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Set Yourself Apart with American Home Shield

When it comes to succeeding in the real estate industry, one of the most critical things you can do for your business is set yourself apart, says Richard Mazor, a REALTOR® associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Monmouth County, N.J. ...


New DocuSign Security Appliance Enhances Security and Compliance

DocuSign, Inc. recently announced the general availability of the new DocuSign Security Appliance. The unique solution provides DocuSign Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform customers the option of encryption key management and auditing for their DocuSign documents behind their firewall. This allows customers to realize the benefits of cloud-based DTM while ...


5 Tips for Marketing Your Rental Listings

It used to be that a homeowner who decided to rent out his home rather than sell did so as a last resort—usually because it was time to move to a new house and there was a need for some sort of ...


Join This Beta Broker Hangout: The Impact of Office Design on Business

As part of Better Homes and Garden's ongoing Beta Brokerage project, the company invites you to join the next Beta Broker Hangout on Google+, where you can sit in on a lively discussion with two successful brokers ...


Maximizing Broker ROI: How to Find the Right Buyers and Secure the Best Leads

Today’s real estate market is competitive, to say the least. There are more companies to contend with, more regulations to understand and translate, and there are more educated, hungry consumers on the prowl for the perfect home. As a result of ever-changing norms in the industry, new tools must be ...


Six Powerful Prospecting Tips to Build Your Business

Why is it that some sales reps consistently earn a six-figure annual income while other reps, putting in the same hours, selling the same products, and trained by the same sales manager struggle each month financially to make ends meet? The answer to this question is painfully simple; the six-figure ...


4 Ways to Come up with Brilliant Ideas when the Pressure’s On

March is National Ideas Month. Hey, whose bright idea was that? ...


Making a Business Apology: 3 Legal Tips

As any business owner knows, mistakes happen and lessons are learned. But when is it appropriate to make a business apology? ...


Prioritizing Clients’ Needs

Looking to make big business moves in 2014? One hot tip for real estate success? Prioritize your clients' needs on an individual basis. Read the following interview for more words of wisdom, according to Melanie Delman, President of Lila Delman Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of ...


Connect Often, and on an Individual Basis

It's not enough just to connect with your agents these days. In order to build a tight knit team, it's important to connect with them often, and individually. In the following interview, Gary Fontenot, Broker/Owner of Realty Executives South Louisiana Group, Prairieville, La., gives us some inspirational insight into the ...


Errol Samuelson to Join Zillow as Chief Industry Development Officer

20-year veteran in technology and real estate sectors to lead company's industry relations ...


Real Estate with a Humanitarian Twist: New Company Bridges Home Sales with Building Homes for Those in Need

REALTORS® have been giving back to their communities for decades. However, a new company is working with agents to provide a different kind of service: building homes for those in need. ...


Maximizing Broker ROI: How to Find the Right Buyers and Secure the Best Leads

Today’s real estate market is competitive, to say the least. There are more companies to contend with, more regulations to understand and translate, and there are more educated, hungry consumers on the prowl for the perfect home. As a result of ever-changing norms in the industry, new tools must be ...


Average Size of New Single-Family Homes Down at the End of 2013

The size of a typical new single-family home declined slightly for the final quarter of 2013, although the trend for the year was one of increasing size. The trend is likely due to an atypical mix of buyers. ...


NAR Surveys Mortgage Companies on QM

On January 10, 2014, the requirements of the Ability to Repay Qualified Mortgage (ATR/QM) rule went into effect. All applications received on or after that date were required to comply with the rule that includes, among other things, full documentation of income, ...


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