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Thoughts on Leadership: The Caitlin Clark Effect

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 12:22

As I sat in my family room Monday night, eagerly watching the NCAA Tournament second-round game between No. 1 seed Iowa and No. 8 seed West Virginia, I couldn’t help but feel a surge of emotion. There was a lot on the line as Caitlin Clark took the floor at Carver-Hawkeye Arena one final time.…

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Home-Buyer Preferences Shift as Affordability Challenges Remain

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 10:56

As the housing industry celebrates New Homes Month in April, data shows that builders continue to respond to buyer preferences by constructing smaller homes to place homeownership within reach of families planning to buy a home this year. In fact, a recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) analysis found that new homes built in…

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ERA Real Estate Expands to Western Colorado’s Grand Valley

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 09:42

ERA® Real Estate announced its latest affiliation with RONIN Real Estate Professionals, a trusted source in Western Colorado’s Grand Valley real estate market.  Founded only three years ago by Mark Wingerter, ERA stated that the company has already amassed several glowing reviews and become one of the most reputable real estate providers in Mesa County,…

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The Mindset of Focusing on the Broker’s Success

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 09:39

Jabin Norris  Founder/Owner PROACTIVE Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Holden Beach, North Carolina https://proactiverealestate.com  Region served: Brunswick County, North Carolina Years in real estate: 18 Number of offices: 1 Number of agents: 22 Favorite part of your job: The daily opportunity to help brokers grow their careers and…

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Pandemic Trends Fade as Gen Z Buyers, Millennials Dig In

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 09:23

Many of the major behavioral and demographic shifts precipitated by the pandemic are receding, according to the latest data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), as both homebuyers and sellers revert to familiar patterns regarding when they sell, how far they move, what motivates them to enter the market and the barriers they encounter.…

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2024 RE/MAX R4 Global Referral Exchange: ‘This is Where the World Connects’

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 09:07

The energy at the 2024 RE/MAX R4 convention hit a new level at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, when the annual Global Referral Exchange had officially kicked off. Agents or brokerages from nearly 60 countries participated in the exchange, the company stated, which many R4 regulars say is their favorite event of the convention. A few…

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New REW Buyer-Commission Website Feature Likely a Gamechanger

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 08:50

If there is one word that summarizes the hoped-for outcome of all the buyer commission lawsuits that have roiled the residential real estate industry over the recent past year, it has to be transparency.  After the now-famous Burnett court decision and subsequent multi-million-dollar settlements from major brokerages and the National Association of REALTORS®, how and…

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Mortgage Applications See Slight Decrease

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 08:43

Mortgage applications decreased slightly from one week earlier by 0.6%, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Mar. 29, 2024. This week’s numbers: The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 0.6% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. …

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Power Brokers: Harnessing the Value of Customer Centricity

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 12:18

Editor’s Note: The list is out! Click here to view this year’s Power Broker Report While business strategies change, adapt and evolve to keep up with the times, one thing that will never go out of style is the importance of putting the customer first.  No matter which side of the equation you find yourself…

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New RE/MAX President Addresses Company Convention

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 12:08

On Tuesday April 2, 2024, recently promoted RE/MAX President, Amy Lessinger, made her first appearance as president at the company’s Annual R4 Convention. At the convention’s opening general session, she addressed the crowd of attendees.  “We have to be loud about who we are,” Lessinger said. “You all have a huge competitive advantage with the…

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United Real Estate Unveils Flagship Office in Dallas, Texas

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 09:56

United Real Estate has announced the grand reopening of its Dallas headquarters. The new flagship office marks United’s continued national expansion in serving Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas. The comprehensive facility not only serves as the hub for the company’s Dallas brokerage operations, but also houses additional business units and executive offices. The company stated…

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Liniger Labels Current Industry Upheaval a ‘Cleansing Moment’ at RE/MAX Convention

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 09:46

RE/MAX Holdings Co-Founder Dave Liniger, left, on stage with CEO Erik Carlson at R4 2024 in Las Vegas. There can be nothing more reassuring for the employees of a company when their industry faces uncertain times than listening to the wise words of a leader and legend who has experienced peaks and valleys over and…

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Home Flipping Plummets Nationwide in 2023

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 09:10

In 2023, 308,922 single-family homes and condos were flipped in the United States, according to ATTOM’s year-end 2023 U.S. Home Flipping Report. This marks a 29.3% decline from 436,807 in 2022—the largest annual drop since 2008. In short, home flipping plummeted in 2023. Additionally, investment returns declined at their fastest pace in the last 15…

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The April Issue of Real Estate Magazine Is Now Live

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 08:34

The April issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine is now available, and not to be missed are several exclusive features, including an in-depth look at how LeadingRE is successfully working to take their business across the globe. Additionally featured is RISMedia’s 2024 Power Broker report, highlighting the Top 100 brokerages that fought through market challenges.…

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REsides Announces Appointment of Sharon Crawford as Director of Education and Training

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 13:38

REsides MLS has announced the appointment of Sharon Crawford as Director of Education and Training. In this role, Crawford will lead the design and development of interactive learning to ensure positive customer experiences, adoption and success outcomes with all REsides technologies, data solutions, and third-party applications. Crawford is a 10-year real estate industry executive with…

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How to Use Social Media to Help Sell a House

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 13:04

In today’s digital age, social media is not just a platform for social interaction but a pivotal tool in the real estate market. With billions of active users, platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok offer fantastic opportunities for real estate agents to showcase their listings, connect with potential buyers and build their brands. Agents…

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Why Email Marketing is Your Secret Weapon in the Real Estate Game

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 12:28

In the fast-paced world of real estate, standing out from the crowd is crucial. While social media and flashy ads have their place, one tried-and-true method often gets overlooked: email marketing. Don’t underestimate its power–here’s why email should be your secret weapon: Direct connection, high ROI: Unlike social media, where algorithms control reach, email lands…

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Fed Chair: ‘No Hurry to Cut’ Rates Until There’s Sustained Progress on Inflation

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 11:56

Getting inflation under control remains priority No. 1 at the Federal Reserve. New inflation data out Friday shows that U.S. prices moderated in February, led by a cooling in the cost of services (outside of housing and energy), according to a Commerce Department report. The report also revealed that consumer spending rose to its highest…

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Court Report: HomeServices Pushes for New Trial; CMLS Weighs in on Future of Buyer-Broker Compensation

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 11:35

Editor’s note: The COURT REPORT is RISMedia’s weekly look at current and upcoming lawsuits, investigations and other legal developments around real estate. Commission suits old and new remain in the news; however, not all lawsuits come from the consumer side of the real estate industry.  Here’s a roundup of what you may have missed this…

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LeadingRE Welcomes Notable to Solutions Group Program

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 11:32

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has announced that Notable has joined its Solutions Group program of preferred business resources for its global network of 550 market-leading real estate firms. Notable offers pay-at-close home improvement financing so sellers can prepare their homes to sell faster and for more. By offering Notable’s low-friction line of…

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