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Can You Be the Next Business Thought Leader?

“A lot of people are trying to become viewed as ‘thought leaders’ because they recognize that being a well-publicized, well-respected expert in their field is good for business,” says Mitchell Levy, CEO of THiNKaha and author of the new book, “#Creating Thought Leaders Tweet. “But most people have a hard ...


Distressed Properties: Are Short Sales and REOs Still Driving Business?

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. ...


Multiple Offers Put Home Sellers in Control

(MCT)—The spiffy five-bedroom house on a quiet cul-de-sac in Miramar, Fla., hit the market for $379,900 on a Monday. By the close of business, there were two offers, but listing agent Carlos Martin was preaching patience. ...


How Buyers Can Stand Out in a Multiple-Offer Market

A Beverly Hills home listed at $2.5 million and sold within 10 days at $100,000 over asking price with multiple-offers. A bank real estate owned property listed at $4.9 million and received 21 offers—some were $250,000 over asking price. Far from exceptional, homes throughout Los Angeles' Westside regularly receive five ...


Marketing Strategies: Secrets to Successful Prospecting

In today’s new market especially, if you don’t prospect you may miss out on a sudden surge business that has just come up. ...


A New Breed of Real Estate Investor: The Value Investor

As the real estate market makes a joyous recovery, the media is ablaze with evidence that investment buyers are retreating—or are they? ...


Protecting Our Data: Is Our Industry at Risk?

CEO Exchange Debates Data Misappropriation ...


NAHB Chairman Applauds President’s Housing Speech

Rick Judson, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Charlotte, N.C., recently issued the following statement on President Obama’s housing speech in Phoenix: ...


Expectations for Improvement in Housing Sector Continue

Consumer attitudes toward the housing market are increasingly positive despite the recent steep rise in mortgage interest rates, according to results from Fannie Mae’s July 2013 National Housing Survey. ...


Are July Prices Signaling the New Normal?

While extremes continue in some markets, the national trend in Clear Capital’s July data is moderation as markets at both ends of the spectrum stabilize and return to historic patterns. Has the New Normal arrived? ...


Poll Reveals Close to One in Five Consumers Comfortable Carrying Debt

A recent National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) online poll revealed that close to one in five consumers, 18 percent, believe that carrying credit card debt over from month-to-month is a responsible way to manage his or her ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Introduces Luxury Website for Historic Market Segment

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently announced the launch of a branded website for the Historic specialty market. ...


John Ryland & Associates, REALTORS® Merges with Prudential Towne Realty

Barbara Wolcott, Chairman and CEO of Prudential Towne Realty, and John Ryland, Owner/Principal Broker of John Ryland & Associates, REALTORS®, announced that that John Ryland & Associates, REALTORS® has merged with Prudential Towne Realty. ...


Obama: ‘Housing Market Is Beginning to Heal…Home Prices Rising at Fastest Pace in 7 Years’

With the real estate industry soaring hotter than an Arizona August, President Barack Obama visited Phoenix Tuesday to address the recovering state of the U.S. housing market. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Endorses RPR®

NAR PULSE—Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has launched an internal campaign to its franchise network endorsing the benefits of the Realtors Property Resource® (RPR), including encouraging immediate adoption of the system. Coldwell Banker also announced that all of its franchised companies supported by RPR-participating MLS’s, now have access to customized ...


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