Pending Home Sales Dip Slightly in October
Pending home sales dipped slightly in October, according to the latest report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), which is a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings, declined 1.1 percent to 128.9 in October—the second consecutive month of declines. Since last year, pending home sales […]
Meet Charlie Oppler: 2021 NAR President
This month’s National of Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable introduces NAR’s new 2021 President, Charlie Oppler. John P. Horning: Executive Vice President, Shorewest REALTORS®, Milwaukee, Wis., Liaison for Large Firms and Industry Relations, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Charlie Oppler: COO, Prominent Properties Sotheby’s Intl. Realty; 2020 NAR President-Elect John Horning: Approaching […]
You Should Probably Replace Some of Your Fabric Face Masks
(TNS)—If your masks are beginning to feel as old as this pandemic, it’s probably time to get yourself some new ones. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises using masks that have at least two layers of tightly woven, washable, breathable fabric, such as cotton. When you wash your masks regularly, which you’re supposed […]
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RealEdge Recap: October and November’s Podcast Episodes
In October, RISMedia launched RealEdge, a real estate-related podcast that highlights the industry’s most innovative and successful members, sharing best practices for obtaining a real estate edge. Here are the episodes we released in October and November: Episode 1: ‘You’re Meant to Be Here’ – Breaking Into the Luxury Real Estate Market Sports and Celebrity […]
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Brokers: Power Your Marketing
How to Attract and Engage Leads Using Property Data What: Brokers, now more than ever, having a differentiator in your business is essential in order to succeed. While other brokerages often focus on the aesthetics’ portion of marketing, the real key to lead conversion is leveraging property data. Join RISMedia’s next webinar, “Power Your Marketing: […]
Buyers Can Now Access Flood Data on Realtor.com®
Last August, realtor.com® began displaying flood risk information on for-sale properties across the United States. The data comes from two sources: FEMA and the nonprofit tech group First Street Foundation, and together, covers all of the nation’s waters as well as areas inland where heavy rainfall can cause flooding. Consumers can now see the FEMA […]
The Hunt Is About So Much More Than the House
Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real Estate Advisor. First-Time Buyer, a new fun and informative eight-part series starting Nov.16, is all […]
Thoughts on Leadership: Finish the Year Strong
As many teams dart, charge and race toward the finish line of 2020, they may find difficulty staying focused. Thanksgiving arrives next week in all its turkey and sweet-potato glory. Then, the heart of the holiday season follows soon after. In all the festive chaos, the typical whirlwind that throws off your daily plans turns […]
Tell Your Agents About First-Time Buyer
NAR PULSE—Managing Brokers: If you’ve been waiting for a more realistic portrayal of the home-buying process, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is filling the gap with a new, eight-part series. First-Time Buyer shows how REALTORS® work with clients to overcome potentially deal-breaking problems that can crop up at any stage of the search and […]
‘We Need Each Other More Than Ever’: Brokerage Strategies Honed During Pandemic Serve as Advantage for 2021
“We all had a very turbulent year,” said RISMedia President & CEO John Featherston as he opened the 25th Annual Power Broker Forum during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo last week. And out of this turbulence, according to the forum’s broker panelists, came rapid advancements, which will make their firms more resilient than ever heading […]
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