News – July 26, 2016

  • Homeownership Still Desirable for Millennials
    The majority of Americans still value homeownership, but millennials face major challenges in realizing this dream, nearly a decade after the subprime crisis. Homeownership in America has taken a beating in the past few years.

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  • Consumer Spending to Drive Growth for 2016
    The economic growth outlook for the second half of the year remains unchanged from the prior forecast at about 2.0 percent, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s July 2016

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  • Housing Starts Bloom in June
    Homebuilding rates accelerated in June, surpassing expert forecasts for the month and further fortifying the idea that housing is indeed on the mend. According to the Commerce Department, housing starts rose 4.8 percent from a

News – July 19, 2016

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  • New Condo Legislation to Bring Relief to Homebuyers
    The U.S. Senate recently passed H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” by unanimous consent. This legislation includes reforms to current Federal Housing Administration restrictions on condominium financing, among other provisions,

News – July 16, 2016

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  • Pokémon GO for Real Estate – Must or Bust?
    If you’re anything like me, your social media newsfeeds look a little something like this: millennial major-life announcements, political news, world events and Pokémon GO! Pokémon GO, a new gaming app

News – July 14, 2016

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  • Marketing Essentials to Build Your Business
    For the last 15-plus years I have been working with real estate agents and brokers across North America to create and implement marketing strategies to build their businesses. The most common factor I find

News – July 11, 2016

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  • Why Snapchat Is Pure Gold for REALTORS®
    There is a huge amount of attention being paid to Snapchat in real estate right now, and rightfully so. While the buzz can be overwhelming, there are tons of important reasons why REALTORS®

News – July 8, 2016

  • 3 Proven Tips to Increase Your Lead Pipeline
    When it comes to generating real estate leads, as a general rule, the more people you can reach, the more successful your business will be. For this reason, the lead pipeline is

News – July 7, 2016

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  • Get on Track to Meet Your 2016 Goals
    Mid-year is when many real-estate professionals run out of steam. Fatigue and lethargy set in and it can be easy to forget what it is you’re actually working to achieve. However, the

News – July 5, 2016

  • Gated Community Homes Demand Higher Prices
    Homes in gated communities command significantly higher prices – almost $30,000 on average – but these neighborhoods’ additional amenities can also reduce sale prices because they bring maintenance costs that outweigh the benefits of

News – July 2, 2016

  • 99 of Top 100 Housing Metros Improve Year over Year
    The spring buying season continues to cruise along throughout most of the country, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®). Two additional metros—Charlotte, N.C., and Knoxville, Tenn.—entered

News – July 1, 2016

  • 10 Links to Success from Floyd Wickman
    “Ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things if they just master basic life and job principles and learn how to keep improving and implementing those skills,” says REALTOR®, Floyd Wickman. Wickman has been referred

News – June 30, 2016

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  • Moxi Works Launches Redesigned Presentation Tool
    Moxi Works announced recently that it is making it’s redesigned Moxi Present™ presentation tool for real estate agents available to all 40 of its brokerage clients in the coming weeks.  As an integral part

News – June 27, 2016

  • Entry-Level Home Prices Continue to Climb
    The bottom third of the housing market has grown increasingly competitive, with fewer price cuts on listed homes and faster growing home values than more expensive homes, according to the May Zillow®Real Estate Market

News – June 25, 2016

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  • Generate More Leads with These Four Video Ideas
    To make sure you stay top-of-mind, it’s important for real estate agents to stay on top of the newest technologies and popular methods for getting and staying in contact with clients and

News – June 23, 2016

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  • 3 Essentials to Achieving Success
    In my office, I have a quote from Michelangelo, “Ancora imparo,” which translates to, “I am still learning.” Regardless of how much knowledge and experience you have, or think you have, there is still more

News – June 20, 2016

  • Technology as a Utility
    The Problem: At times, on a subliminal level, a lot of us think of our business technology as a one-time investment. We know there are ongoing costs, of course, but every time we buy a Mac

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  • Mortgage Applications Rise over 9 Percent
    Mortgage applications increased 9.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 3, 2016. Results include an adjustment to

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  • Update: No Fed Rate Hike in June
    Following recent speculations that the Federal Reserve would hike interest rates in June, a weak May job report moved in to dash the chances. The likelihood of a rate hike shrunk down to

News – June 4, 2016

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  • 3 Ways to Tap Into the Luxury Home Market

    “Luxury homebuyers aren’t like other buyers,” says Jim Remley. “You don’t find them in the same markets, or sell to them the same way you would other homebuyers.” Remley would know.

News – June 2, 2016

  • Where Americans Are Moving Right Now

    Why do people get the overwhelming urge to move in the summer? It’s one of those eternal questions, right up there with “Can love really last a lifetime?” and “Why does the Trader Joe’s

News – June 1, 2016

  • How to Build Your Brand
    If you have a business, you have a brand, and each time you connect with your clients—whether in person, on the phone or online—you have a chance to build your brand and create loyal advocates.

News – May 31, 2016

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  • Pending Home Sales Rocket to 10-Year High
    Pending home sales rose for the third consecutive month in April and reached their highest level in over a decade, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All major regions saw gains in

News – May 27, 2016

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News – May 25, 2016

  • New Home Sales Soar Higher
    New home sales data released this week showed that sales were 16.6 percent higher than March when comparing the seasonally adjusted annualized rates, and 23.8 percent higher than last year. This news comes from estimates

News – May 24, 2016

News – May 23, 2016

  • Existing-Home Sales Move Higher
    Despite ongoing inventory shortages and faster price growth, existing-home sales sustained their recent momentum and moved higher for the second consecutive month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. A surge in sales in the Midwest

News – May 22, 2016

News – May 20, 2016

  • The Ultimate Listing Strategy
    Many top performers will tell you that one of the keys to their success is their ability to control and dominate listings. We teach our coaching clients that each listing should result in 1.5 buyer-side transactions,

News – May 19, 2016

  • Automated Valuation Models: What You Should Know
    Technology continues to change the landscape of modern business, and the world of real estate appraisal is no different. You’ve probably had experience with websites and apps that let you find homes for

News – May 18, 2016

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  • Customer Service: What Works for Any Business
    No matter what your job title is, in real estate, customers are the reason your company makes money. Whether you’re a real estate agent, an administrator or in sales, customers and clients breathe

News – May 12, 2016

  • Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest Point in 3 Years
    Although home prices are rising, mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest point in three years. As of Tuesday, the average rate for a 30-year conforming mortgage nationally was 3.6 percent, down

News – May 11, 2016

  • Join NAR for a Celebration in D.C.
    NAR PULSE–Visit NAR Booth No. 1707 at the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 11-12 in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the history and future of the REALTOR® brand with a fun

News – May 10, 2016

  • Upstream(TM) Names Alex Lange President and CEO
    UpstreamRE, LLC, the broker-owned company responsible for the Upstream data management solution, announced today that Alex Lange has been named president and CEO, effective June 1. Lange is the first employee to be

News – May 9, 2016

  • Home Sales Set to Expand in the West
    While national home sale growth as a whole is virtually unchanged, a sharp quarterly growth increase in the West is shaping up for yet another season of dominant performance in the region,

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News – April 26, 2016

  • March Brings Fall in New Home Sales
    New home sales in March fell 1.5 percent to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 511,000 units, according to estimates released jointly recently by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and

News – April 25, 2016

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News – April 22, 2016

  • 3 Tips for ‘Going Local’ on Earth Day
    Earth Day is a time to celebrate and appreciate this place we call home. While we know that things like recycling and conserving water are great for the environment, how can you

News – April 21, 2016

  • Taking Your Business International
    Do you have a successful business that’s ready to tread onto international grounds? Growing your company into an international firm offers the exposure and growth opportunities to transform your business from a domestic success to a

News – April 20, 2016

  • Future Homebuyers Uneasy about Credit, Survey Says
    Many future homebuyers, especially first-time buyers, do not feel confident about their credit score status, says a new survey by Experian about homebuying and credit. In fact, 34 percent of future buyers say

News – April 19, 2016

  • Report: America’s Boom Towns Revealed
    Have you ever wondered what towns in the U.S. are currently booming? A new list from realtor.com® unveils the top 10 hot spots, with Gilbert, Ariz. (85297), Los Angeles (90012), and Dallas (75201) taking the

News – April 18, 2016

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News – April 15, 2016

  • 3 Top Tips for Effective Online Farming
    Before the days of real estate portals and online visibility, real estate agents had to lug around large paper books that held that week’s available listings. During that time, geographic farming was the

News – April 14, 2016

  • Foreclosure Activity Plummets below Pre-Recession Levels
    First quarter foreclosure activity was below pre-recession levels in 78 out of 216 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (36 percent), according to RealtyTrac®’s Q1 and March 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. Nationwide, the report shows

News – April 13, 2016

  • Secrets from the 7-Figure Club
    We can learn a lot from successful real estate professionals who have an annual sales volume in the seven figures. These successful agents weren’t always top producers; however, once they found their stride, there was

News – April 12, 2016

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News – April 9, 2016

  • Keeping Back to Basics Front and Center
    Marketing and technology evolve at a dizzying pace in today’s world. Just when you think you’ve come up with the right strategy and mastered the latest app, the next best thing hits the

News – April 8, 2016

  • Keep Calm: An Instagram Change Is Coming
    Instagram recently announced some big algorithm changes that have created panic in the social media world. According to their blog, rather than displaying in the familiar reverse-chronological order, Instagram will organize users’ feeds

News – April 7, 2016

News – April 6, 2016

  • 6 Myths of Employee Engagement
    With today’s global ability to produce carbon copy technology and business models, people truly are a company’s only competitive advantage. Businesses that want to accentuate and optimize their competitive talent advantage focus on employee engagement

News – April 5, 2016

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  • U.S. Housing Market Back on Track
    Many of the nation’s housing markets are getting back to normal heading into the spring homebuying season, according to the recently released Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®).However, there are pockets of weakness, particularly

News – April 1, 2016

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