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S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices hit 33-month high

March’s S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index numbers set a fifth consecutive all-time high – the highest HPI seen in 33 months. March 2017’s national index comes in at 186.95, a 5.8 percent year-over-year increase from March 2016 and a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent month-over-month increase. “Home prices continue rising with the S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller National Index up 5.8 percent […]

Daily market update: May 30, 2017

We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. Most recent market news Tuesday, May 30 Seattle, Portland, Dallas and Denver Lead Gains in S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices Home prices have continued to rise across the country in the last 12 months. March saw a 5.8 percent annual […]

Could you work a regular 9-to-5 job after real estate?

Tracking miles, paying out-of-pocket marketing expenses, answering the phone when a client’s on the other end after hours and keeping up with an ever-changing market — it’s all in a day’s work for a real estate agent. The rewards can be significant, but it’s a balancing act with your existing time and energy, and when you live […]

Re/Max announces co-CEO arrangement between Contos, Liniger

Re/Max co-founder Dave Liniger, who started the behemoth real estate franchisor with his wife, Gail, in 1971, is about to embrace another change in a long line of them. Adam Contos After a brief break from running Re/Max caused by an illness in 2012, Liniger stepped back into the CEO’s seat in 2014; today, he […]

Trulia redesigns property pages to highlight neighborhood data

Every real estate portal has a slightly different “shtick” — for a while now, one of Trulia’s unique selling points has been the neighborhood data that the portal displays on each listing, giving buyers an idea of what the neighborhood is like. Last week, the portal gave its property pages a minor facelift, elevating the […]

How Inman Connect made me whole again

You’re probably expecting some insightful perspective on lead generation, forward-thinking brokerage models, or perhaps something about why we should either love or absolutely reject Zillow. You’re probably expecting some sort of never-ending praise of Inman Connect, and reasons why the the conference provides such a strong foundation for learning, growth and connection. I am sorry […]

Members approve merger to form 3rd largest Realtor association

The members of two local Florida Realtor associations have approved a merger, propelling the initiative through its final hoop with flying colors. On May 25, members of the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB) and Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors (GFLR) voted to merge to become the Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale. RAPB CEO […]

Are you a doer or a leader? 5 telling characteristics

Rosalynn Carter once said that a leader takes people where they want to go and that a great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. We are mostly surrounded by doers, and only a minuscule number of us have the right vision and strategy to set the pillars […]

4 ways to make every real estate transaction more human

A few weeks ago, a fellow Contactually user published an article on Quartz about how to be “insanely well-connected.” He’s not a real estate agent nor does he have any relationship to the real estate profession, but Chris Fralic gets it. A successful venture capitalist, he understands how people should be interacting and building up their business relationships […]

Rooomy blends real estate and retail — a budding trend?

Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. Virtual staging tools are most ideal for new developments, both in standalone residential and high-rise urban sales settings. However, with the growing influence of 3-D tours and staging in general, it should be no surprise that […]

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