Pending Home Sales Slightly Down in September
Pending home sales slid 2.2 percent in September, a minor decline after posting four consecutive months of growth, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four major U.S. regions recorded notable YoY increases, but only the Northeast posted month-over-month gains in pending home sales transactions. According to the realtor.com® Housing Market Recover Index, the […]
Buying Your First House: Tips For Buyers
When taking on any new project, the more you know and understand, the better things are likely to go. The same is true when buying a home for the first time. With our first-time buyer tips, you should be able to avoid many of the problems that can prevent your purchase from going well. Let’s […]
7 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Winter
(TNS)—All seasons affect your home, but perhaps no other season impacts it more than winter. The cold temperatures, wind, snow and freezing rain combine to make it a season not to be ignored. To ensure you do not have any unnecessary repair costs this winter, follow these seven simple steps while preparing for winter. They […]
Thoughts on Leadership: The Mindset of Neutrality
One of my preferred ways to recharge is by watching my favorite sports teams compete. Sports has so many parallels to business—it’s why I so often write about inspiring NFL coaches or top players on this blog. In business, your goal is to win and in sports, your goal is to win. I also see […]
Giving Back to the Community
Scott Comey CEO Renee Comey Broker/Owner RE/MAX Elite and Motto Mortgage Elite Lynnwood, Wash. www.remaxelitebrokers.com Region served: The Puget Sound region of Washington State Years in real estate: Scott: 14; Renee: 9 Number of offices: 4 Number of agents: 93 How does being a part of RE/MAX help you and your agents do your jobs […]
Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know
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. Each week, in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)’ new Pivot in Place […]
What to Stream: A Guide to the Best Halloween Movies, Depending on the Mood
(TNS)—It’s the last week of Spooktober. So if you’d like to squeeze in a few more horror movies to celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday while staying safe at home, I’ve culled all the best horror movies from the top streaming services to avoid getting lost in the dreaded scroll loop. Often, the hankering for horror […]
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Applying RPR® Learning to Today’s Revamped Market
NAR PULSE—This REALTOR® uses her time wisely to get trained and up-to-speed on RPR®, and now it’s paying off in her rebounding real estate market. Take Advantage of the Right Tools, Right Now Right Tools, Right Now gives you and your agents comprehensive resources FREE or at reduced cost. Find webinars, training courses and other […]
Case-Shiller: COVID-Related Deceleration Behind Us?
In August, home prices increased 5.7 percent YoY, up from 4.8 percent in the previous month, according to the most recent S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices. Year-over-year, the 10-City Composite increased 4.7 percent, up from 3.5 percent in the previous month. The 20-City Composite increased 5.2 percent YoY, up from the previous month’s 4.1 percent gain. The following […]
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Register for Virtual Brokers Edge Event
Brokers, register today for the first-ever virtual Broker’s Edge Series: Today’s Broker in a Virtual World! Learn how to best prepare your brokerage for the virtual world with topics such as technology and virtual trends, cyber and data security. Oct. 27, 2020, 11 a.m. CST! NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now Program pricing for REALTORS®: $29.95