Monthly Archives: November 2017

2017 REBAC Hall of Famers Share Their Secrets to Continued Success

Today, the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) boasts nearly 30,000 members and over 25,000 Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designees. As the industry continues to grow and flourish, REBAC singles out certain members performing exemplary acts who deserve special recognition. These outstanding ABR® designees are selected by an independent panel for inclusion in the REBAC […]

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Home Prices Rapidly Rise: Is History Repeating Itself?

‘Rapid Price Increases Will Not Last Forever’ The current growth in home prices is echoing the lead-up to the recession. Is history repeating itself? The answer is likely not, according to a recently released realtor.com® report. Building is lacking in many markets—one hallmark 10 years ago was over-construction—and credit standards are more stringent, says Danielle […]

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New Study: Where Self-Directed Real Estate Investors Are Buying Property

Perhaps the biggest advantage self-directed IRAs offer is the ability to invest in what you know. For many Entrust clients, that means real estate. More Entrust clients invest in real estate than in any other asset. Their reasons for investing in real estate include the desire to diversify their investment portfolios; benefit from long-term, tax-advantaged […]

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Straight Talk With 2018 NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable this month discuss broker challenges and opportunities with NAR 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall. Moderator: Robert Bailey, Broker/Owner, Bailey Properties, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations, NAR Panelist: Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2018 NAR President; CEO, RE/MAX Boone Realty Robert Bailey: A 20-year, sixth-generation REALTOR® from […]

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Appealing to Investors: ‘Emerging’ Markets Show Strength

Housing markets in the three largest metropolitan areas—Chicago, Los Angeles and New York—have always attracted capital, eagerly handed over by investors recognizing profit potential, safety and security. Now, according to new research, other major metro areas are diverting the flow, drawing increased investment in real estate. The common denominator? Economies flourishing with jobs and skilled […]

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Out in Front and Ahead of the Game: RE/MAX Fine Properties

Raising the Bar on Real Estate Success When brothers Nimesh and Minesh Patel decided to go into business together, they leveraged their rich backgrounds in technology, finance and real estate to take over Sugar Land, Texas-based RE/MAX Fine Properties in 2009. Since then, the firm has consistently improved upon its numbers year-over-year, with remarkable accomplishments […]

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Dottie Herman: Bringing Consumers the Brand They Want

As president and CEO of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Dottie Herman leads one of the country’s largest and most distinguished real estate firms, averaging nearly $27.4 billion in annual sales volume. Herman acquired the company in 2003, partnering with Howard M. Lorber, and in the ensuing 14 years, has seen the company achieve record sales […]

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Commercial Real Estate Outlook Remains Strong, Prices at a Standstill

Commercial prices will plateau and may fall in large markets, but secondary markets will experience sustained demand and stable real estate prices, according to Lawrence Yun, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) chief economist. During a commercial real estate forecast session at the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, Yun and JLL Chief Economist Ryan Severino both expressed […]

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REALTORS® Conference & Expo Spotlight: Using Data to Understand Real Estate Trends

Rising home prices, affordability problems and a lack of education will affect many segments of the real estate industry, but none more than homebuyer and seller activity. The topic was discussed at this year’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo, alongside a breakdown of the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. […]

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