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Real Estate Brokerage Power House Signs Up with PlanetRE

PlanetRE, one of the nation's leading technology cloud vendors for online real estate, announced recently that Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate has signed a multi-year contract for planetRE Compliance™, the most versatile transaction management platform on the market. ...


Title Resource Group’s Sunbelt Title Expands Operations in Florida

Title Resource Group (TRG) announced recently the expansion of its Sunbelt Title operations in Florida into Brevard County through the acquisition of the assets of Security First Title & Escrow, LLC. The newly acquired company's three offices in Melbourne, Merritt Island and Orlando, Fla., will now operate as Sunbelt Title ...


Flipping Homes Is Hot Once More

(MCT)—Seasoned real estate investor Kurt De Meire led an eager group of students on a field trip to a recent foreclosure auction. He wanted to show them how to flip homes — find bargains and resell them quickly at a profit. ...


Home Prices Pick Up Steam in Most Metro Areas during Second Quarter

Median home prices continued to rise in the majority of metropolitan areas in the second quarter, with the national year-over-year price showing the strongest gain in seven-and-a-half years, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of ...


Your Place: Call Expert to Remove Basement Oil Tank

(MCT)—Q: My husband and I are selling our home, and the buyer is requesting the removal of the oil tank in our basement. We switched to gas a few years ago. Do you have any advice for how we should go ...


Retraining for the New, New-Home Market

While real estate’s recovery is good news in and of itself, the revival of the market is yielding many key opportunities, such as new-home sales. With inventory lagging and buyer demand increasing, builders are back in business. However, the new-home market ...


Building Relationships with Millennial Homebuyers

Millennials, sometimes called “Generation Y,” are the new generation of homebuyers, bringing with them an entirely new set of expectations for buying a home. More importantly, this demographic is creating new opportunities for real estate professionals to expand their business while gaining lifelong clients. There are an estimated 79 million ...


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: ...


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