Converting and Closing Online Leads With a Proven System

In the following interview, Todd Hetherington, CEO of CENTURY 21 New Millennium in Alexandria, Va., discusses converting leads from online sources, recruitment and retention, and more. Number of Offices: 18 Number of Agents: 875 Your company, including your agents, have committed to software solutions for converting and closing more customers. What made this a top […]

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Millennial Buyers Face a Tough Housing Market

(TNS)—Yvonne Jimenez Smith and her husband, Brandon Smith, spoke in whispers recently as they visited a white stucco house they planned to buy on a leafy street in San Jose, Calif. After six months of aggressive hunting, they were on their way to a small suburban home of their own after spending most of their […]

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Rents Stir Up to Sustainable Trend

Appreciation heated up on rentals this spring, with the May median monthly rent totaling $1,440, an increase of 2.1 percent year-over-year, according to the May Zillow® Real Estate Market Report. Last May, the increase in median rent was 0.7 percent. “Over the past two years, rent growth slowed across the country as new apartments hit […]

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Case-Shiller: Home Prices Stack Up

April home prices stacked up, 6.4 percent year-over-year, according to the S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index’s 10-City Composite, which is an average of 10 metros (Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.), rose 6.2 percent year-over-year, a […]

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Deals on Deals From FCA!

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Harvard: Crawl in Incomes Led to Unaffordability

Over the course of the past 30 years, Americans’ earnings and the economy have been on parallel paths, but at mismatched strides. Now, homebuyers are paying for it. Affordability continues to be a headwind for housing, according to the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies, which recently released The State of the Nation’s Housing, […]

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Using Technology to Convert Internet-Savvy Leads

In the following interview, Henry Sakowski, broker/owner, CENTURY 21 Action! In Chicago, Ill., discusses the advantages of the brand, his career, the local market and technology. Region Served: Chicago, Hardwood Heights, Norridge Years in Real Estate: 30-plus Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 175 Favorite Part of Your Job: Collaborating with my agents and […]

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Industry Challengers: Here Come the Incumbents

Real estate is an industry that I love. My family, our agents, and the customers we serve motivate me every day. Like many of my peers, I have watched many disruptors come and go. They come into our industry with bags full of investment capital, only to learn that real estate is a tough business […]

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Realty ONE Group Launches Billboard Campaign in New York City’s Times Square

Realty ONE Group, one of the leading and fastest-growing independent firms in the North American residential real estate landscape, has launched its largest advertising campaign to date this week, with a media blast throughout New York City’s iconic Times Square district—the largest coordinated campaign in Times Square ever purchased by a real estate brand, according […]

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