Safety Is No Accident
NAR PULSE—The best way for your agents to stay safe is to be ready for anything. Tell your agents about the SentriKey® Real Estate app with its unique Agent Safety Feature that provides an automatic way to alert select contacts in case of an unexpected or potentially dangerous situation. Members Can Now Enroll in NAR […]
Case-Shiller: July Saw 4.8 Percent Annual Home Price Increase
In July, home prices increased 4.8 percent YoY, up from 4.3 percent in the previous month, according to the most recent S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices. Year-over-year, the 10-City Composite increased 3.3 percent, up from 2.8 percent in the previous month. The 20-City Composite increased 3.9 percent YoY, up from the previous month’s 3.5 percent gain. The following […]
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The New Bridge Solution: How to Turn Homeowners Into Sellers
The biggest problem for home sales today remains a lack of inventory. So, how do we keep the bounce-back from COVID-19 going into Q4? We need more listings! To create more listings, we need to get homeowners off the sidelines. The problem is that homeowners are nervous to make a move for the same reason […]
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Worth it to Refinance? Current Low Rates Create Possible Savings Opportunity
The coronavirus pandemic has caused buyers to flood the markets. Mortgage interest rates are at historic lows, driving increased activity and a shortage of inventory nationwide. But what about mortgage refinancing to take advantage of low rates? According to a new report from Zillow, homeowners who haven’t refinanced “could be tossing thousands of dollars out […]
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Local Real Estate’s Move to Mobile
In the world of local real estate, mobile technology is playing a growing role in the way people search for listings and the way agents reach customers. As more activity happens online, it’s raising questions about how local real estate professionals can adapt to best serve their prospects and customers. Currently, social distancing is further […]
Remote Work: Are You Going Back to the Office?
“COVID-19: Are you going back to the office yet or not?” I recently posed this question to more than 500 business owners in the real estate industry. The results were scattered almost evenly across the board. Twenty-seven percent of business owners indicated that they were already back in the office—and to my surprise, tying for […]
Mayo Clinic Minute: The Importance of Stretching Throughout Your Workday
(TNS)—With some gyms closed and a number of people working from home, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for many people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, can contribute to adverse health effects, including something referred to as “sitting disease.” In this Mayo Clinic […]
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How Brokers Saved 2020: CEO Exchange Speakers Share Strategies
If there’s one thing everyone can easily agree on, it’s that 2020 has seen more than its share of challenges. But for many top brokers, it has also been a year of surprising opportunity. On Sept. 17, during RISMedia’s 31st Annual Real Estate CEO Exchange, co-presented by the National Association of REALTORSⓇ (NAR), RISMedia gathered […]
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Marketing Matters: How to Build Your Brand and Stand Out in a Competitive Market
A familiar face in the Super Bowl commercial lineup, Rocket Mortgage® knows a thing or two about marketing. Here, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer Casey Hurbis discusses key marketing trends real estate professionals should follow to build their brand and stand out among the competition. He also describes his favorite marketing initiative to date. Paige […]
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NAR Leadership Discusses the ‘Now’ Normal at RISMedia’s CEO Exchange
Last week, more than 1,200 attendees joined RISMedia for its 2020 Real Estate CEO Exchange—an all-virtual event featuring more than 50 leading brokers and industry professionals who candidly shared the challenges they’ve faced this past year and their strategies for succeeding as we continue to grapple with the effects of the coronavirus. And while consumers […]
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