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    How to Succeed in 2022 as the ‘Raging Hot Market’

    By now, you’ve probably heard a bunch of predictions for the 2022 housing market, but a question burning in many real estate professionals’ minds is: what is going to help you win this year? Buffini & Company founder & chairman, Brian Buffini, had a few thoughts on the matter when he joined RISMedia president, founder […]

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    Christie’s International Real Estate Finalizing Sale of New York City Brokerage Office to Brown Harris Stevens

    Christie’s International Real Estate is finalizing the sale of its company-owned Manhattan brokerage office to Brown Harris Stevens, the company has announced. The global luxury network also announced that it is severing ties with two affiliates, terminating its agreement with Harry Norman Realtors of Atlanta, and electing not to renew its agreement with Virginia-based Long […]

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    Important Findings Revealed in 2022 Millennial Home Buyer Report

    The 2021 housing market was the most lucrative—and competitive—ever recorded in U.S. history. Fierce demand driven by historically low interest rates combined with limited inventory made conditions ripe for a boom. Home values swelled at a record-setting pace, spiking nearly 20% from September 2020 to September 2021. The historic rise exceeded the former highest yearly […]

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    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Enters South Dakota Market

    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has announced the affiliation of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Beyond based in Sioux Falls, S.D. The company becomes the first BHGRE affiliate in the state. The firm, started with a market-leading team, is led by owner Brandon Martens and managing broker Breck Miller. The company serves the […]

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    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Agents Named Among 2022 Real Estate All-Stars

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties has announced 107 of its highly accomplished agents and teams have been named among the Los Angeles Magazine and Orange Coast Magazine list of 2022 Real Estate All-Stars. This exclusive list represents outstanding real estate agents with an annual sales volume in the top 1% of all agents in each county. The Los Angeles Magazine editors noted […]

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    CRD Connect: How Can You Better Serve Your Clients in 2022?

    Happy New Year and welcome to the new CRD Connect column! We have broadened the scope of this space to serve agents at all stages of their careers and highlight the vast library of educational opportunities that the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD) offers.   It should come as no […]

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    Goal Get It: Set Your Sights on Success in 2022

    January offers a fresh start, so set your business up for success in 2022 with a bit of planning now. Whether your aim is to grow your client base or secure more listings, knowing your objective will help you formulate the best path to achieving your goals. If you’re unsure of where to start, consider […]

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    How to Break Up With a Difficult Client

    As a real estate agent, you spend a great deal of time soliciting to build your roster. The goal is generally to garner clients that will give you repeat business—and good word of mouth. As such, the thought of ending a client relationship may seem unfathomable. However, success—for both you and your clients—depends on a […]

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    Report Highlights Affordability, Shifting Stock as Rental Costs Rise

    A report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) is shedding new light on the country’s rental market, which faces a crisis in supply and affordability as properties shift from individual landlords to institutional investors, and the gap between low and high-income households—as well as families of color and white families—expands. The study […]

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    Can We Expect a Hybrid Appraisal Model by 2023?

    The pandemic has flipped the rulebook on longstanding real estate trends and processes. The flight to single-family homes and suburbia and the increasing role of virtual reality and digitalization in the home buying process has created lasting changes in the industry. Low mortgage rates over the summer led to a 7% increase in national home […]

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