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Coming Soon on Hulu: Season 2 of First-Time Buyer by the National Association of REALTORS®

NAR PULSE—Watch what happens when first-time buyers, guided by the expertise of a REALTOR®, search for their dream home in First-Time Buyer, streaming Dec. 25 on Hulu. Catch up on season one today and share with your agents! Encourage Your Agents to Enroll in the L.E.A.D. Courses Developed by top REALTOR® leaders exclusively for aspiring to seasoned REALTOR® leaders, the Building Blocks, Road Map, Vision and DEI courses equip participants with the practical skills, concepts, knowledge and pract...
Tags: News, Marketing, Radio, National, Hulu, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate Education, REALTOR® Store, National Association of REALTORS®, Real Estate Courses, Realtor Benefits

6 Ways to Build Your Brand as a Real Estate Agent

You know that successful businesses, big and small, have distinct brands that are memorable and instantly recognizable—but did you ever stop to think about your brand? As a real estate agent, you are your brand; your brand is defined by your values and characteristics, by your unique personality. Here are some ways to build your brand as an agent. 1. Identify Your Audience Who are your ideal clients? What motivates them to close a deal? What’s the best way for you to connect with them? Answering...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Marketing, Business Planning, Radio, Chamber of Commerce, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Success Tips, Real Estate Marketing, Real Estate Agent, Network Network Network, Fathom

HomeSmart Hires New Broker of Record for Texas

HomeSmart recently announced that Kelly Snodgrass has joined the corporate leadership team as the broker of record for the state of Texas following a decade in the industry. Snodgrass will serve Texas agents and consumers, expanding the nation’s seventh-largest brokerage into Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Grapevine and the surrounding Metroplex areas. The Texas market, according to Snodgrass, is facing a significant inventory challenge, with about half as many active listings than normal for th...
Tags: Texas, Leadership, News, Radio, Expansion, National, Latest News, Industry News, Kelly, National Association of Realtors, Snodgrass, Real Estate News, Brokers, Real Estate Brokerage, HomeSmart, Kelly Snodgrass

Revolutionizing Home Renovation in an Ultra-Competitive California Market

California real estate firm reels in a ‘refined’ relationship with Curbio The stars must align with a highly viable market and a very willing firm that’s poised to co-brand services to lure a potential vendor into opening a brand-new office in one of California’s most competitive regions. That’s exactly how things developed recently between Curbio and Willis Allen Real Estate, as the La Jolla, California-based firm’s extensive search for a perfect home improvement partner concluded with a highl...
Tags: News, California, Home Improvement, Radio, San Diego, Home Renovation, Latest News, Industry News, La Jolla California, Granados, Brokers, California Market, John Voket, Curbio, Willis Allen Real Estate, Curb Appeal. Willis Allen Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Egypt Launches Franchise Program

Coldwell Banker Egypt marks the 20th anniversary of its founding, and as part of those festivities is launching a new franchise program in Egypt. Looking toward Egypt’s future, the Franchise Program is designed to empower youth and provide job opportunities, capitalizing on governorates that are witnessing an urban boom. The Coldwell Banker Egypt Franchise Program aspires to sign contracts with more than 100 franchises who comply with Coldwell Banker standards during the next three years. Member...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, Egypt, Expansion, Middle East, Cairo, Latest News, Industry News, Franchise, Real Estate News, Coldwell Banker, Brokers, Real Estate Brokerage, Ryan Gorman, Real Estate Brand

Leveraging Social Media to Improve Brand Trust

Every successful agent knows how important trust is in building and maintaining relationships that will sustain your career. Trust can be the difference between brand obscurity and standing out from your competition when it comes to your social media marketing effort, so it’s vital that you take time to inspire loyalty with your digital presence. From implementing personal storytelling to providing followers with unique experiences, here are a few strategies that will position you as a trustwort...
Tags: Productivity, Feature, Technology, News, Marketing, Business Planning, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Radio, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Success Tips, Real Estate Marketing, Real Estate Agent

Compass is sweeping down the plains with new Ranch Division

Over the past year, homebuyers and homesellers have been trading urban living for luxurious lifestyles near beaches, mountains and the open range. Now, Compass is aiming to help consumers who prefer a farm to a condo with its newly minted Ranch and Land Division that launched nationwide on Tuesday.
Tags: Radio, Compass, Market Share, Industry News, Brokerage, Market Expansion, Cathy Cole, Compass Ranch and Land Divison, Niche Services, Rachel Hocevar

Half of younger Americans would take pay cuts for cheaper locations

A new report from Coldwell Banker indicates the so-called Great Resignation is impacting consumers' attitudes about housing.
Tags: Florida, Texas, Oregon, Radio, Portland, Miami, Seattle, Industry News, Harris Poll, Coldwell Banker, News Brief, Great Resignation, The Great Resignation

Hometap raises $60M to bankroll growth of its home equity business

The growing business allows homeowners to access their home equity as their property values rise — without taking on more debt.
Tags: Technology, Funding, Investing, Radio, Venture Capital, Investor, Industry News, Select, News Brief, Home Equity, Home Equity Line Of Credit, Hometap, Jeffrey Glass

Economic Pessimism Reaches Decade High, Buyers Realize Lack of Leverage

Sellers and buyers are at odds in today’s market as homeowners retain the edge and buyers continue to battle it out for their purchases—a trend that may be waning, however, according to recent reports. The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) decreased 0.8 points to 74.7 in November, reporting the greatest economic pessimism in 10 years. Four of the index’s six components decreased month-over-month. In November, 74% of respondents said it was a good time to sell a home, compared to t...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Homeownership, Selling, Housing Market, Economy, Radio, National, Mortgage, Latest News, Industry News, Homebuying, Fannie Mae, Real Estate News, Fannie Mae Home, HPSI

Annual Home Price Growth Strong but Moderation Forecast for 2022

U.S. annual home price growth for October 2021 remained strong at 18% in October— the highest recorded in the 45-year history of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI). However, monthly price growth has slowed from its April peak, signaling a continued slowdown in the coming months. The findings: U.S. home prices increased 18% in October YoY. Month-over-month, they increased by 1.3%. Appreciation of detached properties (19.5%) was 6.6 percentage points higher than attached properties (12.9%). CoreL...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Real Estate, News, Housing Market, Radio, Idaho, Arizona, Teams, National, Agents, Affordability, Naples, Latest News, Industry News, Real Estate News

Salt Lake City Projected to be 2022 Top Housing Market

The nation’s top housing markets are driven by strong local economies, tech sector job growth and affordability, according to realtor.com®’s latest forecast. The Top Housing Markets of 2022 were primarily located in the Mountain West, Midwest and New England. They will likely experience the strongest combined growth in home sales and listing prices among the 100 largest U.S. metros, said the company. Across these 10 markets, home sales are expected to grow by 11.6% year-over-year in 2022—almost ...
Tags: Jobs, News, Housing Market, Economy, Radio, Luxury, Teams, National, Salt Lake City, Columbus, Agents, Worcester, Affordability, New England, Latest News, Industry News

CLPHA Responds to Biden-Harris Administration’s Maternal Health Initiative

The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) applauds the Biden-Harris Administration’s Maternal Health Call to Action announced today , and CLPHA was honored to be the only housing organization to sign the letter of commitment to the action. This recognition speaks to CLPHA’s leadership in health equity and long-standing dedication to improving maternal health among residents of CLPHA’s member public housing authorities (PHAs). CLPHA launched its commitment to maternal health and man...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Housing, White House, America, Radio, National, Maternal health, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Black, Latest News, Industry News, Real Estate News, Boston Public Health Commission, Sunia Zaterman, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities

Battle for the Future

How Inside Real Estate Is Ensuring Brokerages Stay at the Center of the Lifetime Customer Relationship It’s a pivotal time in real estate. An overheated market, new disruptive business models constantly emerging, and technology changing the paradigm of how real estate brokers, agents and consumers do business are all factors impacting today’s industry. The race is on. And the winners will be those who can best reach, influence and serve consumers throughout their lifetime homeownership journey....
Tags: Feature, News, Marketing, Radio, Teams, National, Zillow, Latest News, Industry News, National Association of Realtors, Macey, Amazon Google, Skousen, IDX, Real Estate Magazine, Real Estate Marketing

Building a Winning Brand, But Where to Start?

We often hear that when it comes to building a successful business, branding is one of the most important aspects. And not only that, but if done right, powerful branding can also do parts of the selling for you. Undoubtedly, branding can create a lasting effect on our businesses across markets, but it is rare to see and know how it is broken down and where to start. You may find plenty of information on branding but say to yourself “that makes sense, but where do I start?” For most real estate ...
Tags: News, Marketing, Business Planning, Business Model, Radio, Ibm, Coaching, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Don, Marion, Real Estate Marketing, Brokers, Real Estate Brokerage, Real Estate Branding

Planning for a Successful 2022: Implementing Lessons Learned

As you prepare for the new year, you can gain a great advantage for yourself and your team by reflecting on the past year. When you think about what you’ve accomplished, and where you fell short on your goals, you’re bound to learn something new about yourself and how your team operates. However, simply reminiscing about the past year won’t help you make those valuable—and vital—changes to your business. When we use hindsight to our advantage, we can make important course corrections. So how do ...
Tags: Productivity, News, Business Planning, Radio, 2022, Teams, Agents, Coaching, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Success Tips, Workman Success Systems, Real Estate Training, Real Estate Coaching, Agent Teams

Real Estate Q&A: How Can I Restore my Credit After Ex-Spouse Skipped Mortgage Payments?

(TNS)—Q: After I was divorced, the court awarded our home to my ex-spouse and ordered him to refinance the mortgage to get me off of it. He has not refinanced the property several years later and pays the mortgage inconsistently, leaving my credit in shambles. What can I do to escape this nightmare? — Nona A: There is no worse position to be in than owing money on a property that you do not own or benefit from. Your best option will be to go back to the divorce court and ask the judge to enforc...
Tags: Florida, News, Bankruptcy, Radio, Mortgage, Lending, Financing, Legal News, Latest News, Industry News, Gary, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Nona, Consumer, Consumer Content, Gary Singer

The Principles of Team Success, Part 3: Prosperity

ICYMI: Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been outlining the key principles of successful teams. We started out with the importance of articulating a purpose—defining your “big whys” for being in real estate and starting a team. Then last week, we talked about what it means to be truly productive and how money making activities need to be central to your daily pursuits. What does it mean to be truly prosperous? There are probably as many ways to define prosperity as there are people who experie...
Tags: Feature, News, Business Planning, Radio, Teams, Agents, Coaching, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Success Tips, Merriam Webster, Lead Story, Workman Success Systems, Prosperity, Real Estate Training

Focus Your Team on the Right Calls: Servicing vs Prospecting

For the most part, real estate agents pride themselves on providing exceptional service to their buyers and sellers—so much service that they end up failing themselves by not keeping their pipeline full. They over-service their transactions in some cases and then once those deals close, they find themselves out of business and starting the prospecting game all over again. I have seen this over and over, hundreds of times. Agents spend all their time servicing the one or two deals they must close...
Tags: News, Time, Business Planning, Radio, Teams, Johnson, Agents, Coaching, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Success Tips, Sherri, Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Coaching, Agent Teams

REALTORS® Take the Lead Before the Need

There is no question that REALTORS® have a passion for giving back, and that generous spirit was never more evident than in the hours following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on our nation. Our world as we knew it was shaken to its core and REALTORS® jumped into action to create the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF), raising $8.4 million from REALTORS® and others, vowing that no American should be at risk of losing their home because of the loss of a breadwinner in a terrorist attack on American so...
Tags: Post, Real Estate, New York, News, California, Radio, Arkansas, Michigan, National, Louisiana, Agents, Natural Disasters, Michael Ford, Latest News, Industry News, NAR

Luxury Homeownership: Sustainability a Key Buying Factor, COVID Continues Impacting Trends

Demand for luxury home purchases has not dwindled even as the pandemic’s volatile nature continues to pose challenges in real estate. According to a 2022 State of Luxury Real Estate (SOLRE) report, authored by Luxury Portfolio International® (PLI), home prices in the segment are expected to continue increasing as supply struggles to meet high demand. While most luxury buyers (74%) are still reporting strong personal economic confidence, 75% say they are very concerned their discretionary spendin...
Tags: Europe, Feature, Real Estate, News, Marketing, Selling, Housing Market, Radio, Luxury, Middle East, Teams, National, North America, Agents, Latest News, Industry News

Keller Williams names new leaders, leans into ‘agent communities’

The appointees will be tasked with supporting segments like KW Commercial and KW Luxury.
Tags: Radio, Teams, Agent, Talent, Industry News, Keller Williams, Matt Green, KW Commercial, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Cynthia Lee, John LeTourneau, Alicia Shepherd, Sajag Patel

Registration Open for Brian Buffini’s Annual ‘Bold Predictions 2022 Real Estate Market Outlook’

Brian Buffini, founder and chairman of Buffini & Company, will continue to navigate what the future holds for real estate, and what agents need to do to succeed, in his annual “Bold Predictions” market outlook, on Mon., Dec. 13, 2021 at 1 p.m. (ET)/10 a.m. (PT). The online broadcast, “Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions: 2022 Real Estate Market Outlook,” will also include an interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research at the National Association of REALTOR...
Tags: News, Housing Market, Radio, National, Forecast, Agents, Coaching, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, Brokers, Brian Buffini, Buffini & Company, Buffini

Construction Making Headway but Builders Have to Play Catch-Up

The inventory shortage has been a prominent issue in housing for years, but how much work do builders have ahead of them in order to keep up with sky-high demand? A new Zillow report shows builders still have to fill a 1.35 million new-home construction shortfall caused by a decade of underbuilding. Key findings: Zillow estimates that, since 2008, there has been a shortfall of 1.35 million homes in just the 35 largest U.S. metros, with growth stunted due to slowing population growth. More homes...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Housing Market, Radio, Miami, National, Construction, Seattle, Zillow, Latest News, Industry News, Phoenix, Builders, Inventory, Real Estate News, Jeff Tucker

HUD to Distribute Additional American Rescue Plan Funds to Fight Housing Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that it is making an additional $5,757,663 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding available to help HUD Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) agencies combat housing discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations that qualify for the funding, which is being awarded through FHIP’s Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) component, will be able to use the money to conduct a range of fair housing enforcement...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, Hud, National, Latest News, Industry News, Real Estate News, Fair Housing, Housing Discrimination, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Coronavirus, FHIP, Demetria McCain

Fannie Mae Announces Leadership Changes

Fannie Mae recently announced the appointment of Chryssa C. Halley to executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). In this role, Halley reports to the Fannie Mae President and is responsible for Fannie Mae’s financial management and economic and strategic research functions. The company also announced that Jim L. Holmberg has been promoted to senior vice president and controller. In this role, Holmberg will be the company’s principal accounting officer. Both appointments were effe...
Tags: Leadership, News, Dave, Radio, National, Mortgage, Lending, Financing, Latest News, Industry News, Benson, Jim, Halley, Fannie Mae, Real Estate News, HOLMBERG

Job Growth Appears Slow But Construction Industry Continues to See Progress

While job growth didn’t meet expectations in November, the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since February 2020, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “The unemployment rate continued to plunge and is now at 4.2%, which is actually below March 2020 levels when the ugly COVID virus came to the country. This measurement should be taken with a grain of salt, however, since many Americans are not showing up in the statistics. Only those who are searching f...
Tags: Real Estate, Jobs, News, Labor, Mba, America, Radio, Jobs Report, National, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, Yun, Real Estate News, U S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Mortgage Bankers Association

Cover Story: Technology and People Team Up

Rocket Mortgage® Elevates the Real Estate Agent Experience and Helps Clients Achieve Homeownership More Easily The thrill that comes with buying a home is indisputable. But, so often, stress also comes with it. Even in the best of times, achieving the dream of homeownership is no simple matter, and in the current market, it’s even more complex and frustrating. Today’s homebuyers are confronted with an array of challenges, with shrinking inventory and rising prices topping the list, and the stra...
Tags: Feature, News, Homeownership, Radio, Rocket, National, Mortgage, Lending, Detroit, Financing, Latest News, Industry News, Sparks, Peter, Cover Story, Clark

5 Ways to Improve Your Real Estate Website Traffic

Is your real estate website doing all it can to increase the number of visitors you have? There is a lot more to it than setting up the site, adding your bio and throwing together some neighborhood pages. If you want your site to be a success with lots of visitors and tons of leads, you need to enhance your website regularly. Here are five things you can work on now to improve search engine optimization (SEO) and increase your real estate website’s traffic. 1. Make your website mobile friendly. ...
Tags: Google, Technology, News, Marketing, Business Planning, Radio, Agents, Coaching, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Success Tips, Springfield, National Association of Realtors, Colibri, Real Estate Marketing

Coldwell Banker Helman REALTORS® Aligns With Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group

Coldwell Banker Helman REALTORS® will be joining forces with the largest Coldwell Banker franchise affiliate in the United States, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group, the company recently announced. “This is a family-owned business working with another family-owned business,” said Coldwell Banker Helman REALTORS® President Troy Helman in a statement. “Our business is growing and changing, but our commitment to the Terre Haute community, our commitment to our clients, our brokers and staff will no...
Tags: Real Estate, Leadership, News, Radio, Expansion, Michigan, National, Latest News, Industry News, Larry, Troy, Bert, Real Estate News, Helman, Coldwell Banker, Bernice

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