NAR PULSE—Tell your agents to let their professionalism shine with a Commitment to Excellence Endorsement. Encourage them to log in to C2EX.realtor and help reach the year-end goal of 40,000 participants. If they already participate, they can bring others onboard with the Share button on the Dashboard. Ring in the New Year With New Wheels […]
Some Great Travel Spots for the Holiday Season
(TNS)—Tie a bow around your travel plans. Here are five family-friendly ways to share the gift of travel with those you love. 1. Snow Lovers: For those who relish the white stuff, the gift of travel to Colorado ski country will be a high-altitude hit. At multiple resorts throughout the state, kids under various ages […]
Homebuyer Optimism Sparked, but Affordability Questionable
In November, Americans’ confidence in home-buying ignited, boosted by low mortgage rates, according to Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index®, newly released. As a consumer measure, the Home Purchase Sentiment Index gauges optimism and perceptions, based on questions such as “Is it a good time to buy a home?” Last month, the Index rose to […]
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Mastering the Online Referral Game
ReferralExchange LIVE Helps Real Estate Professionals Maximize the Value of Real Estate Leads Since 2005, ReferralExchange—a nationwide referral and lead management service—has been creating real estate experiences between agents and clients that are second to none. Expanding the company’s referral offerings even further, ReferralExchange launched a new service this past summer that helps agents make […]
Coming in 2020: Home Prices Weaken, but Where?
After climbing extensively in recent years, appreciation is starting to steady, and expected to stabilize through the upcoming year, according to the annual forecast from realtor.com®, newly released. In the forecast, the national price rises 0.8 percent in 2020—essentially flat, with declines in more than 25 percent of the 100 largest markets. (More: 2020 Housing […]
Supreme Court Notches Landmark Victory for Property Rights
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a landmark property rights decision on June 21, 2019, ruling that the federal courts are open to decide landowners’ claims for a Fifth Amendment “taking” of property by local regulatory agencies. In Knick v. Township of Scott, the nation’s highest court reversed a 1985 precedent that […]
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When Tech Meets Real Estate, the Results Are Exponential
(Above) Demetrios Salpoglou, CEO, Boston Pads) Boston Pads Gets Ready to Take its Winning Formula Beyond Beantown Bridging the gap between technology and real estate is a long-standing challenge for both software developers and real estate professionals alike. But what if you were a tech expert who also ran numerous leading real estate brands in […]
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Capitalizing on a Strong Global Presence
In the following interview, Bruno Rabassa, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices LARVIA in Madrid, Spain, discusses affiliating with the brand, the local market, and more. Region Served: Spain Years in Real Estate: 7 Number of Offices: 3 Number of Agents: 15 Please describe some of the current trends you’re seeing in your market. In recent […]
The Silver Tsunami: Boomer Inventory Poised to Unleash
In the next 20 years, analysts are expecting a housing inventory wave—akin to the boom in the early 2000s—as the aging population releases supply. Brace for the Silver Tsunami. Over the 2017-2027 period, 920,000 baby boomer-held homes will unleash yearly, with 1.17 million materializing in the succeeding years, from 2027-2037, according to analysts at Zillow. […]
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Before You Drop the Price on a Slow-Moving Listing, Consider These Alternatives
Adapting to real estate trends in the luxury market takes some creativity, especially in a static market. Seeing the days on market creep up higher and higher on your listings can be stressful, and it can be tempting to drop the price on a luxury listing too soon to make the sale. But, even in […]
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