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What’s better: Cultivating relationships or buying leads and referrals?
-  Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:00:19 +0000
When real estate agents consider their marketing and lead-generation budgets every year, they have a couple of options: They can put their resources toward a few people they already know, or instead they can invest in connecting with many more people who are currently strangers to them ...
Run your indie brokerage like a Silicon Valley tech company
-  Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Andrew Flachner is co-founder and CEO of RealScout. RealScout combines revolutionary buyer data-driven listings tools and industry-best home search experiences to help you win and sell more listings ...
5 costly homeowner’s insurance mistakes your clients should avoid
-  Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:00:44 +0000
You’re buyers recently closed on a home. The paperwork has been signed, and keys have been transferred from the previous homeowner to your client, now new homeowners. Naturally, the next milestone is purchasing a homeowner’s insurance policy that complements both the budget and needs of your clients ...
4 ways relocation experts aid out-of-town buyers
-  Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:30:18 +0000
In today’s highly competitive job market — where 68 percent of HR professionals are experiencing difficulty recruiting candidates — companies cannot afford to limit their recruitment to local candidates. This is where relocation comes into play ...
20 secrets for maximizing your Inman Connect San Francisco experience
-  Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:32 +0000
Inman Connect in San Francisco is one of my favorite weeks of the summer. Let me share a few conference road warrior tips that I've learned from the best over the years. They just might make your trip more pleasant, and help you get a bit more out of the conference ...
3 tips for leveraging reviews to earn more commission
-  Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:30 +0000
Leverage reviews to build your business’ credibility so you can attract more clients and earn more real estate commissions. With a proven system guiding your efforts, leveraging reviews to enhance real estate profits is easier and can be more effective than traditional marketing methods ...
Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: No shirt, no pants, no open house?
-  Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:15:49 +0000
You've got an open house in 30 minutes. You show up expecting to find a pristine house ready for prospective buyers, but what you find is a disaster area and a guy with no pants on. Sound familiar? No ...

National Association of Realtors - Real Estate Education, Information, Marketing Resources
Best Cell Phone Plans for Seniors
-  Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:37:52 GMT
Cell phones are important, especially for seniors who can live, driving and spend a lot of time alone. The benefits of owning a cell phone safety are obvious; call for help can be a necessity. Many wireless companies have changed their marketing efforts to push wireless packages for seniors that offer many of the same standard features as other wireless plans and similar and monthly
Best Cell Phone Plans
-  Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:32:12 GMT
As a wide variety of mobile phone plans and deals are coping up these days, sometimes the mobile phone buyers feel helpless and confused rather than finding the comfort of shopping. This happens just because right after entering into a shop for buying a handset you get loaded with a bunch of offers and deals knowing about all of those in detail and then deciding to go for one on the
Best Prepaid Cell Phone Plans
-  Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:57:22 GMT
Nowadays having a Smartphone is simply another one of life basic needs. Understanding all too well about reliance on those devices, mobile phone service providers are capable to charge high costs for monthly data plans and all of the other extras. For people who just need a simple wireless plan or don't like the idea of joining a 2 or 3 years agreement, a prepaid cell phone is a good
Best Cell Phone Companies
-  Sun, 25 Oct 2015 21:37:32 GMT
Getting the best cell phone plan on a fresh cell phone deal is far from simple], and you are forgiven for purchasing the impression that cell phone companies are intentionally making it complicated. As soon as you have chosen what phone you desire, you still need to choose which service provider to sign up with, at which purpose you might ask whether it makes sense to purchase a

RISMedia Real Estate News, Industry Trends, Marketing - Residential & Commercial
New-Home Sales Improve Slightly in June
-  Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:42:45 +0000

New-home sales improved in June, with sales of new, single-family homes eking up 0.8 percent to 610,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $379,500, while the median was $310,800. New-home listing inventory was 272,000—5.4 months supply. “Although we saw modest […]

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Study: Buying Is Still Better Than Renting in Most States
-  Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:42:16 +0000

Affordability challenges are weighing on the housing market, as many homebuyers and sellers contend with either being unable to compete or to find a new home within reach. Buying a home, however, is still better than renting one in most states—35, to be exact, according to a recent study by GOBankingRates. Analysts for GOBankingRates factored […]

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Professional Broker Websites Now Free to REALTORS®
-  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:01:13 +0000

NAR PULSE— Placester and NAR have come together through the REALTOR Benefits® Program to offer beautiful, mobile-ready real estate websites FREE to all REALTORS®. NAR Edition sites for brokers include all the benefits of basic agent websites, plus agent index and bio pages, natural language listing search, map search functionality, customizable IDX pages and more. […]

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The Right Choice for Change
-  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:58:21 +0000

Organized real estate is constantly being challenged. This is not new news—it’s been happening for decades. However, the current crop of challengers to our industry are more powerful than ever before, carving inroads with technologies and efficiencies that resonate with today’s increasingly savvy consumers. Today’s “disruptors”—as many in the industry commonly describe them—have spent an […]

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Home Prices Linger at All-Time High
-  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:56:06 +0000

Home prices lingered at the all-time high in the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, up 5.6 percent year-over-year in May, a gain identical to April. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index’s 10-City Composite rose 4.9 percent year-over-year, down from 5.0 percent in April, while its 20-City Composite rose 5.7 percent, down […]

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Existing-Home Sales Backtrack in June
-  Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:03:32 +0000

Existing-homes sales backtracked in June, posting higher than one year prior but lower than in May, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Existing-home sales totaled 5.52 million, a 1.8 percent decrease from May but a 0.7 percent increase from one year prior. Inventory decreased 0.5 percent to 1.96 million, 7.1 percent below one year […]

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Gaining an Edge in NYC
-  Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:59:56 +0000

NAR Brings Broker Event to the Big Apple In its latest broker-targeted educational event, the National Association of REALTORS® hosted the Broker’s Edge in Midtown Manhattan last week. The one-day event on July 18 featured high-level keynote speakers covering a range of issues from cyber security to economic predictionfs, and panel discussions focused on strategies […]

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The Wall Street Journal Real Estate News
Greece Impact on Property Limited But Investors Are Concerned About Spain
-  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:55:04 +0000
So far, commercial real-estate analysts looking at Europe’s booming market are not too concerned that Greece’s turmoil will spread further afield.
Blessing in Disguise: Greece Crisis Could Cool Property Market
-  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:59:57 +0000
Greece appears to be slipping ever closer to an exit from the euro zone. While a potential catastrophe for the country, it might actually be a good thing for Europe's booming commercial real-estate markets.
Millennials Just Like the Rest of Us When it Comes to Home Renovations
-  Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:19:44 +0000
Contrary to popular perception, younger people aren’t more keen on trendy upgrades such as green materials and smart technology when it comes to renovating their homes, a new survey finds.
Economists Assign Blame For Housing Shortage
-  Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:43:07 +0000
The national supply of homes for sale is getting squeezed by the small amount of equity millions of would-be sellers have in their properties and relatively weak output from home builders, according to economists speaking Friday at a real-estate conference in Miami.
Low Income and Underwater
-  Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:14:09 +0000
Even in places where negative equity has mostly vanished, areas with lower median incomes are doing worse.
Economists: Home Builders Neglecting Entry-Level Market
-  Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:56:46 +0000
Nela Richardson, chief economist for brokerage Redfin Corp., and Selma Hepp, chief economist for Zillow Group’s Trulia real-estate website, both said builders aren’t constructing enough entry-level housing to meet demand. They’re focusing more of their resources instead, the economists said, on building pricey homes for buyers with ample credit.
Principal Reduction: A Mortgage Quandary With No Easy Answers
-  Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:34:59 +0000
Pretty much ever since he took the helm in January 2014, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt has been under pressure from housing advocates and some lawmakers to allow mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reduce the mortgage principal on at least some home loans.