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    Pending Sales Showed Strength—Can That Continue?

    By many measures, the housing market showed stability at the start of 2020. In February, construction numbers rose and sales surged, beginning the busy real estate season strong, and contributing to overall positive sentiment this year. Contracts gained ground, as well, the National Association of REALTORS® reported this week, with pending sales up 2.4 percent […]

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    Can You Get an Airline Ticket Refund Due to Postponed Olympics or Coronavirus?

    (TNS)—Getting a refund from an airline has never been easy, and it hasn’t become more so in this time of chaos in the airline industry and elsewhere. I’d welcome you to The Twilight Zone, but anyone who has tried to get an airline refund, even if the flyer has died, has already visited The TZ. […]

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    NAR Relaunches ‘Right Tools, Right Now’ to Help REALTORS® Face Coronavirus Impacts

    Program From 2009-2010 Revived to Offer Resources and Guidance to NAR Members During COVID-19 Crisis  Last week, the National Association of REALTORS® announced the return of its Right Tools, Right Now program, which makes numerous business-critical resources immediately available to all of the association’s 1.4 million members at reduced or no cost. Originating in response […]

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    Driven to Succeed

    Roger Lee Broker/Owner     Abe Hamideh Executive Officer, CFO HomeSmart Realty West Carlsbad, Calif. Region Served: San Diego County Years in Real Estate: Roger: 19; Abe: 11 Number of Offices: 4 Number of Agents: 712 What’s your secret for remaining relevant in today’s ever-changing real estate landscape? Abe Hamideh: Part of it is the […]

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    Women in Real Estate: Instilling Confidence in Yourself and Motivating Others

    Cathy Trevino, managing broker of Side, draws inspiration for her career from her personal experience as a first-time homebuyer when she was in her final year of college. The native Houstonian became intrigued with the real estate process right from the start, so much so that she sought the advice of her agent following her […]

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    Focusing on Growth: Technology and Newer Agents

    Jay Pitts Broker/Owner RE/MAX Premier Properties, Premier Property Management Services Louisville, Ky. Region Served: Greater Louisville Metro Area/Central Kentucky Years in Real Estate: 16 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 55 What’s your secret to staying relevant in today’s ever-changing real estate landscape? I stay connected with extremely successful real estate practitioners from all […]

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    Obsessed With Finding a Better Way: Quicken Loans Strives for Positive Client Experiences, Every Time

    Hired by Quicken Loans as a loan processor 17 years ago, Heather Lovier has enjoyed a variety of roles throughout her career. Today, she is the executive vice president of Client Experience Operations—a role that’s near and dear to her heart. In this exclusive interview, Lovier discusses how she is spearheading the movement to ensure […]

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    Round 2: Facebook Live Events for Running Your Business During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Last week, real estate agents took to the Secrets of Top Selling Agents Facebook Group to discuss with industry insiders how they are coping with the coronavirus and how it is affecting their business. Agents were able to come to the group to ask their questions and engage with one another and industry insiders on […]

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    Half of Millennials Delaying Home-Buying Due to Financial Concerns, Study Finds

    An Insider and Morning Consult survey reveals that millennials are more likely than previous generations to postpone major life events because they cannot afford them. Money concerns, whether they are student debt, living costs or still recovering from the Great Recession, are not only affecting their financial and physical fitness, but also their timeline of […]

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    A Special Message From NAR President Vince Malta

    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 News. In response to the concerns about COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, the National Association of […]

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