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Existing-Home Sales: March Posts Second Consecutive Monthly Decline

March experienced a decline in existing-home sales—the second consecutive dip, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Year-over-year, existing-home sales increased 12.3%; however, since last month, total existing-home sales decreased 3.7% to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 6.01 million. Single-family homes also decreased, by 4.3% since February, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of […]

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Thoughts on Leadership: Setbacks and Success

Speaking with companies about their progress made me think about success and setbacks, and whether the two are really all that different. In theory, success is what we’re striving for, but the relationship between success and a setback is not dichotomous; setbacks are just opportunities to refocus our efforts on our way to success. Let’s […]

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Seasonality: Does It Matter Anymore?

In this month’s National Association of REALTORS® Power Broker Roundtable, industry leaders discuss market seasonality. Moderator: Cindy Ariosa, Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Long & Foster Real Estate, Chantilly, Virginia, Liaison for Large Firms and Industry Relations, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Panelists: Linnette Edwards, Partner/Associate Broker, Abio Properties, Oakland, California   Mike Brodie, Broker/Owner, […]

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Moving in the Same Direction

Andrew Linn Broker/Owner ERA Davis & Linn Jacksonville, Florida www.joineradavislinn.com Region served: Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia Years in real estate: 16.5 Number of offices: 3 Number of agents: 100 Talk about what it means to be part of the ERA brand.  We have been with ERA since the ’80s. It is a brand that […]

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Mayo Clinic Minute: How to Get Spring Allergy Relief

(TNS)—Springtime brings warmer temperatures and blooming trees. But, for close to one in three Americans, it also brings annoying seasonal allergies. Dr. Alexei Gonzalez Estrada, a Mayo Clinic allergy specialist, says there are steps you can take to protect yourself. The telltale signs of allergies are easy to spot. “This includes itchy, watery eyes; itchy, […]

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Success Follows Training, Support and the Right Business Model

John and Jeff Finn Broker/Owners United Real Estate Richmond Richmond, Virginia www.UnitedRealEstateRichmond.com  Region served: Greater Richmond and Virginia Beach, Virginia Years in real estate: John, 44; Jeff, 17 Number of offices: 2, with a third opening in September Number of agents: 240 When did you join United Real Estate?  Jan. 20, 2015 was the day […]

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Commemorate Fair Housing Month

NAR PULSE—Get the vetted tools your agents need to boost business from Right Tools, Right Now. In observance of Fair Housing Month, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) prepared special resources to reinvigorate your brokerage’s commitment to fair housing and become a strong advocate. Check out this month’s free and discounted offers here. Save Time and […]

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Revolutionizing Home Improvement for REALTORS®

Curbio Brings Speed, Quality and Transparency to the Traditional Home Improvement Experience Built specifically for real estate professionals and their buyers and sellers, Curbio has created a modern home improvement experience that’s taking the country by storm. More than just a concierge service, Curbio is an all-in-one home improvement company founded on the premise of […]

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Keeping the Focus on Clients

Tyler Coon Founder Haven Homes at Fathom Realty Asheville, North Carolina www.discoverashevillehomesforsale.com Region served: Asheville and the surrounding Western North Carolina market Years in real estate: 2 Number of offices: 1 Number of agents: 4 and 2 team leads Top tip for staying in touch with clients: We’ve transitioned to Zoom and FaceTime calls to […]

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Elite Customer Care Is Key for NorCal’s Team LaHaye

If outstanding customer care is important in any market, it’s critical in today’s fast-paced and demanding environment, notes Mary Anne LaHaye, the force behind the successful, five-person LaHaye Team, an Abio Properties unit serving upscale Contra Costa and Alameda counties in Northern California. It’s the high-touch experience, LaHaye maintains, that makes clients feel valued, reflects […]

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