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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Home Warranty Offer for NAR Members

NAR PULSE—American Home Shield is offering $50 off select AHS home warranties for NAR members through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. American Home Shield founded the home warranty industry and remains an industry leader, serving more than 1.4 million customers across the country. ...


Power Teams: The Sokoler-Medley Team—Finding Your Inner Real Estate Bulldog to Be the Best in Show

After working as a TV reporter across the country for more than 20 years, Bob Sokoler and his wife Norine settled in Louisville, Ky., and transitioned to a career in real estate. Since then, the Sokoler-Medley team has ranked number one for volume ...


Claim Your .REALTOR Domain on October 23

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is pleased to announce that on October 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, NAR members can claim their .REALTOR top-level domain. With a .REALTOR domain, members can instantly communicate to consumers their status as a REALTOR® in their website address, which strengthens their connection ...


Getting Started: Common Mistakes That Could Hurt a Credit Score

(MCT)—You may already know some of the basics of maintaining a healthy credit score: pay your bills on time, don’t charge the maximum allowed on your credit card and start building a credit history early. ...


RE/MAX Gateway Offers Free REALTOR® Safety Workshop

In light of the recent attacks on real estate agents in the news and Realtor® Safety month, RE/MAX Gateway has put together a Safety Workshop on Thursday, October, 23, 2014 from 10am to 12pm in Centreville, Virginia.  This training event is open to all Real Estate Agents, regardless of brokerage affiliation. ...


Housing Starts Speed up in September, Led by New Apartments

(MCT)—Housing construction picked up in September, buoyed by a surge in apartment-building. ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise 2.4% in September

After a modest decline last month, existing-home sales bounced back in September to their highest annual pace of the year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest experienced gains in September. ...


September Home Sales Higher Than 2013

For the first time in 2014, home sales reached a level higher than one year ago. Following an expected seasonal trend, September home sales were 10.4 percent lower than sales in August.  However, sales pushed past the mark set in September ...


Staying Relevant and Being Useful when It Counts

Today’s consumers—your potential clients—are bombarded with sales messages and requests to like, follow, comment and click across the Internet. The resulting cacophony creates confusion, discord and stress. You as a real estate professional can quell this abundance of noise in a very simple ...


Ask the Expert: Should I Invest in a Rental Truck for My Clients?

Today's “Ask the Expert” features CJ Steen, the Marketing Director with On The Move, Inc. ...


Play to Win: Developing, Managing and Recruiting Today’s Agent Teams

Editor’s Note: This topic will be discussed by industry leaders Oct. 28 in a FREE webinar hosted by RISMedia as the first of its new “Power Broker Webinar Series,” sponsored by Bank of America Home Loans. ...


Eight Things My Family Learned by Giving Up Processed Foods

(MCT)—A few years ago I had the wakeup call of my life when I realized many of the foods I thought were healthy (by Food Industry standards) were actually highly processed. So in an effort ...


Safety Tips Every Real Estate Agent Needs to Know

While 90 percent of home buyers search online during their home buying process*, nothing replaces the experience of an open house or a showing. Selling the home is the ultimate goal, but your own safety should be your primary focus when meeting with these potential buyers. Below are six ...


Real Living Lifestyles Assistant Broker Appointed to San Diego County Board

Ron Brownell is a veteran real estate agent who has been with Real Living Lifestyles brokerage for the past 10 years. Brownell is the Assistant Head Broker and Director of Compliance at the brokerage, and his knowledge and experience is a huge asset to the agents there. ...


Where in the World Isn’t Rick Davidson? CENTURY 21 Leader Travels the Road to Success

Think you’re a road warrior? Chances are, your travel schedule pales in comparison to Rick Davidson’s. The CENTURY 21 CEO is resolute in his belief that interacting with the firm’s worldwide network is essential to the collective success of all. From Tokyo, Japan ...


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