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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Recruit, Ramp, Reward, Retain

Brokers and team leaders have always struggled with the 4 Rs of building a great company: Recruit, Ramp, Reward and Retain. ...


Getting Feedback from Boss Who’s on the Way Out

(TNS)—Q: I work for a small company that doesn’t have a lot of formal processes. My boss is retiring, and, while I know he has been happy with my work, there’s no formal documentation of my performance. I’m concerned that ...


J. Rockcliff REALTORS® Appointed to Exclusively Represent the Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents in San Francisco East Bay

Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents recently announced that J. Rockcliff REALTORS® has been selected to exclusively represent the Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents brand within the region.  Featuring an elite group of talented and visionary professionals J. Rockcliff REALTORS® selection is based on the company’s leadership and longstanding ...


Household Debt Stays Flat, Foreclosures and Bankruptcies Improve

Aggregate household debt balances were largely flat in the first quarter of 2015, according to the recently released Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Household Debt and Credit Report. As of the end of March, total household indebtedness was $11.85 trillion, a $24 billion, or 0.2 percent, increase during the first ...


Registration Now Open for 2015 Broker Summits

NAR PULSE—Travel in one day and travel out the next at any of NAR’s three REALTOR® Broker Summit events taking place this fall. Network with colleagues and gain advice on business management issues that matter to you as a Broker and business owner, or focus on technology issues at the ...


Drone Movement Flies High on Latest Exemption

Amid ongoing efforts to sanction the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in real estate, a Las Vegas REALTOR® has been granted a drone exemption by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ...


New Study Shows a Greater Divide Forming between Appraiser and Homeowner Perceptions

Detroit-based Quicken Loans recently reported appraiser home value opinions continued to fall below homeowner estimates in April, according to the company’s Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The national index shows appraiser estimates 0.69 percent below homeowner estimates, on average. ...


The Rap against Office Cubicles

(TNS)—Countless stories over the last few decades, some of which I’ve written, touted the wide-open office workspace—the “cubicle farm”—as an office tool to increase productivity, communication and morale. ...


REALTORS® Head to Washington to Urge Action on Industry, Consumer Issues

REALTOR® leaders from across the country will converge on the nation's capital this week to advance key real estate issues with regulators and members of Congress during the REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, here through May 16. ...


Loan Modification Programs Extended Again

(TNS)—The federal government is extending for another year two programs designed to help homeowners who are at risk of defaulting on their mortgage or still owe far more on their loans than the properties are worth. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Releases New Relocation Guide

Relocating to a new community is exciting, but having the right support can be the difference between a seamless move and a stressful move. That’s why individuals moving with their families, second home buyers and companies and corporations relocating to Northeast Florida turn to the relocation specialists at Berkshire ...


Spotlight: Make a Lasting Impression with a Direct-Mail Marketing System

With our email inboxes being bombarded daily with hundreds of incoming messages, it’s easy for information to get lost. For many real estate firms, direct-mail marketing is making a comeback in a big way, especially when it comes to sending out monthly newsletters. ...


A Targeted Approach to Staying Top of Mind

Staying front and center in the mind of your client is critical for repeated real estate success. In the following interview, RISMedia talks about recruiting, retention, agent motivation and more with Terrie O’Connor, Broker/Owner of Terrie O’Connor REALTORS®, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® in Ramsey, ...


Job Growth: April’s Employment Bounces Back

Job growth in March was worse than originally estimated but bounced back in April. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that payroll employment expanded by 223 thousand in April. Job gains in February were revised upward by 2 thousand to 266 thousand and the March figure was revised downward ...


Beyond Housing: Advocating for NYC’s Homeless

Heidi Burkhart’s philosophy is simple: Give to Live. Live to Give. ...


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