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Why You Don’t Need to Worry About Snapchat…Yet

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

Three social media superstars in the real estate space explain what the messaging app is for, and what it’s not.

How to Address Transgender Bathroom Issues

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

Property managers and landlords can get ahead of the growing controversy around male and female restroom designations by considering more neutral...

Rental Costs Eat Up 70% of Your Income Here

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

It’s a tough to be a renter in these places, as skyrocketing rental costs continue to take up a big portion of renters’ paychecks....

New Tools to Get You in Front of Global Buyers

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

NAR unveils initiatives to make it easier for overseas clients to learn about the REALTOR® brand.

Leadership Advice: Start Tough and Negotiate

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

Renowned journalist Bob Woodward tells REALTORS® that leaders must show their strength in order to command power in negotiations.

The Forecast on Commercial Regs

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

Here are three hot commercial real estate topics to watch out for on the legislative and regulatory fronts, and one big warning about the lame...

Website Accessibility: Not Just About the Law

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

It’s also a matter of expanding the reach of your services to people who otherwise can’t access them online.

Instagram Unveils New Logo

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

Update your marketing materials if you use Instagram. The image-sharing social network replaced its vintage camera logo with a simpler icon....

Castro Touts FHA Changes at REALTOR® Meetings

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:00

HUD Secretary Julian Castro had good news for NAR members at the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Tuesday....

6 Outdoor Trends Buyers Love

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:00

Find out what is trending in outdoor living. 

Loan Demand Mostly Stalls, Despite Rates Dip

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates haven’t been this low in three years, but still mortgage applications barely budged. 

Big Boosts for REALTOR® Brand

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:00

At the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, members got a look at some initiatives to raise the...

Top Reasons Homes Fall Prey to Wildfires

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00

With summer on the way, these are the risks home owners should be aware of when it comes to fires and what they can do to make their...

Frustrations Fly Over FHA Loan Hangups

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00

At the Real Property Valuation Forum during the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Tuesday afternoon, real estate...

VP Picks: Trump Needs Military, Clinton Should Pick a Senator

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00

At the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington today, two of the country’s leading pollsters speculated on...

5 Lowest, Highest Markets for Buyers

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00

In the first quarter, home prices jumped 6.3 percent year over year. Find out where home buyers are facing the steepest prices and where they can...

Sellers Happy, But Home Buyers Are Frustrated

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00

Home sellers have never felt so upbeat about the market, while home buyers have never felt so down, a new market sentiment survey shows. 

Education, Home Ownership More Closely Tied

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00

Educational attainment levels are improving nationally, which likely will bode well for the housing market, a new report notes. 

REALTORS® Converge on D.C. This Week

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

Thousands of NAR members from across the nation are meeting with legislators, regulators, and industry leaders to advance the critical issues that...

Top Sales Pros Say Tech Tools Are Critical

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

Ninety percent of the top sales professionals say they’re using social selling tools to nurture relationships. 

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