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    Season 2 of ‘First-Time Buyer’ Is Here

    NAR PULSE—Watch what happens when first-time buyers, guided by the expertise of a REALTOR®, search for their dream home. Stream “First-Time Buyer” now on Hulu and FirstTimeBuyer.realtor. Share with your agents! 2023 NAR Leadership Academy Application Period NAR is now accepting applications for the 2023 Leadership Academy Class. This program identifies, inspires, and mentors emerging leaders from the […]

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    Don’t Wait for Success—Create It

    “Do this and get 10 new leads in a week!” “This one simple tip will 4X your seller leads!” “Saying this one thing will land you 5 listing appointments in a week!” Do these promises sound too good to be true? They probably are. Yet, as a real estate agent, you probably get multiple emails […]

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    Builder Confidence Edges Lower on Inflation Concerns

    Growing inflation concerns and ongoing supply chain disruptions snapped a four-month rise in builder sentiment even as consumer demand remains robust. Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes moved one point lower to 83 in January, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI […]

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    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands California Presence

    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC has announced the affiliation of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Bloom Group based in Visalia, Calif. Established in 2015, the firm is led by Borna and Saba Binesh. Borna grew up in Visalia, started his real estate career in 2006 and later earning his broker’s license. Saba […]

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    Curbio Raises $65M to Expand National Fix First, Pay-at-Closing Home Improvement Solution

    Curbio, Inc., a pay-at-closing home improvement solution for real estate agents, brokerages and home sellers, has announced a $65M Series B funding round to support continued growth in the untapped market for fix first, pay-at-closing home improvement. Curbio has raised a total of $93M since its founding in late 2017. Curbio is the first tech-enabled […]

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    Shorewest, REALTORS® Reports Record Year in 2021

    Brookfield, Wisconsin-based Shorewest, REALTORS® closed $3.26 billion in real estate sales in 2021—the highest annual sales ever recorded for the company in its 75-year history of selling real estate, according to the company. Shorewest sales associates helped 10,880 families in 2021 by successfully negotiating for their clients in this competitive market. “Our success in 2021 […]

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    Where Is iBuying Headed?

    Is iBuying here to stay? Over the past two years, that’s been a popular question as industry pundits debated the future of large-scale algorithmic home-flipping in real estate during a time where tech and innovation were on the rise. Real estate experts and leaders are convinced that there is a longstanding place for iBuying in […]

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    2022 RE/MAX National Ad Campaign Celebrates Significance of Home, Champions Real Estate Agents Who Lead the Way There

    Home has always been important, but since the onset of the pandemic, many people’s emotional attachment to their home has increased. For a lot of people, home the past few years has become a workplace, a school, a restaurant and a gathering place—the hub of their entire lives. Today, RE/MAX launched a new national advertising […]

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    Supply Chain Shortages Stall Build Times, Increase Home Prices Locally and Nationally

    (TNS)—Regional Spotlight—Ongoing supply chain and labor shortage issues are slowing the construction of new homes in Columbia, one of Tennessee’s fastest growing communities. The issue continues to affect builders at the national and local level, causing increased home prices and slower build times, not to mention the frustration of homebuyers and construction companies hired to […]

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    Growing Pains: Retaining Top Agents as You Expand

    As real estate teams expand, they often experience a variety of growing pains. Many face challenges in the hazards of scaling or struggle to gain efficiency as a larger team. But one of the most common (and least talked about) problems team leaders face with growing teams is retaining top producers. There are many reasons […]

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