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HomeSmart International Opens New Franchises across Five States

HomeSmart International recently announced the opening of seven new franchises across five states including offices in California, Georgia, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington. All seven brokerage companies joined the HomeSmart International system in the fourth quarter of 2014 and bring increased agent counts and production to the fast-growing franchise company. ...


Anonymous Whistleblower Alleges Widespread Data Theft by Zillow, Samuelson

Move and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) filed additional court documents Friday following receipt of a letter from an anonymous whistleblower, presumably a Zillow employee, who alleges widespread misappropriation of trade secrets and data theft by Errol Samuelson, the former Move chief ...


Ask the Expert: How Can Real Estate Professionals Stretch Funds for Overseas Buyers?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Matthew Leonard, theManaging Director of Private International Payments with Moneycorp. ...


The Mobile Moment: 5 Tips for Maximizing Your Mobile Phone

In this Mobile Moment series we will be sharing a variety of topics, tips and ideas to help you maximize your best real estate tool—your mobile phone. ...


Service and Integrity in Today’s Luxury Market

Every niche market runs by a different set of rules, and the luxury market is no different. In the following interview, Paul Benson, a License Partner with Engel & Völkers Park City in Park City, Utah, gives us some insight into the luxury market. ...


Interior House Painting Tips for Newbies

Anyone would agree that a fresh coat of paint is the easiest, most cost-effective way to give your home a clean, new look for spring—and even you’ve never wielded a paintbrush before, a few simple tips will help you get ...


Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Named Finalist for the Cartus Broker Network Masters Cup

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston was recently named one of five finalists in the Cartus Broker Network Masters Cup for its 2014 relocation services and performance results, the company has announced. The company also received a Cartus Broker Network Platinum Award, the highest level of Excellence Awards presented by ...


CRS Data Grows Client Base in Southeast

CRS Data has recently been chosen by the High Country Association of REALTORS® as their select public records vendor. CRS Data’s MLS Suite has been developed to service a wide range of tax data, including customizable maps, neighborhood information, comparables, mortgage information and more, made available through intuitive, in-depth search options. ...


Revolutionizing Real Estate with a Fresh Approach

From returning calls to showing houses and hustling paperwork, there’s no denying that the life of a real estate agent or broker is a busy one. At Equity Real Estate, agents and brokers are able to access all of their tools in one quick, easy-to-access location. ...


5 Essential Spring-Cleaning Chores

(TNS)—Ah, spring cleaning. All the tasks you pushed aside earlier in the year now await you—a seemingly never-ending list of chores. ...


4 Steps to Delight Your Customers with Consumable, Valuable Content

On average, Google processes over 40,000 search queries every second, which translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide. ...


How to Effectively Market Yourself at Your Next Open House

While an open house presents a great opportunity to attract potential buyers to your listing, it’s also the perfect time for you to attract potential clients to your business.  As part of the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate National Open House month, we’re ...


The Many Benefits of Continuing Education

Today’s real estate market is competitive. Aside from the mechanics of finding the right homes for the right buyers, how can prospective buyers and sellers guarantee that they’ve found the right agent for the job? Setting yourself or your agents apart from the pack can make all the difference. In ...


Mortgage Rates Fall Hard, Freddie Mac Says

(TNS)—Fixed mortgage rates moved lower this week on news of weakness in the labor markets, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering conventional 30-year loans at an average of 3.66 percent, down from last week’s 3.7 percent. ...


Who Gets to Be a Millionaire? 6 Factors

People who buy lottery tickets hope to become millionaires. But some people, ticket-buyers or not, are more apt to reach millionaire status than others. A study by Fidelity Investments revealed the six most common wealth-building factors the most successful wanna-be millionaires have on ...


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