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Realogy Supports First LGBT-Centric Real Estate Conference

The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), which will host its inaugural National LGBT Real Estate Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on October 14-16, has announced that residential real estate franchising and brokerage services leader Realogy Holdings Corp., and its Coldwell Banker Real Estate, ...


Terabitz Relaunches Leading Local Websites to Compete with National Portals

Leading web marketing platform provider, Terabitz, has announced the re-launch of several local real estate websites owned by long-time clients, CENTURY 21 Award of San Diego, Calif. and Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene in Houston, Texas. Both brokerages have long-term relationships with Terabitz, and with ...


Homes.com® Secures Top Level ‘.homes’ Domain

Homes.com® has secured the top level domain, “.homes.” Long known as simply “.com,” “.org,” and “.net,” the internet is experiencing monumental changes with the creation of nearly 2,000 top-level domains, altering the way consumers search for homes online. A longstanding leader in search solutions and web technology, Homes.com continues to ...


Move, Inc. Acquires Point2′s U.S. Listing Syndication Service

Move, Inc. announced this morning that it has acquired the listing syndication arm of Point2 and that the combined platforms will offer greater value to brokers and MLSs through increased accuracy, elimination of duplicate information, and the creation of a single, unified syndication platform. Terms of the deal have not ...


Converting Leads into Clients More Successfully

How do you convert your leads into clients? According to Lisa Gartman, a REALTOR® with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Leading Edge Properties in Petaluma, Calif, responding quickly is the name of the game. “More importantly,” Gartman notes, “you have to be able to provide relevant information.” Read on ...


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Settlement of Copyright-Infringement Lawsuit

HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has announced the settlement of a copyright-infringement lawsuit against American Home Realty Network, Inc. (d/b/a NeighborCity). Since 2013, HomeServices of America and two of its subsidiaries, Preferred Carolinas Realty, Inc., and Edina Realty, Inc., have been engaged in litigation with American Home Realty ...


Help On-the-Fence Buyers Do the Rent-vs.-Buy Math

We all know that the benefits of homeownership outweigh renting in the long run. But in many U.S. cities, that’s the case even with shorter time frames. And we can do a better job of helping people realize that. ...


Interest Rates Little Changed on New Home Loans

On August 28, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported that, overall, mortgage interest rates were flat in July. To a large extent, the same was true for the subset of loans used to purchase new homes. Between June and July, the average contract interest rate on conventional mortgages for ...


Retirement-Saving Changes You Should Keep an Eye On

(MCT)—Retirement savers will have a few new wrinkles to contend with this fall as new policies take effect and Congress continues to battle budget woes. ...


RE/MAX Named a Leading Low-Cost Franchise

RE/MAX, LLC has been named among the leading low-cost U.S. franchises for 2014 by Entrepreneur magazine. The global real estate leader ranked the highest among real estate brokerage franchises, and 11th overall on this year’s list, which included 95 franchises “that can be started for less than $50,000.” The list ...


There’s Still Time to Join the REach® Insight Panel

NAR PULSE—Don't miss your opportunity to receive first access to the new technologies to help take their business to the next level as a member of the Insight Panel for REach®, NAR’s technology accelerator program. Panelists choose one or more REach® ...


Webinar Alert: Retention and Revenue—Using Online Lead Systems

Agents need to know you can produce leads. In addition, they need to know that the leads you provide can close. On Thursday, September 4 at 8:30-9 a.m. PDT, realtor.com® is holding a webinar that can help you establish this pipeline to recruit—plus, systems to keep follow-up on track and ...


New Report Shows 16.6 Percent Dip in Title Insurance Premiums

The American Land Title Association (ALTA) recently reported that title insurance premium volume declined 16.6 percent during the second quarter of 2014 when compared to the same period a year ago. ...


The 5 C’s for Building a Successful Business

Small businesses have made a huge recovery since the economic crash in 2008 and that’s good news for all of us. Since we account for 63 percent of new jobs, our success puts people back to work. That, in turn, helps us even more—people with paychecks buy stuff! ...


MLSListings Ushers RESO Standards into the Western U.S.

MLSListings Inc recently received two certifications from RESO, the organization has announced. MLSListings, a charter member of RESO, was recognized for the RETS 1.7.2 and 1.8 Server certifications, and is the one of the first to achieve both certifications. ...


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