip situation, an investor will acquire a fixer upper, remodel it, and put it back on the market within three to 12 months, ...


The Bigger Drag on Homeownership: Down Payments or Debt?

The affordability of housing has been on the tip of everyone's tongue as of late. With many things shifting in the industry, some experts talk about the lowering of required down payments. RealtyTrac recently analyzed affordability in512 U.S. counties with a combined population ...


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