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Nothnagle Realtors and RealtyUSA Transition to Howard Hanna Brand Following Mergers

Nothnagle Realtors and RealtyUSA have changed their names to Howard Hanna Real Estate Services following mergers with the company, Howard Hanna recently announced. Howard Hanna branding is now on the companies’ advertising, marketing materials and signage, as well as on the companies’ websites, which redirect to HowardHanna.com. The decision of the three family-owned and -operated […]

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Mortgage Rates Retreat After Two-Week Rise

Mortgage rates are retreating after two weeks of upward momentum, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The 30-year, fixed rate, on average, is 3.96 percent, down from 4.03 percent the week prior, and the 15-year, fixed rate, on average, is 3.23 percent, down from 3.29 percent the week prior. The […]

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Tapping Into the Luxury Market

In the following interview, Dianne Pereira, REALTOR® with Bailey Properties in Santa Cruz, Calif., discusses marketing, peer coaching and more. Region Served: Santa Cruz County, Calif. Years in Real Estate: 16 Number of Offices: 4 sales offices, 1 rental office Number of Agents: 125 Best Tip for Dealing With Difficult Clients: Listen. Clients need to […]

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Gen X Falls Behind in Equity Gain

Homeowners have made inroads in building equity back up since the crash, with mortgages more evenly leveraged as values recover. One group, however, is struggling more than others to claw its way back. Gen X homeowners—those aged 35 to 50—wound up seeing the worst effects of the downturn, and though they have begun to recoup […]

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Housing Starts Rev Up in June

Home-building activity revved up in June, with housing starts up 8.3 percent to a rate of 1,215,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family housing starts increased 6.3 percent to 849,000. Starts for units in buildings with five units or more came […]

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Lynn Reecer: Continued Growth

Dealing with the wide range of emotions people experience as they transition in and out of homes sometimes leaves Lynn Reecer feeling more like a social worker than a REALTOR®. But real estate is a business she loves, and one that she’s prospered in since making the decision to enter the industry. “I had a […]

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Foreign Home-Buying in U.S. Bounds to Over $150 Billion

Foreign home-buying in the U.S. leaped 49 percent to $153 billion in the last year, a record high in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate, recently released for 2017. The boost came as activity from Canada exploded to $19 billion, with buyers from China, India, Mexico […]

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Does staging add value to the homeselling process?
Between real estate agents, bloggers and HGTV, sellers are constantly hearing about the need to get creative to attract prospective buyers to their homes. Suggestions include filling the rooms with warm and inviting scents, providing the perfect lighting or playing up fun and interesting features ...
9 risks that could derail Redfin after it goes public
Over more than a decade, Redfin has fought tooth and nail for a small fraction of market share -- without turning a profit. Some analysts think the high-tech brokerage can quickly grow into a multibillion dollar company after its IPO, scheduled for July 28. But it's far from clear whether the company can develop into anything more than a niche player ...
Windly app helps buyer’s agents send and manage electronic offers
Windly is a tool for agents who work only with buyers. Agents use the app to stay abreast of market listings via list or map views, and to send and manage offers when a buyer is ready ...
3 things real estate agents will always do better than tech disruptors
Last month’s announcement of Zillow Instant Offers has led to a lot of chatter (and some noticeable silence in the public realm) as real estate agents worry about whether technology will take away their jobs ...
How to outsmart instant offers with your own killer IO program
It's been a whirlwind week here on the podcast as we've clearly "kicked the hornet's nest!" The emails and comments are rolling in, and though they've been overwhelmingly positive and thankful, they are also riddled with fear and misunderstanding about what is happening in the marketplace ...
Why you’re missing out if you aren’t producing video
Today’s world is digital. Consumers are inundated with digital devices, filled with social media, email campaigns and digital marketplaces. There is no breaking free from the World Wide Web -- it’s part of even our most simple daily routines ...
Put your lead generation on autopilot with Facebook Messenger ads
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to build a Facebook Messenger advertising campaign that will generate more homebuyer/sellers leads and deliver them right to your smartphone ...

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