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The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: What’s Up Next? Predictions from Silicon Valley

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Jeff Barnett, NAR’s Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Extended Warranties Gain Momentum as Home Prices Increase

As home prices begin to rebound – as much as 9.7 percent this year by some estimates – more home sellers are purchasing extended home warranties (also called service contracts) to give themselves a competitive edge. ...


Carrington Real Estate Services Infuses Latest Technology to its Online Agent Support Hub

Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC recently announced the launch of MyFUELCenter, its mobile online resource for agents on the go. Designed to save agents time, increase their productivity and promote business growth through 24/7 access to information, training, support and business tools, MyFUELCenter is enhanced with robust functionality and features ...


Broker Best Practices: Buyers Abound as Market Continues to Turn

Dealing with a picky buyer can be a frustrating process. Dan Spransy, President of Realty Executives Cooper Spransy, has his method down hard. “I’ll bring the MLS up and let them drive it and see,” says Spransy. ”You can either raise your budget significantly or give up on that five-acre ...


Questions to Answer before Your Next Redesign

Why is it that website redesigns with the best intentions always seem to find a way to go awry? ...


Paid Leads vs. Prospecting – It’s Not ‘One Size Fits All’

There has been lively debate on the merits of prospecting for leads versus using a paid lead program. At realtor.com® and Top Producer® we provide both solutions—and what we offer is segmented by where your agents are in their careers. ...


Know the Risks of Adding Banks to Your E&O Insurance Plan

Do you want to share your E&O insurance coverage with a bank or even the government? Most real estate professionals would agree that this does not sound like a good idea. ...


Building for Today

In a conversation with a real estate professional at a recent national convention, I was told an interesting story. This agent was working a builder’s model home one afternoon when a couple in their late 50’s stopped by and spent some time touring the home. ...


Pinterest: Should It Be a Part of Your Marketing Plan?

Using social media to connect with clients and prospects is a necessary part of every business’ marketing plan. As a busy real estate professional, you simply do not have enough time to join or actively participate in every new network—but which ones are a must for your business? With its ...


Pick Me, Please: Home Buyers Writing Letters to Sellers

(MCT)—Some buyers are solving housing woes with prose. ...


Immigration Reform Could Generate $500 Billion in New Real Estate Transactions

If current legislation that creates a path to legalization for 11 million undocumented immigrants is passed, the nation’s Hispanic real estate leaders estimate that it would create a new pool of 3 million homeowners and pump more than $500 billion in sales, ...


Maximizing Your Online Reputation, Part 6: Offensive and Defensive Moves to Promote and Protect Your Brand

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth of a seven-part series from Homes.com on how to manage your online reputation. Homes.com has put together a free playbook on the topic, which can be downloaded ...


Sizing up Corporate Mobility

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 see a return to business as usual for traditional ...


Build a Business Plan in 5 Minutes

Try this quick and easy way to calculate how many new prospects you will need to acquire to reach your business goals. No spread sheets or calculations are required; this free tool will do the work for you. ...


Media Maven: Innovative Agent Boosts Client Connections with Pop-a-Note

Louise Deely of Realty Connect USA uses Pop-a-Note to boost her social media ...


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