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Existing-Home Sales Decline for Sixth Straight Month in September

September existing-home sales declined last month, after a previous month of stagnation in August, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Friday. All four major regions saw no gain in sales activity last month. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, fell 3.4 percent from August to a […]

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Celebrating Power Brokers: Gala Gathering to Shine Spotlight on Success

To celebrate and honor the Power Brokers ranked in the 2018 Power Broker Report & Survey, RISMedia is hosting the 23rd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, a gala gathering of the Top 500, in conjunction with the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November. The event, by invitation only, will be held on November 2 […]

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Solid Source Real Estate Companies: Committed to Finding and Implementing What’s Next…First

Rebecca Meredith, President, Solid Source According to Rebecca Meredith, Solid Source was founded in 2003 as the answer to a perplexing concern. “Since the time required to review a contract is the same regardless of the sales price, why is the commission paid to the broker different?” asks Meredith, president of the Atlanta-based firm. “After […]

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Housing on Normalizing Track: Zillow

The housing market is showing signs of stabilizing, with a cool-off in home prices and rents in September, according to the latest monthly Real Estate Market Report from Zillow. From August to September, annual appreciation nationwide slowed from 7.8 percent to 7.6 percent, the report shows, and compared to September 2017, rents were 0.2 percent […]

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Daryl Owen: Focused on Value and Professionalism

Vitals: Nationwide Real Estate Executives Years in Business: 7 Size: 7 offices, 764 agents Regions Served: Orange and Los Angeles counties, Calif.; marginally service Riverside and San Bernardino counties 2017 Sales Volume: $641,374,623 2017 Transactions: 1,235 www.nreliving.com At just 21, Daryl Owen acquired his first rental property, fulfilling a dream he had as a youngster […]

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

In the following interview, Chuck Poteet, broker/owner of HomeSmart Fine Properties in Houston, Texas, discusses the advantages of the brand, the Houston market, and more. Region Served: Houston and surrounding areas Years in Real Estate: 34 Number of Offices: 2 Number of Agents: 50 Top Tip for Staying Organized: Make an action item list at […]

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Window to the Law: Avoiding Unlicensed Practice of Law

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 e-News. Watch the new Window to the Law video from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) […]

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Florence’s Wake: Housing Starts Underwhelm

The extent of Hurricane Florence’s impact is widening, with construction falling 13.7 percent month-over-month in the South. At a 5.3 percent decline from the last month, September starts underwhelmed, according to the Commerce Department. Combined, housing starts totaled 1.2 million, with 324,000 multifamily (five units or more) starts and 871,000 single-family starts. On an annual […]

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Is Your Group Missing Out on .realestate?

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Adopting Innovation From Within to Survive a Shifting Industry

United Real Estate takes the lead on proprietary technological innovation Becoming acquainted with innovation is no easy feat, especially within real estate, an industry that’s continuously being reshaped by technology and disruptive business models. So, how do brokerages keep afloat within the swirling seas of change? For United Real Estate, the answer is simple—innovate first, […]

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