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Building and Branding Team Business

In the following interview, Chris Speicher of Long & Foster Real Estate in Bethesda, Md., discusses the growth of his team with wife Peggy Lyn, and their approach to [...]

Thorough Planning: The Secret to Success

In the following interview, Marie and Mark Hischier, broker/owners of HomeSmart Professional Partners Realty in Monrovia, Calif., discuss the real estate industry, both from a business and consumer standpoint, [...]

The Hottest Colors of 2017: New Neutrals

(BPT)—Make 2017 the year you update your home with “new” neutrals—hot, timeless colors that pair well with hues like cornflower, taupe, wine and sunny yellow. A departure from the [...]

NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Passing the Gavel – A Look at the Year Ahead

Introducing Robert Bailey, incoming 2017 liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations for the National Association of REALTORS®, in this month’s Power Broker Roundtable Moderator: Nicholas (Nick) D’Ambrosia Broker of [...]

Buyer Representation: The Competitive Difference

Most real estate professionals are well aware that more than 90 percent of today’s homebuyers begin their home search online. What may not be as widely known is that [...]

Where Are They Now? Mortgage Rates Respond to Fed Hike

Average fixed mortgage rates climbed again for the eighth week in a row following the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise the key rate, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage [...]

Homes Appreciating at Pre-Bust Pace

Homes have appreciated to pre-bust pace, with values rising at an annual rate of 6.5 percent as of November, according to Zillow’s recently released Real Estate Market Reports, with [...]

At Work on Christmas? It’s Not Just You

(TNS)—It’s the most wonderful time of the year—unless you happen to be working for an employer with a Scrooge-like heart and disdain for holiday pay. You just might find [...]

What Slowdown? Existing-Home Sales Rise in Unusual November

Existing-home sales increased 0.7 percent to 5.61 million in November, reports the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), up from 5.57 million in October—reversing the typical trend toward a slowdown [...]

Ask the Expert: When Does International Really Mean International?

Today’s Ask the Expert column features Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. Q: When does international really mean international? A: First, it’s simply not enough to [...]