Monthly Archives: November 2017

Building a Referral Business Through Innovative Means

ReferralExchange agents take an out-of-the-box approach to generating referrals Referrals have long been a key for success in the real estate business, but simply waiting for friends and family members to tell you they know someone moving out of the area isn’t enough to cut it for real estate professionals looking to keep pace with […]

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A Commitment to Community and Professionalism: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties

Ramping Up for the Next Generation of Real Estate For the ownership team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties, it’s all about focused growth—and maintaining a company culture that thrives on performance and professionalism. The company, which reported volume last year of over $1.5 billion, has grown its agent population by nearly one-fourth in […]

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Differentiating With the Team Approach

HomeTeam Inspection Service raises the bar in a competitive industry For Paul Spires—founder of HomeTeam Inspection Service—the idea to introduce a team of inspectors onsite came from his desire to provide a more thorough home inspection and relieve a common problem he heard about within the real estate industry: the length of time it took […]

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Home-Buying Challenges: Report Finds Homeownership Delays

Homeownership is considered a challenging stepping stone on the path to the American Dream—a fact that is especially true for many millennial and minority consumers. The fifth annual America at Home survey by non-profit NeighborWorks America found that down payment confusion, credit score misinformation and student loan debt are the major obstacles standing in the […]

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House Republicans Pass Tax Bill, Real Estate Industry Continues Fight for Homeowners

After much conversation revolving around tax policy, and anticipation from the Republican Party to successfully pass tax legislation by end of year, House Republicans passed their controversial tax overhaul plan in a successful 227-205 vote. President Donald Trump visited Capitol Hill on the morning of the announcement to promote the legislation. The Senate will still […]

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Facebook Shops Around for Its Next Business Endeavor: Rental Listings

Once touted as the most popular and innovative internet community of its time, Facebook is now pushing to compete with trendy social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat. As part of its rebranding efforts to become an all-in-one service, Facebook recently added payment capabilities to its messaging service, along with various filters to its camera […]

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Appraisals Better Match Owner Perceptions

Appraisals better matched owner perceptions in October, coming in only 0.99 percent lower than expected, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 4.76 percent year-over-year. A summary of the HPPI: Owner’s estimates of their home’s value rose […]

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Get a Quote, Make a Difference With Liberty Mutual

NAR PULSE—When you get a quote on home or auto insurance from Liberty Mutual, a REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, they’ll donate $5 to NAR’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation to support survivors of disasters across America. Find out how you can save hundreds on your insurance coverage and give much-needed help to others. Offer is valid until […]

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Report: American Dream Incomplete Without Homeownership, Parties Say

In the country’s currently divisive environment, Democrats and Republicans agree on at least one American hallmark: homeownership. Approximately 65 percent of Democrats and roughly 68 percent of Republicans surveyed for the Zillow® Housing Aspirations Report believe the American Dream is not complete without homeownership. According to the report, both parties believe homeownership is ideal for […]

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