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    Don’t Miss Your Chance: Newsmaker Nominations Close in October

    Our Newsmaker deadline is approaching, but there’s still time to nominate those who deserve to be recognized for their efforts in 2020! RISMedia will be accepting nominations for its 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers until 11:59 p.m. ET Oct. 15, 2020. RISMedia’s Newsmakers are individuals in the real estate industry who are making headlines for their […]

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    New Single-Family Home Sales Skyrocket in August

    August was a busy month for sales on new single-family homes. According to the latest from the Commerce Department monthly report, in August, sales increased 4.8 percent from July’s numbers. This is 43.2 percent above the August 2019 estimate of 706,000, reaching the highest pace since September 2006. The seasonally adjusted annual rate was 1,011,000 […]

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    Mayo Clinic Minute: Youth Sports Safety During a Pandemic

    (TNS)—Besides the obvious physical benefits, youth sports provide social interaction that also can strengthen mental health. But most sports require close contact and interaction among athletes. Amid the COVID-19 setting, this poses a dilemma. The youth sports playing field has changed significantly in 2020. “Sports do require oftentimes close contact, sharing of equipment and other […]

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    Thoughts on Leadership: Knowing Your Audience

    With so many presentations to so many different leaders, my mind was focused this week on each particular audience and customizing my presentations to fit their specific challenges, opportunities and goals. In my research on customizing your message for particular audiences, here are key takeaways I embraced during my presentations: Exude warmth. Writing for Stanford Business, author […]

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    Providing Excellent Service to Agents and Clients

    Troy Wilson President Bellator Real Estate & Development, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Spanish Fort, Ala. www.gobellator.com Region served: Mobile and Baldwin County, Ala. Years in real estate: 24 Number of offices: 6 Number of agents: 178 Motto that you live by: While there are a great many things in […]

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    Pivot in Place: REALTOR® Safety

    Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 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®’ new Pivot in Place […]

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    The 10 Best Hanging Plants for Creating an Indoor Jungle

    (TNS)—A longtime bohemian standard during the 1970s, hanging houseplants have returned in a big way as demand for plants has skyrocketed in the pandemic and Instagram influencers create indoor jungles. Plant parents love to dote on their houseplants, especially now that everyone is hunkering down at home, but are all indoor plants well suited to […]

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    Registration Open for Brokers Edge

    NAR PULSE­—Brokers, register today for the first-ever Virtual Broker’s Edge Series: Modern Leadership. Learn how to be influential leaders in modern times with topics such as professionalism, diversity, marketing, and much more. Sept. 30 11 a.m. CST! Right Tools, Right Now pricing: $29.95. MVP Members—Advance Your Business With NAR REACH and MVP  To keep you updated […]

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    Home Values Continue Rising, But Rent Growth Slowing

    August experienced increasing U.S. home values, being driven by the pressure build-up due to this summer’s housing inventory shortage. According to the August Zillow® Real Estate Market Report, the month saw the biggest month-over-month increase in nearly seven years—up 0.7 percent from July to an average of $256,663. Year-over-year, home values increased 5.1 percent—the largest […]

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    Existing-Home Sales: August Reaches Highest Level Since December 2006

    Existing-home sales in August continued to climb, reaching an all-time high since December 2006 and marking three consecutive months of positive sales gains, according to the National Association of REALTOR® (NAR). In August, total existing-home sales increased 2.4 percent from July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.00 million. Year-over-year, sales increased 10.5 percent. […]

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