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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Personal Branding: Conveying Your Message

As a real estate professional you are energetic, independent, relatable, hardworking, forward thinking, and you have a corner on the market. Right? But what good are these qualities and how you use them if no one knows who you are? Once you’ve identified the characteristics that make you distinctive, you ...


Multi Merchant Prepaid Card Gives REALTORS® a New Way to Thank Clients

It’s common practice for real estate professionals to give closing gifts to their home-buying and -selling clients, and a new offer through the REALTOR Benefits® Program gives members of the National Association of REALTORS® a new way to thank and stay connected with their clients. ...


Balancing Act: Working with ‘Mindfulness’ Reduces Stress in the Workplace

(MCT)—A few years ago, when Miami attorney Paul Singerman received a hostile email from opposing counsel, he would react with an immediate terse response. Not anymore. “The first thing I do is nothing,” he explained. Then, he said, he takes a deep ...


Employers Find Returns in Workplace-Wellness Investments

(MCT)—Janis Smith feels a lot healthier — and more confident — since shedding 65 pounds in six months, and that has helped in her job leading employee training for 1st Mariner Bank. ...


Top 5 Tips for Your IRS 1099 Forms

For small business owners, IRS tax forms can be confusing -- especially when it comes to 1099 forms. ...


10 Reasons to Buy a Brand New Home

Much like the rest of the real estate industry, new home construction is on the rise! Are you a real estate agent who sells or even specializes in new builds? ...


Senate Considers Bill Protecting Homeowners from Flood Insurance Rate Hikes

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) recently called on the Senate to pass bipartisan legislation to protect homeowners from significant increases in flood insurance premiums, which began being phased in on Oct. 1. S. 1926, introduced by Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), would delay rate increases ...


Consumer Confidence Shows Mixed Results

Measures of consumer confidence were mixed in the most recent release. The Conference Board reported that the Consumer Confidence Index increased by 3.2 points on a month-over-month seasonally adjusted basis in December to 80.7. Meanwhile, according to Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, the Consumer Sentiment Index fell by ...


Winter Shows No Signs of Cooling in Home Prices

Data through November 2013, released recently by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that the 10-City and 20-City Composites increased 13.8 percent and 13.7 percent year-over-year. Dallas posted its highest ...


Key Issues Threaten the Rise of Hispanic Homebuyers

Immigration reform, sweeping changes in policies and regulations and the rising racial wealth gap and their impact on Hispanic homeownership are among the central issues Hispanic real estate leaders will discuss next week at the NAHREP 2014 Housing Policy & Hispanic Lending ...


Trashed Online? Act Quickly to Protect Your Reputation

(MCT)—It can take a long time—if ever—to undo damage caused by comments on the Internet. Scathing posts can tarnish reputations for individuals and businesses, and the snarkiest stuff can go viral before you know about it. ...


RE/MAX of New England Donates More Than $190,000 Through 2013 Community Partnerships

In 2013, RE/MAX of New England donated $192,000 to community partners throughout New England, the company has announced. At the forefront of supporting the local communities in which they do business, RE/MAX of New England actively participated with several organizations including: the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, Children’s ...


Zillow Launches Postlets App for iPhone and iPad

Zillow, Inc., a leading real estate and home-related marketplace, recently launched the Postlets® App for iPhone® and iPad®. Postlets is a free listings creation and distribution tool, and is owned by Zillow®. With the new Postlets App, users can distribute their rental listings to more than 20 of the top ...


Get Ready to Meet International Service Needs

Where will your next corporate customer or foreign national purchaser hail from? Whether it’s Brazil, China or Belgium, it’s apparent that international activity is increasing, based on global mobility trends and home sale statistics. Are you ready for this potential new business ...


2014 Member Cards Now Available

NAR PULSE—Show your REALTOR® membership with pride by ordering your 2014 membership card today. Visit MemberCenter.REALTOR.org to choose a personalized background, add up to six of your designations and certifications and order a plastic version. Plus download the Member Center app to access your card via your smartphone ...


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