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

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News – January 28, 2016

  • New Home Sales Finish 2015 Strong
    Recently released data found that December new home sales were up nearly 11 percent over November, and 9.9 percent over December 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and

News – January 27, 2016

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News – January 25, 2016

  • December Rebound: Existing-Home Sales Snap Back
    Existing-home sales snapped back solidly in December as more buyers reached the market before the end of the year, and the delayed closings resulting from the rollout of the Know Before You Owe initiative

News – January 23, 2016

  • 5 Home Improvements that Pay Off—and 5 that Don’t
    Favorable economic conditions have long triggered investment in home improvements—more money, more upgrades—and progress on the housing front is set to spur the next wave of homeowner spending on both necessary

News – January 22, 2016

News – January 21, 2016

  • Home Starts Up 10.8 Percent in 2015
    Total housing starts were up in 2015, weighing in at 1.11 million—that’s 10.8 percent higher than 2014. This information is based on the Census Bureau’s recent December 2015 data release, which allows us

News – January 20, 2016

News – January 19, 2016

  • 7 Ways to Keep Clients for Life
    You’ve spent months and months helping your client look for their dream home. Finally, the papers are signed and the keys in their hand. Your job is complete—so what happens next? It’s easy

News – January 18, 2016

  • How to Achieve Any Goal
    Make 2016 the year you achieve all your goals! Goals are essential to leading a successful business and living the life of your dreams. However, if you’re like most people, you may start the year

News – January 16, 2016

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News – January 14, 2016

  • Foreclosures Hit 9-Year Low
    Foreclosure filings were reported on 1,083,572 U.S. properties in 2015, down 3 percent from 2014 and down 62 percent from the peak of 2,871,891 in 2010, according to the recently released RealtyTrac® Year-End 2015 U.S. Foreclosure

News – January 13, 2016

  • 2016 to Bring Modest Increase in Home Sales
    Following the housing market’s best year in nearly a decade, existing-home sales are forecasted to expand in 2016 at a more moderate pace as pent-up buyer demand combats affordability pressures and meager

News – January 12, 2016

  • What’s in Store for Housing in 2016?
    The overall tone for housing in 2016 is positive, according to a recently released Clear Capital Home Data Index™ (HDI™), with projected home price appreciation in the range of 1 percent to 3

News – January 11, 2016

News – January 9, 2016

  • Mortgage Rates Ring in New Year Below Four Percent
    Mortgage rates mixed with the 30-year fixed-rate fell back below four percent to start the year, according to Freddie Mac’s most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM)

News – January 8, 2016

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News – January 6, 2016

  • How to Ask for Referrals On and Offline
    If you’re like many real estate agents, you may feel shy about asking for referrals. After all, your clients are so happy with the great service you provide that they’ll automatically refer

News – January 5, 2016

  • Asian Americans: The Next Big Boom in Housing
    Since 2000, the Asian American community has been the fastest-growing minority demographic in the U.S., with a rapidly growing purchasing power. Twenty-eight percent of Asian American households include two or more adult

News – January 4, 2016

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News – December 31, 2015

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News – December 28, 2015

  • House Price Index Inches Up 0.5 Percent
    U.S. house prices rose in October, up 0.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) monthly House Price Index (HPI).  The previously

News – December 26, 2015

  • The Top 20 Must-Have Home Features of 2015
    Drawing on its wealth of listing data, realtor.com® recently rounded up the top 20 home features highlighted in listing descriptions this year—attributes that have become veritable selling points in the last five

News – December 25, 2015

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  • Start Strong in 2016 with Five Must-Do Tasks
    Planning ahead along with strong organizational skills play a big part in achieving your goals. As Mark Twain said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started

News – December 17, 2015

  • Housing Starts Jump to Highest Level Since 2008
    Housing starts in November rose 10.5 percent, with an annual rate of 1.173 million units (SAAR), according to the recently released Census Bureau report. Single-family starts were up 7.6 percent to 768,000,

News – December 16, 2015

News – December 15, 2015

  • You + Google = ?
    Over the past three months during our head-first dive into real estate’s digital advertising arena, we’ve covered a lot. As we look to wrap up this four-part series, a quick recap to bring everyone up

News – December 14, 2015

  • Social Media Tips: 2015 Year-End Review
    As 2016 is fast approaching, the year’s end is the perfect time to reassess your content strategy, learn from your successes (as well as setbacks), and plan for the New Year. How to start?

News – December 12, 2015

News – December 11, 2015

  • Small Investments for Big Returns in 2016
    It’s no secret that you have to spend money to make money, but in the most recent Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar, Jimmy Mackin shows how you can get a big ROI

News – December 10, 2015

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News – December 2, 2015

  • Home Prices Soar in Western Markets
    Among the nation’s top 300 markets, a total of 170 or 57 percent have now achieved full price recovery, according to Homes.com®’s September 2015 Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales

News – December 1, 2015

  • Modest Home Price Gains to Stoke the Winter Fire
    As the year draws to a close, housing continues to recalibrate and the Midwest maintains its impressive trend, according to Clear Capital’s December 2015 HDI Market Report. November’s data shows Detroit

News – November 30, 2015

  • New Home Sales Rise in October
    Sales of new single-family houses in October 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 495,000, according to estimates released jointly recently by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and

News – November 28, 2015

News – November 27, 2015

  • Big Boom: Home Prices Continue to Rise
    Home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, with yet another increase in September, according to recently released S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Covering all nine U.S. census divisions,

News – November 25, 2015

  • How My Diversity Made Me a Better Leader
    I am a first generation Mexican American. My parents came to the U.S. in the 50s and technology (or lack thereof) kept them from staying in close contact with their loved ones

News – November 24, 2015

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News – November 21, 2015

  • New Study Suggests Strong Outlook for Green Homes
    During the prolonged housing downturn, green homes provided support to the ailing residential market and now promise to be an important element of the recovering market as well, according to a new

News – November 20, 2015

News – November 19, 2015

  • The Secret to Social Media Success Starts with You
    “Be yourself.” Easier said than done, for many of us. With personal and professional lines so often blurred in real estate, most industry professionals would find themselves confounded by the notion

News – November 18, 2015

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News – November 11, 2015

  • How to Turn Cold Leads into Closed Sales
    No one knows exactly how much the real estate industry spends on lead generation as a whole. We do know that agents and brokers are spending over $100 million a year on

News – November 10, 2015

News – November 9, 2015

News – November 7, 2015

  • First-time Buyers Fall Again
    The share of first-time buyers declined for the third consecutive year and remained at its lowest point in nearly three decades as the overall strengthening pace of home sales over the past year was driven more

News – November 6, 2015

News – November 5, 2015

News – November 4, 2015

News – November 3, 2015

  • Super-Charged Strategies for Long-term Success
    Smooth, steady success—it’s what every real estate broker wants. But is it actually attainable? According to five leading brokerage executives, sustainable success is indeed achievable, and during RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange last month, they

News – November 2, 2015

  • The Rise of the Low Tier
    An increasingly common phenomenon across the county is the schism in price growth between high end and low end properties. While recent discussions suggest that the market is generally normalizing, new data from Clear

News – October 31, 2015

News – October 30, 2015

News – October 29, 2015

  • How to Build a Model for Sustainable Success
    On Nov. 13, six powerhouse brokerage executives will get down to business and share their philosophies and hands-on tactics for creating sustainable success—no matter what the market serves up. RISMedia’s 20th Annual

News – October 28, 2015

  • 7 Tips to Make More Sales with Social Media
    Does the time you spend working on social media show a huge return on your investment? Not many agents can measure their online effectiveness directly to sales, but the top-performing agents

News – October 27, 2015

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News – October 19, 2015

  • Economic Growth Expected to Weather Headwinds
    Economic growth for the third quarter of the year likely came in weaker than expected, largely because of a worsening net exports picture, but fourth-quarter growth is expected to withstand ongoing headwinds, according to

News – October 17, 2015

  • CFPB Provides Guidance on Marketing Service Agreements
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a bulletin providing guidance to the mortgage industry regarding marketing services agreements. The bulletin offers an overview of the federal prohibition on mortgage kickbacks and

News – October 16, 2015