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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? ...


Innovation Must Be More Than a Buzzword

My position entails a great percentage of time on the road interacting with agents and brokers. Recently, I’ve been taking audiences through an exercise and asking them to identify the company I describe: ...


Identifying Leaders

If two heads are better than one, think of how incredible four or five heads would be. As a successful entrepreneur you are no doubt terrific at what you do but do you find you are doing too ...


Neighbors Confused by Florida House Covered in Aluminum Foil

If your neighbor wrapped up his house and trees in aluminum foil, you’d probably think one flew over the cuckoo's nest, but that’s exactly what one Florida man did recently, lighting up his street and befuddling his neighbors. ...


Empower Your Future: Master of Real Estate Program Helps You Stand Out in a Whole New Way

Much like any industry, real estate is populated with individuals who came to the field through self-motivation, raw talent or successful mentoring. But as the competition continues to heat up, real estate professionals across the board are raising the bar even higher ...


Construction Curveball? Don’t Forget the Change Order

(TNS)—It’s just a piece of paper, often only one sheet, and different companies write it up different ways. Yet when needed, the change order could prove the only thing that stands between you and hundreds or thousands of ...


CFPB Announces Two-Month Pushback of TRID Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced this week a proposal to push back the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, which combines two mortgage disclosure regimes into one. The new date is set for October 1. The rule, originally set to go ...


What is Periscope? Three Ideas to Grow Your Real Estate Business

The demand for video in real estate has never been higher. According to NAR, eighty-five percent of buyers and sellers want to work with an agent who uses video. While some agents have started using video to connect ...


5 Ways to Help Your Client Prepare for an Open House

Preparing for an open house is a true team effort. Your encouragement and guidance are essential for the client to understand the scope of what needs to be done, but the actual preparations are in the client’s hands. Both of you will benefit ...


More Upscale Buyers Enter Market, International Sales Dollar Volume Spikes

While total unit sales from international home buyers decreased from last year, total sales dollar volume increased 13 percent, according to the National Association of REATLORS® 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients. ...


3 Tips to Reignite Your Fire to Succeed

Inspiration is an important part of achieving success. It’s what drives you to show up and give your best every day. It provides perspective during challenging times when you’re most susceptible to drifting. Most importantly, it reignites your fire to thrive when you ...


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