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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Is Your Front Door a Gateway to Energy Loss?

October is Energy Awareness Month, so I went looking for specific ways homeowners could reduce soaring energy bills. The experts at Therma-Tru (thermatru.com) reached out with their perspective, advising homeowners to evaluate their exterior doors, which could provide a major gateway ...


Long & Foster Bolsters Executive Leadership Team

Long & Foster Real Estate, one of the largest independent residential real estate companies in the country, has named Larry “Boomer” Foster as a president of its general brokerage business, effective Nov. 1. Foster, whose uncle P. Wesley “Wes” Foster, Jr., founded the 46-year old real estate business, will work ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands Franchise Network in Florida

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate recently announced the addition of a new franchise affiliate serving Destin, Florida, and surrounding communities. The firm, which will do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Emerald Coast, is the newest brokerage to be added to the brand’s franchise network nationally, and ...


Home Warranty Offer for NAR Members

NAR PULSE—American Home Shield is offering $50 off select AHS home warranties for NAR members through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. American Home Shield founded the home warranty industry and remains an industry leader, serving more than 1.4 million customers across the country. ...


Power Teams: The Sokoler-Medley Team—Finding Your Inner Real Estate Bulldog to Be the Best in Show

After working as a TV reporter across the country for more than 20 years, Bob Sokoler and his wife Norine settled in Louisville, Ky., and transitioned to a career in real estate. Since then, the Sokoler-Medley team has ranked number one for volume ...


Claim Your .REALTOR Domain on October 23

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is pleased to announce that on October 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, NAR members can claim their .REALTOR top-level domain. With a .REALTOR domain, members can instantly communicate to consumers their status as a REALTOR® in their website address, which strengthens their connection ...


Getting Started: Common Mistakes That Could Hurt a Credit Score

(MCT)—You may already know some of the basics of maintaining a healthy credit score: pay your bills on time, don’t charge the maximum allowed on your credit card and start building a credit history early. ...


RE/MAX Gateway Offers Free REALTOR® Safety Workshop

In light of the recent attacks on real estate agents in the news and Realtor® Safety month, RE/MAX Gateway has put together a Safety Workshop on Thursday, October, 23, 2014 from 10am to 12pm in Centreville, Virginia.  This training event is open to all Real Estate Agents, regardless of brokerage affiliation. ...


Housing Starts Speed up in September, Led by New Apartments

(MCT)—Housing construction picked up in September, buoyed by a surge in apartment-building. ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise 2.4% in September

After a modest decline last month, existing-home sales bounced back in September to their highest annual pace of the year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest experienced gains in September. ...


September Home Sales Higher Than 2013

For the first time in 2014, home sales reached a level higher than one year ago. Following an expected seasonal trend, September home sales were 10.4 percent lower than sales in August.  However, sales pushed past the mark set in September ...


Staying Relevant and Being Useful when It Counts

Today’s consumers—your potential clients—are bombarded with sales messages and requests to like, follow, comment and click across the Internet. The resulting cacophony creates confusion, discord and stress. You as a real estate professional can quell this abundance of noise in a very simple ...


Ask the Expert: Should I Invest in a Rental Truck for My Clients?

Today's “Ask the Expert” features CJ Steen, the Marketing Director with On The Move, Inc. ...


Play to Win: Developing, Managing and Recruiting Today’s Agent Teams

Editor’s Note: This topic will be discussed by industry leaders Oct. 28 in a FREE webinar hosted by RISMedia as the first of its new “Power Broker Webinar Series,” sponsored by Bank of America Home Loans. ...


Eight Things My Family Learned by Giving Up Processed Foods

(MCT)—A few years ago I had the wakeup call of my life when I realized many of the foods I thought were healthy (by Food Industry standards) were actually highly processed. So in an effort ...


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