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3 Reasons Why Personal Development Is Critical to Success

Are you as good today as you were a year ago? Think about that for a second—if you have the same mindset, skills, knowledge and perspective you did last year, you’re not improving. When you don’t ...


Seven Companies Chosen for Next Gen of NAR REach

The National Association of REALTORS®’ strategic investment fund, Second Century Ventures, has announced the seven companies chosen to be part of the fourth class of NAR REach, a vertical tech accelerator helping launch companies into the real estate, financial services, banking, home services and insurance industries. The program is focused on ...


Consumer Credit Default Rates Fall Flat

Updates in consumer credit defaults show a composite rate of 0.93 percent in March, down four basis points from the previous month, according to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. The first mortgage default reported a 0.77 percent rate for March, down seven basis points from the prior month. Auto ...


10 Tips for Taking Care of Wood Furniture

Quality wood furniture can last a lifetime and is often a treasured heirloom, passed down through multiple generations. Still, even the highest quality wood is susceptible to scratches and abrasions if not properly cared for. ...


Sindeo Named to REach® Real Estate Accelerator’s Class of 2016

Sindeo has just been named to REach® Real Estate accelerator’s class of 2016 by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The REach® program is run by Second Century Ventures (SCV), the technology fund and strategic arm of the NAR. The REach® program was created to identify and support new companies who will benefit both ...


Century 21 Real Estate Accelerates Growth with a Record New Franchise Affiliation

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced that its market momentum in 2015 has taken a giant leap forward in 2016 with the announcement that Southern California’s Troop Real Estate has joined the CENTURY 21 franchise system by entering into a partnership with Midvale, Utah-based CENTURY 21 Everest Realty Group. ...


March Brings Shower of Existing-Home Sales

Bolstered by big gains in the Northeast and Midwest, existing-home sales bounced back in March and remained slightly up from a year ago, according to the National ...


Everyone Wants to Sell Luxury Real Estate

I’ve spoken about social collaboration before. The idea of putting your information in the hands of agents and letting them work for you is innovative and it’s coming to real estate. (Social collaboration refers to processes that help people interact and share information ...


Getting Back to Basics

The following interview features Charleen Newhouse, Branch Manager of RealtyONEGroup in Irvine, Calif. Read on as Newhouse discusses training, coaching, and tackling today's market challenges head on. ...


For Sale: Game of Thrones-style Mini Kingdom in Oregon

Looking for a kingdom of your own? Head on over to Ashland, Ore., where a quirky 8,881 square-foot castle awaits. Overlooking a pristine 700 acres, this mini-realm—called the Shining Hand Ranch—takes “nature inspired” décor to a whole new level. ...


How to Choose the Right Vertical Blinds for Your Home

After making the decision to use vertical window blinds in their homes, many people are surprised to learn that the decisions don’t end there. There are plenty of different options to choose from and choosing the right ones for your home is imperative. ...


Consumer Sentiment on the Rise as U.S. Real Estate Heads into Spring Home-Buying Season

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices recently released results of its latest Homeowner Sentiment Survey indicating that current and prospective homeowners are increasingly optimistic about U.S. real estate. Respondents cited low interest rates, an improving economy and increasing housing inventory as key reasons for their growing optimism. ...


Home Prices Show Highest Gains since December 2007

In March, U.S. home sellers sold their properties for an average of $30,500 more than their purchase price, a 17 percent average gain — the highest average price gain for home sellers in any month since December 2007 at the onset of the Great Recession. ...


NAR Broker Summit Keynote Speaker Announced

NAR PULSE—Adam Savage, of the popular Discovery Channel show MythBusters, will kick-off the 2016 REALTOR®Broker Summit in Denver, CO on June 9. From the man who blows things up for the love of learning, take a lesson on curiosity, critical thinking and learning from failure. Register today to ...


3 Productivity Hacks to Get More Done Each Day

Do you want to get more done each day? Many of us struggle to get through our to-do lists and we may feel frustrated if we’re unable to check everything off. It’s thought that productivity hinges on working harder; while it’s ...


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