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Big Opportunity: the Relocation Renter

It’s no secret in the corporate relocation world that homeowner moves have become much scarcer. That’s a troubling reality for businesses that had come to depend on real estate commissions and referral fees generated by these prime customers and their employers. ...


What Buyers Really Want: What Does the Data Tell Us?

If data is the currency of the new economy, then the National Association of REALTORS® is flush with it, based on the recent release of the National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2012. This annual survey of ...


Joining Forces against Data Piracy: Nonprofit REDPLAN Creates Central Body for Protecting Real Estate Intellectual Property Rights

Information technology has been a boon to the real estate industry — and also one of its biggest challenges. As real estate professionals who have found their data stolen, hacked, reverse engineered or scraped can attest, protecting your intellectual property is ...


What Every Agent Needs to Know about Prospecting

Do you find that the mere thought of prospecting for new clients makes everything else on your calendar seem incredibly important? Prospecting is one of the most important tasks that every real estate agent must spend time on, but when it ...


Four Ways to Stay Laser Focused in Today’s Market

Feeling a little tired lately? That’s no surprise. These last few years have been extremely demanding on the real estate industry and have required a level of discipline beyond our expectations. ...


A Boom of New Urban Homes, One Tiny, Trendy Lot at a Time

(MCT)—Just north of downtown Los Angeles, skinny homes on tiny lots are sprouting from the hillsides — a building boom of miniature proportions. ...


Why You Should Work with Buyers from China…and How

One of the hottest trends in American real estate right now isn’t coming from America. It’s the millions of new Chinese buyers that are investing in residential properties here in the USA. They’re wealthy. They’re motivated. And they’re very savvy when ...


Corporate Mobility Policies: Can They Generate Business Opportunities for You?

While relocation policy support activities may never become your core service, they could become a revenue-generating adjunct business-to-business offering provided on an hourly or project basis. ...


Tips to Avoid Leaving Business on the Table This Summer

Don’t you just love summertime? The days are longer, the kids are out of school and everything feels just a bit more relaxed. ...


Market Insider: How Long Will this Housing Shortage Last?

Home prices have risen at a double-digit rate since early spring. The Case-Shiller reading was up 11 percent in March compared to a year earlier, while the NAR median price was higher by roughly the same amount in April. This ...


How to Turn Your Client’s IRA into a Transaction

My IRA has three bedrooms, a kitchen and a garage. Best of all, it sends me a tax deferred rent check every month. Just think of the sales you could generate if your clients invested in real estate with their retirement accounts. ...


Jumbo Mortgage Loans Are Back on the Table

(MCT)—It’s a good time to buy an expensive home. ...


Straight Talk from Agents Who Close an Abundance of Online Leads

There are agents who get large numbers of online leads and successfully convert them to sales. But not every agent has the right systems in place to convert online customers, particularly in great numbers. ...


4 Reasons Why You’re Losing Leads

U.S. businesses spend billions of dollars generating sales leads only to lose more than 70 percent of them simply because they don’t make contact quickly enough, according to one study. ...


Home Builder Confidence Hits 7-Year High

Newly built, single family homes are on the rise, as builder confidence landed at a 7-year high this month, showcasing the highest sentiments since January of 2006. ...


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