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One Is a Lonely Number When It Comes to Sales

“One is the loneliest number you’ll ever do.” This opening lyric to the ‘60s pop rock song “One,” written by Harry Nilsson and recorded by Three Dog Night, applies to real estate team dynamics in so many ways. A 2022 study done for Workman Success Systems by CGK* revealed that 85% of agents believe that…

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Headliners Week of 9/18 – 9/24

RISMedia Senior Editor Jesse Williams delivers this week's Headliners, a video recap of the week's top stories in real estate.

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Failure to Launch Among Gen Z Buyers Likely to Last Longer Amid Affordability Crisis

Waning housing affordability isn’t going away anytime soon, and neither are the impacts that it’s having on young aspiring homeowners. While this has become increasingly evident in recent months as the market has cooled, recent reports suggest that it also marks an entrenched trend among future buyers. According to a recent Credit Karma study reported…

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The Mortgage Mix: Rates Keep Climbing and Forecasts Need Revising

Editor’s Note: The Mortgage Mix is RISMedia’s weekly highlight reel of need-to-know mortgage-industry happenings. Watch for it each Friday afternoon. How high will they go? That’s likely a question on a few minds as mortgage rates once again trend upward to their highest levels in 14 years. After jumping 28 basis points, Freddie Mac’s chief…

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CFPB Enlists Public Feedback to Spruce Up Mortgage Products

Like the iconic scene out of “Jerry Maguire,” the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is saying “help me, help you” to the public as the agency tries to spruce up several mortgage products for borrowers. In particular, the CFPB is seeking insight on ways to improve mortgage refinances for homeowners who would benefit from refinancing…

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What to Know About Working With a REALTOR®

Many people don’t really understand how the real estate business works or what is a REALTOR® and what they do. A REALTOR® ® is not the same thing as a real estate agent. REALTORS® are National Association of REALTORS® members who have taken an oath to follow a strict code of ethics. Even people that…

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NAR Launches Tree-Planting Initiative in Partnership with National Forest Foundation

The National Association of REALTORS® has announced a partnership with the National Forest Foundation. The partners plan to plant 1.575 million trees across the United States by 2025, one tree for each REALTOR®. The initiative was spearheaded by NAR’s 2022 President Leslie Rouda Smith. “As part of our association’s comprehensive sustainability and resilience plan, NAR…

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Headliners Week of 9/18 – 9/24

RISMedia Senior Editor Jesse Williams delivers this week's Headliners, a video recap of the week's top stories in real estate.

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How You Can Help Meet the Needs of Hispanic Homebuyers

According to the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) 2022 Snapshot of Race and Home Buying in America, the homeownership rate for Hispanic Americans has increased to 51.1%, its highest level in history. As we move into Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), it’s an opportune time to reflect on how agents can better…

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Extracting Maximum Value in a Competitive Market

When it came to developing what can best be described as a co-branding opportunity at first sight, Trent Corbin, president and CEO of The Redbud Group at Keller Williams South Park in Charlotte, North Carolina, liked everything about what Curbio could do for his team and their clients. “They had a good idea about the…

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