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NAR: Pending Home Sales Reach Highest Level in Seven Months

Pending home sales rose solidly in February to their highest level in seven months and remain higher than a year ago, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Led by a sizeable increase in the Midwest, all major regions except for the Northeast ...


6 Success Lessons from Business Thought Leaders

Want to succeed? Learn from the greats! Finding a mentor in the real estate industry can give you an edge on your journey to achieving success. Not only will you gain valuable insights, you’ll also have the benefit of learning from their mistakes. ...


Signaling Batman! The Best Cities for Supervillains

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a supervillain set up shop in your city? Would a superhero be happy to patrol your city’s skyline? And just how on earth would your neighborhood bounce back after an epic clash of superhuman strength and dastardly deeds? ...


The Power to Manage Consumer Relationships and Your Business, Simultaneously

As technology continues to reinvent itself and forever change the way we do business, consumers are becoming more and more accustomed to connecting with their product and service providers in easier and more adaptable ways. From being able ...


Bridging the Generation Gap with New Hires

“Did you see what he wore to work today? This is a corporation, not a club!” ...


Create Your Inner Circle

According to motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Humans are social creatures. We’re easily influenced by the attitudes, thoughts and feelings of the people who are closest to us. Now, before ...


Brand Report: February Sales Jump Higher

As the popular home-buying season approaches, February sales saw a jump from both January and last February, according to a recently released report from REMAX. The year-over-year change was 4.8 percent and the increase over January was 5.8 percent, which is in ...


Survey Gauges Early Consumer Reaction to New TRID Rules

Consumers don't seem too excited about acting under the latest mortgage rules, according to recently released ClosingCorp findings from a new national consumer survey of repeat homebuyers that provides ...


How User Behaviors Are Changing SEO Forever

With constant changes and updates to search algorithms and SEO best practices, it can be tough for real estate agents to ensure their websites are optimal for both search engine visibility and users searching for ...


Early Spring Building Bloom: Housing Starts Hit Nine-Year High

The U.S. housing market continues to rebound, with single-family housing starts inching up 7.2 percent, their highest level since November, 2007, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In February, builders started production on 1,178,000 homes, ...


New Survey Highlights Need for More Single-family Home Construction

Over three-quarters of surveyed households would purchase a single-family home if they were to buy in the next six months, and 79 percent of renters would choose to buy outside of an urban area, according to the second ...


Regaining Balance: 1 Million U.S. Borrowers Recoup Equity in 2015

One million borrowers regained equity in 2015, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity at the end of Q4 2015 to approximately 46.3 million, or 91.5 percent of all mortgaged properties, according to the new CoreLogic® analysis. Nationwide, borrower ...


Talking Tech with Derek Beatrice

Derek and I have known each other for a number of years now, but just recently started working together. I’ve always known Derek, active in the real estate community for 10 years and currently CEO of Growth & Development for Exit Realty ...


Winning: Mortgage Rates Look Good for Spring Buying Season

Mortgage rates moved higher for the second week in a row, while also only posting the second increase this year. This makes mortgage rates very attractive for the upcoming spring home buying season, according to results from the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market ...


3 Easy Steps to Social Media Success

Are you trying to decide whether or not you should take the plunge into social media to promote your real estate business? A recent study shows that nearly 65 percent of American adults have social media accounts. Because of ...


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