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One Size Does Not Fit All: Excelling in the Home Warranty Market

January 3rd, 2018
In the following interview, Tim Haynes, president of American Home Shield® (AHS®), talks about meeting the unique needs of today’s consumer, improving the customer experience, and how one size does not fit all when it comes to home warranties. Real...

Achieving Financial Wellness in 2018 and Beyond

January 20th, 2018
Financial security during your working years, and in retirement, is a top priority for every member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). However, since most members work as independent contractors, or brokerage owners/managers, they don’t have access to employer...

Aging Down: The Face of Luxury Shifts

February 6th, 2018
Buyers aged 25-49 are considerably shaping the upper-end market, according to recently released research by Luxury Portfolio International®. Seventy-eight percent of buyers in the 25-49 group—”The New Aristocracy”—are interested in 5,000-square-foot-plus homes, the research reveals. They also have a preference...

NAGLREP Continues to Fight for LGBT Housing Discrimination Protections

February 28th, 2018
It’s been a little more than 11 years since I signed the paperwork to start the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), and we have since enjoyed a steady climb of growth and awareness. Today, NAGLREP...

Jason Waugh: Delivering Exceptional Experiences

March 17th, 2018
Vitals: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals Years in Business: 76 Size: 32 offices, 950 agents Regions Served: Oregon and Washington 2017 Sales Volume: $3.9 billion 2017 Transactions: 10,567 www.bhhsnw.com This summer, Jason...

The Administration Proposes Targeted Relief for Rising Health Insurance Costs

April 8th, 2018
Health care reform continues to be a primary concern for the administration and Congress; however, comprehensive “repeal and replace” efforts have lagged in momentum lately, losing support in favor of more attainable legislative goals. The administration has since turned to...

Landing Better Leads With Realtor.com®

January 4th, 2018
In the following interview, Kevin Leatherman, broker/owner of Leatherman Homes in Nassau County, N.Y., talks about thriving as an independent firm, landing better online leads and the importance of delegation. Years in Real Estate: 25 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 20...

David Caveness: Creating Opportunities for Agents

January 20th, 2018
David Caveness, president and CEO of Carpenter REALTORS®, received RISMedia’s National Homeownership Award this past November during the 22nd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, held in conjunction with the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. An honor brought about thanks...

Buyers Caught in Deadlock: NAR

February 7th, 2018
Buying a home is a mark of the American Dream—but even though the desire exists, realizing it is a struggle, according to the Aspiring Home Buyers Profile recently released by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Homebuyers are hopeful, however....

Property Coin: Crypto Investors Looking to Fix and Flip

February 28th, 2018
Is blockchain the future of real estate transactions? So far, only a few contracts have closed through Bitcoin or other forms of cryptocurrency; however, with offerings being introduced, that could quickly change. Aperture Real Estate Ventures, a real estate technology...
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