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Pending Home Sales Slip in June

After reaching the highest level in over six years, pending home sales declined in June, with rising mortgage interest rates beginning to impact the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Do You Need an Employee Smartphone Policy?

By now, the majority of employees at most small businesses will have smartphones, some of them even issued by their companies. So a savvy business owner will have policies in place to prevent liability and misuse of smartphones in the office. ...


Turning Prospects into Customers…for the Long-run

As media reports continue to confirm on an almost daily basis, things are on the rise for real estate. With 2013 panning out to be a big year of recovery, agents across the nation are seeing a significant upswing in business as buyers and sellers get off the sidelines and ...


Real Estate Pro’s One-Stop Guide to Social Media

Social Media is redefining how we interact with people. But is it really all different? No. ...


What Every Agent Needs to Know about Prospecting

Do you find that the mere thought of prospecting for new clients makes everything else on your calendar seem incredibly important? Prospecting is one of the most important tasks that every real estate agent must spend time on, but when it ...


Understanding Mobile Behavior to Win Local

By now, I think we all can agree on the following: The sheer size of the mobile demographic makes it one that requires our attention as businesses; the mobile consumer is substantially different from the desktop consumer; and the better we ...


Ask the Expert: How Do You Find Long Term Success?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features John Wendorff, Chief Encouragement Officer for the Personal Marketing Company. ...


The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Where Is Real Estate Going Next?

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. ...


‘Real Estate’s Best Kept Secret’: FHA 203k Consumer Handbook Now Available on Amazon.com

New book helps consumers understand the power of the FHA 203k Renovation Loan program to finance repairs and home improvements. ...


Living Smart: Sump Pumps

(MCT)—Summer storms have made their way across the United States over the past weeks with more on the horizon. ...


PropertyInfo Releases SureClose® 3.7

PropertyInfo Corporation, a Stewart® company, announced recently the release of an upgraded SureClose, the most widely used transaction management software in the country. The recently updated SureClose 3.7 provides enhanced functionality that helps increase overall productivity, improves efficiencies and can protect your customers’ personal and private information. ...


HomeServices Lending Announces Plans to Become Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of HomeServices of America

HomeServices Lending LLC, a joint venture with Wells Fargo, recently announced plans to transition to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. The transition work has been underway for some time, and is expected to conclude in 2014. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Becomes First National Franchise to Endorse NAR’s Realtors Property Resource®

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has launched an internal campaign to its franchise network endorsing the benefits of the Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) launched by the National Association of Realtors®, including encouraging immediate adoption of the system. ...


Realogy Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2013

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, including the following: ...


Four Ways to Stay Laser Focused in Today’s Market

Feeling a little tired lately? That’s no surprise. These last few years have been extremely demanding on the real estate industry and have required a level of discipline beyond our expectations. ...


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