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Homeowners Recover 13.5 Percent of Lost Equity Through Q3

Rising home values have brought homeowner equity to its highest level since the third quarter of 2008 and helped lift 1.3 million families above water. Homeowner equity jumped $406 billion, or 5.9 percent, to $7,275 billion in the second quarter ...


Every Buyer’s Not a Client and Every Seller’s Not a Listing

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article titled, “Family First” that questioned how many people in the real estate industry truly place the needs of their family ahead of their professional ambitions. When I posted this article on my ...


The Dodd-Frank Act: Could New Rules Derail the Housing Recovery?

As if the eventual fates of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, now in their fourth year of conservatorship, were not enough cause for concern, pending rulings on mortgage origination requirements as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, and the Federal Reserve’s ...


Top 4 Ways to Boost Visibility of Your Personal Brand

As a real estate professional, creating a strong personal brand will allow you to stand out among the competition. However, gaining a voice in an often oversaturated market can be easier said than done. ...


Is Your Website Providing Real Answers and Credibility?

When your prospects visit your website, they are often confused and are searching for information that can help them make a real estate decision. Every day, they are bombarded with contrary information about whether it's a good time to buy ...


CEO Exchange Snapshot: RISMedia Releases Post-Event Video

RISMedia’s CEO Exchange held last month at the prestigious Yale Club in New York City brought together a powerhouse slate of industry leaders representing brokerage firms from across the nation, major franchise brands, real estate and association executives, leading mortgage ...


Stop Being a Fraud: Embracing Your Individuality Leads to Greater Success

I wrote an article last week titled, “Family First?” that got a lot of response from many of you on my facebook page, because it hit a nerve with a lot of you and your commitment to your personal lives and ...


How to Warm Up a Cold Prospect

Successful salespeople understand that making the sale has much more to do with developing trust and rapport than it does with issues of lowest price, highest quality or the largest company. Unfortunately, far too many salespeople unintentionally sabotage their chances ...


Change Can Ensure You Survive and Thrive in Today’s New Normal

Replacing bricks and mortar with virtual space is no longer a new concept. It’s a tactic born during the recent downturn because it simply made economic sense. But it’s a strategy today that is gaining favor for a variety of ...


Pace of New-Home Sales Holds Steady in August

Following a substantial gain in July, the pace of new-home sales held virtually unchanged at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 373,000 units in August, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. ...


Marketing Strategies: 7 Things You Need to Know to Double Your Income

Are you feeling confused in today's marketplace? ...


Recruiting, Aging Workforce and Competition Top List of Crucial Business Challenges

Securing top talent was the number one business worry for the nation’s top real estate brokerage executives who responded to a recent Imprev Thought Leader Survey. More than 90% of those who responded to the poll cited “securing top talent” ...


Home Prices Rebound to 2003 Levels

More great market news came through yesterday: According to S&P/Case-Shiller, in July, the average home price rose to the same level as those seen during summer 2003, when the housing boom first started its journey toward the 2006 peak. While ...


Report: Foreclosure Shouldn’t Mean Losing Your Right to Vote

Recently, the Fair Elections Legal Network released a report, “Lose Your Home, Keep Your Vote: How to Protect Voters Caught Up in Foreclosure.” The report highlights the confusion victims of foreclosure may face when determining how they can cast a ...


Mortgage Lending Hit 16-Year Low in 2011, Report Finds

(MCT)—If you tried to get a mortgage last year and failed, or were put through the wringer first, you are in good company. ...


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