Buyer & Seller Guides

    Prepare Agents for Success With Best-in-Class Training

    NAR PULSE—Don’t let the newest members of your team go it alone. Give them access to best practices and proven success strategies by becoming a mentor for Buffini & Company’s 100 Days to Greatness® program. Brokers save $100 on certification through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. Ends March 31. NAR’s 2021 Code of Ethics Materials Now […]

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    Case-Shiller: Home Price Increases Continued Through End of 2020

    In December, home prices saw an increase of 10.4%, up from 9.5% in November, according to the most recent S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices. Year-over-year, the 10-City Composite increased 9.8%, while the 20-City Composite increased 10.1%. The following cities experienced the highest YoY gains: Phoenix (+14.4%), Seattle (+13.6%) and San Diego (+13.0%). Regionally, prices were strongest in […]

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    Right Tools, Right Now Has Evolved!

    You counted on the National Association of REALTORS® for extra support through Right Tools, Right Now when the pandemic hit and took advantage of dozens of free and discounted products, resources and services over the past year. Moving forward, your brokerage and your agents can continue to look to us for support as Right Tools, […]

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    Operational Excellence Key to Building a Successful Team

    Consumer demand and public reviews have forced better service over the last 10 years, and many real estate agents have discovered that a properly configured team is the best way to deliver the service consumers expect. The Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) knows that real estate teams are the future and understands the tremendous opportunity […]

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    Mentoring Matters: Setting the Stage for Continued Success

    Erin Sturges Broker/REALTOR® Fathom Realty – Greensboro/Winston-Salem Greensboro, N.C. https://erinsturges.fathomrealty.com Region served: Triad area of North Carolina Years in real estate: 10 Years mentoring: 2 Best time management tip: Do the tasks you don’t want to do first. Key to staying motivated: Set specific goals, revisit them often and reward yourself when you reach them. […]

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    RPR: Reimagined, Redesigned and Rebuilt—Just for REALTORS®

    Since 2010, REALTORS® have relied on RPR®—Realtors Property Resource®—to give them on-the-go access to comprehensive data, powerful analytics and client-friendly reports. A refreshed version goes live in late February. It offers the same excellent features REALTORS® have come to expect but with many new elements and enhancements created with one user in mind—the REALTOR®. The […]

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    Existing-Home Sales Ticked Up Slightly in January

    Existing-home sales ticked up slightly in January and increased 23.7% from a year ago, according to the latest data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). January reported a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.69 million existing-home sales. Single-family home sales increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.93 million in January, rising 0.2% […]

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    Moving Faster in 2021

    I think I speak for most when I say that it’s a relief to have 2020 behind us. While the real estate industry had one of its best years yet, the trials of the pandemic and the associated economic carnage have left our country with a long road to recovery. Despite the steady stream of […]

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    Projecting Safety Still Matters

    Once the pandemic hit nearly one year ago, keeping a home safe from germs quickly became part of a REALTOR®’ s day-to-day. Everyone was talking about being more cautious and having controlled showings when allowing buyers into a prospective seller’s home. We immediately worked with our REALTORS® to create protocols so that they were truly […]

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    5 Ways to Save on Title Insurance

    (TNS)—Title insurance gives you financial protection in case someone claims to have partial ownership of your home after you purchase and close on the property. Part of the lender’s title insurance requirements is to have a title agency check to see if there are any open claims against the home you are buying. If an […]

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