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    Women in Real Estate: Instilling Confidence in Yourself and Motivating Others

    Cathy Trevino, managing broker of Side, draws inspiration for her career from her personal experience as a first-time homebuyer when she was in her final year of college. The native Houstonian became intrigued with the real estate process right from the start, so much so that she sought the advice of her agent following her […]

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    Focusing on Growth: Technology and Newer Agents

    Jay Pitts Broker/Owner RE/MAX Premier Properties, Premier Property Management Services Louisville, Ky. Region Served: Greater Louisville Metro Area/Central Kentucky Years in Real Estate: 16 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 55 What’s your secret to staying relevant in today’s ever-changing real estate landscape? I stay connected with extremely successful real estate practitioners from all […]

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    Obsessed With Finding a Better Way: Quicken Loans Strives for Positive Client Experiences, Every Time

    Hired by Quicken Loans as a loan processor 17 years ago, Heather Lovier has enjoyed a variety of roles throughout her career. Today, she is the executive vice president of Client Experience Operations—a role that’s near and dear to her heart. In this exclusive interview, Lovier discusses how she is spearheading the movement to ensure […]

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    Round 2: Facebook Live Events for Running Your Business During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Last week, real estate agents took to the Secrets of Top Selling Agents Facebook Group to discuss with industry insiders how they are coping with the coronavirus and how it is affecting their business. Agents were able to come to the group to ask their questions and engage with one another and industry insiders on […]

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    Half of Millennials Delaying Home-Buying Due to Financial Concerns, Study Finds

    An Insider and Morning Consult survey reveals that millennials are more likely than previous generations to postpone major life events because they cannot afford them. Money concerns, whether they are student debt, living costs or still recovering from the Great Recession, are not only affecting their financial and physical fitness, but also their timeline of […]

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    A Special Message From NAR President Vince Malta

    Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s News. In response to the concerns about COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, the National Association of […]

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    Newsmaker Spotlight: Fiona Petrie Is Relentless About Achieving Goals

    Fiona Petrie is the executive vice president and managing director of U.S. Operations at RE/MAX INTEGRA. On top of managing all the operations in the Midwest and New England regions, Petrie recently led the charge for the U.S. expansion of RE/MAX Empowering Ambitious Ladies, or R.E.A.L., a program designed to empower women in the real […]

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    Alternative Health Coverage for You

    NAR PULSE—We understand that this is a difficult time and that options for healthcare and coverage may be top of mind. If you missed 2020 open enrollment and are uninsured, REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace is here to assist you with options available now, such as Flexible Term Health Insurance. Learn more. Does Uncle Sam Owe Your […]

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    Coronavirus and Other Threats This Tax Season

    (TNS)—Tax filers now want to keep COVID-19 in mind, as well as other potential threats. The Internal Revenue Service has its own special page dedicated to tax-related coronavirus updates. [The deadline for filing is now July 15, not April 15.] For those with health savings accounts, the IRS said high-deductible plans can pay for 2019 […]

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    COVID-19 Relief: Industry Collaborates on Advocacy Efforts, Regulatory Changes

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, states across the U.S. are implementing restrictions on which businesses can remain open and who must work remotely. Several industry groups, including the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), have taken steps to advocate for the housing industry and ensure that lawmakers are taking independent contractors and small business […]

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