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Optimize Yourself and Your Client for This Crazy Market

I write this post on what is a “holiday” for many people: President’s Day.  A three-day weekend, the most joyous of “holidays.” Meanwhile, my wife – who is now a REALTOR® in Chicago – is running around prepping for...
February 18, 2014

A Quick and Easy Jump-Start to Your 2014

Let’s face it; the days between Christmas and New Years Day are a wasteland of rest, relaxation, and “Breaking Bad” binge watching. I know you deserve it. You got last minutes showings, closings, and paper shuffling buttoned up all...
December 23, 2013

VIDEO: Going the Distance for Habitat

Kicking off the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, members of NAR helped build 28 homes with Habitat For Humanity of Greater San Francisco on Wednesday, Nov. 6. “These homes are a huge asset development for families,” said Phillip Kilbridge,...
November 14, 2013

This is It: Open Enrollment Starts Today

Today is October 1, a big day in the world of health care reform. That’s because today’s the day the online state health insurance exchanges launch. What are the health exchanges? They’re online marketplaces—one for each state—where consumers can...
October 1, 2013

Gen Y’s ‘New Normal’

“New normal” is a phrase we’ve become familiar with in this post-bubble real estate industry. It describes the current  landscape of home prices that are lower than their peak but still healthy and steadily rising, stricter lending standards, and...
August 15, 2013

Obama: Housing Essential to Economic Stability

President Barack Obama reiterated his view that a recovering housing market is essential to an improving U.S. economy in an online forum Wednesday where consumers grilled the president on his housing plans. “Homeownership is a quintessential element of the...
August 7, 2013

Real Estate Connect, Day 1: Your Customers Feel Empowered, So Should You

Empowerment was the name of the game for Day 1 of Inman News’ Real Estate Connect in San Francisco. Consumer empowerment; technological empowerment and access; and the broker and agent DIY ethos were all on full display. Hear It...
July 11, 2013

7 Business Tips for Real Estate Pros

This morning, the REALTOR® Magazine team hosted Dallas-based broker-agent Rogers Healy, who was in town as guest editor of our March/April issue. Healy, a 2009 30 Under 30 honoree and regular online columnist for the magazine, offered up the...

C21 Wants a ‘Home Field Advantage’ on Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is less than a week away and fans are abuzz in anticipation for the “HarBowl” or the “SuperBaugh,” as the matchup between San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens pits sibling coaches against one another. But football...

The Future of 55+ Housing

The numbers are looking up for the 55-plus housing market. But there’s a question of how long these numbers will be available, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). At a briefing during the group’s annual conference,...
January 23, 2013