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Hide and Go Seek— Where to Find Your Next Agents

One of the biggest challenges real estate brokers, owners and managers face today is the process of recruiting great producers. When successful, recruiting infuses a business with energy and growth, but all too often it can feel like a long and frustrating practice ...


Your Client Is Worth More Than You Think. And I Can Prove It.

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New Student Loan Repayment Option Could Positively Impact Housing Market

Student loan debt and its relationship to the successful recovery of the housing market has long been a hot topic in the real estate community. For millennials—the next generation of homebuyers—confusion over money is majorly effecting their natural financial trajectory, ...


Spotlight: Comprehensive Data—The Key to a Competitive Advantage

In a fast-paced industry like real estate, staying ahead of the competition is just as important as staying informed and on top of your market. Christian Zarif, a REALTOR® with Better Homes and Gardens Kansas City Homes, understands this, and has armed herself ...


Start Strong in 2016 with Five Must-Do Tasks

Planning ahead along with strong organizational skills play a big part in achieving your goals. As Mark Twain said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, ...


Plan Now for Success in 2016

While the holiday season is the perfect time to rest and take a break, it’s also the ideal time to plan for next year.  After all, success doesn’t just happen; it takes careful planning and a commitment to productive ...


Pinterest: The Perfect Place to Promote Your Business

If you’re not marketing your real estate business to women, you could be missing a huge opportunity. Pinterest users are 72 percent female, making it the ideal social platform on which to connect with the leading influencers of home purchases. These tips can ...


Desire to Buy Strong despite Affordability, Economic Concerns

Although only half of surveyed households believe the economy is currently improving, nearly all young renters eventually want to buy a home, and a convincing majority still view homeownership as part of their American Dream, according to a new quarterly consumer survey released ...


Housing Starts Jump to Highest Level Since 2008

Housing starts in November rose 10.5 percent, with an annual rate of 1.173 million units (SAAR), according to the recently released Census Bureau report. Single-family starts were up 7.6 percent to 768,000, their highest level since January 2008. ...


Urgent Alert: Sophisticated Email Scams Targeting the Real Estate Industry

Criminals are hacking into the email accounts of real estate agents or other persons involved in a real estate transaction and using information gained from the hack to dupe a party into a fraudulent wire transfer. The hackers often send ...


Federal Reserve Shows Confidence in Healing Economy, Ups Interest Rate by 0.25%

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve concluded a two-day meeting with the long awaited announcement that they will be pushing the key interest rate higher for the first time in nearly a decade, with an increase of 0.25 percent. The increased rate will impact ...


Going beyond Tech with Millennial Buyers: Transparency, Communication and Information Are Essential

Millennials represent the largest generation in history, now accounting for over 80 million adults in the U.S. While much of the news surrounding millennial homebuyers entails discussion around the barriers this generation has had in entering the housing market, millennials have meanwhile quickly ...


Economic Growth on Course, Consumer Spending Expected to Rebound

Economic activity in the fourth quarter appears to be weaker than expected, but the forecast for all of 2015 and heading into 2016 remains largely unchanged, with current economic conditions suggesting the fed funds rate lift-off will occur this month, according to Fannie ...


Consumer Prices Hold Steady, but Other Inflation Signs Point toward Fed Rate Hike

(TNS)--Consumer prices were unchanged in November amid declining energy and food costs, but other data in the government’s monthly report indicated enough inflation to keep the Federal Reserve on track for an interest rate hike this week. ...


You + Google = ?

Over the past three months during our head-first dive into real estate’s digital advertising arena, we’ve covered a lot. As we look to wrap up this four-part series, a quick recap to bring everyone up to speed is in order. ...


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