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3 Trends Set for This Year’s Spring Market

As the temperatures get warmer, and we inch closer to spring, the spring real estate market is getting ready to bloom. For real estate professionals, that means an increase in listings, open houses and (hopefully!) closings. If you’re not ready for ...


Effective Rate on New Home Loans Drops below 4 Percent

Last month we reported that the contract rate on new home loans dipped below 4 percent in January, based on data released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  In February, the rate continued to decline, from 3.92 to 3.79 percent, as did the average initial fees and charges on the loans, ...


Developing a Well-Rounded Management Team

(TNS)—Q: I’d like to help the managers on my team become more effective with their direct reports. They tend to have different approaches—one is highly organized with a “command and control” approach, one has a more empathic approach, and so on. How can ...


Four Tools to Maximize Facebook Results

By now, if you’re a real estate professional who isn’t active on social media, you might as well hang up your rotary phone, sit by your typewriter, and write a note by candlelight, because communicating with today’s tech savvy home buyers will be ...


ListHub Inks Renewal Deals with Heavyweights CENTURY 21 and Coldwell Banker

ListHub recently announced renewal agreements with global franchises CENTURY 21 and Coldwell Banker, both of which are subsidiaries of Realogy. These deals build on the momentum of the national agreements ListHub announced last week and give the millions of monthly consumers who view properties on these brands' websites and mobile apps access to the listings ...


Engaging in Stealth Mode: How Real Pro Systems Helps Attract and Incubate Leads

There's nothing better than a great business partner. They split the workload, offer invaluable insight and advice, and always have the business' best interests at heart, because it's their business, too. But what if your business partner isn't really a partner, but a Web solutions platform? Enter Real Pro Systems, a ...


Best Practices for Using Social Media in Your Business

Being a successful real estate professional means knowing how to navigate social media. It’s almost impossible to network (especially to Millennials!) without Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. And when used effectively, they can be cost-effective tools that help target new clients. ...


Reaching the Right Consumers at the Right Time

In the real estate industry, timing is critical. According to NAR, an average buyer spends 10 weeks searching for a new home, two weeks shorter than the previous year. Because of this, reaching these consumers at the right time has ...


Great Spaces: Home Heaven in Hell’s Kitchen

A newly finished 25-story luxury condominium is changing lux living in Hell’s Kitchen. Fifty Third and Eighth, located at (you guessed it) West 53rd Street, has 252 sleek one-, two- and three-bedroom residences currently looking for their forever owners. Nestled ...


Selling or Staying: Home Renovation Projects Require Careful Attention


Investing in home improvement projects can have a huge return—whether to create a more enjoyable living space or to put the home on the market. ...


FSBO Listings Can Be a Goldmine

To be successful as a REALTOR®, an agent needs to devote at least one hour of his or her day to prospecting. That’s the philosophy of best-selling author, Jim Remley, founder of FSBOListingGuru.com, who lent his expertise in the recent Homes.com’s webinar, “...


Realtor.com® Bites Into the Big Apple

Realtor.com® recently announced agreements with prominent New York brokerages—Bond New York, Brown Harris Stevens, Compass, Halstead Property, and NestSeekers—as well as leading brokerage listing syndicator RealPlus for the display of New York City real estate listings on the realtor.com® web and mobile platform. ...


Selling Strategies: Satisfying the Jaded Consumer

There are three general areas where a consumer might get frustrated, and yes, even jaded. ...


Spring into Home-Selling Success

Spring-cleaning your chances of selling success involve more than taking down Christmas decorations (you have done that, right?). Here are some ways to return to the market in full force to sell this spring: ...


Top Tips for Generating Seller Leads

Real estate pros are in the business of selling, which is why generating leads is the lifeblood of a successful career. The challenge is, in the seller’s market we are currently in, finding new ...


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