Existing-Home Sales Increase 1.3% in August
Existing-home sales inched up in August, marking two consecutive months of growth, according to the National Association of RealtorsÒ. Three of the four major regions reported a rise in sales, while the West recorded a decline last month. Total existing-home sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 1.3% from July […]
Supporting Those Who Drive Your Business Vital to Success
In the following interview, Chris Kelly, CEO of Ebby Halliday Companies (ebby.com, daveperrymiller.com, williamstrew.com), a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), in Dallas, Texas, discusses leading the North Texas powerhouse, including its approach to recruitment and training. Region Served: North Texas Years in Real Estate: 12 Number of Offices: 33 Number […]
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5 Creative Ways to Market a Luxury Home
Having difficulty selling a luxury home? High-end real estate can be both financially rewarding and challenging to sell. Factors outside of your control, like the economy and market in which you’re selling, can affect your ability to get a home sold. That’s when creativity can be a major asset. Choosing an unconventional method to market […]
How Is Your Financial Wellness? Find Out and Earn With MVP
NAR PULSE—Log in to the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness and take the quick Financial Wellness Checkup by September 30 to receive a free digital copy of The Golden Handoff, PLUS a chance to win a $250 Visa Gift Card! Act now while supplies last! Using RPR to Close More Deals To be a successful […]
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Real Estate Consumerism Is Changing—The Industry Must Respond
Real estate has historically been regarded as a complex and challenging industry for many consumers. In the past, people had no way or ability to buy or sell their house without professional assistance. There wasn’t necessarily a desire for those things either, but times are changing. Modern consumers are more educated and proficient in new […]
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The Real Estate Office of the Future
(Above) Rudy L. Kusuma, President & CEO, Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Sets Out to Chart a New Course Rudy L. Kusuma learned early on that the standard approach to the real estate business was not the way to win. The traditional tactic of filling the funnel through cold calling […]
Bo Menkiti: Prepping Agents to Overcome Challenges
Vitals: Keller Williams Capital Properties Years in Business: 13 Size: 7 Mid-Atlantic regional offices, plus a business center in the heart of Washington, D.C., 996 agents Regions Served: District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia 2018 Sales Volume: $2,275,503,252 2018 Transactions: 4,756 www.kwcapitalproperties.com Bo Menkiti, CEO and founding partner of Keller Williams Capital Properties in Washington, […]
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Realogy and Cartus Lose ‘Significant’ USAA Business, Introduce Replacement Military Awards Program
USAA is discontinuing its Real Estate Rewards Network, a referral relationship with Realogy—managed by Cartus (a wholly-owned subsidiary)—that provided the real estate giant with military buyer and seller leads. Realogy announced the news in a recent regulatory filing, stating USAA ended the program due to “increasing complexities in financial services” that drove USAA to instead […]
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Changing the Way Money Moves in Real Estate—and Beyond
Earnnest Is on a Mission to Create a New Standard for Secure Money Movement On a mission to make electronic payment the norm in real estate within the next five years, Earnnest—a digital platform that allows buyers to securely and electronically deposit funds directly to an escrow holder—is changing the way money moves in real […]
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Homebuyers Torn: Should I Buy, or Hold Off?
Are homebuyers making moves, or sitting it out? Both narratives take, a new report shows. According to August data from realtor.com®, there are buyers locking in low mortgage rates today, and buyers delaying due to economic uncertainty. How do we know? The movement of prices and supply. According to realtor.com, in August, inventory slid 1.8 […]