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Get More Prospects to Choose Your Brokerage

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 00:00

Online reviews and accurate, in-depth company profiles on multiple sites will attract more customers to your real estate business.

5 Occasions That Call for a Handwritten Note

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 00:00

As society operates more and more online, handwritten notes are becoming a rarity — which is why sending one to your clients could help you...

California Groups Sue for More Housing

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 00:00

The housing crunch in the nation's most populous state has reached a crisis level, officials say.

Study: Golf Courses Still Drive Up Home Values

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 00:00

Though many golf courses across the country are closing, homeowners who live near one in operation are finding a premium on their home price.

20 Markets With Strongest Kickoff to 2017

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 00:00

Many areas are experiencing a stronger-than-normal off season for homebuying activity, pushing inventory lower and home prices higher.

Good Neighbors, Volunteering Works Programs Seek 2017 Entries

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 00:00

Two awards programs honoring REALTORS® who have made exceptional community service efforts are now accepting applications — and you...

7 Traits for More Meaningful Networking

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 00:00

These are the key personality characteristics real estate professionals need to make a stellar impression when trying to widen their sphere.

Senate Committee Approves Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:00

If confirmed by the Senate, Carson will take over the reins of HUD, overseeing the FHA and other programs addressing the nation’s housing...

First-Time Buyers Face More Tough Times

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:00

Many first-time buyers may be feeling like they just can’t catch a break. But flexibility and patience are the keys to getting through the...

Where Homes Sold the Fastest This Winter

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:00

Houses are selling faster, and these five markets are seeing listings stay on the market for the shortest amount of time. 

Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Secretary

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:00

Carson will take over the reins of HUD, overseeing the FHA and other programs addressing the nation’s housing needs, community development,...

Loan Demand Defies Rising Rates

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:00

"Although it is still early in the homebuying season, purchase activity remains on par with a year ago, suggesting that recent wage growth of...

Wells Fargo Settles On Mortgage Overcharges

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:00

Borrowers who had a mortgage serviced by Wells Fargo between 2005 and 2010 may be eligible to receive a portion of a $50 million settlement.

5 Real Estate Brands Named Top Franchises

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

Find out which real estate franchise companies landed spots on Entrepreneur magazine's 2017 Franchise 500 list.

5 Real Estate Brands Named Top Franchises

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

Find out which real estate franchise companies landed spots on Entrepreneur magazine's 2017 Franchise 500 list.

Study: January, February Great for Buying

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

For home buyers hoping to snag a deal, here’s why they may not want to delay much longer.

Quartz Pushes Granite Countertops Out

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

The kitchen has a new champ in countertops as more homeowners lose favor with granite. 

When Should Buyers Lock in a Mortgage Rate?

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

With mortgage rates on the rise, how do your clients know when it is the right time to lock in a rate? Here are four cases of when they should...

5 Savvy Negotiating Tips to Share with Buyers

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

Here are five tips to put your clients in a better position to negotiate.

Architects Give Home Design a Bold New Spin

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

Some architects are experimenting with rotating homes, which they say offers greater sustainability than traditional architecture.

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