Monthly Archives: March 2018

Everyone Wins

In the following interview, Tom Gale, GRI, CRS, leader of Team Gale with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage in North Carolina, discusses adapting his model, operations, and more. Years in Real Estate: 12 Region Served: Wilmington, Hampstead, Leland, Wrightsville, Kure, Topsail Beaches and Surf City, N.C. Team Members: 11 agents and 2 staff Honors: 2017 […]

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Home-Selling Can Come With $18,000-Plus Price Tag

Are you a homeowner listing your property for sale? Consider the expenses that are often overlooked by sellers: cleaning costs, moving costs, painting, staging… “Even in the hottest housing markets in the country, selling a home takes time and costs money,” says Jeremy Wacksman, CMO at Zillow, which assessed the costs that come with listing in […]

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Annual Ranking of America’s Top Brokerage Firms Reveals Significant Growth

Game On: Inventory Issues Can’t Stop Power Brokers—See Who Made the Top 500 in RISMedia’s 30th Annual Report For the Power Brokers ranked in RISMedia’s 30th Anniversary edition of the Power Broker Survey, 2017 was a boom year. Combined, Power Brokers garnered a massive $1,310,347,624,217 in sales volume—a more than $146 billion increase from 2016—and […]

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NAR Introduces S.M.A.R.T. Initiatives for 2019 and Beyond

NAR PULSE—In May, the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors will consider a budget proposal that includes $35 million in new programming for its 1.3 million members. The additional funding will go to the association’s new S.M.A.R.T Initiatives (Strategic Measures Advancing REALTORS® to Tomorrow). NAR leaders will be hosting several upcoming events to outline […]

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Is the Economy Fostering Optimism in Real Estate? Not Yet

Confidence in the economy is high, but optimism about ownership is not, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The amount of buyers who are confident about their prospects shrank to 68 percent in NAR’s quarterly Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey, a decline from 72 percent last quarter. Fifty-five percent of renters […]

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Case-Shiller: Home Prices Step Up

Home prices stepped up 6.2 percent in January, according to the S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index’s 10-City Composite, which is an average of 10 metros (Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.), rose 6 percent year-over-year, unchanged […]

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Technology and Teams: What Drives the Rapid Growth of the Power Team?

A reveal of the leadership, technology and techniques driving their success Are you looking to amp up your production and take your team to the next level? In the following interview, Kevin Blain of Kevin Blain Real Estate Team offers insight into maintaining a high level of service and finding an online lead program that […]

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Again, Rents Start Up: Zillow

Appreciation Fastest in 21 Months The ebb-and-flow in rents is shifting. According to the latest Real Estate Market Report by Zillow, annual appreciation in February was 2.8 percent—the fastest it has been in roughly two years. With the median, nationally, at $1,445, and home prices rocketing, there can be some struggle, says Aaron Terrazas, senior […]

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