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Opinion: FHA Should Reinstate 203(k) Loans for Investors

The Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) rehabilitation loan program, commonly known as 203(k), can be a valuable tool to help deal with the REO problems faced by communities across the nation. The program works by providing the buyer with funding to ...


Feedback: Some People Can’t Handle the Truth

Are you the type of individual who values sincere feedback and welcomes constructive criticism from customers, associates, and family members? Sometimes getting feedback can be an unpleasant experience, especially when it hasn't been requested. Without timely feedback, it's utterly impossible ...


Digital Real Estate: What is The Perfect Storm?

Technology has literally changed the face of the real estate world in recent years. ...


Breaking News: Banks, States Reach $26 Billion Foreclosure Settlement in Largest-ever Housing Deal

Mortgage Bankers Association says deal can help consumer confidence and stabilize markets ...


Marketing Strategies: Hate to Make Cold Calls? 5 Tips to Make Them Easier

Have you often avoided making those dreaded cold calls? Do you dream of how much better your business could be but just can’t bring yourself to pick up the phone? ...


What Every New Agent Needs Right Out of the Gate

If you’re a new agent just getting started in the real estate industry, the following elements are crucial as you set yourself up to hit the ground running. ...


Obama Moves Forward with Foreclosure Prevention

Last Wednesday, February 1, President Obama announced the details of a plan to help homeowners refinance their mortgages in hopes of bolstering the housing market. ...


Top Brokers Holding Strong in Tough Market

The industry’s leading residential real estate firms are quickly responding to RISMedia’s 24th Annual Power Broker Survey, reporting strong numbers for 2011 despite a challenging economic landscape. ...


Information Is Power…Again

Setting yourself apart from your competition is becoming increasingly difficult. The emergence of social media into the business world has created platforms where constant, ongoing contact is possible. As a result of this desire to be in constant contact, many ...


QR Codes: The Here and Now of Mobile Marketing

While more and more consumers are turning to their smartphones for information, brokers and REALTORS® everywhere are adapting in order to properly serve their mobile, forward-thinking clientele. The latest trend in the world of mobile marketing is not only dominating ...


Marketing Strategies: Powerful Tips for Maximizing Your Success

In my years of experience with coaching clients to maximize their success, I have created powerful tips to help accelerate progress. The first of these is to get clear on exactly what "success" means to you. I can't tell you ...


Consumer Sentiment Picks up in Fourth Quarter

(MCT)—The lower-than-expected annualized growth rate of 2.8 percent reported Friday for the final three months of 2011 raises doubts about the strength of the U.S. recovery, and concerns that 2012 may be another year of muddling along. ...


Survey Reveals Nation’s Leading Real Estate Firms: RISMedia Annual Power Broker Survey Launches Today

Despite a challenging real estate market, the industry’s leading residential brokerage firms continue to demonstrate resiliency and growth, and will prove this by participating in RISMedia’s 24th Annual Power Broker Report & Survey. As the industry’s preeminent report ranking the industry’s top ...


Leading Brokerage Increases Sales 49 Percent in 2011: What’s Their Secret?

In a year when breaking even on year-over-year home sales might be considered a lofty goal for some real estate companies, Blue Ridge, Georgia's Coldwell Banker High Country Realty, has reported a 49 percent increase in homes sold in 2011 ...


Remodeling Market Index Rises to Five-Year High

Remodeling sentiment rose to the highest level in five years, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the fourth quarter of 2011. Released yesterday, the RMI increased to 46.6 in the fourth quarter ...