Coldwell Banker Announces ‘Project North Star’ Rebrand—Its First in 40 Years
Coldwell Banker is changing its logo after nearly 40 years, and adopting a fresh mission. The brand will incorporate input from the network in the process of the rebrand, dubbed “Project North Star.” Coldwell Banker Real Estate is embarking on a major rebrand, entitled “Project North Star,” and enlisting its network to shape the transformation. […]
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How Your MLS May Change in 2019
For most brokerages in America today, the MLS is what it is. Many brokers do not pay much attention to their MLS until something substantial changes that rubs them the wrong way. The truth is, staying connected to your MLS and participating in the meetings can be one of the best ways to improve the […]
Ensuring Success Every Step of the Way
In the following interview, Brenda Elliott, CEO/owner of Weichert, Realtors® – The Space Place in Huntsville, Ala., discusses what’s impacting real estate today, the brokerage’s development program, and more Region Served: North Alabama Years in Real Estate: Almost 30 Number of Offices: 3 Number of Agents: 130 What makes Weichert, Realtors® – The Space Place […]
Scott Higashi: Leveraging Technology to Stay Ahead of the Curve
Vitals: Locations Years in Business: 50 Size: 420 agents on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island Regions Served: State of Hawaii 2018 Sales Volume: $1.5 billion 2018 Transactions: 2,400 www.locationshawaii.com In 2019, Locations is celebrating 50 years of offering top real estate service throughout Hawaii, and Scott Higashi, the firm’s president and CEO, is coming up […]
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Phaseout of LIBOR Could Impact Homeowners With Variable-Rate Mortgages
The controversial London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is set to phase out by 2021 after an international investigation revealed that multiple banks were manipulating the rates for profit. Why does that matter for consumer loans? Although the benchmark, established in the ’60s, sets the interest rate at which banks can lend to each other, it’s […]
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Investing in Agents to Stay Ahead of the Technology Curve
In the following interview, Teresa Tedder, broker-in-charge/owner of Realty ONE Group Results in Greensboro, N.C., discusses engaging with homebuyers, the local market, and key trends. Region Served: West Jefferson (all of High Country, N.C.), and North Wilkesboro, Winston-Salem and Greensboro (all of Triad, N.C.) Years in Real Estate: 23 Number of Offices: 4 Number of […]
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A New Campaign to Distinguish Who REALTORS® Are
“That’s Who We R®.” The National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) exciting new national ad campaign powerfully illustrates what it means to be a REALTOR®, turning the iconic block R® membership mark into a potent symbol of REALTORS®’ commitment to ethics, professionalism and community. NAR members have been funding consumer advertising for 21 years through a […]
Like REALTORS®, Rams Are Known For Reliability
NAR PULSE—During Ram Truck Month, you get great discounts on the 2019 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. Through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program, when you buy or lease select vehicles, you’ll get $500 cash allowance plus additional incentives! Pass the word along! NAR’s Powerful New Ad Campaign Is Here NAR’s new national ad campaign gives […]
Costs of Wildfire Insurance Soar in California: Could This Impact Affordability?
Over the past two years, California’s fire-related damages have reached historic highs, bringing on added affordability challenges to those already living in one of the country’s most expensive states. In 2018 alone, over 6,000 fires in the state burned through 876,147 acres. The Camp Fire proved to be the state’s most destructive wildfire, killing 85 […]
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With Mortgage Rates Rising, More Homeowners Opting to Remodel Instead of Move
(TNS)—After several years of booming sales and soaring prices, the U.S. housing industry is starting to cool down—but one residential sector is bucking the trend. Home remodeling is expected to grow over the next two years as more of the nation’s homeowners elect to fix up rather than sell off the roofs over their heads. […]
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