A Commitment to Community and Professionalism: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties

Ramping Up for the Next Generation of Real Estate For the ownership team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties, it’s all about focused growth—and maintaining a company culture that thrives on performance and professionalism. The company, which reported volume last year of over $1.5 billion, has grown its agent population by nearly one-fourth in […]

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Differentiating With the Team Approach

HomeTeam Inspection Service raises the bar in a competitive industry For Paul Spires—founder of HomeTeam Inspection Service—the idea to introduce a team of inspectors onsite came from his desire to provide a more thorough home inspection and relieve a common problem he heard about within the real estate industry: the length of time it took […]

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Home-Buying Challenges: Report Finds Homeownership Delays

Homeownership is considered a challenging stepping stone on the path to the American Dream—a fact that is especially true for many millennial and minority consumers. The fifth annual America at Home survey by non-profit NeighborWorks America found that down payment confusion, credit score misinformation and student loan debt are the major obstacles standing in the […]

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Power Up Your Prospecting Strategy

Cole Information’s local focus and depth of data put real estate professionals where they want to be If there’s anything better than selling a home, it’s picking up a listing five doors away before the ink has dried on the contract—and agents have a better shot at doing just that, thanks to the marriage of […]

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Facebook Shops Around for Its Next Business Endeavor: Rental Listings

Once touted as the most popular and innovative internet community of its time, Facebook is now pushing to compete with trendy social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat. As part of its rebranding efforts to become an all-in-one service, Facebook recently added payment capabilities to its messaging service, along with various filters to its camera […]

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2017 REBAC Hall of Famers Share Their Secrets to Continued Success

Today, the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) boasts nearly 30,000 members and over 25,000 Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designees. As the industry continues to grow and flourish, REBAC singles out certain members performing exemplary acts who deserve special recognition. These outstanding ABR® designees are selected by an independent panel for inclusion in the REBAC […]

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Home Prices Rapidly Rise: Is History Repeating Itself?

‘Rapid Price Increases Will Not Last Forever’ The current growth in home prices is echoing the lead-up to the recession. Is history repeating itself? The answer is likely not, according to a recently released realtor.com® report. Building is lacking in many markets—one hallmark 10 years ago was over-construction—and credit standards are more stringent, says Danielle […]

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New Study: Where Self-Directed Real Estate Investors Are Buying Property

Perhaps the biggest advantage self-directed IRAs offer is the ability to invest in what you know. For many Entrust clients, that means real estate. More Entrust clients invest in real estate than in any other asset. Their reasons for investing in real estate include the desire to diversify their investment portfolios; benefit from long-term, tax-advantaged […]

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Straight Talk With 2018 NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable this month discuss broker challenges and opportunities with NAR 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall. Moderator: Robert Bailey, Broker/Owner, Bailey Properties, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations, NAR Panelist: Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2018 NAR President; CEO, RE/MAX Boone Realty Robert Bailey: A 20-year, sixth-generation REALTOR® from […]

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Appealing to Investors: ‘Emerging’ Markets Show Strength

Housing markets in the three largest metropolitan areas—Chicago, Los Angeles and New York—have always attracted capital, eagerly handed over by investors recognizing profit potential, safety and security. Now, according to new research, other major metro areas are diverting the flow, drawing increased investment in real estate. The common denominator? Economies flourishing with jobs and skilled […]

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