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The ‘Old Smart’ Isn’t Good Enough

Maybe you graduated top of your college class. Maybe you have an MBA and complete the Saturday edition of the New York Times crossword in one sitting. Maybe you pride yourself on your ...


Webinar: Make Money from Your Database Using Top Producer®

Make 2015 a success by joining in this webinar, being held on Tuesday, January 27 at 10-11 a.m. PST, to learn how to make more money from your past customers, prospects, and your entire database using marketing automation with Top Producer® CRM. ...


E.T. Drone Home: Everything You Need to Know about Drones for Real Estate Marketing

For those old enough to remember E.T.,  or for those introduced to the loveable alien by their parents, there’s a scene where the little Extra Terrestrial muppet lifts his finger and says “home,” as objects ...


A Year without Social Media? Taking Mom to the Prom? Teens Say They Would Sacrifice Big Today to Get the Right House Tomorrow

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Synergy and Solutions: Realtors Property Resource® Helps Real Estate Pros Work Smarter and Faster

For a successful real estate professional, time management is a constant challenge. From returning calls and emails to following up with leads and connecting with potential, past and present clients, a REALTOR®’s to-do list is often never ending. However, the right tool can help synergize your efforts to save both ...


Obama Plan Makes It Easier for Younger, First-Time Homebuyers

(TNS)—President Barack Obama moved Wednesday to make it cheaper for first-time and younger buyers to take out a mortgage. Obama lowered the mortgage-insurance premium for borrowers who have a down payment of just 3.5 percent of the home’s purchase price and finance the ...


Real Estate Roundtable Praises Bipartisan House Vote to Extend Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA)

The recent bipartisan House vote of 416-5 to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for six years is a major step forward in bolstering economic security, maintaining positive momentum in commercial real estate markets and reducing policy uncertainty with a multi-year reauthorization, ...


5 Easy Tips to Get Your Business Ready for 2015

The start of any new year is always a great time to make resolutions and plan for the year ahead, and that applies to your business as well as your personal life. As you kick off 2015, it’s the perfect time to organize ...


RISMedia’s Power Agent Webinar Series: How Do Million-Dollar Producers Think, Act and Plan for 2015?

Join us Jan. 14 for the next in RISMedia's Power Agent Webinar Series, “How Do Million-Dollar Producers Think, Act and Plan for 2015?” where moderator Verl Workman will host superstar agents Julie Timms and Christy Buck to discuss their business planning ...


Portal Power-Play Heats Up: Zillow to End Listing Agreement with Listhub

There’s more news to report this week on the ongoing battle among the real estate search giants. Zillow disclosed this week in an SEC filing that its listing agreement with Listhub will end on April 7. ...


New Regulations Affect Homeowners in 2015

Increasing energy efficiency has long been the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and in 2015, two new regulations involving air conditioning equipment and water heaters will take effect to support this goal. REALTORS® need to be familiar with the new ...


Use ‘One Word’ to Transform Your Year

We all have good intentions when we make New Year's resolutions, but nearly 90 percent of us fail to achieve them. That's because in our enthusiasm to make positive changes, we take on too much. We simply don't have enough time, energy, and mental bandwidth to keep up with multiple ...


Hot Property: Nelson House Draws New Star

(TNS)—“The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” Nelson house in Hollywood Hills West has sold for $5.25 million to actor Chris Meloni. ...


Be Charitable without Going Broke

(TNS)—We look forward to going to family gatherings, big holiday dinners and sharing in some good holiday cheer. ...


U.S. Median Home Price in November Increases 15 Percent from a Year Ago, Distressed Home Price Reaches Highest Level since December 2009

RealtyTrac® released this week its November 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that the median sales price of U.S. single family homes and condos in November was $190,000, flat with the previous month but up 15 percent from a year. The median sales price of distressed homes—those in ...


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