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Millennials Think Happy Housing Thoughts, Study Shows

Realtor.com® recently revealed that millennials have become more positive when it comes to taking the plunge into homeownership and are primed to gain market share in the second half of the year, based on the results of its consumer ...


Generate More Seller Leads in Three Easy Steps

Finding new prospects is the lifeblood of any real estate practice. Along with converting prospects to clients, lead generation is probably the most profitable task you can factor into your schedule. It’s not an understatement to say ...


‘Twitter’ Those Thumbs to Sell More Real Estate

With Twitter overtaking LinkedIn as the number one social network for salespeople, most real estate agents know that a strong presence on Twitter can boost their sales. However, few know how to use Twitter effectively to sell more real estate. ...


Best and Worst Markets for Low Down Payment Buyer Affordability, Accessibility

RealtyTrac® has released a joint analysis with Down Payment Resource that examined affordability, median income, median home price and homeownership program availability in 370 U.S. counties with a population of at least 100,000 and where sufficient data was available. The report then ranked each ...


5 Things You Need to Know about Hiring Veterans

There are currently 21.5 million veterans of the armed forces in the United States, and chances are high that you’ll be seeing some of their resumes on your desk. This likelihood increases if you are one of a growing number of brokerages that ...


New Home Sales Rise to Highest Point Since 2008

The rate of new home sales increased in May to an annual level of 546,000, the highest since February 2008 as the housing market of the mid-2000s started to deflate. The May figure is 2.2 percent above April and puts the first two ...


Top Home Markets Increase, Half Reaching Full Pricing Recovery

Homes.com® recently released its April 2015 Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales in the top 100 markets, and the companion Midsize Markets Report for the next 200 largest markets. Among the nation’s top 300 markets, 137 markets (46 percent) ...


Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agents in the U.S. Close $4 Billion in Transaction Volume over the Last Year: NAHREP

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) released its annual report Wednesday on the Top 250 Latino Agents in the country. For the fourth consecutive year, NAHREP received a record number of applications from top agents across the country ...


Five Top Agents and Brokers Share Their Listing Secrets

You read tips from top coaches and strategists all the time, but what about advice from top-producing agents and brokers? We’ve often found that the best practitioners are often too busy closing deals to share ...


April Prices Mark Largest Seasonal Gain Since 2005

The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) shows U.S. home prices climbed rapidly since March, as strong sales and limited inventory relative to demand continue to be the key narratives highlighting the spring housing market countrywide. ...


Existing-Home Sales Bounce Back Strongly in May as First-time Buyers Return

Fueled partly by an increase in the share of sales to first-time buyers, existing-home sales increased in May to their highest pace in nearly six years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Led by the Northeast, ...


Staying Relevant before, during and after a Real Estate Transaction

As a real estate agent, you’re offering your clients more than just home sale services. You’re helping to guide them through a huge change and what, for many, may be the largest purchase they make in their lifetime. This means it’s imperative for ...


Tech Trends and Profitability Strategies in Focus at August REALTOR Broker Summits

Bringing together its broker members for an in-depth strategy session, the National Association of REALTORS® two 2015 REALTOR® Broker Summits, taking place this August in Seattle, will offer real estate professionals a unique opportunity to learn from industry leaders about the critical ...


May Home Sales and Prices Continue Rising

Home sales in May were greater than in any other May since the RE/MAX National Housing Report began in 2008. This spring has now experienced a four-month trend in which sales were higher than both the previous ...


Mobile Apps or Mobile Web?

Mobile apps get a lot of attention, but are they a better option for a real estate agent or brokerage than a robust mobile website? ...


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