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6 Challenges Agents Face in 2020

Being a real estate agent is not an easy job. It takes a strong will, the ability to self-start and superior time management skills to excel. Even with all of that, there are a multitude of challenges agents must overcome. Here are the top six challenges real estate agents will face in 2020: 1. Crumbling […]

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Pending Sales Shoot Up 5.2 Percent

In January, pending sales shot up 5.2 percent, according to the latest National Association of REALTORS® Pending Home Sales Index, based on contract signings. In the Index, the jump translates to a 108.8. A 100 is on par with signings in 2001. On an annual basis, contracts increased 5.7 percent. Comparing December to January, only […]

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Newsmaker Spotlight: Ken Baris Strives to Influence by Helping Others

Ken Baris, president of Jordan Baris, Inc. REALTORS® Real Living, has experienced drastic changes in real estate since he joined the family business in 1985. Overseeing his company’s rebranding after affiliating with Real Living Real Estate, Baris continues to honor his father—industry icon and company founder Jordan Baris—by continuously enhancing the brokerage. Here, Baris provides […]

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Window to the Law: Complying With the California Consumer Protection Act

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 e-News. If you collect consumer data via your website or any other way, the new California Consumer […]

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Help Agents Get Ahead of the Curve

NAR PULSE—The Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness offers strategies, tips and tools to help your agents create a realistic budget, including a reserve fund for unexpected expenses. We want them to be ready for the next curve ball life throws at them! 2021 NAR Leadership Academy Remind your agents that the application deadline for the […]

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Homeownership Trends: Report Shows Some Don’t Know Their Interest Rate

Interest rates are often a big motivational factor when it comes to home-buying. High interest rates? Buyers may not bite. Low, however, and the market tends to get busy. So what does it say that many homeowners don’t know what rate they’re currently paying on their mortgage? They may not be motivated to sell their […]

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Existing-Home Sales Skid 1.3 Percent

Continuing a recent wavering trend, existing-home sales skidded at the start of the year, according to the January National Association of REALTORS® report. Last month, the adjusted annualized rate of sales totaled 5.46 million, down 1.3 percent month-over-month, but up 9.6 percent year-over-year. “Existing-home sales are off to a strong start at 5.46 million,” according […]

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Applauding the Best and Brightest: 2020 Newsmakers to Be Celebrated This Spring

RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner (Credit: PlanOmatic) This spring, RISMedia’s 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers are being celebrated at the Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner, an exclusive gathering honoring the more than 300 individuals who made news for their contributions to the industry in the past year. During the event, the 2020 […]

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Realty ONE Group Wows International Attendees at Annual ONE Summit in Las Vegas

The UNBrokerage Unveils New Luxury Brand, Previews Launch of New Website and Walks the Vegas Strip to Benefit the Beverly Carter Foundation Realty ONE Group, one of the country’s fastest-growing franchisors, hosted its annual ONE Summit recently at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., and kicked off the event with the ONE Walk down […]

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Thad Wong: Mastering Marketing, Technology and Culture

Vitals: @properties Years in Business: 20 Size: 33 offices, 2,800 agents Regions Served: Chicagoland, second-home communities in Southwest Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin, and the Atlanta Metro area 2019 Sales Volume: $10 billion 2019 Transactions: 21,000 www.atproperties.com As co-founder of @properties, one of the United States’ 11 largest brokerage firms by sales volume, Thad Wong has […]

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