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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Your Membership Unlocks Exclusive Services from NAR’s Information Central

Most members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) are only aware of a small fraction of the special resources and business-building benefits available to them from their national association. One of the best examples is NAR’s Information Central—the same team that operates NAR’s toll-free call center at 1-800-874-6500. ...


Tree Care Accidents: When Are Homeowners Liable?

Are homeowners responsible for tree care-related accidents on their property? Unfortunately, the answer isn't simple. It depends on several factors, including state law, the circumstances of the accident, and the type of insurance coverage the homeowner and contractor each possess. ...


Quicken Loans “Drive Home a Winner” Sweepstakes Offers Brand New Chevy Colorado and Mortgage Payments

The Quicken Loans “Drive Home a Winner” sweepstakes is looking to once again make a lucky grand prize winner’s dreams come true with a year’s worth of mortgage payments and a brand-new Chevrolet Colorado. ...


Realogy Takes a Stand on Military Veteran Hiring

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced the company’s goal to increase its representation of employees who self-identify as U.S. military veterans over the next several years. The announcement was made by Richard A. Smith, Realogy’s chairman, chief executive officer and president, just before inviting guest speaker Colonel David W. Sutherland, U.S. Army ...


Webinar—Take Sales to a New Level: How to Captivate Move-Up, Upscale & International Buyers & Sellers

With recovery moving forward, there’s no time like the present to set your sights higher. In the next installment of RISMedia’s Agent Webinar Series, “Take Sales to a New Level: How to Captivate Move-Up, Upscale & International Buyers & Sellers,” sponsored by Quicken ...


NAR Unveils New REALTOR® Safety Resources

To aid members and REALTOR associations in developing safety protocols, the National Association of REALTORS)® has expanded its REALTOR®Safety Program resources with new classes and materials. ...


New Survey Shows TRID Compliance Systems Not Ready

More than 20 percent of banks preparing to comply with the new TILA-RESPA Integration Disclosure Rule – or TRID – will not offer certain mortgage products if the vendor’s systems are not ready, according to a recent survey from the American Bankers Association. The association sent the survey data ...


Home Improvements Are the Most Popular Use of a Home Equity Account

Ever wonder what consumers are doing with their home equity accounts? The 2015 BMO Harris Bank Homebuyers Report revealed that making improvements to a home is the most popular use of a home equity account (47 percent), followed by consolidating debt (22 percent) ...


Breaking News: Project Upstream Revealed

For a few years now, industry leaders have been working together to address data problems, producing almost two years ago a solution concept called “Upstream.” Not long after that, the WAV Group was asked to consult on the technical side of the development of the project. Our non-disclosure agreement has ...


Generate More Leads with Video Marketing

As the real estate market continues to recover and agents flood into the market, competition for high-quality listings and clients can be fierce. Video marketing is a way to stand out from the pack. ...


Personality Types That Make the Best Agents

Many people were surprised when Forbes reported that, according to a Career Bliss survey, real estate agents have the “happiest job in America.” With a happiness index of 4.26 out of 5 points, real estate agents “are more than satisfied” with their job because they ...


Recruiting and Retaining Millennial Agents and Customers

Millennials—people born in the 1980s to 1990s, and currently in their 20s—are now coming into their own. Many are paying off student debt, saving to buy a home and beginning families. Over the next two decades, they will shape the country’s workforce and will be the real estate industry’s most ...


New Move, Inc. Product Enhancements Increase Lead Conversion and Reduce Response Times

Move, Inc., recently announced enhanced features for realtor.com® Showcase(SM) Listing Enhancements, FiveStreet(SM), and Top Producer® CRM to help real estate professionals establish deeper connections with buyers and streamline the way they manage inbound leads. ...


5 Tips for Nailing Your Elevator Pitch

Marketing yourself is never easy. Unless you're the type who adores self-promotion, then selling yourself or your services can be daunting. However, if you're looking for your business to thrive, a polished elevator pitch is vital. It should be short, it should be ...


ReferralExchange Strikes Exclusive Partnership with Council of Residential Specialists

ReferralExchange announced recently that it has partnered with the Council of Residential Specialists to provide a CRS-branded referral service for CRS Designees at CRS.com. ...


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