Pending Home Sales Kick Off 2021 With a 2.8% Dip in January
Inventory constraints appear to have played a part in pending home sales dwindling in January, according to the latest report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings, showed a decline of 2.8% last month, coming in at 122.8—an all-time […]
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Thoughts on Leadership: Short-Term Memory
I was thinking about what I wanted to write for today’s [at press time] post, and a topic came to mind we’ve never really discussed before: memory. I was diagnosed with dyslexia before doctors and researchers even knew what it was, but even with dyslexia, people always remark how sharp my memory is—and in fact, […]
RISMedia’s Newsmakers: Celebrating the Industry’s Luminaries and Trailblazers
We recently announced the RISMedia 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers, individuals who made news in 2020 for their positive contributions to the industry. Help us recognize the leaders who helped their fellow industry professionals navigate a whole new world of challenges in the world of real estate, focusing on training and technology to quickly adapt. Our Luminaries—the […]
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5 Types of Email Workflows Every Luxury Real Estate Agent Needs in Their CRM
Phrases like “email workflows” and “automation” get thrown around a lot in real estate these days, but what do they really mean? Whether you’re a new or experienced luxury real estate professional, you know time is your most valuable asset. The more time you can spend in the field networking, closing deals and getting the […]
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RPR® Launches a ‘Refreshed’ Version of its Website
Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real Estate Advisor. RPR® (Realtors Property Resource®) has launched a completely redesigned and refreshed version of […]
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The Power of a Positive Attitude
Vince Leisey President Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate Omaha, Neb. www.bhhsamb.com Region served: Metropolitan Omaha Area Years in real estate: 34 Number of offices: 6 (5 in Nebraska, 1 in Council Bluffs, Iowa) Number of agents: 993 No. 1 tip for attracting top agents: Focus on coaching and culture. The overall culture of having […]
Working Remotely? Some Cities, States Will Pay You to Move In
(TNS)—As the coronavirus pandemic spurs a migration of skilled workers out of pricey metro areas, a growing number of cities and states are recruiting new homeowners and even renters the old-fashioned way—by bribing them. Baltimore, Topeka and Tulsa are among the places paying bounties of up to $15,000 to lure remote workers to town. The […]
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Prepare Agents for Success With Best-in-Class Training
NAR PULSE—Don’t let the newest members of your team go it alone. Give them access to best practices and proven success strategies by becoming a mentor for Buffini & Company’s 100 Days to Greatness® program. Brokers save $100 on certification through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. Ends March 31. NAR’s 2021 Code of Ethics Materials Now […]
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Case-Shiller: Home Price Increases Continued Through End of 2020
In December, home prices saw an increase of 10.4%, up from 9.5% in November, according to the most recent S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices. Year-over-year, the 10-City Composite increased 9.8%, while the 20-City Composite increased 10.1%. The following cities experienced the highest YoY gains: Phoenix (+14.4%), Seattle (+13.6%) and San Diego (+13.0%). Regionally, prices were strongest in […]
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Right Tools, Right Now Has Evolved!
You counted on the National Association of REALTORS® for extra support through Right Tools, Right Now when the pandemic hit and took advantage of dozens of free and discounted products, resources and services over the past year. Moving forward, your brokerage and your agents can continue to look to us for support as Right Tools, […]