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    Rent Out of Reach for Many Low- and Middle-Income Workers

    It’s difficult for low-income renters throughout the country to afford a modest one- or two-bedroom rental home, according to findings from the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC) Out of Reach 2019 report. The national housing wage, or the hourly pay rate a worker would need to afford a rental home, is $22.96 for an […]

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    Living the Lavish Life in Portugal

    (Above) Credit: INS Portugal With over 30 years of experience in the real estate market, INS Portugal is one of the most renowned companies in the country. Operating out of offices located in Lisbon, Cascais and Oeiras, INS Portugal is a well-known expert when it comes to the world-famous Estoril Coast. Here, Executive Assistant Rita […]

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    Rod Messick: A Full-Service Value Proposition

    Vitals: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty Years in Business: 22 Size: 29 offices, 1,340 agents Regions Served: Southern Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, Reading, Lancaster, York and surrounding communities) and the Baltimore metropolitan area 2018 Sales Volume: $3,101,464,275 2018 Transactions: 14,138 www.homesale.com After leaving active duty as a Naval Officer and completing his graduate program at the University […]

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    Existing-Home Sales Increase 1.3% in August

    Existing-home sales inched up in August, marking two consecutive months of growth, according to the National Association of RealtorsÒ. Three of the four major regions reported a rise in sales, while the West recorded a decline last month. Total existing-home sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 1.3% from July […]

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    Supporting Those Who Drive Your Business Vital to Success

    In the following interview, Chris Kelly, CEO of Ebby Halliday Companies (ebby.com, daveperrymiller.com, williamstrew.com), a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), in Dallas, Texas, discusses leading the North Texas powerhouse, including its approach to recruitment and training. Region Served: North Texas Years in Real Estate: 12 Number of Offices: 33 Number […]

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    5 Creative Ways to Market a Luxury Home

    Having difficulty selling a luxury home? High-end real estate can be both financially rewarding and challenging to sell. Factors outside of your control, like the economy and market in which you’re selling, can affect your ability to get a home sold. That’s when creativity can be a major asset. Choosing an unconventional method to market […]

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    How Is Your Financial Wellness? Find Out and Earn With MVP

    NAR PULSE—Log in to the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness and take the quick Financial Wellness Checkup by September 30 to receive a free digital copy of The Golden Handoff, PLUS a chance to win a $250 Visa Gift Card! Act now while supplies last! Using RPR to Close More Deals To be a successful […]

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    Real Estate Consumerism Is Changing—The Industry Must Respond

    Real estate has historically been regarded as a complex and challenging industry for many consumers. In the past, people had no way or ability to buy or sell their house without professional assistance. There wasn’t necessarily a desire for those things either, but times are changing. Modern consumers are more educated and proficient in new […]

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    The Real Estate Office of the Future

    (Above) Rudy L. Kusuma, President & CEO, Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Sets Out to Chart a New Course Rudy L. Kusuma learned early on that the standard approach to the real estate business was not the way to win. The traditional tactic of filling the funnel through cold calling […]

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    Bo Menkiti: Prepping Agents to Overcome Challenges

    Vitals: Keller Williams Capital Properties Years in Business: 13 Size: 7 Mid-Atlantic regional offices, plus a business center in the heart of Washington, D.C., 996 agents Regions Served: District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia 2018 Sales Volume: $2,275,503,252 2018 Transactions: 4,756 www.kwcapitalproperties.com Bo Menkiti, CEO and founding partner of Keller Williams Capital Properties in Washington, […]

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