Real Estate Tips

    Do You Know Where to Find a Secret Stash of Leads?

    As a real estate agent, you know that prospecting for new leads is a critical daily activity. Have you ever wondered if there are leads out there that everyone else is missing? Instead of competing with lead gen platforms (like everyone else), there is a secret stockpile of valuable leads that may be waiting for…

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    Share the New Drive With NAR Podcast with Your Agents

    NAR PULSE—Have your agents recharge their batteries on the road with the new Drive With NAR podcast, with a fresh take on the tools they need to spark more business. Tell your agents to listen in today at magazine.realtor/drive or subscribe wherever they get their podcasts!  The 2022 REALTORS® Relief Foundation Regional Rally has begun…

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    Builder Confidence Plunges on Rising Interest Rates, Growing Affordability Woes

    In a sign that the housing market is now slowing, builder confidence took a steep drop in May, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released this week. Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell eight points to 69 in May, and this…

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    More Than Half of Mortgage Borrowers Didn’t Shop Around

    When it comes to getting a mortgage, comparing lenders and shopping around can get you the best rates, but a recent survey by LendingTree shows most people are not doing that. The company recently surveyed more than 1,000 homeowners to find out why some compare and save, while others believe they got the best rate without seeing competing…

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    Updater Secures $215 Million Investment from Vista Credit Partners

    Updater has announced a $215 million investment from Vista Credit Partners (VCP), a credit and financing partner focused on the enterprise software, data and technology markets. The investment will provide Updater with growth capital to fund extensive R&D, launch products into new markets, develop additional features for users and invest substantially in talent to support…

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    Real Estate in the Metaverse: Where Virtual Meets Reality

    The term “Metaverse” is buzzing across the internet and leading to more conversations around its function and social implications. For virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts, the Metaverse is an expanded cyber universe where one can strap on a headset and escape into an immersive gamescape. With virtual reality-related injuries on the rise, it is only plausible…

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    Annual Rent Growth Hits One-Year Record High in March

    U.S. single-family rent price growth continued at a record pace in March, up 13.6% from one year earlier, according to CoreLogic’s latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI), released this week. Slim inventory continues to squeeze renters, as do robust home price gains—both familiar culprits in declining affordability. As in months past, warmer areas of the country…

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    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 0.94% in April

    The total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 11 basis points from 1.05% of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior month to 0.94% as of April 30, 2022, according to Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) monthly Loan Monitoring Survey, released this week. According to MBA’s estimate, 470,000 homeowners are in forbearance plans. The share…

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    IDX Broker Expands Client Services to Incorporate IXACT CRM

    Elm Street Technology has announced a product integration between IXACT Contact Solutions and IDX Broker. This merging will create a single sign-on from within the IDX Broker Dashboard, allowing real estate consumer leads to be automatically passed between an IDX website and into a real estate CRM tool. “Our customers have been asking for an…

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    Giving Back a Priority for Thriving Fort Lauderdale Team

    By the time he graduated from the University of South Florida at Tampa, Josh Dotoli knew he was an entrepreneur at heart. Having worked with a mentor who managed and rehabbed properties, he believed real estate was his calling, and he quickly proved the point in his first successful year with a boutique firm in…

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