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10 Housing Markets to Watch in the New Year

December 11th, 2017
Dwindling inventory, high demand and even higher prices. Will the housing market shift next year? According to a 2018 Housing Forecast by Trulia, the answer is contingent on many wait-and-sees. Definitive, however, is at least one indicator: the homeownership rate....

Using Tech, ‘Coolture’ and Education to Achieve Success

December 20th, 2017
In the following interview, Mike Cole, owner of Realty ONE Group Dockside in Myrtle Beach, S.C., discusses the advantages of the brand, negotiating, social media, technology and more. Region Served: Myrtle Beach, Horry and Georgetown Counties Years in Real Estate:...

Borrowers Beware: These Mortgage Rules Could Soon Get a Facelift

January 4th, 2018
(TNS)—Getting a mortgage today is much different than it was before the financial crisis. Loans have to meet certain standards and there are many rules lenders and servicers have to follow. But after a shakeup in leadership at the Consumer...

The Genesis of BackAgent

January 10th, 2018
In 2017, BackAgent provided more than 180,000 agents and brokers a cloud-based technology platform complete with a comprehensive intranet and one of the most robust transaction-management systems in the industry. But when the Houston, Texas-based company first had the idea...

Builder Confidence Going Strong

January 18th, 2018
Home builder confidence in the new, single-family construction market is going strong, despite dialing back in the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The Index reading for January was 72, just two points under...

Brokers: Prove Your Value – Take RISMedia’s 30th Annual Power Broker Survey

January 25th, 2018
In a time of heightened competition from new business models and outside disruptors, brokers have an opportunity to solidify their standing in the marketplace by participating in RISMedia’s 30th Annual Power Broker Survey, the real estate industry’s longest-running, most widely-read...

Power Agents and Teams Growing Business with Online Leads

February 1st, 2018
In the following interview, Kathie Lea, REALTOR® with RE/MAX Realtec Group, Inc. in Palm Harbor, Fla., discusses lead sources, managing a team, profit strategies and more. Region Served: Tampa Bay, Fla. Years in Real Estate: 18 Number of Team Members:...

Buyers Entering the Market Solo Struggle

February 12th, 2018
Accumulating a down payment is a struggle—and even more so for singles, according to a new report. Singles are facing more than 10 years of saving, assuming they make a 20 percent down payment on a median-priced property, an analysis...

Cultivating Success With Education and Community Outreach

February 22nd, 2018
In the following interview, Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Realty Company, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) in Tucson, Ariz., discusses the advantages of the brand, education, leadership, and more. Region Served: Southern Arizona and...

Armed and Future-Proof: Brokerage Delivers With New Tools and Vision

March 1st, 2018
Phillip Romero In the following interview, Phillip Romero, president, and Joshua Robertson-Tucker, executive vice president of Business Development and Relocation, at CENTURY 21 Award in San Diego, Calif., discuss disruption in real estate, their reintroduced value proposition, and more. Joshua...
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