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Research Addresses Real Estate Policy Issues

This column is brought to you by the NAR Real Estate Services group. ...


Public-Facing MLS Websites

If you listen to some, you’ll hear phrases like “the battle is over and the real estate industry lost.” Or, “It is too late to turn back. You can’t put the genie back in the bottle; you can’t put the horse back in the barn. It is what consumers want. ...


‘Glamping’ – Camping without Roughing it – a Growing Trend

(MCT)--Twice a year, Kathleen Case and her husband, Skip, ditch Ellicott City, Md., and their fast-paced corporate lives. They pack up the car and head to Western Maryland for a chance to be one with nature — enjoying fresh air, wildlife ...


RE/MAX Expands Global Reach to More Than 90 Countries

After selling master franchise rights to Lebanon, Qatar, Kuwait, and Uganda, RE/MAX has expanded its international reach further into the Middle East, Asia and Africa. These new additions to the network are part of an aggressive global expansion, which brings the RE/MAX Balloon to more than 90 countries — more ...


Chief Innovation Officer Joins the Listingbook Team

Listingbook LLC recently added Rob Overman as its new Chief Innovation Officer. ...


Cartus Becomes Member of the Unites Nations Global Compact

As part of its ongoing commitment to its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, Cartus Corporation, a leading provider of global relocation services, announced that the company has become a signatory member of the United Nations Global Compact. ...


Museum of the City of New York Extends Call for Submissions of Hurricane Sandy Photographs to Coincide with One-Year Anniversary of Storm

The Museum of the City of New York recently announced that it has received an overwhelming response to its call for submissions of iconic images of Hurricane Sandy – from the region’s preparations to acts of heroism to the resiliency and rebuilding of communities in the greater New York City ...


Log Homes Council Members Celebrate National Log Home Open House Month in July

Members of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Log Homes Council are celebrating National Log Home Open House Month in July by hosting home tours, log raising demonstrations, factory tours, seminars and much more. This marks the second anniversary of the national event for the Log Homes Council members. ...


Real Estate Industry Urges EPA to Postpone Commercial Building Lead Hazard Rulemaking

The Environmental Protection Agency must justify its efforts to apply new lead paint regulations to public and commercial properties, REALTOR® Harold Huggins testified at a public hearing on behalf of the National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliates, the Institute for Real Estate Management and the CCIM Institute. ...


Corporate Relocation: A Return to Business as Usual? Or Has the Model Morphed for Good?

While the residential marketplace is finally showing real traction in its recovery, the relocation segment of the market has been the focus of much debate. The volume of employer-sponsored moves dropped precipitously during the housing collapse and recessionary years. Will we ...


Free Double Upgrade on Hertz Summer Rentals

NAR PULSE—Are your agents traveling this summer? For a limited time, members can enjoy a free Double Upgrade and up to 25 percent off their next Hertz rental through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Plus, new Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members who sign up this summer can earn 500 activation ...


Who is Representing Your Buyers?

When I started selling real estate many years ago, I would often write offers and then have my buyers wait in the car while I went inside the home and met with the sellers and their agent. If there was a ...


Pin It, Tweet It, Put It on Your Wall – Social Media Tips for Real Estate

As of October 2012, Facebook reached 1 billion monthly active users. LinkedIn® has 175 million professionals worldwide, including all Fortune 500 companies. Twitter users generate an average of 400 million tweets each day. And, according to the 2013 National Association of ...


Original Mansion Known for “Keeping Up With the Joneses” Listed for $1.2 Million

Why try “Keeping Up with the Joneses” when you can be the Joneses? Today, one of the most well-known and historic mansions of the South is for sale for $1.249 million. The Dudley Mansion is known for its legendary and lavish parties, ...


Tree-Climbing Gains Popularity as a Full-body, Outdoor Workout

(MCT)— Tree-climbing is emerging as a recreational sport, similar to rock climbing. ...


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