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RealtyTrac Adds Internet Veteran Michael Sawtell as EVP/GM of Consumer Solutions

RealtyTrac® recently announced that 20+ year industry veteran Michael Sawtell has joined the company as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Solutions.  In this role, Michael is tasked with expanding the company’s suite of consumer products while increasing consumer awareness and demand. ...


Record-Setting Number of Multiple Listing Services Sign Direct Agreements with Zillow Group in Past Week

Zillow Group recently announced that Zillow® and Trulia® have signed a record-setting 32 new agreements with multiple listing services in the past week, including two of the nation’s largest MLSs; Georgia-based First Multiple Listing Service and Washington D.C.-based Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. ...


5 Ways Being More Like Peyton Manning Could Help You

Last month, I had the honor of meeting and sharing the stage with Peyton Manning, who spoke at the RE/MAX R4 Convention. His fantastic speech and Q&A session made me think about how the same traits and habits that ...


Why Would a Broker Sell Their Real Estate Company?

Lately, it seems I get a phone call every other day from someone either thinking about selling their real estate company or from someone who is trying to buy a real estate company but is having a hard time getting it done. I tell both sellers and prospective buyers that ...


NAHB Updates Local Impact of Home Building Numbers

A recent Eye on Housing post reported on NAHB’s 800th customized local impact study. ...


What’s Hot in Hollywood: A Peek inside Celebrity Real Estate

Regardless of the ever-changing market, there is one kind of buyer who is always on the prowl for new toys and the latest and greatest status symbols; one who is ready to go with copious cash in hand and a hunger to expand ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Honored at BHHS Revolution Sales Convention

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty was recognized as a Top 25 affiliate in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network at the Revolution sales convention in Las Vegas. The Northeast Florida real estate firm ranks No. 23 nationally from among more than 1,100 offices in 47 states. ...


Diane M. Ramirez Elected to Board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Diane M. Ramirez, chief executive officer of Halstead Property, has been elected to the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Board of Directors. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) is a global network of 500+ market-leading real estate firms ...


Annual Home Appreciation Slows in 65 Percent of Major Metros

RealtyTrac® recently released a February 2015 Home Price Appreciation Analysis which found that annual home price appreciation in February slowed compared to annual home price appreciation a year ago in 60 of the 92 metros analyzed with a population of 500,000 or more ...


RESPA/TILA Integration Remains a Learning Experience

Over the last several months, NAR has been conducting webinars and educational sessions, as well as participating in several industry forums, to educate real estate professionals on the upcoming RESPA/TILA integration. Through this outreach, it is clear that the RESPA/TILA integration is going ...


Prospecting for Gold

Prospecting for new buyer clients is an important and ongoing process for even the most established firms. Here are some tips to consider if your leads aren’t where they should be: ...


Facebook Floats Idea for More Housing in Menlo Park

(TNS)—Amid the California rumble of bulldozers and buzz of traffic, a 394-unit apartment complex partly funded by Facebook is taking form here, with perks such as a bike repair shop, pet spa and sports pub designed to attract tech workers. ...


9 Smart Things to Do with Your Tax Refund

Roughly seven out of 10 U.S. filers will receive a tax refund, with the average amount reaching around $2,800, according to the most recent IRS data. That’s a significant amount of money that can be put toward a variety of financial goals. If ...


Stewart Appoints Brad Rable as Chief Information Officer

Stewart recently announced the hire of Brad Rable as chief information officer to help guide the company’s information technology transformation. Rable will lead Stewart’s information technology vision, strategy and execution. ...


Marc Seinfeld Joins Engel & Völkers North America as Senior Vice President of Expansion

Engel & Völkers recently announced that Marc Seinfeld has joined the North America headquarters team as Senior Vice President of Expansion. ...


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