Ninety percent of real estate firms expect to boost or maintain profitability in the next year, but not without struggles from advancements in technology, “competition from non-traditional participants,” and low inventory, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms. Sixty-two percent of residential firms and 60 percent of commercial […]

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The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). If you’re already involved in global real estate, here’s reason to celebrate: Foreign investment in residential U.S. real estate has skyrocketed up to $153 billion, according to the 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate. The new survey high indicates […]

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New-home sales sunk in July, with sales of new, single-family homes down 9.4 percent to 571,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $371,200, while the median was $313,700. New-home listing inventory was 276,000—5.8 months supply. Source: U.S. Census Bureau For […]

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Home-building is floundering against soaring demand, with inventory now at its lowest in two decades. Are any markets keeping up? New construction is taking off in at least three, where each are expected to gain more than 40,000 new homes this year, according to a recent study by Trulia. Activity is exploding in Dallas and […]

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From door-knocking to Facebook, engaging with homebuyers and sellers today requires a range of communication touch points. Some of the most powerful and successful real estate leaders will present their strategies at RISMedia’s 2017 Real Estate CEO Exchange, “Growing Your Business in Unpredictable Times,” taking place Sept. 12-13 in New York City, in a special […]

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In the following interview, Carole Lynch, managing broker of Realty ONE Group in Laguna Niguel, Calif., discusses the advantages of Realty ONE Group, technology, training and more. Region Served: Southern California Years in Real Estate: 18 Number of Offices: 80+ Number of Agents: 9,000+ Best Tip for Dealing With Difficult Clients: Mirror them while remaining […]

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RE/MAX, LLC and Adwerx, a provider of localized digital advertising for real estate agents and brokers, have launched a program to run digital ads for new RE/MAX listings from participating regions in the U.S. and Canada.  The announcement was made at the RE/MAX Broker Owner Conference on August 21 in San Francisco, Calif. “RE/MAX has […]

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Analysts anticipate the economy will weather turbulence expected in the second half of the year, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s recently released Economic and Housing Outlook for August 2017. The Outlook maintains the economy will grow 2.0 percent over the course of the year, even with possible setbacks on the […]

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RE/MAX announced a “refresh” of its brand identity on Monday, including an update to its iconic balloon logo and wordmark. The changes will appear in advertising and on office fronts and yard signs in the months ahead, as well as in TV ads and on this fall. “Our new look better represents the enthusiastic […]

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