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4 Tips to Use Mobile Technology to Market to Sellers

The September housing market inventory was up roughly 20% in comparison to numbers from last year at the time. ...


Good Faith Estimate: Common Costs When Closing a Home Sale

Closing on your home is a huge step in the home-buying process. It’s when you officially get the title for your new house. It’s important to keep in mind that there are several costs when closing a home sale. ...


Is Your Social Media Policy Valid?

Costco recently had their social media policy invalidated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). ...


September Demand Was Strong despite Rate Hikes

Despite fears that higher mortgage rates could cripple a recovering housing market, the vital signs for housing remained remarkably good in September, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. ...


Living Smart: Bathroom Remodeling Trends

(MCT)—Open the door and say, “ah.” Your master bath can be more than just functional; it could be a spa. ...


Housing Demand Remains High in Central Ohio

Regional Spotlight—September home sales were 13.1 percent higher than last year demonstrating that housing demand in the Columbus region continues to remain strong. Sales for residential homes and condos through the third quarter rose 22.4 percent from last year and stand as the second highest on record for the first ...


One Cavo CORE Introduces Drip Marketing Customized to Each Consumer

One Cavo, is now offering Intelligent Drip Marketing for brokers and agents. ...


RE/MAX Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Its Iconic Hot Air Balloon

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon, one of the most recognized real estate logos, is commemorating its 35th anniversary this month with celebratory balloon flights around the world. ...


Long & Foster Bethesda Gateway Office Surpasses $1 Billion in Sales

The Bethesda Gateway office of Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc. surpassed $1 billion in real estate sales for 2013, as of Oct. 15. This marks a significant achievement for any brokerage in the real estate industry and is especially noteworthy for an individual office like Bethesda Gateway. ...


Remodeling Market Index Climbs for Second Quarter in a Row

The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) continued to climb at a modest pace in the third quarter of 2013 rising two points to 57, the highest reading since the first quarter of 2004, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). ...


Homes.com Local Market Index and Rebound Reports Show Even Hardest Hit Areas Recovering

Homes.com, a leading online real estate destination and a division of Dominion Enterprises, has released its August Local Market Index, a price performance summary on repeat sales of properties in the U.S. ...


As More New Households Form, Demand for Housing Will Grow

The economy has seen a lot of bright spots this year, and housing has definitely been one of them. As markets around the country continue to stabilize and prices recover, there’s more good news on the horizon: Household formation is on the ...


Your Place: Volatile Compounds Can Be Irritants

(MCT)—Q: We have just installed oak hardwood flooring in our family room, and purchased the unfinished kind because we will be matching the color to some existing hardwood flooring. Although we brought it home and installed it immediately, it will not be ...


Visual Storytelling: Illustrious Tactics to Engage Your Audience on Facebook

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so imagine the possibilities that an entire visual narrative can express. That’s why a real estate broker who engages in visual storytelling—especially when on Facebook—will see the impact that imagery has on alluring ...


The Office within the Office

In the past few weeks I have met with a variety of top agents who are successfully closing Internet leads they received from realtor.com® as well as Tigerlead. Here is what I have learned about some of the new up-and-coming superstars in ...


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