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

  • 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

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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

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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

News – August 20, 2016

  • 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

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  • Homebuyer Confidence Rises in July
    Home purchase sentiment reached an all-time survey high in July, an indication that Americans are feeling more upbeat about the housing market, according to Fannie Mae. Overall sentiment rose 3.3 points to a reading of

News – August 12, 2016

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  • Paradise Comes with High Closing Costs
    Hawaii has the highest mortgage closing costs in the country and Pennsylvania has the lowest, according to a new report. Based on a $200,000 loan, Hawaii’s closing costs averaged out to $2,655 while

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  • Changes to ‘Know Before You Owe’ Rule on Their Way
    Since the October 2015 implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s ‘Know Before You Owe’ mortgage initiative, REALTORS® have raised red flags over challenges in gaining access to what’s known

News – August 1, 2016

  • How to Master Self-Promotion
    One of the key tenets of sales is “Always be closing.” Another could be “Always be promoting.” After all, if you’re not going to promote your business, who will? The more you promote your business, the

News – July 30, 2016

  • Hottest Summer for Housing in 10 Years
    Confirming a record-breaking summer, the residential real estate market has kept the temperature up with the hottest July in a decade, according to new data on inventory and demand on®.  Homes for

News – July 29, 2016

News – July 28, 2016

  • Pending Home Sales Creep Higher in June
    Pending home sales were mostly unmoved in June, but did creep slightly higher as supply and affordability constraints prevented a bigger boost in activity from mortgage rates that lingered near all-time lows through

News – July 27, 2016

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.

News – July 25, 2016

News – July 23, 2016

  • 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

News – July 22, 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

News – July 18, 2016

  • 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

News – July 15, 2016

  • 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

News – July 9, 2016

  • 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

News – July 6, 2016

  • 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

News – June 24, 2016

  • 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