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With new home sales continuing to climb in the majority of U.S. markets, new real estate licensees are entering an industry that continues to experience a surge in activity.
According to numbers released by the U.S. Commerce Department, the sale of newly built, single-family residences increased 11% in June of this year, marking the third consecutive month of improved sales volume.
“This is good news that indicates the nation’s housing market may be in the process of turning the corner, stated Joe Robson, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). He stressed that since housing (0 comments)
NAR Supports Green Building and Green Real Estate Education - 08/11/09 04:59 PM
With recent research indicating a growing demand for green buildings, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has taken several vital steps to raise public awareness about its many benefits in the marketplace. In fact, their office building on Capitol Hill was the first newly constructed green building in the District of Columbia, receiving the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. "We have seen more and more survey results showing a trend towards increased interest in energy efficient features," said NAR treasurer Jim Helsel, who chaired the committee that oversaw the creation and development of the Realtor building. "The green (0 comments)
U.S. Housing Market is Stabilizing - 08/10/09 05:43 PM
With the U.S. housing market continuing to stabilize, this is an opportune time to get your real estate license and enter an exciting field that has continued to show an increase in activity over the past 12 consecutive months. According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the number of single family homes and condos listed for sale decreased in June 2009 from the previous month by 2.1%. The national real estate brokerage firm ZipRealty tracked an increase in the median list price in the country’s 28 major markets to $270,440 in June from $270,027 in May. Here are some other highlights (1 comments)
Budget Friendly Marketing Tool - 08/07/09 04:31 PM
Once you obtain your real estate agent license, you'll evaluate new ways to market client properties to the masses. Get savvy and save money with this new, pocket-sized marketing tool. Pocket Promoters, launched by The Personal Marketing Company in June 2008, are about the size of a business card and look like mini-property brochures. According to the company's website, an agent can order 100 Pocket Promoters for under $25. This price includes printing, delivery, a full-color property photo, a property description plus an agent photo and contact information. Pocket Promoters can be left on the counters of local coffee shops, (4 comments)
Attention Realtors – Start Cultivating Your First Time Buyer Clientele - 08/05/09 01:07 PM
From the moment you obtain your real estate license, you can begin the process of cultivating your first-time buyer clientele to increase the chances that you will be called upon to represent them in future transactions. Depending on the state, it is estimated that the average turnover of a home is around 11 years, with a usual range spanning from six to 16 years. Based on this factor, there are definite benefits in building and nurturing lasting relationships with your younger clients since there is a strong likelihood that they could move again in a matter of just a few (0 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.