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Todays Real Estate News Archive


NAR Extends Alliance with Chrysler Group LLC

Part of the cost of doing business as a real estate agent is spending a considerable amount of time driving from one property to another to assist clients. To help members who are always on the go, the National Association of REALTORS® recently announced a two-year extension of ...


Mortgage Rates Stay Largely Unchanged

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates little changed amid a week of light economic reports. ...


‘Downton Abbey’ Style Comes to Modern American Homes

(MCT)—My anglophile roots are showing, but I’m not alone. Like millions of Americans, I love “Downton Abbey.” ...


Marketing Tactics to Integrate in 2014, Part 2: Local Marketing

Continuing our look at what lies ahead for real estate pros in 2014, here are the latest of the 14 marketing trends expected to be hot in the new year, with an emphasis on local marketing. Check out last week’s mobile trends ...


Along the Way to Real Estate

Your past shapes everything you do. There are no accidents but rather just valuable lessons wrapped up in sometimes unexpected packaging. To quote one of my favorite musicians, David Byrne, “You may ask yourself, how did I get here?” ...


Basic Training: Your Best Year Ever

Welcome to 2014; you made it! You survived, and some of you even thrived, through one of the most difficult real estate markets in recent history. ...


Are Your Meetings a Waste of Time? CEO Shares Tips for Encouraging Productive Collaboration

In survey after survey, meetings get knocked by everyone from employees to senior executives as being among the biggest waste of work hours. ...


How to Hire a Social Media Expert for Small Biz

Social media is a part of daily life for many Americans and small businesses are taking advantage of that fact. ...


Broker Best Practices: To the Cloud and Beyond

“Everything we do is enhanced by technology,” says William Lublin, CEO of CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold in Elkins Park, Pa. In the following interview, Lublin outlines his must-have tech tools, as well as a few other tools for success. ...


Hard Work Matters Every Step of the Way

“Getting a transaction to the closing table boils down to hard work and maintaining a level of consistency throughout the process,” says Brad Kuenzi, Broker/Owner of Realty Executives Platinum in Watertown, Wis. Read on to learn how Kuenzi stays ahead of the ...


Housing Markets Continue to Show Gradual Improvement

Markets in 56 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released recently. This represents a ...


Like ‘Em or Not, Online Agent Ratings Drive Business

Consumers are voraciously hungry for reviews and recommendations for everything under the sun, from hotel rooms, to restaurants, to recipes, to real estate agents. But are consumer reviews in the best interests of agents? ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.39 percent, up one basis point from 4.38 percent at this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate remained relatively flat this week, hovering between 4.38 and 4.42 percent for the majority of the week. ...


Housing Recovery Remains on Firm Footing as Americans’ Housing Sentiment Bounces Back from an Autumn Dip

Year-over-year gains in Americans’ attitudes toward homeownership demonstrate that the housing recovery continues to move forward on firm footing despite a drop in housing sentiment during the fall, according to Fannie Mae's December National Housing Survey results. Forty-nine percent of consumers surveyed believe home prices will go up over the ...


Job Hunters Need Digital Proficiency

(MCT)—Do you have an electronic resume? It could help your job search, particularly if it isn’t just a PDF of your paper resume. ...


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