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  • Buyer Mastery Through Buyer Consultation

    Random conversations with buyers that have no direction or order can be helpful, although in most cases are not. Let’s be honest: Most agents currently working with buyers are not prepared with a specific buyer

News – June 23, 2017

  • Attract More Millennial Buyers in 3 Easy Steps

    It’s no secret that millennial buyers are steadily moving into the housing market. While this generation may have initially focused on renting, many millennials are beginning to see homeownership as a good

News – June 22, 2017

  • Existing-Home Sales Bloom After Rainy April

    Existing-home sales bloomed in May after a rainy April, with the median days on market at a new low and the median sales price at a new high, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)

News – June 21, 2017

  • Research: Rental Demand to Escalate by the Millions

    Inventory shortages are weighing down just about every housing market, with supply on all sides—renter- and owner-occupied—on a months-long downtrend. A new multifamily report now estimates that by 2030, some 4 million

News – June 20, 2017

  • 5 Cities Millennials Are Flocking To

    Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at The Most Expensive Home in Hawaii Is Now for Sale How to Showcase Your Property With

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  • Rate Rises Again in Second of 3 Expected Hikes

    The Federal Reserve voted on Wednesday to raise the key interest rate one-quarter percentage point, ticking off the second of three hikes slated for this year. Analysts largely predicted the outcome,

News – June 14, 2017

  • How Much Do You Know About Flag Day History?

    Never has a piece of decorated cloth inspired so much pride, patriotism, and even controversy, than our American Flag. Each year, the United States celebrates Flag Day on June 14. Here

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  • Millennials: The Grand Enigma

    Millennials are an enigma constantly challenging the behaviors of previous generations. Currently the largest population sector—overtaking baby boomers in 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates—millennials’ role in the workforce is imperative, and understanding what

News – June 10, 2017

  • You Better Know What’s Next

    If you’re interested in mastering the art of working with buyers, you need to always be able to answer the question, “What’s next?” Even though logic tells us a homebuyer will work diligently toward buying

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  • Creating the Ultimate Buyer Experience

    Whether you work with both buyers and sellers or focus strictly on buyers, you want to provide the ultimate experience for your clients. The reality is, consumers view their experiences working with real estate agents

News – June 7, 2017

  • Take Your Profits Through the Roof

    People get into real estate for many reasons, one of which being that there’s no ceiling to how much you can earn. What many people don’t realize, however, is that there’s also no floor.

News – June 6, 2017

  • Dos and Don’ts of Real Estate Landing Pages

    We all know that in order to succeed in business, you must market yourself. You post to Facebook consistently, write blogs, send emails and even cold-call. You’re a marketing machine, but you’re

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  • How to Make Difficult Clients Happy

    Human emotions play a significant role in the home-buying and -selling process. Sellers may feel excited to be moving into a new home; however, at the same time, they may feel remorse and sadness

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  • Home Prices Plow On at 5.8 Percent

    Home price growth plowed on early in the spring real estate season, up 5.8 percent year-over-year in March, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. The month marked a 33-month high for

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  • Avocado: A True Game-Changer for Real Estate

    Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at 7 Steps for Stress-Free Spring Cleaning How to Build a High-Performance Real Estate Team Cyndi

News – May 26, 2017

  • Get Smart About Prospecting for Big Profit

    Want to boost your bottom line and see the results in just 90 days? If you’re unhappy with the number of pending transactions or the lack of listings in your pipeline, you might

News – May 25, 2017

  • Existing-Home Sales Sink 2.3 Percent

    Existing-home sales sunk in April, dragged down by virtually absent supply, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Existing-home sales totaled 5.57 million, a 2.3 percent decrease from March, but a 1.6 percent increase from

News – May 24, 2017

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  • Common Overlooked Expenses of Selling a Home

    Home sellers spend an average $15,190 on common, yet often overlooked expenses associated with placing a home on the market, including closing costs and home improvements, according to a recent analysis by Zillow.

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  • NAHB: Affordability Grows as Incomes Inch Up

    The most affordable housing market in the country is the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio major metropolitan area, where more than 92 percent of all homes sold in the first quarter of 2017 were affordable to

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  • First-Time Homebuyers Shell Out More for Upgrades

    While first-time homebuyers are facing certain challenges entering the housing market, that doesn’t mean they aren’t spending on upgrades to the homes they end up owning. According to a recent report by Houzz,

News – May 12, 2017

  • Teamify: When and Why to Build a Real Estate Team

    Many successful REALTORS® struggle with whether or not they should create a team or consider a partnership. Team-building experts Jim Remley and James Colburn make answering those questions much less

News – May 11, 2017

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  • Homeownership: More Than Just the Facts

    Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at Explore America’s Neighborhoods: Clarksville, Austin, Texas Splash! 5 Wacky Aquatic Living Rooms Wow Buyers Near and

News – May 9, 2017

  • Home-Buying Confidence Springs Back

    Confidence in home-buying is springing back, with more buyers optimistic about their ability to move off the fence and into the market, according to the recently released Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for April.

News – May 8, 2017

  • The Best Is Yet to Come for Homebuyers

    It’s a seller’s market out there, and for homebuyers, the struggle this spring is real: few affordable options, and price growth that just won’t quit. Another issue’s working against them, too: timing.

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  • How Are Housing Markets Doing, Really?

    Housing has made headway in the decade since the onset of the recession, but, according to a new report by Trulia, there is still room for improvement in the recovery. Approximately 34 percent of

News – May 3, 2017

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  • Is There Hope for the Homeownership Rate?

    The homeownership rate clung to 63.6 percent in the first quarter of 2017, virtually unchanged from 63.7 percent the quarter prior and 63.5 percent the year prior, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s

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  • The Top 25 Most Creative Cities in America

    If you’re a creative person, looking for a city that ignites your creative flair, where should you live? Perhaps you dream of becoming a writer—which city will provide the muses and inspiration

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  • Homebuyers in the West Arrive Ahead of Schedule

    Homebuyers in the West are taking to the spring real estate season early this year, with home prices up 1.3 percent quarter-over-quarter in April—growth ahead of the typical May schedule, according to

News – April 24, 2017

  • Rent Growth Crawls, but Costs Still High

    Rent growth is crawling at its slowest pace in five years, with rents up nationwide just 0.7 percent year-over-year, according to the recently released March Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Notably, rent growth

News – April 22, 2017

  • Foreclosures Follow Downtrend in First Quarter

    Foreclosures in the first quarter of 2017 followed a downtrend, tumbling 11 percent since the last quarter of 2016 and 19 percent since the first quarter of 2016, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ recently

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  • REALTORS® Answer Call for Greener, Sustainable Homes

    More homebuyers and sellers are in the market for greener, sustainable homes—and REALTORS® are answering the call. Over half of REALTORS® recently surveyed in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTORS® and Sustainability

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  • Case-Shiller: Home Prices on a 31-Month Hot Streak

    Home prices are on a hot streak, reaching a 31-month high in January in the recently released S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. Prices fired up 5.9 percent year-over-year in the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller

News – March 31, 2017

  • Referrals: Let Your Clients Work for You

    In real estate, leads are the most important aspect of your business. Without new clients flowing in, revenue won’t flow out. While advertising and social networking are great ways to connect with new

News – March 30, 2017

  • Pending Home Sales Warm Up in February

    Pending home sales warmed in February to their highest level in almost a year, rallying 5.5 percent in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently released Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). The PHSI

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  • Report: Same Old Story for Inventory

    Housing inventory hit a new low in the first quarter of 2017, bottoming out from the early days of the recovery from the recession, according to Trulia’s recently released quarterly Inventory and Price Watch.

News – March 24, 2017

  • 5 Effective Facebook Tips to Close More Leads

    Leigh Brown is the first to admit that she sounds like a character on “The Beverly Hillbillies,” but she points out that her southern accent is part of what makes her authentic—the

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  • Luck Doesn’t Sell Listings, Copy Points Do

    Every buyer starts their real estate search with a list of features which can return hundreds or thousands of matching homes online. Make your listing a must-see by describing the benefits of your

News – March 16, 2017

  • Economic Gains Spark Confidence in Buying, Selling

    Economic gains have sparked confidence in home-buying and -selling, with 80 percent of those surveyed in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey believing now is a

News – March 15, 2017

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  • Rising Rents Offer More Home-Buying Opportunities

    Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ at Maintaining a Healthy Budget: How to Find a House That Meets Your Needs and Price Range 12

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  • The Ideal Time to List a Home for Sale

    Numerous factors impact the sale of a home—including timing. The ideal time to list a home for sale this year is between May 1-15, according to a recent analysis by Zillow.

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