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    NAR: Home Prices Increased Across Most Metro Areas in Second Quarter

    Home price growth was strong in the second quarter of 2020, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) latest quarterly report. Year-over-year, 96 percent of the measured markets experienced increases in median single-family home prices—the same number of metro areas that saw price gains in the first quarter. On a national level, the median […]

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    NAR Power Broker Roundtable: A Market in Flux

    Setting Strategies for a Strong Second Half This month’s National of Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses the state of the nation’s real estate market amid the pandemic. Moderator: John P. Horning, Executive Vice President, Shorewest REALTORS®, Milwaukee, Wis., Special Liaison for Large Firm and Industry Relations, NAR Panelists: Jim D’Amico, President/CEO, Century […]

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    Filter and Verify Leads With ReferralExchange

    NAR PULSE—Focus on the best opportunities. ReferralExchange (REX) uses proprietary scrubbing technology to verify leads, then connects agents with potential clients in real time. Through the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTOR Benefits® Program, members receive exclusive savings (over $900 in the first year) and ongoing benefits. Learn more. RCE Flashcards App – Now Available […]

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    Going Above and Beyond to Streamline the Home-Buying and Home-Selling Experience

    In Cinch Home Services, real estate professionals find a convenient and accessible partner Like so many in real estate, a deep love of community and a commitment to those who live in his area are what drew Tommy Camp to the industry. He got his start as a sales associate and was hooked when he […]

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    Be Selective When Choosing Your Moving Concierge Partner

    Some services limit support for core services While the fun of home-buying typically comes from discovering and falling in love with your new home, there may not be much fun at all in home-selling unless it is simply the first leg of home-buying. Transaction management solutions have evolved to make the closing process easier, but […]

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    How Deeper MLS Integration Continues to Fuel the Success of BPP With Homesnap

    The Broker Public Portal (BPP) with Homesnap, which is owned and operated by MLSs and real estate brokerages, continues to innovate by generating massive listing exposure and free leads for agents. Bright MLS, an avid supporter of the BPP with Homesnap, added a new integration with Homesnap. The new service allows agents to market their […]

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    Knowledge is Power: Enhance Your Leads With Big Data Analytics

    As a real estate agent, buyer and seller leads come from a variety of sources. Whether those sources are your website, social media, open houses or lead generation software, all of those leads should end up in your CRM so you can discern which lead will potentially close on a transaction. Equifax realized the challenge of […]

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    Shining a Spotlight on Cyber Security

    Why real estate professionals need to become aware and informed…fast Everyone has heard at least one story about cyber fraud—a wire transfer intercepted by a hacker; an agent who clicked on a malicious link; or a brokerage held hostage by ransomware. While such harrowing tales are alarming and increasing, the majority of real estate professionals […]

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    Leading by Example

    Norma Hinojosa Broker/Owner RE/MAX Elite Mission, Texas www.homesrgv.com Region served: Deep South and Coastal Bend areas of Texas Years in real estate: 16 total, 14 as a broker Number of offices: 4 Number of agents: 125 Best learning experience: “I became a broker in 2007 when real estate was at its peak. Because of my […]

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    Bo Menkiti: Empowering Agent Entrepreneurs

    Vitals: Keller Williams Capital Properties Years in business: 14 Size: 8 offices, 1,000-plus agents Regions served: All of Washington, D.C., Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia 2019 sales volume: $2.3 billion 2019 transactions: 4,757 www.kwcapitalproperties.com As Founder and CEO of The Menkiti Group and Keller Williams Capital Properties, Bo Menkiti has been responsible for a portfolio […]

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