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3 Marketing Excuses You Need to Dump

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 00:00

You can't rationalize your way out of the basics. A article calls out “lazy” business marketers with these telltale...

What First-Time Buyers Need From You

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 00:00

The number of first-time home buyers entering the market is skyrocketing, and they’re expected to fuel the housing market into 2017. Is your...

Mortgage Rates Surge to 4-Month High

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 00:00

Reassure your clients that rates are still near historical lows, but they may want to lock in soon if the increases continue.

Where You Can Sell a Home the Fastest

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 00:00

In these five markets, homes are selling at some of the quickest times in the nation. 

Help Clients Stage a Home for Halloween

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 00:00

The right festive additions can go a long way in adding warmth and character to your seller's property.

More Owners Are Remodeling: Be Their Guide

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 00:00

A new study shows a strong uptick in home renovation and repair spending. Share information with your clients on some of the best projects for...

ASHI Seek Comments on Deck Inspections

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 00:00

For your buyers who want a closer look at the home’s deck, the home inspector may be able to do a separate, more detailed inspection beyond...

First-Time Buyers Behind Latest Housing Gains

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:00

Existing-home sales rebounded in September. Here are five of the latest housing stats you need to know from the National Association of REALTORS...

More Single-Family Homes Are on The Way

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:00

Single-family starts zoomed to the highest level since February, buoyed by low mortgage rates and strong job growth. 

Reach Out to Renters With Your Marketing

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:00

Have a perfect home for a first-time buyer? This builder in Texas shows how their prospecting to renters is paying off. 

Canada’s Housing Tax Is Helping This U.S. City

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:00

Vancouver’s new foreign buyer tax is deterring some overseas purchasers, and it’s prompting them to look elsewhere: Seattle.

Help Retiree's Social Security Incomes Stretch

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:00

For your retiree clients who rely on Social Security income, they may want to target these places to live more affordably in their Golden Years....

The Computer Keyboard Is Getting a Makeover

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:00

Apple has struck a deal to dramatically change the QWERTY keyboard you’re used to. The new keyboards will aim to help make it easier to...

Off-Campus Housing Is Hot

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00

Should you or your investor clients be looking into student housing as a possible opportunity? One report indicates this market is heating up...

Big Expectations That’ll Drive Housing in 2017

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00

More first-time buyers will emerge, and the suburban home is going to be in high demand in the new year. Learn more from®’s...

Are Home Owners Looking for a Rescue Plan?

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00

A surprising number of Americans say they have moved just to get away from the folks next door. Can you help clients escape from the neighbor...

Overcrowded Cities Mix Housing With Business

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00

Buildable land is getting scarcer and pricier, prompting some traditional commercial developers to turn to housing as a way to support their...

Where Housing Costs Less, Energy Costs More

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00

Home owners who pay the least amount for housing often spend more than others on utilities. This can be an important issue that many buyers...

New Mortgage Applications Up 3% This Week

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00

Even thought the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to its highest level last week since June, buyers seem undeterred.

5 Ways You Could Irk a Client as a Know-It-All

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00

Sure, you want to look good and smart in front of your customers, but don’t let it come at the price of making your clients feel stupid....