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How Agent Support Can Boost Your Productivity and Profitability

Through Strong Values and Agent Support, Brokers Can Increase Their Retention Rates Christian Barnes President and CEO Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes Overland Parks, Kansas www.kansascityhomes.com Region served: Greater Kansas City Metro Years in real estate: 14 Number of offices: 8 Number of agents: 450 Best advice for new agents: Align […]

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Fortify Hope for the Future With the REALTORS® Relief Foundation

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 Daily Real Estate Advisor. The REALTORS® Relief Foundation provides housing assistance to victims of disasters. Recently launched, […]

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NAR Announces 2021 Volunteering Works Mentoring Recipients

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the Good Neighbor Society have announced the recipients of the 13th annual Volunteering Works grants and mentoring program. The program awards funding to REALTORS® who work on small-scale charitable efforts while matching them with mentors in their field. The five Volunteering Works recipients will receive a $1,000 seed grant and a year […]

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Corcoran Expands Into St Barth

Corcoran Group, LLC announced the continuation of its global expansion by welcoming its second Caribbean affiliate, Corcoran St Barth, located in the French West Indies. This marks the 13th firm to join Corcoran’s affiliate network since it began 18 months ago. “There is an indisputable beauty and vibrant energy to St Barth, and I’m thrilled that we are continuing […]

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AREAA to Showcase Diversity in New Video Series

The Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) recently launched its “More Than One” video series to showcase diversity and the impact of homeownership on various groups within the AAPI community. AREAA will release six videos through August, all hosted by AREAA President Amy Kong and focused on how cultural norms of those from Hong […]

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NAA Suing U.S. for Monetary Damages, Alleging Unlawful Eviction Moratorium

The National Apartment Association, a landlord lobbyist group, recently filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, seeking to recover damages from what the organization alleges are “severe economic losses under the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) overreaching federal eviction moratorium.” According to the group, the CDC’s extended moratorium order […]

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Mortgage Applications Up, Refis Taking the Lead

Mortgage applications are up 5.7% for the week ending July 23, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The details: – Unadjusted, the index increased 6% compared with the previous week. – The Refinance Index increased 9% from the previous week and was 10% YoY. – The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index […]

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Disrupt Your Own Business Model Before Someone Else Does It

Business models come in all shapes, but brokers must be ready to take disruption head-on, even if that means changing things up. Kurt Schuler Managing Broker/Owner Schuler Bauer Real Estate ERA Powered New Albany, Indiana | www.schulerbauer.com Region served: Southern Indiana, Louisville and Kentucky Years in real estate: 7.5 Number of offices: 5 Number of […]

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CFPB Launches Online Tool for Rent-Related Federal Assistance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released an online tool that will help renters and landlords impacted by the coronavirus pandemic easily find and apply for payment assistance for rent, utilities and other expenses. The Rental Assistance Finder, available at www.consumerfinance.gov/renthelp, provides access to state and local programs that are distributing billions of dollars in […]

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The Institute: July 2021 Luxury Market Report

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (The Institute) Luxury Market Report is a leading analysis on the trends and comparative data on the top-residential markets throughout Canada and the United States. July’s report reviews the current statistics for the luxury market in North America month over month, as well as the 13-month trend. This month, The Institute […]

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