News – December 10, 2016

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  • Trump Pick Carson Accepts HUD Secretary Position

    Former presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson accepted President-Elect Donald Trump’s nomination to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary Monday—an appointment, which came despite Carson’s initial reservations, that marks the

News – December 5, 2016

  • Changing Lives: More Than Just a Home Inspection

    Innovation primes Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® for future success Every industry needs a leader. A simple—yet profound—statement, it’s a driving force for everyone at Pillar To Post. With 23 years of

News – December 3, 2016

  • Smart Homes and Smarter REALTORS®

    Homebuyers and sellers are showing increasing interest in smart homes and smart home technology, according to the inaugural Smart Homes and REALTORS® report recently released by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). REALTORS®, in turn,

News – December 2, 2016

  • Five Ways to Drive Real Estate Leads with SEO

    Having a hard time getting found online? How’s your social media footprint? Are your business profile, website and Facebook page drawing all the attention to your business that they could be?

News – December 1, 2016

  • Pending Home Sales Tiptoe Up in Two-Month Streak

    Pending home sales tiptoed up a scant 0.1 percent in October, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), continuing a two-month streak of gains that now land NAR’s Pending Home Sales

News – November 30, 2016

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  • Millennials Still Chasing American Dream despite Hurdles

    Surprising to some, millennials are all about chasing the American Dream and owning a home of their own, despite current market and economic setbacks. This infographic from FirstTimeHomeFinancing.com explains what’s keeping millennials from

News – November 25, 2016

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  • Market Floods with Wave of Existing-Home Sales

    A tidal wave of existing-home sales flooded the housing market last month, pooling to a decade-high pace, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that

News – November 22, 2016

  • Why Chinese Homebuyers Are Coming to the U.S.

    According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2016 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, Chinese homebuyers make up over 27 percent of all international home sales in the U.S Not only

News – November 21, 2016

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  • Don’t Move: Americans Migrated Less This Year

    Despite a strengthening housing market and an improving overall economy, a new study shows Americans are deciding not to move as much. Moves across the country have declined to an all-time low this

News – November 18, 2016

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  • Below the Surface: The Asian Indian Market

    Serving a multicultural client base as a real estate professional is no longer an option—it’s expected. Engaging and interacting with clients of varying cultures, whether coming from down the road or overseas, is

News – November 15, 2016

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  • Study: Is Home Equity Still a Retirement Failsafe?

    Homeownership is one of the more viable paths to a secure retirement—but many older homeowners missed the prime opportunity to leverage that equity before the recession. How much usable equity can older

News – November 12, 2016

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  • Find More Qualified Leads with These Three Tips

    Agents’ ability to generate new leads and convert prospects to clients is the driving force that helps them excel. A solid lead generation program is the most important factor in increasing your

News – November 10, 2016

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  • Basic Training: Creating Your Own Luck
    I love being around lucky people. They believe they’re always going to get the closest parking space at the mall, and they’re going to win the raffle at church or work. They always enter

News – November 5, 2016

  • Limited Supply Spurs Higher Prices in Third Quarter
    Persistent supply shortages throughout the country led to slightly faster home price appreciation during the third quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS®. The report also

News – November 4, 2016

  • The 4 Emotions of the Home-buying Process
    More often than not, a buyer’s decision to purchase a new home is based on emotion, not logic. While they may have a checklist that includes the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, square-footage

News – November 3, 2016

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News – October 31, 2016

  • Homeownership Rate Rallies
    Is the tide turning? The homeownership rate rallied slightly at 63.5 percent in the third quarter, higher than the 62.9 percent rate in the second quarter—the lowest point in more than 50 years, according to the U.S.

News – October 29, 2016

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  • Never Lose a Listing Again
    If you’ve ever lost a listing you thought you “had in the bag,” then you have most likely encountered the secret process that winning agents consistently use to earn listings. Now you can learn that

News – October 27, 2016

  • New-Home Sales Up after August Slip
    New-home sales activity is up, coming in at a rate of 593,000 in September, roughly 3 percent higher than the August rate of 575,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban

News – October 26, 2016

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  • Video Marketing Gets Evolutionary
    There are so many quotes about change, but this is one from Ben Franklin is one of my favorites: “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” To help us all embrace change, the forthcoming November issue of 

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  • Three Steps to Find More Listings This Fall
    You may be busy preparing your home, family or even wardrobe for fall, but don’t forget that you should be preparing your business, as well. As the market slows down during the

News – October 20, 2016

  • Single-Family Starts Surge Ahead of Estimates
    Single-family housing starts came in above estimates in September, signaling sustained strength in the owner-occupied housing sector. The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reports single-family starts in

News – October 19, 2016

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  • The War for Top-Earning Agents
    In the fast-paced world of real estate, brokers are often at their most competitive when it comes to battling for the best agents. These are the men and women on the front lines of the

News – October 17, 2016

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  • Attracting Motivated Sellers this Fall
    As we move into the slower season in real estate, some agents struggle to find sellers ready to list. If you’re not able to find customers to work with, it can be difficult to make

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  • Mortgage Applications Inch Higher
    Mortgage applications increased 2.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 30, 2016. The Market Composite Index, a measure of

News – October 7, 2016

  • Generating Listings in Low Inventory Markets
    The greatest thing about real estate is that there are a lot of options for creating new listings, but one of the saddest things is that only a few agents are taking full advantage

News – October 6, 2016

  • Oklahoma Housing Impacted by Earthquakes and Oil
    A recent ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of housing market trends in Oklahoma following the recent spike in earthquake activity highlights interesting results. The analysis found that statewide in Oklahoma earthquakes increased 375 percent

News – October 5, 2016

  • Realtor.com(R) and PNC Bank Talk Industry Growth
    The residential mortgage industry has seen a big rise in non-bank lenders this year, but PNC Bank never got the memo; business expanded throughout the year and is poised for growth. Realtor® Magazine

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  • Top Tips for Working with Hispanic Clients
    If you’re not working with Hispanic clients, you’re missing a huge market, as they remain one of the fastest growing homebuying demographics. However, if you’re not Hispanic yourself, there are a few things

News – September 30, 2016

  • Five Tips to Make Your Brand Top of Mind
    Staying ahead of the competition in real estate is all about building top-of-mind awareness. Often, the more unique your approach, the better, as it sets you apart from competitors. When it

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  • Existing-Home Sales Ease in August
    Existing-home sales eased up in August for the second consecutive month despite mortgage rates near record lows as higher home prices and not enough inventory for sale kept some would-be buyers at bay, according to

News – September 23, 2016

  • Giving Millennial Homebuyers What They Need
    With the housing market seeing significant recoveries in home prices, many millennials are making a move toward homeownership. In fact, according to the National Association of REALTORS®, “for the third straight year, the largest

News – September 22, 2016

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  • Lender Profit Expectations Improve
    Mortgage lenders have reported a net positive profit margin outlook for a third consecutive quarter, according to Fannie Mae’s third quarter 2016 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey®. Conducted in August, the survey results show that 28 percent

News – September 16, 2016

  • 3 Tips to Convert Online Leads Every Time
    Finding new prospects is the lifeblood of any real estate practice. Lead generation is one of the most profitable tasks you can factor into your schedule, especially in today’s market. But what

News – September 15, 2016

  • How to Create a Successful Routine
    Jim Rohn said, “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” Although the concept of a routine sounds boring, having one is crucial to your success. The more established your

News – September 14, 2016

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  • The Key to a Successful Referral Network
    Success is defined not only in terms of sales volume or the size of a brokerage, but also in terms of your referral network. People often say: It’s not what you know, but

News – September 12, 2016

  • Market Weakens in the West
    Summer real estate activity has boosted quarterly regional growth in the Midwest and South, while a drop in quarterly performance out West fuels speculation of a cooling market, according to the new Clear Capital® September

News – September 10, 2016

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  • Basic Training: Marketing vs. Advertising
    Agents and brokers are bombarded with programs, apps, lead-generation sources and literally hundreds of ways to spend their hard-earned money. How do you decide what to spend money on, and what types of marketing will

News – September 6, 2016

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  • Win More Listings and Convert More Buyers
    How do you win more listings and convert more buyers? First, develop a brand identity, separate your personal from your professional life on Facebook and remember that real estate is still a personal,

News – September 1, 2016

  • Developer Community Turbocharges DocuSign Global Trust Network
    DocuSign announced that the DocuSign Global Trust Network now has developers across nearly every industry that are streamlining and automating processes via integrations with the company’s award-winning API (Application Programming Interface). The DocuSign

News – August 31, 2016

  • Home Price Gains Strong in South and West
    Data released for June 2016 shows that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, covering all

News – August 30, 2016

  • How Brokers Can Retain and Attract More Talent
    Your ability to retain or attract talent gives you a competitive advantage. But how do you do that effectively? Agents are now looking for more benefits and strategies that will help them

News – August 29, 2016

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  • Four Tips to Fuel Your Online Presence
    Social media is a prime way to both connect with potential clients and stay in touch with current ones. However, managing a social strategy full-time can be difficult, especially with your busy life.

News – August 25, 2016

  • Existing-Home Sales Stumble in July
    Slowed by frustratingly low inventory levels in many parts of the country, existing-home sales lost momentum in July and decreased year-over-year for the first time since November 2015, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

News – August 24, 2016

  • July New Home Sales Soar to Eight-Year High
    A recent new home sales report for July showed that sales of newly built homes increased 12.4 percent since June, and rose 31.3 percent year-over-year. This surge marks the highest point in

News – August 23, 2016

  • The 4 Keys to Reproducible Results
    Matthew and Janice are emerging entrepreneurs who recently went into business together. During a meeting, they discussed their future profit projections and how well their business is performing financially six months after its opening.

News – August 22, 2016

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  • What’s Your Role in REALTOR® Safety?
    September is REALTOR® Safety Month, an important time to reflect upon our efforts to promote the safety of you and your agents on the job, as well as the safety of the clients we

News – August 19, 2016

  • Four Must-Do Farming Tips for New Agents
    According to the National Association of REALTORS®, there are just over one million active real estate licensees in the United States. With new agents joining the market every day, competition can be fierce.

News – August 18, 2016

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  • 5 Ways Big Data Is Changing Real Estate
    Every facet of the business world has been radically changed by the way data is collected, analyzed and transmitted. So much so, that past models of how major industries were run have

News – August 16, 2016