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Todays Real Estate News Archive


The Leads are Weak!

Any salesperson worth their Rolodex will recognize this classic refrain from “Glengarry Glen Ross,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning and highly expressive behind-the-scenes tale about the underbelly of real estate sales. Mired in the uphill battle of lead conversion, Shelley “the Machine” Levene (Jack ...


The Undeniable Value of Word-of-Mouth Referrals

For agents and brokerages looking to differentiate their brands in the digital age…all roads still lead to word-of-mouth referrals ...


Homes.com Improves Leads, Simplifies Incubation

The market is on its way up, with more and more homes hitting the market at a stable, steady pace. As the industry gains stable footing, it’s more important than ever for agents to draw in leads, streamline incubation and enhance response ...


Webinar: Take Prospects from Curious to Closed

Respond quicker, set next steps and close more business by working smarter ...


Hot Property: Is a Quick Sale in the Cards?

(MCT)—Constance Zimmer of “House of Cards” put her home in the Hollywood Hills up for sale at $1.175 million and in 10 days it was in escrow. ...


Steps for Battling Flu

(MCT)—It's flu season, but that doesn't mean you need to get sick. Below are several steps for battling the flu. ...


INRIX Teams with RE/MAX to Help Buyers Find the Perfect Home

Recently, traffic information and driver services provider INRIX announced a collaboration that will make Remax.com the first national real estate brand website to give prospective homebuyers the ability to identify and compare home listings based on preferred commute times rather than distance to work. ...


Realogy’s Leadrouter System Delivers Record 3 Million Online Leads to Its Affiliates In 2013, an Increase of 13% from Prior Year

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, has announced that its LeadRouterSM lead management system delivered 3 million leads from homebuyers and sellers to its affiliated brokers and sales associates in 2013. That is an increase of ...


Cartavi 3.3 Release Notes: Cloud Service Integration & In-person Signing

Accessing your files and capturing signatures electronically has never been easier with Cartavi. We are thrilled to announce Cartavi 3.3, which now features cloud service integration and in-person signing. ...


Average Size of New Single-Family Homes Continues to Rise

The size of a typical new single-family home rose in third quarter of 2013, continuing a post-recession trend. The recent increase in size is likely due to an atypical mix of buyers. ...


Priority Registration for New .REALTOR Domain Closing January 31

NAR Pulse—Members can sign-up now at SignUpForDotREALTOR.com to receive advance email notification for priority registration of their .REALTOR domain(s) one day prior to general release. To be eligible to participate and receive advance notification, members must sign-up before January 31, ...


How Will You Make the Most of the New Year?

It’s 2014, and it’s time to evaluate your goals, which probably include closing more transactions than last year. But how do you do that in a flat sales year? ...


Meeting the Requirements of the Affordable Care Act

Under the Affordable Care Act, beginning in 2014, Americans who can afford to buy health insurance are required to do so or pay a penalty when they file their federal tax return. Everyone must enroll in a health insurance program by the March 31, 2014 deadline. ...


REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2014 Volunteering Works Program

REALTORS® are not only strong advocates for homeownership, but also for their communities, and many contribute countless hours of their time to enhance the lives of others. For six years now, REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society has helped REALTORS® expand and develop their charitable efforts through the Volunteering Works Grant ...


A Beginner’s Guide to Reddit

(MCT)—Reddit’s that website you’ve heard of but maybe don’t quite understand. Is it a social network? A message board? Its spare design and free-for-all culture can be intimidating, but don’t underestimate its users’ collective power—for good and, sometimes, not-so-good. The site is ...


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