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Why Bob Goldberg, NAR’s new CEO, has some convincing to do

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In the middle of the afternoon on Friday, June 23 -- a curious time to be releasing such major news -- NAR announced that it had chosen NAR Senior VP Bob Goldberg to be the next CEO, replacing the retiring Dale Stinton ...
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How long will we be in this financial market standstill?

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This last week extended the June freeze: The 10-year T-note this week traded between 2.19 percent and 2.14 percent; mortgages are not moving at all, hovering close to 4.00 percent; and the S&P 500 stayed between 2435 and ...
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NAR: Sellers aren’t selling, renter confidence continues to dip due to financial fears

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According to the National Association of Realtors Housing Opportunities and Market Experience Survey (NAR HOME), the solution to low inventory woes may not come from robust housing starts or flipping single-family rentals into owner-occupied homes again. It may come from the 71 percent of homeowner
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Daily market update: June 26, 2017

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Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...
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Pillow launches short-term rental management platform for landlords, tenants

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While reportedly half of short-term rentals are in apartment buildings, many, if not most of these units, run afoul of some rule or another. Armed with an additional $13.5 million in funding, Pillow, a short-term rental management service, has released a platform to help landlords and tenants walk t
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Should you start your own brokerage?

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Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates weighs the pros and cons of starting a brokerage and explains when you know it’s right for you. ...
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How to stage a home on a budget

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A few simple tweaks can increase your home’s selling price by hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars. Use these guidelines to stage your home effectively so that you get the best possible price on your house ...
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Fredrik Eklund of ‘Million Dollar Listing’ releases anti-bullying song

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On Million Dollar Listing New York, star Fredrik Eklund is loved for many things: his acute business skills, his sharp sense of humor, his collection of colorful socks and, last but not least, his ability to be transparent about his journey as a gay man ...
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What real estate agents should know about prospecting in a low-inventory world

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Prospecting for listings involves two major factors: Nurturing your sphere and tending to your farm. Some real estate agents might think that even considering a farm in a low-inventory market is counter-intuitive. "Agents are scattered all over the place because inventory's so low that you have to
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Agent Legend: How to close more deals without generating more leads

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If you're not regularly the first to follow up, then you're blowing deals and losing money. Every agent knows this, yet it's tough to stay consistent. Agent Legend is the secret weapon top teams and agents are using to get response rates of 40 - 80% ...
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