News – January 8, 2018

  • Chord of Confidence: Making Real Estate Agents Look Like Rock Stars

    Editor’s Note: What follows is the cover story in the January issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Real estate moves fast, and how quickly you respond to prospective clients can make or break your chances of getting their business. Mortgage lenders, on the other hand, have a captive audience and don’t always feel the same […]

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  • Realtor.com: Luxury Softens as Supply Tops Demand

    2017’s housing market was characterized by absent inventory and climbing prices—but at the higher end, those indicators softened, according to new realtor.com® research. “Although 2017 was another strong year for the luxury housing market, it was once again outperformed by the U.S. market overall,” says Javier Vivas, director of Economic Research for realtor.com. According to […]

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  • Planning Ahead for Vacation Is Key

    (TNS)—According to advocacy group Project: Time Off, more than half of American workers leave unused vacation days on their company’s boardroom table. Meanwhile, the research shows that by planning ahead, more families will actually take much-needed vacations and thus reap a multitude of personal and professional benefits. Here are five ideas to consider: Make planning […]

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  • In Memoriam: NAR Conference Executive Roz Kriener

    Longtime National Association of REALTORS® executive Roz Kriener passed away on Dec. 31, 2017 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Kriener worked in the areas of education and programming for NAR since 1990, most recently serving as director, Conference Programs in the Meetings & Events division. Highly respected and valued by her NAR colleagues, members […]

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  • December Jobs Report Modest

    The U.S. economy added 148,000 jobs in December, the Labor Department recently reported—growth that, though modest, underwhelmed. The unemployment rate held at 4.1 percent, and hourly wages on average went up 9 cents to $26.63. “The job market continues to improve, but at a decelerating pace,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association […]

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