Before You Drop the Price on a Slow-Moving Listing, Consider These Alternatives
Adapting to real estate trends in the luxury market takes some creativity, especially in a static market. Seeing the days on market creep up higher and higher on your listings can be stressful, and it can be tempting to drop the price on a luxury listing too soon to make the sale. But, even in […]
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Going Above and Beyond to Meet Maturing Americans’ Real Estate Needs
The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® Council Honors Three Real Estate Professionals for Outstanding Service to Seniors Each year, the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) Council selects a small handful of outstanding senior-focused REALTORS® who have earned the SRES® designation, and highlights their achievements by recognizing them with the SRES® Outstanding Service Award. The SRES® designation, […]
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Leverage Your Member Benefits and Save
NAR PULSE—In one year alone, over 800,000 REALTORS® saved $63 million by taking advantage of at least one offering through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. Save this year on a wide range of member benefits from industry-leading companies including FCA US LLC (including Jeep®), FedEx, Adwerx, Liberty Mutual, DocuSign, Dell, and more. REALTORS® Share Real RPR® ‘Wow’ […]
MLS Success Story: How Homesnap Is Adding Value to the MLS and Making the Market Work
Can you imagine if every time you wanted to buy groceries, you had to go to a bunch of different stores? A hundred years ago, that’s what most people did. You went to the butcher for meat, the baker for bread, a dairy shop for milk and butter, and a greengrocer for vegetables. Piggly Wiggly, […]
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Women Homebuyers: Must-Haves in Community and Home
Recently, a Builder magazine and Meyers Research webcast, “What Women Want Next in Community & Home,” tackled the latest trends from a nationwide home shopper survey, focusing on what appeals to women homebuyers, who currently control more than 60 percent of all personal wealth in the U.S. Meyers Research Principal Mollie Carmichael broke down the […]
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Redesigning Real Estate
(Above) Ryan Schneider, President & CEO, Realogy (Photo by Joseph Jerman)) How Ryan Schneider Is Transforming America’s Largest Residential Real Estate Company Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the December issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Subscribe today. With change happening too fast to keep up with, trying to hold onto the real estate […]
NAR: Pending Sales Sink 1.7 Percent
In October, pending sales sank, undoing gains the month prior, according to the latest National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index, based on contract signings. “While contract signings have decreased, the overall economic landscape remains favorable,” explains Lawrence Yun, chief economist at NAR. “Mortgage rates continue to be low at below 4 percent—which […]
Matt van Winkle: Treating Agents Like Business Owners
Vitals: RE/MAX Northwest Years in Business: 8 Size: 10 offices, 350 agents Regions Served: Western and Central Washington 2018 Sales Volume: $2.5 billion 2018 Transactions: 5,000 www.northwestrealtors.com While studying real estate law in law school, Matt van Winkle realized he didn’t want to be a lawyer, yet he liked the analytical side of real estate […]
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A Family-Centric Model
In the following interview, Brett M. Lueken, managing broker/owner of CENTURY 21 The Lueken Group in Lafayette, Ind., discusses the environment within the firm, helping homebuyers, and more. Region Served: Greater Lafayette, Ind., and surrounding counties Years in Real Estate: 12 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 12 How do you stay flexible and […]
Have You Started Your 2020 Business Plan?
NAR PULSE— Join the FREE Financial Steps for Business Planning Webinar on Dec. 11 at 1pm CT offered by NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness. Learn financial strategies for setting up shop and creating a profitable business plan. Register now! Missed the November webinar? View the recording at NAR.realtor/CFFW/webinars. Stay Safe Year-Round with NAR’s REALTOR® […]