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Get the Leads You Need: realtor.com® Hosts Second Panel Discussion Webinar August 16

Get the leads you need – plus – learn from agents who close them. Realtor.com® will host a second panel discussion on this topic this week on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT ...


The Inventory Shortage: How Bad is it…and How to Cope

While the real estate recovery continues to move forward, many brokers and agents are running into a somewhat unexpected roadblock: not enough inventory. The current status of the inventory shortage along with strategies for dealing with a listing-poor marketplace will be ...


REALTOR® University’s Center for Real Estate Research Signs Agreement with Asian Real Estate Association of America

REALTOR® University’s Center for Real Estate Studies and the Asian Real Estate Association of America have formed a new research partnership aimed at examining how real estate impacts Asian immigrant populations. ...


Homes.com Launches First-Ever National Advertising Campaign

Homes.com, a leading online real estate destination and lifestyle resource, has released a new TV spot as part of the company’s first-ever national advertising campaign. Focusing on everyday moments in the home, from celebrating with a birthday cake to ...


Look, in the Sky! Is That a Google Wi-Fi Balloon?

(MCT)—Google’s latest unconventional project, balloon-borne Wi-Fi service, is being tested in the skies above California’s Central Valley. ...


Giveback Homes: Creating Social Change In The Real Estate Market

Giveback Homes, a social-good real estate concept, recently announced it has secured a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Nicaragua. ...


A Training Platform: Education & Evolution

A strong training platform holds value for every brokerage. In one vein, it’s important for real estate agents to stay ahead of trends and adapt to industry and market changes to maximize their business. In another, it’s important to the brokerage’s culture and growth for its agents to understand the ...


The Universal Language: Love, Music or Mobile?

It’s no secret that technology is constantly evolving, and as it changes, so does human behavior. Mobile technology is at the forefront of the latest evolution, with the number of mobile phones expected to exceed the world’s population by 2014. The ...


5 Technology Tools Every Agent Should Use

For the last couple of years, real estate technology tools have been rolling out at a fast and furious pace. As a real estate professional, I eagerly scrambled to keep up as a slower market afforded me the time ...


Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Shows Significant Improvement in Second Quarter

Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for single-family homes showed strong continued improvement in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released recently. The index increased 24 points ...


Applications for New Home Sales Increase in July 2013

MBA’s Builder Application Survey data for July 2013 shows that mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 14 percent relative to the previous month. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. ...


The Mortgage Professor: Before Closing a Refinance, Be Ready to Rescind

(MCT)—Rescinding a contractual agreement is unusual. A major purpose of contracts is to define the rights and obligations of each party, and if provision is made for a rescission, a penalty will almost always be imposed on the rescinding party. For example, when one party to a merger recently decided ...


Living Smart: Organizing

(MCT)—Back to school isn’t just a busy time for kids. Parents also can feel the crunch of having too much to do in too little time. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Strengthens Franchise Presence in Georgia with Addition of Savannah Brokerage

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced the addition of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Legacy to its growing franchise network. Co-owners Jeff and Steffany Farmer have been servicing the local Savannah real estate market for more than 20 years and will actively oversee the growth and business ...


Carrington Real Estate Launches ‘RealSatisfied’ Online Reputation Management Tool

Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC, a corporately owned and operated national brokerage, recently announced its launch of RealSatisfied, a service management platform which delivers customer feedback data to real estate agents in real-time and allows them to post those reviews on their online agent profiles. This initiative accomplishes two important ...


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