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The Critical Question on Customer Surveys

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 00:00

Learn how to identify your most loyal clients based off of one question on customer satisfaction surveys. 

‘Zombie’ Homes Spook Fewer Neighborhoods

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 00:00

Vacant foreclosures – known as “zombies” – plunged 43 percent in the third quarter compared to a year ago. Still, a few...

REALTORS®’ Price Expectations By State

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 00:00

View where REALTORS® are most upbeat about home price growth over the next 12 months. 

LinkedIn to Make All Groups Private on Oct. 14

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 00:00

LinkedIn is tightening the reins on membership of its LinkedIn Groups, a popular feature for many industries, including real estate.

Livability Ranks 10 Top Cities for Singles

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 00:00

About three in 10 households in the U.S. now only have one person in them. Find out the top cities for singles. 

Easy Autumn Home Maintenance Tasks

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 00:00

Let your clients know that when it comes to fall home maintenance, they need to focus on these three areas.

Carter's Accused Killer to Plead Insanity

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 00:00

Arron Michael Lewis, the man charged with the murder of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, has already been deemed competent to stand...

Selling Yourself: Who You Are vs. What You Do

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 00:00

Your tagline should communicate what it is you want to be known for. But what's your more marketable quality: the person you are or the skills...

More Home Owners Turn Equity Into Cash

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 00:00

With home values on the rise, cash-out refinances surged 68 percent year-over-year in the second quarter.

Chinese Buyers Sink More Cash into U.S.

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 00:00

So far this year, 46 percent of Chinese buyers paid cash for U.S. property, up 229 percent from a decade ago.

Loans Soar Ahead of New Mortgage Rules

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 00:00

Borrowers rushed to secure financing last week, sending mortgage applications climbing 25.5 percent week-over-week before the "Know...

3 Home Inspection Deal-Breakers

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 00:00

These are some of the most common issues that cause buyers to back out of a sale contract.

The Next Three Months: Best Time to Buy

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 00:00

The best time to buy a home has arrived. Here’s why your potential buyers shouldn’t linger. 

5 Ways to Build Your E-mail List

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 00:00

E-mail is known as having one of the highest ROIs in online marketing. Learn how you can give your e-mail list a reboot to reach more prospects....

Black Friday Mentality Hits Home Buying

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 00:00

With housing supplies tight, home buyers are going to desperate measures to snag a house in Texas, even if it means camping out overnight in front...

Game Changer Coming to Your Devices?

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 00:00

Soon, you’ll be able to cut the cord for charging your smartphone, tablets, and other devices. 

Through 2017, Market Should Stay Strong

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 00:00

You can expect at least three more years of favorable real estate conditions, but projections are getting slightly less bullish than in previous...

Consumers See You as Top Resource

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 00:00

A new study finds that, though Americans don’t have all the information they need about home ownership, they are more likely to turn to real...

Resources to Navigate the New Mortgage Rules

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:00

New mortgage rules roll out on Oct. 3 and they’re expected to have sweeping changes on real estate closings. Here is a list of resources to...

For 10 Weeks, Mortgage Rates Stay Below 4%

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:00

Thirty-year fixed-rate mortgages continue to hold below 4 percent, often an attractive lure for home buyers and refinancers.