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Get Ready for 2016 by Updating Online Information

As we head towards the home stretch for 2015 and the market starts to slow down, it’s time to take advantage of the quiet and update our online profiles and bios. Many websites utilize your stats to assign agent ratings and rankings, so ...


3 Essential Tasks That Will Keep You on the Path to Success

If you’re like many business professionals, you may spend a good share of your time at the beginning of the year planning ahead and creating goals for your business and personal life. Although you may plug away at ...


New Study Shows Homeowners Reap Remodeling Benefits Whether Selling or Staying

Homeowners preparing to sell often make improvements, both big and small, to their homes that can help yield positive results and garner top dollar from buyers. According to a new report from the National Association ...


Ask the Expert: How Can We Offer Our Consumers a Positive Experience?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Matt Simons, CEO of Dotsignal. ...


Sharing Economy and Real Estate: A Match Made in Heaven?

The sharing economy has already seen wild disruption in the transportation and travel industries with Uber and Lyft. Experts are trying to predict if the next wave of sharing economy innovations will hit the retail industry. However, real estate is fluctuating in its ...


4 Ways to Use Technology to Your Advantage at an Open House

It’s not news that open houses aren’t what they used to be. They’ve become more involved and you have to go the extra mile to make yours stand out. But how? Try these four tips for using technology to ...


Appraised Values Remain Slightly Lower Than Homeowner Expectations

The average appraisal in November was 1.87 percent lower than the value the homeowner expected, according to Quicken Loans' national Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The difference between the values was slightly higher in October, making November the third consecutive month the gap between values ...


Economy Continues to Push Housing Higher, despite Lackluster Consumer Confidence

With more Americans reporting lower income prospects, Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index™ (HPSI) decreased 2.4 points to 80.8 in November. The challenge of housing affordability coupled with tight supply may be preventing overall housing sentiment from gaining momentum as income ...


Customer-Centric Designs Today, Ensuring Client Affinity for CENTURY 21® Tomorrow

Century 21 Real Estate LLC turns 45 in 2016. In an era fond of retro products and services, the venerable real estate franchisor, reported to be the largest global network in the residential real estate industry with approximately 6,900 independent offices worldwide in ...


Global Real Estate – Are You Ready?

I live in Miami, a very international city. Our real estate is being bought by South Americans, Europeans, and coming soon, the Chinese. It’s exciting to watch what is happening here and how many brokerages and developers are investigating better ways to reach ...


‘Star Wars’: Ranking the Galaxy’s Most Iconic Homes

We’re just days away from the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first of the franchise’s sequel series picking up three decades after the fall of the Galactic Empire. While we anxiously await lightsaber duels and starfighter battles (and new planets!), we’re tapping into our own Jedi powers to ...


From Campus to Closing Costs: A College Grad’s Guide to Home Buying

You’ve packed up your dorm room, thrown your Frisbee into storage, and have bid adieu to those cumbersome textbooks. College has culminated, so what now? This exciting time in a young person’s life is ruled by one question: what’s next? For many, that answer takes ...


Fed Hike May Happen Now That 200,000 More Jobs Have Entered Fold

In November, the U.S. economy added a 211,000 new jobs to its roster, according to recently released news from the U.S. Department of Labor. While that number is a down step from the previous month, it shows enough continuous growth to turn the ...


From Capitol Hill: Update on NAR’s 2015 Political Advocacy Efforts

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) works diligently on a legislative and regulatory agenda that encourages a sound and robust U.S. real estate market and protects the business interests of consumers as well as REALTORS®. In 2015, significant accomplishments have included: ...


18 Countries Launch Unprecedented Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to Combat Climate Change

This past week, 18 countries, and over 60 organizations launched an unprecedented Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to speed up and scale up the sector’s huge potential to reduce its emissions and literally build greater climate resilience into future ...


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