Existing-Home Sales Flounder in August

Existing-home sales floundered in August, posting higher than one year prior but lower than in July, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Existing-home sales totaled 5.35 million, a 1.7 percent decrease from July but a 0.2 percent increase from one year prior. Inventory decreased 2.1 percent to 1.88 million, 6.5 percent below one year […]

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Innovation, Not Irrelevancy: 3 Strategies to Sustain

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Photo Recap: RISMedia’s 2017 Real Estate CEO Exchange Revealed: 100 Best Places to Live in America What You Need to Earn to Live in the Cheapest and Priciest Metros “How are we going to be able to […]

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College Debt Is Postponing Homeownership—but by How Long?

College debt is having a compounding effect on how millennials perceive and plan for homeownership. Eighty-three percent of millennials in a recently released report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) say they are delaying their home-buying plans by a median seven years as a result of their student loan debt. Twenty percent of the […]

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What You Need to Earn to Live in the Cheapest and Priciest Metros

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 4 Real Estate Deal-Breakers and How to Fix Them Efficiently Live in a Loud Area? Here’s How to Reduce Sound Inside Your Home Fall Maintenance for Your Rental Properties Ever wonder how much bacon you need to […]

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REALTORS® Support Tax Reform ‘Done Right’

Tax reform done right could yield savings and simplification that benefits average Americans, but history shows that misguided reforms can pose significant threats to the economy. That’s the message the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) brought to Congress recently as Iona Harrison, chair of NAR’s Federal Taxation Committee, testified before the Senate Finance Committee. At the […]

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Technology Adoption: Impact on Office Synergy

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable this month discusses agent adoption of technology. Moderator: Robert Bailey, Broker/Owner, Bailey Properties, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations, NAR Panelists: Mike Pappas, CEO, Keyes Co. Illustrated Properties, Miami, Fla. Dan Forsman, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, Atlanta, Ga. Tom Skiffington, Broker/Owner, […]

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Leading by Example

In the following interview, Terrence Murphy Sr., broker, CEO and founder of TM5 Properties, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), in Bryan Texas, discusses agent development, luxury and niche marketing and specializations, and more. Region Served: Bryan/College Station, Texas Years in Real Estate: 11 Number of Offices: 1 Number of […]

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Motivating Agents a Key Driver of Success

In the following interview, Shannon Daniele, broker/owner and franchise partner of HomeSmart Realty Group in Signal Hill, Calif., discusses the firm’s agent growth, training and more. Regions Served: Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif. Years in Real Estate: 18 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 90 Best Tip for Getting the Right Listing Price: […]

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Eb Moore: Dedicated to the Consumer Experience

With 14 locations throughout North and South Carolina, the Wilkinson ERA team managed more than 5,400 real estate transactions last year, generating $1.3 billion. Eb Moore, CEO of the firm, was a big reason why. Moore first started in the biz in the mid-’70s after he and his wife purchased a home and felt lost […]

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Creating Powerful Synergies for Clients

In the following interview, Zelda Heller, Jamie Coley and Leigh Reed of The Heller Coley Reed Team with Long & Foster Real Estate discuss marketing, management, and more. Years in Real Estate: 28 Region Served: Washington, D.C. area Average Market Time: We’re in a very fast market. If the property is priced and staged correctly, […]

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