Attracting Quality Agents and Business Through Giving Back
In the following interview, Abbie Holland, broker/owner of Realty ONE Group Experience in Conroe, Texas, discusses getting involved, recruitment and retention, and more. Region Served: Greater Houston area Years in Real Estate: 12 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 78 How do you stay in touch with your clients? We use two CRMs: LionDesk […]
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Increasing Inventory: A Byproduct of Demand, or More Sellers?
Inventory is opening up—but is it because homeowners are jumping to sell? The answer is unlikely, according to the latest market report by Zillow, which found that while there were improved inventory levels in March overall, there has been a downtrend in fresh listings on the market for four months in a row. Compared to […]
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Keller Williams Launching iBuyer Program
The iBuyer space is getting a little more competitive. Following in the steps of real estate disruptors like Zillow, Redfin, Opendoor and Offerpad, Keller Williams is now making its own entrance into the iBuyer space. “Keller Offers,” the iBuyer division of Keller Williams, is set to debut this May. Launching in the Dallas/Fort Worth market […]
The Housing Market Is Stronger Than We Thought
Late last year, analysts were betting on a break from the hot housing market, which had begun to breed concerns of instability. How long could prices really run up? The consensus was strong: Expect interest rates to rise to 5 percent—possibly 6 percent—appreciation to crawl, and inventory to stir. And that buyer’s market? Not in […]
Backtrack for Existing-Home Sales: Can Lower Mortgage Rates Revive Them?
Existing-home sales in March tumbled 4.9 percent, coming off a February surge, the National Association of REALTORS® reports. At 5.21 million, existing-home sales last month underwhelmed by 5.4 percent year-over-year. “It is not surprising to see a retreat after a powerful surge in sales in the prior month,” says Lawrence Yun, chief economist at NAR. […]
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10 Remarkable Features of the RPR® App That Will Increase Your Productivity
NAR PULSE—RPR® gives REALTORS® the data, tools and reports they need to stand out and be more successful. Discover and put to use these 10 hidden features and shortcuts—consider them the “secret menu” of navigating the RPR® app. Learn more. Diverse. Inclusive. Global. Member Value Plus (MVP) Program participants: Increase your cultural competence by purchasing […]
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When Marketing Property, There’s Gold in Green
Appetites are building for eco-friendly homes, according to a new report. Close to 60 percent of REALTORS® say that homebuyers have an interest in sustainability, and 69 percent believe that depicting energy-efficient features in their listings is “valuable,” according to the latest National Association of REALTORS® REALTORS® and Sustainability report. In the last year, 34 […]
CoreLogic Report: Is Underinsurance a Catalyst for Increased Mortgage Delinquencies?
The price of reconstruction in natural disaster-prone areas is increasing. According to CoreLogic’s new 2019 Insurance Coverage Adequacy Report, in the four most vulnerable regions of the U.S.—the Northeast Atlantic and the Gulf Coast; Houston; California; and Oklahoma—reconstruction costs are going up by between 5.6 percent and 7.6 percent. Why these areas specifically? According to […]
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Do You Know a Newsmaker? Help Us Share Their Story
Make Your Nominations for RISMedia’s 2020 Class of Real Estate Newsmakers Today! RISMedia is accepting nominations for the 2020 Class of Real Estate Newsmakers, those individuals making headlines for their newsworthy contributions to the housing industry, and for their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve. Nominate a Newsmaker Readers may nominate […]
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One World Trade Center Symbolizes Hope and the Future of Building Safety
Where the base of the Twin Towers once stood in New York City, there are now two memorial reflecting pools etched with the names of the nearly 3,000 who died on Sept. 11, 2001—an enduring reminder of those lost. As you look up from the pools, you see a literal manifestation of hope: the 1,776-foot-tall, […]
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