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The ‘Mobile First’ Mentality

We’ve all heard of the ‘mobile first’ mentality, persisted by quotes from tech giants such as Dr. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, who said, “If you don’t have a mobile strategy, you don’t have a future strategy.” We ...


Carrington Real Estate Services REfueling Real Estate Careers

Standing out in the real estate market can be tough. In an industry that bears—fair or not—a reputation for being overcrowded and somewhat cookie cutter in nature, achieving a sustainable level of success requires tangible differentiation, a certain amount of boldness, ...


The Future of Mortgages

The current trend in real estate has been quite positive. For an extended period of time, we have seen pretty consistent growth in sales and home prices. After years of dealing with poor market conditions, we are all breathing a sigh ...


Immigration Reform Could Generate $500 Billion in New Real Estate Transactions

If current legislation that creates a path to legalization for 11 million undocumented immigrants is passed, the nation’s Hispanic real estate leaders estimate that it would create a new pool of 3 million homeowners and pump more than $500 billion in sales, ...


Appraisal Institute: How Landscaping Can Impact Home Values

The Appraisal Institute recently advised homeowners to properly maintain their landscaping, which can significantly affect property values. ...


Short Sale Approval and Valuation Issues Continue to Impact Housing Market

Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have implemented policies to expedite the short sales process, including new resources to help determine property values, according to panelists at a property ...


Mid-Year Goal Setting and Business Planning – In Less than 5 Minutes

Now is a perfect time to reassess and calculate what you need to do to get your goals on track! As we move towards mid-year, it’s time to put pen to paper about what is working (and what isn’t). A ...


April realtor.com® Report Shows Housing Recovery Accelerating

Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., released its April data showing that the U.S. housing market is on its way to a broad-based recovery, an accelerated trend since March. The home-buying season shifted into high gear ...


REALTORS® Bring Public Policy Priorities to Capitol Hill

REALTORS® from across the nation will be meeting with regulators, lawmakers and industry leaders in Washington this week to address critical real estate issues affecting individuals, communities, and the nation as the REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo ...


Relationship Mastery

The No. 1, most important asset we have in our real estate arsenal is our relationships. Perhaps it will feel a bit redundant for me to remind you how important it is to work on your sphere of influence, but what ...


New Home Sales Soar; How REALTORS® Are Maximizing Opportunities

With more than 25 years in the business, David Schoner is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in new-home sales and marketing. As the previous owner of Schoner Research and the New Jersey New Homes Guide, he’s worked for ...


New Mortgage Rules for Balloon, Rural Lenders Would Limit Access to Credit in Rural Areas

Many residents in rural America would have reduced access to mortgage credit despite accommodations included in new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) mortgage rules, according to survey results released recently by the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA). ICBA’s ...


Maximizing Your Online Reputation, Part 6: Offensive and Defensive Moves to Promote and Protect Your Brand

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth of a seven-part series from Homes.com on how to manage your online reputation. Homes.com has put together a free playbook on the topic, which can be downloaded ...


Trulia to Acquire Market Leader, Securities Litigation Firm Investigating Sale for Shareholders

Trulia, Inc., a leading online marketplace for homebuyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Market Leader, Inc., a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS)-based customer relationship management ...


Share Your Success Story with RISMedia’s ‘Real Estate Pro of the Month’ Contest

We know how hard you work – now it’s time to share your success! ...


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