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    Stock Market Volatility Signals Recession? It Depends, Say Economists

    It’s been a bumpy ride with flighty swings for the S&P 500 stock index this past week, which dropped by 4.6 percent, its most severe weekly dip since February. What does it all mean? According to Ruben Gonzalez, chief economist at Keller Williams, very few buying and selling decisions are likely to be directly impacted […]

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    Create Your Dream Broker Website

    NAR PULSE—Your agents can easily build their brand with a beautiful and professional website from Placester, at special rates just for NAR members. As a broker, you can, too: Placester’s “Broker Pro” subscription package offers you a full broker website, including Agent index and bio site pages, management tools, and lead routing and assignment. Enjoy […]

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    Home Is Where the Heart and Technology Are

    For long-leading Pillar To Post Home Inspectors®, delivering the best customer experience has ensured the company’s position at the forefront of North America’s home inspection industry Until the early 1970s, the home inspection industry didn’t exist. Buying a home and trying to determine if it was structurally sound was basically hinged on who you knew. […]

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    NAR Reorganizes Staff, With Members in Mind

    To better bridge its efforts with the industry at large and membership, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is restructuring its staff across advocacy, marketing, member services and technology, according to an announcement by the organization on Tuesday. Among the changes are the forming of four marketing teams, as well as an “Emerging Technology” team. […]

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    Making Waves in More Ways Than One: Newsmakers in the Spotlight

    Whether for commendable growth or inventive thinking, many of RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers garnered headlines for more than one reason this year. Here, we highlight a selection of stories, with claims to fame that include increased marketshare, an IPO, and a pivotal rebrand. Brian Bair (Trailblazer) CEO & Co-Founder, Offerpad In May 2018, Offerpad […]

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    Look Who’s Sharing Now: Airbnb Moves Into Construction and Real Estate Markets

    For years, Airbnb has been a household name for house-sharing and short-term rentals, particularly in the travel industry. Now, moving into the architecture and construction industry with its new Backyard initiative—led by the company’s subsidiary Samara, a design studio launched in 2016—Airbnb is looking to leave its imprint in a more concrete way: designing, building […]

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    NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

    This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable introduces Jim Imhoff, 2019 Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations for NAR, and our 2019 moderator.  Panelists Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; 2018 Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Jim Imhoff, Chairman, First Weber, Madison, Wis.; 2019 […]

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    The Journey: Changes in Tax Law Lead to Shifts in Giving

    (TNS)—Older retirees may save Christmas for charities. Donors gave a record $410 billion to nonprofit causes last year, according to Giving USA Foundation, in part because taxpayers were bunching contributions ahead of this year’s higher standard income tax deduction, experts say. That led to worries that 2018 might be a down year for philanthropy. The […]

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    RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers: Inside the Issue

    RISMedia is closing out 2018 with credit to the Newsmakers—individuals in the industry who’ve made news in positive ways. Affecting their colleagues and communities through efforts that include innovation, leadership and humanitarianism, RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers honors the impact they’ve had on the industry, and recognizes their success. In the December issue of RISMedia’s Real […]

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    Predicting Prices: Expect Gains for HQ2 Runners-Up

    The Amazon contenders are in for a hot 2019, according to expert housing predictions.   Compared to growth on a national scale, cities in the HQ2 hunt—including Washington, D.C., one of the winners—are forecasted to have higher home values in the upcoming year, Zillow’s latest Home Price Expectations Survey shows. More than 100 economists and […]

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