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First Look: Home Buying Season Is Already Booming

The 2016 home-buying season is in full swing, with homes in April moving 7 percent faster than one year ago, even as asking prices continue to break records. This, according to new data released this week by realtor.com®. ...


Redefine Your Success with These Time Management Tips

We all have 1,440 minutes in every day—so why are some of us doing more in less time than others? It’s not because they’re managing time better, but because they’re managing themselves better. ...


Pending Home Sales Reach Highest Level in Nearly 12 Months

Pending home sales increased slightly in March for the second consecutive month and reached their highest level in almost a year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Only the West region saw a decline in contract activity last month. ...


What Can a 9/11 Fighter Pilot Teach Us about Business?

As a native New Yorker, the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center profoundly affected me. Over the years, all of us connected to New York City have continued to share stories of that horrific day, still trying to process, never ...


March Brings Fall in New Home Sales

New home sales in March fell 1.5 percent to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 511,000 units, according to estimates released jointly recently by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 1.5 percent below the ...


First-Time Buyers Struggle with Limited Inventory, High Prices

Home values are rising the fastest among entry-level homes in more than half of the largest U.S. housing markets, according to first quarter Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Rising home values in this segment of the market can be attributed to a lack of ...


Measuring the Impact of Technology on the Real Estate Industry

For more than 100 years, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has acted as a positive force of advocacy for its members. Over the past century, its primary efforts have focused on improving the business climate and governmental policies at the federal level. ...


3 Tips for ‘Going Local’ on Earth Day

Earth Day is a time to celebrate and appreciate this place we call home. While we know that things like recycling and conserving water are great for the environment, how can you celebrate Earth Day in a way that shows ...


Taking Your Business International

Do you have a successful business that’s ready to tread onto international grounds? Growing your company into an international firm offers the exposure and growth opportunities to transform your business from a domestic success to a global ...


Housing Starts Shrink in March

Housing starts shrunk in March, a bit of a let-down following a sharp increase in February's new residential construction. A recent report by the Commerce Department shows that new construction starts fell by 8.8 percent to an annual rate of 1.089 million in ...


Report: America’s Boom Towns Revealed

Have you ever wondered what towns in the U.S. are currently booming? A new list from realtor.com® unveils the top 10 hot spots, with Gilbert, Ariz. (85297), Los Angeles (90012), and Dallas (75201) taking the lead. These neighborhoods are striking it rich when ...


Boomerang Business: Build a Brand That Keeps ‘Em Coming Back

Consumers and agents have more options than ever. Stop “moment” marketing! Cut through to their core needs with a brand that speaks to them now and in the future. Join RISMedia and sponsor Imprev for the next installment of the Broker Best Practices Webinar Series, “Boomerang ...


3 Top Tips for Effective Online Farming

Before the days of real estate portals and online visibility, real estate agents had to lug around large paper books that held that week’s available listings. During that time, geographic farming was the smart way to keep up with the local ...


In Real Estate, It’s Easy Being Green

When we think of the word “green” in relation to the real estate world, it can mean different things to different people. While not every buyer or seller is necessarily thinking about big-picture green topics, the concepts of utility costs, comfort and ...


Secrets from the 7-Figure Club

We can learn a lot from successful real estate professionals who have an annual sales volume in the seven figures. These successful agents weren’t always top producers; however, once they found their stride, there was no stopping them. While there may not be ...


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