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    How Deeper MLS Integration Continues to Fuel the Success of BPP With Homesnap

    The Broker Public Portal (BPP) with Homesnap, which is owned and operated by MLSs and real estate brokerages, continues to innovate by generating massive listing exposure and free leads for agents. Bright MLS, an avid supporter of the BPP with Homesnap, added a new integration with Homesnap. The new service allows agents to market their […]

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    Knowledge is Power: Enhance Your Leads With Big Data Analytics

    As a real estate agent, buyer and seller leads come from a variety of sources. Whether those sources are your website, social media, open houses or lead generation software, all of those leads should end up in your CRM so you can discern which lead will potentially close on a transaction. Equifax realized the challenge of […]

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    Shining a Spotlight on Cyber Security

    Why real estate professionals need to become aware and informed…fast Everyone has heard at least one story about cyber fraud—a wire transfer intercepted by a hacker; an agent who clicked on a malicious link; or a brokerage held hostage by ransomware. While such harrowing tales are alarming and increasing, the majority of real estate professionals […]

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    Leading by Example

    Norma Hinojosa Broker/Owner RE/MAX Elite Mission, Texas www.homesrgv.com Region served: Deep South and Coastal Bend areas of Texas Years in real estate: 16 total, 14 as a broker Number of offices: 4 Number of agents: 125 Best learning experience: “I became a broker in 2007 when real estate was at its peak. Because of my […]

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    Bo Menkiti: Empowering Agent Entrepreneurs

    Vitals: Keller Williams Capital Properties Years in business: 14 Size: 8 offices, 1,000-plus agents Regions served: All of Washington, D.C., Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia 2019 sales volume: $2.3 billion 2019 transactions: 4,757 www.kwcapitalproperties.com As Founder and CEO of The Menkiti Group and Keller Williams Capital Properties, Bo Menkiti has been responsible for a portfolio […]

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    NAR: Foreign Investment Down in U.S. for Existing-Home Sales

    The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently released its 2020 Profile of International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate. The report looks at international buying for the 12-month period between April 2019 and March 2020. In that time period, foreign buyer residential purchases totaled $74 billion in dollar volume—a 5 percent decrease from $77.9 billion […]

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    MBA Study Finds Home Equity Lending Growth Hindered by Alternative Products and COVID-19

    Home equity loan debt outstanding and borrower utilization rates declined in 2019, and mortgage lenders anticipate originations to fall again this year before increasing modestly in 2021. This is according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) 2020 Home Equity Lending Study on lending and servicing of open-ended home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) and closed-end […]

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    Head Back to School With 4 Be’s for Mental Health

    (TNS)—The COVID-19 pandemic has caused much stress and uncertainty for students, parents, teachers and staff. “For students and the adults who care for them, the desire is so strong to have our lives return to normal, which also involves schooling,” says Craig Sawchuk, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic psychologist. “School is one of the most important […]

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    A Real Conversation: Racism in Real Estate

    Racism and inequality are often challenging topics to have an open discussion about. Recently, a panel of well-respected real estate agents came together on the Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar series to share their stories and provide solid tips on how to combat racism in real estate by moving forward in hopes of a […]

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    Realogy CEO and Congressman McHenry Talk COVID Aid and Real Estate Progress

    What’s next in terms of COVID-related financial aid and how has the industry come together to continue supporting the goal of homeownership amid a pandemic? These questions were recently addressed during a Realogy Owner Update call with CEO Ryan Schneider and guest Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), who serves as the republican leader of the House […]

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