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Basic Training: Be Legendary

The days of “it’s all about me” advertising are over—and it’s about time. Today’s consumers don’t care about your big hair or your fancy car, and they certainly don’t care about what you used to look like 20 years ago! ...


4 Small-Business Lessons Learned in Reality TV Limelight

(MCT)—The rise of reality TV has created a new breed of celebrities known for their inane routines (think “Jersey Shore’s” gym-tan-laundry combo) and absurd predicaments (“Big Brother,” anyone?). ...


Communicating to Stay Connected

By now, you're probably on Facebook, Linkedin, and maybe even twitter. But being on social media doesn't necessarily mean you're maximizing your communication. Read on for an interview with Judy Copple of the The Judy Copple Team, Keller Williams, to learn how she maximizes her online presence and keeps buyers ...


What Buyers Really Want: What Does the Data Tell Us?

If data is the currency of the new economy, then the National Association of REALTORS® is flush with it, based on the recent release of the National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2012. This annual survey of ...


Home Prices Continue to Soar in May – REALTORS® Use Latest Stats to Inform Consumers Real Estate Is Back

Data through May 2013, released this week by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, a leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed increases of 2.5% and 2.4% for the 10- and 20-City Composites in May versus April. ...


Critical Time for the Consumer Mortgage Choice Act

As we enter the August Congressional recess, we enter a critical period for key legislation, including the Consumer Mortgage Choice Act, H.R. 1077, and its Senate Companion, S. 949, introduced in May by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Johanns (R-NE). Both of these bills fix the definition of fees ...


Realtor.com® Back to School Survey Finds School Boundaries Play Major Role in Home Buying Decisions

Realtor.com®, operated by Move, Inc., recently announced the results of its Back to School survey that ran on realtor.com® from July 18-22 and analyzed how much impact school boundaries have on buyers looking to purchase a home within two ...


The Road to Recovery: What Lies Ahead for Real Estate?

While statistics continue to point toward an increasingly recovering real estate market, the near and long-term future is yet to be determined. Taking a realistic look at the real estate recovery, Realogy Franchise Group President & CEO Alex Perriello will kick ...


It’s Done: A Room Becomes a Home

(MCT)--After a four-week interior design project — from developing a color scheme, to finding homes for all of my things and clothes, and decorating the walls — it’s time to tie it all together. ...


Coldwell Banker Endorses 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. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Earns Pair of Prestigious Awards for Creative Social Media Marketing Campaign

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, today announced that the company won a pair of marketing and communications awards for its innovative SimCity Social marketing campaign on Facebook®. Specifically, CENTURY 21® earned a 2013 Hermes Creative Platinum Award ...


Carrington Mortgage Services Rounds Out Its Government Offering with USDA Loans

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC recently announced that it has broadened its portfolio of government loan programs by offering USDA loans through its retail and wholesale lending operations. Requiring low – and in some cases no – down payment or cash reserve, Carrington’s USDA loan program complements the company’s ...


American Home Shield Videos Offer Advice

American Home Shield, a leading national provider of home warranties, is helping consumers solve common problems with ovens and ranges by offering a variety of troubleshooting tips in its popular “Home Matters” YouTube video series. ...


Joining Forces against Data Piracy: Nonprofit REDPLAN Creates Central Body for Protecting Real Estate Intellectual Property Rights

Information technology has been a boon to the real estate industry — and also one of its biggest challenges. As real estate professionals who have found their data stolen, hacked, reverse engineered or scraped can attest, protecting your intellectual property is ...


Would Your Agents Deliver Closings If You Delivered Leads?

NAR PULSE—Realtor.com® has been working with brokers this month on high volume lead solutions. ...


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