Consumer Tips

    Keeping the Focus on Helping Others

    Melanie Gamble 212 Degrees Realty and Keller Williams Capital Properties Years in business: 12 Size: 2 offices, 1 agent (herself) Regions served: Seven counties in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. 2020 Sales Volume: $11 million 2020 Transactions: 18 As the principal broker of 212 Degrees Realty, Melanie Gamble has enjoyed a successful solo career […]

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    Register: How Going Back to Basics Will Get You More Listings

    What: It can be easy to fixate on the online space, particularly in today’s environment. Zoom is one of the most prominent ways to communicate right now, and everyone is used to talking to a screen. However, and this is especially important in real estate, we must not forget that building relationships is key, and […]

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    Quick Fix: Opera-Inspired Pasta Hits a High Note

    (TNS)—Taste the flavors of Sicily in this traditional Sicilian dish. Eggplant gives a meaty-like texture to this vegetarian dinner. The recipe originated in Catania on the Eastern coast of Sicily and is named after the opera “Norma,” which was composed by Sicilian Vincenzo Bellini. The Parmesan cheese for the garnish is shredded instead of grated. […]

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    Rebound in Sight for Urban Rental Market, Experts Say

    The rebound will rely heavily on how companies carry out return-to-office policies in the coming months.

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    Helping Homebuyers Navigate High Prices and Low Inventory

    Most markets are currently experiencing extreme inflation and home price appreciation. Depending on where you live, your market may be increasingly challenging for homebuyers due to low housing inventory and high demand. Buyers tell stories of bidding wars, making offers on 50 homes and still not “winning the bid” against competing offers. Buyer’s agents resort […]

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    Attracting Quality Agents

    Chris Grimes Managing Broker RE/MAX Homes and Estates, Lipman Group Nashville, Tennessee chrisfgrimes.lipmanhomesandestates.com Region served: Middle Tennessee/Greater Nashville Years in real estate: 18 Number of offices: 1 Number of agents: 50 Best time management tip: Time-block and be sure to include time for yourself. Self-help and self-sustaining activities are critical along with maintaining ongoing professional […]

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    Brokerages Need to Control Their Destiny

    Above: Front lobby of Fathom Realty’s corporate office in Cary, North Carolina Since going public on the Nasdaq (FTHM) at the end of July 2020, Fathom Holdings has acquired a title company, a mortgage company, an insurance company, a lead generation business, two technology companies and completed a brokerage acquisition. Fathom Realty CEO Josh Harley […]

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    Traveling This Summer? TSA’s Screening Tips Can Help You Zip Through Packed Airports

    (TNS)—More people are starting to travel again—and airports are packed because of that. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects to see a massive surge in the number of people traveling this summer as coronavirus pandemic restrictions ease and cases continue to go down. At the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in April, security lines stretched all the […]

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    Unify Your Brokerage’s Brand

    NAR PULSE—Connect with the 5-billion-dollar REALTOR® brand in a concrete way by unifying your agents with .realtor™ and .realestate web addresses. Rev up your brokerage’s brand and, as a collective force, compete with the big shots in your market. Claim your name and up your game at get.realtor. A Step-by-Step CMA Builder for REALTORS® Pricing […]

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    LeadingRE Conference Brings Real Estate Professionals Back Together

    Above: Featherston with Terrie O’Connor (Terrie O’Connor REALTORS®), Helen Hanna Casey (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) and York Baur (MoxiWorks). Coming off a year when virtual conferences were the norm, as the world continues to open up, real estate professionals across the board are itching for the opportunity to be face to face with their […]

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