Consumer Tips

    Help Agents Get Ahead of the Curve

    NAR PULSE—The Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness offers strategies, tips and tools to help your agents create a realistic budget, including a reserve fund for unexpected expenses. We want them to be ready for the next curve ball life throws at them! 2021 NAR Leadership Academy Remind your agents that the application deadline for the […]

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    Homeownership Trends: Report Shows Some Don’t Know Their Interest Rate

    Interest rates are often a big motivational factor when it comes to home-buying. High interest rates? Buyers may not bite. Low, however, and the market tends to get busy. So what does it say that many homeowners don’t know what rate they’re currently paying on their mortgage? They may not be motivated to sell their […]

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    Existing-Home Sales Skid 1.3 Percent

    Continuing a recent wavering trend, existing-home sales skidded at the start of the year, according to the January National Association of REALTORS® report. Last month, the adjusted annualized rate of sales totaled 5.46 million, down 1.3 percent month-over-month, but up 9.6 percent year-over-year. “Existing-home sales are off to a strong start at 5.46 million,” according […]

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    Applauding the Best and Brightest: 2020 Newsmakers to Be Celebrated This Spring

    RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner (Credit: PlanOmatic) This spring, RISMedia’s 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers are being celebrated at the Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner, an exclusive gathering honoring the more than 300 individuals who made news for their contributions to the industry in the past year. During the event, the 2020 […]

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    Realty ONE Group Wows International Attendees at Annual ONE Summit in Las Vegas

    The UNBrokerage Unveils New Luxury Brand, Previews Launch of New Website and Walks the Vegas Strip to Benefit the Beverly Carter Foundation Realty ONE Group, one of the country’s fastest-growing franchisors, hosted its annual ONE Summit recently at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., and kicked off the event with the ONE Walk down […]

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    Thad Wong: Mastering Marketing, Technology and Culture

    Vitals: @properties Years in Business: 20 Size: 33 offices, 2,800 agents Regions Served: Chicagoland, second-home communities in Southwest Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin, and the Atlanta Metro area 2019 Sales Volume: $10 billion 2019 Transactions: 21,000 www.atproperties.com As co-founder of @properties, one of the United States’ 11 largest brokerage firms by sales volume, Thad Wong has […]

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    Greater Productivity for All

    Tim and Roxie Gross Broker/Owners RE/MAX Signature Houston, Texas Region Served: Houston/Magnolia, Texas Years in Real Estate: 7 Number of Offices: 4 Number of Agents: 170 What were the most challenging issues you had to overcome as the brokerage expanded in recent years? We’ve always tried to prepare for the next chapter by reinvesting and […]

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    3 Things Luxury Real Estate Agents Can Outsource to Grow Their Business

    Time is a luxury real estate agent’s most precious commodity. The more time an agent has, the more time they can spend on networking and nurturing client relationships, which is directly connected to real estate success. But too often, agents find themselves caught up in the details, like paperwork, the technical ins and outs of […]

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    Keep C2EX Momentum Going

    NAR PULSE—Remind your agents to stay engaged with Commitment to Excellence on their path to this valuable endorsement. Encourage them to log in to C2EX.realtor and complete all the steps, including the 10 Assessments and their assigned Learning Topics and required Tasks. Hack, Breach, Phish… …three words that can spell disaster for your business. Safeguard […]

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    NAR Releases Marijuana Report: Impact on Residential Real Estate

    More states are implementing regulations related to the use and sale of marijuana, whether for medical or recreational purposes. These changes are having significant impacts on other industries, including real estate. A new report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Marijuana and Real Estate: A Budding Issue, looked at how the marijuana industry is […]

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