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Century 21 Real Estate Activates ‘Search by School’ Function

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced that its consumer website, century21.com, has added a “search by schools” function to further personalize the online task of finding homes for sale. Users can create listing alerts with schools as one of their search criteria and receive email alerts when ...


Realtor.com Integrating RealSatisfied Client Recommendations into Find-a-Realtor Profiles

Realtor.com®, recently announced that REALTORS® can now integrate their RealSatisfied client recommendations into their Find-a-Realtor® profiles using the free HyperSocial™ Tools available on realtor.com®. ...


Realogy’s LeadRouter System Breaks Record with 1.56 Million Online Leads Delivered to Its Affiliates in First Half of 2013

Realogy announced recently that in the first half of 2013 its proprietary LeadRouter(SM) lead management system delivered 1.56 million leads to its affiliated brokers and sales associates, an increase of 27 percent from 1.23 million during the same period in 2012. This is a record performance for any six-month period ...


Jumbo Mortgage Loans Are Back on the Table

(MCT)—It’s a good time to buy an expensive home. ...


Building Material Price Growth Slows

After a period of significant increases, the growth in the prices of building materials has slowed according to June Producer Price data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). ...


Multifamily Dip Drives Housing Starts Lower in June

Nationwide housing starts declined 9.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 836,000 units in June as construction of multifamily buildings slowed following recent months of strong activity in that sector, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the pace of single-family production ...


Living Smart: Siding

(MCT)—Replacing old or damaged siding on your house with new siding can add curb appeal to your home, make it more energy efficient and improves your chances of selling it fast and at a higher price. ...


Straight Talk from Agents Who Close an Abundance of Online Leads

There are agents who get large numbers of online leads and successfully convert them to sales. But not every agent has the right systems in place to convert online customers, particularly in great numbers. ...


SoLoMo: Not Just Another Buzzword

How often do you use your mobile device to search for local information or to check out what’s happening on a social media site? If you are like most Americans, it’s probably all the time. In fact, one half of local ...


Marketing Strategies: From Procrastination to Productivity

If you are currently suffering from procrastination, there is something you can do about it. ...


Ask the Experts: Facebook for Personal or Business Use?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Erica Campbell Byrum, Director of Social Media for Homes.com. ...


Your Office Coach: How to Apologize for an Outburst of Criticism

(MCT)—QUESTION: I recently made a huge mistake at work. After an extremely stressful day, I expressed some very negative opinions about the company in general and my manager in particular. Because several people overheard these comments, my boss eventually found out about them. ...


Does Your Leadership Measure Up?

The top five leaders most admired by the world’s business executives are Winston Churchill, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Jack Welch – in that order, according to the 2013 Global CEO Survey conducted by PwC. ...


In the Field or at the Office, Access to Property Data Is More Important Than Ever

As the commercial real estate market continues to gain traction, Lou Lollio, who specializes in income-producing properties, is spending more time out in the field working with buyers and sellers. While keeping up with the burgeoning market may mean more time away from the office, Lollio hasn’t missed a beat, ...


Transacting Business in a Global, Mobile World

When she first learned about DocuSign back in 2009, Janie Coffey, director of sales and brand experience at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, found the service to be useful not only for virtual storage and access, but as a way to promote ...


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