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The surge in single-family home prices held firm in August, but experts indicate that signs of the feverish rate is slowing. The most recent S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices showed double-digit price gains in August, marking the fifth consecutive month of the activity. Home prices climbed by 19.8% in August, maintaining the same rate as the month […]

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If your team hasn’t started already, now is the time to plan for 2022. It’s easy to become overwhelmed at the thought of business planning and never get around to it. To simplify the process, you’re going to establish the “why,” “what” and “how” behind business planning. Identifying the main reason why you and your […]

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Lead generation in real estate is overcomplicated. Everyone wants to “get the lead,” and perhaps each agent feels that an online lead or a paid lead is a more qualified and ready buyer or seller. Let’s face it; most aren’t, and they come with a referral fee. The most successful real estate agents with over […]

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Cybercrime is increasing in frequency and severity across industries. In 2020, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received a record 791,790 cybercrime complaints with reported losses exceeding $4.1 billion. This represents a 69% increase in total complaints from 2019. As reliance on digital technology continues to increase, so too do cyberthreats. The real estate […]

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For 22 years, the Good Neighbor Awards has recognized REALTORS® who make an extraordinary impact on their communities through volunteer work. The five individuals named as this year’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Good Neighbor Award winners serve as an example of how REALTORS® make their communities a better place to live, work and raise […]

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Weichert, REALTORS® has announced a new benefits program that offers its sales associates nationwide access to comprehensive health and wellness plans, including medical, dental, vision, term life insurance and more. Available to associates from Weichert’s company-owned offices as well as Weichert Real Estate Affiliates’ franchised offices, the Weichert LiveWell program is designed to provide peace […]

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Oct. 22 a new initiative to combat what United States Attorney General Merrick Garland is calling “modern day redlining,” investigating discriminatory practices by mortgage lenders across the country that exclude people of color in violation of federal law. The new program—Combatting Redlining Initiative—will run through the DOJ’s Civil […]

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Which markets are having the biggest influence in the luxury space? A new report from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, “Real Estate’s New Power Players“—part of the brand’s annual “A Look at Wealth” series—highlights luxury real estate’s “movers and shakers” that have had the most significant impacts on this segment of the industry over the […]

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) joined four other federal financial regulatory agencies and state bank and credit union regulators in issuing a statement highlighting the risks posed by the discontinuation of LIBOR (originally an acronym for London Interbank Offered Rate). The CFPB is urging banks and nonbanks alike to continue their efforts to transition […]

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Curbio takes the work out of pre-sale renovations If Mike McCann—REALTOR®, associate broker and agency co-owner—has learned anything throughout his 34-plus years in the industry, it’s that time is money. McCann has his own team with 20 agents and seven assistants, but he also helps lead nearly 700 Keller Williams agents at urban offices in […]

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