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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Broker Best Practices: Down to a System

With nearly 20 years in the industry, Randy Durham--broker/team leader of Keller Williams Realty in Chattanooga, Tenn.--knows his way around the real estate market. In the following interview, he gives tips and tricks for what leads to a successful career in real estate, as well as useful market insight that ...


Travel Dilemmas: A Fairer Approach to Ticket Changes

(MCT)—In a recent On the Spot column (“Change Can Cost You”), reader R. Smith of Cathedral City, Calif., asked about airline change fees and wondered what I thought about why they are so — how can I put this gently? — ...


Exceeding Expectations in a Comeback Market

How are you encouraging your agents to be more productive? Do you have a winning strategy for closing transactions? Read on to learn how two industry professionals from Realty One Group are making moves and exceeding expectations—and learn how you can, too. ...


Keeping a Pulse on Today’s Market

Housing demands are rising, and in many markets, agents are struggling to gather enough listings to meet the needs of those looking to buy. In the current interview Tim Binning, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX All Pro, lets us know how he is keeping up with rising demands and low levels of ...


RE/MAX IPO Surges at Opening Bell

The RE/MAX initial public offering, which was priced at $22 per share Wednesday morning, surged more than 20 percent within an hour of trading. More than 6.5 million shares traded hands as the stock rose sharply, signaling continuing investor optimism in the recovery of the U.S. housing market. RE/MAX agreed ...


Don’t Forget RESPA/TILA Changes Are Coming

In all the excitement over the qualified mortgage, qualified residential mortgage, and Basel III capital rules, as well as the introduction of GSE and FHA reform, it is easy to forget that a major rule still remains to be finalized—the RESPA/TILA ...


Earn Chance to Win an iPad with MVP Action

NAR PULSE—Enroll by October 15th in the FedEx Advantage® Program, offering you special savings through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program, and get the Buyers Brochure Bundle-Download and be entered for the chance to win an iPad. FedEx, a ...


Reasonable Mortgage Rules Make Homeownership Dream a Reality

With interest rates creeping up in recent months, some homebuyers have had to adjust their game plans—and their price ranges—in order to make their move. But even with slightly higher interest rates, home affordability remains very attractive. ...


Everything Old Is New Again

Nearly every real estate company in the nation felt the pinch of the last slump. But for one respected New Orleans-based company, it was part of a double whammy, coming as it did on the heels of Hurricane Katrina. ...


Great Spaces: Olivia Wilde Lets Go of Los Feliz Listing

Actress Olivia Wilde recently sold her Los Angeles Spanish villa for more than $2 million. The home, located in Los Feliz, was built in 1929 and features a screening room fully equipped with a bar, a library and French doors. The ...


Your Place: When Project Instructions Don’t Help

(MCT)—Cartridge faucets use up-and-down motion to regulate water flow and left-right motion to control temperature, their makers say. A faucet with two handles turning 90 degrees can be a cartridge faucet. ...


Realogy Underscores Importance of Hispanic Market

For the 13th consecutive year, Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, has a significant presence at the annual convention for Hispanic real estate professionals. The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) 2013 National Convention ...


Successful Real Estate Veterans Join Realty ONE Group as Franchisees

Realty ONE Group Affiliates, Inc. recently announced the affiliation of four new franchise partners, all of whom are launching their Realty ONE Group franchises this fall. ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Business Planning 2014 – Getting It Right

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Jeff Barnett, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


NAR Video Spotlight, Part 3: Social Media and Cyber Safety Strategies

Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a 3-part videos series from the National Association of REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of social media and cyber safety strategies. ...


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