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Agent, Appraiser: How Much Can We Talk?

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:00

One big misunderstanding between real estate agents and appraisers centers on how, when, and what they can communicate about the valuation process...

Mitigation Can Soften Flood Insurance Hikes

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:00

Federal officials and private-sector experts say certain increases in insurance rates can be reduced by taking steps to lower flood risk.

New NAR Strategy to Target Member Needs

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:00

The association is looking for ways to use member data to create individualized marketing campaigns aimed directly at members' needs and...

3 Ways to Show Former Clients Your Appreciation

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:00

How are you going to differentiate yourself in 2014 to get more leads?

Commissioners Come Together in Support of FHA

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:00

Lawmakers in Congress who are raising alarms about the FHA needing a bailout and supporting legislation to change the way the agency does business...

Uneven Recovery Causes Commercial Frustrations

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 00:00

Commercial practitioners are right to be frustrated, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

Secrets to Rocking Online Reviews

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 00:00

Managing your social media streams effectively is essential to managing your professional reputation.

NAR: Price Gains, Not Sales, to Drive Housing Growth

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00

Continuing tight underwriting by lenders, low inventories, and rising interest rates are holding back growth in sales volume, says NAR's chief...

Train for Service and the Law Will Be on Your Side

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00

Brokers need to develop clear protocols for agents to reduce liability.

Transitional Land Deals Stage Comeback

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00

How to zero in on deals for parcels in transition from commercial to residential uses.

Consumers Respond Favorably to NAR Ads

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00

In a recent survey, 84 percent of consumers said NAR’s advertising makes them feel more positive about home ownership and more confident...

Where to Find the Best Leads in Real Estate

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00

A new survey reveals that traditional sources tend to provide more valuable leads than online sources. 

Online Bids to Boost Relief Foundation Coffers

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00

The REALTORS® Relief Foundation, which provides emergency assistance to victims of major wildfires, tornadoes, floods, and hurricanes, is...

Rates Move Higher for the First Time in Three Weeks

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage rates were on the rise this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaging 4.16 percent, Freddie Mac reports.

Gov't Shutdown Having Lingering Effects on Confidence

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00

The government shutdown shook up Americans' outlook toward the economy and the housing market.

Survey: Homebuyer Demand Bucking Seasonal Decline

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00

Late-season home buyers are being drawn into the market, as home tour and offer data appears “more robust than expected,” according to...

REALTORS(R) Go the Distance for Habitat

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 00:00

Kicking off the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, NAR members helped build 28 homes with Habitat For Humanity of Greater San Francisco...

The 5 Priciest, Cheapest Places for Home Buyers

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 00:00

Home shoppers should expect to pay more for housing in coastal markets, while those looking for bargains should head to the Midwest, says a new...

9 Buzzwords Helping to Sell Homes

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 00:00

"Marble," "big windows," and "wine cellars" are becoming popular words in listing ads for high-end homes.

More Sellers Having to Reduce List Prices

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 00:00

One in four home sellers reports they’ve had to lower their list price, according to a new report.

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