News – May 26, 2016

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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® 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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • New Home Sales Accelerate Slowly
    New home sales inched forward 2 percent in February, according to new data published by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. While this is certainly no windfall, the February rate

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  • Create Your Inner Circle
    According to motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Humans are social creatures. We’re easily influenced by the attitudes, thoughts and feelings of the people

News – March 21, 2016

  • National Report: February Sales Jump Higher
    As the popular home-buying season approaches, February sales saw a jump from both January and last February, according to a recently released report from REMAX. The year-over-year change was 4.8 percent and the increase

News – March 19, 2016

News – March 18, 2016

  • How User Behaviors Are Changing SEO Forever
    With constant changes and updates to search algorithms and SEO best practices, it can be tough for real estate agents to ensure their websites are optimal for both search engine visibility and users

News – March 17, 2016

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  • Talking Tech with Derek Beatrice
    Derek and I have known each other for a number of years now, but just recently started working together. I’ve always known Derek, active in the real estate community for 10 years and currently CEO

News – March 12, 2016

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  • 3 Easy Steps to Social Media Success
    Are you trying to decide whether or not you should take the plunge into social media to promote your real estate business? A recent study shows that nearly 65 percent of American adults

News – March 10, 2016

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  • Home Valuation: Clearing the Way to More Listings
    Real estate is a competitive industry, and even that might be an understatement. That’s why many brokerages spend millions of dollars on lead generation every year with hopes of converting the very

News – March 7, 2016

News – March 5, 2016

  • Revealed: Top 20 Cities for Residential Remodeling
    Residential remodeling across the nation increased by 9 percent between December 2014 and December 2015, and has increased 40 percent since 2010, according to BuildFax, a company that delivers data-driven insights for smart

News – March 4, 2016

  • 4 Simple Lifehacks of SuperProducers
    Master your day and you’ll master your life. That’s the simple secret of SuperProducers, says two-time, best-selling author and real estate professional Michael Maher. While SuperProducers might look superhuman to the average salesperson, they’re not.

News – March 3, 2016

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  • January Brings Slowdown in Pending Home Sales
    Following the highest average year for the index in nearly a decade, pending home sales declined to begin 2016 but remained slightly higher than a year ago, according to the National Association of

News – February 29, 2016

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  • Spring Buying Season Starts Early
    Residential real estate is off to the races with spring home-buying season velocity driven by strong demand and slight inventory growth, according to®’s preliminary analysis of February data. Housing inventory is moving six days

News – February 26, 2016

  • 5 Scripts for a Successful Negotiation
    In an industry where commissions are being challenged and discounted daily, negotiation skills can be the difference between receiving a four or six percent commission. That means, in a $500,000 transaction, you could be

News – February 25, 2016

  • Gentrification: How to Identify Promising Markets
    First come the hipsters, then the middle class and finally the Michelin-star gastropubs. These are just some of the trademarks of gentrification according to Tranio, a trend that can be very profitable for local

News – February 24, 2016

  • Housing Prices Slide Up 5.7 Percent
    U.S. home prices were up 5.7 percent year-over-year, according to the recently released S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, covering all nine U.S. Census divisions. The report recorded a slightly higher year-over-year gain with

News – February 23, 2016

  • 6 Tips to Help Manage Your Online Presence
    Our VP of Marketing Lisa Fettner recently spoke at the annual CRS Sell-a-bration and offered tips for managing your online presence. Lisa stressed how important it is for agents to keep their

News – February 22, 2016

News – February 20, 2016

  • Lifting the Lives of Young People
    REALTORS® have always been huge supporters of their communities. Now, in an effort to help build even stronger community connections, the National Association of REALTORS® is joining forces with Boys & Girls Clubs of

News – February 19, 2016

News – February 18, 2016

  • January Housing Starts Fall 3.8 Percent
    U.S. housing starts dropped 3.8 percent in January, with the sharpest declines surfacing in the Midwest, according to the Census Bureau. Experts speculate frosty winter weather may be the culprit for the decline. As

News – February 17, 2016

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  • Sharing Our Bounty through ‘Move For Hunger’
    Our relocation industry has always employed more than its share of socially conscious people. The essence of our work is using our special knowledge in skilled and empathetic ways to help employees and

News – February 12, 2016

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News – February 10, 2016

  • 7 Steps to Better Lead Generation
    Considering all the things real estate professionals must do—and do well—effective lead generation strategies are among the most essential. That’s why REBAC recently launched a new one-day course, Generating Buyer and Seller Leads: Capture,

News – February 9, 2016

  • Technology Helps, but Master the Basics First
    Don’t believe the hype—technology is not the magic bullet that will transform a struggling real estate business into a thriving success. It doesn’t matter how much you spend on a fancy gotta-have-it gadget

News – February 8, 2016

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  • Three Tips to Negotiate Like a Winner
    A recent study by the National Association of REALTORS® revealed that 89 percent of buyers and sellers consider negotiation skills to be the most important skill when selecting an agent. In an industry

News – February 4, 2016

News – February 3, 2016

  • January Housing Data Offers Strong 2016 Outlook
    Economic uncertainty driven by a tumultuous start of the year for financial markets does not seem to be dampening the pent-up demand that drove growth and sales in 2015. Instead, year-over-year trends point

News – February 2, 2016

  • Cybercrime Hitting Real Estate
    Online criminals are targeting the real estate industry and stealing large sums of money from unwary homebuyers. This fraud can destroy real estate transactions, so the National Association of REALTORS® is urging real estate professionals across

News – February 1, 2016