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New Course: Understand Buyers of Every Generation

April 2, 2012: 

At any given time, today's real estate professionals may be working with four generations of real estate buyers: Millenials, Generation X, the Baby Boomers, and Matures. Understand each group's unique wants and needs by taking the new Generation Buy course from REALTOR® University's School of Professional Development and Continuing Education.

Bidding Wars Are Back, Agents Say

April 2, 2012: 

Some real estate markets are reporting that home buyers are having to pay more than asking price to get the home they desire, as the supply of for-sale homes has shrunk, Bloomberg News reports.

How Do Men, Women Make Home Buying Decisions?

April 2, 2012: 

While the price of a home and its square footage are important factors in judging a home, women and men also base their decision largely on how they “feel” and whether the home fits their lifestyle, according to a new survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

Webinar: Solve Your Biggest Short-Sale Problems

April 2, 2012: 

Two REALTORS® who are short sales experts tell how to overcome common hurdles in the short sale process, in this webinar from REALTOR® University's School of Professional Development and Continuing Education. 

Investment and Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2011

April 2, 2012: 

Sales of investment and vacation homes* jumped in 2011, with the combined market share rising to the highest level since 2005, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Congress Extends Flood Insurance for 60 days

April 1, 2012: 

On May 30, 2012, the House of Representatives passed a 60-day extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, which will enable the Senate to act on the 5-year reauthorization and reform bill this June.

Smartphone Adoption Surges

March 30, 2012: 

Real estate professionals are tackling more mobile outreach markets efforts to reach clients — making sure their Web site is easy to view and use from a phone, adopting QR codes in marketing, and even creating apps that potential clients can use to access real estate information while on-the-go.

Are You Ready to Be a Cemetery Neighbor?

March 29, 2012: 

Not only are today's home buyers more receptive to living adjacent to cemeteries, say real estate agents, some are even proactively seeking out these locations.

Charlotte Regional Realtors® Association

March 27, 2012: 

Realtors® Care Day is an all-day, home-repair project to help those who have critical home-maintenance needs. Each year around 30 homeowners are identified by partnering organizations to participate in the program. This annual event attracts more than 600 Realtor® volunteers and dozens of community partners.

Communication Success Stories

March 20, 2012: 

Associations are using newer technology and virtual communications applications to help their members keep up with consumers who are increasingly using social media sites and virtual technology for both business and pleasure. Here are some next generation communication success stories that depict innovative and effective member communication initiatives.

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