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NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Business Planning 2014 – Getting It Right

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Jeff Barnett, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Realogy Franchise Group CEO: ‘Tea Leaves’ Say Real Estate on Path to Sustainable Recovery

Taking a research-packed deep dive into the real estate recovery, Realogy Franchise Group President & CEO Alex Perriello kicked off RISMedia’s 2013 Real Estate CEO Exchange with a State of the Industry Address: “The Road to Recovery: How Far We’ve Come, What ...


Pending Home Sales Decline in August

Pending home sales slowed in August, with tight inventory conditions, higher interest rates, rising home prices and continuing restrictive mortgage credit impacting the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Maximize the iPad to Optimize Your Real Estate Business

“A master salesperson never tells someone anything they can show them.” ...


Real Estate Industry Cites Recruiting Young Agents as No. 1 Concern

The real estate industry is facing a number of stops and starts, particularly as certain sectors in the market rebound quickly - such as the residential market - while other areas remain stagnant. Although market forces, business operations, errors and omissions ...


Prices Rising to a Possible Peak? A Closer Look at the Numbers

In July, U.S home prices continued to increase, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. On a year-over-year basis, home prices grew by 12.4 percent in July, the fastest annual pace since February 2006, at the height of the housing ...


All Top 100 Markets Gained in Homes.com July Data

Utilizing home pricing data for the period ending July 2013, the Homes.com Price Index showed gains for single-family properties in all 100 markets, up from 87 in the previous reporting period. ...


Ask the Expert: Aerial Filmmaking in Real Estate

Today's Ask the Expert column features Marcellee Williams, Producer and Content Manager for WellcomeMat. ...


Your Web Presence: Why Responsive Design Falls Short

While often ballyhooed as a panacea for the wide variety of computing screen sizes real estate professionals must accommodate online, one-size-fits all websites are actually a trade-off that often end up being more trouble than they're worth. ...


Your Online Leads: How to Convert Them to Buyers

Some Internet leads seem better than others – but do you know how to get the most out of your online leads? Realtor.com® administers thousands of buyer and seller lead generation programs. For them to continue to do so, they need ...


Location is Everything…Even with Interest Rates

With the economic recovery in full swing, there has been a lot of talk lately about interest rates and the possibility that an increase could be coming in the near future. ...


How Technology Is Enabling Global Real Estate

During the recent ups and downs of the United States real estate market, one thing has remained consistent: Foreign buyers continue to purchase significant amounts of property here. They view it as one of the safest and most secure investment markets ...


Basel, QM and QRM – Disaster Averted, Mostly

This time last year, we warned that the pending rulemakings for the Qualified Mortgage (QM) and Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) rules mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act and the Federal Reserve’s proposed Basel III international capital standards had the potential to severely ...


Market Insider: Regional Variations in Recovery

The national housing data have been quite impressive this year. Existing-home sales were up 9.4 percent last year and are on track to match with similar increases this year. New-home sales are showing even better percentage gains, though off very low ...


Optimizing Your Facebook Business Page for More Leads

Do you have a Facebook business page for your real estate business? You should. Facebook business pages are free advertising, as social media expert Erica Campbell Byrum pointed out in a recent article. ...


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