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How to Achieve Any Goal

Make 2016 the year you achieve all your goals! Goals are essential to leading a successful business and living the life of your dreams. However, if you’re like most people, you may start the year motivated and ready to take on the world ...


Buying or Selling a Home in 2016? Top Tips for Smooth Transactions

On the heels of a 2016 Housing Forecast that predicts a healthy real estate market for the coming year, realtor.com®, a leading destination of online real estate services operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc., this week debuted Top Tips for Home Buyers ...


Make 2016 the Year You Sell More Real Estate

Regardless of how your 2015 went, in 2016, you want your business to increase even more. A savvy REALTOR® won’t rest on the success of a previous year or give up hope just because of a down year. There is plenty one can ...


6 Ways Real Estate Agents Are Leveraging Technology

To keep up in the real estate industry these days, agents have to be well-versed in technology. In fact, in June 2014, Google’s Consumer Survey reported that mobile phones accounted for 27 percent of total searches related to buying a home, ...


2016 to Bring Modest Increase in Home Sales

Following the housing market’s best year in nearly a decade, existing-home sales are forecasted to expand in 2016 at a more moderate pace as pent-up buyer demand combats affordability pressures and meager economic growth, according to National Association of REALTORS®Chief Economist Lawrence Yun in ...


What’s in Store for Housing in 2016?

The overall tone for housing in 2016 is positive, according to a recently released Clear Capital Home Data Index™ (HDI™), with projected home price appreciation in the range of 1 percent to 3 percent by January 2017. Although this range historically has represented a ...


One Big Step for Mortgages, One Giant Leap for Homeownership: Quicken Loans Launches Rocket Mortgage

Another Sunday afternoon, another open house. As you set out the guest book and pull the cookies out of the oven, you wonder (once again), if this is a waste of your valuable time. Is it really worth spending the next several hours ...


Mortgage Rates Ring in New Year Below Four Percent

Mortgage rates mixed with the 30-year fixed-rate fell back below four percent to start the year, according to Freddie Mac's most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey. ...


Top Must-Have Apps for Real Estate Pros in 2016

As 2016 begins, so do many plans and resolutions. This year, whether your resolutions revolve around your business, yourself or something else, there are a number of tools that can help you achieve your goals. ...


2016 Industry Trends: More First Timers and Boomers Buying

First time buyers seem to be making a comeback, according to ERA Real Estate's recently conducted broker's survey report, which gathered information around what trends industry professionals are seeing in their current housing market. ...


How to Ask for Referrals On and Offline

If you’re like many real estate agents, you may feel shy about asking for referrals. After all, your clients are so happy with the great service you provide that they’ll automatically refer you to everyone they know, right? If only it was that ...


Asian Americans: The Next Big Boom in Housing

Since 2000, the Asian American community has been the fastest-growing minority demographic in the U.S., with a rapidly growing purchasing power. Twenty-eight percent of Asian American households include two or more adult generations, double the rate of non-Hispanic whites, and ...


November Brings Modest Decrease in Pending Home Sales

Pending home sales in November slightly declined for the third time in four months as buyers continue to battle both rising home prices and limited homes available for sale, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Modest gains in the Midwest and South were ...


First Look: December Housing Market Is Cooler, Slower

A recent analysis of December data on realtor.com® indicates that the residential real estate market is following the normal holiday cool down, with less demand, reduced inventory and slower market velocity in most markets. ...


Passing the Gavel: A First Look at the Year Ahead

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


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