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Get Involved: NAR Outlines Public Policy Priorities Ahead of D.C. Rally This Week

Many REALTORS® are asking the questions - why is NAR having this rally? Are there specific bills or legislation we are trying to pass or defeat? What is the urgency? ...


Jobs Report: Economy Adds 115,000 Jobs, Growth Slows in April

(MCT)—Hiring continued its slow pace in April as employers added a modest 115,000 jobs to their payrolls, providing more evidence that the economy has lost some momentum from early this year. ...


The Growth of Interactive Marketing and What It Means to Today’s Marketers

(eM+C)—"By 2016, advertisers will spend as much on interactive marketing as they do on television advertising today. Investment in search marketing, display advertising, email marketing, mobile marketing and social media will near $77 billion and represent 26 percent of all ...


Marketing Messaging: 3 Tips to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Website

Just having a website isn’t enough to set yourself apart in today’s highly competitive real estate market. If you’re looking to take your website to the next level, the following guidelines will help you increase the effectiveness of your website ...


Cyber Location, Location, Location: It’s a Market Reality

The abundance of online buyer-centered housing information has re-shaped consumer buying behavior, which in turn has changed the traditional real estate shopping process. The results of NAR’s 2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers confirm this trend, as 88 percent ...


How Do You Start Your Day?

This is such a simple question yet it can have such profound results. Last week’s article, “Watch Your Mouth,” generated a lot of emails, Facebook messages and tweets. The majority of the messages were very positive and some of you ...


Brokerage Owners and Executives to Examine Urgent Priorities

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March Pending Home Sales Rise, Market Recovering

Pending home sales increased in March and are well above a year ago, another signal the housing market is recovering, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Impatient Buyers Target Homes Before They Go on Sale

(MCT)—House hunters frustrated with the market’s supply of homes have shifted their search from the streets to underground. ...


Good News in Real Estate: Housing Market May Be on Rise

(MCT)—The housing market’s long, cold winter may finally be heading into a springtime thaw. ...


New Rules Aim to Speed up Short Sales

(MCT)—The short sale process could get a lot quicker starting this summer under new rules that will require lenders to respond to offers within a month. ...


Watch Your Mouth

If you ask the average person how they feel they can give you an answer but not too many can tell you how they got there. Some people believe that they feel a certain way because of whatever the weather ...


RISMedia Partners with Pinnacle Quest Consulting to Manage its Top 5 in Real Estate platform; Appoints Verl Workman as President

John Featherston, CEO and publisher of RISMedia and chairman and co-founder of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network has announced that RISMedia has entered into a strategic alliance with Salt Lake City, Utah-based Pinnacle Quest Consulting to manage the ...


Stable Housing Numbers: Down Payments Remain Elevated

Down payments greater than or equal to 20 percent were made by 34 percent of all residential home purchasers last month, a percentage that has remained relatively stable over the past year, according to the latest REALTOR® Confidence Index survey ...


Existing-Home Sales Decline in March but Inventory Down, Prices Stabilizing

Existing-home sales were down in March but continue to outpace year-ago levels, while inventory tightened and home prices are showing further signs of stabilizing, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...