Buyer & Seller Tips

    Capitalizing on a Strong Global Presence

    In the following interview, Bruno Rabassa, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices LARVIA in Madrid, Spain, discusses affiliating with the brand, the local market, and more. Region Served: Spain Years in Real Estate: 7 Number of Offices: 3 Number of Agents: 15 Please describe some of the current trends you’re seeing in your market. In recent […]

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    The Silver Tsunami: Boomer Inventory Poised to Unleash

    In the next 20 years, analysts are expecting a housing inventory wave—akin to the boom in the early 2000s—as the aging population releases supply. Brace for the Silver Tsunami. Over the 2017-2027 period, 920,000 baby boomer-held homes will unleash yearly, with 1.17 million materializing in the succeeding years, from 2027-2037, according to analysts at Zillow. […]

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    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’ […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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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