Pending home sales rose solidly in February to their highest level in seven months and remain higher than a year ago, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Led by a sizeable increase in the Midwest, all major regions except for the Northeast saw an increase in contract activity in February. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 3.5 …

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In 2015, Facebook passed 1.49 billion monthly active users, 874 million mobile users, and 728 million daily users. Combine those staggering numbers with recent National Association of REALTORS® stats that show that more than half of all homebuyers learn about houses on social media sites, and you’ll quickly understand why establishing a Facebook network to interact with clients is necessary for success. A savvy agent …

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(TNS)—Existing home sales are on the rise, up 9 percent from last year, according to the National Association of Realtors. Now that buyers are back in the market, read these practical tips to add value to your home so you can get the best possible sale price. Stage Your Property According to an NAR report, 81 percent of real estate agents agree it’s easier for …

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After five consecutive months of increases, pending home sales slipped in June but remained near May’s level, which was the highest in over nine years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Modest gains in the Northeast and West were offset by larger declines in the Midwest and South. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, fell 1.8 percent to …

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Admit it, you’ve Googled yourself or your company to see where you rank and haven’t been too happy with the results. Maybe you found yourself hovering near the bottom of the first page, or worse yet, had to click the “next” button because you weren’t even worthy of a page one result! Don’t worry. Google doesn’t hate you—but they may not like some things you’re …

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Opinions on where real estate prices are heading from here might be mixed, but one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Millennials will be a big part of it. According to a recent survey from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the so-called millennial generation—depending who you ask, it’s defined as those born between the early 1980s and late 1990s—comprised the biggest segment of homebuyers across …

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Real estate pros are in the business of selling, which is why generating leads is the lifeblood of a successful career. The challenge is, in the seller’s market we are currently in, finding new leads is not always easy. The 2014 NAR Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers reported that 70 percent of home sellers only contacted one agent before selecting the one to assist with …

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(MCT)—First-time homebuyers might well wonder: Where are all the starter houses? Indeed, such properties can seem scarce in many housing markets. A few reasons: —Investors have snapped up a lot of smaller houses and turned them into rental properties. —Flippers have bought smaller homes and remodeled them so they’re no longer within the reach of first-time buyers. —Many current homeowners don’t have enough equity to …

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