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Maybe you haven’t tangled with a troll, but this patent victory is for you

It’s common today for real estate brokerages to have systems in place for sending email alerts whenever there’s new or updated listings that customers might be interested in. it’s not new technology, and in fact the technology is arguably...

Sponsor Webinar: Marketing That Wins Listings, Differentiates Brand

John DeSouza, president of Cressy & Everett Real Estate, a brokerage with more than 190 sales associates in 10 offices in Indiana and Michigan, will talk about how his company combines traditional and digital marketing methods to win listings...

Is Property Ownership In Your Retirement Plan?

When you’re trying to pay your bills each month, it’s hard to think about retirement. But there are two things that can help you retire when the time comes. The first is owning your own home. It can be...
September 12, 2016

In Some Areas, Renters Earn More Than Enough to Buy

One of the big challenges of real estate markets today is moving renters that want to buy into the homeownership column. Renters wanting to buy is the first step, but they have to come up with a downpayment and...
August 19, 2016

Is That Nanny Cam in Your Seller’s House a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen?

Nanny cams are popular with parents today. The tiny, easy-to-hide devices help parents keep tabs on their kids while they’re away. State privacy laws differ, but for the most part, you’ll want to let buyers know upfront if there’s a...

Property Management: Disruption-Free Software Changes

Vince Coley of property management software company AppFolio talks about ways to replace your software without disrupting workflow in an upcoming webinar. Here’s how AppFolio sets up the webinar: “If your property management business has been through a software...

Slower Growth But Solid Financing Options

NAR Commercial Research Economic and Regulatory Update. June 2016 Sales of high-end properties in major markets are seeing a slowdown while smaller projects in secondary markets remain strong. NAR Analyst George Ratiu provides an economic update while Stephanie Spear...

One Out of 5 REALTORS® in Business Less Than a Year

Increasing the number of young people in real estate has been a longstanding goal of the industry, so it’s good news that the median age of REALTORS® dropped this year. It’s now at 53, down from 57 last year. What’s...

Why Can’t Borrowers Refinance Their Student Loan Debt?

Refinancing the mortgage on your house can sometimes make the difference between keeping your house and losing it to foreclosure. You might wonder why people who are paying back student loan debt can’t do the same. For the real...

REALTORS® in Washington: Condo Loans a Big Push

Improving the availability of condo financing will be a priority when thousands of REALTORS® are in Washington this week for the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Overly restrictive rules on condo board certification, owner-occupancy, and commercial space...
May 9, 2016