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‘Been There, Done That, Bought the T-Shirt’: RE/MAX Co-Founder Reflects on Past Lessons That Can Lead to Future Successes

Above, RE/MAX Holdings Co-Founder and Chairman Dave Liniger, right, and RISMedia President and CEO John Featherston, discuss the state of the real estate market at RISMedia’s CEO & Leadership Exchange in Washington, D.C. in September. Photo credit: Eric Torrens erictorrens.com Shifting market conditions have sent ripples throughout the real estate industry, leaving many wondering what…

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Home Prices Hold, With Long Road Ahead

Home prices fell again in September, according to the latest reading from the S&P Case-Shiller Index, down a modest 0.8% from August, as inventory shortages and a strong job market have seemingly prevented an all-out rout in home values. With prices still up 10.6% from last year, a swift and volatile rise in mortgage rates…

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New Home Sales Bounce Unexpectedly, Offering Hope for 2023

New home sales defied expectations in October, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau, jumping 7.5% from September to a seasonally adjusted rate of 632,000, as an overall lethargic housing market continues to show signs of life. “Although homebuilder confidence has fallen to a decade low, there are still bright signs in the…

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Multifamily Development Is Driving Self-Storage Markets to New Heights

Self-storage space swelled in all 100 US metros where apartment inventories expanded, according to a new study from RentCafe. In an analysis of the country’s top 100 metro areas, RentCafe identified where self-storage has significantly grown, supported by the growing apartment markets. The study found that roughly 350M square feet of storage space and 3.1M…

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Growing Your Team in a Changing Market

Many companies experience huge growth during challenging times, and your team can too. This mindset is one of looking at everything as an opportunity. Do you see opportunities, or do you run your team with fear? Of course, you are an entrepreneur, and you take risks–that is how you got this far. But you may…

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You’re in the Business of Conversations, Not Selling Houses

In this shifting market, if you don’t change your mindset, you won’t change your results. If you think you’re still in the business of selling houses, you’re going to inevitably leave money on the table—you’re not in the business of selling houses; you’re in the business of conversations. You want to sell more homes or…

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Own Your Brand With the REALTOR® Branding Kit

The REALTOR® Branding kit for Brokers was designed to give your firm and your agents the tools to make your brand shine. Offer your brokerage customized websites ending in .realtor™ to show off your team’s expertise, market knowledge, and excellent client service! Set up is a snap and allows your firm and agents to save…

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How Choosing the Right Brokerage Fuels Growth and Productivity

The market may have its cycles, but one thing is certain—productivity matters. Productivity can make or break your growth, and choosing the right brokerage plays a key role in your success as an agent. Why does productivity matter so much? As an agent, your time is valuable. The right brokerage can help you eliminate unimportant…

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Pros and Cons of Paying Off a Mortgage Early

Getting rid of your debts and saving money on interest payments is normally a great idea. But paying off your mortgage might not be quite as good of an idea as you might think. We will look at the things you need to consider before you choose to pay off a mortgage early. Pros and…

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gaetano Marra Homes Expands Leadership Team

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gaetano Marra Homes, a real estate brokerage serving the Greater New Haven, Connecticut market has announced the addition of Bryan Atherton to the leadership team as Strategic Growth Partner. According to Gaetano Marra, broker/owner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gaetano Marra Homes, Atherton’s success in commercial real…

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