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Great Smoky Mountains Association of REALTORS® Introduces Point2 MLS and Association Consumer Portal

The Great Smoky Mountains Association of REALTORS® (GSMAR) announced today that its new website, GSMAR.com, is now live. The real estate search portal is powered by Point2 to provide consumers with information about local properties for sale using timely and accurate data that originates from the GSMAR Multiple ...


The Impact of Office Design on Your Business

Earlier this week Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate hosted another fantastic Google+ Hangout on the topic, "The Impact of Office Design on Business." ...


Is Your Marketing Competitive?

Some of the highest-powered real estate agents will tell you that when prospective clients reach out to them, it's because they feel as if they already “know” them. That’s because those agents are continually getting their name and brand in front of ...


To Franchise or Not to Franchise?

I tell each broker we work with the same thing. Every franchise is different and every broker is different. Your decision to franchise or not to franchise should be based on your specific needs. ...


Connecting with the Modern Consumer: Do Business Anytime, Anyplace

Today’s consumer is always on the go, and with virtual accessibility expanding every day, they expect their agent to be able to keep up. Whether they’re checking in from the airport or the local coffee shop, buyers want the ability to further their real estate transaction without making an office ...


6 Tips to Gain the Edge and Meet Your Goals

Great people throughout history often fail, quite miserably, before finally reaching their goals, says international business strategist Dan Waldschmidt. ...


Century 21 Real Estate, Google and Videolicious Launch Marketing Suite

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced the launch of C21 Social XchangeSM, in conjunction with agreements with Google and Videolicious. Through an industry-first licensing agreement with Google, a co-marketing agreement with Google Adwords, and a comprehensive licensing agreement with Videolicious, the C21 Social Xchange combines a comprehensive ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Named ‘Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year’ in 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, recently announced it was named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” in the 26th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® study. ...


How Will the Winding Down of Fannie and Freddie Affect Homebuyers?

A bipartisan proposal seeks to wind down mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and completely overhaul the nation’s mortgage system. According to Don Frommeyer, CRMS, President of NAMB (The Association of Mortgage Professionals), “A change in the mortgage system will be ...


6 Questions to Ask before a Refinance

(MCT)—A home mortgage refinance may sound like a good idea in theory, but it’s not always possible or desirable. ...


Lifestyle-based House and Apartment Finder Featured on CNNMoney

San Francisco start-up RentalRoost was recently featured in a CNNMoney article that took an in-depth look into the mission behind the lifestyle-based house and apartment finder, providing a glimpse into how the company is aiming to take the big data approach to a whole, new level. ...


West Coast More Favorable for Sellers; East, Midwest Best for Buyers

As the spring home shopping season heats up, buyers and sellers nationwide can expect very different experiences when it comes to negotiating power. According to the latest Zillow® analysis of national buyers’ and sellers’ markets, sellers in the West will likely have ...


Housing Starts Hold Steady in February

Nationwide housing starts were virtually unchanged in February, inching down 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 907,000 units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau. ...


High-Tech Ways to Keep an Eye on Aging Parents

(MCT)—After her 75-year-old mother suffered a severe health problem last fall that required surgery, Colleen Sturvidant needed a way to better keep an eye on her. ...


Proactive Approach, Tech Solutions Keep Business Buzzing

While running a successful business, it's important to continuously move forward. “I continuously evaluate our marketing and track the results so that I can cut what isn’t working and invest in what produces results,” says Teresa Ryan, broker/owner with Ryan Hill Realty. Read the following interview for Ryan's top advice ...


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